Diggies Get directions

Wollongong’s food and drink scene plays to its strengths with a variety of unique venues in which to sip, savour and celebrate at all hours of the day.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it’s important you try every place – from Diggies to Lee & Me or Bombora Seafood Restaurant and Pepe’s on the Beach. The thing is, it’ll take about a year to get through them all… #sorrynotsorry.

In fact, making up your mind about where to go is probably the only problem you’ll face on your appetite adventures. From relaxed coastal vibe of Headlands Hotel or Bourke Street Burgers to village discoveries like South Sailor, or inner-city niches such as His Boy Elroy, Lower East or Kneading Ruby, there’s a menu to suit every mouth.

For a unique experience, head up the hill to Glenbernie Orchard for the only cider in the world awarded GOLD three years running at the World Cider Awards 2017, 2018 and 2019. It’s a family farm set on 100 acres, and you’re invited!

Then, as the sun gets low, head back to the city for the weekly Eat Street markets – a vibrant mix of international flavours all in one place. Or reserve a table at Flagstaff Hill-adjacent Steamers and Harbourfront or try the authentic flavours of Northbeach Pavilion or NAM Vietnamese Restaurant. Then seek out a small bar to compare notes and plan for tomorrow. In short, there’s a lot to like and a lot to try. Let’s go!