eat + drink

live + work + play

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. Discover our passionate barista's, chefs and more to get a taste of the Northern Rivers.

farmers markets

Held weekly across the regions various towns and villages, locals and visitors alike flock to some of Australia’s biggest and best markets. Enjoy freshly harvested and home made local produce, organic vegetables, delicious cheese and meat to savour at home, or sample the many scrumptious goodies on site (more)


Modern Australian à la carte can be found at The Stockpot Kitchen, The Loft Restaurant and the Richmond Hotel’s Miss Lizzies Restaurant or Terrace Bar. Enjoy wood-fired pizza from Earth Oven Pizza! Quirky bar Dirty Wilson serves burgers with a twist in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Let the scent of sweet spices overcome you at the Indian Mumtaj Restaurant or visit Cedar’s (more)


Many of the local cafes and restaurants provide take away options providing you with all the ingredients for a perfect lunch or snack in the nearby parks, gardens and rainforests (more)

cosy bars

If you’re looking for that authentic country pub experience, we’ve got you covered. Lismore, Nimbin and our villages have plenty of historic country hotels and clubs. With their classic pub architecture and memorabilia, each has a story of its own (more)


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)

fresh cakes + pastries

Lismore's bread and pastry chefs bake the freshest loaves and delicacies daily - enjoy loaves, buns, croissants, pastries and more (more)

fresh fruit + groceries

The region’s rich volcanic soils and sub-tropical climate yield a rich harvest of fruits, vegetables and produce. You'll find an amazing range on offer at general, fruit and grocery stores throughout the region (more)

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