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“Quality food, service, location ”
Review of Paymasters

Ranked #4 of 596 Restaurants in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 7 - USD 24
Cuisines: Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this lovely restaurant while looking for a weekend morning coffee & breakfast we were so impressed with the friendly service, picturesque location, charming character and quality menu, we booked in for our anniversary dinner on the balcony the following weekend. The garlic prawns & pork belly entrees were prepared perfectly & a taste sensation. The main course salmon was just as impressive! The ambience of balcony table was also very impressive with fantastic view out to the harbour. We would thoroughly recommend this restaurant for any occasion from a relaxing morning coffee & breakfast to a romantic night out and even to a group function. Whatever the occasion - Paymasters will prove to make it a memorable one.

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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Went for our 20th Wedding anniversary. Service and food were fantastic. View of the harbour was good. As a caeliac I especially appreciate the amazing range of gluten free.
Wine list is very good as well.
The only negative is that the floor of the downstairs dining area is a bit uneven and if you are unsteady a bit of care is needed.

Thank Jason D
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My family always love returning to PAYMASTERS for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
The service is always fantastic and the staff always going the extra mile.
The food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) amazing.
I usually enjoy dinner the best. But love a brunch there also.

Thank SommerAaron
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We drove up from Sydney on a very wet Saturday morning made worse by badly behaved traffic. Arriving at Paymasters was a great relief and we weren't disappointed. The staff were very welcoming and professional and gave us a table at the open front window with lovely views across the lawn to the Hunter River where bulk carriers were gliding by noiselessly. Lovely ambience and good food, with the Moroccan Lamb being the hero of the meal. Sadly, no room for what looked like wonderful desserts

Thank John D
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

We went to last night for our 27th Wedding Anniversary, such a wonderful experience, service was great and food amazing. We had the Brie for Entree and the Garlic Prawns, exceptional presentation and taste buds dancing, mains salmon and the lamb brisket, again great presentation and well balanced flavours. Sat downstairs a drizzy night but the views where lovely, great history on the building, we are now looking at having our sons 21st family dinner there in October, highly recommended. Prices are would you would expect for location and the food lived up to the pricing. We had the waitress (sorry didnt get her name) from Germany very attentive and the Function Manager very helpful showing us the function room after dinner. A great night thank you - will be back.

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Thank lee b
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