Federal Government Coronavirus Restaurant Closure

We are now open for takeaway only from Wednesday to Sundays


We will offer pick up from the restaurant from Wed to Sat 12pm-8pm, Sun 10am-4pm.

Delivery is available Wed to Sat 6pm-8pm only and is free in a 3km radius. Delivery suburbs include Cooks Hill, The Hill, Honeysuckle, Hamilton South, Newcastle City and Wickham. Allow order prep time of 20 mins and delivery time approx 10 mins.

Orders and payments can be done via our website paymasters.com.au or phone Randolph and Rod at the restaurant on

(02) 49 252600.



We also have Paymasters Kiosk at Newcastle Ocean Baths which is open 7 days a week from 8am to 2pm and now open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights from 6pm-8pm. All food is exclusively takeaway. 


Please click the takeaway tab below for all menus.




Welcome to Paymasters in the historic East End of Newcastle. This building is a fine example of Georgian architecture which has been listed as an item of Regional Heritage Significance since 1987.

Paymasters is a little haven, within walking distance of the hustle and bustle of the Newcastle CBD in NSW. Located on the Foreshore Park, overlooking the busy and picturesque Newcastle Harbour.

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New Takeaway Only Opening HoursWed to Sat 12pm-8pm, Sun 10am-4pm for pickup and takeaway

Free delivery Wed to Sat 6pm-8pm in a 3km radius.


Normal Trading Hours

(when we re-open) 

WEEKEND BREAKFASTS: from 9:30 am till 12 midday.

LUNCHESWednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sundays from 12 midday, last bookings taken at 2pm. 

DINNERS: Wednesday to Saturday from 6pm 

Closed for dinner on Sundays and all day Mondays & Tuesdays


History about Paymasters

Paymasters is also situated within an area of State Heritage Significance:

In 1797, John Shortland first discovered and sailed into what he called Coal River in his search for escaped convicts from the colony in Sydney.

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