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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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      Friday 3rd October

      Cat Canteri


      Born and raised in Northcote, Melbourne, multi-instrumentalist Cat Canteri is best known as the singer-songwriter, drummer in alt-country group The Stillsons.

      Canteri’s voice has been described by The Music as, ‘warm tones spreading over like hot molasses’, and her highly versatile drumming style has seen her perform on stage with Saskwatch, Gotye, and Jeff Lang.

      Tix $15

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      Saturday 4th October


      Roesy’s melodies have the presence to seem familiar while remaining distinctly his own; impossible to ignore or dismiss. The deceptive simplicity of his lyrical themes reveals their latent complexities upon repeated listening. Many contain references to the eternal subjects of Truth, Beauty and the search for the luminous and transcendent in the midst of everyday living.

      His work shows a personal honesty and genuine open-heartedness that never sails close to vapid sentimentality or hollow romance. The finished product is refreshingly devoid of pretension or cliché and is best appreciated in a live setting.


      Tix $12

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      Sunday 5th October

      Luke Jon Shearer

      Luke Jon Shearer is a multi-instrumentalist and solo artist from Newcastle, Australia. To date he has released two albums with Sydney band Temple Of Sorrow in which his stamp on the band’s sound was dramatic and immediate through his creation of beautiful, Spacious walls of sound.


      Tix $10

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      Saturday 11th October

      Lisa Richards and The Baker Suite

      Lisa Richards

      Folk Nouveau chanteuse exploring the world through a melting pot mix of sounds that include folk, jazz, country and blues. She recently moved home to Australia after a very extended musical stint in the USA.

      The Baker Suite

      Fresh off their  Womadelaide main stage  performance, they are in short…“Art-folk-pop, french-cafe and cabaret romantica . . . storytelling, built around a warm combination of acoustic guitar and parisian-esque accordion.”


      Tix $10 or $15 on the door

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      Wednesday 15th October

      The Grahams + Marcus Blake + Phil Smith

      NYC/Nashville based Americana duo and lifelong romantic partners The Grahams are set to embark on their first ever tour of Australia in support of their debut album, Riverman’s Daughter. Combining soulful bluegrass with both traditional folk, and old-time country blues into an infectious blend of storytelling, The Grahams weave inspiring melodies and lyrics into songs of love, loss, yearning, and the view from rural American roads less traveled. The duo, accompanied by like-minded sidemen, and supported by notable local acts, will be touring down under throughout October; Riverman’s Daughter will be released on Sony Music in late September.




      Tix $10 pre show/$15 door

    • Thursday 16th October

      Suzannah Espie, Van Walker and Mick Daley

      Three prodigiously prolific songwriters play No 5 Church Street on Thursday October 16. Suzannah Espie, Van Walker and Mick Daley have between them penned many hundreds of songs, most of which have found their way onto radio and into people’s hearts across Australia and the world.
      Suzannah, the 2013 Port Fairy Maton Artist of the Year and MBAS Blues Performer of the Year in 2008, has released around 20 albums, as both a solo artist and as a member of groups Git, The Junes, The Cartridge Family and Miss Suzannah Espie and Big Boy Lemonade.
      She’s toured extensively through the USA and Australia and her most recent album Sea Of Lights found its way into many best-of lists in 2013, including The Age EG section and Rhythms magazine.
      Van is a cult figure in Melbourne, where he’s written over 500 songs, realising six full-length albums from 2008 – 2010, the JB HIFI MAG observing; “Van Walker writes songs with the ease the rest of us breathe.”



      Tix – $20

      http://suzannahespie.com.au/ http://ramblinvanwalker.com/
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      Saturday 18th October

      All Our Exes Live in Texas

      All Our Exes Live in Texas is a fantasy draft of Sydney musical talent – Elana Stone, Katie Wighton, Hannah Crofts & Georgia Mooney – all beautiful performers in their own right – here combining in four-part folk heaven.

      They tour Australia this October to celebrate the release of their brand new single Tell Me, from their forthcoming debut album.

      Tell Me is about mess and chaos – a disarray of love, punch-ups and everything in between. It’s a song you’ll have floating around in your head for days.


      Tix – $15 pre show $20 door

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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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      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 – TBA

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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

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      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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      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


    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
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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!


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      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.


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

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      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