The Bucks family have been in this building since 1940. Family hospitality runs deep in this local institution and you'd be hard pressed not to find a local that doesn't frequent this cafe slash bar. Coffee cafe by day but by night, Bucks is the go-to place for friends to gather, drink and be very, very merry. Craft beers and Australian wines make for a great accompaniment to their antipasti plates.
Located in the suburbs’ old post office, this fine dining restaurant showcases regional produce in their al la carte and degustation menus. The décor pays homage to the buildings history, incorporating the original features in a tasteful way. Every dish is innovative and emphasises seasonal and sustainable ingredients from the Illawarra region.
Jose Jones Restaurant & Bar
Four in one, Jose Jones is a restaurant, bar, café and coffee roastery. Feel like some eggs benny for brunch? Tick! Locally caught fish for dinner? Tick? A jug of sangria with gourmet, bite-size tapas plates? Tick and tick. With all bases covered, there’s really no reason not to stay all day. You can always duck to the beach (100 meters away) in between meals to break up the eating fest.
Thirroul Beach Pavilion
This waterfront pavilion located on the promenade at Thirroul Beach is a casual hangout perfect for devouring some fish and chips, wine in hand. The dining room takes advantage of it’s beachfront location, with open windows that let in the salty breeze, but the option to dine on the esplanade is the obvious choice.