Juicy Beans Café
Located in the NIB building, Juicy Beans is the perfect stop for a quick coffee, a hearty brekky or a delicious lunch. The varied beverage menu will impress serious coffee connoisseurs and the ‘Breakfast on the Go’ menu ensures nobody is running late for work.
The flavours of Italy, Mexico, Greece and favourites from the BBQ grill fill the lunchtime menu with all tastes catered for.
(02) 4926 1133
22 Honeysuckle Drive
CJ on Honeysuckle
CJ on Honeysuckle has developed a reputation as the place to go for quick, healthy, made-to-order meals, snacks and great quality coffee for busy workers.
The café, located on the ground floor of the Sparke Helmore building, is a great place to catch up with friends or colleagues for coffee, breakfast or lunch.
The menu is diverse and all food is made on the premises; favourites include the grilled chicken sandwich and the Caesar salad.
CJ on Honeysuckle also offers catering such as delicious sandwich platters for business meetings.
(02) 4927 0003
28 Honeysuckle Drive
Seasalt Restaurant and Bar
With a focus on the Hunter’s celebrated local produce and wine, Seasalt Restaurant and Bar at Crowne Plaza Newcastle offers diners a memorable experience on Newcastle’s ever-changing harbourfront. With a fresh approach to its menu, a contemporary design and fabulous views, Seasalt is the perfect destination for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between.
A fusion of modern culinary trends with predominantly traditional European cookery methods allows Seasalt to focus on the simplicity of quality local produce and provide customers with a dining experience with a difference.
(02) 4907 5075
Cnr Merewether St and Wharf Rd
iBistro located in Ibis Hotel is a casual and relaxing place for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Enjoy a great value meal from the a la carte options at dinner where the generous servings and friendly service will impress.
For breakfast enjoy the bakery selections, fruit or the full buffet breakfast for a great start to the day.
iBar is a great place to meet at the end of the day. Try the selection of local and premium beers and Australian wines.
Ibis Newcastle’s ‘Grab and Go’ concept is most convenient, whether you’re rushing to a meeting, or coming back to your room after a long day, you can pick up a tasty snack at reception 24 hours a day.
(02) 4925 2266
700 Hunter Street
Lee Wharf 1
Cold Rock Ice Creamery
Cold Rock Ice Creamery is the home of 3000 different ice cream flavour combinations and is a great place for a sweet treat any time of the day. Getting creative and watching your own tailor-made ice cream being whipped up on a cold plate is all part of the fun at Cold Rock. Firstly, choose your ice cream from a range of premium ice cream, low fat ice cream, gelato and sorbet flavours. Then move on to your mix-ins where the list is truly endless – choose from Kit Kats, Gummi Bears, marshmallows, nuts or fresh fruit to name but a few. Finally, watch the Cold Rock team create your unique concoction as they mix, squish and smash all of the ingredients together. If you don’t scream for ice cream, Cold Rock also offers a delicious selection of super shakes, smoothies and spider drink options.
Ice cream cups from $5 - Ice cream cones from $5 - Take home packs from $9 - Thick shakes - small $5.30 - Thick shakes - large $6.30 - Mix-ins 90c each - Sundaes $8 - Banana splits $9
(02) 4925 3737
5 Honeysuckle Drive
The Wharf Restaurant & Bar
The Wharf Restaurant & Bar recently opened in May in the growing Lee Wharf precinct. Set right on the harbour, The Wharf Restaurant & Bar is just the place for a relaxed dining experience. The menu offers plenty of variety for everyone and is best described as modern Australian with a Mediterranean twist. Diners can sit inside or outside and enjoy the magnificent spectacle of a busy, working harbour while enjoying gourmet burgers, oysters, pizzas or pastas.
(02) 4929 3507
5 Honeysuckle Drive
There are more than 13,000 Subway restaurants across the world including one right by the harbour at Honeysuckle.
Subway’s fast and friendly service is great for those seeking a quick bite but those with more time can sit in the alfresco area and watch the activity on Newcastle harbour.
Subway stands behind its ‘Eat fresh’ motto so allow one of the Subway team to whip up your Subway sandwich the way you like: choose the bread, the filling, the cheese and the sauce.
(02) 4927 1133
5 Honeysuckle Drive
Hog’s Breath Café
Twice the size of the average Hog’s Breath Café, this restaurant at Honeysuckle is open, airy and full of personality.
Featuring a huge bar with an extensive variety of wines and local and imported beers, Hog’s Breath Café’s indoor and outdoor dining spaces allow customers to take in the beauty of the harbour in a relaxed atmosphere.
As regulars would know, Hog’s Breath Cafe is serious about its food and its specialty, prime rib steak, is renowned near and far.
Hog’s Breath also offers a selection of seafood meals, pasta dishes, appetisers, snacks, salads, burgers, wraps, sandwiches, and ribs as well as a comprehensive range of delicious desserts and a great kids’ menu.
(02) 4927 8005
7 Honeysuckle Drive
Fresh, modern Australian food in simple, stylish surroundings is proving to be a winning formula for Sprout Dining at Honeysuckle.
Spout’s focus is on quality, fresh food at reasonable prices, with no dish costing more than $30.
The menu is created using the day’s available market produce, so dishes will change quite often but there is always a new, exciting meal or two to try.
(02) 4023 3565
1/2 Honeysuckle Drive
Lee Wharf 3
This Japanese-Korean restaurant not only offers sushi but other Asian favourites such as sashimi, yaki undon, chicken teriyaki and delicious beef and pork dishes from the Korean barbecue.
Sushi Castle seats approximately 40 people and is beautifully decorated in a minimalist, oriental style.
The restaurant also makes entertaining easy by offering a variety of party platters.
(02) 4023 8230
15-17 Honeysuckle Drive
Since opening in 2010, Lobster House has been serving delicious fresh seafood to a growing fan base.
Located at Lee Wharf opposite the Honeysuckle Hotel, Lobster House’s large lobster and mud crab tanks not only keep the kids entertained, but also allow diners to handpick their meal.
Enjoy char-grilled king prawns, Orient-inspired dishes such as seafood laksa or cuisine from the land including chicken medallions and pork ribs.
(02) 4927 8886
9 Honeysuckle Drive
A modern makeover has transformed a historic harbourside cargo shed into one of Newcastle’s most popular venues.
Spacious tables and chairs stretch the length of the spectacular deck, turning it into a sought-after place to gather every day of the week for casual catch-ups in the sun.
Bar tables and big, comfortable lounges make for an inviting and relaxed atmosphere, while upstairs, the mezzanine level provides a second bar and function area.
Everything on the menu is made on-site and includes classics like steaks, schnitzels, gourmet pizzas, share plates and other light meals.
TAB facilities are available.
(02) 4929 1499
The Source Café
A world away from the hustle and bustle of the city along the waterfront at Linwood is The Source Café, a culinary gem you’ll want to keep coming back to.
The buttermilk, vanilla bean and blueberry pancakes are a treat for breakfast. For lunch, the menu offers a variety of pasta dishes and risottos, hearty meals like the peppered scotch sandwich and exquisite homemade desserts.
The café is open on Friday and Saturday nights for beautiful candle-lit dinners by the water.
The Source Café also opens in the evening once a month for its popular Full Moon Dinners.
(02) 4940 8023
74 The Lane
This multi-award winning restaurant offers personal, relaxed and professional service and is a great place for intimate dinners and lazy lunches.
Rated in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide, Rocksalt’s philosophy speaks for itself – simple preparation using premium ingredients.
Fresh oysters are a staple and there’s always a delicious fish of the day.
Rocksalt also hosts functions, whether it’s a business meeting, a birthday party or even a wedding.
(02) 4961 1676
91 Hannell Street
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club
The Galley restaurant at Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club provides a wonderful bar and dining experience.
The Galley is fully licensed and provides great service with quality food all with wonderful views of the marina and harbour.
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club also has an outdoor marquee overlooking the marina, which is available for special events.
(02) 4940 8188
95 Hannell Street
Ristorante Il Grifone
Italy meets the beauty of Newcastle’s harbour foreshore at Ristorante Il Grifone.
The restaurant is an elegant, classical restaurant where diners can enjoy the authentic, traditional dishes of Italy.
Owner and chef Roberto Carcagni began cooking as a young boy, learning first from his mother and then from working in his family restaurant in Tuscany, later honing his skills in European hotel kitchens.
Reflecting Roberto’s training, Il Grifone offers a carefully selected range of dishes with an emphasis on Tuscan flavours.
(02) 4929 2008
1 Honeysuckle Drive
When a mother and daughter combine their cooking skills in a restaurant offering traditional home-style meals, it’s a sure-fire recipe for success.
This family team has brought together all those little secrets that only cooking for years and years can reveal with a genuine love for feeding other people. The result is a warm, friendly restaurant serving delicious, quality food.
Influenced by the cuisine of northern Thailand, Larnna Thai offers two menus: lunch and dinner, as well as Chef’s Specials.
(02) 4926 2481
1 Honeysuckle Drive
Specialising in fresh and healthy takeaway meals and premium coffee, Essential Eats provides a one-stop shop for lunches, home-cooked meal packs and catered platters for corporate functions. ‘Fresh’ is the mantra, with a wide range of options available. The day begins with a range of tempting takeaway breakfasts, such as egg and bacon rolls and breakfast burgers. A large cold cabinet displays the abundant gourmet sandwich bar’s fresh, tempting ingredients and fillings, with everything from home-made egg mayonnaise to double-smoked ham on display. In addition to sandwiches, rolls, toasted Turkish bread and wraps, there’s also an ever-changing, seasonal menu of gourmet salads, hearty meals, soups, hot pastas, curry chicken with rice and beef stroganoff available. And for those long days when the idea of preparing dinner is too much, Essential Eats is the perfect place to stop and grab a healthy, convenient take-home meal pack.
Silo Restaurant & Lounge
Silo is a funky waterside bar and restaurant offering harbour views, modern Australian cuisine, local and exotic wines, beers and cocktails in a sophisticated, relaxed atmosphere.
Silo is a little slice of heaven at Honeysuckle and has been featured on four occasions in the annual Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide.
The venue was also crowned the ‘Best Beer Restaurant in Australia’ by Beer & Brewer magazine.
It’s a happy mix of bar, lounge and restaurant where there’s something happening at almost any time of the day or night.
(02) 4926 2828
18/1 Honeysuckle Drive
The Dockyard at Honeysuckle offers al fresco comfort with a relaxed vibe that makes eating there an experience you’ll want to keep coming back for.
The menu is varied and offers a range of meals from gourmet burgers to casual eats and an a la carte menu. If it’s just nibblies with drinks you feel like, The Dockyard offers delicious tapas, breads, oysters and pizzas.
Famous for its ‘Beer Locker’ the bar has a huge range of boutique beers, with varieties from all over the world.
(02) 4915 6558
1 Honeysuckle Drive
When a Japanese restaurant counts visitors from Japan among its regular diners, it’s a good indication that the culinary experience it offers is pretty exceptional.
Nagisa is an authentic Japanese restaurant that offers diners a delicious blend of traditional and modern cuisine.
Menu highlights include the wagyu beef tataki, sushi rolls and yakisoba.
Guests can also opt for the teppanyaki menu and enjoy the spectacle of watching their meal being cooked in front of them, while enjoying a Japanese beer or a glass of sake.
(02) 4929 4122
1 Honeysuckle Drive
The Landing boasts an impressive wine wall, restaurant and bar lounge. Combining modern sophistication with a contemporary Australian menu. With a large cocktail menu, an extensive wine list, featuring Margan wines, and Australian and imported beers. The weekend brings regular entertainment; with local artists playing tunes most Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. The Landing is open every day from midday for lunch, dinner Monday to Saturday from 6pm and has a bar menu available on Sunday evenings. It also offers a breakfast menu from 9am – 12pm Saturday and Sundays.
Entrees from $8
Mains from $22
Desserts from $14
(02) 4927 1722
1 Honeysuckle Drive
After a review of 1600 pubs across NSW, The Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Pub Food Guide rated Bistro Albion as one of the Hunter's best.
Conveniently located inside The Albion Hotel, the restaurant offers mouth-watering meals for lunch and dinner.
The casual yet modern décor ensures this family friendly restaurant is an ideal place to relax and enjoy a delicious meal with friends.
Always abuzz with activity, the Albion Hotel offers live entertainment, comedy, trivia, poker and surf and turf raffles each week.
Bistro Albion also hosts monthly wine and beer degustation dinners.
(02) 4962 2411
72 Hannell Street