Guests dine on a three-course lunch at Taste Byron Bay cooking classes
Byron Bay Local Restaurants
There’s a good reason why so many southern chefs are moving to Byron Bay. The natural food scene has always been strong, but the past 12 months have featured a slew of new restaurants opening in the Bay and its neighbouring suburbs, including Paper Daisy (Cabarita Beach) and Fleet (Brunswick Heads).
Drive on to Ewingsdale Rd and you can’t miss The Farm, a sprawling multi-use property that plays home to a herd of photogenic Scottish highland cattle and other farmyard friendlies, plus a bakery, produce shop and the fantastic restaurant Three Blue Ducks, headed up by chef Darren Robertson.
Once you’ve loaded up your goodie bag, you’ll be aching for a kitchen to cook in. Head to Byron Luxury Beach Houses, a short walk from town, where each deluxe four-bedroom beach house is kitted out with state-of-the-art appliances, including Vintec wine fridges and ice-makers, plus a full set of utensils and a minibar of Byron Bay cookies, coffee and tea. Entertainment provisions run in a similar vein, with a spacious timber deck and barbecue for al fresco dining. Ideal for group accommodation and wedding accommodation.
Local Terase Davidson hosts Taste Byron Bay cooking classes and food tours, ferrying guests around to farmers markets and producers in a vintage red Kombi. The organic farm tour takes in Boomerang Creek Farm’s biodynamic garlic plantation, with native bush herbs, fruits and friendly animals, plus macadamia farms and limoncello makers, followed by a generous three-course lunch of local produce. Opt for the farmers market tour instead, and you’ll get to visit award-winning Salumi Australia, Ilias the Greek and the Church Farm General Store.