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Eleanor Knight3 years ago

4 restaurants to try before the Ocean Film Festival

Who doesn’t love a premium dining experience with a simply iconic waterfront view? Indulging in a tasty dish while sipping on a glass of your favourite wine on a Wednesday afternoon doesn’t just have to be the way the other half live. If you’re heading to the Ocean Film Festival in Newcastle this evening and looking for somewhere to fill up beforehand, check out these idyllic restaurants which will be sure to get you in the maritime mood for tonight’s showcase.

Silo Restaurant and Lounge

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Sunset views, Silo Restaurant and Lounge – Newcastle

If you fancy sticking to the nautical side of life before the Ocean Film Festival this evening, let Silo Restaurant and Lounge be at your service. Overlooking the magnificent view of Newcastle harbour, this contemporary style dining experience offers a range of afternoon specials which are guaranteed to get you in the mood for your evening. With their $35 seafood platter running top of the list, you’ll be able to sit back and indulge in a variety of oceanic delights including oysters, smoked salmon, marinated baby octopus and more whilst overlooking the picturesque scenery Newcastle has to offer. If you fancy a drink before the Ocean Film Festival this evening, make sure you pop to Silo Restaurant and Bar between between 4pm and 6pm for their much-loved happy hour, where an array of drinks are available for a remarkable price, including $3.50 for a glass of champagne and $8 for their daily cocktail.
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Where: 1/18 Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle, NSW, 2300

Deck 56 Restaurant

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Lunch is served, Deck 56 – Belmont

If you’ve got the time, why not take a drive down to Belmont where you’ll be able to enjoy a culinary experience to die for. Located near to the waters edge, Deck 56 offers a contemporary and indulgent lunch menu with something for everyone. As well as serving up a variety of unique salads and wraps, this intimate restaurant allows their diners the option of a more wholesome affair with a selection of tasty mains, including traditional fish and chips, scotch fillet and prawn, chicken and bacon risotto. If your sweet tooth is starting to feel left out, spoil it with one of their expertly crafted desserts or a slice of cake, before paying up and heading into Newcastle for tonight’s much anticipated event.
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Where: 56 Brooks Parade, Belmont, NSW, 2280

Brown Sugar

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Waterside dining, Brown Sugar – Warners Way

Situated a short drive from Newcastle, Brown Sugar delivers an iconic dining atmosphere overlooking the waters of Lake Macquire. Well-known for their exquisite menu of culinary pleasures, Brown Sugar offers a special $25 lunch deal which includes a range of tasty mains such as salt and pepper calamari, tempura barramundi and 200g scotch fillet, as well as a slice of freshly baked cake and a soft drink to top it all off. Not driving? For an extra $5 you can choose from a list of house wines and beers to suit your mood. If you are searching for a relaxed and tranquil dining experience before heading into Newcastle for the Ocean Film Festival, make Brown Sugar your destination.
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Where: Cnr King Street & The Esplanade, Warners Bay, NSW, 2282

Scratchleys on the Wharf

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Seafood and views, Scratchleys on the Wharf – Newcastle

One of Newcastle’s most Iconic restaurants, Scratchleys on the Wharf definitely lives up to its reputation. As they say – location is everything, and this they absolutely have. Enjoy the charming views this divine location has to offer whilst enjoying one of the premium dishes off their A la Carte menu, finely crafted by the regions premium chefs. Whether you fancy a fresh seafood dish such as the char-grilled seafood antipasto or a plate sizzling tender steak, be assured that Scratchleys on the Wharf is able to deliver the goods. With a selection of impeccable wines to cater for an array of pallets, you’ll be sure to find the perfect glass to compliment your dining experience overlooking the first-class view towards Nobby’s Lighthouse. If you are in search for a premium meal before the Ocean Film Festival this evening, let Scratchleys on the Wharf take you there.
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Where: 200 Wharf Road, Newcastle, NSW, 2300

Have you got a favourite waterfront location in Newcastle? Let us know where it is below!

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