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Slow-cooked lamb shoulder, Paris mash, roasted heirloom vegetables and jus viand.

About The Loft

Hidden among Lismore’s laneways, The Loft on Nesbitt Lane offers a dining experience reminiscent of Melbourne’s inner-city culture. Nestled in a former industrial building and spread over two levels, a cosy bar downstairs spills out into the laneway while a mezzanine area sets an intimate setting for dinner with someone special, beneath a wall mural depicting two girls and birds in flight. Under the ambient glow of pendent lights, peruse a Mod Oz menu offering starters like seafood raviolo, grilled prawns, crispy capers and bisque. For a memorable main, delve into grass-fed beef fillet, potato rosti, honey glazed vegetables, wilted spinach and jus viand; or housemade pumpkin gnocchi, charred corn, kale and pecorino. Finish with apple and cinnamon tarte tatin and vanilla bean ice cream.

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A few words from The Loft

Located in the lane ways off Magellan Street, The Loft is Lismore's premier eatery boasting exquisite food, relaxed atmosphere, house crafted cocktails and an extensive wine list. Enjoy the cosy, intimate atmosphere while watching the Chefs work from the open kitchen. The Loft offers 'Modern Australian Cuisine' with a European influence that has built a strong and enviable reputation for its intimate setting, unpretentious food and personable service.

History of The Loft:

The Loft originated from a building which was originally part of A.G. Robinsons (AGR's) department store which supplied a broad range of products to the locals. It eventually became 'The Loft' in the late nineties and has enjoyed various reincarnations under this name. The latest makeover occurred in 2017 and there it was created, a venue for people to go to relax and enjoy creative food with quality beer, wine or cocktails .

About The Loft:

This latest concept of this fully licensed restaurant is about the unashamed enjoyment of cooking with a sense of real pleasure. The menu aims to source quality ingredients that are in season and produced as locally as possible. The general idea being that guests can choose as many dishes as they like (without necessarily having a main meal) and are sent up at intervals so you diners can relax, share a bottle of wine from the list and enjoy this dining concept. The menu has been designed as an introduction to 'Australian free style cuisine', degustation and three-course dining.

The Loft Menu:

Enjoy an exquisite menu at The Loft, offering dinner Wednesday through Saturday evenings each week. Temptations include: seafood raviolo with grilled Ballina prawns, seafood bisque and crispy capers, hot beef carpaccio with shiitake mushrooms, baby rocket, parmigiano reggiano, garlic and balsamic dressing and local jewfish fillet, poached in creamy mussel and saffron broth, with braised leeks, peas and potato.

For dessert, try chocolate cremeux, bacon infused ice cream, chocolate puff pastry and seasonal fruit.

Location & Map

6 Nesbitt Lane, Lismore 2480 NSW - See Map

More From The Loft


Wild Barramundi with Pearl Barley Risotto - Chef Recipe Richard Kerr

A super tasty dish, which is simple and suits Autumn and Winter perfectly with its comfort-style ing...


Marinated Pork Fillet with Wild Mushroom En Croute, Glazed Apples and Potato Puree - Chef Recipe by Richard Kerr

With earthy mushroom flavours and the savoury bliss of puff pastry, this is the ultimate Autumn dinn...


Pickled Salmon with Housemade Kimchi, Whipped Tofu and Watermelon - Chef Recipe by Richard Kerr

Spring meets Autumn in this Asian inspired dish from The Loft, Lismore


Features & Facilities

Payments Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Eftpos

Seats: 50   Chef: Richard Kerr  


Opening Hours

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

Groups & Functions

Canapes and Cocktails.

  • Up to 300 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Canapes
  • Cocktails

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Member Reviews (8)


Amazing food, atmosphere, service, cocktails, wines, decor - but don’t tell anybody because it’s hard enough to get a table now!!!



the best place in Lismore by far!



Great food, service and setting, a real fine food experience, best I've had in lismore, will definate be back


Great food and service will definitely be back!


An interesting venue, where the restaurant is a loft area above the ground floor. Staff were very flexible regarding our dietary requirements and the food was delicious. Service was also friendly & professional. Unfortunately we only had time for a main course as we had to get to a movie. Will definitely dine here again.


Hard to find in the lane way but foods ok