The North Coast of NSW is abundant in lush farmlands and sustainable agriculture. So it’s no surprise that there’s plenty of farm to table restaurants offering fresh produce from local suppliers.
Whether you’re just passing through, or are a seasoned local, there’s something truely magic about this unique region of Australia. We’ve rounded up 7 of the best farm to table restaurants worth a stop on your next trip up north.
Husk only opened in June this year and has really put the North Coast on the map! This boutique spirit distiller thrives on their “paddock-to-bottle” approach, sourcing all their ingredients straight from the farm.
You might know them for Ink Gin, and now they have opened their farm doors in Tumbulgum for tours, cocktails and locally sourced cheese and grazing boards.
It would be remiss of us to overlook the intimate dining experience that is Fleet. Situated in the seaside village of Brunswick Heads, everything about this regional gem is worth waiting for. So take our advice, book now.
The menu and wine list, like Fleet, is concise. The seasonal menu is made up of a series of smaller dishes, each with a focus on a few primary ingredients. Fleet’s beverage list is equally fluid. It focusses on small, sustainable and mindfully produced wines with a mix of predominately Australian producers and a smaller variety of international winemaker
Farm and Co.
Farm & Co. in Cudgen wants to show you how their farm operates, and it’s a wonderful sight to see. This organic family-owned farm utilises the best of both traditional agriculture and modern techniques, using nature and natural processes as its foundation.
Come out for a wander in the paddock, grab some lunch in the café and stock up on some fresh fruit and veg for the trip home. All produce in the store and on the menu are sourced directly from the farm.
A new fine dining farm to table restaurant has recently opened in Pottsville, and let us tell you, the food is phenomenal! Pipit is a celebration of the Northern Rivers’ coastal lifestyle, great produce and wood-fired cooking.
Choose your own adventure with the a-la-carte menu, or, let the team choose for you from this locally sourced set-menu from award-winning chefs Ben Devlin and Yen Trinh.
The Farm Byron Bay
Nestled on a beautiful organic farm just outside the Byron Bay township, The Farm really does hit the nail on the head when it comes to relaxed and family friendly farm to table restaurants.
Make sure to grab some freshly baked bread from their Bread Social Bakery, treat yourself in the Three Blue Ducks Restaurant and take a stroll through the sunflower fields.
If you’re a wine enthusiast, you’ll want to head out to Harvest in Newrybar. A short ride from Byron Bay, the restaurant, bakery and deli showcases the diversity of the wonderful local region. With an award-winning wine menu showcasing all the favourite local drops, you simply can’t go wrong at this famed establishment.
The restaurant and cafe within the trees is perfect for a weekend long-lunch or a getaway with friends, making this one of our top picks for farm to table restaurants on the north coast.
Last but certainly not least, we have the award-winning aesthetically pleasing Paper Daisy restaurant at Halcyon House. This hatted farm to table restaurant boasts serene sea-side dining, quirky interior design, and great locally sourced food and drinks.
With Jason Barratt leading the kitchen, the ethos that drives Paper Daisy is one of sophisticated simplicity, producing dishes that are satisfying, thoughtful and deeply memorable. Need we say more?
A colourful array of fruits and knowledge awaits you here at Tropical Fruit World in Duranbah. The informative farm tours give you a thorough insight into the future of the fruit industry. Be sure to grab a bite at the Plantation Café for a taste of the farm-fresh produce.
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