Country music and culinary creations While Tamworth is widely known as the capital of Australian country music, it’s not often celebrated for its restaurant scene. However, this venue is going to change all that. Housed within one of the town's most iconic heritage buildings is The Pig and Tinderbox. Owners Chris Cornforth and Fraser Haughton have struck gold with this innovative modern restaurant which is packed out most nights. These two are bringing a taste of Sydney’s small bar scene to the country, with quirky industrial decor and a menu that focuses on sharing plates. Some menu highlights include roast duck betel leave, soft-shell crab and delicious woodfired pizzas. There is also an impressive drinks list with plenty of craft beers and cocktail jugs on offer. The unusual name harks back to the old-school pubs of the past, but what Cornforth and Haughton have created is something that will be sticking around well into the future. Best Dish: braised lamb riblets.