Food and Wine
Check out the region’s many local markets including the weekly Shoalhaven Heads Seafood & Produce Fair and the Berry Produce Market held twice monthly. The Kangaroo Valley Village Markets and Tomerong Markets are held on the second and third Saturday of each month respectively. Cupitt’s Winery also hosts a local growers market on the last Saturday of every month.
The Shoalhaven is the gateway to Australia's Oyster Coast. This encompasses eight major oyster-producing estuaries located between the Shoalhaven and Crookhaven Rivers. Greenwell Point is home to many of Shoalhaven's oyster farms where you can drop in and enjoy a fresh shucked oyster straight from the farm. The aim of the local growers is to ensure that the estuaries are among the most environmentally sustainable oyster-growing regions in the world. The local specialty is the Sydney Rock oyster, one of the few indigenous oysters still being farmed anywhere in the world. Though smaller, the Sydney Rock oyster is prized for its more intense and tangy flavor.
Alexander Berry planted the first vines at Coolangatta Estate on the slopes of Mt Coolangatta. The modern wine industry was established in the 1980s and today the regions wineries each have cellar doors, many of which combine rolling green countryside with ocean or rivers views. Enjoy the unspoilt natural beauty of the region at leading wineries including Cambewarra Estate, Coolangatta Estate, Cuppitt's and Two Figs.
The Shoalhaven also has some excellent restaurants to tempt the palate. Quality local seafood is the highlight of the menu at Rick Stein at Bannisters in Mollymook. At Hungry Duck in Berry, owner and chef, David Campbell, uses sustainable local seafood, pasture-fed local meat and herbs and vegetables from his own garden. At Coolangatta Estate you can enjoy a tasting plate made from local produce served with matching wines from the estate. Cupitts Vineyard Kitchen at Milton serves pan-fried snapper straight off the fishing boats in Ulladulla. Try the local fish of the day or the signature sourdough pizza of the day at the Berry Sourdough Bakery and Caf.
Local Goods and Produce
For some of the best in local produce see South Coast Providores excellent range of relishes, chutneys and conserves; Nowra Fresh stocks local fish and meat. Bakeries and good local cafes include Milkwood Bakery, the Sourdough Bakery and Flour Water and Salt. In Berry, indulge in gourmet treats at Pompadour Chocolates, visit Il Locale for gelato, and sip on tea at The Berry Tea Shop.
Modern dining and one of the most beautiful views on the South Coast can be found at Nowra's Wharf Rd Restaurant. Situated on the banks of the beautiful Shoalhaven River, Chef and owner Dave Campbell ...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/south-coast/nowra/restaurant/wharf-rd-restaurant-and-bar
The Butterfactory is a wonderful old 19th century structure which has been transformed into a modern and stylish Restaurant and Function Centre that can host up to 150 guests. Perfect for an intimate ...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/south-coast/nowra/restaurant/the-butterfactory-restaurant
Open for lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday this contemporary and fun restaurant for 70 people is located in the heart of Nowra. Choose from tasty foods on the full a la carte menu, or enjoy the expe...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/south-coast/nowra/restaurant/shoreline-restaurant
Thai Riverside Restaurant is set amidst beautiful greenery, with peaceful views from the second floor of a charming, ski-lodge style building. Riverside Thai has won numerous awards for best Thai rest...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/south-coast/nowra/restaurant/thai-riverside
South on Albany hits every note. Even the font on the menu. Chef John Evans and front of house Sonia Greig have approached this venture with a certainty and professionalism that is refreshing, and esp...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/south-coast/berry/restaurant/south-on-albany
Just a stone throw away from Nowra raceway track, Trevi Fountain is a south coast local favourite. Head chef Adam Gallo not only delights diners with his weekly stint on ‘Living on the Coast' (t...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/south-coast/nowra/restaurant/trevi-fountain
Whether you’re staying by the sea or simply passing through, Coastal Indulgence in the popular seaside village of Milton offers you a range of delicious options to suit every taste in the family...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/south-coast/milton/restaurant/coastal-indulgence
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