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Best Known For

Hot and cold seafood platter, with King prawns, blue swimmer crab, Balmain bugs, oysters, golden fried seafood, seasonal fruit and fries.

About Scratchleys On The Wharf

One of Newcastle Harbour’s most iconic and loved seafood restaurants, Scratchleys on the Wharf offers sunsets, cocktails and stunning water views. Overlooking the busy port towards Nobby’s Lighthouse, this restaurant and new addition Battlesticks Bar, delight discerning diners with sunlight sparkling off the water, seen through floor-to-ceiling glass doors. Private dining rooms are available for events, while a takeaway out front meets the needs of those looking to picnic on the foreshore. Dine in to start with Scratchleys chowder packed full of fish, prawns, mussels, squid, octopus, potato and corn; before a house specialty char-grilled seafood antipasto plate, drizzled with basil and almond pesto. Carnivores may opt for pork belly roulade with fennel and thyme, served on celeriac puree.

Location & Map

200 Wharf Rd, Newcastle City 2300 NSW - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  11:30:AM - 3:00:PM
Mon  5:30:PM - 9:00:PM
Tue  11:30:AM - 3:00:PM
Tue  5:30:PM - 9:00:PM
Wed  11:30:AM - 3:00:PM
Wed  5:30:PM - 9:00:PM
Thu  11:30:AM - 3:00:PM
Thu  5:30:PM - 9:00:PM
Fri  11:30:AM - 3:00:PM
Fri  5:30:PM - 9:00:PM
Sat  11:30:AM - 3:00:PM
Sat  5:30:PM - 9:00:PM
Sun  11:30:AM - 3:00:PM
Sun  5:30:PM - 9:00:PM

Groups & Functions

  • Up to 220 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Dinner Party

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Member Reviews (7)



We went to Scratchleys for the first time on Friday night and it certainly lived up to expectations! Wonderful location and services was good from a smiling young staff. I had char grilled seafood with pesto delicious. My husband ordered seafood chowder that alone is worth returning for! I did feel the other fish dishes had to many flavourings going on but if you order wisely Scratchleys will not disappoint! It was a pity that I was to full for dessert but I am going back.


Ok the view and food is to die for, better than some Hat Restaurants, only downside is service, its terrible


I have been coming here since 1994 and the food is always consistently fantastic. I drive from Melbourne to eat here ant tie it in with a weekend at Salamanda bay. Best holiday treat for my family. Wendy


Always fantastic, I can never go past the pesto scallops!


I just love sitting at a table over the water and tucking into their healthy (not fried) seafood platter


We had sour dough for entree was amazing. I had chilli salt tuna steak which was unbelievable . My wife had Atlantic salmon Wellington which was equally as good .