‘The Long Lunch’ at Rae’s on Wategos
Lifestyle, Travel, Wedding

I am still a firm believer that Sunday’s should be a day of rest. A day spent switching off from the world, reconnecting with yourself, family and loved ones. A day where you rejuvenate in preparation for the week ahead.

Sunday’s are the perfect day for a Long Lunch spent at Rae’s on Wategos Restaurant overlooking the glorious Wategos Beach.

A few weeks ago my significant other and I spent the afternoon slowly working our way through a magnificent meal consisting of the freshest seafood, local Bangalow pork, organic salads and Velvet & Willow wines.

Seared scallop, slow roast borrowdale pork, cauliflower, muscatel, toasted almond

Baby squid, char grilled, local chorizo, toasted red quinoa, sweet corn, pickled carrot

Local musicians Luke & Sebastian added to the relaxed atmosphere with their dulcet acoustic repertoire consisting of modern and classic covers.

Local musicians Luke & Sebastian outside the front of Rae’s on Wategos

The Wedding Showcase Food & Wine Contributor Luca Giacomin with Rae's on Wategos Restaurant Manager Steve Tribe.


Daily catch, confit fennel, preserved lemon olive salsa, roast tomato coulis, basil herb oil

King prawn linguine, shallot, chilli, garlic, parsley, crème fraiche


Organic rocket, pear, parmesan, vincotto


Vanilla blackberry meringue, buttermilk panna cotta, lychee sorbet, honey popcorn, berries


We stayed: Mirabella Penthouse at Raes on Wategos

We were serenaded by Luke & Sebastian

We drank Velvet & Willow wines

To book lunch or dinner at Rae's on Wategos phone (02) 6685 5366

Photography courtesy of Connie Puntoriero