Restaurant and Catering 2009 South Coast Awards nominees

Restaurant and Catering NSW have released their 2009 SOUTH COAST AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE NOMINEES LISTASIAN RESTAURANT Golden Palace Chinese Restaurant, Bargo Kings Chinese, North Wollongong Mango Moon, Kiama Mylan Restaurant, Wollongong Trang Vietnamese Restaurant, Wollongong BREAKFAST RESTAURANT Café Lush Pambula, PambulaDiggies Café, North Wollongong The Waterfront Café, Pambula BYO RESTAURANT Costa Azzurra Woodfire Restaurant, Fairy…

Jordans seafood restaurant

Australia Day lunch at Jordans was delicious. A seafood platter for two with a view of thousands of Australians walking past, enjoying the sights and sounds. Jordon Hot Platter for two – $105.00Deep fried perch fillets, salted spiced calamari, BBQ Octopus, spiced prawns, chips, spiced soft shell crab, baked scallops, kilpatrick oysters (we requested mornay…

Fish of the day ($21) at Ocean Beach Hotel, Shellharbour Village

Fish of the day ($21) at Ocean Beach Hotel, Shellharbour Village, originally uploaded by Vanessa Pike-Russell. It was such a lovely day it seemed a crime to spend it inside. We made our way down to Shellharbour village and enjoyed good food and a fantastic view at the Ocean Beach Hotel. With such a lovely…

Harbour View Thai – Shellharbour Village

Shellharbour is one of my favourite spots in the Illawarra. Only an hour and a half from Sydney (100km) and half an hour south of Wollongong, it has a lovely seaside village feel with gourmet food and speciality shops certain to please. It was my birthday and I was celebrating with friends and family. We…

Crooked River Winery Cafe

Today we visited a lovely winery just outside of Gerringong NSW Australia on the winery tour with club46 ( www.club46.com.au ). Our winery tour ticket included three wineries (Coolongatta Estate, Two Figs and Crooked River Winery), a sumptuous lunch including a starter of bread and semi dried tomato butter, a choice of four mains and…

Rump steak with dianne sauce from Warilla Sports Club

Rump steak with dianne sauce, served with vegetables, originally uploaded by Vanessa Pike-Russell. Can you believe this large piece of rump steak only cost $7? Alternatively, you could try the Rump Steak with salad. Warilla Sports ClubMcGregor Avnue,Barrack Heights Illawarra Food and Restaurant Reviews http://illawarrafoodreviews.blogspot.com

Seafood platter for one at Ocean Beach Hotel

Another birthday celebrated at Shellharbour’s Ocean Beach Hotel.This time it was my Sister’s birthday and since she loves seafood (like her big Sister) we decided to share the seafood platter for one. Luckily it is enough to feed three, as was evident when I ended up taking a third of it home with me. My…

Tandoori chicken salad from Emeralds

Tandoori chicken salad, originally uploaded by Vanessa Pike-Russell. TANDOORI TENDERLOIN SALAD $12.90Slices of Chicken Supreme Marinated in Tandoori Spices Tossed with CrispMesculan Leaves, Drizzled with Garlic Aioli Sauce and Mango Chutney I had spied this dish on the menu on my last visit and I was not disappointed. The tandoori marinade had lots of flavour,…

Windang Thai Gardens restaurant

Windang is a lovely little seaside and lakeside village on the border of the cities of Shellharbour and Wollongong. It is a popular destination with Sydneysiders who are attracted by the views and fishing spots. It is also the location of the Thai Gardens restaurant where we had a lovely lunch. Entrees included: Chicken Satay…