There are lots of great places to eat out in Quirindi and the surrounding villages. It’s a real treat to live in a lovely rural community with such a good range of cozy cafes, lively restaurants and historic local pubs. Read on for the lowdown on some of our favourite places to eat, drink and be merry!
If you’re after a first-class dining experience with delicious local produce, don’t miss Graze Restaurant at the Willow Tree Inn. They’ve just won the Sydney Morning Herald’s prestigious “Best Country Pub in NSW “ for 2014! The steaks here are sourced from the best quality Angus in the district and the atmosphere is classy but comfortable. Travellers can stay overnight and even though the restaurant is upscale, it’s a great place for families with kids well catered for. A wonderful reason to visit Willow Tree!
Drop by ImpAct Café in George Street, Quirindi for fresh food and friendly service. Settle in for a Fair Trade coffee and daily lunch special, then check out the dessert cabinet filled with homemade goodies (try the latte cheesecake!). ImpAct Café is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and coffee, as well as Friday evening drinks.
Fancy an ice-cold beer served with a side of history? The family-friendly Marshall MacMahon Hotel in Coach Street, Wallabadah, was built in 1867 – the same year that infamous bushranger Captain Thunderbolt robbed the Wallabadah mail coach. The original stone sections have been incorporated into the present building, creating a charming country pub.
The barista at the Wallabadah General Store pitches his espresso as the “best coffee outside Italy”! They serve Antilles, a boutique coffee roaster based in nearby Tamworth. As well as being home to the local Post Office, the General Store serves burgers, sandwiches and wood-fired pizza – but we can’t go past the array of sweet treats baked in-house. You’ll find them on Coach Street in Wallabadah.
If you’re visiting the area, Café 2339 is a great spot for lunch or a coffee break. It’s attached to the Liverpool Plains Visitor Information Centre on the New England Highway in Willow Tree. Drop in for tourist information, maps of the area and displays on local history and agriculture. There’s also a shaded kids’ playground adjoining the café.
The Currabubula Pub & Café, on Davis Street, Currabubula, is a classic New South Wales country pub with daily chef’s specials and regular live music. Locals love this place and with good reason – the original hotel has been painstakingly renovated and the atmosphere and food are great.
The landmark Terminus Hotel in Quirindi overlooks the tree-lined main street and features a cozy bar, beer garden, entertainment lounge and gaming room. Classic pub grub is served in the bistro for lunch and dinner, with char grill on Friday and Saturday nights. Ray White Quirindi currently has this property listed for sale, so if you fancy yourself as the new Publican, give Luke Scanlon a call.
Whether you’re looking for a new Saturday night dinner spot or just want to relax over coffee and cake, the restaurants, pubs and cafés in the Quirindi area have something for everyone. We’ve listed just a few of our favourites here, but there are lots of other friendly local eateries in the region – get out there, and explore! If you’re looking to buy, rent or sell property in the Quirindi region, drop into Ray White Rural Quirindi to meet the team and find out what else this wonderful area has to offer.