The Byng Street Group was started by Jeremy Norris in 2011 out of a desire to raise the bar in Hospitality across the Central West. In 2010 Jeremy purchased what is now Byng Street Local Store, known to locals as “Byng Street”, the groups flag ship store. After extensive renovations it opened its doors in 2011 and in 2021 celebrated their 10th year of trade. In that time Jeremy has gone on to open multiple locations, the most recent being within the newly renovated Dubbo Hospital. The future is looking bright for The Byng Street Group with the addition of a commercial kitchen and a new restaurant in Molong, Monty’s, currently being worked on.
Our service philosophy is to make our customers want to come back time and time again by exceeding expectations and providing exceptional service every time. Our service is what differentiates us from other establishments. We offer a memorable experience while serving excellent food and coffee. Our aim is to always provide quality products and services so our customers leave feeling they are part of a community.
Jeremy Norris, Owner
Jeremy has worked in the hospitality industry for nearly 30 years, having started straight out of school. Jeremy is a country boy at heart, having been born in Young and later moving to Albury when he was 15yo. Jeremy headed to Scotland when he was 25 for a year, however didn’t return for 11! His passion for food and the industry has taken him all over Australia and the world, having worked in Edinburgh, where he owned his own catering company, London and across Europe including for the McLaren F1 Racing Team. Jeremy then found his way back to Australia and to Orange in 2010, where he purchased what is now Byng Street Local Store.
Not only has Orange become the home of The Byng Street Group, but it is also where Jeremy met his wife Juliet and where they are raising their 2 gorgeous children, Monty and Maggie, who you will often see at Byng Street enjoying a yummy milkshake. Jeremy and Juliet have also partnered to create Larder & Home in Lucknow.
“I’d just come back from Scotland, where I had been for 11 years, and coming back I was trying to decide where to live. A friend of mine from Sydney rang me and suggested Yamba. So I went online, found a place in Yamba, right on the beach and stayed there for 6 months. After that I went to Noosa, again for 6 months, where I was running a restaurant, and my sister and her family were living here. The first time I’d been to Orange I came down during Wine Week just to visit them and we were driving from their place in Millthorpe and Sarah, my sister wanted to take me to Hawkes, and on the way we drove down Byng St, I’m not sure why, but this place was for sale, which was the beautician at the time, and I literally said to Sarah “pull the car over”, because I was looking for a project, but I didn’t think it would be in Orange and it was just a bit of an epiphany really, I just saw it and that was it from there. So I went back to Noosa, packed up, came to Orange and bought the place”