Local restaurants on the NSW South Coast

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Local Restaurants between Sydney and the border:

The Illawarra


Caveau, SMH Chef's Hat

Lorenzo's Diner, SMH Chef's Hat

The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant

The Beach Front

Beach House


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55 on Collins

Secret Diner's Opinion:-
* Cuisine: "my personal favourite local restaurant in Kiama"

Sea Breeze in Kiama

Secret Diner's Comment:-
"New Restaurant, Haven't tried it yet"

Ritzy Gritz – Mexican

Nirand, Thai

The Brighton

Blue Diamond


Ocean Beach Hotel



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Shoalhaven Coast:


Silos Restaurant

The Hungry Duck
The Pavilion


Gerringong Deli Cafe

Gerringong by the Sea (formerly bellachara)

Seahaven Café

Zoobs Wood-fired Pizza and Food Bar

Jervis Bay/Huskisson

Seagrass Brasserie


Wild Ginger

The Gunyah Restaurant (at Paper Bark Camp)

Husky Pub

Secret Shopper's Opinion:-

* Cuisine: We have been going to the "Husky Pub" for many years.and were very pleased to see the recent renovations which maximise the wonderful views of Jervis Bay. We each ordered an Asian prawn salad at $21 each. We received mixed lettuce leaves a few pieces of marinated capsicum with 7 watery ex-frozen tasteless prawns thrown on top.It was the same as going to Coles emptying a bag of mixed salad leaves on the plate and defrosting a few prawns. Worth $21 ? Definitely not!
Rating, Cuisine: *
* Beverage: No problems with the bar service
Rating, Beverage: ***
* Service: It's a get your own drink from the bar system.
Rating, Service: ***
* Decor/Views: The only thing the hotel now has going for it is the view.
Rating, Decor/Views: **
* Value for Money: We felt cheated as we would do better as a "scratch" lunch at home.This is the only bad review I have ever written because it was so bad.
Rating, Value for Money: *
* General Comments: We used to frequent the Huskisson Hotel regularly as we have had a holiday house there since 1973. I doubt whether the locals will continue to eat there now that the food is so expensive.I hope that it improves!

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Kangaroo Valley


The Winery Kitchen, Cupitts Winery

Secret Shopper's Opinion:-
* Cuisine: upper café/restaurant style with excellent menu and flavour composition. Middle to high end of market.
* Beverage: extensive range including Cupitt’s Winery cellar door varieties
* Service: professional, friendly, efficient
* Views and Decor: facing western aspect towards hills with sweeping dairy pastures in between (beautiful). Modern, noisy décor with inside and outside dining available.
* Value for Money: Very Good

Millard's Cottage Restaurant

Secret Shopper's Opinion:-
* Cuisine: Excellent
* Beverage: Good Range
* Service: Very Good
* Views and Decor: Homely
* Value for Money: A real surprise with excellent quality and value for money


Harbourside Restaurant + Espresso Lounge

Rick Stein at Bannisters Restaurant + Pizza Bar

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Eurobodalla Coast:

Batemans Bay:

On the Pier [formerly known as Jamiesons on the Pier]

Secret Diner's Opinion:-
* Cuisine: Excellent seafood selection unique dishes, nicely prepared and presented. Limited non seafood selection. High end of market.
* Beverage: Reasonable selection
* Service: Professional
* Views and Decor:: Located on the Clyde River facing south and overlooks the Bridge, township and Southwest to the mountains. Modern decor with inside and outside dining. Especially romantic at night.
* Value for Money: Good

North Street Cafe & Bar

Starfish Deli

Monets cafe restaurant

Barkala Kitchen & Bar

Secret Shopper's Opinion:-
* Cuisine: fresh, lots of variety and unique dishes, choice of fixed or unfixed menu. Middle end of market.
* Beverage: extensive, expensive by the glass
* Service: casual and friendly
* Views and Decor: facing north-east overlooking the Clyde River and promenade. Very modern, casual décor with choice of inside and outside dining options. Inside dining also extends to open windows and comfortable dining for single diners.
* Bookings: open from 4pm wed to saturday. [extended hours during summer] Book ahead


The River Restaurant
Secret Diner's Opinion:-
* Cuisine: fresh, unique dishes, beautifully prepared and presented. Some dishes are based on ‘Slow Food’ concepts. Integrity of ingredients are maintained. High end of market.
* Beverage: various selection includes some local and quality organic wines
* Service: friendly, casual
* Views and Decor: overlooks the Moruya River facing north. Décor is modern with inside dining opening onto verandah.
* Value for Money: Very Good

The Balcony on Shore, Moruya
Secret Diner's Opinion:-
* Cuisine: fresh, nicely prepared and presented, somewhat limited menu. Middle end of market.
* Beverage: good variety from several regions including New Zealand. don’t recommend the affogatto
* Service: friendly but not sophisticated
* Views and Decor: upstairs, facing north with elevated view overlooking the Moruya River and park opposite. Modern and relaxed décor, inside dining only with closed in windows.
* Value for Money: fair

Blue Heron Cafe Moruya

Chinese Kitchen, "Best Chinese on the mid South Coast" c- Bodalla Bowling Club 02, 4473 5365

Narooma Local restaurants

The Whale Restaurant
Secret Diner's Opinion:-
* Cuisine: Always well prepared and presented. Good portion sizes. Middle to high end of market.
* Beverage: Excellent range of quality wines, cocktails, single mats and great coffee
* Service: friendly, professional and caring
* Views and Decor: set on a hill with north to NE aspect with outstanding vies over Narooma, the Wagonga Inlet and ocean. Elegant old fashion with modern twist. Inside dining with cocktail bar
* Value for Money: Excellent

Quarterdeck Marina

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Sapphire Coast:



Zanzibar Cafe

Secret Shopper's Opinion:-

Cuisine: Superb food and service from the owner and maitre de of Zanzibar's Merimbula. The menu showcases regional & seasonal produce prepared for you by Chef Huw Jones & team. Gluten free and dietary requirements are catered for by prior arrangement.
Rating, Cuisine: *****
Beverage: Good range of wines and beer
Rating, Beverage: *****
Service: Excellent service without being pretentious Rating, Service: *****
Decor/Views: While the views are not quite so outstanding, this stylish restaurant is extremely well appointed with modern furnishings and quality linen napkins and table cloths.
Rating, Decor/Views: ****
Value for Money: The value was good considering the high quality of the cuisine and professional service.
Rating, Value for Money: *****
General Comments: This restaurant has been under new ownership since Nov 2011 and while we hadn't dined there before, the current owners and team of chefs show a passion for excellence that is great to see in a regional town. Given the head chef's professional career history at Tetsuya's, Bently Restaurant & Bar and Amberley Winery Restaurant in Western Australia, it's not surprising that the Zanzibar team are bringing such quality cuisine and service to Zanzibar's.

Zanzibar Cafe - Cnr Main & Market St - Merimbula - Lunch & Dinner - Call 02 6495 3636 EMAIL: zanzibarmerimbula@bigpond.com

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Wheeler’s Restaurant

Secret Shopper's Opinion:-
* Cuisine:
extensive variety of dishes, lots of oyster (straight off their oyster leases) and seafood options plus other tastes. Middle to high end of market catering for all budgets. Take away option available on premises.
* Beverage:
extensive to match the menu (Australian and NZ)
* Service:
professional, mostly friendly
* Views and Decor: facing north aspect overlooking the Merimbula Golf Course. Décor includes lots of beautiful hardwood timbers with inside and outside dining
* Value for Money:
* Bookings:
open lunch and dinner

Waterfront Café

Secret Shopper's Opinion:-
* Cuisine:
café/restaurant style open all day and night. Extensive menu options always well prepared and presented with decent portion sizes.
* Beverage: excellent café beverage selection and restaurant beverage selection.
* Service: efficient
* Views and Decor:
on the river, facing North to NE attracting nice sunshine. Noisy ambience and seems to be busy all the time. Casual (short term) seating and definitely recommend breakfast here. Inside and outside seating options available.
* Value for Money:
* Bookings:
open breakfast, lunch and dinner

Vicolo's Italian Merimbula

Secret Shopper's Opinion:-

* Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Wine Bar
Rating, Cuisine: ****
* Beverage: Full bar
Rating, Beverage: *****
* Service: Quick and efficient
Rating, Service: ****
* Decor/Views: Italian lane way, modern
Rating, Decor/Views: *****
* Value for Money: Good value, family friendly
Rating, Value for Money: ****
* General Comments: Modern twist on authentic Italian, with a big emphasis on local fresh produce including fresh local seafood.
Always seems to be booked out I'd say make a booking.


Sea Horse Inn, Twofold Bay

Secret Shopper's Opinion:-

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