2019 Wollongong & The Illawarra Readers' Choice Awards

"Readers' Choice Award - Cafe"
Deli & Dine on Market

Deli & Dine on Market

Cafe   $$$$$   Open Now

Wollongong

Those strolling along Market Street in the coastal city of Wollongong will stumble across quaint providore and café, Deli & Dine on Market. A welcoming interior awaits with a neutral colour palette of...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Regional"
Table 426

Table 426

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 5:00:PM

Corrimal

A hidden culinary gem in Corrimal, Table 426 is dedicated to offering a dining experience that reflects just how passionate they are about fresh food. This family-run restaurant has a relaxed, welcomi...
"Readers' Choice Award - Coffee"
Franks 'n Beans

Franks 'n Beans

Cafe   $$$$$   Open Now

Corrimal

Focusing on serving mouth-watering, nutritious food and aromatic coffee is Franks ‘n Beans, a delightful café and grocer in Corrimal. This venue’s tiled floor and worn wooden furnishings create an env...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Breakfast"
The Hungry Monkey

The Hungry Monkey

Cafe   $$$$$   Open Now

Kiama

A trip down the South East coast is worth the scenic drive if only to try out The Hungry Monkey in Kiama, not far from the iconic blowhole and lighthouse. The smell of freshly baked treats entices pat...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Thai"
Boasting a stunning waterfront venue and exotic cuisine to suit, spoil yourself and loved ones At Harbour Thai Restaurant at the ocean end of Addison Street in Shellharbour. Offering a spacious, open ...
"Iconic Venue that always delivers"
Harbourfront Restaurant

Harbourfront Restaurant

Seafood   $$$$$   Opens at 11:00:AM

Wollongong

Boasting sweeping views across Wollongong harbour, tri-level Harbourfront Restaurant is stunning both night and day. Breezy outdoor decks and floor-to-ceiling windows make the most of the views on eve...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Italian"
Follow tantalising smells wafting from the pizza oven to Gambinos Italian Ristorante on Princes Highway in Corrimal. This neighbourhood favourite greets diners with colourful chairs, sassy red accentu...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Pizza"
Figtree Gourmet Kitchen

Figtree Gourmet Kitchen

Pizza   $$$$$   Opens at 5:00:PM

Figtree

When visiting the Illawarra region and the taste for authentic Italian inspired cuisine calls, make your way down Bellevue Road to discover Figtree Gourmet Kitchen. As the area's longest established w...
"Readers' Choice 2019 Winner"
Escape to the countryside to enjoy culinary refinement at Crooked River Restaurant at Crooked River Wines Estate in Gerringong. A panoramic view of rolling hillsides and thriving vineyards can be admi...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Grill"
levelone@harbourfront

levelone@harbourfront

Grill   $$$$$   Opens at 11:30:AM

Wollongong

The breathtaking Wollongong Harbour provides a vibrant backdrop for levelone@harbourfront, a dynamic tapas bar and grill on Endeavour Drive. An extension of the iconic Harbourfront Restaurant, this el...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Breakfast"
Located in the heart of picturesque Minnamurra, charming establishment Minnamurra Café draws a crowd of friendly locals to Rangoon Road. This casual venue radiates a warm and inviting vibe, rich with ...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Regional"
Crooked River Winery

Crooked River Winery

   Opens at 10:30:AM

Gerringong

Established in 1998, Crooked River Wines is a destination unto itself, situated in a picturesque valley in Gerringong, 90 minutes from Sydney. This family owned and operated winery sits on volcanic al...
Miss Lee's

Miss Lee's

Chinese   $$$$$   Opens at 11:00:AM

Wollongong

Pushing the boundaries of modern Chinese cuisine, Miss Lee's on Keira Street in Wollongong is the new kid on the block for fare with flair. Blending exotic herbs and spices to match the relaxed and fu...
Discovered by George Bass on his voyage of coastal exploration on December 6, 1797, the local Aboriginals had for generations referred to it as Khanterintee. Under the right conditions, large waves en...
Providing the tantalising flavours of Indian cuisine to the locals of Wollongong is family friendly restaurant JJ’s Indian Restaurant on Crown Street. Warm and inviting in appearance, JJ’s is fitted o...
5th Ave

5th Ave

American   $$$$$   Open Now

Shellharbour

Friendly neighbourhood locale 5th Ave café draws loyal crowds from in and around Shellharbour, located on the corner of Wentworth and Addison Street. Matte black walls with concrete tabletop styling c...
If you’re a local, you already know of The Deck in Ryan’s Hotel, though if you’re passing through the northern seaside suburb of Thirroul you may want to jot this one down as a pleasant family dining ...
Dagwood

Dagwood

   Opens at 12:00:PM

Wollongong

Meet friends for a catch-up and hang out at Dagwood bar, a modish venue oozing a cool vibe on Market Street in Wollongong. An easy ambience is complemented by a soundtrack of smooth tunes as locals mi...
Passersby on Crown Street in Wollongong are treated to appetising aromas from busy Vietnamese restaurant, Saigon Senses. A humble store front opens to reveal a contemporary fit out of bold coloured lo...