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88 Diverse Dining Options

Explore Wollongong’s endless dining options, where you will always taste something new and inspiring. Whether it’s fresh seafood in a waterfront restaurant, authentic cuisines or fresh local produce. Find street eats, cafes, lunch specials to fine dining, there is something for every occasion.

Plan your night out, find out more about the amazing restaurant options in Foodie Heaven.

18 Cuisines To Tickle Your Tastebuds

If flavour is all you need, find over 18 authentic cuisines to choose from. Wollongong’s diverse foodie scene is growing, choose from Mexican, Chinese, Lebanese, Japanese and much more.

Seafood

  • South Sailor – All things seafood with a twist to every dish, don’t leave without trying the Asian-inspired fish tacos.
  • Harbourfront – Is a Wollongong staple, with waterfront views and an award winning venue. You have to try the their Cold & Raw seafood platter or their Hot & Cold seafood platter.
  • Bombora Seafood – Find stunning harbour views with a relaxed atmosphere and quality seafood. A favourite is the salt & pepper prawns.

Vietnamese

  • Little Vietnam – A delicious twist of modern Vietnamese, you will not be disappointed.
  • Mylan – Located in the heart of Wollongong, their extensive menu will keep you going back for more. Try their homemade spring rolls, and heartwarming pho.
  • Nam Vietnamese – if you are looking for authentic Vietnamese, you will love Nam’s. Sauces are home-made curated and passed on generation to generation. The satay dish is a fave with meat, seafood and vego options.

Italian

  • Kneading Ruby – A family-run Italian restaurant showcasing authentic Italian food, delicious cocktails and wine. Don’t miss their famous house-made gnocchi, of pancetta, goat’s cheese, peas and spinach. Or, the moreish garlic bread.
  • North Beach Pavilion – Honest Italian dishes, including their wood fired pizzas like the classic Margherita, or Robinhood with extra truffle please!

17 Exquisite Small Bars

Wollongong’s bar scene and nightlife is booming, with small bars that are perfect for date nights, a quick pre-dinner cocktail or bar hopping. Enjoy four courses matched with their own speciality cocktail at Births & Deaths. Try the Bloody Bubble Thing cocktail at Night Parrot Bar & Kitchen for a bit of extra fun. If you love gin, you have to make a stop at the Botanist Gin Bar with a collection of 315 Australian gins and an amazing cocktail list. You have to try the Pretty Woman cocktail from His Boy Elroy, who also do the tastiest burgers in town.

6 Bespoke Breweries & Distilleries

You can’t come to Wollongong without trying at least one of the amazing breweries or distilleries. All locally owned and produced, putting their unique twist on every drink.

  • Five Barrel Brewing are a family-run brewery creating the most delicious Fruity Nipper Hazy IPA, and chocolatey Night Cap Milk Stout.
  • Award winning apple cider brewer Glenbernie Apple Shack is a family-run orchard in Darkes Forest. Pick your own fruit, take a tour and try the Darkes Cider Howler.
  • Headlands Distilling Co was Wollongong’s has won many awards for its flavourful concoctions mixing native Australian flavours. A must try is their Tidal Lines Illawarra Plum infused gin.

See our complete list of places to eat and drink around Wollongong here.

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