Where to eat during your stay in Dubbo? Here are some guidelines for where to eat, and when, to make your stay more enjoyable. There is nothing worse than planning a weekend day out, arriving for a late lunch after site-seeing, discovering there is nowhere open and thinking “how am I going to feed the kids?”
For early morning breakfasts, slow brunches, fresh and filling lunches, international cuisine for an evening meal, and a place to party into the night, find all you need to know about wining and dining in Dubbo below.
Some of the following recommendations are based in Trip Advisor rankings; take it or leave it with a grain of salt as you like, the locals know best, so ask them if you can!
Dahab Café – Dahab Café serves fresh, colourful, and contemporary Australian café food replete with avocado, feta and chorizo dishes. It is a Mediterranean themed restaurant so try and spot the pyramid. Dahab offers gluten free and vegan options. This café is located at 197 Brisbane St, Dubbo.
Short Street Store – The best café in Dubbo according to Trip-Advisor. Short Street Store has a good atmosphere, eclectic deco, delicious food menu, and coffee. Open at 6am on weekdays, Short Street Store is perfect for the adventurers’ early rising meal. See our page ‘Best Coffee in Dubbo’ to learn more about the Short Street Store located at 11 Short Street Dubbo (only a 3-minute drive from The Palms Motel for your coffee fix first thing in the morning).
The Press – Ranked as the second-best café in Dubbo on Trip-Advisor, The Press have converted a heritage cottage into the hanging gardens of Babylon. With covered outdoor seating you will be surrounded by exposed timber and a plethora of hanging plants, flower-pots, and ferns. Dining at The Press is a delight for the senses: order a smashed avocado sprinkled with sesame seeds, crushed pistachios, and spring flowers. Not to mentioned the quinoa and hummus on sour-dough! Find The Press at 33 Bultje Street, Dubbo.
Dahab Café – see the description above.
Short Street Store – Get in for an early lunch on the weekends as they close at 2pm. During the week enjoy a late or slow and lazy lunch.
The Press – see the above reference to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (not a bad afternoon tidbit for the bored children in the room or conversation starter at dinner with your friends).
Veldt Restaurant – Veldt offers a formal dining experience immersed in some old-world style. With a European/Australian menu of seasonal dishes structured around a meat or fish, you’ll find an entre-main-desert combo to delight the senses. Keep in mind they also offer a range of gluten-free and vegan options, with an adaptable menu. Make a reservation at Veldt for your dinner, they’re at 22 Bultje St, Quest Building, Dubbo.
Royal India Restobar – Enjoy some Indian if you in Dubbo. Royal India Restobar is exclusively open for dinner weekends only. Make your way to 29 Bultje St, opposite the Quest Apartment, Dubbo for an immersion into Indian cuisine in a sparkling setting.
The Restaurant at Westbury – In the mood for something different? Try the highly-rated Thai cuisine at Westbury’s restaurant at 169 Brisbane St, Dubbo.
One7Eight Dining & Cocktail Bar – Just to note, this restaurant is not open on Monday or Sunday. Open all other days for dinner and till late. Located on the first level of the Dubbo RSL Club – the Corner of Brisbane & Wingewarra Streets, Dubbo.
One7Eight Dining & Cocktail Bar – A great place for a sparkling drink after dinner. Spoil yourself on holidays with a cocktail.
Old Bank Restaurant – A lovely heritage building with veranda, balcony, and cozy interior. The Old Bank Restaurant is not open Sunday – It is open all other days for lunch, dinner and till late. Head to 232 Maquarie St, Dubbo.
If you have any questions or are seeking specific advice about where to eat, ask our Palms Motel staff at reception. We’d be happy to recommend somewhere that will suit your needs and grumbling tummy’s desires.