Newcastle's Best Seafood
Newcastle is a city surrounded by water, boasting a plethora of beautiful beaches and a breathtaking harbour. With so much great blue ocean surrounding you everywhere you look, it’s perfectly understandable that it’s also a town of delicious, mouth-watering seafood. From superb fine dining to the best fish and chip shops, we’ve created a list to help you find the best seafood in Newcastle suitable to any occasion.
SCRATCHLEYS ON THE WHARF (Newcastle)
The harbour side location and beautiful wall-to-wall glass windows may draw its patrons in, but it’s the finest seafood flavours and bubbling atmosphere that keeps Scratchleys as one of Newcastle’s most popular restaurants. Dine in and enjoy some tapas with your friends, grab something from the takeaway window to enjoy by the water, or head over to the newly opened Battlesticks bar to try some of Scratchleys delicious beers, wines and cocktails as the sun goes down!
Location: 200 Wharf Road, Newcastle NSW 2300
SHIPYARD TAKEAWAY (Wickham)
Boasting a million-dollar view which won’t break your budget, Shipyard Takeaway is serving hot seafood, burgers and coffee and boasts a casual dining experience that’s extremely easy on the eyes. Whether you are having lunch with the kids, or stopping in as you walk the family dog, this Newcastle favourite will look after the hunger pains. Grab something to go, sit by the rocks of the harbour and enjoy the sun and sea as you put away some deliciously salty and fresh seafood.
Location: Fisherman's Co-operative Building, 97 Hannell Street, Wickham NSW 2293
SWELL AT BAR BEACH (Bar Beach)
Nothing tops off a day spent at the beach better than some hot fish and chips! Take in the sun, the salty sea air and the delicious aroma of frying fish at Newcastle’s Bar Beach and enjoy the freshest food and coffee. Set by one of Newcastle’s beautiful beaches, it’s bound to satisfy mum, dad and the kids! Grab a family pack and head down to the sand, or enjoy a seafood basket on the go!
Location: 1 Memorial Drive, Bar Beach NSW 2300
You’ll be lured in by the mouth-watering tastes, variety of fresh produce and sophisticated dining experience. With its aquatic design and fish-viewing window, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped under the sea! The tantalising menu is full of variety, from fresh sashimi to Lure’s famous King Prawns. No matter what you choose (or how many times you come back), Lure is guaranteed to satisfy your salty seafood cravings and leave you well and truly indulged!
Location: 88 Hobart Road, New Lambton NSW 2305
SCOTTIES FISH CAFE (Newcastle East)
There’s not much to dislike about this adorable, semi-formal seafood dining experience. Choose the dine-in menu, order a few of Scotties’ delicious share plates and wash the meal down with a cocktail. Or, if you are looking for a casual experience, grab something tasty from the kiosk and enjoy in Scotties outdoor seating or picnic area. From social meals with a couple of bottles of wine, to a casual picnic with some tasty seafood bites - you choose and let Scotties take care of the rest!
Location: 36 Scott Street, Newcastle East NSW 2300
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