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.
Merimbula Wharf, Aquarium & Restaurant
Open daily from 10am, the menu features fresh baked cakes & treats, local seafood and oysters with a selection of lighter meals or something more hearty. We offer great coffee and tea and are licensed with a wide selections of wines.
In the evening watch the sun set and enjoy the seasonal a-la-carte menu.
The aquarium is home to local marine animals. Please see the website for more information.
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.
Great White Bite – Eden
A licensed, waterfront cafe that is open daily for breakfast and lunch and dinner on the weekends.
Watch the action of the working port while you dine on the day’s catch.
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.
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.
Ajiro Japanese Restaurant
Ajiro Japanese Restaurant serves a range of contemporary and traditional Japanese cuisine, inspired by centuries of delicious, fresh and healthy Japanese food, from sushi to sashimi, gyoza and tempura.
Pop-in for a takeaway sushi box for $10, and enjoy it by the harbour, it’s right across the road!
Open 7 days, 11am to 3pm for lunch and dinner from 5pm to 9pm.
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!
Open 7 days.
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.
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).
First opened in 1888, Tathra Hotel retains its charm while offering an excellent wine list, 10 Australian beers on tap and free WiFi.
There’s shore based whale watching from the deck and bistro during the late winter and spring and regular live entertainment.
Open 7 days
Lunch 12-2pm (2.30pm FRI/SAT/SUN)
Dinner 6-8pm (8.30pm FRI/SAT)
-Gluten free options, vegetarian options, kids menu, desserts and tea/espresso coffee available.
-Seasonal regular menu plus ‘Black board specials’.
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).
Tathra Beach Tapas
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.
Cream Patisserie – Bermagui
Our coffee is made by highly trained baristas using Hennessy beans.
Our range includes gluten free and vegetarian items and special occasion cakes are available, by order.
Open Monday and Saturday 9am – 3pm,
Tuesday to Friday 9am – 5pm. Closed Sunday.
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
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.
S2 Cafe – Eden
S2 Cafe in Eden’s Imlay Street is nestled under a giant fig tree in Imlay Street.
In the modern kitchen within, the team create fresh sushi, cakes and muffins daily.
The cafe has free wifi, indoor and outdoor dining and a games area.
Open for breakfast and lunch Monday-Saturday.
02 6496 3888
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
Wild Rye’s Baking Co – Pambula
The huge range of artisan breads are all hand made using traditional methods with flour, salt & water.
The sourdough range is a specialty and is prepared using Wild Rye’s 20 year old culture.
The coffee is roasted in-house and you can even take it home.
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!
The Glasshouse Restaurant – Merimbula
Lunch: 12pm to 2pm; dinner: 6pm to 8.30pm.
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.
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
Fresh and value-added local and regional produce is the hero of this cafe. If you are in early in the morning you’ll see the growers bringing in their fresh harvest for sale and for use in the shop kitchen. There is a 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 with live music most Sunday afternoons.
Guy’s Place, Bermagui
You can also pick up a ‘Gourmet’ take home meal, cooked weekly and put fresh in freezer.
Located on the Far South Coast in the village of Bermagui, Guy’s Place is relaxed. A place for everyone to enjoy good food.
Open Monday to Friday, with dinner on Friday nights *BYO)
Breaky from 9am, lunch from 12pm.
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 Monday-Friday 7.30am-4pm.
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
Saltwater Restaurant & Cafe, Bermagui
Dine in and gaze over the harbour or grab takeaway and eat it on the harbour shorefront.
Saltwater Restaurant and Cafe specialises in locally caught seafood, and it’s location is very unique!
Café open daily for breakfast and lunch from 7.30am to 4pm. Dinner service during winter from Thursday to Saturday and in summer from Wednesday to Sunday. 5.30pm to 8.30pm.
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.
Club Sapphire – Merimbula
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! Lunch is served from 12 noon to 2.00pm and dinner from 5.30pm until 8.30pm.
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. The Rockpool Cafe is open from 10am to 5pm daily. 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eden Fishermans Club – Eden
Snug Cove Dining offers bistro style meals, with specials every day. Fresh local seafood is a specialty. Snug Cove Dining also offers hot snacks at the bar.
Open for lunch 12 – 2pm & 6 – 8.30pm for Dinner.
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.
Pambula-Merimbula Golf Club
A La Carte Dining. The Glasshouse Restaurant provides an outstanding dining experience. Enjoy the wonderful views over the golf course, the lake and the township. The Daily Specials Board complements the seasonal, a la carte menu. There is a special menu at lunchtime offering smaller size, light meals.
Our Snack Menu is available throughout the day from the Coffee Shop. We specialise in the freshest of local seafood and produce in our tasty and innovative menu options.
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: