YOUNG RESTAURATEUR / NSW
Chris Thornton is one of our Australian young restaurateur 2014 national finalists and owner/head chef at Restaurant Mason in Newcastle. Chris tells us about his favourite restaurants, bars and where to find a great coffee.
One Penny Black, Newcastle Mall
Cracking coffee, and run by top notch people
Dark Horse Espresso, Wichkam
Side Pocket Expresso, Maitland Road Mayfeild
Newly opened, 3 blocks from home, fantastic little coffee hole in the wall
Three Bean Espresso Bar, Hamilton
Celebrated it’s 10 year anniversary this year, have been coming here for all 10 of those years great chefs breakfast.
Burwood inn, Merewether
The best pub food in town.
Napoli Centrale, Newcastle West
The best authentic pizza I have ever eaten, rub by a legend named Alphonso.
Muse Restaurant, Pokolbin
Exceptional food and service a bench mark of the region
Biota Dining, Bowral
There ethos, quality of food and they have rooms as part of the package allowing for a great night away.
Chefs Gallery, Sydney
They produce the best version of my all time favourite dish, salt and pepper tofu
Coal and Cedar, Newcastle
Brought a level of quality and class not seen before in Newcastle bars.