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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” (23 reviews)
“garlic prawns” (43 reviews)
“duck” (27 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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1 - 10 of 619 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hadn't been there for years, but remembered having had nice meals there in the past. We were not disappointed! Great location, food and service, and very cosy on a cold winter's night.

Thank judy w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Celebrated an anniversary with dinner. I ordered the Oven Baked Halloumi, and my partner ordered the Garlic Mushroom Gnocchi. The Oven Baked Halloumi was lovely. The cassoulet was full of flavour; rich and flagrant. Highly recommended. The Garlic Mushroom Gnocchi was very good. Just the...More

Thank Jake H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Love the food, love the service, love the atmosphere. It can be a little crowded at times. It is a good location especially in the warmer good weather.

1  Thank N7468DVcarolp
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Nothing is a problem at this restaurant. They caters for all types of food preferences with lots of gluten free. Service excellent, people delightful. Food really unforgetfable. truly

1  Thank julieparmar1
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Possibly the best breakfast we have had. The eggs Benedict with salmon was amazing and lived up to expectations from the rave reviews. Kids demolished the beautiful fluffy pancakes and husband wAs stumped by the delicious big breakfast. There is a reason this restaurant has...More

1  Thank relly L
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I was extremely impressed with the friendly staff, however the food speaks for itself. I had the Paella dish - an excellent meal. We also had garlic prawns to start and this too was well presented and without fault.

2  Thank dorisvan
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Our favourite Newcastle restaurant. The food is always beautiful, the staff are accommodating and paymasters has a romantic ambience.

2  Thank MrsKOldz
Reviewed 26 May 2017

After giving up on eating out in Newcastle at night ,Decided to try Paymasters,What a surprise ,I offered two nights when we were able to visit and was advised to come on Friday instead of Saturday as it might be less busy .......I'm sure it...More

3  Thank phillipk8
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Went to Paymasters during a recent visit to Newcastle for work... and I was surprised to see such a lovely venue in the middle of the waterfront area... I had the grilled scallops wrapped in seaweed with hollandaise sauce... yes a strange combination but it...More

1  Thank Carlos F
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Paymasters is a really great spot -limited parking - but the building itself has so much history and excellent spot in the harbour. Great for a family dinner or romantic date. Food was really yummy and the wine was even better Sit down stairs if...More

1  Thank Emma M
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Questions & Answers
26 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
Zana M
12 July 2015|
Response from Rodney P | Property representative |
Hello the average price for our main courses is $35. Entrees average $19. Both are a good portion size
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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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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
  • 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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