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Scratchley's on the Wharf Restaurant

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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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Newcastle, Australia
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122 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

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 noisy when full, but it didnt deter plenty of conversation.

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Thank Viv A
Australia
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 items and after requesting the bill I had to chase a staff member to pay... More 

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Thank nomorebadsevice
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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We originally made a booking for two.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 there...not all tables were occupied for the whole time we were there.... the service was... More 

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Thank Chriss H
Sydney, Australia
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145 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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 a main with potatoes rather than mash, mash was delivered. Other half ordered swordfish and... More 

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Thank Mark T
Newcastle, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 a way to spend a Sunday long lunch. Glenn

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Thank boss01y
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113 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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.

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Thank Clara S
Sydney, Australia
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79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 this place is for a special event. Loved the menu, great options whatever your diet... More 

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Thank Monique T
London, England, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a previous visit here in 2013, when the food was superb, this year's visit was a disappointment. Overcooked fish never good, especially when this is supposed to be their speciality. :(

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Thank Eileen R
Lake Munmorah, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is really only an upmarket fish shop and expensive for what you get. Will not return parking not easy and fairly expensive, on street council meters

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Thank denmeyer1
Sydney, Australia
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150 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Scratchely's is consistently good, and offers as everyone knows fabulous harbour views. In the autumn sunshine there is no better place to be. Meals were all very enjoyable. Our only gripe was the time it took for them to be served, which was an hour. Tables that arrived after us had their meals served before we did. We weren't in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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Newcastle, Australia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?