Plate Date

This April take yourself on a month-long food tour for brunch by the beach, lunch in the city and dinner along the harbour with NFM’s Plate Date.

More than 60 restaurants, cafes and pubs are designing a custom NFM plate and pairing it with a beverage, alcoholic or non*, for a delish $25. These meal experiences will be served up throughout April.**

This is the chance to dine at restaurants that you mightn’t usually visit, or taste something new at your tried and tested favourites.

To wine and dine (or beer and burger) some restaurants will require a booking. 

Dining at Your Local Pub

Newy pubs have come a long way in recent years and so have their food offerings. With the kind assistance of The Australian Hotels Association, you will find some great suggestions for Plate Date meals at a range of iconic Newcastle Hotels.

*Beverage is specified by the participating venue.
**Each restaurant will set its own T's&C's and dates may vary. If you have questions or queries head to the venue directly.

Basement on Market St


Basement on a Budget

Match our mouth-watering Margherita Pizza with a house wine or tap beer. Or fancy one of our house-made pasta options?

Take your pick from either our Spaghetti Arrabiatta or Pesto & Stracciatella Pasta and match that back with your choice of house wine or tap beer.


Deal available: Weekdays Only

Bookings: Phone – 49061386

Beach Burrito Co.

Darby St

The Obvious Choice

A serving of our Chips and Guac, corn chips served with fresh guac, and a side of smokey salsa.

Then pick 3 from our 11 different Taco choices! Each one as tasty as the next! And finally your choice of a selected tap beer or frozen margarita.

Deal available: All day, every day.

Bookings: Phone – 49261980

Bolton St Pantry


Prawn, Mango & Chilli Salad

Marinated prawn with fresh mint, wombok, shallots, curled chilli, and black sesame seeds with maple mango dressing. Best paired with a Pepper Tree 2018 Hunter Valley Chardonnay.

Deal available: 6:30am – 2:00pm (7 days).

Bookings: Phone – 40481344

Clarendon Hotel Newcastle


Aw, Snap!

Crispy skin Snapper fillet, confit golden potato fries, roast cherry tomatoes, pickled cucumber salad with lemon and caper butter sauce. Served with a glass of Semillon from local Hunter Winery Hart & Hunter or a glass of Rosè from French Winery Bouchard Aines & Fils.

Deal available: Monday to Saturday, for Lunch and Dinner.

Bookings: Phone – 49076700

Coal River & Co

Darby St

Pasta & Wine Anyone?

Beautiful bright & earthy beetroot pasta with roast butternut pumpkin, caramelized onion, creamy goats cheese, tossed with baby spinach & creme friache, finished with fresh basil pesto & crisp beetroot chips.

Paired with either a glass of fresh, crisp Italian Soave or plump, juicy French Pinot Noir.

Match this with a modus XPA schooner for $25, perfect!

Deal available: Tues-Sun – First sitting only.

Bookings: Please call or message on our socials to book

Colliery Inn Wallsend


Pub Parmi & a Drink

Traditional or House Parmi with Chips & Salad.

Our 280g Panko Chicken Schnitzel topped with either Napoli Sauce, Ham & Cheese OR Garlic Cream Sauce, Bacon, Avocado & Chipotle Mayo. Includes a Schooner of any Tooheys Beer OR a Glass of House Wine or Post Mix.

Deal available: Tuesday – Sunday (Lunch or Dinner)

Bookings: Click here.

Commonwealth Hotel

Cooks Hill

Newcastle’s Favourite Thai Beef Salad

Newcastle’s favourite Thai Beef Salad, marinated flank steak, cherry tomatoes, Spanish onion, cucumber, roasted sweet potato, fresh chilli, eschallots matched with a schooner of your choice of beer or a glass of wine

Deal available: Monday to Friday, midday to 3pm.

Bookings: Phone – 49262680

Customs House Hotel

East End

Customs Bella Paella

Relax amongst the beautiful surrounds of Customs House Hotel while taking in the views of the amazing Newcastle Harbour. Our modern seafood risoni paella is light and silky. The seafood and saffron pair perfectly with a Tinklers Verdelho. We look forward to sharing our plate with you.

Deal available: Wednesday – Friday (Lunchtime) 

Bookings: Click here.

Edmonds & Co.

East End

Edmonds Beer & Burger

A cold crisp beer with Edmonds Kiwi take on a Chicken Burger – slaw, avocado, cheese, caramelised onion with chipotle mayo, served with sweet potato fries.

Deal available: From 11am to 2pm – weekdays.

Bookings: Click here.

Edmonds & Co.

East End

Hotcake & Coffee for Two

Bring a friend and try our Ricotta Hotcake topped with mixed berry compote, Chantilly cream & maple syrup (GF), accompanied by a coffee of your choice.

Deal available: Monday to Friday 7am – 2pm

Bookings: Click here.


East End

Gelato Buffet for 2

One plate, four freshly made seasonal scoops of gelato, something saucy to pour and something crunchy to scatter, two coffees and your time starts now – dig into Autumn manifested in gelato at Estabar.

Deal available: Monday to Sunday.

Bookings: Walk in only. 

Foghorn Brewery


No Sharing Shares for One

We’re about more than just great craft beer, pizza and burgers, so discover our tasty sharing menu with this special offer. Choose any 2 of our share plates and pair them with a schooner of beer or cider, glass of wine or soft drink.

Deal available: Weekdays before 6:30pm.

Bookings: Click here.

Goldbergs Coffee House

Darby St

The Goldburger

Goldbergs own double beef and bacon cheeseburger!

Two Beef patties, smoky bacon, cheese, lettuce, housemade pickles and burger sauce served on a sprouted wheat sesame seed bun -with beer battered chips and a can of Foghorns Newy Pale ale.

Deal available: Lunch, 12-5pm daily (closed Tuesdays)

Bookings: Walk in only

Greenroof Kitchen by Ron & Raf


R & R Mussels

Ron & Raf’s Mussels with Garlic/Chilli/Tomato/White Wine and freshly toasted Sourdough matched with a glass of Usher Tinkler’s Nose-2-Tail Semillon or Chardonnay White. All of this for only $25!

Deal available: Monday to Friday – Lunch and Dinner.

Bookings: Click here.

Ground Floor Cafe


Breakfast on a Budget

Satisfy those morning hunger pangs with either our big breakfast or veggie breakfast. Pair this with one of our famous 5 Senses Specialty coffees or a freshly squeezed juice for just $25. 

Deal available: Monday to Friday – All Day.

Bookings: Phone – 49061798

Hotel Elermore

Elermore Vale

Hotel Elermore Beef Pappardelles

Beef pappardelle, slow-cooked pulled beef ragu & freshly shaved parmesan,
along with a glass of house wine.

Deal available: Monday – Friday.

Bookings: Click here.

King St Deli and Bar


Handmade Panini, Salad and Vino

Your choice of one of our housemade panini’s, filled with gourmet deli meats and cheeses, plus a side of delicious salad and a glass of Hunter Valley wine.

Deal available: Monday-Sunday 11-3pm.

Bookings: Phone – 49291876

Lambton Park Hotel



Full-rack of Jack Daniels USA BBQ Pork Ribs served with house cut fries and an Asian house-made slaw.

With a glass of house beer or wine

Deal available: Lunch or dinner, every day. 

Bookings: Phone – 49561376

Lime Gourmet Pizza and Pasta


$25 Large Lime Pizza Deal

Choose any Large traditional, Gourmet or Vegan range of our freshly made pizzas for $25 with a can of soft drink.

All our dough and toppings are made fresh in-store daily from locally sourced ingredients.

Gluten-free options available but additional charges may apply.

Deal available: Wednesday-Sunday from 4:30pm – 9:30pm

Bookings: Phone – 49615529

Lotus Corner

The Junction 

Lotus Corner Barramundi Date

Crispy Skinned Barramundi w Spiced Thai Peanut Sauce, Wombok, Asian Slaw, Cashew Nuts, Pineapple Compote and Eshallots with a glass of Tyrrells Sparkling.

Deal available: Lunch and Dinner, Monday – Sunday.

Bookings: Phone – 49698133

Meet Resturant


Churrasco Tasting Plate Plus Beverage

A tasting of some of the most traditional Brazilian food in our all you can eat churrasco, plus a glass of house beer or wine. $25 per person Food – Picanha, Chorizo, Chicken Wings, Cassava Fries, Cheese Bread and Banana Fritters. Drinks – House Beer, House wine, sparkling or soft.

Note: photo is an example of the food served and does not represent the amount of food, or items included.

Deal available: Wednesday to Friday, from 4pm to 6pm. Bar area only.

Bookings: click here.

Mockingbird Cafe


Breaky & Bubbles

Any breakfast Menu item with Glass of Bubbles or House spritz!

Deal available: Monday – Friday.

Bookings: Phone – 90431046

Momo Wholefoods


Banh Xeo & Glass of Kombucha or Kvass

Vietnamese rice flour pancake with tofu, zucchini, fresh sprouts and herbs.

Deal available: Daily, 8:00am – 3:00pm.

Bookings: Phone – 4926 3310

Moor Newcastle East

East End

Goodness bowl

Please enjoy our signature dish the goodness bowl, with either a small coffee, apple juice or orange juice.

Deal available: 7 days a week – 7am till 1:30pm.

Bookings: Phone – 40237096

Nagisa Japanese Restaurant


:Drunk till ;Pickled 8Purple

Dine at “Best Asian Restaurant Regional NSW” on the shores of Newcastle Harbour and get a taste of the best seafood and Semillon match.

Beetroot and Semillon cured kingfish, avocado wasabi puree, pickled red radish, sea greens, Yarra Valley salmon caviar, yuzu pepper vinaigrette with matched with 2020 Thomas Synergy Semillon. 

Deal available: Daily (lunch and Dinner)

Bookings: Click here.

Nags Head Hotel


Crispy Skin Salmon & Wine

For the entire month of April, you can enjoy our Chef’s favourite crispy skin salmon paired with a glass of house wine (or schooner of house beer).

Deal available: Lunch and dinner, every day. 

Bookings: Click here. 

Nags Head Hotel


Vegan Burrito bowl & Beer (VE)

For the whole month of April get a Vegan Burrito bowl and pair it with a house beer or a glass of house wine.

Deal available: Lunch & dinner, every day. 

Bookings: Click here.

Neighbours on Market St


Pancakes & Coffee

Pop in for our irresistible pancakes and a signature Ona coffee for just $25. Sit back and enjoy the ambience that is Neighbours on Market St.

Deal available: Monday – Friday (Breakfast & Lunch)

Bookings: Walk in Only

Nor East Bistro


Cajun Clam Chowder

Cajun-spiced Clam Chowder with local seafood matched with Hunter Valley Semillon.

Deal available: Monday to Friday – Lunch only.

Bookings: Click here.

Nor East Bistro


Eggplant Kasundi

Spiced Eggplant Kasundi with steamed Tumeric rice and a pappadum, served with Hunter Valley Semillon. (gluten free and vegan)

Deal available: Monday to Friday – Lunch only.

Bookings: Click here.

Overtime Cafe & Bar


Mango Supreme

Pan-seared skin-on chicken breast with house-made seasoning, charred corn cob, zucchini and Mango Puree. The light tropical fruit and savoury texture is a perfect companion to Briar Ridge Vineyard Hunter Valley Verdelho. Fresh & Local.

Deal available: Wednesday – Saturday, Dinner (5pm-9pm)

Bookings: Phone – 49060929


East End

Rustica’s Lamb Ragu, Orecchiette, Parmesan Pangritata

Rustica’s spiced lamb ragu, green olive, peas and Parmesan fried breadcrumbs with a glass of Glandore estate Shiraz.

Deal available: Monday to Thursday (Dinner)

Bookings: Phone – 49293333

Shorty Hotel


Pizza & Beer

Get any of our hand-rolled pizzas & a schooner of house tap beer for only $25 for the month of April.

Deal available: Every day 11:30am – 8:30pm

Bookings: Phone – 49511844

Stag & Hunter Hotel


Stag Made Hunter Pie

Our mouthwatering House-made pie is to die for. Be it chicken, lamb or beef, the daily made pie goes down a treat, matched with a schooner of Little Creatures.
Just another great reason to visit the Stag.

Deal available: Lunch or dinner, every day. 

Bookings: Phone – 49681205

Susuru - Plate Date
SUSURU Ramen and Gyoza


Salmon Mizore Ramen

Salmon Mizore ramen – Light flavourful chicken broth with shio tare and crisp daikon-oroshi, topped with fresh salmon sauteed in Japanese sake. Finally finished off with and grilled cherry tomatoes, parsley and zesty lime.

Matched with Tamburlaine Petite Fleur Rose.

Deal available: Everyday, anytime

Bookings: Walk in only. 

Plate Date - Sydney Junction Hotel
Sydney Junction Hotel


Perfect for a Ladies Lunch!

Twice cooked duck salad w/ roast pumpkin, toasted pine nut, feta, lettuce & cherry dressing PLUS a glass of house wine for $25

Deal available: Monday – Friday.

Bookings: Phone – 49612537

The Autumn Rooms

Darby St

Brunch with us

Order our delicious House made Crumpets with Honey Roasted Stone fruit Whipped Lemon Creme Fraiche, Honey and Almond Crumb with a glass of Prosecco for $25…

Or Cheesecake Waffles with Whipped Vanilla Cream Cheese, Meringue, Summer Berries and Berry Compote with a glass of Prosecco

Deal available: Monday to Sunday – Breakfast and Lunch.

Bookings: Click here.

The Burwood Inn


Seafood, Sweetcorn & Semillon

Poached crab in sweetcorn alfredo sauce, tossed through pappardelle pasta and topped with shaved asparagus and parmesan cheese. Beautifully paired with a glass of Margan Semillon. Light and crisp to match this meal lovely meal.

Deal available: Lunch, every day. 

Bookings: Click here.

The Criterion Hotel


Parmi and a Pint

Succulent Panko fried chicken schnitzel, authentic red sauce topped with melted parmesan and mozzarella, Cri seasoned fries with a side of kale slaw paired with a pint of YOUNG HENRYS.

Deal available: Wednesday – Sunday (11:30am-8:30pm).

Bookings: Phone – 49615597

The Delany Hotel

Darby St

Grilled Middle Eastern Swordfish Steak

Grilled Swordfish Steak w Middle Eastern Braised Chickpeas and Za’attar

Chargrilled Mooloolaba Swordfish Steak, served Medium, with a Slow-cooked chickpea, tomato and capsicum ragout, Roast Eggplant and finished with a house-made blend of middle eastern spices, accompanied by your choice of our Bleeding-Heart Sauvignon Blanc (SA) or our Bleeding-Heart Chardonnay (Lime Stone Coast Wines).

Deal available: Monday to Sunday – Lunch and Dinner.

Bookings: Phone – 49291627

The Duke of Wellington

New Lambton

From The Grill

Wingham reserve succulent rump steak with crispy sweet potato bites, charred asparagus, leek chips finished with Chef Benny’s secret sauce.

Accompanied by your choice of a Stone and Wood Pacific Ale OR a glass of House Cabernet Sauvignon.

Deal available: Monday – Friday (5:30pm onwards)

Bookings: Phone – 49571170

The Edwards

Newcastle West

The Late Plate Date

In true Eddies style our plate date is one to be shared and savoured.

Choose from one of our favourite three Bar Snacks and then pair it with a cold frothy Grainfed beer or crisp glass of Glandore wine.

Vegetarian and vegan options on offer as well.

Deal available: From 3pm Wednesday – Sunday.

Bookings: Click here.

The Exchange Hotel


Pizza and Pasta Plate Date

Slow-cooked Beef cheek W/ house-made pappardelle, mushrooms and shaved parmesan with a house tap beer or wine – $25

Pizza con Patate – Italian sausage, Rosemary, potato, Fior de Latte & olive oil with a house tap beer or wine – $25

Deal available: Sunday – Thursday.

Bookings: Click here.

The Falcon Restaurant

East End

Cowrie Hole Crab Cakes

Our Crab Cakes are a fantastic representation of the classic American Maryland cakes.

With a light crispy exterior & delicate soft interior of jumbo lump crab meat, these tasty morsels pair beautifully with a glass of Glandore Pinot Grigio or a schooner of Young Henrys Lager.

Deal available: Lunch 12pm-3pm Wednesday – Sunday AND Dinner 5pm-9pm Wednesday & Thursday. 

Bookings: Click here.

The Falcon Restaurant

East End

Smoked Meat or Vegan Jambalaya

A very rich & layered dish of hearty ingredients. Both built on red beans, rice, herbs & spices. The Vegan option adds smoked mushrooms & roasted veg.

The other, a Cajun-style of smoked meats. Best paired with a chilled Dirt Candy red blend or the Grifter Pale ale.

Deal available: Lunch 12pm-3pm Wednesday – Sunday AND Dinner 5pm-9pm Wednesday & Thursday.

Bookings: Click here.

The Great Northern Hotel

East End

Pork Belly & Summer Haze

Crispy pork belly with cheese kransky, crispy fennel and apple puree. Served alongside ‘The Great Haze’ a hazy lager perfect for summer with light hints of passionfruit.

Deal available: Monday to Sunday (12pm – 9pm).

Bookings: Click here.

The Prince Merewether


$25 pizza and beer

Join us at The Prince for our thin crust pizza, made on our own 24-hour proved hand-stretched dough and organic gustorosso Napoletana sauce, topped with only the best Italian and local ingredients.

Match this with a modus XPA schooner for $25, perfect!

Deal available: Monday – Thursday (dinner)

Bookings: Click here.

The Ship Inn


Fish & Chips

Beer battered Cod, crispy hot chips served with Miso much peas. Served up with your choice of beer or wine.

Deal available: Monday – Sunday. Lunch and Dinner.

Bookings: Click here.

Three Monkeys Cafe

Darby St

Monkeys Marvellous Menu

Order our Eggs Benedict with your choice of either Ham off the bone, Smoked trout or bacon and receive a free coffee.

Deal available: Monday – Friday. Breakfast and Lunch.

Bookings: Phone – 49263779

Too Hands


Too Hands Plate Date

Pan-seared Atlantic salmon with miso broth, wakame, soba noodles and edamame bean with a glass of Tyrrells Chardonnay from the Hunter Valley.

Deal available: Monday – Sunday (Lunch Only)

Bookings: Phone – 49579998

The Junction Hotel

The Junction

Every day is taco day

Feeling like something fresh and delicious to get the taste buds going? We’ve got you sorted with the choice of our Baha Fish Tacos with pickled slaw, chipotle mayo, pickled onion & lime or our Crispy Chicken Tacos with pickled slaw, avocado & chipotle mayo paired with a house beer/wine.

Deal available: Monday – Friday. Lunch only.

Bookings: Click here.

The Kent Hotel


The Garden of Eatin’ (VE)

Braised Artichoke with crunchy cauliflower bites accompanied with freshly picked portobello mushroom marinated in garlic and thyme. This is complemented with a sweet potato and carrot purée with a drizzle of jus.

Accompanied by your choice of either a Stone n Wood schooner OR a Glass of Stonehurst Red.

Deal available: Monday – Friday Dinner (From 5PM onwards)

Bookings: Phone – 49613303

The Lucky Hotel


Lucky Pasta Plate Date

To celebrate Newcastle Food month, The Lucky Hotel is offering a mouthwatering Pasta of the Day Special inclusive of a choice of House Wine for just $25.

Think along the lines of Creamy Tagliatelle with Truffle Mixed Mushrooms & Parmesan, or…Chorizo, Olives, Garlic & Chilli Fettuccine in a Napoletana Sauce.


Deal available: Lunch & Dinner weekdays

Bookings: Phone – 49258888

Westfield Kotara – The Rooftop

Westfield Kotara are one of our main sponsors for both Newcastle Food Month and Le Diner en Blanc. Apart from a great range of fashions and accessories for Le Diner en Blanc, there are some tasty food options at the Westfield Rooftop restaurants to tempt and reward you after a hard days shopping. Some of those restaurants offering great Plate Date meals are listed below –

Another Burger Joint


The All-Rounder

Try a Japanese twist on your traditional burger meal with Another Burger Joint. This combo meal includes a burger of your choice, any snack-pack side and to top it all off any delicious cocktail from their drinks menu.

Deal available: 11am – 8pm

Bookings: Phone – 40634485

Grill'd Kotara


Grill’d Burger Combo

Treat yourself to any full-sized burger (excluding the specialty range) and iconic potato snack chips at Grill’d on The Rooftop! Plus pair your favourite burger with a glass of wine or beer.

Deal available: 11am – 9pm

Bookings: Phone – 49522577 

Hong Kong Chef


Signature Peking Duck

Conquer your food cravings with the delicious half-serve Peking Duck from Hong Kong Chef. Served with 6 sliced spring onion pancakes and hoisin sauce, this dish is paired with a pot of hot traditional Chinese tea.

Deal available: 11am – 9pm

Bookings: Phone – 43305012

Nando's Kotara


Plate Date for Two

Experience the flavours of Portugal at Nando’s with a whole flame-grilled chicken and a large side of your choice. This meal is also paired with a 390ml soft drink or bottle water of your choice.

Deal available: 11am – 10pm

Bookings: Phone – 49563405

Zeus Street Greek


The Spartan

Zeus it your way with The Spartan.

Featuring chicken or pork, personalise this dish with two sides and a dip to make it the meal of champions. Plus enjoy your choice of beer or glass of wine.

Deal available: 11am – 9pm

Bookings: Phone – 83155620