Where to eat and drink in Bellingen

Bellingen is famous for its restaurants and cafes which line the main street and leafy laneways.

There is a huge variety of food on offer from fine dining to family friendly bistros, organic cafe’s to takeaway pizzas.

Church street is home to a number of Cafes & Restaurants and a great place to sit and watch the world go by. Head up the main street and explore more amazing eateries and coffee shops, with handmade gelato and organic treats a perfect afternoon destination for the family.

Fancy a drink with your meal, drop into the pub or head down Oak Street and sample fine wine & beer at Oak Street Food & Wine. A visit to Bellingen is not complete without sampling some locally made beers & bar snacks at the Bellingen Brewery.

We are happy to discuss and arrange a restaurant booking for you, please let us know at time of booking or just give me a call!

Some of Bellingen’s Restaurants & Cafes

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Popla Bellingen  http://www.poplabellingen.com/

Chefs Mitch Grady and Claire van Vuuren from Sydney restaurant, Bloodwood, have journeyed north to share their passion for seasonal produce with the Bellingen region. Exploring different flavour profiles, their menu is based around share plates showcasing a playful array of the region’s best organic produce and indigenous ingredients. Fully licensed.

 Cedar Bar Cedar Bar & Kitchen  http://www.cedarbar.com.au

Nestled in the heart of Bellingen in a 105 year-old church. The carefully restored building boasts original stained glass windows and 7-metre high ceilings. The food concept at Cedar Bar & Kitchen is a relaxed take on local, simple ingredients with regionally sourced proteins and local fresh produce. From share plates – perfect for a lazy afternoon with a glass of Rosé on the balcony, to slow braised meats paired with a crisp small batch apple cider. Open Sunday to Wednesday for breakfast & lunch. Thursday to Saturday for dinner. Fully licensed.

 Butter Factory The Old Butter Factory http://www.theoldbutterfactory.com.au/cms/old-butter-factory-cafe/

Enjoy breakfast or lunch in this beautiful 100 year old building. Their chefs create house made dishes packed with flavour and preservative free using the freshest seasonal produce mostly from Bellingen and the North Coast food bowl.   Fully licenced.

 Bellingen Brewery The Bellingen Brewery  http://www.bellingenbrewery.com.au

The old factory up Church Street Lane has been converted into a dynamic and sophisticated venue, The Bellingen Brewery & Co. Featuring Bellingen’s local craft brewery and a boutique bar, The Bellingen Brewery & Co. serves it’s very own beers and ferments with a cellar door style and feel. The bar also offers a select collection of fine wines and cocktails, highlighting organic and local ingredients. Open Wednesday, Friday & Saturdays only. A great place to enjoy pre or post dinner drinks. Snacks also available.

Federal Hotel Federal Hotel – Relish Bar & Grill  http://federalhotel.com.au/dining/main-menu/

Revamped in 2005, The new Federal Hotel in Bellingen has kept the charm of the original 1900 building, but created a stylish environment now with outdoor decks, and the very popular Relish restaurant. The Federal is a great place to catch up with your mates for either a quiet drink or a meal, in a stylish but relaxed, friendly environment. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Specials board has an extensive menu to suit every taste.

5 Church Street 5 Church Street http://5churchstreet.com/

Food is organic & bio-dynamic wherever possible. 5 Church Street is focused on sourcing all ingredients locally.   Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with live music on weekends. Menu is extensive ranging from vegetarian choices to burgers & pizzas. Famous for their hand cut Dorrigo potato chips and Bellingen Brewery Beer.  Fully licensed.

Chilli Affair CHILLI AFFAIR  http://chilliaffair.com.au

Chilli Affair Is a destination for the finest Indian in Bellingen.  A casual, fun and relaxed restaurant that is passionate about connecting Indian cuisine with everyday life in Bellingen. Fresh local produce is used in the dishes and they remain true to the flavours and techniques of India and offer you a glimpse into traditional Indian dishes from right across the region. BYO only and open 6 days a week for lunch and dinner.

 Little Red Kitchen Little Red Kitchen  (sorry no website/check TripAdvisor for reviews)

Wafer thin pastry bases with delicious pizza toppings. Live music on weekends. Open for lunch and dinner Wednesday to Sunday. BYO and licensed. They also do takeaways.