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Jonah's On The Beach

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Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Cnr Shortland Esplanade & Zaara St,, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4929 5181
06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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Hobart, Australia
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176 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner at Jonah's on Easter Monday. When our group arrived, only two other tables were occupied and the place was sadly lacking in any real atmosphere. The service, whilst lacking any real warmth, was efficient throughout our meal but I just felt the gentleman waiting our table was looking forward to finishing his shift ! I was underwhelmed with... More 

Thank Contented373
Newcastle, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A memorable birthday dinner. Thank you for the amazing service and food. I recommend this venue for anybody looking to celebrate a special occasion.

Thank Lizzie8882
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great portion size, great view, great ambience, brilliant manager (Ben). Resulted in an amazing night, good memories and a full tummy. Perfect. Group of 15, 3 course meal, with champagne, white and red wines, less than 90/head.. Amazing.

Thank Rob D
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at the Crowne Plaza and looking for breakfast on the beach (rather than on the harbour). Not as easy as we had thought. Jonah's was basically it as we walked along the water guided by the Trip Advisor app. What an amazing view! Very hard to beat. However, we were disappointed in the overall experience. We arrived... More 

Thank AmbersOnOak
Tamworth, Australia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I had the seafood chowder for entrée, and the duck for main. The chowder was very nice, and the duck was cooked to perfection. The wait staff are extremely slow, took a while in between drinks whilst we had our meal.

Thank Aron C
Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Our family attended Jonahs Newcastle on 29 Jan 2017 for a birthday. Service was really good in regards to taking orders and presenting meals. The major disappointment was the broken air conditioning and a warm day. When booking in advance I would have greatly appreciated a prior call to advice that we were visiting a sauna for lunch. Having a... More 

Thank SommerAaron
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The view was good, pity it was raining and overcast. The service was good. The food and presentation was excellent. The beverages were very expensive. Overall enjoyed our lunch. There could be more variety for vegetarian.

Thank Adele D
New South Wales, Australia
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Had breakfast at Jonah's and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the full buffet breakfast, with hot food being very well prepared and fresh, while continental breakfast provided plenty of variety. I have also eaten dinner here and loved it. Nothing better than a window seat in summer watching a storm roll in over the ocean. Magic!

Thank Colin345
Charlestown, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Six of us were seated at a table by the window which gives glorious views of Newcastle Beach. Water and menus were promptly provided and a few minutes later we were asked for our selection of wine. The service was friendly but the food took some time to be delivered.

Thank veritym919
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I was taken here for lunch for my birthday and on the whole it was lovely, however a few negatives. Firstly the view is breathtaking and getting to sit right at the window allowed us to get the most out of it. On arrival the service was great and the staff were very attentive. However, that's where it stopped unfortunately.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$32
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?