Best Known For

Peruvian Sudado de Pescado (Fish Stew)

About Potager

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 cuisine, they are spoiled with a panorama across a flourishing Northern NSW valley from inside a contemporary fit out, in the stylish décor of local craftspeople. As much as possible is grown on the farm and sourced from the surrounding region, with an aim to serve only organic produce and grass-fed meat. An ever-changing menu is sure to make the mouth water, with char-grilled lobster, smoked garlic butter and lemon; or fair game wild venison scallopini, beetroot polenta, ink gin pickled rhubarb and arugula. Finish decadently with chocolate ganache tart, citrus curd and candied macadamia cream.

Specials & Events

Location & Map

502 Carool Road, Carool 2486 NSW - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  Closed
Wed  Closed
Thu  Closed
Fri  12:00:PM - 5:00:PM
Fri  5:30:PM - 10:00:PM
Sat  12:00:PM - 5:00:PM
Sat  5:30:PM - 10:00:PM
Sun  12:00:PM - 5:30:PM

Groups & Functions

Want a different experience to the norm for small mid-week weddings, corporate functions and christmas parties - the we are the ideal venue.

  • Up to 30 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Christmas Party
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Wedding
  • Banquets
  • Canapes
  • Cocktails
  • Degustation
  • Finger Food
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (33)


My favourite restaurant
The food, service and views are all amazing. I have eaten here many times and the level of service and food has been excellent every time. Peter is always welcoming and creates a relaxed atmosphere with personal service. Sadly I live 1000k away so only visit a couple of times a year.


We had our wedding with the Beautiful Potagers team under extreme circumstances & they were still incredible, food , service all our guest truly loved everything about Potager


Magnificent Meal
The best accidental discovery we have ever made. So much love from the enviable gardens to the hand made dinnerware to the extraordinary flavours so thoughtfully prepared with the best local produce. We will be back.


Fine intimate dining
The consistently high standard I've experienced at Potager over the years has made it my goto restaurant every time I'm looking for a sublime intimate dining experience.


Just beautiful.


Amazing food, view, atmosphere and staff.


We love it
We love the warm welcome by Peter. We love the fabulous thoughtful fresh menu. We love the outlook.



Beautiful location,exceptional menu and the top quality service

Alison Fettell

Always great food and service.


Simply wonderful, every time.


One of a kind restaurant
Always consistent Always better than good!


The truly wonderful experience from the service to the fresh delectable food keeps us coming back.
From the minute you walk you are greeted like an old friend. As well as the warm hospitality the food is devine with an imaginative menu to choose from. the produce is fresh fresh fresh . the big problem is what to choose. Invariably we eat too much of their delicious fare.



Wonderful restaurant
Have dined at Potager numerous times, last week took ladies from Sydney for lunch and they loved it. Beautiful setting and food was delicious as usual, service friendly and faultless. Love Potager !!


Best Restaurant in the Northern Rivers
Delicious food, sensational setting, wonderful service and an experience not to be missed!


This restaurant is a must for all had the best food service and knowledge of food and so fresh!


Fresh Seafood Lunch
Another exceptional lunch at The Potager in Carool our favourite restaurant. Greeted by Pete,,Kylie an Zane. Started with A huge vegetarian platter for two. Followed by a Goldban Schnapper fisn with Clams and Shevelled butter sauce and spinach vegetables. And a Red Emporer fish and Vermicelli Noodles and Coconut Lime and Turimic Dressing. Accompied by a bottle of Thorn Clark Riesling a delightful lunch with my wife. Sitting outside on the deck with farmland and ocean views. Fantastic lunch.


The food is incredible - the flavours are this amazing combination, the presentation is beautiful, the produce is fresh and local. All floor staff are fantastic - efficient, helpful and personal. The gardens make an Entrance! The view is mesmerising.... The only issue with Potager is making a choice on what to have on each visit and...not don't want to miss dessert!

Alison Fettell

This restaurant is really worth a visit. I'll bet if you go once you will become a regular if you live locally. Although we are not, I'd seriously consider revisiting Carool just for the food Peter and Gareth are serving at Potagers. Fresh, magic flavours, cooked to perfection, presented creatively make it a very special experience. The service provided by Peter and his crew add a sparkle to the culinary experience. Yum yum yum.


We just love this place. We were introduced to Potager by a family get together and have been here a couple of times with friends who reckon the food and everything about Potager is better than most restaurants on the Gold Coast and we have to agree. So do yourself a favour and go for a wonderful lunch at this fantastic little restaurant in a perfect setting with great service.


A special dining experience
We have eaten at Potagers many times and have never been disappointed. The food and service are always spot on and it's our favourite local restaurant.


This is a hidden gem in the Tweed Hinterland. The chef(s) put so much love and passion in to their food, service and restaurant! I can't recommend this more highly for lunch or dinner. Do yourself a favour and enjoy this amazing experience!


Another great lunch at Potager.
Had to take my mum and partner as just love the food, service and setting. Love the new menu with all the delicious seeds and nuts; seasonal veg a whole cauliflower was delish! Thank you Peter.


Perfect on every front. Food was delicious, view gorgeous, plenty of parking, walking stick accessible and lovely feel.


Excellent lunch venue, fabulous food, wonderful host and staff , loved the fish stew, we will be back thank you Peter


Another wonderful experience of dining at The Potager. We were seated near the fireplace such a warm and inviting location. We sipped GSM red wine. We started with a shared vodka cured trout with beetroot and coddled egg. Then I had Pork Belly which was moist an flavorsome and crackle to die for. My wife had Fish of the day. Saddleback Salmon with eggplant puree and kale chips. The size of the meals were plentiful and affordable. Do yourselves a favour and visit The Potager at Carool Jeff an Melissa Carool


Lovely venue, great service and food! Hard to choose a standout as all the dishes we tried were fabulous.


Great value for money. Excellent service in a lovely setting in the country with coastal views. Paddock to plate - everything fresh from their garden. Would recommend and will return.


Went to the Spanish weekend on June long weekend 10 - 12 June 2016. My wife and I were so impressed with the glorious food and friendly and punctual service. Gareth and Pete thanks for a wonderful evening. Cannot wait to return. Jeff an Melissa Carool


Sunday dinner was superb. Seafood meals such Smoked cod chowder,grilled octopus, fish stew Great ambience and service with country feeling. Thankyou will be back for sure


This is a really, really good restaurant. The food is imaginative, fresh and absolutely delicious. The gardens are delightful, the staff are warm and friendly, and the views are spectacular. I've been there several times now, and can't wait to go back again. Well done Potager!


We loved this restaurant! Outstanding in every regard..Seriously fantastic food that is beautifully presented + so delicious. Most herbs and veggies grown in the cottage garden they have there..The view is to die for. I have never come across the vantage point that looks back over the Gold Coast through the valley. It really is spectacular. We had lunch for a friend's birthday and when the meals arrived, the table looked amass of colourful design..It was as though a food stylist had whipped through the kitchen and we were on a food fashion shoot - if there is such a thing..Everyone was kind of gobsmacked it looked soon good....The service was perfect for us; not over done and always there when required..The floor staff were relaxed, funny + the atmosphere very friendly. It's also BYO which is fabulous, the tables and crockery are bespoke + locally designed. This added something else special to the experience.Finally the price is extremely reasonable for the quality of food, service + setting/experience...Really and truly one of the best dining experiences we have had in a long while..We would go there again in a flash.. Highly recommend you try Potager if nearby, and if you are not it's well worth the trip!!