11 Foodie Spots from Ballina to Byron Bay

11 Foodie Spots from Ballina to Byron Bay

Ballina is a laid-back coastal town situated on the far north coast of NSW. With beautiful beaches, stunning scenery and a thriving arts and culture scene, it’s a great place for anyone to visit. It’s also a great place to taste the flavours of northern NSW. There is plenty of restaurants, cafes, and fresh produce to try. Choose from a range of cuisines that will leave you salivating for more. Discover the best places to dine in and around Ballina for your next holiday.

Warf Bar and Restaurant Ballina

Enjoy the relaxed vibe, the impressive menu, and the stunning view over the Richmond River. Enjoy fresh and local seafood, wood-fired pizza, a delicious steak and locally brewed beer.  There is also a kid’s menu to keep the little ones happy. This is the perfect place for a relaxed lunch or dinner.

Harvest Newrybar

Harvest Newrybar offers a unique dining experience in the Byron Bay Hinterland where guests can learn about sustainability, locality, and seasonally prepared food. On the premises you will find a contemporary restaurant led by a team of Australia’s most talented and forward-thinking chefs, a bakery with a 120-year-old wood-fired oven and an artisan delicatessen with an adjacent edible garden and village green. It’s definitely worth a visit for a delicious lunch or dinner.

Lennox Head Pizza and Pasta

For mouth-watering pizza and pasta, dine-in or takeaway at Lennox Head Pizza and Pasta. You’ll find all your favourites on the menu as well as some gourmet originals. This family-friendly restaurant sources local, organic, and free-range produce where possible.

Ballina Fleurs

For a fine dining experience at an affordable price visit Ballina Fleurs. The ambience is warm and welcoming, and the food is fresh and delicious. On the menu, you will find seafood, salads, and some of your classic favourites. There is also a kid’s menu for the littlies. It’s perfect for a romantic meal for two or to enjoy with friends and family.

Chido Catina

Enjoy all your favourite Mexican meals at Chido Catina in Lennox Head. Located opposite the beach, you can enjoy tacos, quesadillas, burritos, nachos and more in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Wash it all down with a refreshing margarita and other Mexican inspired cocktails as well as a variety of locally sourced beers and a selection of wines. Perfect for a family night out or a quiet dinner for two. 

Che Bon Restaurant

Experience French cuisine at Che Bon Restaurant in Ballina. This family-run restaurant will transport you to France with fantastic and authentic French food and wine. Their produce is fresh and sourced locally where possible. After a satisfying lunch or dinner, visit their boutique to stock up on a unique selection of wines and champagne from France and all over Europe. They also stock some fantastic hampers perfect for gifts or to enjoy yourself.

Summerland Farm

For a dining experience like no other, visit Summerland Farm in the Ballina-Byron hinterland. Set on a beautiful macadamia and avocado farm, spend the day wandering around visiting farm animals, playing in the adventure playground, enjoy a picnic or shop for locally produced products. There are numerous dining choices from the licenced restaurant surrounded by lush tropical gardens, the Farm Café next to the Adventure Playground, high tea, or farm picnic hampers to enjoy on the grounds. The menu is seasonal with ingredients sourced straight from the farm as well as other local producers. 


Shelter is a local favourite in the beautiful Lennox Head. Enjoy the best quality, ethical and seasonal produce from local suppliers in every meal. The team are passionate about educating their guests on the importance of supporting local and being aware of where your food comes from. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you can enjoy a range of meals from their seasonal menu. You can expect to find all your breaky favourites as well as modern Australian dishes.

Mumbai Masala Indian Restaurant

Taste the flavours of both North and Southern India at Mumbai Masala Indian Restaurant in Ballina. With views overlooking the Richmond River and the modern Indian cuisine, it’s a recipe for a fantastic dining experience. All spices are roasted and blended in house as well as breads and desserts. You can really see and taste the passion behind every meal which showcases the owners’ extensive knowledge and love of Indian food. 

Lex Thai

For a Thai restaurant with authentic Thai flavours, Visit Lex Thai in Lennox Head. Their meals are made from traditional recipes handed down from Grandma. Located in a vibrant setting across from the beach, Lex Thai allows you to taste and embrace the true flavours of Thailand whilst enjoying the sea breeze.

Mezza at The Point

Soak in the view of the Richmond River in the heart of Ballina at Mezza at the Point. This stylish bar and restaurant serve breakfast, lunch and dinner with exotic Middle Eastern flavours. Enjoy their tapas menu with a range of locally sourced food, perfect for sharing with friends and family. Relax and unwind with refreshing cocktails, local and international wines, beer, and spirits.

Ballina Accommodation

Tasman Holiday Park – Ballina offers the perfect accommodation for you to relax and unwind.  There is everything you need right here whilst exploring the far north coast of New South Wales. Whether it’s relaxing by the pool and heated spa or watching the kids enjoy the kids wading pool, PlayStation centre, giant chess set, jumping pillow and games room, there is something here for everyone. Choose from a range of cabins or set up camp on one of our powered campsites, caravan sites or ensuite sites.

Book your stay at Ballina today.

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