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Jonah's On The Beach

Cnr Shortland Esplanade & Zaara St,, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4929 5181
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“salmon” (9 reviews)
“pork” (4 reviews)
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Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Cnr Shortland Esplanade & Zaara St,, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

I was staying at the hotel in which this restaurant is situated. I dined early so got plenty of attention. The food did take a while to come; I was in the restaurant for 1 and 3/4 hours to have two courses. The steak was...More

Thank 957jeanettem
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have been to this restaurant several times. My last visit was very disappointing. I didnt stay in house but made a special effort to eat here. The restaurant is now very tired and dated. No ambience at all. Yes..during the day the view is...More

Thank kramjet
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A table of 11 for 70th birthday. Entrees good, desserts great, mains not so good. Steak over cooked, pork fatty and very salty. Service average, expected more. Issue with the bill, incorrectly overcharged. Credit card declined, and staff not informed us, until we were on...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at another hotel but went here for breakfast on a long-weekend Monday. View is fantastic and the staff on duty really made us feel welcome. The full buffet breakfast is $28 and no more expensive than other similar standard hotel restaurants. The food was...More

Thank Trevor W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want water views whist eating, then the glass walls of this restaurant give amazing views of the beach right across the road. We found the staff friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. All of our meals were delicious.

Thank MiddoRae
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner and breakfast in this restaurant. The service was excellent and the staff very friendly. Our dinner meal was good but not outstanding and the breakfast buffet was very good. We really enjoyed ourselves here and would come again.

Thank adoyle235
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gods service although the main tool a long time to come out. The restaurant wasn't full or busy. The main was yummy but I felt quite overpriced - $42 for papadelle with prawns Overall a pleasant meal but I wouldn't go back given the price....More

Thank marketingguru2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently booked Jonahs for a special birthday dinner for a family member. Views as normal are fantastic. Food was ordinary and service disgraceful. It was a Saturday night but the restaurant wasn't overly busy. Our waitress made mistakes with every course that we ordered...More

Thank maddo73
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a work related lunch because of the nice setting overlooking Newcastle beach and also the positive review on TA. Have to say that everything was top notch from entrees, mains, dessert and even coffee finishers. Also all seafood was standouts from scallops,...More

Thank 153cherylw
Reviewed 13 May 2017

My wife and I dropped in for a Saturday night treat. Overall, the experience was a good one. The drink service was a bit slow as was the wait for the orders to be taken. All this was forgotten when first the entrees and then...More

Thank KenPaulineFayle
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Can you byo
12 December 2016|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
Leah Tsitsi K
May you please send me a copy of the menu just want to have a guideline on how much I might need?
17 June 2016|
Response from MelGol77 | Reviewed this property |
Hi $88 2 courses $115 3 courses $130 4 courses If you go to website it shows all you can pick from also if you pay extra they do matching wines
Leah Tsitsi K
Is there a dress code for dinner?
17 June 2016|
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Response from Wazza303 | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual or dressed up is OK
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$32
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Shortland Esplanade & Zaara St,, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4929 5181
  • E-mail
Relax and enjoy our magnificent ocean views... Jonah's On the Beach offers a food and beverage service of the highest calibre. We will cater to your needs to the level you require from a romantic dinner for two to parties, weddings and corporate functions. Open 7 Days for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Full Buffet Breakfast - $28.00 Per Person
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