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“Picturesque”

Scratchley's on the Wharf Restaurant
Ranked #15 of 565 Restaurants in Newcastle
Cuisines: Seafood, Australian, International
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Swan Valley, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Picturesque”
Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

Fine food. Fine wine and views to die for. Usually a couple of dolphins nearby to top it off.
4 Stars

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Newcastle, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Set Menue Dinner”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

Swift service, good plentiful size plates. Friendly staff and great outlook over the Hunter River. Go on the high tide and watch the ships leaving the harbour.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Anthony R
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Sydney
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Superb choice for seafood lovers - but plenty to offer for those who aren't”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

If you love seafood, then Scratchley is the place to go. There's a long list of seafood dishes to choose from, but also plenty of choice for those who prefer something else. Scratchley's also has a great range of gluten-free options on the menu.

My dinner companion and I chose the seafood platter for two. It's towards the more pricey end of the spectrum, but if you love seafood its worth it! Fresh Balmain bugs, blue swimmer crab, prawns, oysters, a massive selection of fresh fruits and even some freshly cooked fish and scallops.

And then dessert. The chocolate cake was probably one of the best I have ever had.

Throw in the great harbourside location and Scratchley's should definitely be on your shortlist if you're looking for somewhere to dine out in Newcastle.

  • Visited December 2012
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Danielle P, Manager at Scratchley's on the Wharf Restaurant, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Thank you so very much for your positive review. We do try exceptionally hard to maintain a high standard of fresh produce & friendly service. We look forward to taking care of you again in the future
Danielle
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NEWCASTLE
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Seafood, service and scenery !!!”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Dined here many times now, the food is excellent, wine list has a wide excellent selection and the scenery well what do I say....................Newcastle Harbour is just magnificent, tankers, tug boats, ferry, speed and sailing boats such a great working harbour.

The only down fall is the lady who takes the bookings and answers the phone, cheer up life is to short to be crumpy and unfriendly, when we ask for a particular table, it is only a question we are not asking you to chop your right arm off.

Otherwise enjoy this fantastic Newcastle restaurant.

  • Visited November 2012
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Jindabyne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
343 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Good Takeaway”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

Had Fish and Chips from their takeaway on the side of the restaurant. Average size serving. Fresh fish and chips. Lots of places to eat, either on plastic tables and chairs under the trees, sitting on the grass or on the concrete edge on waterfront promenade as we do, watching the coal ships, tugs and ferry going back and forth

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Anthony S
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