Hardly a secret service among those ticking the boxes in Newcastle’s sweet shore leave retreat from the CBD of Honeysuckle, MoneyPenny is one of Newcastle’s most sought-after drinking dens and shareable restaurants. Found Along The Boardwalk at the eastern end of Honeysuckle Drive, this bar and casual eatery boasts a direct line of sight out over the harbour, inviting guests to enjoy a sea breeze alongside the namesake cocktail, perhaps (the fruity, back-to-basics cocktail list changes weekly – the signature is a seductive salted caramel pina colada). There’s plenty of wine and crafty beer on offer, too, but we’re really enamoured with the share platter-oriented menu loaded with dumplings, tacos, pizza, medium-sized dishes like chimichangas, lamb salads, paella, vegetarian Indian korma – all capable of splitting between heads – and much more besides.
Loved the cocktails, loved the music, loved the view and loved the friendly service. Used our entertainment book. Winning! Food was varied and delicious. Wednesday night- so heaps of the menu was on special. We didn't feel like we were being pushed out at the end of the night. Just politely told the bar would be closing soon. Thanks for a great night! :-)
Have been to Moneypenny a few times now. Wonderful at night with all the coloured lights on the outside terrace. The shared plates are delicious as are the cocktails!