The Dockyard

Outside seating area, The Dockyard - Newcastle
Outside seating area, The Dockyard – Newcastle

Known to have the best pub food in Newcastle, The Dockyard is the perfect place to enjoy a wholesome feast with your friends and family. Located along the foreshore to the Honeysuckle Precinct, this establishment offers a jam-packed menu full of both traditional pub meals as well as more unique dishes. If you’re a burger enthusiast, be sure to check out their extensive range of gourmet buns that will instantly make your stomach (and eyes) hungry. Whether you choose their Dockyard Burger, stuffed with 200 grams of juicy meat patty and topped with bacon, cheese and caramelised onions, or their Mediterranean Vegetarian Wrap featuring an assortment of roasted vegetables alongside halloumi and salad, you will not be disappointed. Are your eyes bigger than your stomach? Check out their range of light meals that will be sure to leave you feeling full without half a meal left in front of you. With its awesome location, delicious food and excellent service, The Dockyard is the place to be.
Where: 1 Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle, NSW, 2300
Soho On Darby

Gourmet yet wholesome, Soho on Darby - Newcastle
Gourmet yet wholesome, Soho on Darby – Newcastle

This ‘Jack of all trades’ location is one of Newcastle’s oldest and most well-known locations for a good feed and a few drinks. Whether you are looking for a traditional pub meal with the family or fancy something light to compliment your classy cocktail with the girls, Soho On Darby can serve it up. But, as we are here to talk about pub grub, lets cut straight to the point with one of their classic meals – the 350 gram T-bone. This bad boy dish is perfect for anyone looking for something that little bit more indulgent. Served up with a truffle mash, buttered broccolini and creamy mushroom sage sauce, it pairs perfectly with a full bodied glass of red (and a healthy appetite). Once you’ve filled your boots, lap up one of their finely crafted cocktails from their extensive list of beverages. Whether you’re feeling fruity and in the mood for a Pina Colada or more favourable to a Moody Blue to loosen your mind, the team at Soho On Darby can whip up your favourite blend within seconds. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this location offers great food, fantastic drinks and a wholesome supply of regular events.
Where: 171 Darby Street, Cooks Hill, NSW, 2300
The Cooks Hill
Pub grub at its best, The Cooks Hill -
Pub grub at its best, The Cooks Hill – Merewether

If you are looking for a place that specialises in a range of traditional pub grub classics, be sure to check out The Cooks Hill. Located inside the Bar Beach Bowling and Sporting Club, this location offers a menu jammed with equally affordable and delicious meals for the whole family. Whether you are keen for a classic house crumbed chicken schnitzel or a 300gram Angus rump, you’ll be sure to find the perfect dish to quench your tastebuds. If you’re the kind of person who would rather opt for a plate of pasta than a feast of meat, why not indulge in a dish of roast vegetable penne or prawn and chorizo linguini to satisfy your carb cravings. With a number of weekly specials, you can dine until your hearts content with a different choice of meal each day. Enjoy $15 pork ribs with chips and salad on Thursday and a range of seafood specials on Friday. Located close to the ocean front, you are able to stroll in after a early evening walk and stroll out to overlook the starlit sea afterwards.
Where: 29 Kilgour Avenue Merewether, NSW, 2291
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