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Ms Mary

Named in honour of Mary Eckford, one of Newcastle’s pioneering European settlers in the early 1800’s, Ms Mary is social and warm, embracing the region’s artisans and farmers.

Deli, bar, lounge? You decide. Ms Mary evolves throughout the day transitioning from morning meeting spot to lunch date location to end of day chill. Swing by for some good honest food, Hunter Valley tipple or a killer cocktail guaranteed to cure the toughest day.

Come as you are, grab a cosy lunch and local wine, enjoy the moment and let the world pass you by.

Who is Ms Mary?

Falling on tough times, at just 14 Mary Eckford (née Horell) was found guilty of stealing an apron and a handkerchief in Devon, England and was promptly shipped off to Australia arriving in Newcastle in 1801.

Little did she know, this may well have been the best decision of her life. On her voyage out to Australia she met her future husband, William Eckford (who later became Newcastle’s harbour pilot). They went on to have eight children and she got to live out her days in our beautiful city.

Ms Mary, we salute you.

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A Dining Table In Front Of A Fence

Ground Floor, 282 King Street, Newcastle NSW

02 4928 8600


Monday: 11am to 8pm

Tuesday to Thursday: 11am to 5pm

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 11am to 8pm

We're cash-free

Did you know the average banknote has traces of 26,000 bacteria? As part of our Mindfully Safe heightened hygiene measures, please note we no longer accept cash as payment. Debit and all major credit cards remain very welcome.

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Ms Mary Ground Floor, 282 King Street, Newcastle, NSW 2300 0.04