A coastal city surrounded in natural beauty with rocky cliffs lining the coast, surf beaches and rock pools with forests and mountains circling the other. Hang gliding, boating, fishing and a large array of water sports are a favourite pastime of the locals so it’s no wonder that several delicious eateries have popped up all over this seaside village. We’ve done the hard work and found some hidden gems you just must try on your next visit to this sun-kissed coast.
Sharing uninhibited views over Wollongong Harbour, set on the water’s edge of Belmore Basin, you are in for a treat. Using only fresh and locally sourced produce to create a delightful a la carte menu with crispy skin barramundi or king prawns served with an orange, mint, tomato and avocado salad. Offering a large wine selection to enjoy with your dish, this is a meal you won’t readily forget.
Bernardis on Crown
The finest Greek and Italian restaurant in town, Bernadis on Crown won the Wollongong City Centre Retail and Business Awards in best restaurant category. Featuring an assortment of traditional dishes like homemade Gnocchi, Pancetta Di Maile, Veal Scaloppini, Spinach dumplings and pan roasted Spatchcook. Coupled with an extensive wine list, this European delight will fill you with comfort food over a relaxing glass of red.
Balinese Spice Magic
Bringing the spirit of Bali to the heart of Wollongong, the owners offer traditional spice mixes and succulent meals. The flavours will awaken your taste buds, the traditional music will transport you and the décor has a distinctive Bali and bamboo theme. You must try the mie goreng, chicken satay or a sliced omelette.
Opened in 2004 and set in an iconic heritage listed building, this café is conveniently located on the foreshore. With mouth-watering breakfasts such as ricotta hotcakes with fresh strawberries and dribbled with maple syrup with a side of freshly squeezed orange juice. Roll on lunchtime for an Aussie classic, fish and chips or a grilled ocean trout. With a casual, comfy atmosphere, come along for an early morning refuel or a lunchtime relaxing bite.
Awarded 13 hats in as many years by the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide, Caveau will not disappoint. Working with organic producers and wine makers, they pride themselves on using locally sourced produce. Whole fish and animals are bought and used in-house so that there is no waste. Catering for vegans and vegetarians, allergies and dietary requirements this Australian restaurant specialising in 5 & 7 course tasting menus will delight diets of all types.
Waking up to the sound of the ocean at the Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong will help you feel calm and relaxed. Famous for its beautiful beaches, this location is close to everything the seaside suburb has to offer. With spacious fully serviced rooms and the conveniences of a hotel, you won’t want to leave. Just 3-minutes’ walk from the main beach, enjoy a day swimming and sunbaking before retiring to your room in this comfortable and spacious hotel.