The North Coast of NSW is abundant in lush farmlands and sustainable agriculture. With this comes farm-to-table dining. Whether you’re just passing through, or are a seasoned local, come taste the magic of this unique region of Australia.
We’ve rounded up 7 of the best sustainable dining spots 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 motto of “paddock-to-bottle”, 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.
Farm and Co.
This organic family-owned farm in Cudgen wants to show you how their farm operates. Come out for a wander in the paddock, grab some lunch in the café and then maybe even stock up on some fresh fruit and veg for home. All produce in the store and on the menu are sourced directly from the farm. Yum!
A new fine dining restaurant has just 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 with farm-to-table dining. 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.
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.
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. The cafe within the trees is perfect for a romantic dinner or a getaway with friends.
Last but certainly not least, we have the award-winning aesthetically pleasing Paper Daisy restaurant at Halcyon House. This hatted 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?
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