New MEET Restaurant & Bar

An exciting new addition to the Newcastle dining scene


An exciting new restaurant in the heart of Newcastle has flung up its roller door, and its world-class culinary offering is rivalled only by its industrial-meets-cool fit-out that belongs on every interior-lover’s Pinterest board.

Located inside a vast 480m2 warehouse, the New York-style bar and restaurant is the brand new home for the unique venture by the team behind the well-loved Brazilian restaurant, MEET in Honeysuckle.


MEET, now simply branded as “M”, has plans to keep its original name, however, the concept has definitely evolved. It’s the place to eat, place to drink, place to dine, place to dance, and simply put, the place to be.


Date night – family catch-up – girls’ night – drop the knee – work party – MEET has you covered.


With two entrances – one on Darby Street and one on King Street – you take your pick. From bustling Darby Street, you arrive into the dimly lit bar area where you can indulge in a bespoke cocktail, nosh on a plate or two from the share-plate menu and enjoy one of the country’s finest drops of wine. Enter from King Street to be welcomed by a towering ponytail palm before ordering from the seasonal and new-look share-plate menu or enjoy the signature churrasco — just like old times. And while you’re at it, watch your food being prepared with love in the open kitchen. And for the true foodies, the private chef’s table experience belongs on the top of your culinary bucket list.


Separating the two areas is a soaring glass wall that was brought to life by emerging design team After Dark led by Adrian De Boucherville and conceptualised by interior designer Keeley Baird from Something More Design.


The venue’s head chefs, Nick Writer and Rafael Tonan are combining fire-grilled cuisine only found in deep South America, with a seasonal shared degustation menu that is casual, considered and designed for all tastes, with ingredients sourced from local suppliers.


Spot the pink “M” neon sign from the streets and get ready to experience the Steel City’s most exciting bar and restaurant offering to date.


9 Darby Street, Newcastle

(02) 4929 2676


Opening hours are:

Monday to Thursday from 5pm–late [dinner]

Friday to Sunday from 12.00pm–late [lunch & dinner]