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Jonah's On The Beach

Cnr Shortland Esplanade & Zaara St,, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4929 5181
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood chowder” (15 reviews)
“salmon” (11 reviews)
“prawns” (10 reviews)
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Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Cnr Shortland Esplanade & Zaara St,, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had lunch at this restaurant last Saturday. Although I requested a table by the window when I made my reservation, this was not fulfilled. Nevertheless, the floor to ceiling windows more than made up for it. The view was simply magnificent on a clear...More

Thank ng_ryan
Reviewed 20 April 2018

Impromptu dinner here on a weeknight. Service friendly and good quality, and probably a reasonable pace for a group of people, but overall experience was slow for 1 person. 2 courses over an hour and 20 minutes is too long. Meals were fine dining quality...More

Thank Water_lovers_Sydney
Reviewed 3 April 2018

We ate here 4 times during our stay and each time were not disappointed. The buffet breakfasts were jam packed with many choices and the food was delicious. Hotel guests get a discount if this is pre booked. Dinners offer substantial quantity and we even...More

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Wait staff friendly and helpful. Great views of beach from tables near window. Food very nice but expensive. "Seafood Tower" impressive but doesn't come with dressing for the salad. Asked for some but only got a small amount.

Thank ogrpaul
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

2nd time we've been to Jonah's for Easter lunch & as usual the meals were quite nice. We had lovely view, but was slightly disappointed with table service. To me, the table service is just as important as the meal. We had to repeat our...More

Thank Margie S
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Seafood tower seafood not fresh half a crab between 2 scallops not cooked properly Chicken dish cold as were the chips really disappointing

Thank sueM8443ZA
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Enjoyed the buffet breakfast, good selection of hot foods, yoghurt and bircher muesli, fruit, cereals and a number of toasts and pastries. Decent coffee. Great views of the beach is probably the best reason to eat here though!

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Very good food with excellent service! Definitely recommend this place and coming back again when we’re in Newcastle.

Thank undtum
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Rooms all look over the beach and have verandas. Great ocean baths 5 min walk. Enjoyable couple of days.

Thank hjdonald
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Very impressed by our recent visit to Jonah's. Had the set menu lunch which still had 4 entrees, mains and desserts to choose from. All 3 courses were fantastic. There was literally not one tiny thing wrong with any part of any meal (and I...More

Thank Elke S
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17 June 2016|
Response from MelGol77 | Reviewed this property |
Hi $88 2 courses $115 3 courses $130 4 courses If you go to website it shows all you can pick from also if you pay extra they do matching wines
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17 June 2016|
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Response from Wazza303 | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual or dressed up is OK
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$31
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Shortland Esplanade & Zaara St,, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4929 5181
  • E-mail
Relax and enjoy our magnificent ocean views... Jonah's On the Beach offers a food and beverage service of the highest calibre. We will cater to your needs to the level you require from a romantic dinner for two to parties, weddings and corporate functions. Open 7 Days for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Full Buffet Breakfast - $28.00 Per Person
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