Newcastle’s largest food festival is coming for the entire month of April.

Newcastle Food Month is here to serve up an exciting menu of culinary experiences that salute homegrown hospitality and produce.
More than 60 restaurants, 30 feature events, 3 festivals and 1 major world-renowned dining experience will light up our city in April 2021.

Feature Events
Lunches, Tastings and Masterclasses

The NFM calendar is brimming with food events across the city. Browse the list to see what makes you salivate.

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Plate Date
Dish and drink deals

60 restaurants are creating a specially designed NFM dish during April, served with a paired drink for a dashing $25.

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Signature Event
Le Dîner en Blanc

Coming to Newcastle for the first time, a Parisian-style pop-up dinner, famous for it’s all-white dress code and surprise location.

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Diner En Blanc Newcastle
Dine and Wine Competition

A year’s worth of wine on us? Not enough. We’ll shout you dinner at four of Newcastle’s top restaurants too. Enter now to win the $2,000 prize package.

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What’s Coming in April

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Chef’s Table Experience

The Essential Ingredient Newcastle proudly presents a Chef’s Table Masterclass lead by young gun Chef Paul Niddrie (Flotilla, Muse Kitchen). Imagine classical French training coupled with the explosive use of…

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Flotilla presents – Natural Wines + Autumn: An insight into natural wines and our autumn menu

Natural Wines + Autumn: An insight into natural wines and our new menu. Real, raw or made with minimal intervention, natural wines are creating a lot of noise these days.…

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Stadium Drive Through

Order lunch every Thursday in April and drive through McDonald Jones Stadium to pick it up. Our menu is classic diner and BBQ style dishes from the Executive Chef at…

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Flotilla presents – Natural Wines + Autumn: An insight into natural wines and our autumn menu

Natural Wines + Autumn: An insight into natural wines and our new menu. Real, raw or made with minimal intervention, natural wines are creating a lot of noise these days.…

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Newcastle Seafood Festival

The Throsby Basin area has long been regarded as the seafood capital of Newcastle, based around the five villages of Carrington, Islington, Maryville, Tighes Hill and Wickham, including the iconic…

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Earp Distilling Co 3 Course Dinner at The Nags Head

Enjoy a 3-course sit-down dinner paired with hand-crafted cocktails featuring Earp’s No 8 Gin and the Just Juniper Gin. Taylor Cawsey from Earp Distilling Co will be providing guests with…

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Signal Box Pop-Up Sparkling and Oyster Bar

Join us each Friday night in April for the Signal Box pop-up Sparkling and Oyster Bar. Enjoy half dozen oysters and a glass of sparkling wine for $25 per person.…

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Newcastle Night Noodle Market

Set under festoon lighting and hanging lanterns feast your senses on the smells and tastes of Newcastle Night Noodle Markets. You will be spoilt for choice from Newcastle and surrounds…

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Meet the Makers

Meet some of Newcastle’s amazing local producers at a mini pop up market at the Newcastle Visitor Information Centre. Taste Urban Hum honey and learn about bees, nibble Destiny Haven…

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GOURMET MEET

Set menu showcasing our gourmet Churrasco style of service. A chef’s selection of seafood, a variety of cuts, sides and accompaniments, selection of traditional Brazilian desserts. An extensive selection of…

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Newcastle Seafood Festival

The Throsby Basin area has long been regarded as the seafood capital of Newcastle, based around the five villages of Carrington, Islington, Maryville, Tighes Hill and Wickham, including the iconic…

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A Taste of Soul

A Taste of Soul will be a one-off opportunity to dine in at one of Newcastle’s best-known charities, Soul Café. This evening in the Soul dining room will begin a…

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Newcastle Night Noodle Market

Set under festoon lighting and hanging lanterns feast your senses on the smells and tastes of Newcastle Night Noodle Markets. You will be spoilt for choice from Newcastle and surrounds…

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The Secret Gin Event

If you love Gin then this intimate experience is for you. Enjoy a selection of award winning gins paired with a selection of local seafood prepared by Executive chef, Tony…

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Newcastle Seafood Festival

The Throsby Basin area has long been regarded as the seafood capital of Newcastle, based around the five villages of Carrington, Islington, Maryville, Tighes Hill and Wickham, including the iconic…

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Gluten-Free Surprise Sunday

To celebrate Newcastle Food Month, we are holding “Gluten-Free Surprise Sunday.” This event is similar to one of our renowned Gluten-Free Moreish Mystery Monday’s, but it is on Sunday 11…

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The Secret Gin Event

If you love Gin then this intimate experience is for you. Enjoy a selection of award winning gins paired with a selection of local seafood prepared by Executive chef, Tony…

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Decadence

Get your Gourmet on with us at Decadence Festival of Indulgence…. from Bubbles to Bries, Caviar to Chocolate and Truffles to Pates you get the picture…. Tantalise your tastebuds with…

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Chef’s Table Experience

The Essential Ingredient Newcastle proudly presents a Chef’s Table Masterclass lead by young gun Chef Paul Niddrie (Flotilla, Muse Kitchen). Imagine classical French training coupled with the explosive use of…

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Cooking Classes and Dinner at Nor East Bistro

Two recipes and techniques will be shared with a small group of 8 partons, then the group will sit down in the dining room with views of the iconic marina…

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Gluten-Free Surprise Sunday

To celebrate Newcastle Food Month, we are holding “Gluten-Free Surprise Sunday.” This event is similar to one of our renowned Gluten-Free Moreish Mystery Monday’s, but it is on Sunday 11…

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Thomas Wines + Nagisa + Shane’s Seafood; Semillon & Seafood Lunch

Let regional NSW’s Best Asian restaurant Nagisa take you on a seafood journey with some of our regions most incredible seafood sourced by Shane’s, and perfectly paired with four of…

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A trip to France

Join Chef Chris Thornton, Sommelier Stephane Pommier and the Team at Restaurant Mason on a trip to France. Just because we can’t travel doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy Fine European…

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Stadium Drive Through

Order lunch every Thursday in April and drive through McDonald Jones Stadium to pick it up. Our menu is classic diner and BBQ style dishes from the Executive Chef at…

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Beer Degustation Dinner

BEER DEGUSTATION DINNER – Thursday 15th April 2021 @ 6.30pm The team from Young Henrys & Grainfed will be each showcasing three beers accompanied by a special 6-course dinner designed…

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Signal Box Pop-Up Sparkling and Oyster Bar

Join us each Friday night in April for the Signal Box pop-up Sparkling and Oyster Bar. Enjoy half dozen oysters and a glass of sparkling wine for $25 per person.…

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Tastes of the Bush

Coinciding with Newcastle Food Month and in celebration of the closing weekend of the exhibition VOID, Newcastle Art Gallery invites you to a Gallery wide, family-friendly, celebration of Aboriginal art,…

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Cider and Pork Festival Newcastle

The blissful union of ice-cold cider and mouth-watering local pork, the Cider & Pork Festival takes the humble pig and pairs it with its one true love, the apple! Cider…

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East Feast Long Lunch by Underground Epicureans

Newcastle’s East End is bursting with fabulous food and restaurants. Visit four of the best east end eateries for a moveable feast with a course in each. It’s more like…

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Naturellement

We are neighbourgood, P&V Merchants & The Edwards present Naturellement Naturellement is coming for you at hip west end hub The Edwards. An exclusive event of wine, beer, and spirits,…

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Pork Ewe Autumn Lunch

Join the Pork Ewe Deli team for an afternoon of delicious dining at their first-ever Seasonal Long Lunch. Celebrating the flavours of Europe over a leisurely Sunday lunch, enjoy a…

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Cider and Pork Festival Newcastle

The blissful union of ice-cold cider and mouth-watering local pork, the Cider & Pork Festival takes the humble pig and pairs it with its one true love, the apple! Cider…

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Usher Tinkler: Through Rose Coloured Glasses

This April, Join Ron & Raf with a special guest Hunter Valley winemaker for the second in our series of ‘Through Rose Coloured Glasses’ events. The event consists of a…

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Cheese and Wine Masterclass by Wine Selectors

Wine Selectors invites you on a delicious journey to savour some of the world’s best cheeses paired perfectly with wine at our sell-out Cheese & Wine Masterclass! We’ve sourced 12…

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Naturellement

We are neighbourgood, P&V Merchants & The Edwards present Naturellement Naturellement is coming for you at hip west end hub The Edwards. An exclusive event of wine, beer, and spirits,…

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Chef’s Table Experience

The Essential Ingredient Newcastle proudly presents a Chef’s Table Masterclass lead by young gun Chef Paul Niddrie (Flotilla, Muse Kitchen). Imagine classical French training coupled with the explosive use of…

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Cooking Classes and Dinner at Nor East Bistro

Two recipes and techniques will be shared with a small group of 8 partons, then the group will sit down in the dining room with views of the iconic marina…

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BON APPÉTIT! A Sweet Soirée by Newcastle Music Festival

Newcastle Music Festival and FogHorn Brewhouse invite you to an operatic amuse-bouche. This operatic comedy, Bon Appétit, depicts the beloved celebrity cook, Julia Child, baking a chocolate cake (Le Gâteau…

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Stadium Drive Through

Order lunch every Thursday in April and drive through McDonald Jones Stadium to pick it up. Our menu is classic diner and BBQ style dishes from the Executive Chef at…

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5-Course Indigenous Degustation

Unique. Indigenous. Cultural. This is an experience that should not be missed. Fennel and Co Catering Sponsored by the Hamilton Business Association invite you to a 5-course native degustation Chef…

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Signal Box Pop-Up Sparkling and Oyster Bar

Join us each Friday night in April for the Signal Box pop-up Sparkling and Oyster Bar. Enjoy half dozen oysters and a glass of sparkling wine for $25 per person.…

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South Africa 6

Join us at The Shorty Hotel for our Sixth South African themed banquet night. Our head chef Gerhard is putting together a menu not to be missed alongside award-winning fellow…

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Ladies Long Lunch

5-course culinary lunch soaking up the amazing scenery of Shortland waters golf club. Gather the ladies and enjoy our beautiful boho-inspired table settings, with photo wall, roaming photographer and a…

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Wagyu and Wine by Binnie Beef and Binet

Newcastle’s best kept secret Binnie Beef Warehouse together with Binet Family Wines will be hosting a 4 course dinner accompanied by some of the Hunters best wines. The event will…

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Chef’s Table Experience

The Essential Ingredient Newcastle proudly presents a Chef’s Table Masterclass lead by young gun Chef Paul Niddrie (Flotilla, Muse Kitchen). Imagine classical French training coupled with the explosive use of…

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Cooking Classes and Dinner at Nor East Bistro

Two recipes and techniques will be shared with a small group of 8 partons, then the group will sit down in the dining room with views of the iconic marina…

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Berlin Electric, Kabarett & Food by Newcastle Music Festival

Newcastle Music Festival & FogHorn Brewhouse present the outrageous talent of tenor, Brad Cooper, with pianist, Bev Kennedy, in an electrifying journey through the Kabarett songs of Weimar Berlin. Enjoy…

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Gins, Games and Guesses – An interactive evening of food and drink trivia for a cause

Gather a group of friends and let the Newcastle Food Month fun and games begin! Do you know your gins? Can you identify ingredients if you see them? Can you…

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Thomas Wines + Nagisa + Binnie Beef; Shiraz Dinner

Which style of Hunter Valley Shiraz goes best with Oysters, Salmon and Wagyu beef? You be the judge as we take you on a journey of discovery through this cleverly…

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Stadium Drive Through

Order lunch every Thursday in April and drive through McDonald Jones Stadium to pick it up. Our menu is classic diner and BBQ style dishes from the Executive Chef at…

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Farmhouse Feast Beer Dinner

Hosted by Head Brewer Shawn Sherlock, join us for this feast of beer matched food. You’ll enjoy a beer and snacks on arrival, followed by a 3-course menu with accompanying…

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Signal Box at Sea – Seafood Degustation Dinner

Join Dan James and George Mirosevich for a five-course seafood degustation dinner at Signal Box. The evening will begin at our pop-up oyster and sparkling bar on the rooftop. From…

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