Eating Out: Northern Rivers

The Northern Rivers is the land of plenty — plenty of beaches, plenty of sun, and plenty of fresh, local produce. Now, thanks to the Cubby Bakehouse — situated in the small coastal town of Chinderah — it’s also known for its authentic French sourdough bread and baguettes.

When owners Ursula and Ben first moved to the region, they saw a gap in the market for quality sourdough, and so the Cubby Bakehouse dream was born. After spending several weeks in France learning how to bake from a grand-master of bread, Cubby Bakehouse first opened on the Gold Coast. It wasn’t long before the Chinderah location opened, and since then, locals and tourists have been flocking there to experience the joys of the many Cubby baguettes on offer. There’s also a range of super delicious pastries and desserts, including salted caramel eclairs and macarons.

A bowing club is a staple in towns across Australia, and when it comes to exceptional bowlos, the Kingscliff Bowling Club is sure in a league of its own. Heading up the busy kitchen is hatted chef Matt Kemp, bringing with him an unsurpassed level of kitchen experience and flair. The menu retains many bowlo staples- including quality steaks and sniddys — as well as stand-out dishes such as barbecued Balmain bugs with house-made linguine, and crispy Atlantic salmon on a bed of fresh herbs and salad, drizzled with pomegranate seeds. If you love a good roast, the Kingscliff bowlo raises the bar with its pork roast, served with an incredible array of side dishes and condiments. Feeding over ten people, the roast spread is a feast for both the eyes and the taste buds.