Wedding & Events



Dining Out in Bellingen

There is plenty of diversity in dining out in Bellingen. Choose from à la carte dining or relaxed café eating including the Black Bear Cafe.  Other dining options include Little Red Kitchen, The Hyde, Mousa, Lodge 241, Relish, Church St. #5, Purple Carrot, Anchors Warf (Urunga), Diggers Tavern, Butter Factory and Tuck Shop. Visit the nearby Raleigh Winery & Vineyard. The winery has daily tastings at Raleigh, just 10kms from Bellingen Riverside Cottages.

Personal In-House Chef

Sick of deadlines, rushing to get ready for restaurants, or you just want to sit back and chill?

We have the answer for you…… your own personal in-house chef. Sit back on your balcony and let the food come to you. Our great Chefs Neil and Dan will cook up a storm for a group or a lovely romantic dinner for two. You can have a theme, for example Mexican, Italian, German or eat contemporary cuisine. Service ranges from two courses to degustation. We also cater for functions and weddings at the property. Bookings are necessary, five days in advance for dine-in and one month in advance for weddings as both chefs work in other restaurants.

Neil has worked as a chef for twenty years. Trained in New Zealand, he then worked in Sydney for six years in an Italian restaurant and cooked for a large company catering for big events such as the Sydney Olympics and Opera House. Now he is the head Chef at The Lodge 241 in Bellingen. Neil specialises in Italian and Modern Australian cuisine and his lamb shanks are delectable.


Click on the  following link to view our sample menus
Neil’s Notoire Sample Menu