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Bond St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4925 2600
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“garlic prawns” (48 reviews)
“duck” (33 reviews)
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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bond St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fine dining experience. A beautiful room, excellent service, spectacular food and delicious local wine. The scallops were perfect as an appetizer. The pork chop and the Prawns made for a delicious set of entrees. Paired with a local Shiraz made for a...More

Thank Mars19682015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was wonderful most of the table had the garlic prawn entree and it was perfect. I had the veal and it was cooked to perfection. The staff where excellent in all aspects of there service... Yes I will be returning again!

Thank EricTheRed16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So disappointing. The service, although enthusiastic, was dreadful. Plates with a lot of food remaining on them were stacked on the table right in front of us. My friend ordered the prawns that were delicious. I made a poor choice of the very fussy Veal...More

2  Thank Jackoaa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The meal was high quality and service was a little less than attentive at times. Ambience is a feature in this historic building but spoilt by the over heated music being played.

Thank _gandjfoster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to treat ourself to a night out , we had heard from friends how good Paymasters was and we were not disappointed , the food was beautiful , my wife had the Garlic prawns as a main and raved about...More

Thank Graeme W
Reviewed 12 January 2018

My husband and I visited Paymasters for lunch today but were both extremely disappointed with the food. We used to visit fairly regularly in the past and have had some lovely meals but the quality of the food and cooking has gone downhill recently. I...More

Thank Jacqueline M
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We had a birthday part upstairs. The room was set out very well and looked great. The use of the balcony for pre-dinner drinks and canapés was a hit. The food and service was first class. A great night

Thank John S
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We visited over the weekend and I ordered the Duck. I actually felt sorry for the poor little fellow......and I mean little! Despite being recommended by the waiter it was very disappointing. A VERY small portion (and I mean VERY), dry and tasteless. Not as...More

1  Thank Gopatchy
Reviewed 29 December 2017

I cannot speak highly enough of Paymasters. I had the pleasure of dealing with Randolph in relation to organising our Management Christmas Party. I had a few little requests that Randolph and staff had absolutely no problem in assisting me with them. The food was...More

Thank Tanya291
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

My parter & I went for dinner last night. We booked on line. We had a table upstairs on the balcony. The service was perfect and the food was beautiful. We shared scallops and goats cheese croquettes, we both had duck and the Vanilla Panna...More

Thank 351,302
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Questions & Answers
Marie F
3 September 2017|
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Response from HyacinthBucket049 | Reviewed this property |
No dogs are not permitted.
27 March 2016|
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Response from Edward C | Reviewed this property |
I am not a Vegan but I am pretty sure they do have Vegan options or at the least would be able to accommodate you on this.
Garry E
20 July 2015|
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Response from Rodney P | Property representative |
Hello Yes we are open for dinner tonight ( Wednesday) from 6.00pm Thank you for the enquiry. Rod
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:01 PM - 2:00 PM
9:30 AM - 11:45 AM
12:01 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:01 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:01 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:01 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
9:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bond St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4925 2600
  • E-mail
Paymasters is a little haven, within walking distance of the hustle and bustle of the Newcastle CBD in NSW. Located on the Foreshore Park, overlooking the busy and picturesque Newcastle Harbour. Next door to Customs House, the heritage-listed building is on the site of the historic old Convict Lumber Yard. Paymasters Restaurant is one of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley's most delightful dining experiences. Paymasters is atmospheric, romantic and yet casual. Superb staff ensure a conscientious, personable and delightful dining experience. An essential first date restaurant, our pancakes are wonderful on a weekend morning. Come to Paymasters and experience Garlic Prawns like you will never taste again. For the visitor to Newcastle, Paymasters is a must experience, for the Hunter local - a weekly haunt. Paymasters can accommodate all manner of circumstances, so bring the kids or a large group. Bookings recommended. Paymasters is fully licenced, one of life's little pleasures. Worried about splitting the bill? We can run separate accounts so you don't need to make calculations later. For large parties, we ask for account names when you confirm your final numbers for your booking, smaller parties can arrange accounts when ordering. We are able to do individual food and beverage accounts for parties of any size.
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