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Ever-evolving four-course set menu, with dishes like fish, cabbage, onions and ponzu.

About Karrikin

Born in the beauty and fire of new beginnings, Karrikin restaurant on Coldstream Street in Yamba offers an ever-changing four-course set menu, crafted from local, seasonal produce and foraged delicacies. Named for the proteins that bind to soil and renew life in the aftermath of smoke and bushfire, this elegant space blends a cool colour palette with dark wood, artwork and softly glowing pendents to set the scene for inspired dining. Taking cues from native surrounds, expect starting plates that excite and tempt the taste buds such as octopus, beetroot and cherry; before larger choices like beef rump cap, corn, peach and a side of pumpkin, garlic and herbs, or fish, broccoli, fennel and citrus. Divine desserts such as lemon myrtle and finger lime cream pie will delight sweet tooths.

Location & Map

27 Coldstream Street, Yamba 2464 NSW - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  Closed
Wed  Closed
Thu  5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fri  5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sat  5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sun  5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Groups & Functions

  • Up to 80 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Banquets
  • Canapes
  • Finger Food
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (16)


Great food! Highly recommend


Seriously good
Fantastic find in Yamba. The food was innovative and yet well balanced. The cocktails and wine list acknowledged local producers and the cost was half what you would pay in Sydney or Melbourne. The team were knowledgeable and interested in our comments. Worth a trip to Yamba to have dinner here.


Without a doubt needs to be named amongst the best!
If this was in Sydney, it would already have a hat or two! Food is amazing, service is impeccable and the drinks menu shows respect to local producers and ingredients. One of the best in Australia for serving Australian locally sourced ingredients!!


A Surprising Delight
3 of the 4 courses were truly amazing. The carrot in the first one should go back to the tasting lab. The server Clare was first rate. It was a truly enjoyable meal.


Delicious and innovative four course dinner. Very knowledgeable staff who provided excellent service, a most enjoyable dinner!


Creative, exciting and welcoming. Always a joy.


Exciting, Amazing and delicious
Zac and Claire have done an amazing job. So much love and care goes into their restaurant, hands down best food in Yamba !! Dinning at Karrakin us a must, you will not be disappointed.


Amazing delights to eat, incredible cocktails, friendly staff and the best atmosphere, highly recommend


What a wonderfull experience to taste Karrikins amazing different dishes compared to what others do . Every dish was amazing and one of the best things was all dishes were Original , like how do they create such tasteful , beautiful , flavour food that’s so organic and great for your health . Best Healthy Restaurant in Yamba !! Great backyard section for family and kids and a big beautiful Frangapenny to go with it . Great atmosphere with the building , staff & food ! Cheers Rob .


Never disappointed always perfect and delicious


Fabulous food
Wonderful setting where you get fabulous food sourced locally. What more could you ask for?


Delicious, Amazing, Beautiful
Every meal is absolutely exquisite, from perfectly balanced flavours, to each dish looking like a piece of art. Clare and Zac support local and use the most fresh ingredients they can find having a set menu that changes weekly. It’s not just dinner it’s an experience, one you won’t want to miss if you’re visiting Yamba.


Love love love
awesome food. always creating spectacular items and a wonderful vibe..


Absolute heaven
Innovative, creative and welcoming, always a delight.

Molly Addison

The freshest produce, increeeeedibly delicious, the BEST place for a cute date or group dinner.


Utterly phenomenal. Seasonal Australian food at its best
Flavour. Oh my God, flavour. Karrikin's menu is a masterclass in flavour. Seasonal local flavours created, cooked and served with a passion that is evident in every bite. These guys cook because the love food, there is nothing else to say. A CRIMINALLY underexposed precious gem.