Take your taste buds for a drive and experience Wollongong’s foodie haven! Home to a wide variety of food offerings, Wollongong’s small bar, cafe, pub and restaurant scene is ready to help you expand your taste buds!

To help you on your foodie journey, we’ve rounded up our top tips on where to find some of the region’s worst-kept food secrets, including favourites directly from locals! From to-die-for garlic bread to the best spots to enjoy a coffee, you’ll become a local in no time!

  • Situated in the centre of town Kneading Ruby is known for its home-made pizza and authentic Italian food. However, one of the venue’s most popular menu items is its garlic bread! Enjoy this fluffy mountain of house-baked bread with their garlic and olive-oil blend!
  • Thanks to Wollongong’s coastal locale, delicious coffees or late brunches are always a short walk away! For delicious sweets, try Lee & Me. For brilliant coffee try Lower East Café, for a healthier alternative try Longboard Café. Not keen on brunch? Put on your walking shoes, grab a coffee from Levendi and take an easy stroll along the Blue Mile!
  • As day turns into night, Wollongong’s small bar scene comes alive! For craft beer and burger connoisseurs, His Boy Elroy’s rotating taps make beer dreams come true. Cocktails are a plenty in Wollongong! Sit back and relax in South Sailor’s unique dining area, cocktail in hand! While you’re there, why not pair it with one of their crowd-pleasing entrées?
  • What goes hand-in-hand with a coastal location? Seafood of course! We like to think we are on a seafood diet… that is, we “see food” and we eat it! Enjoy an award-winning Seafood Gumbo for two from Steamers Bar & Grill by the water. Or, head down to The Lagoon for a mouth-watering seafood platter for two!

Although restrictions are slowly lifting, all visitors to our region are encouraged to maintain social distancing practices and stay home if you feel unwell. Although some food venues are opening back up for dine-in patrons, we would encourage you to check the status of the venue you were hoping to enjoy, prior to your visit. We’ve created a handy guide here:

NOTE: Please follow all State and Federal updates regarding dining out. Visitors are encouraged to head to their website for current restrictions.

Happy food journey! Now what are you waiting for? Get cracking!


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