Newcastle Restaurants and Bars

Where culture meets art meets culinary delight

Newcastle has become a cultural haven, drawing in food lovers from around Australia and the globe. While Crystalbrook Kingsley offers a range of stylish suites and luxury amenities, the 5-star hotel is also home to some of the best bars and restaurants in Newcastle, with rooftop fine-dining, signature cocktails, curated wines, spirits and beers to entice all palettes. 


Experience Newcastle’s sophisticated and social rooftop restaurant, Roundhouse, where you can take in the city’s stunning views, indulge in locally produced ingredients, and sip your way through an extensive wine list, inspired by the vineyards of the Hunter Valley.

Located at the top of Crystalbrook Kingsley, this refined Newcastle restaurant serves distinctly modern Australian cuisine created using the finest regional produce sourced from local artisans, farmers and fishermen. The result is a menu of elegant, pared-back dishes that celebrate the beauty of the ingredients. With entrees including dry aged kingfish sashimi, blue swimmer crab and crispy pork belly, and mains of Pukara Estate lamb rump, line-caught market fish, Hunter Valley beef tenderloin and grilled aubergine with crisp kale and white bean purée—it’s no wonder Roundhouse has been declared one of the best restaurants in Newcastle. 

The wine list is equally impressive, showcasing the distinctive and innovative wines of the region featuring bold, light, fruity and full-bodied wines from across the globe.


As far as top cocktail bars in Newcastle go, it doesn't get any better than Romberg's. Sitting beside Roundhouse, Romberg's is a sophisticated rooftop bar featuring unparalleled panoramic views of Newcastle and beyond. 

Slick, suave and social, Romberg's is the perfect place to perch with a cocktail in hand while soaking up the mesmerising views and festive atmosphere. The drinks menu features a dazzling array of locally-inspired signature cocktails. 

But that's not all; this classy Newcastle bar also serves an excellent range of local wines (along with tipples from beyond) and locally brewed beer. Feeling peckish? The elegant bar menu features light bites celebrating the Hunter's plentiful produce, including warm Adina Estate olives, Hunter Valley cheese and charcuterie and more.

Start or end your meal at Roundhouse with a stellar cocktail at Romberg's, and we'd say your evening is set. This is a Newcastle cocktail bar that can't be missed.

Ms Mary

If you prefer to keep things low-key, head to Ms Mary, which transitions from an indulgent deli-style café during the day to a relaxed cocktail and wine bar at night - where locals, theatregoers and guests socialise, work and wind down together. 

The laidback Newcastle cafe offers a selection of daily pastries, sweets, easy grab-and-go items and a choice of Two Season Blend or Sprocket Roasters Single Origin coffee, perfect for a morning or afternoon beverage or bite before a day of exploring Newcastle.  The all-day menu serves a variety of lunchtime classics, including rustic fries with garlic aioli,  Ms Mary beef burger, Foghorn beer-battered local fish and Hunter Valley charcuterie. 

As the sun sets, the Newcastle cafe transforms into an after-work, pre-dinner or pre-theatre wine bar serving up a fine selection of Ms Mary cocktails, delicious local and global wines and spirits. 

Discover more about some of the best restaurants, bars and cafes in Newcastle at Crystalbrook Kingsley.