Here are our top tips for eating and drinking in Sussex Inlet. There are loads of great options to enjoy on your next stay with us.
You’ve taken a well-earned family break, and you’re keen on staying in to enjoy the wonderful scenery and tranquillity of Sussex Inlet? Here’s some of the best places to grab a bite locally, and they’re just a short walk away from the resort…
Specialising in wood-fired pizzas and genuine wood-fired spit oven roasts meats, this is the kind of place the locals recommend. With a relaxed dining atmosphere, Thongs on the Beach is located along the picturesque Jacobs Drive in Sussex Inlet. Well priced food and sizable portions all make for outstanding online reviews, with the wood fired pizzas, pork belly, and meat and gravy rolls all mentioned as “must tries”.
Thongs on the Beach is open from 7am for breakfast, all day until late six days a week. On Tuesdays, the café closes at 2pm.
Located within the Sussex Inlet Bowling Club, 22nd End Restaurant offers a delicious range of Chinese and Australian meals, as well as Pizzas. Catering for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this well-priced local gem is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner and serves breakfast Saturday and Sunday from 8am.
After dining, spend time with the locals during the regular raffles, meat markets, or simply enjoy a cold drink and the views of the inlet. Don’t worry about walking back to the resort as the Club’s courtesy bus will be happy to drop you back at no charge.
Offering modern and well-loved bistro meals, Jacobs by the Pier is located within the Sussex Inlet RSL Club, on 200 Jacobs Road. Well priced, you’ll grab a burger, some chips and a side salad for $15, or a main like roasted pork belly with cauliflower puree, apple, cranberries, and pine nuts for just $22.
Situated in Sussex Inlet this little cafe is known for it’s tasty meals at reasonable prices. Providing a range of modern Australian gourmet food, specialising in fresh local seafood including lobster, it’s a fantastic local cafe not far from Haven Resort.
Glen and Colleen Holmes are well known around the Inlet for their incredible hospitality, customer service and, of course, their ice-creams. Featuring 36 flavours, including Ginger, Rock Salt Caramel and Toffy, as well as some gelato flavours, the Ice Creamery is the perfect place to indulge.
Also catering for brunch, the Sussex Inlet Ice Creamery also makes wraps, pancakes with syrup and ice-cream, Nachos, egg and bacon rolls, and sandwiches.
Open from 9am every day of the week, except Tuesdays, this local gem is an absolute winner.
You’ve had a great day in the wider Shoalhaven area, and while you’re here, why not grab a bite to eat? Here’s the best of the best for dining in the area. All these restaurants feature great atmosphere, good value for money, and fantastic food.
Just a stone’s throw from Sussex Inlet, the Stone Grill in Jervis Bay is a fun place to cook your own selection of meat or seafood on a granite hot stone at your table. While this activity isn’t for the littlies, children shouldn’t have a problem cooking their own meat with a little bit of guidance.
There’s a three course meal option, or a generous set menu featuring local seafood, steaks, lamb and chicken. This place is BYO, so grab a good bottle of red from the local wineries in the area, or at the bottle-o around the corner.
Do book in advance for this one – it’s pretty popular over the peak holiday seasons.
Berry’s Hungry Duck Restaurant is a smart, yet casual, Asian eatery, headed by Chef David Campbell (foodies will know him from The Book Kitchen in Surry Hills). If you’re looking for a finer dining experience, you can’t go past Hungry Duck. The atmosphere draws from the scenic countryside of Berry: it’s small, intimate, comfortable yet formal and smart.
The team at Hungry Duck are serious about their food. They’re all about local, sustainable and organic produce from the region, and therefore the menu rotates regularly, depending on seasonal availability.
Refreshingly, Hungry Duck’s prices are reasonable – around $25 for a main, leaving change for a $14 dessert.
Open 6 days a week from 6pm, closed Tuesdays.
Hungry Duck is open 6 days a week, closed Tuesdays, and now open for lunch Friday to Sunday 12 noon till 2pm.
The ButterFactory is modern Australian cuisine at its finest. A bespoke heritage 19th century building, the ButterFactory not only has a fully licensed restaurant, but specialises in weddings and functions – combining the magnificent views of the region, with the rustic modern atmosphere of a heritage site.
The award-winning restaurant is passionate about fresh and local produce, and it’s where you’ll find mouth-watering meals like, ‘Hickory Smoked Lamb Rump, Potato Roesti, Green Beans, and Olive Tapenade with Smoked Paprika Yogurt’. The meals are smart, sophisticated and well-presented. Mains are, on average, $30, and with a children’s dinner menu, kiddies are more than welcome to join an evening of indulgent fine dining.
The ButterFactory is open for lunch Wednesday-Sunday 12pm – 3pm and dinner Wednesday – Saturday 6pm-close. Bookings are preferred.
Pelican Rocks Cafe is just a short drive from Nowra, where you can experience some of the best seafood the South Coast has to offer. Its menu offers quite a large selection of food for breakfast and lunch and excellent coffee. Open Monday – Friday 9.00am – 2.30pm and Saturday and Sunday 8.00am-2.30pm you can enjoy a wonderful breaky or lunch at one of the best restaurants in Nowra.