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5 Church Street, Bellingen NSW Australia.

We are open for breakfast, lunch & dinner 8am - 8pm, 7 Days | For bookings please phone 6655 0155

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    Our Story

    The philosophy @ No.5 is simple – an open space where people from all walks of life can come together to share an experience – to enjoy being nourished – to leave feeling inspired.

    Everything that we do is directed toward communicating ideas about how we can create a more sustainable, open minded, ethical and responsible community.

    Our food is a vehicle to express how we feel – wholesome & artistic, colourful & creative – simple flavours with attention to the details.

    We use the best local, organic & bio-dynamic produce available & design our menu based upon the abundance of the season – the way it should be!!

    By supporting local growers we are not only promoting growth of the local economy, we are reducing transportation costs & unnecessary use of non-renewable energy, not to mention providing healthy & affordable food for our community – whilst tantalising your taste buds too!!

    Our goal is not only to support local, ecologically balanced farming practices, but to actively venture towards establishing a holistic model for a fully sustainable small business operation that supports all those involved – our guests, our suppliers, our workers & ultimately ourselves!

    Live music, movie nights, social events & community gatherings – there’s always something going on down @ No.5!

    We welcome you to come down & enjoy the space, we look forward to serving you soon!

  1. Live@No.5

    Beneath the mountains by the sea, the magical Bellinger valley rolls just off the beaten track between Sydney & Brisbane, approximately 4hrs north of Newcastle and 3hrs south of Byron making it the perfect stop off for artists travelling along the old east coast tour trail.

    No.5 has established a strong reputation for hosting intimate live performances, with the likes of Mama Kin, Joe Robinson, Jack Carty, Jordie Lane, Deborah Connway, Perch Creek Family Jug band & The Mid North all playing memorable sell out shows.

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      Thursday 23rd October

      Siskin River – ALBUM TOUR!

      A  compact duo with big sound, Siskin River deliver an original style of folky blues and roots, with a stomping groove factor, delectable riffs, fast fingers, and evocative lyrics. With Tullaras unique style of percussive guitar tapping, Shalanes earthy vocals, two years on the road, two EP’s, and now their debut album ‘The Hours They Keep’ (released August 2014), these sisters are redefining ‘Sibling Rivalry’.

      Following their hugely successful first single Up, (accompanied by a stunning music video by renowned film-maker Clayton Jacobson), this highly anticipated album from the independently touring sister duo was achieved via crowd-funding and features both co- production and guest appearances from the super-talented Nicky Bomba (Melbourne Ska Orchestra, John Butler Trio, Bustamento) as well as an edgy Tim Burton-esque adaptation of My Favourite Things from The Sound of Music.



      Tix – $12 Pre Show/$15 on the Door

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      Friday 24th October

      James Bennett


      Don’t miss your chance to see one the most in demand acts on the NSW coast in the warm and intimate setting that is No 5 Church St.

      A gifted story teller and talented musician, James will enchant you with his songs and make you feel right at home with his down to earth nature and easy style. With Dylan as his lyrical inspiration and John Butler never too far from his hands on the guitar, a rootsy folk style is born and delivered in the most engaging and entertaining way.




      TIX - $10

      www.jamesbennettmusic.com https://www.facebook.com/JamesBennettsound http://onepagelink.com/jamesbennett
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      Friday 31st October

      Yoyo Tuki

      Since his early beginnings as a musician, Yoyo displayed a natural gift as a singer-songwriter. Now, at thirty years of age and more than sixteen years as a musician, he is regarded as one of the most influential Rapa Nui artists of today. He has earned a reputation as an inspiring songwriter, with eclectic guitar and ukelele compositions. His unique voice has moved many with its captivating tones.

      Only a few ‘Rapanui’ have ever crossed the  frontiers of their island  home, taking their music out into the world. Yoyo has taken his music throughout the Pacific Islands, South America, Australia and New Zealand. Now living on Norfolk Island (Australia), he enjoys sharing his unique fusion and message of global awakening with the other half of the Southern Hemisphere.


      Tix – $10

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      Saturday 1st November

      Starboard Cannons

      Moving through super-fast bluegrass terrain, across the realm of the sparse and haunting folk ballad, and head first into full-blown, beer- spilling, shout-along sea shanty territory, Starboard Cannons make music that sits somewhere between the Scottish Highlands and the Aussie bush.

      The creation of Ash Bell and Matt Bone,
      Starboard Cannons is fundamentally an acoustic duo. Based in Byron Bay’s forested hinterland, the gents craft string-based gems that come alive with bush characters and folklore.


      Tix – $15

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      Thursday 6th November

      We Two Theives


      From a place steeped in reverence, tradition and storytelling, with a hint of mischief and playfulness, comes We Two Thieves, the side project of two of Australia’s most unique songbirds: Mama Kin and Emily Lubitz of Tinpan Orange. The personal and musical adoration between the pair was bound for collaboration. From the first moment Mama Kin and Lubitz met and sang together, We Two Thieves became inevitable. As they explore a mutual love of folk-Americana and their very different voices combine, coil together and soar, harmony descends


      Preforming on the 6th AND 7th of November


      Tix – $25

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      Friday 7th November

      We Two Theives – ENCORE!!

      Mama Kin and Emily Lubitz are back by popular demand!!!

      Dont miss this show !!!


      Tix – $25

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      Wednesday 12th November

      Hat Fitz & Cara “Do Tell” Tour

      This dynamic duo is a unique combination that have skillfully combined their music of hill style country blues with old time folk. Their material is original yet crosses the boundries as if written from a time once forgotten.


      Tix – $25

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      Friday 14th November

      STEVE SMYTH – Exits Tour

      From the streets of Barcelona to touring alongside the likes of The Killers, Angus and Julia Stone, Lanie Lane and Kim Churchill, Smyth has proven time and time again to be devastating in the live setting. A voice churned up in Bourbon soaked Louisiana gravel that soars to the heavens at times with its sweetness…after experiencing Steve Smyth, it’s tempting to compare him with some of the great vocalists of the past few decades.





      Tix $10

    • Jack Carty

      Friday 21st November

      Jack Carty

      No 5 is very happy to announce local legend Jack Carty will be visiting us again, after a quick stop in supporting Katie Noonan in September

      Following three solid years of travel, shows and no fixed address Jack Carty has a new album grounded in ideas of process and time, and sounding like an artist who knows what he wants.

      It’s an album of imagery, mood, groove, grit and the kind of lyrical turn of phrase that has won Carty a dedicated and vocal grass roots fan base across Australia and the world. From the rolling, dark and hauntingly dynamic And The Ass Saw The Angel, to the hopeful, melodious invocation of The Universe (written and sung with Katie Noonan). From Honey, Do You Know The Way Back Home’s 70’s groove cradled melancholia, to the swelling string lines of My Replacement, this is an album as dynamic as it is cohesive, as venturesome as it is reflective and as playful as it is poetic.



      TIX – $15 Pre Show/ $20 on the Door

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      Sunday 23rd November


      GOLDHEIST is a mystifying mix of classic and kooky. There is a candid intimacy to her performance which belies the exquisite, crystalline accuracy with which it is delivered. Her voice is raw and ethereal, with echoes of Kate Bush, Annie Lennox and Bonne Raitt. The songs tell quirky stories of love, life and adventure, painting vibrant pictures of the Australian bush and rural living. With sparkling piano, thunderous beats, and a voice equally powerful and tender, GOLDHEIST will leave audiences enchanted and enthralled for years to come.


      The SPRING Tour follows the success of the DUST for Drought Relief Tour earlier in the year, which raised vital funds and awareness for drought in rural Australia.


      Tix $20



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      Wednesday 26th November

      Liz Stringer

      With a reputation for utterly captivating live shows and a string of albums already behind her, Liz Stringer has established herself as one of Melbourne’s most exciting and talented musicians. Described by the Herald Sun as “an old-fashioned, Springsteen-style storyteller with a soulful, mature voice”, Stringer combines intimate, complex narratives with haunting vocals to create unique contemporary roots music.

      Stringer spent most of 2012 on the road, touring her fourth studio album Warm In The Darkness nationally as well as several other tours with the likes of Mia Dyson, Van Walker, Suzannah Espie, Chris Altmann and Jordie Lane. Warm In The Darkness earned Liz two Age EG award nominations and was named the best album of 2012 by Brian Wise of Rhythms Magazine.



      Tix – $15 pre show/ $20 at the door

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      Saturday 29th November

      Toni Swain

      Toni Swain surely delivers. Her voice and bearing are those of an old fashioned chanteuse of the highest order. In a parallel universe, Swaino is already up there with the best.

      Far from chasing down a career in song however, Toni has much preferred the quiet  country life in the one-pub town of Nundle, NSW; where her neighbours, hanging outtheir washing or walking the dog through the foothills, are frequently startled by a voice, strident and utterly sweet, lilting through the air. They could justly be forgiven for thinking Ella Fitzgerald has been reborn and setting up for a gig at the local pub just for kicks. But they know it’s only Swaino, warbling as she weeds, feeding the chooks or digging a hole to bury the compost.

      Spurred on in recent times by the enthusiastic support of traveling musicians such as Jeremy Edwards and the Dust Radio Band, Jackie Marshall, The Re-Mains, and many others much-benefited by the kindness of Toni’s kitchen and campfire along the dusty touring back roads, Toni has finally recorded and released her debut album “The Red Shed”.


      Tix – $15

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      Friday 5th December

      Steve Tyson


      Steve Tyson’s debut solo album TEMPLE DOG, released in 2011, was a collection of eclectic folk songs, that resonated with critics in Australia. Inspired by a lifetime of  extensive travels through exotic locations such as India, Japan and Russia, this set of extraordinary songs drew 4 star reviews in the national music press.


      With a musical pedigree that includes supporting legendary rockers Status Quo on a 31 date tour of the UK, plus six European tours and seven albums with Australian folk-rock band Rough Red, Tyson has mined his well of experience to create his follow-up album GREEN SIDE UP. For much of the inspiration for this new record, Steve had to look no further than his family history, with stories of his great-grandmother’s tough life in rural Queensland, his great uncle’s imprisonment and escape during the Great War, and his French ancestors’ perilous encounter with murder, intertwined with matters of the heart, stories from the road, and a healthy dose of black humour.


      Steve Tyson delivers live with passion, soul, humour, and fine musicianship, with longtime bandmates, The New Felons.


      Tix $15

    • Timberwolf

      Wednesday 10th December


      Timberwolf is the modern folk project and performing alias of Chris Panousakis, a blues/rock inspired 22 year-old singer/songwriter from Adelaide. Putting his physiotherapy career on the backburner, Chris has taken the next few years off to focus purely on music. With strong roots in 60s/70s blues and rock, his take on modern folk music emulates soulful but cryptic songwriting, complemented by a melodic blend of guitars and vocals.

      Tix – $10

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      Thursday 11th December

      David Flower and Caroline Trengove

      David Flower And Caroline Trengove are two much loved individual performers and between them have played music festivals and venues across the country. It was at a tropical Queensland festival they crossed paths and now join together crossing styles for a intriguing and delightful music match.

      Chemistry emanates as they stoke their musical fire with David’s guitar feels of folk to reggae n funk, harmonica hooks, stomp and wah wah, with
      Caroline’s colours of violin, flute, nylon guitar and percussion creating an all acoustic warm sound for their two impressive voices to shine in harmony. Its a grand sound from this duo and the man-woman dynamic is well explored and enjoyed to the delight of their audience.

      David’s new song ‘Cheney’s Poison Slice’ brings forth David’s social comment on the Coal seam gas industry with his ability to sing about a serious issue with a humorous edge he gets the message out into the public arena currently censored heavily by in his eyes a brutal hard right government. Caroline features on Flute and Harmonies amongst other concerned musicians contributing to this song of awareness.

      The tour south to Tasmania and back will feature this opening single and other songs off the new album coming early 2015.


      TIX – $12

      www.davidflowermusic.reverbnation.com/ http://www.carolinetrengove.com/
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      Sunday 14th December

      Tora – Eat The Sun Tour

      TORA stand out. In a country that boasts an ever-growing and internationally-acclaimed electronic music scene the boys from Byron Bay have earnt their place as one of Australia’s most promising young acts. In October they return with ‘Admire’, the new single that also heralds the imminent release of their sophomore EP ‘Eat The Sun’, which features the titular single ‘Eat The Sun’ and ‘Overcome ft. Merran Jeann’.


      The band’s achievements speak for themselves. In the past six months TORA have racked up more than a million plays online, performed at Australia’s most-coveted music festival Splendour in the Grass courtesy of Triple J and toured nationally alongside Miami Horror in addition to earning praise from the international music media including The Sound You NeedHilly Dilly, A Crack in the Road and Indie Shuffle with the latter having said:


      With influences ranging from Bon Iver to Little Dragon and SOHN, their music is lushly soothing and effortlessly smooth”.
      ‘Admire’ presents as TORA’s most considered track so far, indicative of what remains up their sleeve on the upcoming EP. Rooted in enveloping synths and flickering percussive samples that give way to something loosely structured and considerably darker than their previous releases. Vocally the song is anchored by an expertly crafted hook that retains TORA’s soul whilst adding rich harmonies throughout.


      TIX – $8 pre show/$10 on the door


    Beneath the mountains by the sea, the magical Bellinger valley rolls just off the beaten track between Sydney & Brisbane, approximately 4hrs north of Newcastle and 3hrs south of Byron making it the perfect stop off for artists travelling along the old east coast tour trail.

    No.5 has established a strong reputation for hosting intimate live performances, with the likes of Mama Kin, Joe Robinson, Jack Carty, Jordie Lane, Deborah Connway, Perch Creek Family Jug band & The Mid North all playing memorable sell out shows.

    • Friday 6th December

      Dustin Tebbut
    • Saturday 7th December

      Nice Verdes
    • Saturday 14th December

      Joni Mitchell Show
    • Sunday 15th December

    • Saturday 21st December

      Shaun Kirk
    • Friday 3rd January

      Hunt Brothers
    • Saturday 4th January

      Zoe Elliot
    • Friday 10th January

      Rizal Abdulhadi
    • Saturday 11th January

      Aubrey Auld
    • Thursday 16th January

      Jamie Hutchings
    • Friday 17th January

      Matt Henry, Brad Butcher & Jen Mize
    • Saturday 18th January

    • Friday 24th January

      Matt Wicking & D.A Calf
    • Saturday 25th January

      Kim Churchill
    • Sunday 26th January

      Hatz Fitz & Cara
    • Saturday 15th February

      Miss Renee Simone
    • Thursday 20th February

    • Friday 21st February

    • Friday 28th February

    • Saturday 8th March

    • Friday 14th March

    • Wednesday 19th March

    • Thursday 27th March

    • Friday 28th March

    • Saturday 29th March

    • Friday 4th April

      THE BEEZ
    • Saturday 5th April

    • Friday 18th April

    • Sunday 20th April

      The Bakers Digest
    • Saturday 3rd May

    • Saturday 10th May

    • Friday 16th May

      Twin Haus
    • Friday 23rd May

      Slow Turismo
    • Saturday 24th May

    • Friday 30th May

    • Saturday 31st May

      Kevin Bennett and Glen Hannah
    • Friday 6th June

      Ed Kuepper
    • Saturday 7th June

    • Saturday 14th June

      T.J.Quinton & Ahliya Kite
    • Friday 20th June

      Lucie Thorne
    • Saturday 21st June

      Beaten Bodies
    • Thursday 26th June

      Mustered Courage
    • Friday 27th June

      The Dead Setters
    • Thursday 10th July

      Justin Bernasconi
    • Friday 11th July

      The Yearlings
    • Sunday 13th July

      Little Bastard
    • Sunday 20th July

      Essie Thomas
    • Thursday 24th July

    • Friday 1st August

      JAY HOAD
    • Saturday 2nd August

      Tim ‘Tonic’ Hulsman
    • Saturday 9th August

      Melody Pool & Marlon Williams
    • Friday 15th August

    • Wednesday 20th August

      Vincent Cross
    • Thursday 21st August

      Mr Black and Blues
    • Friday 29th August

      Miriam Lieberman
    • Sunday 31st August

      Julia Henning
    • Saturday 13th September

      Katie Noonan
    • Thursday 18th September

      Maia Jelavic
    • Friday 3rd October

      Cat Canteri
    • Saturday 4th October

    • Sunday 5th October

      Luke Jon Shearer
    • Wednesday 8th October

    • Friday 10th October

      Brad Martin and Shaun Meehan
    • Saturday 11th October

      Lisa Richards and The Baker Suite
    • Wednesday 15th October

      The Grahams + Marcus Blake + Phil Smith
    • Friday 17th October

      All Our Exes Live in Texas
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    Food & Drink









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    Love our Locals

    The Bellinger Valley is home to some of the finest suppliers of fresh produce in the country & our local farmers & neighboring small businesses help us to present you with the best possible quality food & beverage that we can muster!

    We use the best local, organic & bio-dynamic produce where available. By supporting local growers we are not only promoting growth of the local economy, we are reducing transportation costs & unnecessary use of non-renewable energy, not to mention providing healthy & affordable food for our community.

    Here’s some of our favorite local suppliers…

    • PennyFarthing


      Sourcing the best seasonal organic green beans direct from the growers in Hondurus, Guatemala & Papua New Guinea. One of the best local roasts around.


      Penny Farthing Coffee Roasters


    • BellingenBrewing


      Using only the finest quality malted barley & hops, Mr Jennings has been producing a small range of hand crafted ales since 2005. With no additives or preservatives, this is real beer as it should be, brewed just across the bridge!


    • Kombu


      Located right next door, this family owned super store has been serving our local community with affordable organic & healthy living goodness for over 10 years. Thanks Kev, Lowanna & all the crew for your amazing hard work in supplying us with real, nutritious food to eat!


    • YamstickEggs


      Over the hill in the Missabotti Valley, 500 happy chooks pluck & peck around Yamstick Farm & supply us with some of the best eggs you’ll ever taste – certified organic, free range & very hard to beat – just check out the yolks! 


    • JimmysGreens


      Grown using an environmentally friendly & sustainable organic aquaponic system in Bonville, Jimmy grows his greens using absolutely no chemical fertilizers or pesticides & 90% less water then conventional soil based farming. This is a fully sustainable food production method that is ideal for our changing climatic environment – go get em’ Jimmy!


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      PAT & IVAN

      Out along the Waterfall Way toward Dorrigo, Pat & Ivan have been ‘open for business’ at Roses Fruit Stall for 50 odd years. Ivan drops in our green apples & local macadamias & never fails to throw in a cracker good old joke on the house.

    • GreenGrocers


      These guys are our local greengrocer, locally owned and run, they are focussed on sourcing the best local produce from the region.


    • AndreasGelato


      From the sunny seaside town of Sawtell comes our seriously great gelato… try a scoop & see for yourself !

    • Pat


      Some potatoes, some veggies but mostly a good old cuppa tea & a chat. Last year we made a beautiful little short film called PAT, check it out here on ABC Open…


      PAT – ABC Open


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    Come Together

    Live music, community gatherings & events are happening all throughout the year & we would love to share it with you all!

    Keep up to date with the latest news, join our mailing list… click the mail icon bottome right of our webpage or visit our FaceBook page:


    And we’d love to get your feedback & hear the full report… we welcome you to review us on tripadvisor.com.au!!


    For artist bookings please contact Tracey Collier-Griffiths:

    Kick Music Management

    E: tracey@kickmusic.com.au


    5 Church Street Bellingen NSW, Australia 2454
    P: 6655 0155
    E: cometogether@5churchstreet.com