When you consider meals and wine in Jervis Bay, you may possibly consider fish, chips and a affordable bottle of pinot on the beach.
But that would be silly. Even though there’s not an overwhelming quantity of option when it comes to restaurants and cafes in this coastal enclave on NSW’s South Coast, there are a couple of chicken nuggets hidden beyond that ludicrously white sand and sparkling ocean.
And like a standard Sherlock Holmes, I embarked on a mission to discover them. Here’s seven best foodie spots in Jervis Bay:
1. five Small Pigs
If you take your 1st meal of the day extremely seriously, you are gonna wanna bee-line for the primary drag of Huskisson. Mainly because this cute cafe has all the vibes, with excellent, locally-created coffee a fresh and Instagrammable brunch menu and an industrial theme that is reminiscent of Melbourne’s Chapel Street.
Grab a spot outdoors and be entertained by the action of Huskisson wharf and Currambene Creek, or perch inside at the communal table. Appreciate breakfast treats like a croque monsieur, breaky burger and some extremely quite buttermilk pancakes. As for this tiny piggy, I’m content to have skipped the roast beef for the zucchini fritters – just wow.
five Small Pigs | 64–66 Owen Street, Huskisson, New South Wales
You cannot assist but fall in adore with this dinner restaurant also on Owen Street in Huskisson. Wildginger expertly brings the flavours of Thailand to NSW’s South Coast – love. It also delivers some extremely affordable banquet menus, beginning at $39.50pp – love. And you can BYO wine, with a bottle-o correct subsequent door – so a lot adore.
The crispy pork belly betel leaf with almonds and chilli jam is a need to. As is the steamed ocean perch with penang malaysian and fresh turmeric red curry.
Wildginger | 42 Owen Street, Huskisson, New South Wales
To be fair, we didn’t truly consume at Stonegrill due to the fact it is a DIY expertise, and the husband refuses to spend to incinerate his personal steak. However, although I couldn’t get him more than the finish line, I have heard fantastic points about this steakhouse in Huskisson.
Picking out from beef steaks, a rack of lamb, chicken breast or mixed grill, the concept is that your meat is delivered to the table on a particular hot volcanic stone for you to flip and serve as you please. But if you are also reluctant to play chef, there’s a handful of other mains – i.e. pastas, king prawns and stir fries – that do not call for any culinary involvement.
Stonegrill | 1/48 Owen Street, Huskisson, New South Wales
four. Hyams Beach Shop and Cafe
This low-important breakfast and lunch spot is correct at residence in Jervis Bay. At Hyams Beach Shop and Cafe, take pleasure in a easy, fresh breakfast of free of charge variety eggs and sourdough, or ‘Susie’s fruit toast’ – Susie tends to make some fantastic fruit toast.
The 11:30am-onwards lunch menu combines the likes of Coopers beer battered neighborhood flathead, served with chips, salad and Hyams tartare sauce a pasture fed beef hamburger and a chicken burger, with Burrawang bacon, avocado and pesto mayonnaise on turkish bread.
And do you know what’s also worth undertaking a jumping jack for? The recklessly fantastic seeking Hyams Beach is only 300 metres away.
Hyams Beach Shop and Cafe | 76 Cyrus Street, Hyams Beach, New South Wales
five. The Huskisson Hotel
If mod-pub fare and reside music is much more your style, appear up the Huskisson Hotel (or the Husky Pub as it is identified). Back on Owen Street, you can drink up some preposterous views of Jervis Bay at what’s been the locals’ drinking location given that 1932.
As for eats, attempt the ‘fishwich’ – a sandwich of beer battered flathead tails with infant cos, coleslaw, cheddar cheese and caper lime aioli on a Sonoma milk bun. Or perhaps the calamari po boy, ‘husky dog’, bucket of prawns or South Coast charcuterie plate and Tilba Cheese board?
The Huskisson Hotel | 73 Owen Street, Huskisson, New South Wales
six. The Gunyah Restaurant at Paperbark Camp
Provided Jervis Bay is a organic theme park it tends to make sense to continue the outdoors theme and dine amongst the treetops, watching possums, sugargliders and birdlife go about their business enterprise. The Gunyah Restaurant is the dining hall for Paperbark Camp – a secluded bush retreat that delivers luxury safari-style tent accommodation. But non-glampers can take a look at for breakfast or dinner.
The Gunyah Restaurant is a bit much more of a splurge with breakfast setting you back $35pp and the 3-course set dinner menu costing $70pp. But, if you are following a meals expertise that has some significant wow aspect, it is dollars nicely spent.
The Gunyah Restaurant at Paperbark Camp | 571 Woollamia Road, Woollamia, New South Wales
7. The Rooftop Bar & Grill at Bannisters Mollymook
Ok, so this one particular technically is not in Jervis Bay but if you do not thoughts a drive (50 minutes from Huskisson), it is a fine option. Appreciate a cocktail at the bar overlooking the Bannisters’ hotel pool, then move into the breezy, laidback restaurant (also perched in the trees) for a feast of oysters, chicken wings, tacos and burgers.
There’s unquestionably a vacation really feel about The Rooftop Bar & Grill – it reminds me of the W Hotel Seminyak in Bali. Perhaps it is the beachy atmosphere, perhaps it is the truth The Rooftop’s swarming with extremely desirable persons – either way, it is extremely reminiscent of the W.
Of course, if you are a) feeling indulgent b) have dollars to burn c) celebrating anything particular d) like to put on a tie to dinner, you can upgrade to the hatted Rick Stein at Bannisters restaurant downstairs.
The Rooftop Bar & Grill at Bannisters Mollymook | 87 Tallwood Avenue, Mollymook Beach, New South Wales
Mainly because I’m a valuable bee, if you are preparing a trip to Jervis Bay, here’s a different post that could prove super beneficial or just stale crackers: eight things to do in Jervis Bay.