Sydney has one of the world's most vibrant eating scenes; its multicultural restaurant and cafe culture oozes from every pore of the city. This has filtered through to many other parts of the state, with places like Byron Bay, the Hunter Valley, Southern Highlands, Mudgee and Orange full of quality eating choices. Along the coast there's great seafood, while inland, beef and lamb are still staples. Dinner alongside local families in the bistro of the local pub on a Saturday night is as classic an experience as sipping latte from a star barista somewhere in Bondi or splashing out on a degustation at a harbour-view fine-diner.