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The Happy Wombat

Hunter Street, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4926 2010
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pan pizza” (4 reviews)
“pork belly” (13 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Bar, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Hunter Street, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Staying in Newcastle overnight and wandered into this place for a late lunch. Staff friendly and prompt... one of the guys went out of his way to give us tips for a place for dinner. I had the soup and my other half had pizza...More

Thank clarepsydney
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing friendly service and helpful with selections. All the tacos were delicious and a great beer selection to suit

Thank Artms181
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined for dinner last night. I ordered the pulled lamb & cous cous salad & hubby ordered the hunter valley hamburger. We both enjoyed our meals. Service was friendly.

Thank Shweta78
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently stayed at Quest Newcastle, and found this fabulous place right next door - so convenient. We enjoyed drinks and then a delicious dinner. The staff are friendly and really helpful. There was no problem doing split bills, which made everything so easy for...More

Thank vickih179
Reviewed 5 October 2018

we arrived previous day from Florida so were tired , this cafe is at bottom of apartments our son lives in so we dropped by about lunch time for some food.Made very welcome. Enjoyed smoked salmon wraps, coffee and milkshakes. will return for more substantial...More

Thank gwgMimsFlorida
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Stayed in the area for business and The Happy Wombat was recommended by my hotel. Enjoyed an amazing omelette, and the Eggs Benedict were the best I've tasted. Try them with salmon for an amazing breakfast. All staff were friendly and service great. They offer...More

Thank TheWiz666
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

A good menu with breakfast and pub standards, well prepared, good selection of beers and friendly service. Good location.

Thank Dinadan
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Breakfast was good especially there homemade hash browns, restaurant was clean and has great decor. Coffee was 10/10!

Thank Misshan94
Reviewed 5 September 2018

I visited with my partner and daughter (6) as we stayed next door at the Quest Hotel. We wanted something quick to grab for dinner so being next door we ventured in. It had a warm, cosy and happy vibe to it. They had books...More

1  Thank muscles87
Reviewed 4 September 2018

This is a friendly relaxed place to meet with friends or colleagues. I breakfast here quite often and stop in for a beer at the end of the day. There is a comprehensive menu from breakfast through to dinner. The food is always good quality,...More

Thank Ian B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - 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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:45 pm
8:00 am - 11:45 pm
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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