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Swell At Bar Beach

1 Memorial Drive | Swell, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4929 1149
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (10 reviews)
“burger” (6 reviews)
“ice cream” (4 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, Australian, Seafood, Fast food
1 Memorial Drive | Swell, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food coffee service excellent would recommend to anyone plus the view is the best you will see anywhere

Thank jethro58
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

If you want to kick back and watch the waves or have a snack after a swim, or you've gone for a walk and want a coffee in a real cup, this is a great spot to stop. Plenty of seats, some under shade, the...More

1  Thank Scott P
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

If you want economical fish and chips at the beach then you will be happy. The wait wasn't too long and when I showed up it was busy. The fish was really good, lightly battered and not too greasy. The chips were ok, not the...More

Thank Aaron N
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

My partner and i stopped in this morning hoping to get some potatoe scallops. We greeted the lady at the counter and asked to get a reply " No , the menus on the wall" and pointed to the wall. Pretty disappointed not that they...More

Thank Jade L
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Swells USED to have THE best hand cut chips in Newcastle and we looked forward to our coffee and chips after a swim at the beautiful Bar Beach but our little treat has become a thing of the past as the chips they now serve...More

Thank ChrissyG54
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

These guys used to do excellent fish and hand cut fresh chips. I was very disappointed to visit today and the chips were soggy stale frozen gump no better than you average servo. What happened? The price has always been high but for what it...More

1  Thank Mike B
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I ate here on two occasions and couldn't fault it. The family pack fish and chips was delicious and great value. The juices and muffins were very tasty and the staff were very friendly.

Thank Stacey L
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Triedthis place out while out on holidays and would have to say one of the worst customer service I've ever come across very unorganised an extremely expensive for the poor products that you are served. If they are in a different location with other choices...More

Thank mozza400
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

They still advertise hand cut chips on their web site - they lie. They are now frozen chips that are no longer gluten free. None if their menu is gluten free any more. This is yet another place not to eat in Newcastle. I would...More

Thank AppalledandDisgusted
Reviewed 19 December 2016

plenty of parking. amazing view. a good feed for a reasonable price. the memorial walk is stunning. a highlight of newcaslte.

Thank Eileennifhlanca
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Cafe, Australian, Seafood, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Memorial Drive | Swell, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4929 1149
We cater for the whole family, for breakfast, lunch & dinner. So if you're in Newcastle or Port Stephens swing by Swell for a coffee & fresh muffin, a burger or freshly house prepared fish & hand cut chips - eat in or takeaway. Catch sight of dolphins or whales.....Have a surf, a swim, a walk along the coast or just watch the kids play in the sand while you enjoy a coffee and our great food!
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