2022 Northern Rivers Readers' Choice Awards

"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 alike. While guests come to taste sumptuous ...
Fins Restaurant

Fins Restaurant

Seafood   $$$$$   Open Now

Kingscliff

14 Chef Hat Award
For more than 25 years, iconic seafood restaurant Fins on Bells Boulevard in Salt Village has been the go-to dining destination in northern NSW. Located at Kingscliff and the brainchild of celebrit...
A beautiful bistro on the banks of the majestic Tweed River in picturesque Murwillumbah, Tweed River House on River Street is the place to dine, drink and socialise. With sweeping views of majestic...
Che Bon

Che Bon

French   $$$$$   Open Now

Ballina

Experience ‘gastronomie Française’ at Ché Bon on Cherry Street in Ballina, where French tradition meets Australian fusion. On balmy days sit alfresco at wooden tables with cheery orange chairs, whi...
Xenia Casuarina

Xenia Casuarina

Greek   $$$$$   Open Now

Kingscliff

Get your Greek on at beachside restaurant Xenia Casuarina on Casuarina Way. Nestled in Cotton Beach Resort, this laid-back coastal eatery is the place to dance like Zorba and smash plates on specia...
Pickled Pig Brewery

Pickled Pig Brewery

   Opens at 11:00:PM

Tweed Heads South

Take a culinary journey through the Himalayas from the comfort of Kathmandu Kitchen Nepalese & Tibetan Restaurant, located on Marine Parade in Kingscliff. Encompassing guests in red and yellow hues...
The Hut Byron Bay

The Hut Byron Bay

Mediterranean   $$$$$   Opens Sat 12:00:PM

Possum Creek

13 Chef Hat Award
Expect an authentic Mediterranean experience served with a smile at new restaurant on the Byron Bay block, The Hut on Friday Hut Road in Possum Creek. This beach-chic venue calls the Old O’Possum C...
"Readers' Choice 2020 - Thai"
Mahsuri Thai

Mahsuri Thai

Thai   $$$$$   Open Now

Kingscliff

Exotic, spicy and fresh, Mahsuri Thai brings a culinary tour of Thailand to the shores of Kingscliff. Nestled in Salt Village, a vibrantly decorated dining room filled with warm tones of dark red a...
Bringing authentic Italian cuisine to Byron Bay, TERRA Catering crafts menus and dishes for every occasion. From canapés and cocktails to degustation dinners, TERRA presents fare with rustic style ...
Shiny Brew

Shiny Brew

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens Sat 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 eater...
Red Ginger Byron Bay

Red Ginger Byron Bay

Asian   $$$$$   Opens Sat 9:30: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 fo...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Vegan"
No Bones

No Bones

Vegan   $$$$$   Open Now

Byron Bay

No Bones about it! This Byron Bay plant-powered tapas and cocktail bar is on a mission to save the Earth one Brussel sprout at a time. Nestled on Fletcher Street not far from the salty sea air of M...
Located in the beautiful Northern Rivers region of Ballina, Mumbai Masala restaurant on Martin Street mesmerises taste buds with progressive Indian cuisine. Expect a dining experience like no other...
Bangalow Bread Co.

Bangalow Bread Co.

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens Sat 7:00: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 tr...
Old Quarter Coffee Merchants

Old Quarter Coffee Merchants

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens Sat 7:00:AM

Ballina

Old Quarter Coffee Merchants on Endeavour Close in Ballina is on a mission to improve the lives of coffee farmers and their communities through social impact and fair value exchange. Located in the...
Chido Cantina

Chido Cantina

Mexican   $$$$$   Open Now

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 j...
North Star Holiday Resort

North Star Holiday Resort

$$$$$   Opens Sat 7:00:AM

Hastings Point

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 ...
Taverna

Taverna

Greek   $$$$$   Open Now

Kingscliff

12 Chef Hat Award
Just a stone’s throw from the beachfront on Marine Parade, Taverna is a boutique, Greek-inspired restaurant in Kingscliff. Step through the mint-coloured front door, where flowering bougainvillea t...
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 a...