It is always one of life's hardest questions when getting together with friends, where should we go? What do we feel like? Should we play it safe and go to our trusted favourite, or where are we yet to try? There are always multiple messages back and forth until one of you finally takes the plunge and decides. But before any decisions can be made you need to know what's where and what each different area of Newcastle has to offer. To make the decision a whole lot easier we've broken it down into four main clusters around town, each having their own unique offering.
It's a long street that stretches right from the heart of the CBD for a couple k's out of the city. Right at the top of King St there is a nice little cluster of restaurants offering a wide range of foods from multiple cultural backgrounds. If you are feeling a little bit adventurous in your meal choice then this is the place for you. A few places you can expect to find are Italian (Napoli & Una Volta), Japanese (Asa Don), Persian (The Persian Place), Ethiopian (Habesha) and Spanish (Bocados).
Here you will find loads of cafes all with a large selection to suit every dietary requirement, and every coffee variety you can have a craving for. Darby St is the perfect spot for a weekend breakfast or lunch. You can't go wrong with a delicious (and healthy) breakfast option at Core Espresso or a coffee from the new kids on the block, Haywire. Goldbergs is popular amongst the locals as is Three Monkeys and Black Sheep.
The always-busy precinct of Honeysuckle, located along the harbour, is the perfect location to enjoy a cocktail or a glass of wine. Why not start at the Honeysuckle Hotel for a wine, continue to The Landing Bar and Kitchen for dinner and finish the night at Money Penny for some late night cocktails. It's the perfect place to kick back and watch all the harbour action.
There is always so much going on in Beaumont Street, both during the day and the night. There is a great community and arty vibe felt throughout the whole street. The Village is a favourite for breakfast, Suspension for coffee, The Blind Monk for drinks and nibbles and Barcito for dinner.