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Oriental Hotel

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Published November 23rd 2018
Grab a pizza at the pub
Newcastle, pub, Cooks Hill, pizza, beer, music, cocktails
The Oriental Hotel (image JW)


An inner-city pub that serves up delicious pizza without pretension. Known as The ORI the Oriental Hotel is nothing fancy but has a quirky casual atmosphere and a loyal band of regulars.

Pizza, lamb, family, pub, Newcastle, dinner
The spring lamb pizza (image JW)


The pizzas are available for dine in or takeaway and over 18s are welcome to take them back to eat in the public bar. Children are welcome in the dining area and can eat free on Tuesday nights. Classic flavours such as Margherita, Italiano and Mushies share the menu with more unusual combinations such as Rosemary & Spud, Chilli Prawn and Maple BBQ Chicken. New and interesting flavour combinations can be found on the specials blackboard.

The pizzas were delicious with a flavourful base that had a great texture. The toppings were fresh and tasty were not oily and did not include too much cheese. Many of the pizzas are suitable for vegetarians and a cheese-free vegan pizza is available as is a gluten-free base for an extra cost.

Pizza, Newcastle, pub, vegetarian, pumpkin
The Pumpkineater (image JW)


The Oriental Hotel supports live music and stand up comedy and does not have a TAB or poker machines. Eight beers are on tap, there is an extensive wine list and cocktails are available. On Friday evenings, you may be lucky enough to score an Espresso Martini or Negroni for $10. This family owned and operated hotel also contains eight rooms of budget accommodation upstairs.
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Why? Great pizza
When: Monday - Friday 3pm till 12am, Saturday 12pm till 12 am, Sunday 12pm till 10pm
Phone: (02) 4929 1130
Where: 53 Bull Street, Cooks Hill
Cost: 11 inch pizzas from $16.90
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