Family Friendly Eateries 

Restaurants and Cafes 

Local family friendly restaurants and cafes in the Wollongong / Illawarra area including venues with  child-friendly policies,  playgrounds, kids specials and entertainment

Award-winning Tabatinga Family Fun & Social Centre now open at Dapto! Affordable, safe & friendly children's entertainment! Drop & Dine option available.

Location: Dapto
Phone: (02) 4261 1333   Mobile:
Ages: All ages!   Days / Hours: Mon-Thur 9:30am to 3:30pm, Fri-Sat 9:30 to 5:30pm* & Sun 9:30am to 4pm.* Drop & Dine 6pm to 9:30pm.
The award-winning chain of Tabatinga Family Fun Centres is now open at Dapto Leagues Club! Tabatinga is unique because it offers families a Drop & Dine Option every Friday & Saturday night whereby children can be dropped off at specific times to have their meal deal and play in a safe, secure and fully supervised indoor play facility, while parents enjoy the other facilities of the Club with the assurance that their children are happy, safe and nearby.
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Towradgi Park Bowls & Recreation Club - NEW Kids Playground! Awesome Uber offer! Family-friendly summer offers. And why locals love our menu!

Location: Towradgi
Phone: (02) 4285 5228   Mobile:
Ages: Family friendly!   Days / Hours: Mon-Wed: 9am to 11pm, Thu: 9am to 10pm, Fri-Sat: 9am to Midnight, Sun: 9am to 10pm.
NEW Kids Play Area! A great spot in the warmer months, where you can take a dip in the ocean, spend some time at the beach and then pop in for a delicious brekkie, lunch or early dinner with the family and kids! What about organising a babysitter, gather your partner or mates and utilise the awesome UBER Partnership with the Bowlo!
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Green Bean Play Cafe - Indoor Playcentre - amazing for kids (and parents!)

Location: Corrimal
Phone: (02) 4283 9900   Mobile:
Ages: Up to 8 years   Days / Hours: Monday – Friday, 8.30am to 1.30pm
With a free daily activity, great coffee and plenty of free play to keep the kids occupied, Green Bean Play Cafe is a great playdate option for parents!
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Bannisters Mollymook - Luxury coastal escapes by the sea....the ideal getaway plan.

Location: Mollymook
Phone: (02) 4455 3044   Mobile: (02) 4455 3044
Ages: Romantic escape   Days / Hours: Refer website
Offering exceptional accommodation and a long list of ways to indulge and unwind, Bannisters by the Sea and Bannisters Pavillion are both the ultimate indulgent guilty pleasures. Whether it be a wedding anniversary, girls’ weekend away, or romantic escape for two, no-one quite does accommodation, luxury and pampering all in the one sentence, like Bannisters Hotels. Day Spa, rooftop cocktails, delicious food, bubbles and oysters, high tea, Bannisters ticks all the boxes…
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Lower East - healthy, creative, cool family friendly eatery!

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4226 9922   Mobile: (02) 4226 9922
Ages: All ages and family-friendly   Days / Hours: Mon - Fri 7am - 2.30pm (kitchen closes at 2pm), Sat 7.30am - 2.30pm (kitchen closes at 2pm), Sun 8am - 12pm
Lower East may very well be one of Wollongong's most popular and creative cafes Dishing up sumptuous breakky meals, gourmet sandwiches, lunch and exceptional coffee since 2010, Lower East began its journey establishing a reputation for warm and welcoming service, great coffee and unique and innovative dishes. Open 7 days, Lower East is no longer a well kept secret in the Illawarra and is fast proving to be a hit with families, kids and group get togethers.
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Novotel Wollongong Northbeach - luxe accommodation! Couple and family friendly room packages and dining, plus Events!

Location: North Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4224 3111   Mobile: (02) 4224 3111
Ages: Family-friendly hotel!   Days / Hours: Open 7 days. 24 hour reception and room service
Stunning ocean views, spacious light filled rooms and a reputation for exceptional service has made the award winning Novotel Wollongong Northbeach an Illawarra gem! It is the perfect location for a fun-filled family getaway or romantic break!
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Headlands Austinmer Beach has it all! Family-friendly dining, romantic weekend away, great coffee catch up, and THAT view!

Location: Austinmer
Phone: (02) 4200 1099   Mobile:
Ages: All ages and family=friendly   Days / Hours: 7 days a week. 7.30am - late.
With stunning ocean views, luxe accommodation and family-friendly dining, Headlands Austinmer Beach is the ideal location to sit back, relax and enjoy time with family and friends. Boasting a regularly updated list of weekly events, Headlands is also a popular choice for weddings, special events and family gatherings. Or just come and sit on our large lawn overlooking the ocean and enjoy a relaxing coffee or glass of wine. Headlands Austinmer has something for everyone!
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Wollongong Central - bustling shopping and foodie destination! Sign up for our upcoming events!

Location: Wollongong
Phone: (02) 4228 5999    Mobile:
Ages: Family-friendly!   Days / Hours: Monday - Wednesday & Friday 9am to 5.30pm, Thursday 9am to 9pm, Saturday 9am to 4pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm
Wollongong Central is the leading retail and lifestyle destination in the region, delivering a world class David Jones, Mecca Maxima, T2, Peter Alexander and several more specialty stores. Wollongong Central is also a well-connected bustling hub of laneways, brimming with hole-in-the wall cafes and casual dining selections, all serving up delectable treats day and night. Check out our school holidays events, ashion previews, community events, interactive exhibits, live music, performances and entertainment and lots more!
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Scarborough Hotel - Family, pet & pram friendly! Plus a great special events venue...

Location: Scarborough
Phone: (02) 4267 5444   Mobile: (02) 4267 5444
Ages: All ages   Days / Hours: Open every day for breakfast and lunch, Monday - Friday from 9am til 4pm and weekends til 5.30pm.
Scarborough Hotel is a family friendly venue perched along the beautiful coastline with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.
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Dapto Leagues Club - Award Winning WB Brasserie and action-packed Kids Zone!

Location: Dapto
Phone: (02) 4261 1333   Mobile:
Ages: All ages!   Days / Hours: 7 days from 9am to 3am
The leading club in Dapto and its surrounds! We offer the BEST food in the area and we will not be surpassed. Great staff, great food and more! Become a member today and enjoy all the benefits of our Kids Zone and our Award-Winning WB Brasserie! Family friendly dining at its best!
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Yarnsy's Cafe - why locals and family's cannot get enough of this innovative and cool foodie hangout!

Location: Tarrawanna
Phone: 0417 048 165   Mobile: 0417 048 165
Ages: All ages!   Days / Hours: Monday - Friday from 5am to 3.30pm. Saturday - Sunday from 6am to 3pm
Nestled away in Tarrawanna is one of the Illawarra's best kept secrets when it comes to great food and coffee! Yarnsy's Café has certainly cemented itself as a much loved favourite for foodies, coffee lovers and for anyone wanting a cool café hangout that brings together everything we love about art, music and culture in the Illawarra!
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Al Aseel Restaurant & Patisserie

1-3 118 Princes Hwy Fairy Meadow NSW 2519
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Phone:
(02) 4285 5428  

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All and Sundry

Shop 7, 383-387 Princes Highway Woonona NSW 2517
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Phone:
(02) 4284 6656  

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Open 7am - 4pm Monday - Friday and 8am - 3pm on Saturday

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Altitude 1148 Cafe & Restaurant

Southern Gateway Centre, Princes Highway Bulli Tops NSW 2516
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Phone:
(02) 4267 5443  

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Monday - Sunday

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Amigos Mexican Restaurant

116 Keira St Wollongong NSW 2500
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Phone:
(02) 4229 8181  

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Ages:
All ages.

Days Available:
Open 7 nights for dinner from 5pm.

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Anchorage Restaurant

Cnr Campbell and Wilson St Wollongong NSW 2500
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Phone:
02 4228 9166  

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Austi Beach Cafe

104 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Austinmer NSW
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Phone:
(02) 4268 5680  

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Balinese Spice Magic

130 Keira Street Wollongong NSW 2500
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Phone:
(02) 4227 1033  

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Days Available:
Thurs, Fri, Sat 11:00-14:30 / Tues - Thurs 17:30-21:30 / Fri & Sat 17:30-23:00

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Bergie's Fish cafe

216 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Thirroul NSW 2515
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Phone:
(02) 4268 6008  

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Bill and James

Shop 3 168-172 Balgownie Road Balgownie NSW 2519
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Phone:
(02) 4284 1430   

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Bombora Seafood Restaurant

1 & 2 Fishermans Co-op, Endeavour Drive Wollongong NSW 2500
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Phone:
(02) 4229 7011  

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Days Available:
7 days

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Cafe Four

Shop 7 & 8, 151 Tongarra Road Albion Park NSW 2527
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Phone:
02 4257 7651  

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Centro CBD

28 Stewart Street Wollongong NSW 2500
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Phone:
(02) 4225 3556  

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Days Available:
Tuesday - Saturday

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Char Char Bar & Grill

WIN Stadium, Shop 4, 49 Harbour Street Wollongong NSW 2500
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Phone:
1300 433 432  

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Days Available:
Wednesday - Sunday

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Coldwater Creek Restaurant & Bar

Sage Hotel, Ground Floor, 60 - 62 Harbour Street Wollongong NSW 2500
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Phone:
(02) 4201 2111  

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Days Available:
Open 7 days from 10.00am until late

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Costa Azzura Woodfire Restaurant

71 Princes Highway Fairy Meadow NSW 2519
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Phone:
(02) 4285 4520  

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Days Available:
Tuesday - Sunday

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Da Orlando Woodfire Pizzeria

1/348 Keira Street Wollongong NSW 2500
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Phone:
(02) 4298 3011  

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Dagwood

19 Market Street Wollongong NSW 2500
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Phone:
(02) 4228 6850  

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Days Available:
Monday - Sunday

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Dapto Hotel - Fabrice Woodfire & Bar Restaurant

106 Princes Highway Dapto NSW 2530
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Phone:
02 4261 1000  

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Diggies

1 Cliff Road, North Beach Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:
Stan and Aaron Crinis

Phone:
(02) 4226 2688  

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Ages:

Days Available:
Open 7 days from 6.30am

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Diggies Cycle Cafe

301 Keira Street Wollongong NSW 2500
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Phone:
(02) 4226 2257  

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Open/ Monday - Saturday/ 7am-3pm

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Figtree Gourmet Kitchen

1-3/101 Bellevue Road Figtree NSW 2525
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Phone:
(02) 4226 6995  

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Days Available:
Tuesday to Sunday from 5.00pm

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Fujiyama Teppanyaki

12 Daisy Street Wollongong NSW 2519
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Phone:
(02) 4283 8830  

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Days Available:
Open 7 Days For Lunch & Dinner

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Green Bean Play Cafe

Level 1, 98 Railway Street Corrimal NSW 2518
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Phone:
(02) 4283 9900  

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Ages:
All ages

Days Available:
Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 1.30pm

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Grill'd

Wollongong Central, Ground Lvl, Cnr Crown & Keira Street Wollongong NSW 2500
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Phone:
(02) 4226 2888  

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Days Available:
7 days

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Harbour Street

49 Harbour Street Wollongong NSW 2500
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Phone:
02 4225 3487  

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Harbourfront

2 Endeavour Drive Wollongong NSW 2500
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Phone:
(02) 4227 2999  

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Il Nido Trattoria Pizzeria

Shop 1 - 154 Balgownie Rd Balgownie NSW 2519
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Phone:
(02) 42 848 664  

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Days Available:
Open Wednesday to Sunday 5.30pm till late

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Il Porcellino Trattoria and Pizzeria

2 Kembla Street Balgownie NSW 2519
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Phone:
(02) 42851503   

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Days Available:
Open 7 nights a week and 6 days for breakfast & lunch.

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Illawarra Brewery

Eastern Terrace, Win Entertainment Centre, Crown Street (Cnr Harbour St) Wollongong NSW 2500
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Phone:
(02) 4220 2854  

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Ages:
Kid's Menu

Days Available:
7 days

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Jasmine Rice Restaurant II

19 Flinders St Wollongong NSW 2500
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Phone:
(02) 422 88811  

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Julio's Pizza Wollongong

453 Crown Street Wollongong NSW 2500
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Phone:
(02) 4228 8750  

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Kneading Ruby

5 Crown Lane Wollongong NSW 2500
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Phone:
(02) 4229 7829 / (02) 4229 7822  

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Days Available:
Fri, Sat, Sun 12:00 - 15:00 / Sun, Tues, Weds 17:00-22:00 / Thurs 17:00-23:00 / Fri & Sat 17:00 - 00:00

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Kurtosh

Wollongong Central, Globe Lane, 200 Crown Street Wollongong NSW 2500
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Phone:
(02) 4226 5299  

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Days Available:
Monday - Sunday 9am - 10pm

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Lee and Me

87 Crown Street Wollongong Nsw 2500
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Phone:
(02) 4244 0695  

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Ages:

Days Available:
Open 7 days

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Lettuce B Frank Wholefoods Cafe

337 Crown Street Wollongong NSW 2500
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Phone:
902) 4228 5288  

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Days Available:
Mon to Fri 6am- 4pm and Sat to Sun 7am- 2pm

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My Pantry

5/16 Cliff Road North Wollongong NSW 2500
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Phone:
(02) 4229 3141  

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Days Available:
Wednesday - Sunday

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Northbeach Pavilion

5 Cliff Road North Wollongong NSW 2500
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Phone:
02 4225 2555   

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Wednesday - Sunday

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Pai Tong Thai Restaurant

Shop 5/409-411 Princes Highway Woonona NSW 2517
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Phone:
(02) 4284 0321  

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Days Available:
7 days from 5.00pm - 10.00pm

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Pepe's on the Beach

2-14 Cliff Road North Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:
Sarah

Phone:
(02) 4224 3111  

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Raya Thai Restaurant

Shop 4/115-119, Parkes Street Helensburgh NSW 2508
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Phone:
(02) 4294 9222  

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Open 7 nights 5pm till 9.30pm

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Sage Hotel Wollongong

60-62 Harbour Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Contact:
Leanne Dias

Phone:
(02) 4201 2111  

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Scarborough Hotel

383 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Scarborough NSW 2515
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Phone:
02 4267 5444  

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Seacliff Restaurant

16 Cliff Road North Wollongong NSW 2500
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Phone:
(02) 4228 5410  

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The Breeze Shellharbour

25 Addison Street Shellharbour NSW 2529
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Phone:
(02) 4295 1335  

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���Monday to Thursday 11:00am - 2.30pm & Dinner from 5.00pmFri to Sun from 11:00am (in winter)

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The Lagoon Restaurant

Stuart Park North Wollongong NSW 2500
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Phone:
02 4226 1677  

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The Meatery

1 Marine Drive Wollongong NSW 2500
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Phone:
(02) 4229 6895  

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Wednesday - Sunday

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The Social @ IPAC

32 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
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Phone:
(02) 4224 5932  

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Monday - Saturday

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Three Chimneys

Unit 3, 63/65 Crown Street Wollongong NSW 2500
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Phone:
(02) 4243 1108  

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Days Available:
Open 7 Days

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Towradgi Beach Hotel

170 Pioneer Road Towradgi NSW 2518
Contact:

Phone:
02 4283 3588  

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Ages:
5 and up

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Windjammers Restaurant and Buffet

Novotel Wollongong Northbeach 2-14 Cliff Road North Wollongong 2500
Contact:

Phone:
(02) 4224 3123  

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Days Available:
7 days

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