Have you ever wondered what the top restaurants are to try in the Sutherland Shire? There are PLENTY of options to choose from. It's easy to find local favs close by, but what about a few suburbs over? When was the last time you drove to the other end of town to try somewhere new?
Well, round up the troops because now might be the time, and my mouth is already watering. We scoured the local scene to give you our 15 Best Restaurants to try in the Sutherland Shire that set the bar high when it comes to dining out.
Cronulla is definitely a hotspot when it comes to great restaurants. Places like Sealevel, Summersalt and Salt Meats Cheese are among some of the most popular locations to grab dinner and drinks with friends.
However, one should never rule out suburbs like Kareela, Miranda, Menai, Engadine and Illawong when it comes to fine dining. The Sutherland Shire boasts some of the finest local eateries and offers residents a literal smorgasbord of world-class options.
From Mediterranean tapas, "the worlds tastiest dumplings" to a good old fashion steak and chips by the bay, your next meal will no doubt be found in the list of restaurants below.
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Here's our exhaustive list of 15 Top Restaurants around town. With lots of quality dining options available, you definitely won't run out of places to check out over the coming months.
The Jensen's menu consists of retro classics mixed with modern cooking techniques and is owned and operated by Executive head Chef, Carl Jensen. Quality steaks, fresh seafood, and casual pizza's represent his vast and experienced cooking career. Expect a high end dining experience from start to finish, beautifully styled interiors and a cocktail menu to die for. Book A Table At Jensens >>>
Summer Salt's menu is an eclectic balance of East meets West Cuisine that synchronizes the freshest seafood and prime quality cuts of meat with seasonal market fruit and vegetables sourced only through the best local suppliers. It's seaside location offers a truly unique and memorable dining experience well suited for your next long lunch or moonlit dinner. Book A Table >>>
Perched on the top level dining precinct of Westfield Miranda over looking the courtyard, Din Tai Fung is globally known to serve "the world’s tastiest dumplings". Din Tai Fung pairs the freshest ingredients with skill, precision and care. More than just dumplings, tuck into appetisers, noodles, fried rice, soup and piping hot wok dishes. Join the cult following >>>
Alphabet St. is an authentic modern Asian/Thai restaurant and bar, located in Cronulla and has recently opened a second location in Sutherland. Every mouthful is an explosion of flavours.......true authentic Thai... It's no wonder you HAVE to book. + it's BYO wine and champagne mid week! BOOM! Secure your tables here >>>
Get your friends together to start your night on the town, enjoy a family dinner without the stress, bring your own party or try a date night done right (The outdoor seating under festoon lighting really sets the mood just FYI) The menu pays homage to their Italian heritage, while spicing things up with a modern and innovative twist. Book your pre-drinks and pizzas here >>>
Another Westfield Miranda gem, this eclectic, colourful, 280-seat cantina is ablaze with neon lights and fluorescent signage, including a festively lit, 180-seat outdoor terrace. The menu is unashamedly Tex-Mex – think unlimited free chips and salsa, soft shell-tacos, hand-made flour tortillas, big burritos, sizzling fajitas and nachos loaded with toppings. Enough said >>>
Mouth watering, fulfilling, appealing and ever-so scrumptious, Lebanese cuisine is loved by many all around the world! ... and now, loved by all in the heart of Kareela. Jbeil is the new kid on the block and is already wooing locals with crowd favourites like grilled halloumi with tomato & fresh oregano, fried vegetarian kibbeh and znoud el sett for dessert. Get your fix here >>>
The Pines takes its inspiration from The Hamptons, celebrating the beauty of the local coastline with an open-air inspired dining room, allowing guests to enjoy the complete dining experience. Start with an aperitif or a signature cocktail, indulge in their à la carte or group dining menu crafted by executive chef James Metcalfe and revel in the extensive wine selection. Put the Pines at the top of your list >>>
The Marina's Edge Restaurant is located on the picturesque Kogarah Bay with majestic views over the beautiful Georges River and St George Motorboat Marina. Our pics are the half price buckets of oysters for lunch on Tuesdays, slow cooked pork ribs with chips on Thursday nights and $15 fish taco Fridays from 530pm. Become a member >>>
Award winning Head Chef, Joseph Spiteri fuses his Mediterranean culinary heritage with local ingredients designing a modern Australian menu reflecting the seasons and his passion. Perched over Gunnamatta Bay and parklands in Cronulla, WATERLINE By the Bay restaurant offers an à la carte menu in a serene setting. Discover this hidden gem >>>
Rocksalt has one goal - "To provide you with the best Modern Australian Cuisine and dining experience in the Sutherland Shire." Trust us when we say, you will NOT be disappointed. Their large and spacious restaurant allows you to feel separate from the other diners, whilst still enjoying the ambiance and atmosphere that Rocksalt exudes. You've got to try the Lemon & Oregano Lamb Shoulder and Sicilian Donuts for dessert >>>
Engadine's home of delicious tapas, Australian cuisine, cocktails, craft beer, & wine. The Den transforms from a quaint corner cafe on weekends into a stylish indoor dining and bar area from Wed-Friday. Couple this with some amazing live music and the mood quickly shifts from dinner to dancing. It's no wonder that The Den is one of the most popular and unique places to dine in Engadine! Put your dancing shoes here >>>
Be inspired by the spices and flavours of the Mediterranean. Mezza, meaning to share and Terra, meaning land in Latin, invites you to gather with your nearest and dearest and share the vibrant dishes created by their very own Executive Chef, Abdullah Toufaili. Abi crafts an international palette fusing Lebanese, Greek, and Turkish influence with a focus on the freshest sustainable seafood in Illawong. We're sold >>>
With panoramic ocean views from North Cronulla to Boat Harbour, you'll book Sealevel first just for the view. Offering a fresh and culturally diverse influence with a focus on seafood, their aim is to give you a rich experience evoking all of the senses. "Food is our passion and our menu is a reflection of everything we love about dining out." We couldn't agree more. Book your next seafood platter here >>>
Baba Ghanouj is a traditional Lebanese restaurant, serving honest, authentic Lebanese food prepared in-house daily. Featuring locally sourced seasonal produce and the freshest ingredients, their banquets are more than an array of dishes, they are an experience designed to be shared with family and friends. Oh and they have an insane wine list and beer imported direct from Lebanon. Share the love here >>>