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Best restaurants in NSW


Located in historic cottages, convict-built pubs, at the foothills of mountains or overlooking beautiful bays and beaches, there are spectacular fine dining moments to be had in all parts of the state.
With an emphasis on fresh, seasonal produce, restaurants across Regional NSW place strong importance on sourcing from local suppliers, with many operating their own kitchen gardens.

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Unforgettable fine dining in Regional NSW

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Explore the scenic regional towns of NSW and you’ll find many unforgettable fine dining experiences.

Newcastle has a cluster of sophisticated dining options including Restaurant Mason and Subo. Also, Eschalot is one of the finest restaurants in the Southern Highlands region.

Enjoy fine dining in some of NSW’s finest coastal restaurants including The Stunned Mullet in Port Macquarie, located across the road from the beautiful Town Beach, and Fins Restaurant in Kingscliff set right on the beach. Other excellent options near the northern NSW border include Town Restaurant & Cafe in Bangalow and Harvest Cafe in Newrybar.

The South Coast features a number of outstanding restaurants. In Wollongong, Caveau opened in May 2004 and has won awards every year since 2005. The dishes at Nowra’s Wharf Rd Restaurant & Bar feature an edge of smoky flavour thanks to their Southern American-style barbeque. In Ulladulla, Cupitt’s Kitchen follows the philosophies of the Slow Food Movement. At Merimbula’s Zanzibar Café, Che Huw Jones brings his experience from three Top 10 World Best Restaurants.

Gourmet food destination Orange is home to two award-winning standout restaurants: Lolli Redini and Racine Restaurant at La Colline. Tonic is another superb dining establishment located in the quaint nearby village of Millthorpe.

The Three Sisters are not the only attraction in the Blue Mountains. Darleys in Katoomba is located in the heritage-listed Lilianfells House, Restaurant Como in Blaxland offers nightly degustations, and Tomah Gardens Restaurant is set within the beautiful Blue Mountains Botanic Garden.

There are many excellent establishments to dine at in the Hunter Valley including Bistro Molines and Muse Restaurant. Restaurant Botanica and Robert’s Circa 1876 both offer stunning views overlooking vineyards.