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“Lovely Sunday Lunch”

Jonah's On The Beach
Ranked #38 of 558 Restaurants in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $32
Cuisines: Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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
Dublin
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223 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Lovely Sunday Lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2014

Seven of us had a lovely Sunday lunch here. It's the restaurant at the "Noah's at the Beach" hotel.

Our waiter was very professional, very helpful and entertaining also. A real character who helped us enjoy the lunch all the more.

This is old style dining with a great view of the beach below, we had a window table. The 3 course menu was varied with seafood very prominent as one might expect. A variety of lovely dishes arrived followed by delicious desserts. It's not the cheapest place in the world but if you want to treat yourself and a loved one or two it's worth it.

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
Australia
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Good food, a bit pricey”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2014

The location of this restaurant is fantastic and it's a bit of a Newcastle landmark, but the interior could do with an update - it's getting a bit dated. The food was all high quality but with the entrees and mains we thought it was a bit over-priced, particularly for the portion sizes. The seafood tasting plate was lovely - everything cooked perfectly, but for $40 there wasn't much of it. Even some bread or some kind of potato to bulk it out a bit would have been nice. As it was, it was 3 prawns, 2 tiny whiting fillets, a small piece of salmon and 3 small pieces of calamari. For that price we were hoping for a more substantial meal. The beef fillet was excellent, but again quite expensive. But it WAS all delicious.

Visited August 2014
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Perth, Australia
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106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Great for family occassion”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2014

Jonah's is the in-house restaurant for Noahs on the beach.

We went there as a large family celebration - 15 people. Service was professional and attentive - the wait staff were very well trained. The food was well prepared and well presented. I had Pan Fried Barramudi for Main and Chowder for entree - both very good.

The room was large enough to not be too noisy on this busy Saturday night. We were able to converse with problem.

The view was wasted on us at night, but from experience it is well wortwhile.

I was impressed. I would go back to this high standard restaurant - keep up the good work.

  • Visited August 2014
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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Christmas Cheer”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2014

I go here the week before Christmas each year and the food is consistently wonderful. Get a window seat if possible. Helpful pleasant staff. Highly recommend.

Visited December 2013
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Newcastle, Australia
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108 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“A premier restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

As a local, I've been to Jonah's many times. On a recent visit, I found it to be just as good as ever. The food is first class (even though the servings are a little on the small size) and the desserts are to die for! The excellent service and wonderful location make Jonah's a great place for a special occasion. Lovely views over the beach and ocean from most tables, but the highly prized ones closest to the windows are the best. On past visits I've watched whales breaching out past the breakers.
A 'must do' for your stay in Newcastle.

  • Visited May 2014
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