Best Restaurants in Northern NSW

Discover Award-Winning Dining in The Tweed!

If you’re a foodie looking for an unforgettable holiday experience, ‘The Tweed’ is shaping up to be a new ultimate culinary destination!

Located just a stone’s throw south of the Gold Coast border, The Tweed boasts eight hatted restaurants, offering a diverse range of delectable dishes sure to satisfy any foodie.

Check out the list of award-winning Tweed Restaurants below:

Bistro Livi

This humble Spanish-influenced restaurant positioned in the beautiful art deco town of Murwillumbah with its simple, generous food is a beautiful little package with graceful service, thoughtful wine and a goat dish that really is the greatest of all time. ⁠

  • Voted 2023 New Restaurant of the Year by Sydney’s Good Food Guide and Awarded: 2024 Chefs Hat – Australian Good Food Guide
  • Address: Cnr Brisbane St &, Proudfoots Ln, Murwillumbah NSW 2484
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Experience the vibrant flavors of this Greek-inspired modern restaurant in the picturesque beachside town of Kingscliff. Adorned with a white exterior and climbing bougainvillea, it feels like a slice of the Greek islands right here in Australia.

  • Awarded: 2024 Chefs Hat – Australian Good Food Guide
  • Address: 22 Marine Parade, Kingscliff NSW
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Potager – A Kitchen Garden

Set on a small 10-acre farm in Carool’s picturesque countryside, you can enjoy fresh, locally-sourced ingredients in a beautiful homestead and garden setting. The food is imaginative, fresh and absolutely delicious

  • Awarded: 2024 Chefs Hat – Australian Good Food Guide, 2023 Silver – Tourism Restaurant, Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, 2023 Gold, Tourism Restaurant, NSW Tourism Awards. and 2023 Special Recognition Award, Tweed Sustainability Awards.
  • Address: 502 Carool Rd, Carool NSW 2486
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Fins Restaurant

If you love seafood, Fins fine dining restaurant in Kingscliff is a must-visit! Located within Salt holiday apartments, Fins has been serving up sustainable seafood dishes for 32 years.

  • Awarded: 2024 Chefs Hat – Australian Good Food Guide, Best Seafood Restaurant – Australia 2019
  • Address: 5/6 Bells boulevard Kingscliff NSW 2487
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Tweed River House

Perched on the lush green banks of the Tweed River with sweeping views of Wollumbin and Mt Warning and hinterland ranges, resides the Tweed River House. Tweed River House is a new favourite with locals and fine dining enthusiasts alike offering seasonal, contemporary fine dining.

Pipit Restaurant

Discover innovative, farm-to-table cuisine that celebrates local produce.

Paper Daisy at Halcyon House

Treat yourself to understated luxury with coastal-inspired dishes in a stylish Hamptons style setting.  Paper Daisy situated within Halcyon House Hotel and offers a beautiful dining experience. The ethos that drives Paper Daisy is one of sophisticated simplicity, producing dishes that are satisfying, thoughtful and memorable. Enjoy a relaxed style two-course lunch or dinner menu available daily, by reservation only.

No.35 Cabarita

No35 Kitchen and Bar, a modern Italian-ish restaurant located in Cabarita, and has everything you need to enjoy quality food and amazing cocktails! Chef Daniel Medcalf who grew up in the Byron area has returned home to open No, 35 Kitchen and Bar after years at the top of the Sydney food scene, including stints at Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, Assiette and The Dolphin Hotel.

  • Awarded: 2024 Chefs Hat – Australian Good Food Guide
  • Address: 35 Tweed Coast Rd, Bogangar NSW 2488
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To make your gastronomic journey even more enjoyable, Gold Coast Holiday Homes have the perfect place for you to stay!

Cabarita Beachside Apartments 31 and 32 are now discounted for Winter stays (June & July).

Starting at just $200 per night for a unit that sleeps (4) people. Enjoy the comfort and convenience of these luxurious apartments while you explore the best of what The Tweed has to offer.

Link: Cabarita Beachside Apartment 31

Link: Cabarita Beachside Apartment 32