Paymasters Restaurant

Average price $55
103 reviews

Free serviceInstant booking

Restaurant menu

Average price $55 Special request

The chef recommends...

Spanish style salmon (gf)

Pan fried salmon llet, served on lemon and zucchini baked rice with a toasted almond and preserved lemon drizzle

Indonesian sweet chilli squid (gf)

Wok fried squid with selected Asian vegetables in an Indonesian sweet chilli sauce and served with black sesame rice

Creole smoked chicken (gf)

Breast of chicken baked with a mild smoky creole marinade, served with sweet potato puree and a sweet corn and red pepper salsa

Ratings & Reviews

based on 103 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.6/10
Service :9.5/10
Setting :9.4/10
  1. Keith p.
    Keith p.
    • 8 reviews

    a great spot with water views. the service was informed and very hospitable. both menu and wine lists were interesting. it was terrific to find plenty of gf options and a kitchen well versed in avoiding cross-contamination.

  2. Sharlee T.
    Sharlee T.
    • one review

    The Food was fantastic, loved every bit. Couldn’t fault anything. The customer service was also great and very welcoming. I would Highly recommend this place to anyone

  3. Susan K.
    Susan K.
    • one review

    We booked for lunch and had a really good experience. Staff were attentive and helpful. I am Coeliac and there was plenty of choice for me which I loved. Food was very good. Nice combinations of flavours. Would definitely go there again.

  4. Justin N.
    Justin N.
    • 8 reviews

    Great food and friendly service. Would recommend it if you are in Newcastle.

  5. Susan S.
    Susan S.
    • one review

    Lovely food, we had a problem with one dish but the staff were very accommodating and didn’t charge us for it. Service was excellent and the food on the whole was very good. Good range of options, including Vego and gluten free.

  6. Carol B.
    Carol B.
    • 2 reviews

    We had read that Paymasters was a good restaurant. We were not disappointed. The food was delicious and the service excellent. I’d recommend it!!

  7. Bryce P.
    Bryce P.
    • one review

    The food was amazing, the service was less then. No communication between staff, drinks forgotten or at best a 30 minute wait and little effort to resolve the situation.

  8. Grant D.
    Grant D.
    • one review

    Personal and friendly service, perfect atmosphere. A great place to eat for anyone with Coeliac Disease, without any worries. Our favourite restaurant.

  9. Lorraine W.
    Lorraine W.
    • 5 reviews

    Another fabulous meal, can’t fault Rodney and his staff in anything ever in well over 15 years. Always friendly, service outstanding and the food is amazing, we always bring people visiting us here and they are never disappointed. Always a pleasure to dine here and we will be back again soon. Special mention for the apple cinnamon pancake dessert, every one had to try it and it was superb.

  10. A A.
    A A.
    • 284 reviews

    Great meal Great location

  11. Jenny f.
    Jenny f.
    • 4 reviews

    Awesome location, food and service. Will definitely return.

  12. Daniela G.
    Daniela G.
    • one review

    The food that was served had so many complex flavours that revealed themselves as you ate each mouthful and it was all delicious. This is where my family goes for special occasions and over the many years, it has never let us down with the quality of food and good service.

  13. Amanda N.
    Amanda N.
    • 2 reviews

    Absolutely beautiful! Service and atmosphere were great and the food was amazing! Can’t wait to return!

  14. Chris D.
    Chris D.
    • one review

    Great food and service, so good they we came back for breakfast the next day. Would highly recommend.

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 262 reviews

    Great quiet atmosphere that was perfect for dinner for 2. We had a lovely night

  16. Amanda M.
    Amanda M.
    • one review

    Great venue perfect day for lunch. Food was fantastic

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 287 reviews

    It was lovely an quiet so easy to have a conversation over dinner. Nice atmosphere.

  18. Patrick G.
    Patrick G.
    • one review

    Great ambience we were there for our wedding anniversary and it was fabulous. Service was outstanding food was delightful. We will definitely be back

  19. Marisa K.
    Marisa K.
    • one review

    Had a lovely time, highly recommended

  20. Stephanie T.
    Stephanie T.
    • one review

    Entree too salty....$16.90 for a Bottle of Mineral water way too much...

More information

How to get to the restaurant

18 Bond Street, 2300, Newcastle, Australia

Directions to get there

About the restaurant

Elegant charm

Paymasters Restaurant is located in a lovely old building, with dining space upstairs and down: choose from a table for two on the upstairs balcony, or the airy and high-ceilinged space downstairs, featuring a floor of black-painted original bricks. The venue has lots of atmosphere, with big folding doors opening onto a great view of the river and park. The service is friendly and efficient. There is a focused and interesting wine list, at reasonable prices, as well as a full menu featuring spectacular cocktails, entrees, generous mains of dishes like beetroot cured salmon and pork belly and sumptuous desserts.

Best dish: cinnamon roast duck supreme



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