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Scratchley's on the Wharf Restaurant

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Seafood, Australian, International
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200 Wharf Rd, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4929 1111
Today
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Scratchley's do an amazing Seafood Platter! The location is great, it is even better if you can book a window table over looking the water. It is a very busy restaurant, although the tables are well spaced. So if you are looking for a more intimate experience this may not be for you.

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Thank Kristin E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The room echos and at times you can not talk without having to shout or repeat your self a number of times. The menu is not imaginative. But good quality. Drinks a little pricey. Service average...

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Thank Chriss H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

some times Scratcheys can be hit and miss if you read reviews, I find if the boss is working the food is excellent as was the case last Wednesday night, service great staff friendly, seafood platter for two was fantastic, no crabs available, not a problem, more yabbies and bugs

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Thank David C
Launceston, Australia
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here for quick and easy takeaway in the Park. My son had flathead and chips, and I had mixed fish and calamari. All prepared fresh and tasted delicious. No fuss & no delay. Restaurant inside looked nice too - with a lovely outlook over the harbour. Highly recommended.

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Thank wtandy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing seafood restaurant in Newcastle on the harbour! We had an open window seat so we could feel the ocean breeze coming through! Beautiful! The food was just as good! The scallop starter was sensational and the snapper fillet was very nice too, the only fault I could pick was it was a little dry but not too bad hence... More 

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Thank ilovefood3246
Danielle P, Manager at Scratchley's on the Wharf Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit! It sounds as though the two of you enjoyed a truly picturesque lunch with us and we hope you’ll join us again to try some of our other delicious options. More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

As the title says a reliable if slightly price seafood restaurant in a good location on the harbour front at Newcastle. Menu contains all of the regulars including the seafood platter. Service is on par with setting and price

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Thank Dinadan
Danielle P, Manager at Scratchley's on the Wharf Restaurant, responded to this review

Dinadan, thank you for your review! We appreciate the feedback and hope you’ll visit again in the near future. More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I went there with a friend for dinner. As expected it was awesome! The waitress very kind and helpfull with recommendations. The seafood was fresh and super tasty. The food on the plate is like an artwork. It's enough to fill you with a starter. I would go again.

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Thank Venegor36 .
Danielle P, Manager at Scratchley's on the Wharf Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us! It’s always a pleasure hearing from first time guests and we’re thrilled to know you had such a lovely time. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great ambience as soon as you open the door! Staff very friendly, patrons not too young, fabulous view of working harbour. Part of Scratchleys if you were wanting dinner.

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Thank MissNewcastle1960
Danielle P, Manager at Scratchley's on the Wharf Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting Battlesticks Bar! We're happy to know you enjoyed our overall ambiance, friendly staff, and harbour views. Please stop by again soon! More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the chowder entree (it had frozen veg mix in it 😳) tempura prawns that were nice, then a hot & cold grilled seafood platter - no crab as there is a "shortage" - so extra prawns & bugs. The chargrilled seafood had pesto poured all over it which was just not nice, pesto just overpowered the seafood and... More 

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Thank Cora-lee E
Danielle P, Manager at Scratchley's on the Wharf Restaurant, responded to this review

Cora-Lee, We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your seafood platter, but we hope that the dessert that we provided for you on the house made up for it. Please note that next time you dine with us we will be happy to prepare anything to your liking, also we always only use fresh produce in all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What great service we received by Sarah. She enjoyed our joke, as we told her we were homeless, and someone had given us the clothes we were in, and we had a shower at the toilet block down the road, and in no way we could afford our beautiful meal of prawns. The look on her face was priceless, and... More 

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Thank Trey D
Danielle P, Manager at Scratchley's on the Wharf Restaurant, responded to this review

Trey, We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your five star review! We're so happy that Sarah proved to be a great staff member and we are glad that you enjoyed dining with us. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, International
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?