You’ve been eating clean all week, working out and weight training—it’s time to treat yourself to something delicious. If your protein balls or salads just aren’t cutting it, and you want to have a sneaky cheat meal for the week (goodness knows you’ve earned it!) we have the Northern Rivers restaurants to visit.

Feel like some food with spice? Grab your sombrero and head to this Mexican restaurant!

Pancho Villa Mexican Restaurant

Fun Mexican-themed interiors, Pancho Villa Mexican Restaurant - Lennox Head
Fun Mexican-themed interiors, Pancho Villa Mexican Restaurant – Lennox Head

Serving up delicious Mexican cuisine in Lennox Head for more than 20 years, it’s no wonder this fantastic restaurant is so popular with the locals. If you’re looking for the perfect cheat meal, you simply cannot go past tasty Mexican dishes. From tacos and enchiladas to fajitas and good-old nachos, there’s something for every taste.
Don’t have time to dine in? No problem, with an extensive takeaway menu, you can grab your dinner to go! With home-made corn chips and a range of gluten-free options available, you can have your cheat meal without all the extra guilt! With an extensive drinks menu, you can enjoy a cocktail or two while you’re at it!
Where: 62 Ballina St, Lennox Head NSW 2478

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Legend Pizza

Legendary in taste and size, Legend Pizza - Byron Bay
Legendary in taste and size, Legend Pizza – Byron Bay

The name really does say it all—for legendary pizzas, go straight to Legend Pizza. The team here has been creating delicious, first-class pizzas for more than 20 years, so you can be sure they have really honed their craft! If you’re looking for a cheat meal without the added calories, they have a selection of amazing vegetarian and gluten-free pizzas available.
Otherwise, if you’re going all out, dig in to the seafood, chicken and meat pizzas. Their Red Devil Legend and Mexican Legend pizzas are also popular selections, especially for those who like to handle a little heat! Open 7 days, whether you dine in or take advantage of their delivery service, this restaurant is sure to impress any day of the week!
Where: 1/96 Jonson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481

Milk and Honey
Mouth-watering wood-fired pizzas, Milk and Honey - Mullumbimby
Mouth-watering wood-fired pizzas, Milk and Honey – Mullumbimby

If you’re after wood-fired pizzas that are second to none, head over to Milk and Honey in Mullumbimby. Whatever pizza you want to make your cheat meal, they’re bound to have it here. Using high-quality, fresh ingredients and not skimping on size, you’re sure to satisfy your cravings here.
Choose from roast vegetable pizzas, Italian sausage and wood-roast pizzas, silverbeet feta pizzas and much more. This is a great option for those looking for a sneaky cheat meal coupled with some healthy ingredients. So delicious you’ll be coming back for more!
Where: 5/59A Station St, Mullumbimby NSW 2482
Prefer to spend your Sunday catching up with friends at your local watering hole? Check out these great places to go for a Sunday session in Northern Rivers.
Do you have a favourite cheat meal? Tell us where you like to go in the comments below!