From simple café to stylish restaurant, the choice is yours on the Sapphire Coast – the best of local bounty, straight to the plate from land and sea.
Our seafood comes from an ancient landscape, our produce from paddocks bordered by national parks. From simple café to stylish restaurant, the choice is yours when dining on the Sapphire Coast.
Candelo General Store Cafe
The Candelo General Store Cafe dates back to 1904 and retains many of its charming historical features.
Today it is owned by a local farming family, who have fitted it out with a licenced cafe, general store and stock feed and supplies. The Cafe is fully licensed and serves breakfast, lunch and morning & afternoon teas 7 days a week, with seasonal evenings and music events.
The kitchen proudly serves Wheatley Lane sourdough, which is created in Candelo, Bega Cheese, Wild Rye’s Roasting Co. coffee and other local, seasonal ingredients.
Next door in the General Store, you can find a great selection of local products including Disaster Bay Chillies, Saucy Spice Co, Tilba milk and South Coast Cheese, Palarang Organic Meats, Wheatley Lane bread, Savelle Farm olive oil, Candelo Old School Farm produce, Inglewood Farm produce, Bega Cheese, Blue Hills Apiary honey, local free range eggs, Wild Rye’s coffee and bread, Shadrack’s Creek Worcestershire sauce and Beyond Chai tea.
Wild Rye’s Baking Co – Pambula
Visit Wild Rye’s Baking Co in Pambula and Cann River for a delicious range of artisan breads, treats and locally roasted coffees. Breads are all hand made using traditional methods and the specialty sourdough range is made using Wild Rye’s 20 year old culture.
Head to the Roastery in Toalla Street Pambula to see chief Roaster Erin working on the next batch of Seasonal Espresso or Single Origin, and a range of quality coffee making products.
Roastery open Thursday to Sunday, 7am to 11am. Cann River open 7 days, Pambula closed Sundays.
Ritzy Wine + Tapas Bar
Ritzy Wine + Tapas Bar is a groovy wine bar in Merimbula, with a great tapas menu and Sydney Rock Oysters from Broadwater Oysters.
The bar offers Australian and European wines, and a wide range of local and imported beers. Indoor and outdoor tables available.
Mimosa Wines Drystone Restaurant – Murrah (Bermagui)
Drystone’s menu aims to support regional producers. Cheeses, seafood, meats and vegetables are sourced locally and incorporated into our menu, creating a unique, distinctive cuisine. The menu changes regularly according to availability of this produce.
Opening hours – High season: lunch, seven days; dinner, Friday and Saturday; low season: lunch Thursday to Sunday.
The Sundeck, Bermagui
We take pride in delicious meals, Campos coffee, Byron Bay Organic Teas and a selection of wines and cocktails. All fish is fresh from the local boats and wherever possible local produce is used to support local business.
Gluten free options for most menu items on request and gluten free bread baked on the premises.
02 6493 3668
Hooked on Seafood, Eden
Hooked on Seafood in Eden has its very own fishing boat, and offers fresh and cooked seafood and takeaway.
Grab some take away locally caught fish and chips or grab a selection of seafood to cook at home. There are few seating options near the shop but lots along the harbour front, or head to Eden lookout which has excellent picnic facilities.
02 6496 3183
Blue Wave Seafoods, Bermagui
The catch and harvest at Blue Wave seafood is all caught in local waters, predominately at Bermagui, and processed on the premises. The cafe has a front row seat to Bermagui wharf, so you can watch the catch being unloaded as you eat the freshest seafood around!
The cafe and seafood wholesaler is owned and operated by knowledgeable locals, who have as much salt in the blood as the fishermen do. Ask them about selecting, storing and even cooking your seafood.
Fresh fish sales Monday to Sunday 8am to 8pm
Fish and chips and takeaway food 10am to 8pm
02 6493 5725
Merimbula Wharf, Aquarium & Restaurant
An iconic location to dine or enjoy coffee while discovering the secrets of our underwater world.
The Merimbula Wharf Aquarium & Restaurant has spectacular 180 degree ocean views, warm service and a bright ambient atmosphere.
Open daily from 10am, the menu showcases local seafood and oysters with a selection of lighter meals, larger meals and sweets with a seasonal a-la-carte menu for evening dining.
Merimbula Wharf Restaurant is fully licensed and offer a wide selection of wines.
The aquarium and nearby wharf and rocky platforms offer a glimpse into our pristine ocean and it’s multitude of sea life.
Seahorse Inn Boutique Waterfront Hotel
The Seahorse Inn is a luxurious boutique hotel built in 1884 and situated on the shores of Twofold Bay, with stunning indoor & outdoor dining with views across the bay to Eden.
The Brasserie offers a relaxed style of dining, and is open for lunch & dinner. The open kitchen specialises in locally produced seafood, plus a variety of other gourmet dishes. Devonshire Tea and Coffee is available throughout the day.
Opening hours: Lunch 12 – 2pm, Dinner 6 – 8pm 7 days a week all year round.
Bettena’s Restaurant offers elegant a la carte dining with open fireplaces, feature ceilings and attentive service for lunch & dinner.
The Allan Whiter Family Saloon Bar, and June Farrell Cocktail Bar offers a wide and selective range of beers, wines and cocktails.
02 6496 1361
Artisan sourdough handmade on the premises in Bermagui.
Also serving toasties, coffee, flowers, fruit and vegetables and honey, Tilba cheeses, yoghurt and milk, goat’s cheese, butter, museli & free range eggs! Want to learn to make your own? Sign up for an Sourdough Artisan Bread Class!
Monday to Saturday, 8am until sold out.
The Original Fix – Merimbula
The Original Fix is an Australian, family owned business that captures the authentic, timeless art of fine European chocolate making.
Taste fine handcrafted chocolates and ice cream and enjoy moments of indulgence far beyond the every day.
We also offer light meals with locally sourced produce including Wild Brumby schnapps, Cranky Pants chutney and jams; Goodall’s meats and smoked products, Wild Rye’s bread.
Special dietary needs catered for.
Sprout Eden celebrates local growers & producers through its innovative shop and cafe and simple, nutritious daily menu.
Each morning you’ll see the growers bringing in their harvest for sale and for use in the shop kitchen. There is a kitchen garden and courtyard, as well as seating inside and on Imlay Street. The owners care deeply for sustainable practice, as well as their customers, staff and suppliers.
Sprout Eden is open 7 days for breakfast, lunch and afternoon treats.
il Passaggio – Bermagui
Seafood is a specialty, with organic Sydney Rock Oysters (Wapengo Rocks), Bermagui fish (Blue Eye, Kingfish, Strawberry Clams), seasonal fruit and veg and Rusty Fig Wines (Tempranillo and Savarino).
Special dietary needs catered for include vegetarian and gluten, dairy and nut free.
Child friendly, licensed.
Open: seasonal variations – at least 5 nights year round, lunch Friday – Sunday.
(02) 6493 5753
The Tathra Hotel has been a welcoming meeting place for over 100 years. A unique headland location, a heritage listed, family-friendly hotel and fresh local, and Australian produce await you at Tathra Hotel.
Menus change seasonally to reflect the local produce available. We believe it’s not only important to support our local farmers and producers but it is equally important to reduce the amount of food miles. Our menu includes gluten-free and vegetarian options and we have a separate menu for children.
We also support the Australian wine and beer industry by only stocking Australian products. We have ten Australian beers and two ciders on tap as well as a variety of Australian white, red and sparkling wine.
Regular live entertainment, free Wi-Fi, no pokies, no TAB.
Bistro open 7 days a week
Monday to Thursday 11:30am – 2pm, 5:30pm – 8pm
Friday 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Saturday, Sunday 11:30am–8:30pm
The Hotel is open 7 days a week from 9am.
Cranky Pants – Merimbula
The cafe is famous for wholesome in-house prepared meals incorporating gluten-free and vegetarian food. The family sources much of the ingredients from local producers and suppliers to make quality yet affordable meals.
Some of these include Goodalls Butchery (smoked bacon and smallgoods), Eden Beeline (local honey), Merimbula Fruit and Veg, Eden Mussels, and a network of local growers bringing in assorted fruit and vegetables.
Hours: 7.30am to 5pm, seven days.
Dinner: 6pm to 9pm, Friday to Sunday (inclusive) until after Easter, then on long weekends and during Jazz Festival (June).
Essentially Eden – Great Southern Hotel
Soak up the ocean views from the huge rear deck, let your eyes wander across the ocean to look for fishing boats and migrating whales while you dine on locally caught seafood, and award winning pub meals.
Essentially Eden is open 7 days a week for both lunch and dinner.
Fresh, local produce are the main ingredients in the carefully prepared dishes which are designed to suit all tastes and budgets. Check out the menu.
A regular in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Pub Guide!
Wharfside Cafe – Eden
The freshest, local seafood and produce is crafted into global fusion dishes and paired with excellent wines and coffee.
Breakfast: from 8am to 12pm.
Lunch: from 12pm to 3pm.
Dinner: (seasonal) Tuesday to Saturday (ring to check).
Red Cafe – Bega
The menu showcases local cheese, milk, cream, eggs, breads, vegetables, some fruit, preserves and honey.
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.
Merimbula Lakeview Hotel Grill Restaurant
The Merimbula Lakeview Hotel Grill Restaurant affords some of the best views in Merimbula, looking out over the beautiful lake from the light, airy and modern dining and function area. The Grill Restaurant is complemented by a lounge bar area which leads to a sunny beer garden.
The Grill Our food is consistently fresh, seasonal with contemporary meals along with great pub favourites, we pride ourselves that we are a significant cut above normal pub meals. The Merimbula Lakeview Grill Restaurant is a firm favourite with both locals and out of towners alike.
The Hotel and Grill are available for weddings, family or business functions, cocktail parties and meetings. Function menus are tailored using your choices from our restaurant, lunch or dinner menus.
Please call or email us if you require more information regarding your next function or event, and we’ll organise the best for you!
Waves Restaurant, Merimbula
Enjoy relaxed dining a stones’ throw from the beach at Waves on Main Street Merimbula.
This newly opened restaurant in an iconic building is bright and sunny with its full length glass windows and rustic decor creating a casual, warm vibe where guests can contemplate an ever-evolving Modern Australian menu with classical influences. Settle in for a culinary adventure.
Open Tuesday to Saturday Evenings, from 5.30pm to 9pm. Bookings are recommended.
Lunch bookings by request.
Drift Bar & Restaurant
Head on up to Drift and enjoy the superb views of Snug Cove Wharf and a creative atmosphere.
Share a plate with friends, try one of our cocktails, shoot some pool or catch the breeze on the balcony.
House favourites make heros of our local seafood and Sydney rock oysters, while others are inspired by world travels. Join us each Thursday night for tasty snack & craft beer combos, or celebrate the best hour of the week each Friday from 4pm to 5pm. It’s a very happy hour.
Wednesday to Friday – 4pm til late
Saturday – 12 noon til late
Sunday – from 4pm til late
Sunday Lunch bookings available from 12 noon for groups, functions or events – bookings essential.
02 6496 3392
Pair local Sydney Rock Oysters with locally crafted beers & ciders at Longstocking Nano Brewery.
All beers are crafted and brewed on site. You can enjoy a tasting paddle or simply select a beer from their great range of ales, lagers, ciders and ginger beer.
Beers, themed from the Roaring 20s, include Fatty Arbuckle (a dark ale) – brewed from complex dark roasted barley with hints of coffee, coupled with citrus undertones; Bonnie and Clyde (a pale ale) – lightly balanced with the grain/hop ratio not at all overpowering; or The Doctor – a German pilsener, lemon-gold in colour, with pleasant herbaceous tones in flavour with the addition of dry hopping in the lager stage.
Longstocking makes up to 50,000 litres a year and all of it on site.
The brewery is open from 11am to 6pm with extended hours on request. It’s also the perfect location for small functions and get-togethers.
0407 691 640
0407 691 640
River Rock Cafe, Bermagui
River Rock Cafe is famous among the locals for Friday Open Mike Nights and Mexican food.
Open for lunch and dinner, and you can hire Stand Up Paddle Boards to explore the beautiful Bermagui River, which is right next door.
Bermi’s Beachside Cafe
Bermi’s Beachside Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Savour a plate of Wapengo Rocks, the organic Sydney Rock Oysters grown just down the road, Hot Rock Dining like grass-fed beed cooked on volcanic rock, the Tower of Seafood and much more with million dollar views of beautiful Horseshoe Bay.
There’s a steady stream of live music and special events, and the family friendly open plan outdoor dining area can cater for large groups and functions. Locally owned and operated.
The Wharf Local
Feast on local fare at The Wharf Local at Tathra Steamer Wharf.
The cafe and gallery showcases modern cuisine alongside the work of local artisans who specialise in ceramic, textile, jewellery, print, photography and paint.
Bar Beach & Kiosk – Merimbula
Bar Beach Kiosk, Merimbula is a little cafe overlooking gorgeous Bar Beach.
Enjoy delicious, simple, local food and damn good coffee from Black Mountain in Canberra. Our menu changes all the time, with daily specials and seasonal local treats.
It’s the perfect place for an early morning swim, SUP or surf in the warmer months with a healthy breakfast to follow afterwards.
Open October to April, 7 days a week from 7.30am.
Wheelers Seafood Restaurant – Pambula
The menu has something to suit every taste and palate – and of course, you must try our own oysters.
Our restaurant is fully licensed (BYO wine only), and we are proud to offer a wide range of bottled beer and wine, not to mention tempting cocktails and the very best espresso coffee.
Please save disappointment by booking ahead!
Hours: lunch, seven days, 12pm to 3pm; dinner, seven nights from 6pm.
Fat Tony’s Bar & Grill, Tathra
A modern menu, a full bar, cracking steaks and seafood and a renovated 1905 heritage house, welcome to Fat Tony’s!
The menu is considered modern Australian with a bit of a focus on seafood and the char-grilled steaks are legendary. Be it a casual dinner and drinks for two, a family get together or a major party Fat Tony’s will do their best to help you have a good time.
Dinner is their thing but look for lunch across school holidays.
Bookings are not essential but always handy.
Camel Rock Brewery & Cafe
Camel Rock Brewery & Cafe provides guests and locals with a different dining experience in a historic building located within BIG4 Wallaga Lake Holiday Park.
Camel Rock Brewery & Cafe is housed within the historic Allowah House an original 1920’s guest house renovated into the brewery and cafe with renovations completed March 2017.
The menu is an American influenced menu with Burgers, Ribs, and Slow cooked and smoked meats. Salads, Subs and Cheese Platters not to mention some yummy deserts. Most importantly great on tap craft beers, commercial beers are available by the bottle, and a variety of wines and spirits.
Camel Rock Brewery & Cafe is open Thursday through to Monday 12noon – 10pm.
Tathra Beach Tapas
Tathra Beach Tapas is right on the beach at Tathra with spectacular views of the coast – there is no other place quite like it!
The kitchen is open all day, lunch & dinner pivots around a tapas menu that changes regularly featuring fresh, seasonal, local produce. The specials board is also regularly changing so when they have “Fish of the Day”, you know it’s fresh.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it’s known for welcoming service, great tapas and breakfasts, and is fully licensed.
Blend @ Tathra is a popular meeting place serving homemade delights, locally produced spices and oils, fresh meats, cheeses and breads as well as quality home and kitchen ware.
Open Monday to Saturday 7.30am to 5pm, closing an hour earlier in Sundays. Find it directly across the road from Tathra Beach.
(02) 6494 5145
Dulcie’s Cottage, Merimbula
Awarded Best Regional Bar at the Australian Bar Awards in 2017, Dulcies Cottage is loved for its burgers, oysters, cheese platters, live gigs and beverages.
Find it at the top end of Merimbula’s Market Street, just look for the little picket fence and the big Jacaranda Tree.
Dulcie’s doesn’t take bookings or reservations, and little people under 18 are welcome until 8pm.
Palm Bar, Bermagui Beach Hotel
The Palm Bar at the Bermagui Beach Hotel offers fresh, quality meals for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.
With a great reputation amongst locals and visitors, the restaurant uses locally sourced ingredients where possible.
Built in 1895, this historic hotel has uninterrupted views of Horseshoe Bay and has the relaxed ambience of a country hotel, oozing charm and comfort.
Tura Beach Country Club – Tura Beach
The Tura Beach Country Club located on the far South Coast of New South Wales (5 minutes north of the busy coastal town of Merimbula), provides one the best sporting and social venues in the area.
The golf course with its panoramic views of the Sapphire Coast and adjoining headlands, weaves its way down to the beach and back again through mature eucalyptus forest with undulating and challenging terrain. The million dollar views from the modern clubhouse, golf course and bowling greens leave all visitors wishing to make a return visit.
The Club’s Latitude 36 Brasserie offers a range of menus to cater for the kids and mum and dads alike. Looking over the golf course to the Tasman Sea or enjoying a pre dinner drink on the verandah, the location is unsurpassed. Erin Strickland and his staff focus on quality and value for money cuisine.
RSL Club – Merimbula
The Coral Sea Cafe provides superb dining with an array of magnificent international cuisine or choose take-away from the Chinese and Thai menus.
Our menu includes a variety of seafood dishes, a selection of chargrill steaks, risottos, pastas, pizzas and salads as well as selected vegetarian dishes. These are complemented by daily specials with seasonal changes.
Contemporary Australian and Chinese cuisine featuring local fish, mussels, oysters, Disaster Bay Chilli products, and Wild Rye’s bread.
All dietary needs catered for and child friendly.
Bermagui Country Club – Bermagui
Terrace Restaurant at Bermagui Country Club uses the best local seafoods, with oysters from Wapengo, Bermagui and Narooma and fish straight from the trawlers which berth right across the road. Our chef makes pasta from scratch and can cater for all dietary needs.
Open for lunch 12 noon to 2pm, dinner 6pm to 9pm. Children are well catered for.
The Terrace Restaurant is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. The Terrace opening hours are:
Tathra Bowling Club – Tathra
The Sandbar Bistro restaurant provides a great variety of reasonably priced meals and lunches with fresh local produce. Club raffles every Tuesday and Friday nights with a members cash draw. Superbly located opposite Tathra’s famous surf beach. Visitors are always welcome, enjoy a game of bowls, bingo, raffles or just chill out in comfort.
Sandbar is is open for lunches from 12 till 2pm and Dinner from 6:00pm till 8:30pm. Please call for reservations.
Candelo-Kameruka Bowling Club – Candelo
The Candelo Kameruka Bowling Club is set amongst the rolling hills of Candelo. The club has 2 manicured bowling greens available for competition and social bowls Wednesday to Sunday.
The club house has full bar facilities, Kaths Bistro and gaming machines. Regular entertainment, including Candelo Art Society Nights every third Friday of the month.
Raffles every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday nigths. Free Bingo Wednesdays from 10.30am. The Little Club with a BIG welcome.
Eden Gardens’ Country Club – Eden
The Gardens Country Club Bistro offers both Chinese and Australian cuisine and is open for lunch 12 – 2pm daily & 6 – 8pm for Dinner.
Bega Country Club – Bega
The bistro is open every Friday night from 6pm to 8.30pm, so bring your family along and enjoy a fantastic family value meal which is catered for by our very talented and friendly golfing and squash committees. Value at its best – not a meal over $13.
While dining savour the spectacular view of our magnificent golf course and plush surrounds and enjoy the fun of the fresh meat and seafood raffles on offer! Visitors are most welcome.
Tathra Country Club
The Tathra Beach Country Club Restaurant provides Chinese style cooking and takeaway. We cater for Parties and Special Occasions, please see Club staff.
Open – Lunch Wednesday to Sunday 12.00pm-2.00pm, Lunchtime Special Always On. Dinner Wednesday to Sunday 6.00pm-8.30pm.
Club Bega – Bega
Grace’s Restaurant is open seven days for lunch and dinner.
Serving a mix of traditional and innovative meals, Grace’s Restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere, the meals are handmade and the service is excellent. Every meal has a range of menu options sure to tempt everyone in the family. Visit the website to view the menus.
Please note: bookings are essential for dinner service and highly recommended for lunch. Book today!
Eden Fishermans Club
Visit the Eden Fishermen’s Club or the Eden Gardens Country Club when you are next in town, you’ll discover why these Clubs are the best place to be.
Choose from two options, you can feast at the Coast Family Buffet, open 7 days with a monthly Seafood Extravaganza, at the Fishermen’s Club in Imlay Street, or dine at Chilipadi Restaurant at the Country Club with a choice of of Malaysia, Thai and Chinese cuisines.
The Glasshouse Restaurant – Merimbula
Modern Australian cuisine using local fresh produce including Wheelers oysters, Wild Rye’s breads and the finest quality Australian beef. Enjoy views over the golf course, the lake and Merimbula township.
Lunch: 12pm to 2pm; dinner: 6pm to 8.30pm.
02 6495 6154
Club Sapphire – Merimbula
Located in the centre of Merimbula with plenty of parking and within an easy walk of most of the town’s top motels and holiday apartments.
With an auditorium boasting a big screen on which to view all the great sporting events, two fabulous restaurants, comfortable lounges and top-notch live entertainment, free child minding and courtesy bus, now more than ever, Club Sapphire Merimbula is the premier dining, entertainment, social and community venue for the Merimbula area.
The Pacific Bistro at Club Sapphire Merimbula is open every day of the year for lunch and dinner with the exception of Christmas day. Reservations are not necessary for the Bistro, just simply come on in! If a table is not available at the time, the wait staff will be happy to take your name and page you as soon as a table becomes available. All children’s meals include a free single soft-serve ice-cream!
Rockpool Café. For casual contemporary alfresco dining at Club Sapphire Merimbula, a mouth-watering selection of cakes and gateaux and the best espresso coffee in town, why not visit the Rockpool Café? Indoor and alfresco dining all year round and full bar facilities with an excellent wine list – it’s a great place to meet friends and catch up. Comfortable seating, relaxed yet intimate surroundings and superb modern cuisine the Rockpool Café is the perfect dining venue for those looking for something a little special. On Friday and Saturday nights, enjoy the relaxed atmosphere with a meal from the Pacific Bistro with the Piano Bar happening each Friday from 6.30pm. Bookings are recommended.