Nestled at the base of the majestic Wollumbin-Mt Warning, Mavis’s Kitchen and Cabins is home to a relaxed country-style restaurant, rich organic kitchen garden, eco-friendly B&B accommodation and a highly sought-after wedding and events venue.
Head Chef Clive Bailey brings to the kitchen his farm-to-plate flavours and love for all things local – we asked him to tell us the best local spot to banish a hangover and where he goes when he’s craving something sweet:
Head Chef Clive Bailey and son Augusto enjoying kale from the restaurant garden.
Your go-to coffee spot?
The Den Espresso in Murwillumbah, because they are locals.
Best local spot for a coffee, The Den Espresso in Murwillumbah.
The best spot to banish a hangover?
Eddies Grub House in Coolangatta – best burgers around.
Eddies' reel big fish burger...great to banish a hangover.
Favourite takeaway joint?
Scales in Tweed Heads, for fresh seafood.
Nothing like fresh lobster from Scales Seafood.
Your favourite place to take the family?
Nothing beats a day at the beach and there are plenty to choose from.
Where your staff go after work?
Mount Warning Hotel at Uki – only place around.
After-work drinks venue...Mount Warning Hotel in Uki.
Restaurant you most want to try?
Attica, because it’s different.
Ben Shewry's Attica classic spice-crusted lamb shoulder
When you’re craving a good pub feed?
Kirra Beach Hotel…local pub quality and feel.
Great pub grub at Kirra Beach Hotel.
The best weekend getaway stay?
Port Macquarie to visit family.
Favourite Sunday session?
I spend Sundays at work!
When you’re craving something sweet?
My Gelato, in Kirra…OMG, salted caramel and Nutella.
Anyone for gelato?
Best brunch spot?
Eggs Benny at Little Mali.
Your furry friend’s preferred pet-friendly spot?
Mavis’s Kitchen and Cabins – lots of space to run.
Space for fur babies to run at Mavis's Kitchen.
The best place for a late-night feed?
My kitchen – always something ready to grab.
Where you grab your local produce from?
Farmer Foster in Yelgun – local farmer direct from his farm.
Newly opened and loving it?
Not newly opened, but I’m wanting to check out Restaurant Labart.
Restaurant Labart in Burleigh Heads.
Tell us a fun fact that not many people know about you?
Growing up in the bush, I would time myself cutting down trees with an axe and try to beat my time.
Where’s your favourite local? Click here to tell us where you hang out and help us Support Your Local as they re-open for dining in.