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Five great places to eat in Armidale

The New England is home to a great variety of dining options, with cuisines including Thai, Indian, Italian, Mexican, Chinese and more. Treat yourself to a casual café breakfast, grab some take-away for a picnic lunch, or indulge at some of Armidale’s finest restaurants.  

We’ve got five delicious ideas for dinner during your stay in Armidale:

1. Red Grapevine Restaurant & Bar

An award-winning modern Italian restaurant, Red Grapevine is home to exotic cocktails, delicious meals, and the popular ‘Live in the Lounge’ performances. They can cater for anyone, from large groups to families to intimate meals for two.

The baked camembert is perfect to share, while the pasta and risotto choices will take you straight to Italy. And if you save room for dessert, you’ll love the Rich Chocolate, Maraschino Cherry and Toasted Coconut Brownie, served with a decadent lashing of hot ganache sauce.

Open Tuesday to Saturday from 6pm.

2. The Coughing Gherkin

Specialising in pizza, tapas, and Mexican cuisine, The Coughing Gherkin is a fun and flavoursome place for dinner. The menu features a variety of sharing platters, main meals and desserts, as well as vegetarian- and vegan-friendly options, gluten-free meals, and dairy-free dishes.

If you have the chance, enjoy a casual outing with Taco Tuesday, where you can get tacos, Coronas, Tequila Sunrises, or a glass of house wine, all for $5 each.

Open Tuesday to Saturday from 6pm.

3. The Whitebull Hotel

Located in the centre of Armidale, the Whitebull Hotel is a popular place for drinks, dancing and entertainment. As for dining, you can take your pick from two delicious dining options.

The Bar is the perfect spot for dinner with friends, offering a casual but tasty menu with staples like fish and chips, chicken parmigiana, schnitzel, rump steak, Sunday roast, and much more. But if you’re seeking a more intimate affair, you’ll enjoy the slightly more upmarket Steakhouse Menu, set in a private corner of the bar.

Kitchen open 12pm – 2pm, and 6pm – 9pm, daily.

4. Azka Restaurant Wine & Tapas Bar

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Azka offers attentive service and vibrant dining. The restaurant features a selection of Mediterranean-inspired dishes, showcasing seasonal local produce from the New England region.

The grass-fed ribeye beef is a recurring favourite, as is the sticky date sponge for dessert. Kids are also sure to be pleased with their choices on the children’s menu, which comes with dessert. And if you’re in town for Christmas, you can celebrate in style with extravagant seafood buffets for lunch.

Open 11am – late, daily.

5. Archie’s on the Park

We couldn’t possibly overlook the restaurant right beyond your doors! Archie’s on the Park is one of Armidale’s most renowned restaurants, often ranked as the Number One dining choice on TripAdvisor, and it is waiting for you right here at Moore Park Inn.

Our menu is seasonal and subject to change, but offers a specially crafted array of entrées, mains, side dishes, vegetarian options, desserts, and children’s meals. And you’re sure to love our extensive wine list, which includes red wines, white wines, champagnes, deluxe spirits, premium beers, ports, scotch, and more.

Open Monday to Saturday from 6pm.