10 Wollongong restaurants you need to try

From breakfast to dessert, Wollongong’s foodie scene has it all.

Spent the day exploring Wollongong and feeling peckish? You’ve come to the right place as you’re spoilt for choice in the Gong, from coffee and brunch to local seafood and cocktails. Still have room for something sweet? We haven’t forgotten you sweet tooths – check out our delicious dessert recommendation to round out your night. These 10 Wollongong restaurants are sure to cure your cravings. Tuck in! 

Harbourfront Seafood Restaurant

Overlooking Wollongong harbour and the iconic Belmore Basin, Harbourfront Seafood Restaurant has been a leading seafood restaurant in the region for over 30 years. Try it for yourself to find out why.

Diggies Café

Diggies Café is a laid-back paradise for delicious coffee and offers an all-day breakfast from fresh fruit and acai bowls to delicious pancakes and eggs your-way. Sip on a smoothie (or cocktail) and soak in the coastal views.

Outside of Steamers Bar & Grill. Image by Destination NSW.

Steamers Bar & Grill

The menu at Steamers Bar & Grill has been thoughtfully crafted to take your taste buds on a journey around the world, inspired by the bold and dynamic flavours of street food. Paired with a picture-perfect coastal view, there’s so much to love at this local restaurant.

Kneading Ruby

A menu made for sharing… or not! Kneading Ruby is a modern take on Italian featuring locally sourced produce and an impressive cocktail list. It’s a superb choice for your next family gettogether or group outing.

Bombora Seafood Restaurant

Just a stone’s throw away from Wollongong harbours glistening waters, Bombora offers some of the freshest local seafood in a stylish modern atmosphere. 

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Headlands Hotel Austinmer Beach

Venture out of the Wollongong CBD and take a trip up north to Headlands Hotel to enjoy some fresh produce, all day casual dining and live music in the beer garden on weekends. What more could you want for your next dining experience?


No fuss, just classic fish and chips. This small family owned and run café in the heart of Wollongong harbour is the perfect place to stop off for a casual feed with your walking buddies. 

Evil Eye Cafe

Evil Eye café’s lavish decor and music is a hit for customers from all over the country. Their mouth-watering breakfast, lunch, and desserts will make you feel like you’re on holiday in the Mediterranean.  

Towradgi Beach Hotel

Known locally as the ‘TBH’, this beach hotel is buzzing with good vibes and family-friendly fun. With a kid’s playground, huge beer garden and live entertainment, TBH has everyone catered for. 


This dessert bakehouse gets its name from the Hungarian chimney cake which is one of their specialities. Also serving delicious European cakes and pastries, Kürtósh is open late to service all your sweet cravings.

Hungry for more? Check out the other Cafes and Restaurants around Wollongong here.  

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