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Bond St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4925 2600
12:01 - 14:00
09:30 - 11:45
Closed now
All hours
Wed - Sun 12:01 - 14:00
Wed - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 11:45
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have eaten at Paymasters many times over the years and the service and quality of food has always been second to none. Our work Christmas lunch this year was no exception. Randolph was amazingly knowledgeable about the menu and happy to recommend dishes. The goats cheese croutons with beetroot sorbet is a definite must try. The entree size is... More 

Thank Lisa L
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121 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After reading so many good reviews about the food at Paymasters we were really looking forward to going there. Unfortunately we were disappointed. For entree, I had the green-lipped NZ mussels and they were over-cooked, dryed out and unappetising. A bad way to start off. We waited a long time for mains to arrive and I was expecting a better... More 

1 Thank Blu_Rock
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at 9.30 am (when they open). The first waiter told us she only takes drinks orders, not food? So, we ordered drinks and waited. About an hour later we had our drinks. During the hour wait we were asked again by the owner (he only takes drinks orders as well ???) if we wanted drinks? Finally, the food waiter... More 

2 Thank Peter D
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff friendly and helpful food was great lovely venue wine list was great. Excellent for dinner and lunch

Thank Trish H
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place! It's always so reliably good. The service is excellent. The manager makes you feel at home. The duck was beautiful. I was looking forward to bannofee pie, but sadly no longer on the menu. The deconstructed crumble was a very happy alternative.

Thank CathPurkiss
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow..... Starter pork belly. Mains chicken supreme and desert honey semi fredo. The lamb rumo looked good to. They match the wines and beer with meals. Cant fault it. Will be back. Booking done via TripAdvisor.

Thank Stoffel M
Newcastle, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paymasters is always great. I have never once been disappointed. The service is fantastic, they are very attentive and knowledgeable. Save room for dessert.

Thank michelleh2oman
Newcastle, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Paymasters and it won't be the last. We were warmly welcomed by the staff and the menu was described to us. The food was sensational, it may sound cliche, but we all commented how delicious the meals were. Definitely going back.

Thank Peter H
Newcastle, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent menu suiting all tastes. Fine food and staff a little dearer than some but well the meal is great the price is of little consequence.

Thank B0bBl4ck13
Newcastle, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for brekkie and had a great time. We were seated near the front of the restaurant and had a great view. They have some different choices like creamed corn which I loved. There was no rush to get us out and we felt well looked after.

Thank jentally2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?