Melville House Lismore & Melville House Holiday Cottages – Where to eat when staying with us?

WHERE is the best place to get a bite to eat in the Northern Rivers?

At these places, according to diners on TripAdviser Australia. This information comes from an article in the Northern Star –

1. The Loft Restaurant

Your say: “I’m still thinking about how delicious my meal was last night! So nice to find a restaurant of this calibre in Lismore. The Chef must have a great palate as the flavor combination worked so well together. Great atmosphere, lovely food, great portion sizes and quick efficient service. Highly recommend.”

2. Palate at the Gallery

Your say: “Fantastic service, delicious food. Something for everyone. A wonderful local experience with a scrumptious French feel. Definitely top of the list for my next meal. YUM.”

Located: 133 Molesworth Street, Lismore

3. The Bank Café and Espresso

Your say: “The big breakfast is totally amazing, coffee to live for – not die for! Cute barista and staff, they remember your order and how you like your eggs. Nice to sit outside and watch the sun rise for another hot sunny day in Lismore. DON’T go anywhere else – this is the place to be seen. Can’t wait to return.”

Located: 67 Molesworth Street, Lismore

4. Flock Espresso and Eats

Your say: “This is the kind of place locals like to keep a secret…but I’ll let you in on it! The food is very Northern Rivers: lots of fresh, healthy options, served up with personality. The coffee here is Allpress and made to typically excellent Allpress standards. The smoothies are delicious. The Bangin’ Burrito with Beef is bloody brilliant!”

Located: 4/39 Woodlark Street, Lismore

Or – if you feel like going a little further afield to dine – why not try these :

5. Ballina Gallery Café

Your say: “Whether it’s breakfast with my boyfriend, friends or family we can’t go past the Gallery Cafe! Always fantastic food and friendly staff.”

Located: 46 Cherry Street, Ballina

6. The Boardwalk at Ballina RSL Club

Your say: “Good honest food in a wonderful relaxing environment. Reasonably priced. Friendly and helpful staff. Was pleasantly surprised with the range of choice of dishes offered.”

Located: 240 River Street, Ballina

7. Che Bon

Your say: “This is an honest local French restaurant, the sort of local that a French village would have. The terrine and Pate was good, as was the creme brûlée. The coquille St Jacques was typical but just too rich for me. It’s the sort of place you can take a bunch of people and not break the bank.”

Located: 5 Fernleigh Road, Tintenbar

8. La Cucina Di Vino

Your say: “We had dinner at this restaurant. The food was lovely and the staff could not be faulted. I can see why they are so busy. I can highly recommend this restaurant.”

Located: 69 & 70/2 Martin Street, Ballina.

Byron Shire

9. Il Buco

Your say: “This place is amazing. The restaurant is small so if you want fancy surroundings you’re in the wrong place, but if you want awesome food then you need to go. The staff are super nice too. I haven’t eaten food like that since I was in Italy. Thank you Il Buco.”

Located: 4/4 Bay Lane, Byron Bay

10. The Green Bistro

Your say: “I don’t usually review but felt compelled after eating at The Green Bistro. The food was delicious, generous serve and great value. We could not understand why there was nobody else there – this is not likely to be the case for long. You bowled us Brisbanites over.”

Located: 18-20 Marvell Street, Byron Bay

11. Dip

Your say: “Wow. This place is great. No wonder it’s so hard get a table. We went there many times during the 3 months we stayed in Byron. The best breakfast in town.”

Located: Shop 1/21-25 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay

12. Miss Margarita

Your say: “Quick snack or long lunch (like us) you will like Miss Margaritas. Huge serves of Jalapeño Poppers, pulled pork tacos, overstuffed burritos or succulent chilli and lime Squid go so wonderfully well with traditional Margaritas. All this 100 yards from the beach. What’s not to like.”

Located: 2 Jonson Street, Byron Bay

Casino, Kyogle and Evans Head

13. Cecil Hotel

Your say: “Best pub food in town. Great place for lunch or dinner, $10 steak & chips is great value and always good lunchtime specials.”

Located: 100 Centre St, Casino

14. Gateway Fine Foods

Your say: “We dropped in for lunch. There is a selection of interesting salads (can me main or side), and quiche/tart/patties/sandwiches. Most were vegetarian. They also do smoothies and little cakes/muffins. Everything we had was tasty and they were quick and efficient!”

Located: 33 Summerland Way, Kyogle

15. Evans to Betsy

Your say: “If you go to Evans Head and don’t eat at Evans to Betsy, you are doing yourself a great disservice. Great food, coffee and fantastic hosts.”

Located: 45 Woodburn Street, Evans Head