Best Seafood Restaurants in Newcastle

Best Seafood Restaurants in Newcastle
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Below is a list of the top and leading Seafood Restaurants in Newcastle. To help you find the best Seafood Restaurants located near you in Newcastle, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

Newcastle’s Best Seafood Restaurants:

The top rated Seafood Restaurants in Newcastle are:

  • Scratchleys
  • The Kingfish
  • Crusoe’s on the Lake

Scratchleys

Scratchleys
Scratchleys. Source: Screenshot from www.scratchleys.com.au

Scratchley’s Restaurant began in 1989 with the reuse of The Old Stockton Ferry Terminal. Donna and Neil worked extraordinary hours, something their wonderful industry demands. They traded for 10 years in a building built with love, desire and very little money. Although they had worked in the industry for almost 2 decades, there was still so much to learn. Over the time they had various side projects – a tender won at Sheppard’s Cottage “The Terrace” (lost DA), Paymasters Cafe (a win), The Hunters Ark Nobby Beach (a loss). Throughout this time, they built a loyal clientele and effective systems, enabling them to run the bigger, more environmentally-friendly modern Scratchley’s in 1999.

In 1999, they built a real restaurant with many features that they could have only dreamt of ten years previously. Their floor to ceiling glass folding doors enable their guests to truly interact with the fabulous working Newcastle Harbour. They were able to refine their environmental initiative in waste management and energy usage.

They continuously refine their food around their guests’ expectations. Although the menu is predominately seafood, they also cater to non-seafood lovers and all other dietary requirements. Their extensive wine list has been a labour of love with many aged wines available at very reasonable prices. They know their place in the social fabric of Newcastle and aim always to please visitors and locals alike.

In year 2016 they opened their latest edition to the western end of their famous building, Battlesticks Bar, and gave the existing restaurant a fresh new look.

Community engagement, environmental excellence and guest comfort are the cornerstones of their business. They trust that customers can enjoy the experience for another 25 years and beyond.

Products/Services:

Lunch & Dinner Menu, Dessert Menu, Private Dining Rooms, Group Set, Functions Menu, Wine List, Gift Cards

LOCATION:

Address: 200 Wharf Rd, Newcastle NSW 2300
Phone: (02) 4929 1111
Website: www.scratchleys.com.au

REVIEWS:

“This is certainly a place worth visiting. A friend and I had lunch here today and from the time we walked in the door the staff were so welcoming and friendly with great banter. The food, well that was delicious. Definitely be going back. The view, amazing, it sits right on the waterfront in Newcastle. Thank you for a wonderful experience.” – Angela Brundle

The Kingfish

The Kingfish is a family owned and operated restaurant. Their passion and drive to deliver the greatest in all aspects of their personalised experience at The Kingfish.

Owner and operator Garry holds over 15 years of seafood experience, passionate about seafood and creating an inviting ambiance where customers are valued. He decided to embark on this new incredible venture with his wife Melissa by his side. They are serving up a well-balanced and simplistic menu consisting of the freshest quality seafood with inspired flavours of the Mediterranean.

They procure the freshest local produce and seafood hand-picked by their reliable suppliers. Customers can expect a wide range of Australian & New Zealand seafood from Daintree & Moreton Bay, Queensland to Tasmania. They care about what’s in their food hence their carefully curated recipes contain the most simplistic and natural ingredients as possible. Customers may notice their menu alters occasionally due to continual improvements, seasonal selection and sustainability so that they can provide their customers with the most delicious seafood and value for money in Newcastle.

At The Kingfish, their customers continue to inspire them. They are passionate about personalised and memorable customer service and satisfaction as a key element to their business. They are not an ordinary seafood joint, The Kingfish is for everyone to indulge the relaxed vibe in front of Newcastle’s picturesque harbour.

Products/Services:

Seafood Platters, Ovenbaked, To Share, Battered Fish, Grilled Fish, Kids Menu, Vegan Fish, Battered Wraps, Large Plates, Winter Dessert, Extras, Winter Small Plates, Winter Large, Sauces

LOCATION:

Address: Unit 19/15-17 Honeysuckle Dr, Newcastle NSW 2300
Phone: (02) 4044 3011
Website: www.thekingfish.com.au

REVIEWS:

“By far the most delicious, freshest seafood I’ve had to date. Ordered the seafood mixed platter and couldn’t even finish it because there was so much! People need to know about this place. Defiantly recommend as a must try. Extremely well priced, customer service was perfect and location was nostalgic. Will definitely be back!” – Jude Rodrigues

Crusoe’s on the Lake

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Crusoe’s on the Lake is the best waterfront restaurant in Belmont. Hosted by Lake Macquarie Yacht Club, Crusoe’s is the perfect restaurant venue to dine and catch up with friends while admiring the wonderful view across the water or to grab a coffee and relax in the sun. Stretching over the water is a massive deck that is a bustling locale on warmer days. There is nothing quite like it in all of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie.

Their restaurant menu offers the best value for money in all of the Belmont and Newcastle regions with a variety of dining options to ensure there is something to impress everyone. They serve the traditional ‘pub fare’ with a couple of twists and also have a range of share platter options, which are great for groups enjoying a drink on the deck. Their $12 lunches are available during weekdays and their restaurant specials change regularly.

Products/Services:

Seafood Menu, Seafood Platter, Functions Menu, Specials, Drinks

LOCATION:

Address: Lake Macquarie Yacht Club, Ada St, Belmont NSW 2280
Phone: (02) 4945 5522
Website: www.crusoesonthelake.com.au

REVIEWS:

“New renovations are looking good, the club was busy on a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon and the kitchen and serving staff worked their butts off to prepare and serve meals within a reasonable time. The meals were good size and well presented. Burgers and snitztels if you are hungry and seafood looked a treat. A very good musician playing guitar on the deck added to the atmosphere. The new bar looked great and again plenty of staff a fast friendly service. I have been here several times before over the years and this was by far my best experience. Would recommend highly.” – Don Burns

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