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Paymasters

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Bond St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4925 2600
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Today
12:01 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
09:30 - 11:45
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Wed - Sun 12:01 - 14:00
Wed - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 11:45
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Newcastle, Australia
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have visited before but haven't been for a while. It was a hot day and it can be a bit warm in the restaurant due to no air conditioning but their fans made it bearable. Five of us had starters and man can course. Starters included their regular special of garlic creamy prawns served in filo pastry basket. Two... More 

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Thank PhilWG
Newcastle, Australia
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food presentation was spot on. Texture was great. My entree was very good (mushroom 'something') and was a good start. My main (beef brisket) was far far too dry. By the time I got half way through it I could feel it sucking the moisture out of my mouth. Shame, because it would have been awesome if it were not... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great ambience, excellent food, fantastic service, brilliant wine list, what more do you want? Prices are medium, however, this is good value for the product. Servings are plentiful, and delivery is prompt, even in busy times. Book ahead, it does get busy.

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Thank Ken G
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate at Paymasters recently and have been here many times before and enjoyed it very much. However after our experience this weekend it will probably be our last time there. The service was non existent apart from one lady who was friendly but it was like dining at a fast food outlet no customer interaction whatsoever. We had the... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eaten here a couple of times. Food is great but the service was lousy. We were a table of 15 prebooked so they knew we were coming. Long time waiting for drinks food and pretty much everything. Shame because it spoilt the evening.

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Thank ssharkson
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time at this restaurant , the food was excellent and the staff very friendly. The location is great.

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Thank Henk50
Newcastle, Australia
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Suberb food..Menu is quite extensive...And lovely atmosphere...Service can't be faulted. Can recommend the prawns in filo....

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Thank Antoinette2412
Boat Harbour, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well this was my first time at Paymasters...wasn't cheap, but damn the food was first class and the table service was second to none! You get what you pay for and we walked out of there very happy!! Would I go back there???...hell yes, Shame it was a bit wet as the view was fantastic.

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Thank simonconnell1308
Newcastle, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten here at least 1/2 dozen times and never disappointed. Service great and food exceptional. A must do if visiting Newcastle.

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Thank Debbie F
Newcastle, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great friendly service and lovely food. Great atmosphere also. Watching the ships coming into the harbour and people enjoying the day.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 23
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:01 - 14:00
09:30 - 11:45
Wednesday
12:01 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:01 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:01 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:01 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
09:30 - 11:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bond St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4925 2600
Description
Paymasters is a little haven, within walking distance of the hustle and bustle of the Newcastle CBD in NSW. Located on the Foreshore Park, overlooking the busy and picturesque Newcastle Harbour. Next door to Customs House, the heritage-listed building is on the site of the historic old Convict Lumber Yard. Paymasters Restaurant is one of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley's most delightful dining experiences.

Paymasters is atmospheric, romantic and yet casual. Superb staff ensure a conscientious, personable and delightful dining experience. An essential first date restaurant, our pancakes are wonderful on a weekend morning. Come to Paymasters and experience Garlic Prawns like you will never taste again.
For the visitor to Newcastle, Paymasters is a must experience, for the Hunter local - a weekly haunt. Paymasters can accommodate all manner of circumstances, so bring the kids or a large group. Bookings recommended.
Paymasters is fully licenced, one of life's little pleasures.

Worried about splitting the bill? We can run separate accounts so you don't need to make calculations later. For large parties, we ask for account names when you confirm your final numbers for your booking, smaller parties can arrange accounts when ordering.

We are able to do individual food and beverage accounts for parties of any size.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?