get your foodie fix

With at least six official meals of each day (brekky, snacks, lunch, snacks, dinner, dessert), there’s only so much the pantry at home can provide. Am I right?

No matter the time of day, we’ve got stacks of great dining options around Shellharbour. From fancy pants to super casual – what are your tastebuds waiting for?

Indulge at Relish on Addison

The Village

Soak up the Shellharbour Village vibes and interrupt your boutique browsing by finding a nice spot to enjoy a tasty meal.

You’ll find Shellharbour Country Kitchen in the centre of town in a cosy heritage listed cottage. Perfect for a filling breakfast or lunch.

For impressive modern Australian, head to Relish on Addison you won’t be disappointed. Or if you’re feeling more exotic, Andaman Thai and Suashan Indian are also great options.  

And you really can’t go past the boat harbour views at Ocean Beach Hotel and their renowned seafood menu.

Taste the fragrant spices of India

Just up the road, a great place for families is The Precinct at Shellharbour Club. Choose from their street food scene including decadent desserts, mexican, dumplings, BBQ – something to please even the most fussy young tackers. And the adults can sink into a chesterfield while sipping cocktails. Sounds like a plan!

Plenty of dining options at Stockland Shellharbour

The City Centre

You’re a tad spoilt for choice when it comes to Stockland Shellharbour – you really could spend all day eating your way around the centre while getting some retail therapy! And with The Avenue spilling out into alfresco dining options, it’s a buzzing part of the city and a great spot to catch up with friends.

The impressively grand Civic Centre boasts a stunning outdoor public art domain that expresses the culture of Shellharbour. Sip coffee and have lunch at the Civic Square Cafe while watching the flow of water through the creek beds from this impressive feature called the Aquifier. What a fun place for kids to play! 

Across the road from the Civic Centre you’ll find the popular Rehals Devine Indian. Think curries, naan, more naan.  Just delicious!!! 

And just a hop skip and jump and you can settle in for the evening at Central Hotel. Cantina Bar & Grill is right amongst it all providing outdoor dining with a Mexican feast. And upstairs you’ll find pub-style options with a twist at The Bistro.

Please Note:  Due to COVID restrictions please check with each operator opening hours and booking requirements.  

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Being a photographer, I love the diversity of the Shellharbour region. There's pristine beaches and the lake, to rolling hills, rainforest and, of course the escarpment - all within a 20-minute drive. Plus with the airport and soon to be marina - Shellharbour has it all!

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