14 of the Best Restaurants in the Sutherland Shire

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Experience a taste sensation in the south of Sydney at the best restaurants in the Sutherland Shire.

The Sutherland Shire is a gorgeous pocket of Sydney to explore, bursting with beautiful beaches, a plethora of outdoor activities to try, and luckily for us families, plenty of incredible restaurants to take hungry tummies for a delicious meal. 

From the best pubs and family-friendly feeds to date-night destinations with clout, we've got you covered with 14 of the best restaurants in the Shire for your next meal out - enjoy!

14 of the Best Restaurants in the Sutherland Shire

1. The Pines 

The Pines Cronulla
The Pines Cronulla

Experience beachside dining at its finest at The Pines Cronulla.

Inspired by The Hamptons, this stylish restaurant offers an open-air dining room that captures the beauty of the local coastline. Sip on signature cocktails, savour the à la carte menu by executive chef James Metcalfe, and explore the extensive wine selection. Choose between the sophisticated ambience of the Dining Room or the breathtaking ocean views and casual comfort of The Terrace.

With a relaxed and intimate atmosphere, The Pines provides a memorable dining experience where elegance meets the charm of Cronulla's rolling dunes. 

Location: Unit 1, 8-18 Kingsway, Cronulla

2. Albi's Taverna

The best restaurants in Sutherland Shire
Albi's Taverna

Indulge in the taste of Italy at Albi's Taverna.

This rustic and charming eatery draws inspiration from the idyllic Island of Capri and the vineyards of Napa Valley. Indulge in Mediterranean delights like the Seafood Zuppetta and Garlic Bread Schiacciata, each bursting with flavour, before rounding an evening off with White Chocolate & Cinnamon Crème Brule, served with biscotti and apple sorbet. Drool! 

Location: Shop 1-2/1 Ocean Grove Ave, Cronulla

3. Zimzala

Zimzala Cronulla

Experience the ultimate beachside retreat at this South Cronulla Beach oasis.

At Zimzala, you can sip on a morning brew or drink in the stunning sunset with a cocktail in hand. Indulge in their seasonal menus featuring fresh local produce, while soaking up the panoramic 180-degree views during breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

It's safe to say this one has our tick of approval for a beachside date night to remember! 

Location: The Esplanade, Cronulla

4. Taren Point Hotel

Taren Point Hotel
Taren Point Hotel

Brimming with favourites for the whole family, Taren Point Hotel is one of the best restaurants in the Sutherland Shire.

The menu offers classic burgers, mouth-watering steaks, tasty chicken parmigiana, healthy options, and kid-friendly meals. Plus, don't miss the Huxley's pop-up in the beer garden, serving up delicious American-style food like burgers, fried chicken, hot dogs, wings, and more (which, in our book, pairs perfectly with a cold beer or wine.) Cheers!

Location: 105 Parraweena Rd, Taren Point

5. Mike's Grill

Mike's Grill
Mike's Grill

Indulge in the ultimate pub food experience at Mikes Grill.

Sink your teeth into juicy steaks, mouthwatering seafood, flavourful burgers, and classic favourites, or if you're in the market for something even meatier, meals like the Iron Man Rump are sure to satisfy your cravings.

Located in the Club on East, Mikes Grill is the perfect spot to gather with friends or bring the whole family. With generous portions, perfectly cooked steaks, and unbeatable value, it's no wonder they've built a loyal following of food enthusiasts.

Location: 7 East Parade, Sutherland 

6. Bangor Tavern

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Bangor Tavern

Restaurants in the Sutherland Shire don't get more family-friendly than at Bangor Tavern!

A favourite pub among locals, the Bangor Tavern is known for its convenient location, friendly staff, and strong community vibe.

Recently refreshed by renowned designers, the venue boasts a top-notch beer garden with lush greens, romantic festoons, and a retractable roof, perfect for catching live sports on our large outdoor screen. They've also added a fantastic kids' play area, making the Bangor Tavern a go-to family-friendly destination!

Location: 121 Yala Road, Bangor

7. Jensens Restaurant

The best restaurants in Sutherland Shire
Jensens Restaurant

Another one of the best restaurants in the Sutherland Shire for families, Jensens Restaurant has an extensive menu with something for every taste and palette.

Alongside entrees, mains, and desserts, there are also pizzas, a full vegan menu, a set menu for groups, and a pretty impressive kids' menu, too. We reckon a Hot Diggity Dog with corn chips followed by a Banana Split with hot chocolate fudge, marshmallows, and vanilla bean ice cream would put a smile on the faces of most kids we know! 

Location: 1-13 Freya Street, Kareela

8. Tradies Caringbah

Tradies Caringbah
Tradies Caringbah. Image credit: Architecture & Design.

Experience the refreshing coastal breeze and indulge in delightful meals with your loved ones at The Nor East Café & Bistro, situated in the heart of the vibrant Sutherland Shire at Tradies Caringbah.

Discover their mouthwatering bistro menu, featuring dishes crafted from fresh seasonal produce, a modern twist on beloved classics, and a welcoming atmosphere perfect for casual family dining.

While you're there, let the kids have a blast at the dedicated Play Space Kids Club, while parents savour a peaceful meal. Tradies Caringbah really is a place where great food and family fun unite!

Location: 28-30 Banksia Road, Caringbah

9. Bistro 32

Bistro 32
Bistro 32


Step into a charming Parisian escape at Bistro 32, where the ambience reflects the timeless beauty of Paris, and you can indulge in the delights of French cuisine with a truly exquisite menu.

Treat your taste buds to twice-baked cheese souffle, savour the succulence of beef fillet paired with velvety bearnaise sauce, experience shellfish ragout, and then indulge your sweet tooth with true French creme caramel. Drool! 

Location: 32 President Avenue, Caringbah

10. Giro Osteria

Giro Osteria
Giro Osteria

Experience the true taste of Italy at Giro Osteria, nestled by beautiful Cronulla Beach.

The menu is filled with mouthwatering antipasto, tantalising pasta dishes, entrees, sides, and delicious options for the bambinis! Their chef's selection set menu is a great pick if you're hungry and are overwhelmed by all of the divine-sounding options. Whatever you do, don't bypass the zucchini flowers—they are a masterpiece.

Location: 3/1 McDonald Street, Cronulla

11. The Bistro at Taren Point Bowling Club

Taren Point Bowling Club
The Bistro at Taren Point Bowling Club.

Located within the vibrant Taren Point Bowling Club, The Bistro menu is packed with all your club favourites, from mouthwatering chicken schnitzel to classic roasts and irresistible fish and chips.

Whether you're looking for a quick lunchtime treat or a delightful family dinner, Bistro at The Point will well and truly satisfy your cravings. With friendly service and an inviting atmosphere, you can enjoy great food and family fun times any day of the week.

Location: 203 Holt Road, Taren Point 

12. The Prince Hotel

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The Prince Hotel

Get ready for a feast of flavours at The Prince Hotel!

Their dine-in menu is packed with all of your pub favourites, from juicy steaks and mouthwatering pizzas to refreshing salads, tasty schnitzels, and satisfying burgers. If you're in the mood to share, don't miss their signature 'whole spit roast pig' or explore the new clean living section of the menu for healthier options.

And let's not forget about the drinks! With an impressive selection of 25 beers on tap, a variety of wines, spirits, and handcrafted cocktails, there is something to quench every thirst. Bottoms up!

Location: 533-541 Princes Highway, Kirrawee

13. Moim Japanese Kitchen

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MOIM Japanese Kitchen 

For delicious Japanese restaurants in the Sutherland Shire, you can't go past MOIM Japanese Kitchen.

This Asian-fusion restaurant boasts a huge menu, complete with sushi and sashimi, noodle soups, BBQ and stir-fries. If you're in the market for a quick bite, their lunch specials are impressive value, and their bento boxes promise to satisfy your cravings in no time. 

Location: 134 Oak Road, Kirrawee

14. Watergrill at Cronulla RSL

The best restaurants in Sutherland Shire
Watergrill at Cronulla RSL

Watergrill at Cronulla RSL offers casual dining with breathtaking water views.

They're all about serving up the freshest, highest-quality dishes, and the menu features an epic selection of daily specials, priced at just $17, including mouthwatering pies, crispy fish and chips, succulent chicken, and so much more.

For those with smaller appetites, the light menu offers the perfect options to satisfy your cravings, and the kids are well and truly catered to in the kid's corner section of the menu. 

Location: 38 Gerrale Street, Cronulla

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