Newcastle Food Month is back for 2022!

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It’s been a helluva year for our hospitality industry, Newy. We’re about to deliver the best news so far, Newcastle Food Month is back this April with a mouth watering menu of culinary experiences being plated up across our beautiful city.

Be sure to block out the entire month of April because we’re serving a delicious lineup of Plate Dates deals and Feature Events hosted by our absolutely legendary Novocastrian chefs and hospitality superstars, across a range of gorgeous venues right here in our beautiful City of Newcastle.  

And the pièce de résistance? World-renowned Le Dîner en Blanc is coming back to  Newcastle as the signature event! And it’s promising to be bigger, better and more grammable than ever… Big boots to fill, we know!

Check out Newcastle Food Month Event Program for more information

Feature Events

Over 40+ events to get your teeth into!

You asked for it? Then we'll deliver! The very best and most unique events will be served up during the month of April 2022. Everything from a delish, bubbly brunch through to an 8 course Spanish tasting menu set to transport you to the shores of Sicily. Or if music is your jam, embark on a musical journey of the mind (and tastebuds) at a number of unique dinners including world class musical talents. Now if that's not enough to get your mouth watering, check out more than 40 other events we have planned!

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Plate Date

50+ Plate Date deals on offer!

We’re giving you the perfect excuse that you didn’t need to dine at all those amazing places on your must try list around Newcastle. We have over 50 - yes that's right - 50 Plate Date deals for you to savour during the month of April. Our $25 Plate Date grants you exclusive access to enjoy a main meal and a beverage for just, yep you guessed it, $25. So what are you waiting for?

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Signature Event

Le Dîner en Blanc - Sat 2nd April 2022

The Signature Event of Newcastle Food Month, (some say, the foodie event of the year), Le Dîner en Blanc, is famous for its all-white dress code and secret location. Be a part of this incredible dining experience - a unique pop-up dinner hidden in plain sight somewhere in our beautiful city. The wine will be flowing and the dance floor will be glowing.

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What's coming in March

What's coming in April


Pork Ewe Autumn Seasonal Lunch

Join the Pork Ewe Deli team for an afternoon of delicious dining celebrating the flavours of Europe over a leisurely Sunday lunch. We have joined forces with renowned Hunter Chefs…

Seafood X Wine journey with Nagisa and First Creek

Let award-winning Nagisa Japanese Restaurant and First Creek Winery take you on a seafood and wine journey with the finest seafood paired with Hunter’s first-class wines. $145 per person –…

Hunter Valley Magnum lunch

Join us for a six-course degustation that is focused on pairing wine from the Hunter Valley – all served in magnums! Very limited seating. Cost: $250pp

Sunday Sessions – Thomas Wines X Sea Salt & Sage @ Cooks Hill Surf Club

Sneaky Seaside Sunday Semillon (or Shiraz) Sessions are a thing this April. Think glorious share plates of Italian delights by Sea Salt & Sage and stylish Semillon or Shiraz from…

Opera at the Pub – “The Telephone” by Newcastle Music Festival

A sensational night of fine food at FogHorn Brewery with entertainment by Newcastle Music Festival, presenting the very comic, intimate chamber opera, “The Telephone”, by Gian Carlo Menotti (and yes,…

Master of Dessert curated by Winning Appliances

Join Reece Hignell of Cakeboi Hamilton. A master of desserts curated by Winning Appliances Celebrating the story of old-fashioned recipes from his nan with a modern twist. Sharing his unique…

The Hunter River Experience

The Team at Restaurant Mason in Partnership with Boydell’s wine and Guest Chef Paula Rengger from Boydell’s Restaurant, invite you to Join them for Canapés and a 4 Course Degustation…

Rustica Wine Dinner with First Creek Wines

Rustica Newcastle Beach is hosting one stand-out event for the Newcastle Food Month 2022. In partnership with Greg Silkman from First Creek Wines, Hunter Valley. You will be escorted on…

A Taste of Soul

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

Nags Head x Earp Distilling Co. 3 Course Dinner

Enjoy a 3-course sit-down dinner paired with hand-crafted cocktails featuring Earp’s Just Juniper Gin and Smoked Juniper Gin as well tastings of their Summertime Limoncello and Absinthe. Earp Distilling Co.…

Beer vs Wine: A Dinner at Modus Merewether

Modus Merewether Brewery Venue is teaming up with one of the Hunter Valley’s most dynamic young winemakers, Usher Tinkler, to bring you the ultimate beer, wine and food experience. Beer vs…

Seafood & Hunter Semillon Lunch

The Hunter Valley Semillon wine varietal is renowned throughout Australia and around the world for its ability to age – it also pairs remarkably well with seafood!  Join us for…

Heroes of The Hunter Long Lunch

Wine Selectors is passionate about bringing wine lovers together and what better way to enjoy an afternoon with friends than a long lunch. At this special event for Newcastle Food…

The Boe Balcony Brunch

Get set for a delish, bubbly brunch – upstairs at The Prince! Enjoy a selection of mouth-watering small plates prepared by Head Chef Joshua Lips and team, with free-flowing Sparkling…

Tutti a Távola ft Massimo Mele & Elbourne Wines

An Italian Collaboration with Celebrity chef Massimo Mele long-time friend and mentor of Raf and Declan from Ready Cut Dough. Tutti a Távola means “everyone at the table” in Italian.…

Sunday Sessions – Thomas Wines X Sea Salt & Sage @ Cooks Hill Surf Club

Sneaky Seaside Sunday Semillon (or Shiraz) Sessions are a thing this April. Think glorious share plates of Italian delights by Sea Salt & Sage and stylish Semillon or Shiraz from…

Seafood and Chardonnay Experience

Scratchleys on the Wharf has been Newcastle’s favourite restaurant for over 30 years, and for this dinner, chefs are preparing a special three course seafood menu. Better still the food…

Masters of Bread curated by Winning Appliances

Join the team at Uprising Bakery for an immersive culinary experience within their bakery facilities curated by Winning Appliances Celebrating the story of breaking bread for Easter and the tradition…

Cakeboi Vs Foghorn Beergustation Dinner

We’re teaming up with Newcastle’s favourite Masterchef alumni, Reece Hignell aka Cakeboi to bring you a beer dinner like no other! You’ll enjoy 5 courses of delicious food, all featuring…

Newcastle’s First ever Thai degustation

Benjamas Thai on Darby Street has created Newcastle’s first ever Thai degustation dinner in collaboration with First Creek Wines. Owner/Chef Chin will develop a seven course degustation menu including Benjamas…

Seafood and Semillon

Seafood and Semillon – they say it is the match made in heaven. Scratchleys on the Wharf is Newcastle’s leading Seafood restaurant, and First Creek produce some of Australia’s most…

The Flotilla x Yellow Billy: Fire, Wine and Friends

The Hunter comes to Newcastle in a collaboration between friends. Chef’s Shayne (Flotilla) and Sam (Yellow Billy) will collaborate on a six course set menu showcasing the art of cooking with fire.…

Drag Me To Dinner, with Timberlina

Come and join us for a dining event featuring Newcastle’s one and only Timberlina and BOE wines. Enjoy a sharing plate on the table and a glass of BOE wine…

Cheese and Wine Masterclass by Wine Selectors

Do you know your goats cheese from your Gruyère? Your Comté from your Camembert? It’s time to take your cheese board game to the next level. Wine Selectors invites you…

What is natural wine?

The natural, minimal intervention or lo-fi wine movement has gained momentum in Australia in recent years.  Still, there is a lot of misconceptions and confusion around what the movement represents. …

Cakeboi + Boe Wines High Tea

High Tea is inspired by the classic bakes, CWA inspried scones and some delicious savory treats. Guest will enjoy their high tea with their choice of locally roasted Floozy espresso…

Sunday Sessions – Thomas Wines X Sea Salt & Sage @ Cooks Hill Surf Club

Sneaky Seaside Sunday Semillon (or Shiraz) Sessions are a thing this April. Think glorious share plates of Italian delights by Sea Salt & Sage and stylish Semillon or Shiraz from…

Jazz at the Pub – “Heartstrings” by Newcastle Music Festival

Newcastle Music Festival and FogHorn Brewery bring you a tantalising evening of fine food and jazz songs, connected by the themes of emotions, expression and heart. Enjoy Newcastle’s finest jazz…

Cocktails & Culinary

Join us at the beautiful Customs House Hotel for a unique degustation event. Enjoy five delectable courses prepared by our amazing kitchen team matched with a selection of decadent cocktails and spirits.…

Burwood Mystery Dinner

Join us for our Burwood Mystery Dinner. A luxurious four course mystery dinner prepared by our head chef Jeremy Salmon and his team. Together with Leigh from DeCante This, we…

A Taste of Tuscany

The region of Tuscany in Italy is responsible for some of the most celebrated Italian dishes around the world: think Panzanella or Bistecca alla Fiorentina!  Join us for a six-course…

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