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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

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

I was lucky enough to experience the NEW menu released by this lovely hotel restaurant , Was pleasantly delighted by Babbingtons overall food quality , service and restaurant feel. Upon being seated by the fantastic professional wait staff , you do not feel as though you are in a “hotel restaurant” setting instead as if you are at any well respecting bar and grill. The Vibe is nice and light , the music not to loud and many conversations of happy customers around. The wait staff are attentive professional but also provide a personal touch from table to table. I have been fortunate to eat across many parts of the the menu and was very satisfied with meal portions and their quality. Which might I mention is a far higher quality than what you are paying for. Value for money is a guaranteed. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is considering going there. - Ben W - Trip Advisor, 26/4/21

Our favourite local night out for dinner. Always 5 star quality food and customer service. Menu has variety and changed frequently. A lovely bush outlook from the large scenic windows. Definitely a place for special occasions and taking friends out for a treat. - Lyndall - Trip Advisor, 6/2/21


  • 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