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The Smoking Camel restaurant are one of the food creators offering delicacies at the Caper Byron Bay Food & Culture Festival.

Like your entertainment served up with delicious food and booze? Then this one’s for you! Caper Byron Bay Food & Culture Festival is thrilled to announce the return of the ‘Dinner & Show’ at Brunswick Picture House for two nights only on Saturday, 18 May and Sunday, 19 May.

After sell-out shows for the inaugural festival, Caper has this year teamed up with the creators of ‘Cheeky Cabaret’ and the new Byron restaurant The Smoking Camel, to bring you ‘Rock the Casbah’. This bespoke collaboration is sending the Brunswick Picture House into souk-like hustle and song, as guests take their seats amongst rugs and riches fit for princes and princesses.

Arabian inspired frivolity will descend with multiple acts and The Smoking Camel dishing out their signature Middle Eastern menu, full of rips, dips and glorious sharing-style mains and sweets. Beloved local distillery, Brookie’s is also in on the action, and will be serving all guests an in-themed cocktail to kickstart the party.

Tables can be booked in full, as tables of four or six, or for those that are in the mood to get sociable, book a spot or two on a table of future friends.

Never far from the action, Caper Festival ‘Presenting Partner’, North Byron Hotel, is providing a shuttle service to and from the pub for just $10. The hotel is set to be a hub of creativity and community over the ten-day festival stint, as it acts as the perfect bolthole, full of activities to entertain the whole family.

We also recommend checking out the Yakitori Party at Wandana Brewing Co, as Trouble San (Brunswick Heads) and Moonlight (Byron Bay) are serving up snacks on sticks and sides as guests receive a complimentary sundowner in style with Trouble San DJs throughout the night.

All info and tickets can be found at caperbyronbay.com – with a limited amount left, we urge you to run, not walk.

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