The Prince of Merewether

4.2
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33 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian

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Sunday Lunch
The Prince is one of Newcastle’s finest pubs with a commanding street-side presence in Merewether. Freshly renovated and restored to reclaim its landmark hotel status, this classic public house is home to a cosy a la carte bistro, an impressive upstairs balcony bar, a private dining room, state of the art sports bar and a cosy public bar. At The Prince you can choose to casually dine in any of bar spaces, in our a la carte bistro, or our private dining room can be hired for groups of 12-16. Head Chef Sean Townsend (previously Muse Kitchen) and his team have created a delicious new menu in collaboration with Executive Chef and part Prince owner Tim Montgomery. The kitchen is open for lunch and dinner daily.
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.9
Value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ShereeB
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

very very noisy. watched a girl pashing someone in the kitchen.
steak was delicious though

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JudyH
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was amazing especially the kingfish sashimi. Not cheap but good quality food. Also very accommodating of our daughter's allergy needs.

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MarisaK
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is incredible and has service to match, thank you The Prince Merewether

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BrianB
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Overall every thing was very very good. Lower ambiance score was due to noisy kids in the open play room too close to the Bistro.

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PhilG
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Definitely the best pub food in Newcastle. Pate wood fired pizzas ,chicken and kimchi rolls ,kingfish sashimi, Great snit souls even better steaks love it all
must give it ago

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BarbaraP
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food in a beautiful venue with very friendly service. The menu covered everyone by having a wide range of food choices.

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MoniqueM
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Delicious food. Great service. Very noisy but it was a Saturday night and pub was full.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Our kids loved the kids area. We'll definitely become regulars

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Jamson
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Checked out the newly renovated Prince restaurant for a Thursday night dinner. The kitchen has moved which gives a longer bar and a clearer view through the pub. Really liked the layout and decor. Service was great, food was delicious. If the bistro is full you can still get a smaller menu selection and eat on the other side of the bar. Pizza is great.

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JoaH
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience2

Not the venue for live music. We loved the restaurant, but the live music in the pub was way too loud so we just left early

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AshF
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attended the Prince on New years eve for a 7:30pm dinner. Awesome entrees which included the oysters and sashimi. Mains were the steak and swordfish, both were amazing!!! Very friendly and attentive staff. Highly recommend!!!

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JeanL
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience1

We ate at the Prince on a Monday. Kids eat free on this day, so it was very noisy. Food was very nice though. And service was good and friendly.

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AaronH
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was good although the service was not consistent. Pressure put on us when we arrived that we had to be finished by 7:30pm, therefore felt a little rushed.

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PeterA
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great renovation - good food and service by the friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was awesome, service was awesome.
Glad to see the Burford influence coming through at the Prince.

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RoyL
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Delighted with the freshness of ingredients and the flavour of the food. I would like to see some more vegetarian main courses rather than just a couple of pizzas

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Our booking was cancelled by the restaurant 3 days before... very disappointing

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NfromOz
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Far too noisey. Had trouble carrying on a conversation with one at our table complaining of being hoarse as we left. Enjoyed the food.

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Diner100
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food is delicious, and it's lovely to see people in this establishment. Be prepared for a social vibe

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BobM
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience1

Exceelent food, but the experience was compromised by the high noise levels. Because of the noise we won't be returning.

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KarenF
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Drinks upstairs is a good way to spend Friday afternoon. Jury is still out on the bistro. Really noisy, a bit of confusion over some meals, one had to be remade as it was not as ordered, some companions didn’t like the coleslaw, the interior which I thought was chic when I first saw it became a little dull in reality. Minimalist look didn’t really fit the ‘pub food’ style. I don’t know what they can do about the noise level in the bistro.

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AdeleI
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

On the night was very very noisy, food was good could have more choices. Staff need to be mindful of hygiene when using bathroom. Love the ambience, wait service great. Could have more choices of affordable wines.

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AnnetteG
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Use to be a dive, but now is a very nice place to eat lunch. Not had dinner there yet

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JulieJ
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Very noisy, only 2 choices for dessert which was very disappointing, wine selected not available.Overrated.

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EdenM
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The renovations have created a wonderful atmosphere. It was busy and quite noisy so can be hard to hear longer tables but it was still good. Food and service was really good but they didn’t have mushroom sauce on their menu. Overall experience was really good. The live music was awesome!

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Anne
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

The Bistro is actually part of a large open plan space that includes the public bar which means it is very very noisy. The menu was unimaginative and basic. The waitress got the order for 2 of our party of 4 wrong. Service was friendly but needs some refinement, such as having wait staff not reach across diners when delivering meals and collecting dishes. After our meal we went upstairs for a drink on the balcony but we’re forced inside due to presence of smokers! I could not recommend this bistro as a place to go for an enjoyable dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Went with friends. Food and service are awesome. Very noisy and hard to hear conversations as there is no barrier from the bar and the noise is loud and constant

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Duncan
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. The renovation has really freshened the place up. A spot on place to spend an arvo or evening

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GREGF
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Prince is an awesome pub with excellent food and service. 7 of us had lunch in the bistro and everyone of us really enjoyed our meals which ranged from Steak, Duck, Pork Belly to Pasta. After lunch we went upstairs for a few drinks on the balcony and listened to the live music. It was a great way to spend Sunday afternoon and we will definitely be back.

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AntoniaB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Congratulations on the refurbishment of The Prince of Wales - it's elegant and inviting. The food is good and you can order from the a la carte menu or the pub menu depending on how hungry you are and how much you want to spend. A winner!

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MichelleB
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Love the Prince it’s a Merewether icon! The recent renovation is stunning. Great staff, wonderful food and ambiance. Must go upstairs to the deck. It’s where it’s all happening. Thank you the Prince I will be back

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DebS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Prince has had a dramatic overhaul! Staff, service and food absolutely fabulous!! This is our new local!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Lovely meal, food was delicious. It was a very busy night in the pub so the noise level was very high. The service for the first drinks was slow, however, after these the service was good. The renovation on the pub is great and the dining area is lovely. If the noise issue can be improved it will be one of our favourite go to places. We are thrilled with the upgrade to our local pub. 👏🏻👏🏻

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The Prince of Merewether is rated 4.2 stars by 33 OpenTable diners.