Food in Orange

Once renowned for being one of NSW’s best under-tha-radar food destinations, Orange is now gold-class standard for gastronomic experiences. With delicious fare crafted by passionate and skilful chefs and artisans, the region is dotted with outstanding vineyards, restaurants and farm gate trails that put it firmly on the map.

Group of friends enjoying a vine to table experience at Rowlee Wines in Nashdale, Orange Area, Country NSW

Restaurants & cafes

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 for its elegant menu. The one-hat Lolli Redini has been the place for a special occasion meal for almost 20 years, serving contemporary Italian and French cuisine.

Food and drink at Tonic Restaurant in Milthorpe, Orange Area, Country NSW

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.

Couple purchasing homewares at Finns Store emporium in Canowindra, Orange Area, Country NSW

Orange is home to many top quality cafes, such as Anything Grows, Good Eddy and Groundstone. In Molong, browse Lime and Stone’s specialist homewares with your brew or visit Sweetness for international lollies and delicious gelato. In Millthorpe, stop at Millthorpe Providore, and in Canowindra grab a cup at Finns Store or the Trading Post.

Truffle dog handler smelling a freshly harvested truffle at Borrodell Vineyard in Canobolas, Orange Area, Country NSW

Country food trails

Explore the tastes of the region on an intimate food tour. Country Food Trails will take you on fun and unique ale, village and farm trails through the historic turns of Orange. Many of the region’s top wineries also have award-winning restaurants on site. At Sister's Rock Restaurant on Borrodell Vineyard, the menu features cherries and truffles grown on-site.

Orange Farmers Market in Orange, Country NSW

Thriving markets

Orange has a strong agricultural heritage, with rich soil that yields exceptional fruit and vegetables. The Orange Farmers Market is held on the second Saturday of the month and the Blayney Market on the third Sunday of every month. The Millthorpe Markets are held twice a year, in April and December.

The Agrestic Grocer - Orange - Country NSW

Gourmet pantries

Sample some of the region’s best at The Agrestic Grocer, and enjoy the on-site brewery and fantastic restaurant. Sample some of their craft beer or local wine as you enjoy some live music. You’ll also find the Second Mouse Cheese Company making delicious double cream brie, camembert, halloumi and feta.