Crooked River Wines
If you’re all too used to dining with a classic seafront view and fancy mixing it up, take a short drive into Gerringong where you will find yourself surrounded by rolling meadows as you wine and dine. Well-known for their impeccable wines, Crooked River Wines has been greeting the public with open arms since 1998, and it is safe to say they definitely know a thing or two – or three – about the trade. Serving up gourmet food fit for a king, you are able to relax with a glass of their ever-popular red as you gaze over the vineyards and tuck into a dish of pan-fried blue eye fillet with samphire, clams and balsamic pearls. If premium dining is your kind of thing, be sure to check out this chic vineyard restaurant.
Where: Princes Highway & Willowvale Road, Gerringong, NSW, 2534
Seacliff Seafood Restaurant
Nothing beats fresh seafood near the glorious ocean, right? If you worship the sea and all the treasures it delivers, be sure to check out Seacliff Seafood Restaurant, where you will be taken to heaven and back with a range of delicious nautical dishes, cooked to perfection. If you are looking to splash out and want a dish to remember, why not order their superior hot and cold sea platter for two. Hate making a reservation at a restaurant only to turn up and find out that the table with the best views has been taken? With every table at the Seacliff Seafood Restaurant featuring panoramic views across the Wollongong coastline, you won’t be let down by this premium, oceanic setting. Available for private functions, make this your go-to beachfront venue for all your special events.
Where: 16 Cliff Road, North Wollongong, NSW, 2500
Hearty and delicious food is what the Bombora Seafood restaurant know (and deliver) only too well. Located on the front of Wollongong Harbour, you are able to indulge in deliciously fresh and local seafood straight from the ocean, while overlooking the scenic views this location has to offer. Open from noon ’til late, seven days a week, this harbour-front restaurant offers an extensive menu jammed full of both seafood classics and contemporary dishes to awaken even the most blandest of palates. Whether you decide to tuck into a fresh and spicy dish of salt and chilli squid or indulge in their classic reef’n’beef concoction, one thing is sure – this restaurant will not disappoint. With magnificent marine views and enchanting food, the Bombora Seafood restaurant is not one to be missed.
Where: 2 Endeavour Drive, Wollongong, NSW, 2500
Just over 10 kilometres outside the seaside bustle of Wollongong, Altitude 1148 is a sophisticated and chic restaurant where you are guaranteed a fantastic view as spectacular as the plate put in front of you. If you’re the kind of person who believes location and dining go hand in hand, this sublime restaurant is the place for you. Overlooking the gorgeous costal views of Illawarra, you are able to relax on their balcony while you indulge in a delicious dish off their continental A La Carte menu. Whether you’re in the mood for a fresh fish dish such as the chilli ginger lime king prawns or a lighter vegetarian dish like the vegetable platter, you’ll be sure to find something that will satisfy your tastebuds. Home to an extensive list of beverages including a number of classic wines to compliment each dish, you are able to sit back, indulge and enjoy your experience overlooking this picture perfect restaurant view.
Where: 599 Princes Highway, Woonona, NSW, 2517
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Crooked River Wines