Charming King Street

Our guests are usually ready to eat after our walking tours. Luckily, eating out is one of our favourite things to do in Newcastle so we have plenty of recommendations!

Our favourite food spot, King Street on the corner of Crown Street, is always our top tip for guests.

This tiny precinct has a lovely cosy vibe, especially at night, and it is home to a small community of Newcastle's most delicious and diverse restaurants. 

Here are our top picks on King Street - beware, they are often busy so you may need to book ahead!

Susuru Ramen and Gyoza  

Susuru just opened up and let us tell you, we haven't seen this much hype for a new venue in Newcastle in a long time! We were lucky to arrive at this modern Japanese restaurant before the lunchtime line-up (they don't take bookings), and can confirm that Susuru's ramen is YUM. They also serve a variety of gyoza (dumplings) and complimentary Japanese drinks and craft beer.

Our pictures of the hyper-modern design, a collaboration between architect Ben Berwick from Prevalent and the creative team at Newcastle's Headjam.



For a more down to earth Japanese experience get a table at Asa-Don. This popular little restaurant is famous for its curry and romantic back garden. Be sure to book ahead!


Popolo Artisen Gelateria

Amazing flavours, vegan options, and hand made in store. Need we say more? Popolo is so popular it even has a line up in winter!


Hello Naomi

Naomi Henderson has been baking stunning made-to-order cakes on King Street for four years. Unfortunately we can't order a whole cake everyday, but we love to stop in for Naomi's delicious salted caramel brownie sandwiches and home-made iced-vovos. Hello Naomi is open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays.

Check out Naomi's stunning Instagram account (with over 50k followers!) here: @hellonaomicakes  



In between Asa-Don and the retro Tower Cinema is Habesha Ethiopian Restaurant. A popular restaurant for special events, the food here is tasty, affordable and great for sharing. Try some lentils and chicken - you won't regret it!


The Tea Project

The Tea Project is a luxury tearoom with a huge variety of loose-leaf teas. Here you can have a cuppa or full Devonshire Tea, learn about tea, or just buy a beautiful gift for your tea-addict friends. The teahouse won Best Tea Menu in Australia and Best Tea House in New South Wales within six months of opening, so it must have something going for it!

Newcastle Afoot's King Street corner Honourable mentions: 

Napoli Centrale, Foghorn Brewhouse, and The Lucky Hotel.


Coming Soon:

Lulu's Cafe Poke

Keep an eye out on Crown Street for a new food craze - Poke bowls! We don't really know what they are, fancy salad it seems... but we're are pretty intrigued!

See more on their instagram:

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