Experiences and fresh produce
The Tamworth region, with its abundance of rich soils, magnificent waterways and varied geography, is an outstanding food and beverage destination for visitors. On offer is quality beef, milk, rainbow trout, honey, wine, garlic and coffee – to name just a few.
In the city, fresh local produce and boutique products are available at markets in Bicentennial Park and in Peel Street. If cooking is your cup of tea, you can get your hands dirty and add to your culinary skill set at classes around the region, including at the Retreat Cooking School.
Kitty Crawford Estate in the Dungowan Valley comprises not only Ironbark Creek Winery with cellar door – the property also grows beef cattle, as well as pasture-fed, grain-finished water buffalo. The steaks are then treated to confidential ageing, cryovacing, preparation and cooking techniques to be served at the owners’ sSs BBQ Barns, a multiple prize-winning steakhouse in Tamworth.
Some of the best meat in the world is produced on Tamworth’s back door: Myall Springs’ organic beef and lamb at Rangari (west of Manilla); and The Free Range Butcher’s grass-feed beef and lamb, and pasture-fed, free-range pork at Barraba are just two examples. Jack's Creek Beef (Breeza), family owned and operated and one of the first Australian companies to breef, grow, feed, process and market Wagyu beef, is available locally, exports to over 20 worldwide markets and was the consecutive winner of the 'World's Best Steak Producer'. Colly Creek Pastoral Company at Willow Tree runs more than 2,500 head of pasture-fed, grain-finished black angus cattle, from which the 20 best steers each month are chosen exclusively for Graze Restaurant & Bistro at the Willow Tree Inn.
Arc-en-Ciel Trout Farm in Hanging Rock near Nundle hatches, raises and humanely harvests rainbow trout with great care, producing firm-fleshed, fine-textured fish. The farm supplies many trout products, whole fresh trout, fresh fillets, whole smoked trout and smoked fillets, smoked trout pate and rainbow trout caviar.
People from many cultural backgrounds have made Tamworth home, and share the cuisine of their countries at restaurants (such as Thai, Lao, Indian, Chinese, Lebanese, South African, French, Italian and Malaysian) and from stalls at markets and festivals.
Try food from across the region without even leaving your home, Zooom Delivery have a selected range of eateries who they will pick up from and deliver straight to your door!
To keep up with specials in the Tamworth region, head to our Specials page plus make sure you sign up to our monthly e-newsletter at the bottom of this page!
The annual Taste Tamworth Festival has become an important date on the Australian culinary calendar. For ten days, Tamworth and surrounding regions showcase the best in local food and produce around April/May.
Fiesta La Peel is a multicultural street festival representing over 40 countries from around the world in a celebration of food, craft and entertainment in Tamworth around October each year.
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