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Paymasters Cafe

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Published January 18th 2021
A feast of Mediterranean food
Cafe, Newcastle, views, waterfront, history, tapas, restaurant
In an historic building (image JW)


Food with a view of the mighty Hunter River. Paymasters Cafe is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 11.30am and text bookings are preferred. Built in 1797 and extended in 1904, the Georgian building is located in a historic part of Newcastle.

Antipasto, entree, Mediterranean, Newcastle, mezze, views, lunch, food, wine, restaurant
Mezze platter for entree (image JW)


The menu is based around modern Mediterranean flavours with plenty of share dishes. For those who want to sample a bit of everything, they also have a fixed price feast. There are gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options of many dishes

Paella, Mediterranean, seafood, lunch, Newcastle, views, food, wine
Chorizo & seafood paella ( image JW)


All of the food was nicely presented and delicious. The lamb rump on sweet potato mash was perfectly cooked and very tasty. There is a relaxing ambiance that is enhanced by the helpful friendly waitstaff, as well as the lovely views.

Meat, lamb, lunch, food, wine, Newcastle, views, waterfront
Lamb rump ( image JW)


Most of the downstairs part of Paymasters Cafe is open to the outside, as is the upstairs verandah. Although casual and relaxed, the space is also suitable for romantic intimate dining as the well-spaced tables are dressed with white tablecloths. They will cater for functions and also hold special event dinners such as an upcoming fixed menu Valentine's Day dinner.

Views, waterfront, Newcastle, lunch, restaurant, cafe, brunch
The upstairs view ( image JW)


Enjoy great food and views in a beautiful historic building.
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Why? Food with a view
When: Booking Times due to COVID-19 restrictions: Brunch/Lunch & Dinners Wed to Sat, Brunch & Lunch: 11.30am/12pm to 1.25pm, 12/12.30pm to 3.30pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm, Dinner: 5.30/6pm to 7.25pm, 6.30/7pm to 10.30pm and 7.30/8pm to 10.30pm. Sunday Brunch/L
Phone: 0429779920
Where: 18 Bond Street Newcastle
Cost: Entrees from $17.50, mains $27 - $50
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