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A peek at Wollongong's Eateries & Small Bars

Wollongong is gaining a reputation for its delicious dining and budding small bar scene.

In recent years Wollongong has developed a fast reputation outside of the region for delicious eateries, barista brewed coffee and small bars with over 60 new bars opening around town in the past three years. From the scenic beach side bar to small wine bar serving delicious cheese to match, we’ve got you covered!

Below you'll find a selection of some of Wollongong's favourite eateries and small bars that we think you'll enjoy.


Wollongong's only hatted restaurant, Caveau Wollongong have a passion for local produce which is regularly featured as part of Caveau’s delicious seven course dining menu. 


Serving delicious modern Australian dishes with unrivalled views of the ocean since 2004. Diggies is the place to be for that lazy weekend brunch by the water.


Boasting the freshest local produce and seafood overlooking the picturesque Wollongong Harbour.Howlin' Wolf


Get excited for American-style burgers, fried chicken and smoked meats, sitting pretty next to local craft beers, fun cocktails and a top wine selection.


Operating out of a charmingly old terrace house on the lower end of Crown Street. Lee and Me is your home away from home, a must visit breakfast lunch and speciality coffee destination.


A complete bar, grill and tapas dining destination. A relaxed atmosphere located on the waters level at Belmore Basin, Wollongong.

Breakout Bar & Escape Rooms

An immersive and interactive live adventure game where you are part of the story.

Steamers Bar & Grill

Enjoy one of the most stunning views of City Beach and the Lighthouse along with fresh organic produce grown locally in Jamberoo.

Red Square

Small Café/Bar specialising in Vodka with a great range of unique infusions.

The Illawarra Cookbook

For the love of local food... 

Love eating local? We do too.

Celebrating the Illawarra's bustling food culture is the launch of The Illawarra Cookbook.

Go behind-the-scenes of the Illawarra's vibrant culinary industry, with loads of recipes from the Illawarra's best cafes, restaurants and bars on offer, The Illawarra Cookbook focuses on the reinvention of the Wollongong food scene.

Purchase a copy of The Illawarra Cookbook online today. The Cookbook will also be available for purchase in our iHub Visitor Information Centre early December.