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Jonah's On The Beach

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Cnr Shortland Esplanade & Zaara St,, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4929 5181
06:30 - 22:00
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Newcastle, Australia
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108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you want water views whist eating, then the glass walls of this restaurant give amazing views of the beach right across the road. We found the staff friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. All of our meals were delicious.

Thank MiddoRae
Port Macquarie, Australia
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner and breakfast in this restaurant. The service was excellent and the staff very friendly. Our dinner meal was good but not outstanding and the breakfast buffet was very good. We really enjoyed ourselves here and would come again.

Thank adoyle235
Melbourne, Australia
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gods service although the main tool a long time to come out. The restaurant wasn't full or busy. The main was yummy but I felt quite overpriced - $42 for papadelle with prawns Overall a pleasant meal but I wouldn't go back given the price. The view during the day is awesome but obviously no ocean view at night.

Thank marketingguru2015
Newcastle, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently booked Jonahs for a special birthday dinner for a family member. Views as normal are fantastic. Food was ordinary and service disgraceful. It was a Saturday night but the restaurant wasn't overly busy. Our waitress made mistakes with every course that we ordered forcing someone from the group of 4 to wait each time while they prepared a... More 

Thank maddo73
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for a work related lunch because of the nice setting overlooking Newcastle beach and also the positive review on TA. Have to say that everything was top notch from entrees, mains, dessert and even coffee finishers. Also all seafood was standouts from scallops, salmon, and even the prawns in the pappardelle were all so fresh and tasty. The... More 

Thank 153cherylw
Newcastle, Australia
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56 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I dropped in for a Saturday night treat. Overall, the experience was a good one. The drink service was a bit slow as was the wait for the orders to be taken. All this was forgotten when first the entrees and then the mains were delivered. Great presentation, good amounts of food and well cooked as per... More 

Thank KenPaulineFayle
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful venue, all of the food we ordered was good portion sizes and delicious but the staff need better training. We had wrong drinks and food bought to our table then taken away.

Thank MMcC-55
Newcastle, Australia
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46 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently dined here to celebrate our wedding anniversary with our teenage daughter. All our courses were delicious, well presented and arrived in a timely fashion. Shortly after arriving a staff member asked if we were celebrating a special occasion which we confirmed and to our delight when dessert arrived 'Happy Anniversary' was written in chocolate across the platter. All... More 

Thank jaegberg
Sydney, Australia
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106 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After being given a voucher to use, I decided on heading here for lunch to treat a friend. The view was lovely, service was nice and the food was just average. The chowder was tasty but lacking strong depth and thickness, the duck was nice esp the vege and the coconut panna cotta was ok but less is more (could... More 

Thank Julie O
Hobart, Australia
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190 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner at Jonah's on Easter Monday. When our group arrived, only two other tables were occupied and the place was sadly lacking in any real atmosphere. The service, whilst lacking any real warmth, was efficient throughout our meal but I just felt the gentleman waiting our table was looking forward to finishing his shift ! I was underwhelmed with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 13 - USD 31
Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Shortland Esplanade & Zaara St,, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4929 5181
Relax and enjoy our magnificent ocean views... Jonah's On the Beach offers a food and beverage service of the highest calibre. We will cater to your needs to the level you require from a romantic dinner for two to parties, weddings and corporate functions. Open 7 Days for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Full Buffet Breakfast - $28.00 Per Person

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?