Northern Rivers hotels shine
FOUR Northern Rivers hotels have made it into this year's SMH Good Pub Food Guide, but the Federal Hotel at Alstonville has topped the list and been awarded a prestigious schooner.
The Federal was given a score of 16/20, putting it ahead of the Beach Hotel at Byron Bay which scored 13/20, The Court House Hotel at Mullumbimby which scored 14/20 and the Eltham Hotel, at Eltham which scored 15/20.
A team of five chefs led by Nathan Streckfuss and Kelven Parker used local ingredients to create a menu which had a focus on seafood and changed regularly.
Mr Streckfuss said his cooking philosophy was to always use fresh, local produce.
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