Dine in the South Piazza



Our mission is simple: to make burgers good. We want our burgers to taste good and do you good. We do this by using only the highest quality, freshest ingredients, many of which are sourced locally from small, family producers. 

We make every burger fresh to order on the flame grill in front of you so there’s no hidden secrets. The grill gives our food its unique flavour and it’s healthier than using a hot-plate.Our burgers are a perfect combination of basic foods – bread, meat and vegetables providing a good dose of protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. They won’t leave you feeling heavy, bloated or guilty afterwards

The Bavarian

The best of Bavaria has come to Charlestown!

This brand new, family-friendly venue located outside in The South Piazza offers an unrivaled range of Bavarian food, pure imported biers and non-stop sports entertainment broadcast across several big screens.

Relax with a stein in our outdoor dining area or settle into one of the communal tables in our spacious dining hall for a big Bavarian feast.  

From our legendary crispy pork knuckle to our range of gourmet sausages, you’ll be sure to leave The Bavarian satisfied! And we haven’t even started on the 17 beers we have on tap, including imported favourites Löwenbräu, Paulaner and Hofbräu!

From 4-6pm on Mondays, through to Friday’s, you can enjoy a 300ml Aussie Beer for just $5! A fiver will also get you house spirits and house wines. For those who have a bigger thirst can quench it with a 500ml Aussie Beer for just $7.50. We’ll say Prost to that!

New Shanghai

At New Shanghai, we offer our guests a complete dining experience - from the rich assortment of modern classical Shanghai-style cuisine to the decadent Shanghai inspired interiors. Our menu offers a vibrant array of tasty Shanghai-style soups, noodles, rice and vegetable dishes, as well as sensational dumplings - cooked using a special technique, an ancient family recipe learned in Shanghai and passed down from generation to generation. Creating a real dining experience, each of our New Shanghai venues has a live dumpling making theatre, providing diners with visual access into the heart of the dumpling making action. The lively décor of our venues has been strikingly outfitted to reflect a snapshot of Shanghai life - transporting you to a new and eye-opening place where this style of food would be served.

Oliver Brown

Prepare to become obsessed! Oliver Brown is the ultimate dessert destination specialising in decadent dishes made from the finest quality chocolate imported directly from the worlds chocolate capital in Belgium.

The Oliver Brown story began in 2009 in Belgium, when two friends discovered the taste of authentic Belgian chocolate and immediately became obsessed with the flavour. Struck by the rich sensory experience of Belgian chocolate, their vision was clear – to deliver Belgian inspired chocolates and desserts to everyone at any time across Australia, and eventually the world.

The Oliver Brown experience tantalises all taste buds offering waffles, crepes, chocolate fondue, chocolates, coffee, drinks and shakes, as well as all of the tasty trimmings of ice cream, chocolate sauce, fresh fruit and chocolate drops. Oliver Brown prides ourselves on offering high quality ingredients by sourcing the best raw chocolate from Belgium to use in the creation of our chocolates, desserts and drinks. Oliver Brown not only caters for a late night chocolate craving or a hot chocolate on a rainy day but also offers a local hangout spot and a central hub for people to come together and indulge in their favourite dessert delights.

Ribs & Burgers

They say if you want to be great at something you’ve got to focus on your strengths. Well, here at Ribs & Burgers our name says it all.

Our fresh, hot, succulent burgers and eight hour slow cooked ribs are known to stop the clock. Not to mention our friendly service, cosy vintage furnishings and warm welcoming atmosphere. A meal at Ribs & Burgers is like stepping back in time, to a restaurant started by your local butcher who decided to put their cooking advice into practice.

It starts with ‘real ingredients’. The grills crackle with hand prepared, grass fed, hormone free, 100% pure beef patties and free range chicken breasts made to order the way great burgers should be for a rich and natural taste.

This passion doesn’t stop at the kitchen either, we support local farmers, sponsor community groups and help feed those less fortunate. Why? Because we believe honest food and genuine hospitality can help feed a better world. So muster up some mates, place your order, grab yourself a table, order a drink and relax while we prepare your food fresh to order.

The Grateful Thai

The Grateful Thai is the little sister of The Humble Thai - a favourite among Newcastle
locals - known for providing the freshest authentic Thai dishes. Now, co-owners and
husband and wife team Wirat and Nikki are taking things to the next level with the
opening of their second restaurant.

The Grateful Thai will be offering Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days for Takeaway and
Delivery + Dine in.

Cold Rock

At Cold Rock, we are all about the fun experience so that’s why we let you pick your favourite combination and let us create it on our unique ‘Cold Rock’ right in front of you.

Our stores have an enormous range of premium ice cream, low fat ice cream, gelato and sorbet flavours to choose from. These combined with all of the wonderful delights to mix in, provides you with over 3,000 different flavour combinations to choose from… other ice cream just got boring!

Your choices are not just limited to ice cream in a cup, you can also take your delicious combinations home in a take home pack, or mix them up into a cake to celebrate any occasion. If you are feeling thirsty whilst in store then we also have a yummy selection of Super Shakes, Smoothies and Spider drink options.

Strike Bowling

Strike has been celebrating mankind's achievements in Bowling, Karaoke and Laser Skirmish since 2002, when we opened Strike on Chapel. Since then we have opened an additional ten Strike Bowling Bars across Australia, in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. It is our belief at Strike that no one should bowl, drink or party alone and with this philosophy in mind, we have built Strike Bowling Bars as the ultimate entertainment destination. Whether it is socialising at the bar with friends, a quick game of pool, a karaoke function or a bowl with mates, Strike offers an experience like no other.

Holey Moley Mini Golf

Are you ready to putt your stuff? Then head into Holey Moley Charlestown for the craziest round of mini-golf you’ve ever played!

We’re a mini golf course and bar that brings fun to a new level. With two different nine-hole courses to choose from, you’ll putt your stuff around 18 uniquely themed holes.

After you have worked up a thirst, settle in at our Caddyshack bar. With drinks, cocktails, tunes and great grub on offer, The Caddyshack will take care of all their off-the-green needs.

You can find Holey Moley inside Strike Bowling in the South Piazza.


The Timezone experience is ever changing; growing to stay abreast of entertainment trends. Presented with an up-market fit-out, a bright, colorful and cozy ambience is created for family entertainment. Customers get to win fabulous prizes from the extensive range of unique and branded quality products from its prize counters. Equipped with the latest and classic games, Timezone offers its customers a truly fun-filled experience

During School Holidays, Timezone opens at 9am everyday.

Timezone is located on Level 1 near the South Piazza, best parking for Timezone is the Blue carpark, P4 off Pearson Street.


Have you visited Megamania, located on Pearson Street? Megamania is another retailer you'll only find at Charlestown Square! Megamania is the ultimate indoor interactive, fully air-conditioned family destination. Fun for one child or a large group of children, with a wide variety of family friendly food and a fun atmosphere for all ages! Megamania has something for everyone - a restaurant, café, jumping castle, rock climbing wall, comfy land (for children under 5), play structure and party rooms.

Megamania is open 7 days.

You'll find Megamania via the lift near Strike Bowling Bar in the South Piazza, or off Pearson Street.

Best parking for Megamania is -The Green Car Park - P1, off Frederick Street. Then use the lift from the car park which will take you to the South Piazza near Max Brenner & Strike Bowling Bar.

Reading Cinema

Reading Cinemas Charlestown is the ultimate experience in cinema entertainment!

Relax and Recline in our brand new Premium Dine-In cinemas. With recliner seats and a delicious hot food menu, you can now experience luxury without the price tag.

Take your movie going experience to the next level with our TITAN LUXE cinema - featuring a gigantic 22m screening, Dolby Atmos 360° immersive sound and luxury recliner seating.

Or for that extra touch of elegance, why not visit the Gold Lounge. Treat yourself to a pre-show drink in our fully licensed Lounge bar then relax in our luxurious reclining armchairs and enjoy our in-cinema food and beverage service.

Take advantage of our amazing value ticket prices, and make sure you stop past the Candy Bar to pick up a value packed combo deal from one of our friendly staff members!

We look forward to seeing you soon at Reading Cinemas Charlestown!  Reading Cinemas is located on Level 2, near the Food Terrace. Best parking is the Blue Car Park P4, off Pearson Street. 
Opening hours
Mon - 9am - 5.30pm
Tue - 9am - 5.30pm
Wed - 9am - 5.30pm
Thu - 9am - 9pm
Fri - 9am - 5.30pm
Sat - 9am - 5pm
Sun - 10am - 5pm
Charlestown Square
30 Pearson Street
Charlestown NSW 2290
Phone: 02 4944 4333