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Jonah's On The Beach

Certificate of Excellence
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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236 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was very tasty but felt was overpriced considering several nice restaurants within walking distance, that were more reasonably priced. Service and staff were very good but I think you pay for the view and as we were there for dinner and seated in the middle of the room, we had no view. A window table for lunch on a... More 

Thank canddsyd
Maitland, Australia
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful beach view. Great food with decent vegetarian option . Excellant wine choice. Enjoyed it thoroughly!

Thank Kalpana61
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right on the beach what a great place to eat fresh seafood we couldn't get no nearer the sea if we tried, smashing food here along with great service, next time we are back in Newcastle we will dine here again guaranteed

Thank Karen S
Brisbane, Australia
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282 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we come to Newcastle we've been to Jonah's, it become a tradition for 3 reasons, the food the service and the view. The view is as superb as always. The main meals were delicious, the pasta and prawns in pernod cream sauce amazing, but the deserts were disappointing. Unfortunately the service was the worst we'd ever experienced here.... More 

1 Thank Elizabeth2859
Sydney Australia
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The overall presentation is good however the view is spectacular. Gotta love the Pacific Ocean!! The room was adequate, if not a little noisy but pleased nonetheless.

Thank robcig
Caves Beach
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have dined here a few times for both family and business but had not returned since the renovations. It was not busy at all with only a few diners seated when we arrived and we had to wait and wait to be seated. When we were seated service was very good with drinks taken followed by our order. And... More 

1 Thank Doug C
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great restaurant overlooking the beach with floor to ceiling glass windows. Lovely fresh seafood, especially their specialty 'Seafood Chowder'.

Thank paul k
Newcastle, Australia
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96 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has it all , gr8 views, gr8 food , gr8 staff just 3 of us went for a 60th .. we all had 2 entrees each , I had the prawn dish & the goat cheese dish both were excellent , the service was attentive but not abtrusive ✔️ recommend this restaurant highly, we will go back

Thank ozzycruisers
Baradine, Australia
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195 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This has lovely views over the beach & foreshore, the meals were very generous and nicely presented, the desserts looked wonderful but take a big appetite. service was excellent and the meals came out in a timely manner and prices were pretty standard .It looked as if it was very popular with the locals for celebrating occasions I'd eat here... More 

Thank gypsy039
Elanora, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed in hotel and had the $20 buffet breakfast. While the view is fantastic I was overall unimpressed with the food on offer.

Thank jhodge13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$31
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?