This is a tough time, we know. But you deserve a treat. A reward for our collective pandemic efforts.
If you are looking for a tasty take-away or a super easy meal to break up the week we want to help you get the best value. And while we’re at it, we want to support local businesses.
So, here are a selection of specials. A little list we call Deals of the Week which we hope will continue to grow. If you’ve uncovered any great offers shout-out so we can let others know!
Babylon Newcastle is back baby! These guys were the triumphant winners of our Best Cocktails in Newcastle poll last year and boy do they have some takeaway and / or delivery treats for you. Babylon is open 7 days a week from 4.30pm – check out their online ordering system for a stack of Date Night specials. We are very excited about the Cheese & Charcuterie deal with two cocktails (or a bottle of wine instead) for $55. Yes please!
Fancy your Saturday nights caffeinated? Just put on some tunes and let 5 Sawyers do the rest. With the introduction of their Sawyers Espress menu you can get, cute as a coffee bean, Espresso Martinis for $8! They also have $10 pizzas and 6-packs of beer for $25. Delivery is free on orders over fifty dollars.
5 Sawyers, Cooks Hill
We have always found Habesha Ethiopian Restaurant to be exceptional value, especially considering the quality and vibrant flavour of the food. If you’ve never tried it, now is a great time! Simply order through their website and the Family Dinner Special (2 starters, 4 mains of your choice plus, 2 bottles of wine) can be yours for $130. Your self-isolating loved ones will thank you.
Habesha Ethiopian Restaurant, The Junction
Ahhh Sunday, the day of rest. Here we have two of the best deals for you to make the most of the last day of the week.
Tony and the team at Nor East Bistro are offering up $8.00 Frozen Meals and 2 for 1 Heat at Home Meals each and every Sunday. Let the oven do the heavy lifting, sit back, relax and enjoy an afternoon beverage – dinner is done!
Actually, Nor East Bistro are offering up specials six days of the week!
Tuesday – all pizzas are $15
Wednesday – $15 chicken snitty and chips
Thursday – all burgers are $15 (get yourself around the Firebird) and are served with chips
Friday – ‘Chefs Special’ which changes every week, check out their socials for more details
Saturday – Seafood Platter for 2, but make sure you order by Thursday so you don’t miss out!
Nor East Bistro, Wickham
Now, did someone mention Sunday drinks? We were very excited to see this Sunday sesh special from The Grainstore. Enjoy a mini ‘at home’ Beer Degustation, featuring six tasty treats perfectly matched with 6 craft beers for $59, and see out the weekend in style.
The Grainstore, Newcastle East
Feel the need for melted cheese? Perennial favourite Lime Pizza are open seven days a week from 4.30pm. They have an awesome meal deal consisting of two Large Pizzas, a Garlic Bread plus a 1.25 litre bottle of drink for $42.00 – if you made a nice garden salad to go with it we reckon’ you’ll even have left overs for lunch the next day!
Lime Gourmet Pizza Bar, Hamilton
Why not take on the takeaway and feed your tribe a delicious ‘eat out’ meal on the cheap. Adam’s Family Meats are a great local butchery and they currently have a special on chicken schnitzels (they’ve got top snags too) – if you buy 2kgs you save $7.98 – a fresh, simple garden salad, some oven baked chips and away you go.
Adam’s Family Meats, New Lambton
If cooking really doesn’t suit how about a Mexican fiesta to get the week underway? Muchos offer $12 combos every Monday – 3 of your fave Mexican classics all on one plate. They have weekly takeaway cocktail specials at the moment too. Monday night margaritas anyone?
Muchos Mexican, The Junction & Maitland
The Nags Head Hotel at Adamstown is going to bring a smile to your Tuesday night with their golden schnittys. These pub favourites are only $12.50 each and every Tuesday!
The Nags Head Hotel, Adamstown
This is a full-blown cheat meal. And who better to serve it up but the experts in all things full-blown burgers. The Eightbulls Kitchen Isolation Burger Pack features “4 x chicken burgers, large chippies and 4 cans of sugary goodness. All for fiddy dollarydoos!”
Eightbulls Kitchen, Hamilton South
Congratulations, you made it to Hump Day! Let the Prince of Wales Hotel reward you with pizza night at your place. Two amazing pizzas and a bottle of Hunter Valley wine for $50. Sign us up!
The Prince of Wales, Merewether
Don’t feel like pizza this week? Hump Day burgers it is! There are four options to choose from, all served with chips and available for lunch or dinner at just $12.95 each.
The Nags Head Hotel, Adamstown
One of our favourite pasta places Pino’s is now offering online ordering and payment. Everything on the menu is delicious but if you are in need of some real carb-loading the Pandemic Pack ($85.00) is perfect – 2 sides, 2 salads, 2 pasta dishes and a dessert. Pino’s are open Wednesday to Saturday from 5pm.
Pino’s Italian, Islington
Newcastle Live loves a Beer & Burger combo – what a duo! This one from The Cri is a cracker – any Thursday night you can grab one of their beef, chicken or mushroom burgers and a tinnie of mid-strength for just $20.
The Criterion Hotel, Carrington
Why not take a beautiful walk along the water at Honeysuckle, work up an appetite and order a delicious Thai banquet ‘Stay Home’ Set – all the deliciousness pictured below for just $39 between Tuesday and Sunday.
The Icon Thai, Honeysuckle
JUST 10 BUCKS
Choose from a selection of delicious cocktails to collect from the Nags. Take away Pimms Cup, Pash & Dash, Merewether Mule, Storm Chaser, Espresso Martini – all just $10 each.
Wil & Sons are offering a seriously scrummy takeaway breakfast menu and you can order any item plus a small coffee for just 10 bucks.
The Great Northern Hotel have a fantastic range of pub faves on their menu for $10 – they also have a sweetly stocked bottle shop if you find yourself running low.
Missing delicious, frothy tap beer? Take a Growler into The Edwards and they will fill it with one of their tap beers for ten dollars my friend!
Bacon & Egg Rolls, a delicious breakfast that you can hold in your hands. And a great hangover cure to boot. You can see why we were excited when we found out that The Blackbutt Hotel are serving up Blacky B&E’s and a small coffee for just $7.50!
The Blackbutt Hotel, New Lambton
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we say this pack from The Autumn Rooms will do you for grazing all day. Or, at very least a delightful breakfast two days running. Dubbed Brunch Boxes, they feature croissants, crumpets, bacon, eggs, cold brew, milk and much, much more – starting from $60.
The Autumn Rooms, Cooks Hill
Feel like fresh seafood but don’t have the foggiest idea how to prepare it? Keep these deals in your back pocket for when you feel like a feast from the sea.
Gary and the team from The Kingfish are offering a serious mid-week treat with their $59 Seafood Platter (pictured above!) available between 5.00pm & 8.30pm, Tuesday and Wednesday. They also have $12 lunch specials available Tuesday – Friday.
The Kingfish, Honeysuckle
Scottie’s could be one of our fave places in Newy, right by the beach and those beetroot scallops. Yes! If you are looking for something special or a way to celebrate surviving another week in self-isolation the Movable Feast offering from these guys would be a superb seafood solution. For $150 you get a delicious and inventive 3-course meal for two people and a bottle of wine. Blissful.
Scotties, Newcastle East