Locally owned by Brooke Hudson, Kassia and Tristan Grier, Harvest opened in the historic village of Newrybar in 2007. The Queenslander styled restaurant has grown over the years to include a bakery with 116-year-old wood-fired oven, and artisan delicatessen with adjacent edible garden. Showcasing the diversity of the wonderful local region Harvest Newrybar creates fabulous fresh food sourced from local artisan producers and the restaurants own gardens.
Head Chef Alastair Waddell has teamed up with forager and wild food researcher, Peter Hardwick, to create a menu full of local curiosities. Each Wednesday, the duo present a selection of ideas and flavours on a plate after a day of foraging and developing (including pickling and fermenting) at the Wild Harvest Sessions for guests to experience and provide feedback. The winning dishes make it to the restaurant’s seasonal menu.
Each month Harvest welcome top culinary talent to create aseries of one-off menus exploring and showcasing Australia’s underutilised native and wild ingredients at their Wild Harvest Chef Series.