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 region’s 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. Cupitt’s 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 Café.
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.
Indulge yourself by night at Huskisson's Gunyah Restaurant with delicious regional food, on the stunning unspoilt South Coast, just a few kilometres from Jervis Bay. Dining under the stars at Paper Ba...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/south-coast/huskisson/restaurant/the-gunyah-restaurant-at-paper-bark-camp
The distinct smell of freshly baking bread lures you towards the entrance of this bakery in the quaint and charming town of Berry. A wood fired oven pumps out Parisian standard croissants and rustic f...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/south-coast/berry/restaurant/berry-sourdough-bakery-and-cafe
Hungry Duck Restaurant is a smart casual Asian eatery in the town of Berry on the South Coast and is the latest venture for Chef David Campell (ex The Book Kitchen in Surry Hills). The restaurant spac...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/south-coast/berry/restaurant/hungry-duck-restaurant
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
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
Located in the heart of Berry, dine in style at the cosy Pavilion Restaurant. Offering a selection of impressive Modern Australian dishes, the Pavilion is the perfect place to relax after a day explor...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/south-coast/berry/restaurant/the-pavilion-restaurant
Channel the flavours of Thailand on the shores of Jervis Bay at Wild Ginger Restaurant. But these aren't your run-of-the-mill Thai offerings, Wild Ginger's chefs have cut their teeth at the likes of S...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/south-coast/huskisson/restaurant/wild-ginger