Locals dine out on success stories

TOP SPOT: New chef at the Byron Beach Cafe, Paul Wrightson.
TOP SPOT: New chef at the Byron Beach Cafe, Paul Wrightson.

YOU only need one guess to pinpoint the location of the State's favourite cafe.

Of course, it's Byron Bay - and naturally it's one of the most iconic venues in the shire, summing up everything that's wonderful about the place, including natural beauty and a welcoming, relaxed attitude.

It's the Byron Beach Cafe, winner of the Lifestyle Channel's I Love Food Awards.

To receive the massive pat on the back was "the highest honour we could ever hope to receive", said owner Ben Kirkwood.

He made a special thanks to his "hard-working team" and said "we are all very proud".

The Beach Cafe has recently appointed a new chef. Paul Wrightson has a string of top restaurants behind him.

Another State winner - chosen after counting 134,000 votes, the highest number of submissions ever for the awards - for Favourite French was The Petit Snail.

But the biggest honour in the awards was the national title for Australia's Favourite Japanese Restaurant, which went to Byron Bay's O-Sushi restaurant for the second year running.

Dan Regev, founder and co-owner of O-Sushi restaurants, said the win reflected the passion and generosity of the locals.

"Our customers are so supportive of our efforts. It's these regular local folk who voted for us - we're very grateful," he said.

The win showed O-Sushi's commitment to fresh and healthy food, Dan said - "which also happens to be delicious and is a hit with our visitors".

"They have rewarded us generously."

Beach Cafe owner

Ben Kirkwood

(It's) the highest honour we could ever hope to receive



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