Wollongong Restaurants

Restaurants in Wollongong

From a working class history, Wollongong is emerging as one of the premier dining spots on the South Coast of New South Wales. With busy eateries offering high quality local produce and a truly multicultural display of cuisines from around the globe, restaurants in Wollongong are asserting themselves in the battle for New South Wales' dining dollars.

If you're after a place with a laid-back cafe vibe that still serves quality food, then Wollongong will have a spot for you. Casual dining is paired with modern Australian food and fine barista skills to deliver great meals for breakfast and lunch, as well as a cheeky afternoon snack. Take stroll down Crown Street and take a seat in a cafe that wouldn't be out of place in the laneways of Melbourne.

Dining with a view is on of life's simple pleasures - and Wollongong has dozens of vantage points. Whether you choose an elegant beachside dining room, a harbour fronted bistro, or take the hinterland to enjoy a meal in the treetops, Wollongong has a number of fine dining options.

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  1. Ruby's Mount Kembla

    Ruby's Mount Kembla

    For a genuine country experience, head to Ruby's at Mount Kembla. Intelligently crafted menus that embrace local ingredients and honest country flavours served to diners who are left to enjoy the beautiful surrounds...

  2. Samba Brazil

    Samba Brazil

    Located on Crown Street, Wollongong, Samba Brazil is full of energy and life, with Latin dancing shows performed for diners nightly. The menu encourages ‘all you can eat', offering traditional Brazilian barbecue meats...

  3. Sandygoodwich

    Sandygoodwich

    Opposite the Wollongong Hospital on Crown Street, Emma Huber and Yonatan Miller's cafe, Sandygoodwich is successfully handling a roaring 7am Allpress coffee trade with the passing medical crowds. The husband and wife...

  4. Thai Berry

    Thai Berry

    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. Try the...

  5. the [m]eatery

    the [m]eatery

    Bringing a touch of the American deep-south to Wollongong’s City Beach, The [m]eatery, as it's name suggests, is a carnivore's paradise with some serious eats. Think share plates of slow roasted lamb shoulder, pork...

  6. Adlington's Wine Experience

    Adlington's Wine Experience

    If you like to base your dining experiences around great wine, Adlington's Wine Experience has you covered. The restaurant is located in central Wollongong and serves a tapas-style menu, with more than 50 wines to...

  7. Amigos Mexican Restaurant

    Amigos Mexican Restaurant

    Located in the heart of Wollongong, at the north end of Crown Street, Amigos is the oldest surviving Mexican restaurant in Australia. Opened in 1973, the venue oozes a Victorian-era charm however the menu has evolved...

  8. Aqua Restaurant

    Aqua Restaurant

    Located on the picturesque Cliff Road in tranquil North Wollongong, Aqua Restaurant offers Modern Australian dining with a dazzling Pacific Ocean view. The contemporary menu showcases a number of fresh seafood options...

  9. Balinese Spice Magic Restaurant

    Balinese Spice Magic Restaurant

    Bringing the spirit of Bali to the heart of Wollongong, Balinese Spice Magic celebrates the culinary and cultural traditions of its island roots. Upon entering the restaurant, diners will notice the incense, the...

  10. Bernardis

    Bernardis

    Greek and Italian culture are best known for hearty, generous meals and warm hospitality - Bernardis Restaurant brings these qualities together in the heart of Wollongong. Whether you're craving homemade gnocchi or...

  11. Bombora Seafood Restaurant

    Bombora Seafood Restaurant

    Take time out to watch the ships roll in to the harbour and tuck into ocean-fresh seafood at Wollongong's popular Bombora Seafood Restaurant. The casual dining room is set above the water and the indoor and outdoor...

  12. Cafe on Legs

    Cafe on Legs

    Quirky Wollongong restaurant and bar, Cafe on Legs serves Modern Australian cuisine. The Cafe's menus offer something for all tastes and all times of the day, from breakfast to lunch and dinner as well as late-night...

  13. Caveau

    Caveau

    Known as the gateway to the south coast, Wollongong is really a destination in itself, with spectacular beaches, quaint coastal villages and art galleries perched along the coastline. While the beach culture here is...

  14. Centro CBD

    Centro CBD

    Located on Stewart Street near the shores of Wollongong, Centro CBD has been serving Italian cuisine for more than 3 decades. The restaurant has a modern feel with a backdrop of Venice, a bar to enjoy a pre dinner...

  15. char char bar and grill

    char char bar and grill

    Centrally located under the WIN stadium in Wollongong, Char Char Bar & Grill is a spacious venue with ample outdoor seating and a clean restaurant interior with industrial finishes. The menu has a meat focus with a...

  16. Chargoal

    Chargoal

    Situated beneath the WIN Stadium Grand Stand in the heart of Wollongong, Chargoal is a Middle Eastern style restaurant that is well known for its traditional charcoal cooking style. The spacious venue is great for...

  17. Coco Cubano Wollongong

    Coco Cubano Wollongong

    Coco Cubano is starting a revolution at Woollongong Central, challenging locals to re-visit the way they think about bars. Not just a place for hard drinking (though this place is serious about cocktails and, of...

  18. Coconut Thai Restaurant

    Coconut Thai Restaurant

    Having won an award from Restaurant and Catering Association, Coconut Thai Restaurant is a reliably high-quality venue. The restaurant interior is bright and cheerful, and there are affordable lunch specials every day...

  19. Costa Azzura Woodfire Restaurant

    Costa Azzura Woodfire Restaurant

    Costa Azzurra is Fairy Meadow's local gourmet pizza joint, with a diverse menu of classic Italian fare. Executive chef and co-owner Chris Stojanovski has created a diverse menu that ensures all tastes and dietary...

  20. Crystal Thai Cuisine

    Crystal Thai Cuisine

    Crystal Thai Cuisine is a stylish eatery in North Wollongong serving up a medley of fragrant Thai dishes, including a signature Massaman Curry that has been awarded much praise by local foodies. The lacquered...

  21. Dagwood

    Dagwood

    Channeling the culinary streetscapes of Asia and South America, Dagwood is an oddball mix of tacos, fried chicken and steamed buns. The décor is equally eclectic with mixed bench communal seating and colorful oriental...

  22. Dhok Koon

    Dhok Koon

    Dhok Koon in Fairy Meadows is a typical Thai eatery offering a well-rounded selection of curries, soups and stir fry’s. The duck pad see ew is a popular choice as well as the chef’s specials including the BBQ green...

  23. Diggies

    Diggies

    Local Wollongong institution Diggies dishes up restaurant quality food in a relaxed, cafe setting, with views of the glittering Pacific Ocean. Overlooking a thin curl of golden sand on a busy strip of beachfront, you...

  24. Figtree Gourmet Kitchen

    Figtree Gourmet Kitchen

    Illawarra's longest established wood-fired pizza restaurant, Figtree Gourmet Kitchen offers guests a relaxed dining experience with generously portioned meals at wallet-pleasing prices. Pizza is the speciality with...

  25. Fujiyama Teppanyaki

    Fujiyama Teppanyaki

    Situated in the heart of Wollongong, Fujiyama Teppanyaki Restaurant is a fun and entertaining dining experience that is great for group dining and family outings. Chefs chop, toss, marinade, slice and juggle food...

  26. Gigi's Restaurant & Bar

    Gigi's Restaurant & Bar

    Gigi's Restaurant & Bar is located at the centre of Wollongong, on the Corrimal Street restaurant strip and two minutes from the beach. The restaurant offers a concise menu of traditional Italian food and everything,...

  27. Harbourfront Restaurant

    Harbourfront Restaurant

    Harbourfront Restaurant has been serving delicious seafood dishes to Woollongong visitors and locals for over 30 years. The loyal clientele keeps returning for the award-winning food and the dining room's panoramic...

  28. His Boy Elroy

    His Boy Elroy

    Operated by the same owners of Wollongong’s successful Lee and Me Café, husband and wife duos Lee and Shay Sullivan and Benny and Naomi Hudson, His Boy Elroy is another lovely space with lovely food. This trendy café...

  29. Howlin Wolf Bar

    Howlin Wolf Bar

    The Howlin Wolf has all the trimmings of a friendly neighborhood bar – booth seating, tall-top communal tables, a large wooden planked bar, limited lighting (adds to the mood right?), hosts the occasional art...

  30. Il Nido

    Il Nido

    There are not many places around Balgownie, Wollongong that specialize in Northern Italian home-style cooking, but rest assured il Nido Trattoria is doing just that. The Giuliani family owns and operates the venue,...

  31. Il Porcellino

    Il Porcellino

    Il Porcellino is a classic Italian trattoria and pizzeria located in Balgownie, Wollongong. The humble space with its white tablecloth-laden tables and decorative wooden chairs is the local hangout for pasta loving...

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