Wollongong & The Illawarra Restaurants

Live Music Every Thursday Join us every Thursday for live music by some of the gong's best artists, bringing with them acoustic sets of much-loved covers. PLUS: our small plates menu, inspired by world flavours. For full menu...
"Readers' Choice 2020 - Pizza"
Figtree Gourmet Kitchen

Figtree Gourmet Kitchen

Pizza   $$$$$   Opens at 7:00:AM

Figtree

When visiting the Illawarra region and the taste for authentic Italian cuisine calls, make your way down Bellevue Road to discover Figtree Gourmet Kitchen. As the area's longest established wood-fired...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Thai"
Chef’s RecommendationCome and EnjoyHave you tried our Chef’s recommendation special red duck curry, with lychee, pineapple and cherry tomato? Simply delicious…come in and try tonight, to book your table call (02) 4297 7033.
"Diverse menu of fragrant flavours"
Whether a first time diner or seasoned regular, Rookie Eatery on Keira Street in Wollongong welcomes guests to a contemporary Asian fusion dining experience well worth remembering. Clean and casual, R...
"Iconic Venue that always delivers"
Boasting sweeping views across Wollongong harbour, tri-level Harbourfront Restaurant on Endeavour Drive is stunning both night and day. Breezy outdoor decks and floor-to-ceiling windows make the most ...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Breakfast"
The Hungry Monkey

The Hungry Monkey

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens at 7:30:AM

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...
"Amazing Woodfired Pizza"
Kneading Ruby

Kneading Ruby

Italian   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Wollongong

Nestled in the heart of Wollongong and participating in the town’s cheery seaside dining scene is Kneading Ruby on Crown Lane. Imposing from the outside with high brick walls, inside is unassumingly e...
"Readers' Choice 2020 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 - Chinese"
Miss Lee's

Miss Lee's

Chinese   $$$$$   Opens at 10:30: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...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Breakfast"
Minnamurra Cafe

Minnamurra Cafe

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens at 8:00:AM

Minnamurra

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 2020 - 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...
Whether or not you're a guest of Gerringong's award-winning Mercure Resort, it's Bella Char Restaurant + Wine Bar that is a dining experience deserving of discovery. With an elegant blend of contempor...
"Readers' Choice 2020 - 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...
Debutant

Debutant

French   $$$$$   Opens at 4:00:PM

Wollongong

A classic French bistro combines with a modern Australian steakhouse at new enfant on the Wollongong block, Débutant on Keira Street. This sister venue to Rookie Eatery, serves sophisticated steak fri...
Austi Beach Cafe

Austi Beach Cafe

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens at 8:00:AM

Austinmer

Stroll up from the sand to grab a gelato in hand at Austi Beach Café on Lawrence Hargrave Drive in Austinmer. Opposite one of the most beautiful beaches in the area, soak up the amazing vista in a rel...
"Readers' Choice Award - Coffee"
Franks 'n Beans

Franks 'n Beans

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens at 6:00:AM

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...
Table 426

Table 426

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00: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...
Babyface Kitchen

Babyface Kitchen

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Wollongong

12 Chef Hat Award
Ruby's in Mount Kembla offers a heritage setting and features refined cuisine with a fine dining feel. Signature dishes may include Duck - roasted breast with a braised de-boned leg, celeriac pave, ce...