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Shop 3 35 Hunter St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4926 1014
18:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Newcastle, Australia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A while since our last visit, but still a polished floor Team, stunning food & a terrific wine list. Started w' Goats Cheese Tortellini matched w'a DeIuliis Verdelho & Scallops in Coastal Herbs matched w'a stunning KingValley PinotGris. Next the Spring Lamb (go to dish) matched w'a Gundog Shiraz & Beef Rib matched w'a stunning Hentley Farm Cabernet. Fabulous lunch... More 

Thank vicki w
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the 7 course degustation. They were out of the duck ham but replaced it with a fabulous tortellini matched perfectly with a Sancerre. We asked for the premium wine match and were a little disappointed that all wines (apart from Sancerre) were Australian. Service was great, meals and wine explained well. We would go back but not bother... More 

Thank blackdelta
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was great, presentation was great, taste ok. We had the 7 course feast. Food was very good, but was there any dish that was great not really. Will I go back yes, Will I rush back no. I will say table service was best in Newcastle to date. Very lovely

Thank John S
Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chef Chris Thorton is amazing. Really!! Mason is on Hunter Street, quite near the beach, a quick block away, and similar distance from Novotel. Small low lit room, comfortable chairs and well-spaced tables, sound of conversations but acoustically quiet with background music at a low level, forty covers, pleasant intelligent staff (Antonio and Alison were friendly, attentive, not overly familiar,... More 

Thank Richard M
Newcastle, Australia
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390 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's been a long time coming and that is our only regret. Why didn't we go sooner!? From start to finish the evening was throughly enjoyable. Food, drink, staff and service were all outstanding! Superb!

1 Thank Scottiehere
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner was fabulous. Service exemplary. Hard to get a booking due to its fabulousness. Would so go there again but it is on the more expensive side.

1 Thank Chriss H
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a romantic meal here and loved it. The service was friendly and impeccable and the food amazing. We had the degustation menu and the flavours and presentation were beautiful . Having the wines matched was a new experience for me and heightened the tastes and whole experience.

1 Thank Amanda H
Newcastle, Australia
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We visited Mason for lunch and had the tasting menu. All courses were above our expectations, with the beef short rib an absolute stand out. Having said that, the meal was excellent from beginning to end. The service was outstanding. Our male waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the wine match for the meal, with service in general being outstanding. We're... More 

1 Thank popeyedbug
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We were wandering the streets hungry after 0900 and every kitchen except McDonalds was closed in Newcastle🙄. By chance we passed this place having bought a packet of chips for dinner at the convenience store and saw this place still open. Staff were very welcoming and friendly and the food absolutely threw us for a six. Just superb in every... More 

Thank Thomas C
Newcastle, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The service was good and professional. Our meals were beautifully presented: tasty and perfectly cooked wagyu, but ordinary fish..barramundi. The tomato consommé that came with the fish was delicious. I felt the markup on the wine excessive. We don't often spend this amount on a meal (it was an anniversary celebration) and felt the overall experience not as special as... More 

1 Thank Shellac50

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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 of 5 bubbles
Australian, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 3 35 Hunter St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4926 1014

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