Seafood at Rick Stein at Bannisters restaurant, Courtesy of Rick Stein at Bannisters
Rick Stein at Bannisters restaurant, Courtesy of Rick Stein at Bannisters
Beer from the Five Islands Brewing Company in Wollongong, Courtesy Tourism Illawarra
Suzanne's Bakery and Café in Mogo, Image James Pipino
Café in Kiama, Image Anson Smart
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Take your taste buds on tour on the South Coast
There’s a whole world of fabulous food and wine experiences awaiting you on the South Coast of NSW. Crystal clear waters and rich farmland have created an abundance of produce for which the region is famous – oysters and prawns, tuna and kingfish, cheese and breads.
An ever-growing number of talented chefs run stylish restaurants and good cafes where they showcase the whole range of local produce. You’ll discover beachside dining spots, fishermen’s co-ops, chic restaurants and peaceful riverside oyster bars.
There are plenty of other ways to enjoy this natural bounty. Check out regular produce markets, go fishing with a local guide, pick your own straight from the farm or be tempted by the aromas from local bakeries. There are also regular food and wine events and a Slow Food Movement taking off in the Eurobodalla.
Some of best-located vineyards in the State are here in the emerging Shoalhaven wine region. Try a local chambourcin at one of the 19 cellar doors or a preservative-free beer at Five Islands Brewery in Wollongong.