Food in Orange
The majestic dormant volcano, Mount Canobolas, has provided Orange with soil rich in minerals. Combine this with the region’s high altitude and you have perfect conditions for the production of delectable cool climate wines and exceptional local produce. You can taste it all at first class restaurants, cool cafes and bustling markets.
Cafes and restaurants
First things first – coffee. Orange is home to many cafes brewing up top quality beans alongside tasty breakfast menus like Byng Street Local Store, Good Eddy and Bills Beans. In the pretty village of Millthorpe, stop in at The Old Mill or Millthorpe Providore, and in Canowindra grab a cup at Finns Store or the Trading Post.
The one-hat Lolli Redini has been the place for a special occasion meal for almost 20 years, serving contemporary Italian and French cuisine. The highly-rated Charred makes use of a purpose built charcoal oven to give dishes a distinctive flair. In Millthorpe, Tonic focuses on seasonal, local produce on its elegant menu.
Fiorinis is a traditional Italian trattoria on the outskirts of town. Head to Sweet Sour Salt for modern Asian, Raku Izakaya for Japanese or Mr Lim for dumplings and Korean fried chicken with a side of karaoke. The Greenhouse of Orange is a sprawling rooftop space with multiple dining options, pop ups and live music.
Wine and dine
Many of the region’s top wineries also have award-winning restaurants on site. Learn about the wine making process at Rowlee before strolling through the vines to Racine restaurant for a perfectly matched three-course meal. At Sister's Rock Restaurant on Borrodell Vineyard, the menu features cherries and truffles grown on-site.
Orange has a strong agricultural heritage, and grows exceptional fruit and vegetables. Sample some of the region’s best at The Agrestic Grocer, and enjoy the on-site brewery and fantastic restaurant. You’ll also find the Second Mouse Cheese Company, making delicious double cream brie, camembert, haloumi and fetta.
Pick up fresh produce and meet the farmers at one of the region’s farmers markets. The Orange Farmers Market is held on the second Saturday of the month and the Blayney Farmers Market on the third Sunday of the month. The Millthorpe Markets are held twice a year, in April and December, and attract up to 10,000 people.