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Gourmet food and wine

There's never been a better time to combine great food experiences with touring in country NSW. You'll find award-winning restaurants, cellar doors bursting with fine local wines, farmers' markets and fabulous food and wine events.

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Best restaurants around NSW

Sophisticated regional dining in NSW has become such that great food isn't so much a surprise anymore; it's a sure bet. The paddock-to-plate approach to dining means that chefs in the best regional restaurants and cafes support local farmers, growers and winemakers. These days, there are plenty of great restaurants where you can sample the results. Many are in beautiful settings, amongst the vines, by a river or on the coast, combining the best of travel and good dining.

Two-hatted restaurants from the Sydney Morning Herald's Good Food Guide are Aubergine in Griffith, Biota Dining in Bowral and No. 2 Oak Street in beautiful Bellingen. You may even like to design a gourmet food tour for yourself and some friends to parts of the State that have award-winning restaurants.  Berrima, Kilcare, Newcastle, Nelson Bay, Orange and Wollongong are just some of the NSW destinations where you'll find terrific restaurants. Look out for long-term favourites Lolli Redini in Orange, Vulcans at Blackheath in the Blue Mountains, Neila in Cowra and Fins at Kingscliff.

Don't forget to find out when local farmers' markets are on so you can stock up what's fresh and best. Food and wine events are a major feature of many regional centres so find out what's on too.


Fruit and produce, Mudgee
Local produce

Come along and meet all the local growers and taste their healthy fresh seasonal produce at farmers markets around NSW.

Beelgara winery, Griffith
Wine Regions

New South Wales is famous for its wineries, including the renowned Southern Highlands, Mudgee and Hunter Valley towns which produce award-winning wines available for sampling at local cellar doors.

Lerida Estate, Capital Country
Food and Wine Trails

With a little planning, you're guaranteed to find a food and wine trail that has excellent accommodation, great dining and some delicious activities.

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