Lolli Redini, established in 2001, serves contemporary Italian and French influenced food using mostly local produce and other specially sourced items. With 12 Sydney Morning Herald chefs hats since 2002, it’s the pick of eateries with Simonn Hawke being revered across the country for creating an outstanding restaurant.
RAKU IZAKAYA, established in 2018, is Orange’s first and only modernised Japanese Restaurant. A great place to dine and drink combining an intriguing and cosy atmosphere with dishes designed to share based on Japanese cooking techniques, ingredients and sauces with a modernised flare.
Treat yourself to a relaxed dining experience in the beautiful Parkview restaurant. Enjoy an extensive menu influenced by modern Australian cuisine and featuring locally sourced produce. Dine in the restaurant or outside sun-bathed alfresco area surrounded by an established courtyard garden and towering elm tree.
This intimate vineyard sits at a cool 1013m above sea level and was the first to plant Pinot Gris in the Orange region. Enjoy the friendly relaxed environment of the Cellar Door, have a chat with Peter about the varieties he’s growing, share a cuddle with Snuggles the pet sheep and check out the in-house ceramics at “1K High Studio”.
Sweet Sour Salt is a casual dining, full service restaurant with high quality service and food. Chef, Ivan Podres, has produced a flavour driven, modern Asian menu, bringing a new genre of dining to Orange. The menu is predominantly Thai, with a bit of Chinese, Vietnamese, Malaysian and the odd French/Asian fusion.
Zona is located in the heart of Orange. Constructed in 1913, the original homestead is one of Orange’s historic buildings, set amongst beautiful gardens and curated lawns. The modern comfortable interior creates the perfect ambiance to catch up with loved ones or relax with a fine meal and good book.
Byng Street Local Store, the café with the red door and known for its excellent coffee, offers a range of delicious menu items throughout the day. Open for breakfast and lunch everyday from 7am. In all aspects of their business, they use local produce, from the beautiful Central West, whenever possible. Their seasonal menus are complimented by wine, beer and cocktails from 11:30am daily.
The Mortimer’s grow Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Merlot at their Chestnut Garth Vineyard and source Sauvignon Blanc grapes from a neighbouring vineyard. These grapes are transformed into stunning cool climate wines by master wine makers Simon Gilbert and Chris Derrez. The Cellar Door is situated in the Old March School house, a quaint old building established in 1866.
Charred’s food takes inspiration from their travels across the globe and is designed to be shared. Sharing the dishes allows you to enjoy a broader spectrum of what they have to offer. Open Tuesday to Saturday, their ever-changing à la carte menu uses the best local produce from Orange and beyond with the wood charcoal oven, called Lucifer, imparting a unique flavour. Don’t get us started on their desserts!
Established in 1983, the vineyard is one of the oldest in the region and is located on the sheltered northern slopes of Mount Canobolas. The vineyard is largely unirrigated and planted on deep red basalt and clay based loam soils. Visit Cargo Road Wines on weekends for tastings at their Cellar Door, the possibility of a stroll around the vineyard, picnics under the eucalyptus trees, a look in the art gallery and a light meal or coffee in their café.
Swinging Bridge strives to produce the best possible wines from the premium grapes of the Orange region. For them, being the best also means being involved in all aspects of the wine making process. Established in 1995, and having a number of series and varieties on offer with specialties including Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, be a part of the Swinging Bridge story and enjoy a unique, premium wine tasting experience at Tom and Georgie Ward’s vineyard on The Escort Way.
The Bell family invite you to share in the pleasures of Dindima, a boutique winery on the slopes just under Mount Canobolas, 900m above sea level. Dindima is an Aboriginal, Wiradjuri word meaning ‘group of stars’. At their Cellar Door, they offer elegant cool climate wines made from small parcels of hand picked grapes that are matured in premium quality French and American oak. Dindima’s winemaker is the creative and multi-award winning James Bell.
The stunning tree-lined driveway and new vineyards lead you to the relaxed and intimate Cellar Door and gardens where you’ll discover wines that are a true expression of the unique qualities and character of the region. Wines with elegance and complexity as well as beautiful balance and length. Serious wine lovers will find much to absorb and lots to discuss with Jonathan or the experienced Cellar Door staff. Tastings are free and cheese platters are available.
The Agrestic Grocer is a delightful café and grocery store housed in a semi industrial, semi agricultural straw-bale/brick building. Every product has a story, from the onsite Badlands Beer and Second Mouse Cheese Company, to the beef and heirloom carrots. The grocery store and café operate 7 days a week with live music on Saturdays and Sundays. And, if you are in town Tuesday nights, you won’t want to miss Ruby Tuesday!
Heifer Station Wines was awarded the Gourmet Traveller Wines Best Small Cellar Door in the Orange wine region in 2017 and picked up gold at the 2019 Regional Tourism Awards. The Cellar Door boasts rustic charm with sophisticated wine and appeals to many demographics with its artesanal cheese plates, cozy fire and petting zoo. Children and BIG kids can get up close and personal with the farm animals in the ‘Funny Farm’ adjacent to the tasting room.
At Racine Restaurant, owners Shaun and Willa Arantz aim to provide the ultimate Orange experience with beautiful food sourced from as close to locally as possible from the abundant land that surrounds Orange. Racine is situated in a picturesque setting overlooking a vineyard on the foothills of the famous Mt Canobolas. The team are committed to giving customers an amazing, sophisticated experience.
Established in 2003 by owners Tony and Nicole Worland, Tonic restaurant is located in the centre of the village of Millthorpe about 20mins away. Their menu has a seasonal focus and showcases the best from local producers such as Mandagery Creek Venison and Cowra Lamb. Over the last eleven years the restaurant has been regularly awarded a chef’s hat by the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide.
Mr Lim’s is a favourite of Orange and offers authentic Korean and Chinese food in a vibrant, dynamic and sustainable food outlet. They are proud to support local and Australian ingredients and keep their menu simple and offer exciting specials each week. Their Japanese food outlet, Mr Sushi King, is located just across the road.
At Philip Shaw’s Cellar Door, you can experience their elegant cool climate wines in a relaxed, seated environment. Open daily 11am until 5pm, you can taste the wine, buy the wine and buy a glass of wine to either enjoy by the fire during the cooler months or outside when the sun is shining.
Nashdale Lane Wines is a nirvana of remarkable food and wine, big sky, nature and pure, mountain air. A family owned and run vineyard & winery surrounded by orchards, olive groves, sheep and cattle farms with views to the iconic peaks of Mount Canobolas.
Angullong’s bluestone cellars, located in Millthorpe, was built in the late 1800s as stables to the adjoining hotel. They offer visitors to the Cellar Door a memorable experience that is intimate, enjoyable and relaxed with their full range of wines available for tastings.