Fiasco Gnocchi Ragu - Coffs Harbour Local Dish

Why You Should Eat Local in Coffs Harbour

Eating local food greatly benefits the local community, your health, and your general sense of wellbeing. After all, local foods taste better, are more nutritious, are transported less, and use less packaging. Moreover, this doesn’t only apply to buying from local markets but also to good local restaurants too. That’s because switched-on chefs know the benefits of high-quality local produce. Consequently, local chefs spend time discovering the best seasonal fruits and vegetables available. Plus, they take advantage of some of the finest local beef, lamb and pork in Australia. So, we know the Coffs food scene is exciting, but where to go next?

The Coffs Food Scene

The Coffs food scene offers the complete gamut of exciting food experiences. On the one hand, Coffs has restaurants that have been operating successfully for decades. These include Thai and Indian restaurants along the Jetty strip. It’s their authenticity that keeps them popular. For instance, Fiasco Ristorante + Bar offers real Italian classics, all produced with fantastic local ingredients. On the other hand, Coffs isn’t shy of change either. Indeed, enticing new restaurants have appeared over the last few years. There’s The Dumpling Bar at Park Beach, offering authentic Chinese dumplings and noodle dishes. There are so many great eating experiences in Coffs; check out the Good Food Guide for a comprehensive list.

Local Dishes You Must Try in Coffs

There’s no better location to eat local than the Coffs Coast. So, here are a couple of feature destinations and dishes you must try. Fiasco is right on the corner of our Pacific Marina Apartments building!

Fiasco Ristorante – Gnocchi Di Patate Al Ragù

Homemade potato gnocchi, organic beef and pork ragù, fresh ricotta. This very special gnocchi ragù is a speciality of our chef Stefano. It’s lovingly made from the finest local ingredients from scratch several times a week. We’ve been making it since 2006, and it continues to be a best seller.


The Happy Frog – The Frog Tasty Plate

Locally sourced and fresh ingredients are a priority at the Happy Frog. So, taste the local flavour and enjoy the company of the locals in this vibrant community hub. Don’t know what to choose? Why not take a tantalising journey through our menu? Our Frog Tasty Plate is a surprise selection of Frog favourites for one very hungry person or graze with friends. The perfect choice for when you just can’t decide and want it all!

Talk to our friendly team at Pacific Marina Apartments and get great ideas for your next Coffs food scene adventure.