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Scratchley's on the Wharf Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Seafood, , International
200 Wharf Rd, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4929 1111
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“seafood” (183 reviews)
“swordfish” (11 reviews)
“prawns” (54 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
200 Wharf Rd, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

We dined at Scratchleys on a Friday night and was very impressed with the quality of the food. The seafood was very fresh and the desserts were very good! The seafood platter was huge and very well presented. The service was very good, attentive and...More

Thank Roslyn B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent service, beautiful view over the water, we had lunch no complaints at all it was delicious

Thank kjb811
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good in parts. Magnificent oysters and my friend enjoys her swordfish, but it looks to me to be wearing too much bacon. My slabs of battered cod are watery, suggesting an earlier life in a freezer. The fries are perfect. Nice salad. Attentive and friendly...More

1  Thank Doug V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place for dinner as the sun sets. Always delicious sea food. Service good. Great to watch the tugs and ferries coming and going while you relax with a glass of wine and dinner .

Thank Phil R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had 2 nights at the nearby Crowne Plaza, and having had previous very good experiences at Scratchley's, had lunch there on our first day. Firstly, the food was very good. We shared the Warm Sourdough, then for mains my wife had...More

Thank kevoSydneyAustralia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff very pleasant nice view but it was very noise, food could be better won't be eating there any time soon disappointed.

Thank Maree -Anne E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a good start the wine we selected was not available.We then had to request our order be placed . Entrees good but the mains were very ordinary-3 people had the chicken and mushroom pastry parcels-not hot just warm-the sauce was very claggy. The other...More

Thank colleenstamp1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing restaurant and Takeaway Lovely place to eat and enjoy Situated on the water front lovely views Amazing sea food etc

Thank grannienette
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great view of the harbour with tug boats and ships moving about while I hit the seafood. Our choice was the hot and cold seafood platter. The calamari was the most tender I have ever eaten and the battered fish was delicious. The cold...More

Thank Edward C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, food is good just a shame about the service. We went for lunch and ordered bread and mains. The breads arrived in about 15 minutes, but then had to wait 45-50 minutes for our mains to come out. We asked one of the...More

Thank Leonie305
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4 August 2016|
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Response from vicki w | Reviewed this property |
They have a well layed out menu but definitely pick off the specials menu. It's full of fresh seasonal seafood. Could do 2 courses for 2 with wine for $120
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Wharf Rd, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4929 1111
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