Fine Dining and Fancy Food
Amanda's at the Edge $$ - Pokolbin, Hunter Valley. Amanda's has a separate vegetarian menu with plenty of vegan options to choose from.
Bar Petite $$ - 5/5 King Street, Newcastle. This little bar tucked away on the site of the old Newcastle Hospital is a real treat. With luxurious chairs and delicious drinks it's the spot to take someone to spoil them. On their menu Bar Petite offer a whole roasted capsicum, a fresh salad, dips with bread, rosemary flatbread and sweet potato chips (without the aioli) double check with staff for any animal products in these menu items. Open afternoon - late Monday - Thursday and lunch until late Friday - Sunday.
Bistro Vinden $$$ - Pokolbin, Hunter Valley. Bistro Vinden is located on the scenic Vinden estate and they have a separate vegetarian menu with some vegan items.
Bocados $$$ - King Street, Newcastle. This Spanish restaurant has a good range of vegan friendly smalls and will also veganize their paella for you. On the pricey side, but great service and beautiful food. The sherry mushrooms and olive plate are delicious. Open for dinner.
Muse Restaurant $$$ - Pokolbin, Hunter Valley. This modern Australian fine dining restaurant has a focus on fantastic produce that is seasonal and local, which is more than likely a contributing factor towards the fantastic vegan options. Make a booking for a special events with staff and let them know you're vegan and expect the best meal of your life!
Muse Kitchen $$$ - Pokolbin, Hunter Valley. This restaurant is the sister to Muse Restaurant. You won't find anything vegan on the menu but give them a little notice and these skilled chefs will prepare a divine meal for you. Open for lunch Wednesday - Sunday and Dinner on Saturday.
Restaurant Mason $$$ - Hunter Street, Newcastle. This fine dining restaurant has a separate vegetarian menu, offering dishes in half (entree) or full (main) sized. Check with staff when booking which items can be veganized.
Nagisa $$$ - This modern fusion Japanese restaurant on the harbour at Honeysuckle has always had some great options for vegans, but they have recently upped their game dramatically, offering lots of vegan and veganizable options. Make sure to let the staff know that you are dairy and egg free, as a couple of the veg options are not vegan. They even have a number of great dessert options including house made sorbets and their taro popsicle. Check out our review of Nagisa on the blog.
Pinnochio's Wine & Pizza Bar $$ - William Street, Gosford. Book a table at Pinnochios for a nice night out. Their menu has two dedicated vegan pizzas and you can request to have the cheese on the vegetarian options changed to notzarella to be made vegan. A number of the entrees, salads and antipasti are vegan or can be made vegan on request with items like polenta chips and bruschetta available. Open Tuesday - Sunday for lunch and dinner, but dinner only on Saturday.
Rustica $$$ - Newcastle East. They have a vegan menu on request. Portions are huge. Open for lunch and dinner.
Sephardim $$ - Warners Bay. Sephardim offers a taste of the Mediterranean with dishes that have influences in Spanish, Turkish and Egyptian cuisine and much more. They offer a completely vegan menu with plenty of delicious options to choose from. You can read the full review and check out the pictures here.
Six Degrees $$$ - Newcastle Harbour. This restaurant has a couple of veg options on their menu and can put together a vegan option by request. Their breakfast menu has a vegan board. Ring ahead to chat to the staff about vegan options. Open breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Williams Bar $$ - Scott St, Newcastle. This bar and tapas restaurant caters to vegans fantastically with notice. Book for a group of vegans and they'll create a vegan menu just for you!