Rural Australia has a habit of surprising you with amazing locations to consume. The South Coast of NSW has a lion’s share of good eateries and fine restaurants. So if you are on the road exploring this attractive component of the nation, here’s a hit list of locations to have your fill.
The South Coast of NSW could possibly boast some of the whitest sandy beaches in the globe and some of the most attractive tiny towns in the nation, but when you are performed swimming, exploring and relaxing, you have got to consume.
Of course, taking your time and staying for a couple of nights in the South Coast will give you the likelihood to truly get to know the region (and all its foodie phenomena). Here’s a assessment of our favourite spot to remain.
To aid you on your meals safari, we’ve place collectively a list of our favourite locations to consume in the Southern Shoalhaven.
Just outdoors Ulladulla, tucked into the fairly coastal countryside of the southern Shoalhaven sits this surprising winery, brewery and fromagerie. It not only gives an fantastic tasting at its intimate cellar door, the meals it serves in its restaurant is not to be missed.
Cupitt’s cheese is a take-property need to. If nothing at all else, choose up some Tomme goat’s cheese. Even superior, get the cheese plate and sit on the balcony overlooking the vines and hills. And their West Coast style IPA is one particular of the only factors tasty adequate to cease your wine quaffing.
By the way, their wine club is nicely worth joining. It is no cost, you get 20% off the six bottles you acquire 3 occasions a year and you also get 10% off meals at the winery restaurant.
Harvest Bar is young, entertaining venue tucked away off the major road of Milton. It is nicely-crafted rustic, craft vibe follows its eclectic menu of tacos, calamari, flat breads created in residence, sliders and generous ploughman’s boards.
The cocktails right here are nicely-created and presented also. It is an best spot for an afternoon relaxing with buddies or an evening of entertaining and (on Fridays and Saturdays) reside music.
The restaurant that is place Mollymook on the map, this restaurant, owned by celebrity chef Rick Stein, is a location in itself. Portion of Bannisters by the Sea hotel and spa, Rick Stein’s is a seafood masterpiece.
Revelling in the excellent of the fish and shellfish coming out of neighborhood waters, Rick Stein’s puts exquisite dinners in front of folks just about every evening of the week. You can also come right here for lunch Friday to Sunday.
‘Masterfully simple’ is the crucial to the meals right here. The kitchen balances the fewest components with the most flavour with amazing ability. Servings are generous also, which is the opposite of we’ve come to anticipate from such household-name restaurants.
Very encouraged is the grilled scallop entrée and the Sri Lankan fish curry major, even though the fish pie is anything absolutely everyone must attempt too… to be truthful, you will not locate a undesirable dish right here.
For additional facts on our expertise at Rick Stein’s at Bannisters by the Sea, verify out our complete assessment right here.
Bannisters by the Sea is a amazing, romantic, retreat-style hotel on its personal peninsula overlooking Mollymook Beach. On its northern side is the hotel’s pool bar, which guests can access from midday.
The view down to the ocean from the bar is stupendous, in particular when you are treated to pods of dolphins fishing and playing. At the proper time of year, you can also see whales on their annual migration although you take pleasure in one particular of the bar’s scrumptious pizzas or their spicy fresh calamari.
If you are not staying right here, you are welcome to come for dinner or just drinks (their negroni is excellent) following 6pm.
For our complete assessment of Bannisters by the Sea and our walkthrough video, click right here.
Recognized for its clean, contemporary meals, vibrant, relaxed vibe and environmentally accountable, locally-sourced components, Tallwood is the excellent breakfast or dinner spot.
Very encouraged by the group at Bannisters by the Sea, this hatted eatery is a worthy epitome of fine dining on the South Coast.
This vegetarian café also came extremely encouraged to us. Just round the corner from Harvest Bar, Pilgrims Café gives a amazing array of veggie selections. And with as significantly of a lean towards organic make as they can, the excellent of the meals right here is fantastic.
Breakfast selections only run till 12pm, but the rest of the menu is additional fascinating anyway. Pies, salads, wraps and toasties abound, but it is the burgers we like. Mixed grain, lentil or marinated tofu patties make the constructing block for some sensational sounding sandwiches, but the Bliss Burger is our go-to.
Its mixed grain patty comes with fried onion, avocado, cheese, tabouli, sprouts, particular sauce and peanut sauce on a rather flat toasted wholemeal roll. Mouth-watering and pretty filling.
Hold an eye open for the common Mexican nights they have at Pilgrims also. The menu sounds incredible.
Pilgrims Cafés are gradually creating their way north from Milton to Sydney. There are 3 other people so far in Huskisson, Corrimal and Cronulla. Hopefully there’ll be one particular in the city quickly for us to take pleasure in.
This plant-primarily based (even though not vegetarian) café focuses on neighborhood wholefood make, that is not only great for your appetite and soul, but also for your wellness also.
It is not a large menu, but with offerings like crispy zucchini pancakes with fried egg and mango, garlic fried eggs with turmeric za’atar and flatbread and corned beef with gruyere fritters and pickles, there’s adequate right here to preserve you interested.
This tiny gem is so nicely-hidden it is incredible folks know about it. Appropriate down the finish of Matron Porter Drive at the inlet of Narrawallee Creek, this is a common shop with a distinction.
As nicely as all the victuals and provisions it stocks, Playgrounds Common Shop also serves a good seeking variety of burgers, sandwiches and seafood, and the rates are astonishingly affordable.
There’s a beautiful neighborhood really feel to this spot – it is as if you have been coming right here for years following your very first check out. As soon as you have completed your meal or your coffee, there’s a tiny stroll down to the rocky shore of the inlet and beach that is nicely worth a appear also.
Additional north from the Ulladulla region and a recommendation from the beautiful Gen from Cupitt’s Winery is Albert ‘n’ Miso in Vincentia.
Named following the owners’ dogs, this café/bar/restaurant has offerings from morning coffee and breakfast and lunch to a separate burger menu and evening-time tapas.
A further recommendation from Gen and in the similar region as Albert ‘n’ Miso, Salty Joe’s is a taste of SoCal in the Shoalhaven.
Juices, grain bowls, burgers and that beachy vibe of Southern California with an hola to Mexico.
Also in this component of the South Coast is the Pelican Rocks chippy. Voted People’s Selection Finest Fish and Chips 2017 & 2018, certainly this deserves a mention on a foodie list of the region.
The awards are organised by the Fisheries Analysis and Improvement Corp in partnership with state and territory fishing business councils, so it is a fairly large deal.
Not understanding exactly where your subsequent meal will be is an ongoing challenge for travellers. We hope this list tends to make it much easier to choose exactly where to go on your journey by way of one particular of New South Wales’ most attractive and but nevertheless fairly underrated regions.
Let us know if you consider there’s an additional venue in the southern component of the Shoalhaven region that you consider deserves a mention. We’d like to hear your hot guidelines.