Armidale is a beautiful region known for its national parks, vineyards, and rich heritage.
But many are surprised to learn about the amazing food and drink options that are available around every corner too. This list of the best places to eat in Armidale is a treasure trove of delicious dinners, lovely lunches, and brilliant breakfasts. No matter what you’re in the mood for, Armidale has you covered.
Azka wine and tapas bar
Azka wine and tapas bar serves top-quality drinks from local distillers and wine makers. Their menu of light bites is designed especially to compliment your drink, hand crafted by a talented head chef. Whether you’re in the mood for baked camembert or sticky pork belly, Azka’s extensive menu is sure to delight. Plus, the intimate venue makes it the ideal location for a date night or friendly function.
This Asian fusion cafe offers an incredible all-day menu that puts a spin on your favourite dishes. Visitors can expect corn and edamame fritters, goji berry granola bowls and delicious coffee. But Paper Tiger are perhaps most renowned for their breakfast ramen, a delicious mix of bacon broth and handmade noodles you won’t find anywhere else. From what we hear, you’ll be going back time and time again.
Signor Vertelli prides itself on producing mouth-watering and classic wood-fired pizza. Their dough is slowly fermented and made using wholegrain flour from Wholegrain Milling in Gunnedah. This ensures they produce the most delicious and heartwarming pizzas each and every time. With fresh ingredients and a light-hearted atmosphere, this is the perfect place to eat in Armidale with family and friends.
The humble burger like you’ve never seen before. While Burger Urge has several locations across NSW, Armidale is definitely our favourite. They take burgers to the next level by introducing an American twist. Dive into their pulled pork sliders, smash burgers, and decadent thick shakes. Burger Urge’s mission is to create an authentic dining experience free from the fake ingredients and quick service of most other burger chains, meaning they only offer the best ingredients and hospitality.
The Goldfish Bowl
It’s hard to miss this bakery with its colourful and eye-catching exterior, but it’s whats inside that really counts. The Goldfish Bowl serves a range of bread and pastries baked fresh in a brick oven. All their produce is sourced from local suppliers, and results in the perfect flakey consistency every time. On weekends, you can also enjoy a pizza in their outdoor courtyard and soak up the afternoon sun. It’s well worth checking out this hidden gem while you’re in town.
Cafe Patisserie is inspired by the incredible food and flavours of France. Every morning they provide a range of pastries and baked goods. But at lunch they come to life, serving crepes and galettes made to order. Cafe Patisserie is run by a passionate couple and a team of friendly staff. It’s hard to go wrong with such wonderful recipes and quality products.
Located in a stunning 19th-century building, Manor Restaurant is celebrated for its quality food and rustic charm. Found within the Cotswold Garden Hotel, it is perfect for anyone looking to enjoy a finer dining experience. You can choose between an al la carte, or a specially designed three-course menu. The head chef is dedicated to producing comfort food to a high standard, all served in the beautiful heritage dining room.
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