Restaurant Mason
Modern Australian
  • 3/35 Hunter St,
    Newcastle, NSW
  • (02) 4926 1014,
  • Lunch Thu-Sat noon-3pm

    Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-9pm



Restaurant Mason
-32.928053, 151.785008

This buzzy bolthole in downtown Newie is a real delight: the vibe is relaxed and the food by talented Chris Thornton is top-notch. Soft pillowy gnocchi is glammed up with sweet shredded Fraser Isle spanner crab, chopped asparagus and fried onions adding crunch and texture. Scope out the fish of the day on the compact menu - if it's snapper fillet with a kaleidoscope of heirloom tomatoes, steamed zucchini flower and braised octopus, go for it. The seafood is treated sensitively and is lip-smackingly good. And the wine options? There's an Australian-leaning list with a fine selection by the glass. The deconstructed cheesecake is a standout experience, presented in a see-through bowl like a terrarium. The baked vanilla goat's curd adds a twist to the ubiquitous dessert, while the addition of fresh peaches, gingerbread crumb, raspberry snow and buttermilk white-chocolate ice-cream ensure it tastes as good as it looks.

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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $22-$40

    M $38-$46

    D $19

    4 courses $80, 5 courses $100,  7 courses $125


  • Feature:
  • BYO
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Chris Thornton


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