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
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.
Coolangatta Estate (est. 1822)is the site of the first European settlement on the South Coast. Their restaurant Alexanders Vineyard Bistro has been serving gourmet, regional cuisine for over 18 years ...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/south-coast/shoalhaven-heads/restaurant/coolangatta-estate-alexanders
Since opening in October 09, Rick Stein at Bannisters has created a name for its inspired seafood excellence. The coastal location with Ulladulla Harbour nearby means that the seafood is 'fresh-off-th...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/south-coast/mollymook/restaurant/rick-stein-at-bannisters
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
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
For authentic Thai in Berry, locals love Thai Berry Restaurant. The small eatery caters mostly for take away; however, there are a few tables inside for those keen to soak up authentic Thai ambience. ...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/south-coast/berry/restaurant/thai-berry
The Coach House Restaurant is part of the Berry Hotel, an institution in the lovely town two hours south of Sydney. Built in 1863, the restaurant has kept all of its charm while serving a Modern Austr...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/south-coast/berry/restaurant/the-coach-house
Cafe Bella is a cute eatery decorated with fairy lights, walls lined with books and knick knacks. Dishes like duck risotto, pizza and delicious breakfasts will have you back for repeat visits. The res...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/south-coast/kangaroo-valley/restaurant/cafe-bella
Just a two hour drive from Sydney in the beautiful surrounds of Kangaroo Valley, this cooking school offers a range of hands-on Mediterranean classes. From Italian and Moroccan to the Farmers Table si...https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/nsw/south-coast/kangaroo-valley/restaurant/flavours-of-the-valley