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Bond St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4925 2600
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (24 reviews)
“garlic prawns” (45 reviews)
“duck” (29 reviews)
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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Bond St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed today via mobile

This gorgeous restaurant is situated right at the site of convict labour - the Convict Lumber Yard - and next door to Customs House - all from the earliest days of Newcastle‘s history. It is atmospheric- muted lighting this Friday night - quiet and sophisticated....More

Thank Maria G
Reviewed today via mobile

Great date/ friend atmosphere. Small setting but didn t feeling cramped. Wouldn't t recommend for families. Food was excellent, try the garlic prawns. Staff excellent.

Thank Clayton H
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped in here on our way further north. It was busy when we turned up but got a table outside under cover. The customer service we received was great - friendly staff and prompt. The coffee was nice and the pancakes were probably the...More

Thank charlieannepascoe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent meal. The waitress didn’t ask my preferences for my meal and it was served more than perfect. A welcome start to a great conference. Make sure you try this place.

Thank Mitch S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful meal on Thursday evening in this beautiful little restaurant. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. There are choices available if you prefer vegetarian as well. One tip for the restaurant though, real champagne by the glass please! That...More

Thank Jamesfoster1968
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely ambiance with a nice view! Meal was wonderful! Great for intimate dinners, meetings, celebrations. Very charming team.

Thank amybee91
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service, good location and fantastic food. Love the outdoor seating but take a jacket as the wind off the water can be a bit chilly. Garlic prawns - yum. Such good quality produce. Recommend Paymasters to anyone visiting Newcastle. It isn't cheap but well...More

Thank michelecleary
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was fantastic. Especially the rhubarb desert we had. The wine was also very nice. Expensive but well worth it.

Thank Danny E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of friends and hungry. great location with some history and ambience. Restaurant size serves cooked beautifuly. 11/10 for the sweets and again a Wine List that is good. why wouldn't you?

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Meals were just okay. Dinner ambience is not very kids-friendly and the lights are very dim and tiny tables are placed very close with each other. Four of us went on a Wednesday Night - in mains ordered turkich roast chicken which was good, 2...More

Thank Shikmish
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Questions & Answers
Marie F
3 September 2017|
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Response from HyacinthBucket049 | Reviewed this property |
No dogs are not permitted.
27 March 2016|
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Response from Edward C | Reviewed this property |
I am not a Vegan but I am pretty sure they do have Vegan options or at the least would be able to accommodate you on this.
Garry E
20 July 2015|
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Response from Rodney P | Property representative |
Hello Yes we are open for dinner tonight ( Wednesday) from 6.00pm Thank you for the enquiry. Rod
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:01 - 14:00
09:30 - 11:45
12:01 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:01 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:01 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:01 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
09:30 - 11:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bond St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4925 2600
  • E-mail
Paymasters is a little haven, within walking distance of the hustle and bustle of the Newcastle CBD in NSW. Located on the Foreshore Park, overlooking the busy and picturesque Newcastle Harbour. Next door to Customs House, the heritage-listed building is on the site of the historic old Convict Lumber Yard. Paymasters Restaurant is one of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley's most delightful dining experiences. Paymasters is atmospheric, romantic and yet casual. Superb staff ensure a conscientious, personable and delightful dining experience. An essential first date restaurant, our pancakes are wonderful on a weekend morning. Come to Paymasters and experience Garlic Prawns like you will never taste again. For the visitor to Newcastle, Paymasters is a must experience, for the Hunter local - a weekly haunt. Paymasters can accommodate all manner of circumstances, so bring the kids or a large group. Bookings recommended. Paymasters is fully licenced, one of life's little pleasures. Worried about splitting the bill? We can run separate accounts so you don't need to make calculations later. For large parties, we ask for account names when you confirm your final numbers for your booking, smaller parties can arrange accounts when ordering. We are able to do individual food and beverage accounts for parties of any size.
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