Newcastle- Summer in the City

Newcastle in the Summertime is almost unbeatable. We are blessed with stunning beaches, great places to eat and drink and friendly faces passing by. Recently there have been many exciting changes happening in Newcastle’s East End so we wanted to shine a spotlight on the suburb and highlight the best things the small pocket has to offer.

Whether you are a born and bred Novocastrian or an out-of-towner considering a weekend in our beautiful city, we hope this guide inspires you to get out and see the best of Newcastle.

Best place for fish ‘n’ chips

There is something nostalgic about fish ‘n’ chips at the beach. A throwback to childhood years when Summer days seemed endless and the biggest worry on your mind was getting across the sand without burning the soles of your feet. Fish ‘n’ chips at Nobby’s Swell Kiosk takes you right back there.

A sunny afternoon at Nobby’s Swell Kiosk, it doesn’t get any better than that!

Serving up delicious, fresh fish and perfectly cooked chips, you can enjoy your meal whilst overlooking the best view in Newcastle. If you’re lucky, you might even see a pod of dolphins swim past!

The best view in Newcastle!

Best place to go on a rainy day

Spending the day in lock up may not sound like  fun, however, The Lock-Up Gallery might change your view on that. Originally used as Newcastle’s Police Station from 1861 to 1982, The Lock-Up has been transformed into a contemporary arts space and inner city hub for creative thinking and doing.

Rich with history, the building still maintains many of the features of the original Police Station including cell blocks and the criminal yard. Enjoy the art and take a few minutes to imagine what life might have been like for a criminal back in the day.

The Lock-Up Gallery exhibits local, national and international artwork.

Best place to go for a beer

For any hard-to-please beer drinkers out there, we have the place for you. The Grainstore on Newcastle East’s Scott Street serves up an extensive twenty one beers on tap, so there’s sure to be something you will like.

With 21 beers on tap, there’s something for everyone at The Grainstore.

With high ceilings, Art Deco tiling and timber flooring, The Grainstore has been beautifully restored to the beautiful Warehouse venue it once was. Originally built in 1885 by JT Toohey (Toohey’s Brewery), it was first used as a grain and keg storage facility. We’re glad to see the building hasn’t strayed too far from it’s origins in the beer trade! Pop in for one beer or stay to try all twenty one!

The perfect place to unwind in a beautiful setting.

Best place for ice cream

Opening their doors twenty five years ago, Kiwi’s Waffle ‘n’ Cones are still one of Newcastle’s favourite ice creameries. You will be guided to the store by the tantalising smell; waffles are always baking at Kiwi’s.

Try to finish it before it melts!

So next time you’re at Newcastle Beach on a scorching hot day, pop over to Zaara St and treat yourself to one of Kiwi’s famous waffle cones. The only problem you’ll have is eating it before it melts!

Would you like a million dollar view with your ice cream?

Best place for coffee with a view

Forget the days when beach kiosks only sold cans of coke and lollies, The Kiosk at Newcastle Beach is serving up simple, fresh food and delicious coffee daily. Combine that with a beautiful view of Newcastle beach and a stylish new renovation and you have one of the best cafés in Newcastle. But get in early, the tables fill up quickly! If worse comes to worse, make yourself comfortable in the sand out front.

Stop into The Kiosk Newcastle Beach after your morning dip, the best way to start the day!

This guide only scratches the surface of the amazing venues and things to do in Newcastle. We think the future is bright for this city and we love watching as it flourishes. Thank you for joining us on this little tour of Newcastle’s East End, watch the video below to continue exploring.

Warm regards,

The Robinson Property Team


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