2021 Northern Rivers Readers' Choice Awards

Set on a small 10-acre farm in Carool’s picturesque countryside sits Potager – A Kitchen Garden, a culinary destination popular with locals and visitors alike. While guests come to taste sumptuous cui...
"Has something for everyone."
Courthouse Restaurant

Courthouse Restaurant

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 10:00:AM

Mullumbimby

Blending history with hospitality, Courthouse Restaurant on Burringbar Street in Mullumbimby brings a farm-to-plate menu to locals and visitors alike. Housed inside The Courthouse Hotel, this Mod Oz r...
Dust the sand from your feet and head straight off the beach to Kingscliff Surf Club to enjoy an icy beer on the balcony, with sprawling views of the Pacific Ocean. The interior boasts an impressive b...
The Sun Bistro

The Sun Bistro

Pub Food   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Byron Bay

A natural bush setting provides a stunning backdrop on Bayshore Drive for The Sun Bistro, a family-friendly hang-out for Byron Bay locals. Let the little ones roam freely in one of two kids' play area...
"Inspired by age-old artisan trades."
Butcher Baker

Butcher Baker

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens at 6:30:AM

Bangalow

Inspired by age-old artisan trades, Butcher Baker on Byron Street brings honest food and good times to Bangalow. Located in a heritage-style building on the main street, this trendy café boasts an in-...
"Readers' Choice 2020 - Thai"
Mahsuri Thai

Mahsuri Thai

Thai   $$$$$   Opens Wed 5:30:PM

Kingscliff

Exotic, spicy and fresh, Mahsuri Thai brings a culinary tour of Thailand to the shores of Kingscliff. A vibrantly decorated dining room filled with warm, welcoming tones of dark red and cream combined...

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Bringing authentic Italian cuisine to Byron Bay, TERRA Catering crafts menus and dishes for every occasion. From canapes and cocktails to degustation dinners, TERRA presents fare with rustic style ins...
Shiny Brew

Shiny Brew

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens at 6:30:AM

Kingscliff

Everything is shiny in every way at Kingscliff locally-loved café Shiny Brew on Cylinders Drive. Stroll up from the golden sands of Kingscliff Beach and take a load off at this warm and fuzzy eatery, ...
Red Ginger Byron Bay

Red Ginger Byron Bay

Asian   $$$$$   Opens at 9:00:AM

Byron Bay

Delighting all the senses, Red Ginger emporium on Jonson Street in Byron Bay grew out of a love of Asian food and culture. Now, this dumpling house is the place to be seen in the Northern Rivers for a...
"Readers' Choice 2019 Mediterranean"
Dine where Kingscliff locals love to eat at Phoebe’s Mediterranean on Marine Parade. Authentic Mediterranean flavours and a family friendly vibe await in stylish surrounds at this contemporary restaur...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Vegan"
No Bones

No Bones

Vegan   $$$$$   Opens at 4:30:PM

Byron Bay

No Bones about it! This Byron Bay plant-powered tapas and cocktail bar is on a mission to save the Earth one Brussels sprout at a time. Nestled on Fletcher Street not far from the salty sea air of Mai...
Bangalow Bread Co.

Bangalow Bread Co.

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens at 6:00:AM

Bangalow

You know that feeling you get when your taste buds are happy? That’s what happens to all who visit Bangalow Bread Co on Byron Street, where artisan sourdough, coffee, nourishing fare and naughty treat...
Sandbar & Restaurant

Sandbar & Restaurant

Bistro   $$$$$   Opens Wed 12:00:PM

Evans Head

Stroll up from the sandy beachfront and relax alfresco on the deck as balmy sea breezes ruffle nearby trees at Sandbar & Restaurant on Beech Street in Evans Head. Newly renovated and nestled inside Ev...
Chido Cantina

Chido Cantina

Mexican   $$$$$   Opens at 5:00:PM

Lennox Head

Chido Cantina serves modern Mexican cuisine with many Mexican favourites such as tacos, burritos, nachos & bowls on the menu. Chido Cantina is set in the main street of Lennox head with the beach just...
A sense of community can be truly felt at this home-style Greek taverna, Kouzina Byron Bay, tucked along Acacia Street in the industrial district. From the moment you step into this restaurant, you’ll...
Di Vino Byron Bay

Di Vino Byron Bay

Italian   $$$$$   Opens at 5:30:PM

Byron Bay

12 Chef Hat Award
Rustic Italian fare with flair awaits Byron Bay locals and visitors at Di Vino on Fletcher Street. This trendy wine bar and restaurant blends polished wood with sea-green tiles and softly glowing pend...
FINS

FINS

Seafood   $$$$$   Opens Wed 5:00:PM

Kingscliff

13 Chef Hat Award
At Fins they cook food in an innovative and nutritious manner and achieve this by the judicious use of fresh local herbs, spices, wines and pastes. Their seafood is fresh, local and whenever possible ...
Claimed to be one of the nation's most powerful lighthouses, the 18 metre tower of Byron Bay Lighthouse houses a light which is visible for more than 40km out to sea, on Australia's most easterly poin...
Targa

Targa

European   $$$$$   Opens at 7:00:AM

Byron Bay

Men braving the Sicilian Targa Florio open road mountain race in the 70s liked wine and coffee, a good steak and something sweet, from whom Byron Bay restaurant Targa adopts its philosophy today. Enjo...
Izakaya Potts

Izakaya Potts

Japanese   $$$$$   Opens Wed 5:30:PM

Pottsville