Overlooking Newcastle’s most famous surf break. The Beach Hotel is a landmark when it comes to beachside drinking and dining.

The ‘Beaches Cafe’ menu offers a wide selection of meals from burgers to steaks, pasta, risotto and much more.

The Beaches Cafe serves food at the following times:

12pm – 3pm (Daily)

6pm – 9pm – Sun through to Thursday

6pm – 9:30pm – Friday and Saturday

Please note: as The beaches sits a large number of people in our restaurant we don’t take table reservations. Just find a staff member on the day and they will help you sort out a table.

A feature of the cafe is our daily changing specials board that always features seasonal fresh seafood.

Hot/ Cold Starters
Moffat’s Sydney Rock Oysters (GF)

– Natural w Lemon
– Sicilian Tomato Salsa
– Traditional Kilpatrick
– 3 Cheese Mornay

19 36
Middle-Eastern Meatballs w Yoghurt & Flatbread (GF) 14
Mezze Plate of Dips, Semi-Dried Tomatoes, Olive & Turkish
– Add Brie
Pumpkin Arancinie w Garlic Aiolo & Wild Rocket, Parmesan & Tomato (7p) (V) 17
Peking Duck Spring Rolls w Dipping Sauce (4p) 16
Falafel Bowel w Baby Spinach, Tomato, Onion, Cucumber Yoghurt, Balsamic & Lemon (7p) (V) 17
A Bowl of Steamed Mussels, Italian Style w Garlic, White Wine & Tomato w Sourdough and Chips 26
Lightly Fried Tempura Soft Shell Crab w Vietnamese Papaya Salad, Chilli & Coriander Aioli 26
Burgers and Wraps (All Served with Chips)
Beaches Angus Burger
– W Lettuce, Tomato, Carrot, Beetroot Chutney, BBQ Sauce & Pickles
Beaches Angus Works Burger
– (All of the Above) W Egg, Bacon, Pineapple & Cheese
Beaches Falafel Burger
W Salad, Mint Yoghurt & Sweet Chilli (V)
Chicken Schnitzel Burger w  Tomato, Lettuce, Mayonnaise & Parmesan 18
Crumbed Chicken Wrap w Tomato, Avocado, Salad Greens & Sweet Chilli Aioli 19
Smoked Salmon Wrap w Avocado, Caper Aoili, Spanish Onion, Rocket & Persian Feta 19
Lamb Fillet Burger w Harissa, Lettuce, Tomato & Cucumber Yoghurt 20
The Main Event
Chicken Camembert & Sundried Tomato Filo
– W Seeded Bacon Mustard Sauce, Sweet Potato Mash & Greens
Thai Beef
– W Bok Choy, Basil, Chilli, Coriander, Steamed Rice & Riatta (GF)
Herb Ricotta Stuffed Chicken Breast
– W Roasted Pumpkin, Broccoli, Garlic & Honey Sage Jus (GF)
Twice Roasted Cajun Duck
– W Carrot Puree, Crispy Chats, Roasted Baby Beets & Peas w Red Wine Jus (GF)
Salads and Other Things
Greek Style Salad w Jumbo Kalamata (V)(GF)
– Add Char-Grilled Baby Octopus (GF)
– Add Calamari
Roasted Pumpkin, Beetroot & Rocket Salad
– W Sumac Spiced Chick Peas & Goats Cheese (V) (GF)
Beaches House Salad – Prawns, Avocado & Bacon
– w Mixed Leaves & Capsicum Pesto (GF)
Vietnamese Duck Salad (GF)
– w Papaya, Mint, Orange, Cucumber, Crispy Noodles & Plum Dressing
Moroccan Shredded Chicken Salad w Mint, Baby Spinach, Roast Capsicum, Roast Pumpkin, Pumpkin Seeds, Persian Feta & Cucumber Yoghurt Dessing (GF) 23
Bangkok Beef Salad
– W Asian Greens, Crispy Noodles, Cashews & Chilli Lime Dressing (GF)
Traditional Caesar Salad
– W Bacon, Croutons & Parmesan
– Add Chicken
– Add Smoked Salmon


Bowl of Chips w Tomato Sauce (V) (GF) 7
Bowl of Seasonal Green Vegetables W Lemon Oil (V) (GF) 9
Small Bowl Salad (V) (GF) 8
Pasta & Risotto
Fettuccini Carbonara
–   W Bacon, Onion & Shaved Parmesan
17 22
Traditional Spaghetti Bolognese
– Mince, Herb & Tomato Sauce W Parmesan
17 22
Penne Sicillian (V)
– Eggplant, Olives, Chilli & Napolitana Topped w Ricotta (V)
17 22
Penne Pesto
-W Mushrooms, Sundried Tomatoes & Parmesan  (V)
– Add Chicken
Prawn, Chorizo & Feta Risotto
– W Preserved Lemon, Sun dried Tomatoes, Parmesan & Australian Banana Prawns (GF)
Vegetarian Risotto w Baby Leeks, Wild Mushroom, Garden Peas, Truffle Oil & Goats Cheese (V)
– Add Chicken
From The Char Grill (Served w Green Vegetables & Italian Potatoes)
Wagga Wagga Grain Fed Sirloin Bone On 300g (GF) 32
Gippsland Grain Fed Beef Fillet 200g (GF) 34
Riverina Grain Fed Rib Eye Cutlet 375g (GF) 38
Garlic Toasted Turkish (V) 8
Cheese Turkish (V) 9
Pesto & Parmesan Turkish (V) 10
 Sourdough Bruschetta (V)
– W Vine Tomato, Onions, Caramelised Balsamic, Basil & Parmesan (V)
Kids Menu (Under 12 years)
Fish and Chips w Tomato Sauce 12
Lightly Fried Calamari & Chips 12
Nuggets & Chips w Tomato Sauce 12
Spaghetti Bolognese 12
Beaches Favourites
Char-Grilled Baby Octopus
– W Chilli, Coriander, Tomato, Garlic & Lightly Fried Pasta W Lemon
19 26
The Original ‘Craft Beer’ Battered Fish & chips w Fresh Garden Salad & Tartare 26
Lightly Fried Calamari with Chips, Salad & Aioli 16 23
Thai Red Chicken Curry
– W Chilli, Straw Mushrooms, Steamed Rice & Riatta (GF)
Crumbed Prawn Cutlets
– W Chips, Fresh Garden Salad & Tartare
16 22
Panko Crumbed Chicken Schnitzel w Chips & Fresh Garden Salad 19
Sauces (GF)Add to any steak or schnitzel
Red Wine Jus 4
Green Peppercorn (No Garlic) 4
Creamy Dianne 4
Creamy Mushroom 4
Traditional Gravy 3
Spicy Harissa 4
Parmigiana 4

GF= Gluten Free Option available
V = Vegetarian

Vegan = We have a selection of dishes that can be changed to vegan. Please ask one of the staff members on arrival to see the menu.

Please advise staff of dietary requirements even if you think the meal you are ordering meets your needs. Your well being is our priority.

On arrival, don’t forget to check out our daily specials located near the Gelato Cart in the ‘Lifebuoy’.

cnr Frederick & Ridge Streets, Merewether NSW 2291
ph: 02 4963 1574
fax: 02 4963 6602