There's never been a better time to combine great food experiences with touring in country NSW. You'll find award-winning restaurants, cellar doors bursting with fine local wines, farmers' markets and fabulous food and wine events.
Best restaurants around NSW
Sophisticated regional dining in NSW has become such that great food isn't so much a surprise anymore; it's a sure bet. The paddock-to-plate approach to dining means that chefs in the best regional restaurants and cafes support local farmers, growers and winemakers. These days, there are plenty of great restaurants where you can sample the results. Many are in beautiful settings, amongst the vines, by a river or on the coast, combining the best of travel and good dining.
Two-hatted restaurants from the Sydney Morning Herald's Good Food Guide are Aubergine in Griffith, Biota Dining in Bowral and No. 2 Oak Street in beautiful Bellingen. You may even like to design a gourmet food tour for yourself and some friends to parts of the State that have award-winning restaurants. Berrima, Kilcare, Newcastle, Nelson Bay, Orange and Wollongong are just some of the NSW destinations where you'll find terrific restaurants. Look out for long-term favourites Lolli Redini in Orange, Vulcans at Blackheath in the Blue Mountains, Neila in Cowra and Fins at Kingscliff.
Come along and meet all the local growers and taste their healthy fresh seasonal produce at farmers markets around NSW.
New South Wales is famous for its wineries, including the renowned Southern Highlands, Mudgee and Hunter Valley towns which produce award-winning wines available for sampling at local cellar doors.
With a little planning, you're guaranteed to find a food and wine trail that has excellent accommodation, great dining and some delicious activities.
Opposite the Wollongong Hospital on Crown Street, Emma Huber and Yonatan Miller’s cafe, Sandygoodwhich is already handling a roaring 7am Allpress coffee trade with the passing medical crowds. Th...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-South-Coast-Nsw-sandygoodwhich.aspx
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 homem...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-South-Coast-Nsw-bernardis.aspx
Silos Restaurant is located on the outskirts of Berry on the NSW South Coast, nestled amidst the rolling hills of a local vineyard. The sophisticated food, extensive wine list, and exquisite venue del...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-South-Coast-Nsw-silos.aspx
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 fres...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-South-Coast-Nsw-aquarestaurant.aspx
Altitude 1148 is a chic, contemporary restaurant and function centre located within the Southern Gateway Centre in Bulli Tops, which is a 45 minute drive south of Sydney. Taking advantage of its locat...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-South-Coast-Nsw-altitude1148.aspx
Mercure Hotel Gerringong is the ultimate South Coast escape just 90 minutes south of Sydney at Gerringong. A sensational boutique hotel with 52 luxurious rooms, a beautiful French inspired day spa, a ...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-South-Coast-Nsw-bellachara.aspx
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and sensory delights of Mount Crackenback while dining at Cuisine. The dishes are created with the freshest local ingredients and altered seasonally to warm the ...www.bestrestaurants.com.au/restaurants/NSW-Snowy-Mountains-cuisineonlakecrackenback.aspx