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Official Foodies Guide

FARM FRESH PRODUCE AND ARTISAN BAKEHOUSES, LOCAL BREWS, FRIENDLY MARKETS AND NATIONALLY AWARDED RESTAURANTS

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A Taste for The Tweed GOOD FOOD IS A WAY OF LIFE IN THE TWEED. WE GROW IT, HARVEST IT, PREPARE IT AND SHARE IT. OUR PLENTIFUL FARMS REAP FRESH FOOD ALL YEAR ROUND, FOUND ON MENUS IN AWARDED RESTAURANTS AND RELAXED CAFES.

The innate richness of soil, sunshine and rainfall mean that seasonal produce thrives here and, when paired with skilled and passionate local chefs, the flavours of our region come to life. From hinterland crops and pastures, we’re blessed with the freshest of fruits and vegetables, dairy milk and creamy cheeses, grass fed meats and free ranging chook eggs. From the sea and myriad waterways are sourced both salt and freshwater fish, mud and spanner crabs. Carefully grown and tended, our local fare is skilfully served up as ready-to-go bites, take-home goods and in restaurants that range from relaxed to refined. From fish and chips to fine seafood, vegan and vegetarian choices, bush tucker inspired tastes to global flavours, and cheery pubs to chef hatted restaurants, there’s a taste of everything for everyone across the Tweed. And it’s not just food we do well, it’s coffee, teas, beer, gin, rum and juices. Whether it’s calming, celebrating, cleansing or quenching, we’ve got your thirst needs covered too! Across our inland towns and along the coast, there’s also a constantly evolving coffee culture and a focus on healthy foods and fresh juices. Baristas are making their mark out of hip bolt-holes and spaciously designed spaces are serving up wholesome food bowls, turmeric lattes and sustainably caught fish dishes. With all this and more on offer, be sure to bring a healthy appetite on your next Tweed visit!

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The following guide is an initiative of The Tweed Tourism Co. (TTC). TTC is the peak body for destination marketing in this beautiful part of the world. If you would like to discuss holiday planning with our helpful team please contact us: P: 1800 674 414 E: info@thetweed.com.au

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People, plates & places... 01 A Taste for The Tweed 03 Just Add Salt (water!) 12 Coastal Tastes Itinerary 13 Abundance in Free-flow 19 How Green is our Valley 26 Country Tastes Itinerary 28 Markets & Events 30 Get social with The Tweed VISITTHETWEED.COM. AU

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Just Add Salt (water!)

END TO END, ALONG THE 40KM STRETCH OF OUR SEASIDE FOOTPRINT, FROM TWEED HEADS TO POTTSVILLE, YOU’LL FIND THE RICH FLAVOURS AND FRESH TAKES OF A COASTAL FOOD SCENE THAT RANGES FROM CRISPY TAKEAWAY FISH ‘N’ CHIPS TO SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD DINING AND FARM-FRESH INSPIRED MENUS.

Settled in at one of our coastal villages or meandering along the coastline, there are flavours to take you from sun-up to last light. Get your day going with a strong brew from a growing list of local coffee hangs; perk up with fresh-baked cakes or a flaky pastry for morning tea; order lunch plus a side of sea-views; shake up sunset by drinking in cocktails with an ocean breeze; and round out your taste-buds at day’s end with globally-inspired dishes or creative flavours grabbing national attention.

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F I N S R E S TAU R A N T

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5/6 Bells Blvd, Salt Village, Kingscliff 02 6674 4833 | dining@fins.com.au ďŹ ns.com.au

Salt Village, Bells Boulevard, Kingscliff 02 6674 7766 | season@peppers.com.au seasonkingscliff.com.au

Owner and celebrity chef Steven Snow has been serving the best local produce at Fins for almost 30 years. Locally line caught fish, sustainable seafood and organic vegetables, sometimes straight out of his garden: this is why Fins is Australia’s most awarded regional restaurant.

Surrounded by stunning beaches on the Kingscliff coast and a backdrop of the beautiful Hinterland, Season restaurant, located at Peppers Salt Resort & Spa and adjacent to Mantra on Salt Beach, provides the perfect venue to feast on organic and fresh produce from local growers.

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P I P I T R E S TAU R A N T

21 Cypress Crescent, Cabarita Beach 02 6676 1444 | paperdaisy@halcyonhouse.com.au halcyonhouse.com.au

Shop 4, 8 Coronation Avenue, Pottsville 0490 380 117 | hello@pipitrestaurant.com pipitrestaurant.com

The dining experience at award winning hatted restaurant Paper Daisy is a celebration of our unique part of the world. With Jason Barratt leading the kitchen, the ethos that drives Paper Daisy is one of sophisticated simplicity, producing dishes that are satisfying, thoughtful and deeply memorable.

Pipit is a celebration of our coastal lifestyle, great local produce and wood-fired cooking in an open plan kitchen. This contemporary Australian restaurant by chef Ben Devlin was also named the Regional Restaurant of the Year (Good Food Guide 2020).


MEET A LOCAL FINS RESTAURANT & BAR is a multi-award winning family-run

eatery in Kingscliff, headed up by celebrity chef and entrepreneur Steven Snow and his wife, Morgan Snow, also the restaurant’s sommelier and manager. The Snow’s philosophy is centred on a commitment to using organic produce and the very best local, linecaught fish and seafood. FINS heroes fresh whole fish and has delivered nearly 30 years of sustainable seafood dining with over two decades of consecutive Chefs Hats. Styled and elegant with seamless service, fresh creative cuisine and a tempting wine list, FINS’ flagship restaurant is partnered with FINS Plantation House in Duranbah, a stunning wedding and event venue set on a 65 acre fruit plantation with inland views of Wollumbin (Mount Warning) and coastal views to the east.

How does FINS use locally sourced ingredients, food and flavours? FINS has been showcasing local produce since its inception 29 years ago. We only serve local line-caught fish. Our home garden supplies FINS with many aromats including bay, lemon myrtle, curry and kaffir lime leaves as well as numerous herbs like lemon verbena, sage etc. Our famous Chilli as Anything is made utilising chillies, turmeric and ginger plus other flavourings from our garden.

Can you share with us a simple recipe that showcases what FINS is all about?

What’s your most ordered dish and why do you think this is? Snowy’s Fish – it is our most simply presented fish where every ingredient and cooking technique must be perfect to arrive at the correct texture and flavour. It’s also our owner Snowy’s dinner most nights.

Slice fish across the grain into ½ cm thick slices (approx. 8 slices per person). Season fish with sea salt and stand for 5 minutes.

Where do you eat out when not at your own restaurant? Home. Hastings Point headland or at friends’ houses. What do you love most about living in the Tweed? Produce, surf, people and the fact it has not (and hopefully never will) achieved the cool and concurrent crowds of our nearby neighbours.

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600g firm white sashimi grade fish fillet (Spanish Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Blue Eye, Cobia) Fine sea salt 1 small sweet potato, steamed and cut into 2cm cubes 1 corn cob, steamed, kernels removed 1 Spanish onion, sliced finely into rings, steeped in ice water for 10 mins 1 large avocado, cubed 1 long red chilli, finely sliced ½ small bunch coriander leaves, finely sliced (optional) Tigers Milk 360ml fresh lime juice juice of one fresh orange 25ml fish sauce 80ml coconut water 40ml coconut milk 1tsp chilli paste (adjust heat to taste) 1tbsp palm sugar Place and blend all the ingredients in the bar blender

Chilli Paste makes approx. 30ml 3 long red chillies 4cm ginger, sliced finely 1 large clove organic garlic 30ml Brookfarm macadamia nut oil or vegetable oil Blend all ingredients until smooth. Add more oil if needed. To Serve:

Cover fish with Tigers Milk. It should not be swimming in Tigers Milk – just well moistened. Reserve a little for final dressing. If you have made too much it will keep for 3 – 5 days in the fridge. Leave fish to marinate for 3 minutes, ensuring it is well coated. Add sweet potato, corn, onion, coriander and sliced chilli. Mix to combine. Serve and finish with avocado and a drizzle of Tigers Milk

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KINGSCLIFF SURF CLUB

131 Marine Parade, Kingscliff 02 6674 1404 | info@kbbc.com.au kbbc.com.au

61 Marine Parade, Kingscliff 02 6674 1573 | manager@cudgenslsc.org.au cudgenslsc.org.au

Located beachfront on Marine Parade, Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club is the perfect venue to catch up with friends and spend time with the family, whilst enjoying picturesque ocean views. Live entertainment, barefoot bowls, bistro and cafe, outdoor pop-up bar, trivia, raffles and family friendly events … it’s more than just a Club!

The Bar & Bistro at The Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving Club, Kingscliff offers a 180° view of the Pacific Ocean providing a spectacular and unique backdrop.

KETTLES ON CAFE

BLUE GINGER PICNICS

3/78-80 Marine Parade, Kingscliff 02 6674 8876 | kettlesoncafe.kingscliff@gmail.com kettlesoncafe.com

Kingscliff, New South Wales 0424 604 028 | picnichq@bluegingerpicnics.com bluegingerpicnics.com

Enjoy your morning coffee hit, beachfront breaky or leisurely lunch in the heart of Kingscliff. Choose from our local favourites or weekly specials created with seasonal and regional produce. All that topped with smiling service... can’t go wrong. Warning, our dessert specials are addictive and sell out fast!

Australia’s #1 outdoor dining experience for couples and intimate groups. Imagine arriving at a stunning location to discover an elegant picnic setting, complete with a platter of 100% local and seasonal produce. Surprise your lover or friends with this unforgettable, Australian Tourism Awards Gold winning, alfresco celebration of food, friends and nature.

We have a fully licensed Bar & Bistro open daily for lunch and dinner.


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The local coastal spot you won’t want to miss! Coffee | Breakfast | Lunch | Beer, Wine & Cocktails

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OPEN 7 DAYS 94 Marine Parade, Kingscliff NSW Phone (02) 6674 1993

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RIPPLES CAFÉ

PA N DA N U S C A F É

1 Tweed Coast Road, Hastings Point 02 6676 2010 | ripples@northstar.com.au northstar.com.au

7 Pandanus Parade, Cabarita Beach 02 6676 0800 pandanuscafe.com.au

This relaxed, family-friendly restaurant echoes its coastal vibe, with a light and bright interior, surfthemed local artwork and tree-fringed all-weather alfresco deck. Fresh produce from local suppliers features on a menu incorporating the essence of the Northern Rivers’ abundant farmlands. Open 8am until late for breakfast, lunch and dinner, all-day snacks and barista-made Byron Bay coffee.

“Cabarita Beach – Named 2020 Best Beach in Australia”. Located beneath the Cabarita Beach Surf Lifesaving Club we provide beachfront alfresco dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fully licensed with a vast menu using locally sourced produce to suit all tastes, along with daily blackboard specials, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options.

THE STUNNED MULLET Shop 1/16 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita 02 6676 0318 | stunnedmullet2488@gmail.com thestunnedmulletcaba.com Established in 2010 The Stunned Mullet @ caba offers “fish n chips” with choice, variety and our freshly prepared menu. We prepare and cook to order including our famous fish burritos and fish tacos as well as freshly made salads every day. Healthy eating options catering for all dietary requirements. “Fish n chips” done different!

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DID YOU KNOW? Cudgen’s rich red farming soil was created from the eruption and erosion of a huge shield volcano over millions of years and is now fertile ground for farms that grow sugar cane, bananas, avocados, sweet potatoes, tropical fruits and leafy greens to name just a few.


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JORDY’S JORDY’S

THE CRAFTY COW THE CRAFTY COW

Serving up produce focused ‘Tucker’ Serving up produce focused ‘Tucker’ and celebrating what this beautiful and celebrating thishas beautiful Northern Rivers what Region to offer. Northern Rivers Region has to offer.

Freshly made sourdough pizzas, Freshly made sourdough pizzas, hoagies, salads and more with hoagies, and more with locally salads sourced fresh produce. locally sourced fresh produce.

A smokehouse that serves juicy A smokehouse serves juicy slow-cookedthat meats, share plates, slow-cooked meats, share plates, delicious burgers and craft beers. delicious burgers and craft beers.


SHINY BREW

XENIA BAR & DINING

Shop 3, 62 Cylinders Drive, Kingscliff 02 6674 1737 | shinybrew@outlook.com shinybrew.com.au

Cotton Beach Resort, 685 Casuarina Way, Casuarina 02 6674 8393 | eat@xeniagrill.com.au xeniagrill.com.au

Nestled amongst the houses and shops, just off the beach in south Kingscliff. Supporting local businesses and using fresh produce, we cater for dine-in and takeaway customers. We use coffee from speciality roaster, Industry Beans and cater for dietary needs with house made goodies. Open for breakfast and lunch, soon to be open for the occasional sneaky dinner.

Xenia is a place to gather, socialise and celebrate however you like. Sip on the perfect cocktail, and enjoy delicious, fresh and traditional Greek meze to share with friends. We have a wide range of International and Australian wines, and beers on tap that perfectly match our food. Catering for weddings, functions and groups of all sizes.

S A LT B A R & B I S T RO Bells Boulevard, Salt Village, Kingscliff 02 8322 2085 | info@saltbar.com.au saltbar.com.au Relax beachside at the Salt Bar & Bistro – there’s no other pub like it on the Tweed Coast! Start with a casual drink in the sports bar, there’s a large selection of some of the best local and international craft beers available, before grabbing a meal in the bistro. With function rooms, bespoke events and weekly offers – there’s always something exciting to experience at Salt!

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Eat, drink & be seaside!

TAKE A DAY OR TWO FEASTING YOUR SENSES ON OUR FRESH, FRIENDLY AND EVER-EVOLVING COASTAL FOOD AND DRINK SCENE! WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF OPTIONS, YOUR SEASIDE FLAVOUR TRAIL HAS ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES – READ ON TO MAP OUT YOUR COASTAL TASTE OF THE TWEED.

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(North to South) Start your day right with a refreshing stride or cycle along our gorgeous beachside trails, followed by a hearty breakfast at laid-back Tucker in Casuarina or, if you’re closer to Kingscliff, call in for a friendly bite at Shiny Brew, hip Salt Mill or the sweetly named Kettles On Cafe. Take time to browse the boutiques of Kingscliff or work up an appetite with a stroll along the scenic foreshore, hire a bike, go for a surf or book a stand-up paddleboard to explore calm Cudgen Creek. Lunch at the iconic Kingscliff Surf Club comes with a side of sea-views (read: absolute beachfront!) or opt for people-watching along Marine Parade at local hang, Choux Box. Hugging the coastline, journey south to Cabarita Beach for fresh sea air along the winding boardwalk to Norries Headland, rewarding with panoramic ocean vistas. Ease into the afternoon with a soothing treatment at Halcyon Spa or seaside cocktail at Paper Daisy and make your dinner plans! For casual take-out fish and chips, head to The Stunned Mullet in Cabarita. Book ahead for a dining experience at hatted restaurant Paper Daisy, or head on to Pottsville for elegant wood-fired flavours at awarded Pipit Restaurant.

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(South to North) If staying local to Pottsville, start your day with fresh-cooked pastries and barista coffee at local favourite Baker & Farmer or meander up to Hastings Point for family-friendly coastal vibes at Ripples Café. Take a beach walk, cast a line or go for a paddle at Cudgen Lake (BYO kayak) to while away your morning until it’s time to think about lunch! Opt for a casual bite beside the sea at Pandanus Cafe, Cabarita or Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club or seek out the tempting Greek menu at Xenia Bar & Grill. Fit in some sightseeing for the afternoon with a drive up to Fingal Head to take in the striking Giant’s Causeway and Fingal Lighthouse before concluding the coastal food journey at Salt Village around sundown with a choice of Indian (The Bombay Cricketers Club), seafood (FINS) or more at Season. For carnivores head to Casuarina’s Crafty Cow at The Commons. VISITTHETWEED.COM. AU

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Abundance in Free-flow

FED FROM THE FRESHWATER RANGES OF AN ANCIENT CALDERA RIM, AND FLOWING THROUGH PASTORAL LOW-LANDS TO JOIN THE ROUS AND OXLEY TRIBUTARIES, THE TWEED RIVER MEETS ITS SALTWATER MOUTH NEAR TWEED HEADS.

The Tweed River is a mighty life-force that connects ocean and hinterland, with the inland villages of Tumbulgum and Murwillumbah set upon its wide, winding banks. For centuries, the river has been a generous food source, from mudcrabs to myriad fish, while all around the volcanic soil is a fertile base for sugar cane, tropical fruits and year-round vegetables. This bountiful setting is a gorgeous backdrop for some inviting food and drink experiences from river-view coffee, new restaurant openings and pub meals to craft brewhouses and gin and rum distilling. There are hip coffee shops, gallery cafes, heritage pubs and hearty meals all on offer, so don’t delay – get your tastebuds riverside!

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Shop 5, 29 Industry Drive, Tweed Heads South 07 5513 0891 | contact@groundcontrolcoffee.com.au groundcontrolcoffee.com.au

1/20 Stuart Street, Tweed Heads 07 5536 2011 | ciao@galluraitalian.com galluraitalian.com

This renowned coffee roaster and takeaway espresso bar has been a favourite amongst locals for years, serving up an award-winning range of blends and single origins alongside a quaint selection of sweets, raw treats and toasties. Tucked away in an industrial warehouse just one block from the hustle and bustle of Tweed City Shopping Mall – this is an absolute must-try for connoisseurs and casual sippers alike.

Gallura Italian draws inspiration from the Island of Sardinia and the Italian coastline where respect for local produce has evolved into distinct culinary traditions. We place great emphasis on local fresh produce, handmade pasta and traditional Sardinian methods, with quality fresh seafood sourced from both our shores and theirs.

TA S T I N G P L AT E TO U R S Northern Rivers, New South Wales 0428 334 276 | info@tastingplatetours.com.au tastingplatetours.com.au Tasting Plate Tours offer a range of full day tours of the unique farms, providores and eateries hidden throughout The Tweed. Tasting Plate Tours are intimate with small group numbers to ensure a holistic experience of the culinary culture indigenous to the region. Choose one of our tours, or we can tailor-make a private day for you, from the farms to the restaurants, you can enjoy your day in comfort and style with Tasting Plate Tours.

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HUSK FARM DISTILLERY AUSTRALIA’S ONLY AGRICOLE RUM DISTILLERY AND THE HOME OF INK GIN

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Surrounded by rolling farmland, sugar cane fields, ancient rainforest and the sparkling Tweed River, the cellar door at Husk Farm Distillery is now open to the public. Spend a day at Husk and discover a new appreciation for our unique style of Australian Agricole rum, sip Ink Gin cocktails on the lawn and go behind the scenes to learn about the paddock to bottle process with a distillery tour. VISIT WWW.HUSKDISTILLERS.COM TO LEARN MORE AND BOOK A TOUR & TABLE @HUSKDISTILLERS @INK_GIN

@HUSKRUM @INKDRYGIN


R E D E A RT H B R E W E R Y 592 Cudgen Road, Cudgen 0491 729 326 | Hello@redearthbrewery.com.au redearthbrewery.com.au Red Earth Brewery is a locally owned and operated venue featuring farm-to-table brews. Named after the ochre earth of the Brewery’s working 25 acre avocado farm, the team draws inspiration from the bounty of the area to use in their creative craft beers. Patrons can enjoy the lively atmosphere inside the brewery’s re-purposed industrial packing shed or relax overlooking the orchard, taking in the stunning views of Mount Warning. Rotating food trucks provide a variety of local foods to complement their ales. Red Earth Brewery is just west of the picturesque coastal town of Kingscliff and only 10 minutes off the Pacific Highway. Operating hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 8pm. Kids and dogs are welcome (and encouraged)!

FA R M & C O

CUBBY BAKEHOUSE

529 Cudgen Road, Cudgen 02 6693 2196 cafebookings@farmandco.com.au (functions only) farmand.co

162 Chinderah Bay Drive, Chinderah 0458 958 852 | gday@cubbybakehouse.com cubbybakehouse.com

Farm & Co is an organic family farm offering a true paddock to plate experience with nourishing food in its plant-based cafe. Wander through the farm, enjoy the sunflowers, feed the pigs and get back to nature. Farm & Co is open 7 days and is fully licensed. Cafe bookings can be made online through website.

The hero of Cubby Bakehouse is the French baguette. You’ll find them stuffed with ham, local cheese and cultured butter or made into French toast and dipped in vanilla custard or loaded with poached eggs, streaky bacon and smothered in hollandaise sauce. Sweet tooths we’ve got you covered with epic hand made pastries, almond croissants and salted caramel brownies. VISITTHETWEED.COM. AU

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GET IN TOUCH Tweed Heads Bowls Club Cnr Wharf & Florence Street Tweed Heads NSW 2485 Australia. Phone: (07) 5536 3800 www.thbc.com.au Email: tweedheadsbowls@thbc.com.au

@THBC2485

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How Green is our Valley

EMBRACED BY TOWERING MOUNTAINS THAT ONCE ENCASED VOLCANIC ENERGY, OUR VALLEY VIBE IS STILL TODAY LIKE A BIG HUG AROUND SWEET VILLAGES FILLED WITH VITALITY – IN FOOD, COFFEE, ART, WELLNESS AND TRUE COMMUNITY SPIRIT.

Take a food-lover’s journey from town to town for a real taste of our hinterland essence, from delectable high teas in charismatic Tyalgum and kitchen garden eateries in Carool and Uki to farm-fresh cheeses and lovingly-brewed coffee in Burringbar. There’s also pop-up roadside stalls packed with take-home produce, bush tucker picks, cakes for days and wood-fired pizza goodness. With all this abundance awaiting, it’s easy to savour the flavours of our valley life on your next Tweed visit.

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NEW LEAF CAFE

115 Murwillumbah Street, Murwillumbah 02 6672 7000 | hello@impy.com.au impy.com.au

47 Murwillumbah Street, Murwillumbah 02 6672 4073 newleafcafemurwillumbah.com.au

We are a 1932 beautifully restored country hotel/pub that has kept its charm and feel of yesteryear. We have a wonderful selection of tap beers from crafts to original favourites. The Accommodation and Bistro are second to none within the area and we are looking forward to serving you.

New Leaf is a family owned cafe in the main street of Murwillumbah, operating Monday – Saturday for the last 18 years.

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BASTION LANE ESPRESSO

2-14 Henry Lawson Drive, Terranora 07 5633 5833 | info@pavilionshotel.com.au pavilionshotel.com.au

Uki Post Office, 1464 Kyogle Road, Uki 02 6679 5101 | gary@bastionlane.com bastionlane.com

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Bespoke coffee roasted in the 110-year-old heritage-listed Uki Post Office. Our on-site espresso bar percolates daily with friendly chat, post office comings-and-goings and the aromas of the best coffee this side of the border ranges. Don’t miss the experience sensation of a tour of the coffee roastery.

Just 10 minutes from The Gold Coast Airport Coastal chic setting Gastropub with craft brews and wines Lunch & Dinner 7 days No surcharge on public holidays Panoramic coastal views, open fireplace for colder months • Children welcome 21

Food is fresh, delicious, vegetarian, tasty and affordable.


The community’s local retreat, a contemporary “coastal chic” shopping experience with a boutique hotel, magnificent views of the coast, a selection of award winning food outlets, beauty, fitness and much more...

P: 07 5590 5440 www.coconutcoffeehouse.com.au Located at Terranora with sweeping views to the coast, Coconut Coffee House is a welcoming laidback coastal café, offering fabulous wholesome food and organic coffee.

P: 07 5633 5833

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Just 10 mins from the Gold Coast Airport Gastropub with craft brews and wines Lunch & Dinner 7 days No surcharge on public holidays Panoramic coastal views Open fireplace for colder months Children welcome

P: 07 5590 4323 www.theinkysquid.com.au

• Multi award winning Fish & Chippery: Australian Good Food Guide 2019 & 2020 – “Readers Choice, Best Seafood in Northern NSW” • Gourmet fish & chips • Speciality burgers • Naughty desserts • Relax in the outdoor courtyard • Bottle shop onsite for your convenience • Family friendly & kids area • Gluten free, coeliac & vego options

P: 07 5590 4049 www.wildfiretrattoria.com Traditional wood-fired pizzeria, serving fresh house made pasta and Mediterranean inspired dishes with a relaxed family friendly dining experience.

P: 07 5590 4352 Manohra takes your senses on a trip to Thailand, with authentic, homemade recipes and locally sourced ingredients.

2-14 Henry Lawson Drive | Terranora | NSW 2486 www.thepavilionsmarketplace.com.au


P OTAG E R – A K I TC H E N G A R D E N 502 Carool Road, Carool 07 5590 7403 | info@potager.com.au potager.com.au Potager – Tweed’s Multi-Award Winning Dining Destination. Set on a small 10-acre farm in Carool’s picturesque countryside sits Potager – A Kitchen Garden, a culinary destination popular with locals and visitors from afar. While guests come to taste sumptuous cuisine, they are spoiled with a panorama across a flourishing Northern NSW valley with views to the ocean from inside a contemporary fit out, in the stylish décor of local craftspeople. As much as possible is grown on the farm and sourced from the surrounding region. All just a short 20-minute drive from the Gold Coast Airport.

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M AV I S ’ S K I TC H E N A N D C A B I N S

TWEED VALLEY WHEY FARMHOUSE CHEESES

64 Mount Warning Road, Mount Warning 02 6679 5664 | home@maviseskitchen.com.au maviseskitchen.com.au

6091 Tweed Valley Way, Burringbar 02 6677 1111 | tweedvalleycheeses@gmail.com tweedvalleycheeses.com.au

Nestled at the base of Mt Warning is Mavis’s Kitchen and Cabins. A 25-acre former dairy farm is home to a relaxed country-style restaurant, bountiful organic kitchen garden, eco-friendly B&B accommodation and a highly sought-after weddings and events venue. Mavis’s Kitchen reflects what’s important to us: food grown organically in our garden, sourced locally, picked seasonally and prepared and served lovingly.

Come TASTE THE REGION ... Sample handmade artisan cheeses and fresh local produce made into gorgeous homemade tarts, cakes, quiches, the freshest salads, toasties and open melts. Great coffee, milkshakes for the kids and finish off with artisan gelato made with milk from our herd of contented cows. Welcome to our Farm.


Can you share with us a simple recipe that showcases what Mavis’s is all about? ROA S T B E E T RO OT, PECAN AND G OAT F E TA S A L A D

2kg organic beetroot 1 orange, cut in wedges, skin on ½ bunch of mint, roughly chopped 1 red chilli, roughly sliced

MEET A LOCAL Nestled at the base of the majestic Wollumbin (Mount Warning), MAVIS’S KITCHEN is a 25-acre former dairy farm that’s now home to a relaxed country-style restaurant, organic kitchen garden, eco-friendly B&B cabin accommodation and a popular wedding and events venue. Owners of Mavis’s Kitchen and Cabins, Peter and Charlie, bring a strong focus on family to the business, naming it after Charlie’s ‘legendary Mum’ Mavis, who taught him a love of food and the joy of sharing. The beautiful old Queenslander that houses the restaurant in Uki was actually Peter’s childhood home on the Gold Coast and then a restaurant that the guys ran there called Harley Street Brasserie. Opting for a tree change, they brought the building with them (in three pieces on board three trucks to be pieced back together where it currently sits!) and Mavis’s has now been in operation for over 10 years.

6 cloves crushed Russian garlic 200ml extra virgin olive oil How does Mavis’s use locally sourced ingredients, food and flavours? We have our own produce garden for herbs, greens and many fruits. Whatever is left over is made into chutneys, jams and pickled products. Mavis’s Kitchen retails locally made products and we prefer all Tweed products to be on the menu. Attending community events with food artisans keeps us up to date with what’s available. What’s your most ordered dish and why do you think this is? Lamb is our signature dish, we cook this low and slow for 6-7 hours and it’s been a staple here for so long that regulars will bring friends to try it. Where do you eat out when not at your own restaurant? We love to eat at home mostly, with Charlie being a chef we are spoiled for choice. A couple of our favourite restaurants are Paper Daisy in Cabarita and Pipit in Pottsville. What do you love most about living in the Tweed? Apart from the obvious – the views – we also have everything we need here and love the collaborative nature of the food industry.

Sea salt flakes Cracked pepper 220ml Vincotto or balsamic glaze The first step is to wash beetroot and place in tray of water so the water covers at least half the beetroots, cover with foil and bake for 1½ to 2 hours depending on the size. Let them cool down (it’s better to roast your beetroot a day before). When they are cold, peel and cut in wedges (4 to 8 pieces depending on sizes). Add the beetroot wedges in a baking tray, add garlic, orange, red chilli, salt and pepper, olive oil and mint. Bake for 10 mins at 180 degrees Celcius. Remove from oven and pour Vincotto or balsamic glaze over while the beetroot is still hot. When the beetroot is at room temperature, they are ready to go in a salad! Add toasted pecans from our trees, marinated goats feta from our local suppliers and a few chopped mint leaves from Jacky’s garden. Enjoy the freshness of this dish!

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Welcome to The rural heart of the Tweed

Keith

Bacaro

Set in a vibrant 70’s arcade, the folks at Keith serve up great coffee, fresh food made with locally sourced ingredients and a rotating selection of Australian craft beer and natural wines.

Bacaro serves up handmade Venetian-style food and wine. Enjoy a casual hang out within the beautiful alfresco space of the M-Arts precinct. Check opening times for breakfast, lunch and dinner options.

132 Murwillumbah St

Brisbane St x Proudfoots Ln

Austral Cafe

Gelato & Co.

Step back in time at Mbah’s oldest and coolest milk bar established in 1919. Enjoy fresh comfort foods, malted milks and coffee while you soak up the historic art deco fitout.

Multi award-winning gelato, handmade in the main street of town. Boasting a diverse range of flavours - all egg, gluten and gelatin free, with a selection of vegan options also available.

88 Murwillumbah St

1/115 Murwillumbah St


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Taste your way from river to rainforest FROM RIVER FLOW TO FERTILE SOIL AND ANCIENT FORESTS, THE TWEED IS RIPE WITH FRESH FLAVOURS, DISTILLED AND BREWED DRINKS AND PLENTY OF HANDCRAFTED GOODNESS. HERE’S A THREE DAY JOURNEY TO GET YOU STARTED!

DAY 1 Tweed Heads, Cudgen, Carool, Tumbulgum, Murwillumbah

DAY 2 Chillingham,

DAY 3 Uki, Burringbar,

Tyalgum and Uki

Duranbah and Cudgen

Strong coffee and delectable bites abound at Tweed Heads, with Baked at Ancora a must-do for its menu as much as its setting on the Tweed River. Nearby, there’s also Ground Control’s eclectic warehouse roastery, Hymn’s relaxed vibes and Bread Social’s artisan baked goods.

For a nourishing start, try fresh flavours at New Leaf Cafe, a big brekky at Bacaro, some 70s style at Keith or drink in the 1920s ambience at Austral Cafe.

Fuel your day at Uki’s warm and wonderful Bastion Lane Espresso, set in a 1909 heritagelisted Post Office that also hosts art exhibitions (Art Post Uki).

Visit the Tweed Regional Museum and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre before taking the Numinbah Road west towards Tyalgum. En route, don’t miss Buck’s Farm in Chillingham, home to native and exotic fruits.

Time your visit for the monthly Uki Buttery Bazaar Markets, browse eclectic shops or drive out to Clarrie Hall Dam for a walk, kayak or spot of fishing.

A little further along the Tweed River in Chinderah is the irresistible Cubby Bakehouse and on-trend coffee caravan, Chinny Brew. Coffee needs met, head to Farm & Co in Cudgen for a nutritious breakfast starring just-picked organic produce. Journey across the river to Terranora for an early lunch at award-winning fish and chippery, Inky Squid, or head inland to experience Potager – A Kitchen Garden, set on a lush 10 acre farm in Carool. Meander back to Tumbulgum for an afternoon tour and tasting of gin and rum at Husk Distillers or take a self-guided walk to discover Murwillumbah’s Art Deco heritage, with dinner and overnight lodgings at the majestic Imperial Hotel.

Vibrant Tyalgum at the foothills of Wollumbin (Mt Warning) has a big heart and equally big reputation for mouth-watering high teas at charming Flutterbies. There’s also a gin bar, wood-fired pizza, patisserie, coffee roastery and sweet boutiques. Get your fill then follow the winding Oxley River back towards Bray Park, turning south to Uki. Stretch your legs along the short but picturesque Lyrebird Track in Wollumbin National Park before checking in to Mavis’s Kitchen and Cabins for the night or rest up at a nearby rainforest villa or farmstay. The iconic Mount Warning Hotel in Uki is open every day for dinner too.

Head on to the small and serene town of Burringbar, where a fossick at Heath’s Old Wares and Collectables will ready you for the cosy welcome at Elwood Cafe, a few steps down the road. Next up is Tweed Valley Whey Farmhouse Cheeses, where you can taste and buy artisan cheeses, sip milkshakes and try gelato, all made with milk from their happily pastured herd. Returning along the Pacific Motorway, refresh the palate on a Tropical Fruit World plantation tour or quench your thirst at Red Earth Brewery in Cudgen. Round out your Tweed country tour with an evening at Bistro 16 (Tweed Heads Bowls Club), your pick of venues at Twin Towns or savour Sardinian cuisine at Gallura Italian.

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Markets & Events CONNECT WITH OUR LOCAL TOWNS AND TALENTED PEOPLE THROUGH A SHARED PASSION FOR FRESHLY HARVESTED AND FLAVOUR-FILLED FOOD!

Time your next Tweed holiday to experience events celebrating local produce, chefs and restaurants, or take a basket along to our regular food and farmers markets, held right across the region all year round, to take home just-picked produce or stock up for your holiday cooking needs. Read on for just a taste of our food events and markets and head to our website visitthetweed.com.au for all the latest details. TA S T E T W E E D J U LY

A range of free and ticketed events from degustation dinners to markets, cooking masterclasses, twilight cruises and restaurant events. tastetweed.com.au

CHILLINGHAM MARKETS 2 N D S U N DAY; 8 A M TO 1 P M

MURWILLUMBAH FA R M E R S M A R K E T E V E R Y W E D N E S DAY; 7 A M TO 1 1 A M Murwillumbah Showgrounds 37 Queensland Road, Murwillumbah U K I P RO D U C E M A R K E T S E V E R Y S AT U R DAY; 8 A M TO 1 1 A M

Uki Hall, 1462 Kyogle Road, Uki T W E E D A RT I S A N F O O D W E E K E N D VA R I O U S

MURWILLUMBAH S H O W G RO U N D M A R K E T S 4 T H S U N DAY; 8 A M TO 3 P M

Join us for a weekend of bespoke food experiences that reveal the authentic people, places, and produce of The Tweed.

1 S T + 3 R D S U N DAY; 7 A M TO 1 P M

P OT T S V I L L E M A R K E T S S A LT V I L L AG E M A R K E T

destinationtweed.com.au/events-calendar

3 R D S AT U R DAY; 8 A M TO 3 P M

K I N G S C L I F F B E AC H S I D E M A R K E T 2 N D + 4 T H S AT U R DAY; 8 A M TO 1 P M

E V E R Y S U N DAY; 7 A M TO 1 P M

KINGSCLIFF LANTERN MARKETS (TWILIGHT) 1 S T F R I DAY; 5 P M TO 9 P M

TWEED HEADS MARKETS T YA LG U M M A R K E T S L A S T S AT U R DAY; 9 A M TO 3 P M

MAKERS AND FINDERS MARKET 3 R D S AT U R DAY; 9 A M TO 3 P M

N O RT H E R N R I V E R S F O O D info@northernriversfood.org northernriversfood.org Northern Rivers Food is an industry body supporting the development and growth of local food-tourism. Our Harvest Festival provides opportunities to visit local food producers, sample fresh and beautifully prepared food by renowned local chefs, hear how it is grown and celebrate our fantastic food producers. VISITTHETWEED.COM. AU

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TREAT YOUR TASTE BUDS

AT TWIN TOWNS

A VARIETY OF DINING OPTIONS IN ONE HANDY LOCATION

WWW.TWINTOWNS.COM.AU


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F E AT U R E D P H OTO G R A P H E R S

Jewels Lynch, Sam Brincat, Ryan Fowler, Kristy Mason, Brooke Udale, Justin Eland, Kirk Wilcox, Tim Bardsley-Smith

O U R V I S I TO R I N F O R M AT I O N C E N T R E S

Tweed Heads Visitor Centre Cnr Wharf and Bay Street P 1800 674 414

Murwillumbah Visitor Centre Alma Street, South Murwillumbah P 02 6672 1340

Kingscliff Visitor Centre Marine Parade P 02 6674 8064

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