The South Coast of New South Wales stretches from the Illawarra Coast, just south of Sydney to the Sapphire Coast near the Victorian border. There is much to explore here from quaint coastal towns, pristine beaches, dense bushland, beautiful scenery, local wildlife and so much more. It’s also home to many award-winning restaurants, cafes, and wineries. Find out where the locals like to dine at the best restaurants on the south coast.
Merry Street Restaurant and Bar
Nestled in the beautiful coastal town of Kioloa is Merry Street Restaurant and Bar. This family-run south coast restaurant offers a combination of flavours and authentic sophisticated food at affordable prices. Open for lunch and dinner the menu has modern Australian meals perfect for the whole family or just dinner for two. It’s also a great place just to pop in for a cool beverage or a hot coffee.
Cupitt’s Estate winery is set in Ulladulla and is the perfect place to indulge in delicious food, good wine, and cold beer amongst a beautiful backdrop. Enjoy paddock-to-plate dining whilst soaking up panoramic views of green hills, wetlands, and mountain ranges. Their menu is inspired by the seasonal food that grows on-site so you know the produce is fresh. Their wines are created with structure and complexity to reflect each varietal character of the region in which they are grown. They also have a microbrewery where they brew mouth-watering beer. Come drop by for a brew with a view.
Take in stunning views while enjoying house made boutique wine, beer & cheese.
Pilgrims Vegetarian Cafe
Pilgrims Vegetarian Café is on the main drag in the country coastal town of Milton. They serve fresh, healthy, and delicious vegetarian meals including burgers, pies, salads, wraps, toasties and Mexican nights on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. It’s not hard to see why this is a local favourite.
How good is a meat pie with some tomato sauce. If you’re visiting the beautiful coastal town of Ulladulla you simply must visit Hayden’s Pies. Produced with fresh, high quality and locally supplied products, their passionate team love making delicious pies you’ll love. Their menu has a range of pies from your traditional meat pies to Thai green curry, chicken and veg plus a range of vegetarian pies. They also have desserts for those with a sweet tooth.
Enjoy a delicious steak cooked right in front of you on a volcanic stone in Jervis Bay. This interactive restaurant allows you to cook your own meal using a volcanic stone placed on the table. Not only can you cook your own steak, but there are seafood, lamb, and chicken options too. If that’s not your thing there is a range of delicious meals from their A La Carte menu as well as kids’ meals to keep the little ones happy.
Bannisters Pavilion Rooftop Bar and Grill
Bannisters Pavilion Rooftop Bar and Grill is set in the laid-back coastal town of Mollymook. On the menu, you will find a delicious range of modern Australian cuisine. They also have a range of craft beer, wines and refreshing cocktails, perfect after a day in the surf. Visit on a Sunday between 5pm and 8pm and you will be treated to live music.
Rick Stein at Bannisters
Rick Stein is also located at Bannisters in Mollymook. At one of the best restaurants on the south coast, you’ll find fresh, local seafood prepared by celebrity chef Rick Stein. Enhance your dining experience with the perfect wine pairing from their sommelier’s recommendations whilst soaking in the stunning ocean views and relaxed vibe.
JJ’s at The Marina
JJ’s at The Marina is located in Batemans Bay. Enjoy breath-taking water views with floor to ceiling glass windows overlooking the Marina. On the menu, you will find locally and regionally sourced seafood and produce, a few classics as well as share plates with a modern twist. Enjoy a wine, beer, or cocktail with a delicious meal.
The Oyster Farmer’s Daughter
Tucked away in the beautiful coastal town of Narooma is The Oyster Farmers Daughter. This boutique food trailer serves fresh oysters that are farmed on-site on the shores of Wagonga Inlet. Enjoy your oysters in a variety of styles including Kilpatrick, Peated whiskey, natural and more. They also serve other seafood meals that are sourced locally. Sit back in this relaxing setting with a cocktail, wine or beer and soak in the serenity.
South Coast Accommodation
Tasman Holiday Parks have a few holiday parks on NSW’s south coast. Stay at Tasman Holiday Parks – Racecourse Beach and enjoy the natural surroundings and stunning beach. Whether you want to camp under the stars or stay in a cabin or villa that fits the whole family – you will find it here.
We also have Tasman Holiday Parks – Myola on the waters of Jervis Bay. The tranquil beaches here are perfect for swimming, paddle boarding, snorkelling, diving, kayaking, whale, and dolphin watching, and so much more.
Book your stay today and start exploring the best restaurants on the south coast.
Getaway to the South Coast