The cosmopolitan culture of Lismore, Nimbin and surrounding villages has spawned an eclectic array of imaginative dining alternatives and fabulous food. Lismore offers everything from award winning wood fired pizzas and contemporary Asian to innovative organic, vegetarian and modern Australian cuisine.

Renowned as one of Australia’s largest coffee growing centres and home of the macadamia, the Northern Rivers is also fast developing a reputation as a haven for gourmet regional cuisine. The region produces an abundance of avocadoes, tropical and stone fruits, coffee, blueberries, pecans, herbs and organic produce, finger limes and aniseed myrtle along with beef, pork and a variety of dairy products.

Explore the Lismore + Nimbin ‘Dining Guide' to discover our passionate barista's, chefs and more to get a taste of the Northern Rivers.

Download a copy of the Dining Guide below or pick up a brochure at the Lismore and Nimbin Visitor Information Centres.



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Lismore, Nimbin and villages’ award-winning cafes and restaurants make the most of the region’s bounty, incorporating fresh local and organic produce into their menus. The many and varied eateries are sure to have something to tempt your taste buds. (more)


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The Lismore region’s idyllic climate and cosmopolitan culture has generated an eclectic array of fabulous food and dining experiences. It’s a gourmet treat, offering everything from fine French fare to organic creations. (more)

pubs, clubs & hotels

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If you're looking for that great country pub experience Lismore, Nimbin and Villages are home to a host of historic country hotels, pubs and clubs! With their classic pub architecture and memorabilia, each hotel has a story of its own. (more)

regional produce

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Lismore’s rich, volcanic soils yield a bounty of fine, fresh produce. Renowned as one of Australia’s largest coffee growing centres and home of the macadamia, the region has a reputation for gourmet cuisine. (more)

food & dining directory

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To satisfy your culinary delights check out the food & dining directory for a comprehensive list of all the funky cafes, restaurants, pubs and clubs, bakeries, produce markets and much, much (more)

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