Local produce features heavily in the Shoalhaven! An army of passionate foodies and local producers have been working together to create some unique culinary experiences across the region. A huge focus is placed on locally grown, with ingredients travelling as few miles as possible before it reaches the plate. Many of our cafes and restaurants pride themselves in being part of the Earth to Table movement, where ingredients are sourced from local providores with a high level of food traceability. Find out where to indulge in some scrumptious local Shoalhaven produce that will keep you coming back for more!
The Gunyah, Woollamia
Set amongst the treetops, The Gunyah restaurant is a unique fine dining experience located within Paperbark Camp in Jervis Bay. Lovingly sourced local and regional produce and only the freshest ingredients mean that the menu changes regularly with the seasons. The meals reflect a relaxed approach to cooking using flavours and techniques that showcase our multicultural heritage and indigenous ingredients. All meals come with a selection of our excellent regional wines, so you are sure to capture the full flavours of the Shoalhaven.
South On Albany, Berry
South On Albany sits amongst premium wine and farming country in Berry. Their menu is small and changes regularly to feature the freshest ingredients cooked with a creative European influence. Dishes include local snapper, kingfish and oysters from Greenwell Point and free-range pork from Nowra Hill. South On Albany also gets much of their produce direct from locals in Berry, picked from their home garden.
Milk Haus, Milton
Tucked behind the beautiful hills of Milton lies widely acclaimed wholefoods cafe, Milk Haus. Located within an old cheese factory, Milk Haus is a picturesque location to spend a morning. Ex-Canberra restaurateur Danielle McKeon created a veggie garden and chicken coop next to the cafe. You can even watch ingredients being picked and cooked in the open kitchen. The Milk Haus menu is fresh and healthy – constantly changing with the seasons, there’s always something new to try.
GWYLO is an Asian Fusion style restaurant with an ever-changing menu of punchy Asian street food flavours. Here you can enjoy your favourite Asian street eats, classic tunes, delicious cocktails and house brews. Fun, fresh and moody, Chef Matt’s menu takes its cues from his travels in Asia and utilises local produce to make dishes sing! Sit at the bar, watch the woks fire and charcoal smoke or get comfy in a booth with friends and share a flavour-packed tasting menu.
Cupitt’s Estate, Ulladulla
Cupitt’s Estate is where family values and a passion for sustainability come together to create uniquely beautiful products and experiences. Take in stunning views while you enjoy boutique wine, beer and cheese or share a memorable meal in the restaurant. They bring the farm-to-table philosophy to life through craftsmanship and appreciation for the unique environment and community.
Greenwell Point is famous for having some of the biggest and best oysters on the coast. The Shoalhaven and Crookhaven rivers flow from the Great Dividing Range and meet the ocean in this location. Here you can try the oysters direct from the growers, including Goodnight Oysters, Kingtide Oysters, Shoalhaven Oyster Service, Jim Wild’s Oyster Service, Newnham Oysters and Comerong Bay Oysters. Alternatively, you can have Greenwell Point oysters served to you at local restaurants and wineries Silos in Berry or Coolangatta, paired with local wine to match. Newly opened, Jervis Bay Shellfish Market in Jervis Bay serves you fresh mussels, prawns and of course, Oysters caught sustainably in the Marine Park.