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Bond St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4925 2600
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (24 reviews)
“garlic prawns” (49 reviews)
“duck” (34 reviews)
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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Bond St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is wonderful, atmosphere is great. If you have a large group booking the top floor is a Greta way to enjoy a more relaxing dining experience with friends. I have been for a number of work and social functions and never left un happy

Thank Neale M
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Took Mum here for her birthday last Friday, based on good previous experiences and a renowned reputation. It was sadly a disappointing experience this time round. My Mum and sister both ordered the steak. The majority of the steak was fat. We'd ordered a second...More

1  Thank Philip W
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Paymasters has been around forever which is a good advertisement for any restaurant but this place is a cut above and is an excellent venue for an intimate hat standard meal anytime of the day. Don't miss the weekend breakfast pancakes they are legendary.

Thank Christopher H
Reviewed 26 March 2018

We visited this restaurant last Saturday night. Nice building and interior. A bit wierd going up stairs through the entry to the kitchen but hey, its an old building. The person who served us (a tall guy with a beard) was noticeably unfriendly. He did...More

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 14 March 2018

I arrived unannounced in what was clearly their busiest time. They obligingly found me a table. I ordered the Scallops and the Lamb Rumb, both were superb. I had interactions with four staff who were all extremely pleasant and ready to please. The service was...More

1  Thank Scott B
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Paymasters is in an historic building with great views out to harbour/river. It's a lovely atmosphere. We were a couple and seated on the first floor outdoor verandah. The service is great; they are a friendly young team and were perfect in their service timing....More

Thank Familygdl
Reviewed 5 March 2018

I have a few favourite cafe / restaurant establishments in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. A couple at small table (upstairs or down) will receive the same wonderful attention as a party group of 12, or 38-40 upstairs. I have organised a number of bookings...More

2  Thank BlackHill2322
Reviewed 4 March 2018

We went here with our children and grand children for brunch in February the staff and management all made us feel welcome they were very efficient, and provided colouring in to keep the kids amused, food was great (and affordable), the historic buildings of the...More

Thank Lila122
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Best garlic prawns ever, the rest of the menu is also delis. The atmosphere lovely, situated near the beautiful Newcastle harbour. Be it ouch or dinner you can not go wrong

1  Thank grayjudy
Reviewed 3 March 2018

I have dined here several time and never been disappointed. Last 3 times was for breakfast where you cannot go past their freshly made pancakes, which are to die for. Their coffee is honestly the best that I have had anywhere, Great views too.

Thank Alison M
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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$23
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
View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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