Chef Simonn Hawke. This stylish one-hatted restaurant offers an innovative menu inspired by the richness of local produce — with an Italian influence. Dinner: Tues-Sat from 6pm. Lunch: Saturday and Sunday only. Closed Monday.
48 Sale Street
(02 6361 7748)
Part of Borrodell Vineyard, this restaurant has amazing views and even more amazing food! Lunch: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12 – 3.00pm, Dinner: Friday & Saturday from 6.00pm.
298 Lake Canobolas Road
(02 6365 3128)
Union Bank Wine Bar and Restaurant
Gorgeous atmosphere, share plates or have your own substantial meal in open courtyard or by a cosy fire. Open Mon-Sat 12noon to late, Sun 12noon-9pm.
Cnr Sale & Byng St
Sweet Sour Salt
Vibrant and flavoursome modern Asian dishes. Fully licensed. Open for lunch Friday 12-2. Dinner Tues-Sat 6-9. Closed Sunday & Monday.
116 Summer St
(02 6362 5191)
Head chef Shaun Arantz (formerly of The Schoolhouse Restaurant) prepares French-inspired modern Australian dishes in a setting with views across La Colline Vineyard. Lunch: Fri-Sun from 12pm. Dinner: Thurs-Sat from 6pm. Closed Mon & Tues.
42 Lake Canobolas Rd
(02 6365 3275)
Simple but delicious Italian food from sisters Patrizia and Marina, in a charming rustic setting. Lunch & dinner: Fridays and Saturdays. Lunch only on Sundays. BYO–
Cnr Canobolas Rd & Lake Canobolas Rd
(02 6365 3863)
Tony and Nicole Worland. This one-hatted restaurant is situated in the historically important and well-preserved town of Millthorpe, about 30 minutes from Orange. Brunch & lunch: Sat & Sun. Dinner: Thurs-Sat.
Cnr Pym & Victoria Streets, Millthorpe
(02 6366 3811)
The gorgeous and atmospheric Old Convent (former nunnery) and Josie Chapman (never a nun) has been serving up amazing catering for some 16 years. Functions and catering by arrangement.
307 Convent Lane, Borenore
(02 6365 2420)
And for great coffee…
Housed in the former Masonic Hall, The Sonic is home to two funky retailers, JUMBLED (homewares) and igloo (fashion), and a great cafe, Nimrods. A very beautiful space.
33-35 Sale Street (02 6361 4447)
Byng St Local Store/Cafe
Great coffee, fresh yummy pastries, sandwiches and salads. Open for breakfast & lunch everyday from 7am and dinner Thurs – Sat from 5pm. Private dining room available for up to 20 guests for lunch or dinner (bookings essential) or can provide catering. 47 Byng St (02 6369 0768) byngstreet.com.au
Hawkes General Store
Not only is there great coffee at this gorgeous shop, you can also buy beautiful unique gifts. Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm. Sat 9am-2pm.
46 Sale St
(02 6362 5851)
Provides great coffee and snacks. Mon-Fri 7.30am-4.30pm. Sat 8.30am-1pm.
148 Mclachlan St
(02 6361 1611)