Eating and Drinking in the Palms

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The Pacific Palms region has some wonderful dining options. At Blueys Beach, check out the casual eatery Huey’s at Blueys pizzeria and bar, which also offers home delivery. Drift Café has great food and coffee. Kembali Café serves Indonesian dishes, plus excellent fruit smoothies.

Soak up the view from the deck at Frothy Coffee Boatshed at Smiths Lake or sip on Italian-style coffee at The Good Food Store, where everything sold is made from scratch on premises, taking advantage of the abundant fresh produce the area has to offer.

Don’t miss out on sampling the goods from the new Bakery set to appear at Blueys Beach this summer, it’s a new venture by the well loved Smiths Lake Bakehouse – which is 100% worth a pop in if you are out at Smiths Lake.

Pacific Palms Bowling Club, also at Smiths Lake, has a bistro serving all the classics. The bistro at The Pacific Palms Recreation Club (colloquially known as The Recky), on The Lakes Way at Elizabeth Beach, is a lovely place to go for lunch or dinner, as you can dine outdoors on the shore of the lake.

At Boomerang Beach, check out Sips@Moby’s, located at Moby’s Beachside Retreat. As the name suggests, they know how to do a beverage! If you need something to accompany delicious drinks, then their lunch and dinner menu won’t disappoint.

The region’s proximity to fertile farmlands allows Pacific Palms to embrace a farm-to table dining philosophy. Many restaurants and cafes collaborate with local farmers to source the freshest produce, resulting in menus that celebrate the flavors of the land.

From vibrant salads bursting with color to hearty dishes made with locally raised meats, these dining spots offer a true taste of the region’s agricultural bounty. Great Lakes Paddocks, just off The Lakes Way, has a tasting room where groups of up to 10 people can enjoy a wine and cheese paddle. Bookings are essential. Another must visit is a drive away but worth every kilometre. Stop in at Nabiac and discover The Artisan Farmer. Their pies and pastries have a reputation, but truly anything from here is to die for! Plus with garden, deli and wagu farm, bakery and cafe, there’s a generous selection to choose from.

If seafood is more your thing, make sure to stock up on fresh seafood at Red Spot Jetty in the heart of Forster.