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) #4 of 453 Restaurants in Newcastle ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Bond St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4925 2600
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“garlic prawns” (43 reviews)
“duck” (27 reviews)
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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Bond St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

I was extremely impressed with the friendly staff, however the food speaks for itself. I had the Paella dish - an excellent meal. We also had garlic prawns to start and this too was well presented and without fault.

Thank dorisvan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our favourite Newcastle restaurant. The food is always beautiful, the staff are accommodating and paymasters has a romantic ambience.

Thank MrsKOldz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After giving up on eating out in Newcastle at night ,Decided to try Paymasters,What a surprise ,I offered two nights when we were able to visit and was advised to come on Friday instead of Saturday as it might be less busy .......I'm sure it...More

Thank phillipk8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Paymasters during a recent visit to Newcastle for work... and I was surprised to see such a lovely venue in the middle of the waterfront area... I had the grilled scallops wrapped in seaweed with hollandaise sauce... yes a strange combination but it...More

Thank Carlos F
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Paymasters is a really great spot -limited parking - but the building itself has so much history and excellent spot in the harbour. Great for a family dinner or romantic date. Food was really yummy and the wine was even better Sit down stairs if...More

Thank Emma M
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Went for lunch, the service was great and the food too! The serving were massive and the drinks were lovely also. Very helpful waitress too!

Thank Bev W
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Had salmon for lunch with bruschetta to start. It was delicious but unfortunately I found two bones which made me cautious and enjoy the rest of the meal less. Great serving size for fine dining. The bruschetta was excellent.

Thank Cecily L
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Great service and fine food. The Garlic Prawns are not only a sight to behold but a taste sensation and the Barramundi, Special of the Day, was large and delicious accompanied by a superb Nicoise Salad. Good wine list .... a great great place to...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Went for a work function, food was delicious and well presented however meals a tad on the small side. Service was great.

Thank Emily C
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great views of the lawns and harbour, this old style building has charm inside and out. Food was outstanding, entrée baked brie was huge, pork belly yummo. Main course fish of the day (Swordfish) fantastic recommendation but the Lamb Gnocchi was our favourite. Good wine...More

Thank Brad C
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have vegetarian options
27 March 2016|
Answer Show all 10 answers
Response from Edward C | Reviewed this property |
I am not a Vegan but I am pretty sure they do have Vegan options or at the least would be able to accommodate you on this.
Garry E
is it open tonight?
20 July 2015|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from Rodney P | Property representative |
Hello Yes we are open for dinner tonight ( Wednesday) from 6.00pm Thank you for the enquiry. Rod
Zana M
How are the prices?? Of a decent sized meal?
12 July 2015|
Response from Rodney P | Property representative |
Hello the average price for our main courses is $35. Entrees average $19. Both are a good portion size
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 23
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:01 - 14:00
09:30 - 11:45
12:01 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:01 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:01 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:01 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
09:30 - 11:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bond St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4925 2600
  • E-mail
Paymasters is a little haven, within walking distance of the hustle and bustle of the Newcastle CBD in NSW. Located on the Foreshore Park, overlooking the busy and picturesque Newcastle Harbour. Next door to Customs House, the heritage-listed building is on the site of the historic old Convict Lumber Yard. Paymasters Restaurant is one of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley's most delightful dining experiences.

Paymasters is atmospheric, romantic and yet casual. Superb staff ensure a conscientious, personable and delightful dining experience. An essential first date restaurant, our pancakes are wonderful on a weekend morning. Come to Paymasters and experience Garlic Prawns like you will never taste again.
For the visitor to Newcastle, Paymasters is a must experience, for the Hunter local - a weekly haunt. Paymasters can accommodate all manner of circumstances, so bring the kids or a large group. Bookings recommended.
Paymasters is fully licenced, one of life's little pleasures.

Worried about splitting the bill? We can run separate accounts so you don't need to make calculations later. For large parties, we ask for account names when you confirm your final numbers for your booking, smaller parties can arrange accounts when ordering.

We are able to do individual food and beverage accounts for parties of any size.
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