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Scratchley's on the Wharf Restaurant

200 Wharf Rd, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4929 1111
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“seafood” (177 reviews)
“prawns” (53 reviews)
“swordfish” (12 reviews)
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Seafood, Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
200 Wharf Rd, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What separates a great restaurant from the also-rans is how they manage when things go wrong. Scratchley's did not manage well at all. I was with a group of about 40 diners for dinner. So it is to be expected that there may be a...More

Thank JessicaTam01
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great atmosphere and comfortable seating, with windows that open and close if the breeze is too strong. The food was well presented, and filling (some dishes were hard to finish). Not a fan of the bread, but I'm French so it's often the case overseas...More

Thank GraindeSalt
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were beautifully looked after. With differing lunch requirements- one diner needing to leave early as on lunch break - but no problems- food was lovely - service great - really enjoyed our day

Thank Kathleen v
Reviewed 6 days ago

The menu is rich in seafood and other options. We shared a mixed dozen Oysters...Deliscious. Followed by main meals eaqually as yummy. The service and outlook fabulous, which was important as I was hosting an out of region CEO. The only downside was it is...More

Thank Viv A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great location on the waterfront with large windows and close to the CBD. However the service despite having quite a few staff is below par especially taking into account the prices(just under forty dollars for a main). Had to ask for various...More

1  Thank nomorebadsevice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We originally made a booking for two. Then called to add a third because my daughter was here to have mothers day dinner... on the phone call I was told that yes they could just fit another in but it would be crowded.. we got...More

1  Thank Chriss H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a special birthday lunch. Booked in advance. Great views over the harbour and had a table by the window. For the standard expected and price, service was a bit slack. Took a loooong time to get drink orders taken. Mum clearly ordered...More

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here on Sunday, from the moment we entered, to the time we left, the staff could not do any more for us. Service was outstanding, menu was delicious. Great wine menu. And the location and view just amazing. Will definitely return!!!! What...More

Thank boss01y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, helpful staff, better than average food, not cheap, but ok for special occasions. A bit pretentious, but nonetheless a good atmosphere and great night overall.

Thank Clara S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Scratchley's is an award winning restaurant. Its a great place to go for food that is something different. The food is very good and the location on the wharf makes the venue very popular. I would recommend booking your table in advance if going to...More

Thank Monique T
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menu and prices
4 August 2016|
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Response from vicki w | Reviewed this property |
They have a well layed out menu but definitely pick off the specials menu. It's full of fresh seasonal seafood. Could do 2 courses for 2 with wine for $120
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Wharf Rd, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4929 1111
  • E-mail