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“Lunch while onshore from cruise”

The Grain Store Craft Beer Cafe
Ranked #11 of 661 Restaurants in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$17
Cuisines: American, Pizza
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Grain Store Craft Beer Cafe, A specialised restaurant that is owned and operated by Kristy and Corey Crooks, has been restored to the beautiful Warehouse venue it once was. Located in Newcastle's new food and cafe hub of the Historic East End, with high ceilings, Art Deco tiling and timber flooring, it is the perfect site for the Craft Beer focused restaurant it now has. It oozes character and style, and it's walls tell a story. Situated on the corner of Scott & Telford St, it was built by J.T Toohey (Tooheys Brewery) in 1885. It was originally built as the Grain and keg storage facility, (Hence our Name) & acted as the Newcastle Depot. The original elevator shaft down to the underground basement is still there to this day and can be seen by customers. The Grain Store not only has a huge floor space inside, the new owners are excited to reveal the gorgeous indoor/outdoor Courtyard that many people never would have seen. A little 'Inner city Oasis' it is the perfect place to relax by yourself or with a group of friends. The Grain Store boasts a tap list totalling 21, featuring 100% independently owned and 100% Australian brewed, Craft Beers. This makes it one of the largest Craft Beer tap list in Australia. This allows us to always have the beer style of your liking available on tap at any given time to match up perfectly with our menu offerings. So whether it's a crisp pilsner, hoppy IPA, Smoked Porter or Dry stout, and everything else in between, it will be there for you to pair with our fresh, tasty food offering. We don't expect you to know everything about food & craft beer pairing. That's what our trained staff are for. We are very passionate about product knowledge and service when it comes to our food & Craft Beer and ensure that all our staff are dedicated to the cause! So come on down and allow us to share our knowledge and open your eyes to the world of Craft Beer and the amazing beer taste experiences and food pairing opportunities it can give you! We have a diverse all day menu that has been put together with love and passion, share plates for groups, quality pizza, and meals that work well with good beer.
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We found this great spot from Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. Great atmosphere, plenty of choice when it comes to craft beer and the lunch was delicious.
Recommendations are the ribs, chicken wings and chips. Generous and super tasty.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Bernadette K
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

This restaurant is open till 10 for dinner An amazing dinner 5 people all agrred great food great service a lot better than our venue Noahs on the beach

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank sueM8443ZA
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

We visited on a busy Saturday night around 7pm. They don't take bookings on the weekend so we had to wait maybe 15 minutes to score a table for our group of 4. They had an amazing selection of beers and cider on tap. I would come back for drinks but probably not order food again (except for the chips).

My husband and I shared the crab burger and the Quattro tacos. The vegetarian tacos were probably the best but that's not saying much as they were all pretty flavourless and dry. The crab burger was okay but the bun (which is half the burger) should be better, it was stale tasting. I must say that the best thing we ate were the chips that came with burger. They are some of the nicest chips I've ever eaten. They are served with a nice aioli but we only got like a tablespoon of sauce which was disappointing.

Our friends ordered the brisket burger and the gluten free grain burger. The brisket burger was nearly too spicy to be enjoyable and the gluten free burger and potatoes were a big letdown as there was quite a bit of food left on her plate.

It could have just been an off night as the chips were just so good, but they really need to focus on serving better food.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Yagerbomb
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

It was a hot Saturday arvo and we found the Grain Store on our way to the beach for a late lunch, the food was fresh, beautifully presented and service fantastic all accompanied by live music and a excellent atmosphere.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank RHLJ
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Amazing food, and they do takeaway. Best beer selection, friendly customer service with a cool decor.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Justin C
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