Forest Byron Bay takes top gong at industry awards

Forest Byron Bay takes top gong at industry awards

Forest Byron Bay, a one-of-a-kind restaurant located at the Crystalbrook Byron overlooking the luscious rainforest, has claimed the top prize at the recent NSW Australian Restaurant & Catering Awards

Forest Byron Bay, a one-of-a-kind restaurant located at the Crystalbrook Byron overlooking the luscious rainforest, has claimed the top prize at the recent NSW Australian Restaurant & Catering Awards, taking out the Regional Contemporary Australian Restaurant award.

It’s easy to see why the restaurant has attracted such an accolade, with their exquisite menu, rainforest views and sourcing the majority of their ingredients from the local area, all while championing sustainability at the heart of every meal.

Jordan Rodgers, General Manager, Crystalbrook Byron, says he is thrilled to see the restaurant team’s talent and dedication acknowledged with such a prestigious award.

“Since Forest’s inception in November 2020, our chefs, front of house and beverage teams have all worked collectively to create a dining experience that focuses on sustainability, seasonality and connecting diners with incredible local Northern Rivers producers and suppliers” he said.

Forest Byron Bay takes top gong at industry awards

The Awards for Excellence is a nationally recognised, independently judged awards program that celebrates exceptional service and culinary talent across the state. The Awards for Excellence is the only program in Australia where the judging criteria are determined by consumers who rank what is important to them in the dining experience.

The Awards are judged by an independent team of trained judges who anonymously visit the venues to determine the restaurant/café winners. The scores are based on the entire dining experience, from food to the customer service experienced when the judges anonymously dine.

R&CA CEO Belinda Clarke says, “Forest Byron Bay should be immensely proud of this win. The past two years have been incredibly tough for the entire hospitality industry in Australia, but success stories like this show how far hard work can take you. With the right mix of staff, products, produce and service, the results can be extraordinary.”

Forest at Byron Bay is a great place for a meal, but why not look at making a weekend of it and staying at the Crystalbrook Byron.

Owen George

Owen George

Editor & Chief of Gold Coast Magazine is a lover of great coffee and sharing the stories of the people, places, and events that make the Gold Coast such a great city

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