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Popular Precincts: Darby Street

by City of Newcastle3 June 2015

Newcastle’s bustling eat street comes alive with quirky laneways, longer opening hours into the evenings and much, much more –

Newcastle’s original eat street – Darby Street – has long been a fan favourite with locals in the know, and with fresh entrants into this popular precinct, there’s never been a better time to revisit, or discover, the delights of dining, and dawdling, on Darby.

With a rich food scene that’s quickly cementing the city’s reputation as one of Australia’s must-visit regional dining destinations, Newcastle’s gastro offering is split into sectors with delectable Darby Street in Cooks Hill renowned for its diversity, bohemian vibe and laidback style.

The area is home to more than 25 cool cafes and award-winning restaurants offering fine cuisine at friendly prices at venues offering relaxed al fresco dining, unique décor and cosy indoor retreats that invite you to spend an afternoon, or more.

Top 5 Cultural Activities:
1. Darby Lane
2. Willows Gifts and Homewares
3. High Tea with Mrs Woo
4. Blackbird Corner
5. Newcastle Art Gallery

Top 5 Cafes & Restaurants:
1. Zinc
2. 5 Sawyers
3. The Hop Factory
4. Coco Monde
5. Longbench

And while it’s acclaimed as Newcastle’s original eat street, Darby Street has increasingly become famed for its eclectic mix of fashion, alternative music, homewares, second hand book shops and jewellery boutiques, with plenty of one-off finds. In fact, Darby Street is a haunt for up-and-coming designers of stylish urban wear for the young – and the young at heart.

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