A Beachside Italian Feast

Take a well-known restaurateur, an iconic beach location, a young chef with a modern fresh take on classic Italian cuisine, and chances are that an exciting new dining venue will emerge. After twenty years of waiting, when the opportunity finally arose for Sydney restaurateur Maurice Terzini (founder of Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, CicciaBella and […]

Barrio fires up Byron cuisine

Barrio Eatery & Bar is a gem of a restaurant, a place we’d class as ‘destination dining’, and well worth seeking out. It’s situated smack bang in the middle of Habitat, an eco-friendly business and accommodation complex which opened in late 2017 in Byron Bay’s industrial area. Barrio means “neighbourhood” in Spanish, a home away […]

Sustainability, the Brookies Way

The Brooks family have never taken the easy road. From regenerating a rundown farm to recyclable packaging, from using native botanicals to sustainable waste management, Brookies has led the way with best practice in both the food and drink arms of their business, sustainability at the core of everything they do. After winning multiple awards […]

Poke, we’re dedicated to you

When you’re looking for food on the run, poke bowls are one of the healthiest, most convenient fast food meals in town. The name ‘poke’ (pronounced ‘po-kay’, and written without an acute accent on the ‘e’) comes from the Hawaiian word meaning ‘to slice’ or ‘cut crosswise into pieces’, referring to the leftover pieces of […]

Lord Byron Distillery

Opening your own distillery must be the ultimate ‘boys’ own career’! Yet, it’s exactly what Brian and Helen Restall did. Not only is rum a passion for Brian, but so is renewable energy and sustainability. The former CEO of Cape Byron Power, a local Northern Rivers 100% renewable electricity generator located beside the Condon sugar […]

Table Under a Tree

One of the most evident themes in hospitality today is the growing interest in the provenance of our food, where it comes from and how far it has travelled to reach us. As consumers, we’re not only interested in our local area, but food tourism is one of the main activities of travellers. After all, […]

Stone & Wood Brewery

From its beginnings in 2008, Stone & Wood Brewery has been fiercely local. It’s a brewery that “didn’t just supply fresh beer to the locals, it was the meeting place and it could also be relied upon to support the wider community.” With its continued success, Stone & Wood have consolidated their operation into larger […]

Harvest Festival – Farms & Foodies Bus Tour

One of the most evident themes in hospitality today is the growing interest in the provenance of our food – where it comes from and how far it has travelled to reach us. We may not live ‘on the land’ but, as Australians, we still feel connected to it. Given the sense of solidarity with […]

Crab Carnival 2018 at The Balcony Bar, Byron Bay

“Are you sure you want to go out in this weather?” he asks. “Crabs!” I reply. Just one word. It’s enough to get us moving from the comfort of the lounge, out into a storm wild enough to blow crabs up onto the beach; not enough deterrent, though, to keep us from eating crabs with […]

Come on down to The Farm!

Touted as a ‘destination’ farm, a ‘community of growers, producers, eateries, educators and more’, The Farm at Byron Bay is an 86 acre property owned by Tony and Emma Lane, heirs to the Oroton empire. Turn off the Pacific Highway to Byron Bay, and The Farm’s most visible signpost is a full carpark. With a […]