2019 Northern Rivers Readers' Choice Awards

"2018 & 2019 Chef Hat Award"
The French Pan Tree

The French Pan Tree

French   $$$$$   Opens at 6:00:PM

Yamba

12 Chef Hat Award
Bringing Parisienne style to Yamba, The French Pan Tree on Clarence Street is a hidden paradise. Embracing European charm, this restaurant exudes a soothing ambience with sea green colours, honey-hued...
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...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - European"
Targa

Targa

European   $$$$$   Open Now

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...
"Inspired by age-old artisan trades."
Butcher Baker

Butcher Baker

Cafe   $$$$$   Open Now

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-...
"Hidden Gem away from the crowds."
Embracing the laid-back coastal lifestyle, Jonsons Restaurant Bar is the place to be seen in Byron Bay. Located on Jonson Street, this chic restaurant mixes sleek black subway tiles with rose pink wal...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Bistro"
Sandbar & Restaurant

Sandbar & Restaurant

Bistro   $$$$$   Opens at 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...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - B & B"
Escape to Hillcrest Mountain View Retreat, where rolling green hills and stunning World Heritage-listed national parks are only moments away. Positioned on Upper Crystal Creek Road, this award-winning...
"A great Italian experience"
Di Vino Byron Bay

Di Vino Byron Bay

Italian   $$$$$   Opens at 5:30:PM

Byron Bay

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...
For a fun family holiday, visit the multi award-winning North Star Holiday Resort on Tweed Coast Road in Hastings Point, less than 30-minutes drive from Gold Coast Airport. Choose an accommodation sty...
"Amazing cocktails"
Light Years Byron Bay

Light Years Byron Bay

Asian   $$$$$   Opens at 5:00:PM

Byron Bay

Bringing a slice of South East Asia to Byron Bay, Light Years restaurant on Lawson Street showcases creative flavours. This fun and funky venue blends an eclectic mix of pastel pink walls and neon ros...
"Readers' Choice 2019 Winner"
Potager

Potager

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens Fri 12:00:PM

Carool

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 from afar. While guests come to taste sumptuous...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Vegan"
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...
"Readers' Choice 2019 Mediterranean"
Phoebe's Mediterranean

Phoebe's Mediterranean

Mediterranean   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Kingscliff

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 - Thai"
Mahsuri Thai

Mahsuri Thai

Thai   $$$$$   Opens at 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...
"Down to earth bistro!"
The Sun Bistro

The Sun Bistro

Pub Food   $$$$$   Opens at 10:30:AM

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...
Mt Warning is an inactive volcano which coveres a massive 400 square km and can be found within the Mt Warning national park. Given its name by Captain Cook, it was used as a warning to sailors of the...
Chilli and fire cooking lovers follow the aromas wafting in the Lismore breeze to Spice Pirate BBQ and Chile Banditos Condiments pop-up restaurant at various local markets. The brainchild of pirate an...
Espresso Head

Espresso Head

Cafe   $$$$$   Open Now

Byron Bay

Long established on the Byron Bay café scene, Espresso Head is a popular destination for a caffeine fix and taste of fresh, organic fare. Snag a seat in the alfresco area out front, sprawling onto the...
Izakaya Potts

Izakaya Potts

Japanese   $$$$$   Opens at 5:30:PM

Pottsville

The Naked Bean

The Naked Bean

Pizza   $$$$$   Opens at 5:00:PM

South Grafton

When looking for the ideal place to meet friends for a meal and a relaxed evening out when in the quaint suburb of South Grafton, make your way along Skinner Street to discover The Naked Bean. This ru...