There's more to Norfolk Island There's more to Norfolk Island

It’s said the sea air makes for a healthy appetite and thirst, which is a good thing because on Norfolk an entire island of fabulous eating and drinking awaits. From artisanal dining to clifftop fish frys, classy cocktails to our very own craft-beer creations, Norfolk Island’s food and drinking scene is as diverse, fresh and exciting as our natural environment.

Where to eat

When it comes to great food, Norfolk Island is one of the South Pacific’s fastest rising stars. Our rich, organic soils and seasonal growing cycle means our food is some of the freshest and tastiest you’ll find anywhere on the planet. If you feel like a splurge, feast on mouth-watering fresh-caught seafood cooked on an Argentinian barbecue. Or, carve into a flame-grilled cut of Norfolk Blue beef served up in the atmospheric dining room of a convict-era home. You’ll find plenty of more casual and takeaway options too, from the South Pacific’s best wood-fired pizzas to burgers big enough to satisfy the appetite of the most ravenous castaway!

Where to drink

When it comes to drinking, our watering holes are some of the most welcoming in the South Pacific. Sample the cellar-door delights of our award-winning winery or drop anchor at our cocktail bar and experience the island-inspired creations of our local mixologists. Got a thirst for great craft beer? Fill up a growler of island ale and head down to the beach with mates to toast the sunset. If you’re keen to meet our locals at their most relaxed, call into our RSL or one of our many sporting clubs. Trust us, you won’t go thirsty on Norfolk. And if you’ve overindulged, kickstart the next day with our locally grown and roasted coffee.

Self-catering & food tours

Norfolk Island is a culinary adventure for self-catering foodies too. Put together a banquet with local cheeses and breads and fresh produce and preserves gathered from the island’s honesty boxes. Or, we can arrange for a hamper filled with artisanal delights to be delivered right to your door to make picnicking in paradise even easier. Hard-core foodies can dive even deeper into Norfolk’s culinary culture on our food and farm tours, or by booking a spot for a clifftop fish fry, high tea or our famous Progressive Dinner.

A couple enjoying a picnic with their baby on green grass underneath norfolk pine trees.
A relaxed evening alfresco dining scene set among a tropical garden. There are several diners both in and outside the restaurant.
A hearty poultry dish with grilled prawns and salsa verde on a bed of mash, topped with wilted greens.
A filet of steak with three grilled prawns atop a bed of mash surrounded by small triangles of crispy baked potatoes and a rich jus.
Slow-roasted pork belly with a crispy crackling garnish, steamed vegetables and a chilled glass of sparkling wine.
Close-up shot of a sunset-coloured cocktail in a chilled martini glass with lemon wedge garnish.
A couple and their baby sitting on a picnic rug with a fully laden picnic tray in front of them. The blonde lady is reaching for food.
Antipasto platter on a wooden board with hard cheese, crackers, marinated vegetables, Camembert cheese topped with sweet-chilli jam, dried apricots and nuts.
A glass of red wine is being poured in front of an out-of-focus burning fireplace in the background.
An antipasto platter and a glass of white wine rest on a wooden table on a sunny day with the ocean in the distance.
A close-up, aerial view of a fully laden picnic table with two glasses of white wine and a wine bottle.
Two chilled Norfolk Island Brewing Craft Beer mini-growler bottles flank a full pilsner glass on top of a rustic wooden bar.

Top tips for eating & drinking on Norfolk Island

  • Norfolk Island's paddocks abound with fresh-grown goodness. If you’re keen on a little self catering, ask at the the Visitor Information Centre for a ‘hunt and gather’ map, which will lead you to the island’s best honesty boxes. And don’t forget our fabulous Saturday Morning Farmers Market; but come early as our growers often sell out quickly!
  • Our legendary Progressive Dinner is the perfect way to meet locals in their own homes. This tour is a holiday highlight on any Norfolk Island itinerary, so book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
  • Strict biosecurity regulations are in place to keep our island clean, green and pest free. Please don’t bring foodstuffs with you; we have everything you need here. If in doubt, contact our Visitor Information Centre before you head over.
  • Check out our 3-Day Eat & Drink Itinerary to make the most of every meal. 

Cafes, Takeaways, Restaurants, Clubs & Bars

Aviation Poolside Cafe

Aviation Poolside Cafe

This poolside cafe offers beautiful food, glorious views and a comfortable all round experience.
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Bailey's Restaurant

Bailey's Restaurant

Offering historic ambience and a modern Australian A La Carte menu.
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Black Anchor Bar

Black Anchor Bar

Artisan cocktails, Boutique Beers, Curated Wine list. Serving hipster American food.
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Bounty Bar & Grill

Bounty Bar & Grill

Open for lunch and dinners, and offering a great menu full of local meats and produce.
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Bowling Club Bistro

Bowling Club Bistro

Open 7 days for lunch and dinner.
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Cafe Tempo

Cafe Tempo

Cafe Tempo opens 6 days of the week for breakfast and lunch, coffee and tea.
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Castaway Restaurant & Bar

Castaway Restaurant & Bar

Open for lunches and Friday night pizza's and now brewing a selection of local beers.
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Golden Orb Cafe

Golden Orb Cafe

Centrally located in a private garden setting, the Golden Orb Cafe serves up delicious breakfast, lunch, cakes, coffee and speciality teas.
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Hilli Restaurant & Cafe

Hilli Restaurant & Cafe

Fresh food, great service, a beautiful setting both indoors and outdoors, Hilli's opens for devonshire teas, lunch and dinner.
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Juddway

Juddway

Located in town opposite the Visitors Information Centre, Juddway take-away uses fresh locally sourced produce.
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Rae's Kitchen at the Leagues Club

Rae's Kitchen at the Leagues Club

Serving up delicious bistro meals, everyone is welcome. Open Thursday to Monday. Club is open 7 days.
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RSL Club Bistro

RSL Club Bistro

A friendly community service club that welcomes all visitors and locals. The bistro is open for dinners.
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Seriously Chocolate

Seriously Chocolate

Seriously Chocolate offers 'all things Chocolate'. There is a daily lunch menu and specials, cakes and cheesecakes, chocolates gifts and creations, hot chocolate drinks, coffee and more!
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The Boatshed

The Boatshed

Offering a comfortable nautical vibe set under the sails of the Marquee at Governors Lodge Resort.
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The Garden Restaurant and Bar

The Garden Restaurant and Bar

Garden Restaurant & Bar makes a perfect choice for a candlelit romantic dinner, special occasion or medium size function overlooking the hotels verdant gardens.
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The Homestead Restaurant

The Homestead Restaurant

The Homestead Restaurant pairs local ingredients with the elemental technique of cooking over fire to enhance the contemporary dining experience.
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The Lounge Bar

The Lounge Bar

Offering a range of casual dine in or takeway options. Enjoy freshly ground coffee, sandwiches, cakes and slices.
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The Olive Cafe

The Olive Cafe

The Olive Cafe is located in the Village and is open 6 days from 6.30am for breakfast, lunch and coffees.
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The Sunset Bar

The Sunset Bar

A relaxed outdoor licensed venue providing full bar facilities with tasty platters, exotic cocktails, stunning sea views and sunsets.
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Two Chimneys Winery

Two Chimneys Winery

Two Chimneys Winery is a family owned business and is the only Winery on the island.The Winery is open for tastings and full Cellar door facilities.
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