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91 Hannell St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2293, Australia
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Newcastle, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Casual dining with a passion for great food. Heather has taken over the site and is devoted to great food and a great family/friend experience. New people, new menu and a great experience of the lovely Newcastle harbour.

Thank kostydog
Newcastle, Australia
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Very relaxing setting with great food and service.The prawn bruschetta is amazing. the pork belly on scallops - wonderful.

Thank Marietta N
Belmont, Australia
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I had booked a table for 2, turned up and the place was closed. Emailed the restaurant and got a reply saying they were currently closed due to unforseen circumstances. Lodged 5 enquiries with Living Social (Voucher purchased) finally got a response today saying I didn't complain within the validity period, nothing they can do OMG. I tried 5 times... More 

1 Thank naynay969
Newcastle, Australia
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Went here for a birthday dinner. The service wast fast and the staff are nice. Everyone at my table ordered different meals but everything was absolutely wonderful, perfectly cooked and well presented. Dessert was also fantastic! The atmosphere was good, but a bit quiet (maybe because we were there early in the evening)

Thank Eve_JPS
Newcastle, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Had a lunch booking for Saturday that was confirmed on Friday and when we turned up the restaurant was closed with a sign taped to the door "Rocksalt Restaurant is Closed"! I have come to expect and accept unusual customer service from Rocksalt but being closed without notice! What's going on? Has the restaurant been closed down or was Saturday... More 

20 Thank FiveStarMike
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

So....lovely, happy staff. TERRIBLE MANAGEMENT. Very misleading website. Time to hand the keys over to someone who wants to put some effort in. Read on for the whole story. I visited Rocksalt as part of a group of 8 for a special occasion Sunday lunch. The website read well - we were set for an afternoon of seafood, cocktails, and... More 

2 Thank tje123au
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Food was excellent. Service very good. Quiet spot with water frontage. EaSY PLACE TO MEET AND CHAT WITH FRIENDS

1 Thank Sheila T
Newcastle, Australia
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Just the place for lunch on a sunny day. The menu was interesting, the food proved to be very tasty and the service was cheerful and attentive. The lovely setting added vastly to the experience which was both pleasant and relaxing. Not cheap but then quality never is.

Thank onthego253
Newcastle, Australia
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91 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This place is ridiculous. We have been here a few times thinking it may have changed. Some things never change. This time will be the last. A group of 9 and typically of previous times, after 20 minutes we had to ask for menus and after another 20 minutes we had to ask to have our order taken....and that's the... More 

3 Thank Ian J
Newcastle, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We went for a Sunday lunch anniversary celebration. I booked on line on the restaurant website, when we arrived, there was no recording of our booking, therefore there was no table reserved for us. We were asked to sit at a bar table and wait for a restaurant table to become available. There was no offer of a drink while... More 

2 Thank PandD_Newy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$73
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 Hannell St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2293, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: 6149611676
Rocksalt waterfront restaurant, the multi award-winning seafood restaurant on Newcastle Marina, is one of the Hunter Valley's finest dining venues. Rocksalt waterfront restaurant offers absolute waterfront dining either outside under the umbrellas, undercover on the verandah enjoying the fresh sea air in a true al fresco environment, or inside in air-conditioned comfort. Rocksalt waterfront restaurant welcomes both locals and international business guests and their clients, providing exceptional personal service in a quiet and private atmosphere that is sure to impress. Rocksalt waterfront restaurant is happy to oblige any of your special requests, from a seat in the sun to special dietary requirements. Simply ask when making your booking. Rocksalt waterfront restaurant - open seven days for lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings. Jo and the team look forward to welcoming you to Rocksalt Waterfront Restaurant.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?