2020 Northern Rivers Readers' Choice Awards

"Has something for everyone."
Courthouse Restaurant

Courthouse Restaurant

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 11:30: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...
"A great Italian experience"
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...
"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...
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...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - European"
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...
"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-...
"Down to earth bistro!"
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...
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 Winner"
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 - 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...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Vegan"
No Bones

No Bones

Vegan   $$$$$   Opens at 8:00:AM

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...
"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 2020 - 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...
Light Years Byron Bay

Light Years Byron Bay

Asian   $$$$$   Opens at 5:00:PM

Byron Bay

12 Chef Hat Award
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...
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...
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...
Pickled Pig Brewery

Pickled Pig Brewery

   Opens at 10:30:AM

Tweed Heads South

Unique craft beers and ciders – all chemical and preservative free – are on offer at family owned artisan brewery Pickled Pig on Industry Drive in Tweed Heads South. This independent local brewery han...
Espresso Head

Espresso Head

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens at 7:00:AM

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 Gallery Kura Byron Bay

Izakaya Gallery Kura Byron Bay

Japanese   $$$$$   Opens at 5:00:PM

Byron Bay

Follow the floating Japanese paper lanterns to the door of Izakaya Gallery Kura on Bay Lane in Byron Bay. This local gem sits above the heart of food heaven in this iconic coastal location, where good...
Mrs Birdy

Mrs Birdy

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens at 7:00:AM

South Golden Beach

Created by locals for locals, Mrs Birdy on Beach Avenue in South Golden Beach is a community hub where catching up over coffee and a chat is welcomed. A vine covered exterior, where alfresco tables aw...