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Babbington's Bar & Grill Newcastle

A popular dining venue for guests and locals alike

The relaxed atmosphere makes it the perfect spot to unwind at the end of the day. Enjoy your favourite drink whilst overlooking tranquil bushland, then enjoy the culinary delights prepared by our talented team of chefs.

The acclaimed Babbington’s Bar and Grill, with a floor-to-ceiling glass wall overlooking the floodlit bushland reserve, is open for breakfast 7 days a week and for dinner from Monday to Saturday. It seats up to 74 diners. There is also a fully-fitted bar with both bar stools and casual seating.

Babbington’s is a well-known and respected restaurant which draws significant patronage from the surrounding area. It consistently receives excellent reviews.


Monday to Friday 6:30am - 9:30am

Saturday and Sunday 7:00am - 10:00am


Monday to Friday 12noon - 2pm


Babbington's Bar open from 5:00pm

Monday to Saturday 5:30pm – 9:00pm


A quick lunch to test this restaurant for our next visit. Couldn't fault anything. Good value. Delicious and fast friendly service. Will return. - Bazza, Google, 4/8/22

We have been going to Babbingtons for years. It is a great restaurant with excellent food. The food seems to have been getting even better. We enjoy dining at Babbingtons. - Graham, The Fork, 11/6/22

I had a 90th Birthday Lunch organised - we were met at the door, advised that if we needed anything just ask. The menu was excellent (A LA CARTE) the wait staff very obliging and very attentive, the meal was excellent. With several people unable to eat some things, they were all catered for. I would recommend Babbingtons to everyone. - Mavis, Trip Advisor, 17/6/22

The food was superb. The best meal I’ve had in a restaurant for years and years. The waitress was very pleasant and helpful. I can’t wait to go back and next time take other members of the family.

- Craig, The Fork, 20/6/22

Food & service was first class. Both our meals were absolutely delicious. Prices are reasonable; we had an entree & 2 x main meals plus a bottle of wine & it was $113 so good value for money. When we next stay at the Apollo we will eat at Babbingtons. - Mick, The Fork, 4/6/22

Amazing meals! The food was very well presented, and delicious. The service was efficient and staff wonderful. I would highly recommend visiting this restaurant. - Victoria, The Fork, 7/5/22

We generally eat at Babbingtons Bar and Grill once a week, so the staff know us and remember our preferences. The wait staff are a friendly and happy group and nothing is too much trouble for them, they seem to be prepared to go the extra mile to provide really good service and they are able to give a recommendation as far as the menu is concerned and the specials. - Dianne, The Fork, 5/5/22

This restaurant was fantastic in all aspects could ask for more service was fantastic quality of food near perfect and the atmosphere was so relaxing and makes it more enjoyable. - Alan, 17/3/22

Make sure you book ahead. Even though the Babbington Restaurant is located within the Best Western Plus Apollo hotel, the food is delicious and beautifully prepared and people come from all over Newcastle to eat here, even at the quieter times! It doesn't matter what food you order, you will be delighted. We absolutely loved the confit duck, the eye fillet steak and a "side" of broccolini with almonds. We enjoyed the wines and there are several pages of cocktails too. What's not to love! - David & Poppy, Trip Advisor,15/3/22

Excellent food and service. I loved the squid ink linguini with scallops. Portions are generous and the desserts are sublime. Highly recommend and will be on my agenda for my next visit to Newcastle - Trip Advisor user, 3/3/22

My husband and I attended for dinner on New Years Eve. Everything was just perfect from the dinner to entertainment. Thank you Pamela for your help in booking. Would definitely come again for new year eve dinner. - Tim K, Trip Advisor, 14/1/22

We were greeted and served by Pamela who was very welcoming and just amazing! We had our ribs from the grills menu and we also had the duck and stuffed chicken breast. All the meals we had were flavourful and mouth-watering. The uninterrupted view of the bush was spectacular! It made our wedding anniversary date a memorable one. - Edel, The Fork, 22/12/21

We love going here as it is quiet, very well located with a nice outlook, the staff and service is amazing as is the food and portion sizes. Fine dining at it’s best with not over the top prices…a firm favourite. - Suellyn, The Fork, 23/12/21


  • 10 minute drive to Newcastle city centre
  • 10 minute walk to Charlestown Square
  • 160km from Sydney
  • Short drive to Lake Macquarie
    • (Australia's largest salt-water lake)

Property Amenities

  • Magnificent Outdoor Pool
  • Business Facilities
  • Guest Laundry
  • Gymnasium with flat-screen TV's and unisex toilet and washroom

Rooms and Suites

Check In 2:00pm

Check Out 10:00am

290 Pacific Highway, Charlestown

+61 2 4943 6733

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Daily Reception Hours

24 Hour Reception