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Heading north on the Pacific Hwy it’s worth taking a small detour to Ulmarra (population 1586), a heritage-listed town with a river port...
The verandah view across Town Green to the water provides the perfect setting for a treat-yourself dinner...
This sunny waterfront restaurant, where boating types gravitate at the end of the day, has a short and sweet menu with seafood favourites including garlic prawns ($18), seafood platters ($30) and fish and chips ($15)...
Port Stephens’ very own molecular gastronomist fuses flavours and textures to challenge diners’ expectations: chicken breast with white chocolate jus, for example...
The lobster, prawn and barramundi pies are second only to the Japanese Wagyu, cheese and onion pies. And the ostrich, coconut cream and parmesan pies...
Cushioned window seats add to the allure of this cute and contemporary Italian eatery. Entrées include a leek, goats cheese and mushroom tartlet or for main, veal scaloppine in lemon and white wine sauce.
Take the Chinderah Bypass halfway between Brunswick Heads and Murwillumbah to the town of Mooball and its legendary Moo Moo Café . It is famous for its bovine obsession, with cow and farm kitsch aplenty.
We love the slogan – ‘It’s all good!’ And it is. This great little takeaway specialises in paper parcels of fishy goodness. After 4.30pm on Tuesday it’s ‘buy one, get another for a buck’ night.
Keeping things simple yet delicious, this little restaurant packs in a hungry crowd of locals and tourists on most evenings. The fried fish red curry ($17) is a speciality. One main feeds two people.
This upbeat vegetarian restaurant has a counter full of healthy comfort food including gourmet pies and soups. The gelato is made on the premises and the coffee is locally grown.
The somewhat extroverted decor in this happening little eatery makes for a lively dining experience. The pizza toppings are generous and the vegetarian choices exemplary.
One of the best cafes in Byron with a super outdoor deck surrounded by trees and birdlife. The fare includes avocado on toast and fresh squeezed juices.
This is a hidey-hole on the main street serving excellent coffee and a great Aussie snack – ham, cheese and pineapple toasties ($7).
Fresca at Bangalow Hotel is a classy place with just the right amount of cool. Reserve a table on the deck for a leisurely antipasto ($20).
This is a popular local haunt with great steaks, seafood and watery views that will keep punters ordering ‘just one more’ drink.
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