Worldwide, more than eight million people in 243 cities have seen Walking With Dinosaurs so you know it’s going to be good. While you know you’re guaranteed a good night of entertainment, you’re not always guaranteed a nice meal beforehand. We’ve saved you the trouble and found 3 Newcastle restaurants that will ensure you’re satisfied before your mind gets blown.
Carrington Place 

Stylish surroundings, Carrington Place - Newcastle
Stylish surroundings, Carrington Place – Newcastle

Carrington Place is the perfect Newcastle restaurant to indulge in a bit of wining and dining before you get into the Dino action. Take your partner out and enjoy the A La Carte menu starting with smoked salmon with avocado, fried capers, red onion and baby rocket for your entree; be sure to follow this with a rib eye steak with cafe de Paris butter and house fries for your main which always a popular choice.
The modern, contemporary Australian cuisine served at Carrington Place is personally styled by chef Scott Webster who has over 30 years experience in the industry and serves up only the most premium quality meat and seafood which are made with love and attention to detail. Add their extensive wine list to this versatile menu and you’ve got yourself a place to start your night in Newcastle.
Where: 132 Young Street Carrington NSW
Exchange Hotel
Many different tap beers on offer, The Exchange Hotel - Newcastle
Many different tap beers on offer, Exchange Hotel – Newcastle

Thursday night is steak night at Exchange Hotel. This means that for only $14 you can get into the Dinosaur spirit and tear your way through a 300g pasture fed rump steak with chips and salad, leaving you leftover cash for a couple of ice cold beers poured straight form the tap. With tickets to Walking with Dinosaurs at a premium, it’s not going to be light on the pocket to take the whole family. Luckily this restaurant serves a wide range of cheap Ankle biter meal options all served with a dessert afterwards.
Exchange Hotel features a beautiful bar and restaurant setting and is situated only 2km from the Newcastle Entertainment Centre. It provides the perfect central location to catch up for some first class food and fun-filled conversation before a unique night of Dinosaur action.
Where:  Beaumont Street Hamilton NSW
The Wharf Restaurant & Bar 
Meals served with style, The Wharf Restaurant & Bar - Newcastle
Meals served with style, The Wharf Restaurant & Bar – Newcastle

The Walking with Dinosaurs arena spectacular is sure to be something you’ve never experienced before, so why not couple this unique dining experience to top off the night? Enjoy views only a few feet from the waterfront as you feast on delicious gourmet food plated so artistically it almost feels wrong ruining it with your knife and fork. Pastas, schnittys scallopinis, pizzas, burgers, oysters and dips, you name it and The Wharf Restaurant and Bar will serve it up with style. If you’re feeling hungry the ‘main event’ meal options might be more for you. Try the filthy pig selection, which includes a slow roasted pork belly combined with chef selected vegetables, sauteed pear and fennel drizzled with sweet soy bure blanc at just $26. Regardless of your choice, the fun bright surroundings and friendly atmosphere will ensure your night starts out on the right foot.
Where: 2/5 Honeysuckle Drive Newcastle NSW
Have we missed something? Which Newcastle restaurant will you be starting your night at?