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The Happy Wombat

Hunter Street, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4926 2010
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Hunter Street, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The food is fantastic with good choices and prices. The staff are wonderful, friendly and helpful. Great for breakfast and lunch, but I haven't done dinner.

Thank Trottongirl
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great Coffee that has a smooth finish with flavour. It's a the slower end of town but gee it's fab and the staff make it.

Thank Edward C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Ate here and can say the staff and atmosphere are excellent. Good for breakfast also. Pizzas are a notch below, but in general, we really enjoyed this place.

Thank Michael1052
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a table for a pre show dinner on a Thursday night, couldn't be happier. The service was great, lovely very attentive staff and the food was fantastic. Really loved the squid with Asian Salad and the steak was melt in your mouth - we...More

Thank Vivienne C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wasn't there long. The only place close to Quest Newcastle to wait for a room to be ready. Has its own wifi and can "chargeback" to Quest. Coffee was good.

Thank Larry C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome casual dining option in Newcastle. Staff are lovely, food is great and the drinks are amazing! Can't go wrong with a night here

Thank Taylor F
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We would all love to thank the owner of this establishment for being so kind, & going out of his way to make our mum more comfortable on such a special day of the year. We arrived on time, found that we were booked to...More

1  Thank Dan F
Reviewed 12 May 2018

I was there with a group of 10 people for dinner. The variety of food was extensive and the meals were wonderful. Everyone at the table enjoyed their dinner. The service from the staff were second to none and the atmosphere in the happy wombat...More

Thank Christine J
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Great service, imaginative food, fabulous coffee. They love what they do and it shows. Open early for coffee and relatively late for dinner every night except Sunday night...but you still get your breakfast Sunday!

Thank Southerngirl42
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Two ladies together, we were 1st timers here........great cocktails, friendly service, good selection of very tasty Tapas with really friendly staff gave us lots of info on Cocktails and food details.......started with the Hairy Wombat "Roots, eats and Leaves" cocktail.....this 65plus years duo backed up...More

Thank judy m
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hunter Street, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4926 2010
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The Happy Wombat is a relaxed casual dining venue with a strong emphasis on local, ethically sourced ingredients. We have a wide variety of Australian Craft beer, Hunter Valley wines, and Australian Spirits.
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