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 Newcastle Food Month’s Plate Date.
Try somewhere new! Our $25 Plate Date deal means you can try all of those incredible places on your bucket list! Enjoy a main meal and a beverage for just $25. To wine and dine (or beer and burger) some restaurants will require a booking. 

Dining at Your Local Hotel

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.

Argyle St, Independent

Gourmet Bacon & Egg Roll for 2
Could this be Newcastle’s best ever bacon & egg roll deal? Argyle St’s bacon is cooked to perfection and served on a soft house made, brioche bun with tomato relish, melted cheese & garlic aioli. So that’s two bacon & egg rolls + 2 small coffees coffees for only $25 in total.

Deal available: Monday – Friday  7am-2pm

Bookings: Send us a text or call us on 0458 602 743 with your: name, number of guests and reference B&E.

Autumn Rooms Cafe

Darby Street
Autumn Crumpets & Prosecco

Drop in and try our delicious house made Autumn Seasonal Crumpets with a glass of Prosecco to start your day.

We are launching our Autumn Crumpets for Plate Date and it is the perfect accompaniment to a glass of Prosecco to start your weekend (or weekday) right.

Deal available: Monday – Sunday Breakfast and Lunch

Bookings: Book a table via website or drop in and ask for Plate Date.

Basement on Market St

Basement on a Budget

Let us transport you to Italy for only $25pp. Head Chef Franco Malgioglio has worked tirelessly creating the perfect pizza.

Enjoy one of his famous pizzas + a glass of house wine or beer. Your choice of pizza from salami, bianca, margherita or calzone.

Deal available: Sunday – Thursday from 4pm

Bookings: Click here

Beach Burrito Company

Darby St
Your Fav Mexican Meal Deal

Enjoy salted corn chips with fresh house made guacamole + any 3 of our famous tacos AND your choice of a frozen margarita or tap beer for just $25pp!

Deal available: All the time

Bookings: Click here


The Rooftop Kotara
Burger and Beer combo

Who knew Beerhaus burgers could get any better? Your beer doesn’t have to be lonely when you can pair it with one of our mega-stacked burgers for $25pp!

You can choose from the following: Fried chicken sandwich, Beerhaus cheese deluxe or magic mushroom.

Deal available: Lunch and Dinner

Bookings: Click here


The Rooftop Kotara
Woodfired fiesta

Beer and pizza: name a more iconic duo 🍕🍺

Join us from Monday to Friday and enjoy any wood fired pizza and any house drink (yes, you heard it right any house beer, wine or soft drink) for only $25pp 🙌🏼

Deal available: Monday to Friday

Bookings: Book online via website, via phone call at 02 8026 7700 or walk in.

Crystalbrook Kingsley - Ms Mary

Mary's favourite spread

Taste the range with our bougie tapas style plate. The ever changing selection of delicacies features our signature style of exceptional local produce with a bushfoods flair.

Enjoy with a glass of house wine or selected tap beer for $25 per person.

Deal available: Thursday to Saturday, 2pm to 8pm

Bookings: Click here.

Customs House Hotel

Customs House Kingfish

Feed your senses with this amazing plate of Hiramasa kingfish, charred sugarloaf, dashi butter emulsion and pickled shemiji. Pair this with a refreshing glass of Hunter Valley, Margan Breaking Ground Albarino for just $25pp.

Deal available: Wednesday – Friday Lunch & Dinner

Bookings: Phone 4925 2585 or click here.

Earp Distilling Co

Gin, Tonic & Cheese

Enjoy a Plate Date at Earp Distilling Co with your nearest and dearest. Gin & Tonics plus a cheese plate for two for just $25pp – doesn’t get much better than that!

Deal available: Monday to Thursday, 12pm to 4pm

Bookings: Click here.

Foghorn Brewery

Foghorn's Classic Schnitzel

It doesn’t get more classic than this! Newcastle’s go-to, all-time favourite meal the Chicken Schnitzel, paired with a schooner of our very own award-winning Hunter Classic. It’s almost a taste of Germany, Novocastrian-style!

Deal available: Weekdays before 6:30pm

Bookings: Click here.

Gamble & Brown cafe

Corn fritters & smoked salmon

Our charred corn fritters with fresh dill & coriander , smoked salmon and poached eggs. Matched with a glass of Bonvilla Estate Hunter Valley Semillon

Deal available: Monday – Friday till 2pm and on the weekend till 3pm.

Bookings: Call cafe to book or pop in

Goldbergs Coffee House

Darby St
Crispy Korean Fried Cauliflower

Enjoy crispy fried cauliflower tossed in Korean chilli glaze with pickled cabbage, toasted sesame seeds, bean shoots and house made kimchi sauce matched with a refreshing Modus Operandi Cerveza, locally brewed in Merewether for just $25pp.
[Vegan + GF]

Deal available: Wednesday – Monday  12pm – Close

Bookings: No bookings required

Goldbergs Coffee House

Darby St
Burrata Prosciutto & Wattle-seed Honey

Savour fresh burrata & shaved prosciutto drizzled with wattle-seed infused honey served on toasted uprising sourdough & topped with roasted macadamias. Paired with a coffee or any non alcoholic beverage for just $25pp.

Deal available: Wednesday – Monday 7am – 12pm

Bookings: No bookings necessary.

Ground Floor Cafe

Breakfast on a Budget

Choose from either our big breakfast or veggie breakfast at Ground Floor Cafe. Pair this with one of our famous 5 senses specialty coffees or a freshly squeezed juice for just $25pp.

Deal available: Monday – Friday, all day

Bookings: No bookings – walk in only

Hanok Korean Fine BBQ Kotara

The Rooftop Kotara
Chimaek, Korean Fried Chicken

Chimaek, Korean Fried Chicken with choice of (beer or soft drink)

Deal available: Monday to Thursday Lunch only

Bookings: Call 0406 480 878

HK Yum Cha

Peking duck COMBO
Half-serve of Peking duck, a serve of sliced spring onion pancakes and a pot of Chinese tea.

Deal available: Mon to Fri only

Bookings: Call 02 4957 6084

Ka-fey cafe

The Full Keto

Try Ka-fey Cafe’s most popular keto menu item – the Keto Bowl, with 14.7g of carbs! Enjoy with a small coffee (yes we do have a keto coffee) or Coke Zero.

We have a full keto menu and normal menu too.

Deal available: Every day 6.30am – 3.00pm (kitchen closes at 2.30pm).

Bookings: No booking needed but you can call (02) 4023 3320 to secure a spot.

Kai Fan

Darby Street
Dumplings and Yum cha Lover

Three of the top 10 popular dishes from our yum cha menu. Pan fried dumpling+steamed dim sum+spring roll, everything hand made, your best choice for a wonderful lunch. Many other amazing hand made buns and dumplings to try. If you love dumplings, you will love us.

Deal available: Mon-Fri Lunch only

Bookings: Call us on 02 4929 1565

Kai Fan

Darby Street
Meat and Wine

One of our must order with a glass of our best shiraz. Choose from Australian quality lamb ribs and barossa valley shiraz, exclusive secret recipe, cooked with love. Niceness always leaves endless aftertaste. Let‘s forget about the chopsticks, enjoy the meat and wine with your hands.

Deal available: Mon-Fri Lunch only

Bookings: Call us on 02 4929 1565

Kinn Thai

The Rooftop Kotara
Curry Lover Meal Deal

The curry lover meal deal comes with braised beef in massaman curry topped with sweet potato mash, side of rice and an ice cold glass of soft drink for just $25pp.

Deal available: Monday to Sunday.

Bookings: No booking required. Please mention Plate Date to claim.

Lambton Park Hotel

Big Boss Burger

Get your hands on our Big Boss Burger! Double beef patty, bacon, cheese, battered onion rings, special sauce, lettuce, tomato, beetroot on a milk bun served with chips and a schooner of our “beer of the month” for just $25pp.

Deal available: Seven Days Lunch or Dinner

Bookings: Please book on our website or call 02 4956 1376

Local Connections

Prawn Linguine & Wine

The hero dish at Local Connections, our famous prawn linguine! Head Chef Al’s hand-made pasta and locally-sourced fresh prawns, tossed with a delicious chilli, tomato and garlic white wine sauce. Paired with a glass of house white wine for $25pp.

Deal available: Monday to Friday 11am to 2:30pm

Bookings: Click here

Mad Mex

The Rooftop Kotara
The Amigos Bundle

A Mexican fiesta for 2 you simply won’t be able to resist! Invite another amigo along and grab 2 x burritos, 2 x cans of soft drink and 2 x churros for just $25! Made using fresh and authentic Mexican ingredients – amazing value with flavours you can’t go past!

Deal available: 24/7

Bookings: No bookings required

Meet Restaurant

Churrasco Tasting Plate

Enjoy your selection of 2 x meats and 2 x sides + a house drink for just $25pp.

Deal available: Wednesdays to Sundays (except Saturdays) from 5pm to 6:30pm – Served only in the bar area

Bookings: Click here or 02 4925 2226

Milky Lane

Darby Street
Burger & Beverage

Enjoy any delicious Milky Lane burger with a side of fries paired with any beer, wine or soft drink for just $25pp. (*excludes Big Poppa Burger*)

Deal available: Monday to Friday lunch only.

Bookings: Click here

Modus Merewether

The famous MO burger & a schooner of Modus XPA/Cerveza

Modus’ famous mouthwatering beef & bacon jam burger, available with a schooner of Modus XPA/Cerveza for just $25pp.
Vegan/GF burger options are also available.

Deal available: Monday – Thursday (lunch and dinner) Friday (lunch only).

Bookings: Click here


Smoking Salmon and Kingfish Mosaic

Savour mesquite smoked togorashi mosaic of salmon and kingfish, preserved yuzu, shiraz salmon pearls, watermelon radish and blackberry shrub for just $25pp.

Deal available: Monday – Sunday Lunch

Bookings: Phone: 4929 4122 or click here.

Nags Head Hotel

Chilli Prawn Linguini

Enjoy your choice of chilli prawn linguini with chilli, capers & garlic confit, fresh parsley, tomato & lemon, or

Miso eggplant poke bowl with baked miso eggplant with rice noodles, avocado, edamame, shiitake & enoki mushrooms, watermelon radish, kewpie mayo & yuzu sesame dressing (GF).

Plus your choice of a house beer or wine for just $25pp.

Deal available: Monday – Sunday, Lunch and Dinner

Bookings: Click here or call (02) 4952 5743

Neighbours on Market St

For the Falafel Lovers

Enjoy our Middle Eastern falafel plate or wrap plus your choice of a house wine or cold pressed juice for just $25pp.

Deal available: Monday to Friday – lunch only (from midday).

Bookings: No reservations – walk ins only

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club

Steamed Black lip mussels

Steamed Black lip mussels with chorizo, garlic, basil, tomato served with toasted sourdough and a glass of wine.

Deal available: Monday to Friday Lunch only

Bookings: Click here

Novotel Newcastle Beach

Barra, Beer & Bubbles!

Join us during Newcastle Food Month for our Plate Date special. Enjoy our famous pan fried barramundi with dill, black lentils, roasted fennel and tomato jam paired with a Sydney brewery beer, glass of house wine (red, white or bubbles), soft drink, juice or coffee for only $25pp!

Deal available: 7 days dinner only

Bookings: Call Novotel on 02 4032 3700 and mention plate date

Oh My Papa

Prawn stir fried egg noodle + 1 glass of wine or beer
Oh My Papa is one of Newcastle’s newest Asian food experiences for all your senses. Celebrating Plate Date 2022 with our popular prawn stir fried egg noodle and your choice of a glass of wine or beer.
Deal available: Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday

Bookings: Click here

Ron & Raf - The Greenroof Kitchen

Crispy Pork Belly Delight

R & R Crispy pork belly / caramelised black vinegar / wombok salad / charred bokchoy with a glass of Elbourne wine.

Deal available: Sunday to Thursday lunch and dinner 12pm to 3pm – 6pm to 8.30pm

Bookings: Click here

Rydges Newcastle

Buffet Breakfast & Brew

Enjoy the perks of a traditional hotel buffet breakfast without being a guest of the hotel. To celebrate our love for local, we are opening the doors to our locals for our traditional hotel buffet breakfast offering with a complimentary tea or coffee.

Deal available: Monday-Friday 8am-10am *excludes public holidays

Bookings: No bookings required, please mention Plate Date to claim.

Signal Box

4 weeks, 4 new lunch dishes at Signal Box

For the month of April Signal Box will feature a $25 Plate Date main course special paired with a glass of wine from a featured Hunter winery. There will be a different special each week, so pick your favourite and book your table at Signal Box this April.

Week 1: Roasted whole flounder, Josper sourdough, confit garlic, caper, lemon & parsley butter paired with a glass of local Hunter Valley wine

Week 2: Josper grilled rump cap, Café de Paris, jus & shoestring fries paired with a glass of local Hunter Valley wine

Week 3: Cloudy Bay Vongole linguine, white wine, butter, chive sauce & pangrattato paired with a glass of local Hunter Valley wine

Week 4: Seafood Bouillabaisse, harissa rouille, parmesan & Josper sourdough paired with a glass of local Hunter Valley wine

Head to our website for full details of wineries participating and to reserve a table

Deal available: Wednesday to Friday 12pm – 3pm

Bookings: Click here

San Churro Kotara

El Classico

Delicious churros dusted in cinnamon sugar with your choice of chocolate dipping sauces.

Paired with two hot chocolates made with real melted chocolate and frothed milk.

Deal available: Monday – Sunday full trading hours

Bookings: Order at Register

Stag & Hunter Hotel

Stag & Hunter Gnocchi
Treat your taste buds to our delicious sweet potato gnocchi, with braised pork, brussel sprouts and walnuts in a sage butter. Paired beautifully with a glass of Hunter Valley Margan Chardonnay for just $25pp.

Deal available: Monday – Sunday for Lunch & Dinner

Bookings: Call 4968 1205 or click here.

Susuru Ramen & Gyoza Bar

Nagasaki Prawn Champon Ramen

A twist on a fusion dish from Nagasaki, Japan, it is noodles in a deliciously flavourful seasoned broth topped with freshly cooked prawns, Wom Bok, green beans, julienne carrots, fresh bean sprouts and mushrooms. Served with a glass of organic Pinot Gris.

Deal available: Monday to Sunday, Lunch and Dinner

Bookings: Call 02 4049 8448 or email


The Junction
Talulah's Famous Souvlaki for Lunch

Baharat spiced lamb shoulder, broccoli tabouli, hummus,
house pickle + herb salad, chimmichurri, greek yoghurt,
charred flat bread (gfo)

Matches perfectly with From Sunday Chardonnay, Orange NSW.

Deal available: Monday – Friday 7am-2pm

Bookings: Click here.

The Burwood Inn

April Alfredo & Albarino

Feast on our famous fettuccine alfredo with fresh grilled prawns, asparagus & parmesan paired with a glass of Margan Albarino wine for just $25pp.

Deal available: Lunch only everyday

Bookings: Call 4963 5000 or click here.

The Delany Hotel

Darby Street
Vegan Gnocchi Arrabbiata
House made potato gnocchi, steamed and tossed through a spiced tomato sauce with roast peppers, olives and basil, finished with garlic pangrattata and chives

Deal available: Monday – Saturday Dinner only

Bookings: Click here

The Edwards

The Juicy Jerk

Bringing those Jamaican vibes to the Eddies – spicy, juicy and fresh! Grilled jerk pork, spicy pickled pineapple and slaw with an ice cold Grainfed ‘Sneaky One’ All Day Ale (Jerk pumpkin for the vego’s) for just $25pp.

Deal available: Lunch Only Wednesday – Sunday.

Bookings: Click here.

The Happy Wombat

200g Woodward Grass Fed Sirloin

Here’s your chance to feast on our 200g Woodward grass fed sirloin served w/ native herb roasted hand cut potato wedges, seasonal greens, and a rosella flower and Tasmanian pepper berry jus and a glass of wine or beer for just $25pp.

Deal available: Monday to Thursday Lunch or Dinner

Bookings: Click here.

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

Chicken & Chorizo Fettuccine

Welcome to the ultimate pub plate date!

  • ​For $25pp, enjoy a ​mouth-watering creamy sundried tomato and garlic fettuccini with chicken & chorizo.
  • Paired with a glass of Boydell’s Hunter Valley Chardonnay or a non-alcoholic lemon lime bitters with a twist.
This offer highlights the versatility of the modern pub menu for just $25pp.

Deal available: Monday – Sunday Lunch & Dinner.

Bookings: Call 4961 3303

The Kiosk Newcastle Beach

Newy Food Month Breaky Extravaganza
Wake up the right way with a special Newcastle Food Month deal – includes;
  • Marvell Street delicious espresso coffee +
  • Single origin filter coffee of the day +
  • Kiosk breaky roll with bacon* (egg, cheese, hash brown and bbq sauce) +
  • Cold pressed juice

For just $25pp

*Vego option halloumi instead of bacon ** GFO.

Deal available: Monday – Sunday 6am – 2pm.

Bookings: Order online with

The Lucky Hotel

The Lucky Plate Date

Choose any* 2 shares of our new menu and a glass of house red, white or sparkling for $25 for Newcastle Food Month.

*Excludes the sharing plate.

Deal available: Lunch and dinner throughout the month of April.

Bookings: Click here or phone 024925 8888

The Prince

The Prince 'Fish & Chips'

Our take on pub ‘fish and chips’ takes the classic dish to the next level! ​The fish is delicately covered in golden potato crisps. Potato-scaled Blue-Eye Trevalla, roasted pickled beetroot, sautéed silverbeet, house made ricotta, paired with a glass of Hart & Hunter 2017 Oakey Creek Semillon for just $25pp.

Deal available: Lunch and dinner daily.

Deal available: Lunch and dinner daily.

Bookings: Click here.

The Young Street Hotel

200g Carrara Wagyu Rump

Experience the ultimate plate date with a 200g Carrara wagyu rump served w/ twice cooked garlic potatoes, buttered green beans, and a whiskey pepper jus along with your choice of a complementary glass of wine or beer for just $25pp.

Deal available: Monday to Friday Lunch or Dinner.

Bookings: Click here

Three Monkeys Cafe

Darby Street
Burger and Beer deal
What a classic combo – a delicious Three Monkeys burger plus a Murrays whale ale for $25pp – how could you go wrong!

Deal available: Lunch everyday.

Bookings: No booking required

Vincent's at the Coliseum

Sweetcorn Fritters
Treat yourself to our fresh sweetcorn fritters, topped with black forest smokehouse bacon, rocket and a feta, avocado & cherry tomato salad. Served with a glass of wine or beer of your choice from our menu for just $25pp.

Deal available: 7 days, 8am – 2pm

Bookings: Book via our website or call 4960 2076

Vincent's at the Coliseum

Falafel Bowl
House made falafel, tabbouleh salad, beetroot hummus, honey whipped feta, toasted flat bread, pickled guindilla chili and pomegranate & mint yoghurt. Served with a glass of wine or beer of your choice from our menu for just $25pp.

Deal available: 7 days, 8am – 2pm

Bookings: Book via our website or call 4960 2076