A decadent Roman god has transformed this former Methodist mission into a very atmospheric place to splurge (not purge – this isn't ancient Rome, after all). The surrounds are extremely elegant, dishes are assured and the wine list is excellent.
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Bogie Hole Café
Located at the top of Hunter St, it's just a hop, skip and
jump to Newcastle Beach. The menu includes light summery meals like chicken and
honeydew melon salad, to heavier options such as braised lamb
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Enjoy espresso and gelati practically on the beach. The
Spanish style hot chocolates are popular with those who cringe at the scent of
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Jonah's on the Beach
In a four-star hotel overlooking Newcastle Beach, Jonah's offers magnificent views and a menu full of robustly flavoured delights. The wine list has a strong representation of Hunter Valley drops and there's live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
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It's fishy fresh and it's local and if king prawns aren't big
enough, they have jumbo prawns here. There are non-seafood options
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