Eating and Drinking in the Palms

The Pacific Palms region offers a full range of culinary delights that cater to all palettes. Let us take you on a gastronomic journey through the delectable dining scene of Pacific Palms with a hand selection of our favourite spots.

Beachside Eateries: Savoring Seafood with a View

One of the highlights of dining in Pacific Palms is the abundance of beachside eateries that serve up fresh seafood while offering breathtaking ocean vistas. Imagine indulging in a plate of perfectly grilled local fish or a platter of freshly shucked oysters as you listen to the soothing sounds of the waves crashing on the shore. These establishments provide a unique blend of flavors and views that make for an unforgettable dining experience.

Image courtesy of Destination NSW.

Farm-to-Table Delights: Embracing Fresh and Local

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.

  • Savor Italian-style coffee at The Good Food Store, where everything is made from scratch using the abundant fresh produce of the region.
  • Great Lakes Paddocks, near The Lakes Way, boasts a tasting room where groups of up to 10 can enjoy wine and cheese flights (booking ahead is necessary). The property also raises pasture-fed Angus cattle, offering beef packs for home barbecues or delivery, and Sea + Salt Grazing Co. provides grazing boxes.

International Fusion: A World of Flavors

For those seeking a more diverse culinary experience, Pacific Palms doesn’t disappoint. The dining scene here reflects the multicultural nature of Australia, offering an array of international cuisines. From Thai and Italian to Indian and Japanese, you’ll find a plethora of options that transport your taste buds to distant corners of the world

  • Kembali Café serves Indonesian cuisine, including nasi goreng, along with a breakfast featuring coconut rice, peanut and herb salad, fried eggs, bacon, and chili, along with fantastic fruit smoothies.

Cafes and Bakeries: A Haven for Coffee Connoisseurs

If you’re a coffee enthusiast, Pacific Palms has you covered. Quaint cafes and artisanal bakeries are scattered throughout the area, serving up expertly brewed coffees and freshly baked treats. These cozy spots are perfect for starting your day with a hearty breakfast or indulging in a midday caffeine pick-me-up.

  • Don’t miss the variety of baked goods at Smiths Lake Bakehouse.
  • If you’re after a great culinary experience along with coffee, Drift Café is an excellent choice.
  • For those who enjoy combining shopping with their coffee, Jenz Coffee and Gifts at Blueys Beach and Country Palings Petals & Pots Cafe & Gifts at Green Point (seven kilometers north of Pacific Palms) are fantastic options.

Fine Dining: Elevating the Culinary Experience

For those looking to celebrate a special occasion or simply indulge in a refined dining experience, Pacific Palms offers a selection of upscale restaurants. With a focus on innovative flavors, artistic presentation, and impeccable service, these establishments provide a sophisticated atmosphere where you can truly savor the culinary arts.

  • Don’t miss the vibrant culinary experience at Spice Monkey in Forster, known for its fusion of flavors and creative dishes. This restaurant offers a unique blend of spices and ingredients that tantalize the taste buds, making it a must-visit for food enthusiasts in the area.
Image courtesy of Destination NSW. Friends enjoying food and drink at Spice Monkey restaurant, Forster.

Casual Bites: Quick and Delicious

Sometimes, all you need is a quick and delicious meal to satisfy your hunger before getting back to exploring the wonders of Pacific Palms. From gourmet burgers and wood-fired pizzas to mouthwatering street food, the casual dining options in the area ensure that you’re never far from a satisfying bite.

  • At Blueys Beach, make sure to visit the relaxed eatery Huey’s at Blueys pizzeria and bar, which provides the option of home delivery as well.
  • Seafood enthusiasts will find The Palms Takeaway perfect for grabbing fish and chips.