No 2 Oak Street
Set in a charming heritage weatherboard cottage with gleaming floorboards, the award-winning eatery serves comforting country cooking with lashings of contemporary flair. The menu is an imaginative cross-section of dishes, featuring local produce. Try the coq au vin en croûte, comprising organic local chicken with locally smoked bacon and button mushrooms, braised in red wine. For dessert the challenge will be selecting just one indulgence: it’s difficult to choose between the white chocolate ice-cream, homemade raspberry jelly and wafer cone, and the Dorrigo rhubarb with vanilla bean ice-cream. This warm and friendly restaurant offers the best dining experience in the Bellingen region and bookings are essential.
2 Oak St; (02) 6655 9000; open Wed–Sat for dinner