Established for over 10 years, and located on the Boardwalk in the Honeysuckle Precinct on Newcastle's harbour foreshore, Silo has a lot to offer. This eatery and lounge/bar is popular for a variety of occasions from drinks or a quick coffee to a casual lunch, an enjoyable dinner, or celebrating a special event with friends and family.
Newcastle Maritime Centre on the Harbour Foreshore
From the moment we arrived, the attentive staff made us feel welcome. As we enjoyed a simple, delectable Barramundi with Panzanella Salad lunch on a Monday in Autumn, cyclists, walkers, tourists and business people went about their activities. It didn't take long to realise that this place was worth talking about.
In addition Silo offers professional Catering for up to 200 guests at a variety of locations: firstly in the Silo Restaurant & Lounge; or other venues including the nearby Newcastle Maritime Centre; and Newcastle Regional Museum.
Apart from experiencing good food and service, it appears that the ongoing success of this restaurant can also be attributed to the proactive nature of the business. There is an annual calendar of special monthly events. In other words, there's always something happening here!
Parking is conveniently located near the Wine Selectors Building and Newcastle Museum, the latter being developed as a major iron and steel exhibition [opening in August 2011] after the closure of the BHP Steelworks.
If you have time to stroll after your meal at Silo, you may wish to learn more about this area which, for most of the 20th Century was dominated by railway workshops, wool stores, cargo sheds and warehouses, both active and dormant. By the late 1980s the number of people living and working in Australia's second oldest city had declined and it was recognised that something had to change to breathe life back into the area. So began one of the biggest urban renewal projects in Australia which has since received urban design awards and international recognition. Read more ...