Cronulla Restaurants

In recent years Cronulla has really emerged as a destination for foodies, with a number of exciting new eateries opening up in The Shire. Today it is home to a collection of excellent beachfront establishments, with many of the best restaurants in Cronulla offering epic views of the ocean and terrific menus that focus on local produce. With a wide variety of cuisine options available, dining out in Cronulla offers both choice and a beautiful seaside vista that are hard to find elsewhere.

C.C. Babcoq

Want some rotisserie chicken? Well C.C. Babcoq serves up poultry seven days a week until late. Or if you need something to impress, try the acclaimed banquet menu! While you’re by the beach in Cronulla it’d be rude not to have a cocktail or cold beer, again in luck there’s an extensive drink menu for any tipple.

Shop 4/5/66-70 Cronulla St, Cronulla

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The Pines

Modern Australian cuisine re-evaluates itself every day under executive chef James Metcalf, who has experience working in multiple Michelin-starred venues. Global flavours are promoted with local ingredients, championing Australia’s produce. What better to go with fine dining, a fine sea view of course – as the elevated floor overlooks the North and South beaches.

Unit 1/8 - 18 Kingsway, Cronulla

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Zimzala

This stylish beach restaurant sits on the coastline and has been owned by the same family for generations. Seared salmon, confit duck and pork cutlets all perfectly complement the moving ocean waves. In addition to the food, the restaurant often curates events for special dates including Australia Day.

The Esplanade, Cronulla

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Yalla Sawa

Just a few steps away from Cronulla station sits a direct line to Lebanese delight, otherwise known as Yalla Sawa. The décor is inviting and warm, perfect for several courses of Arabic comfort food. For more authenticity, the original recipes from grandma have seldom been changed. As a result, the mezze has quickly garnered a reputation for being delicious.

8/138 Cronulla St, Cronulla

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Wheat and Barrel

Simplicity is championed at Wheat and Barrel, with a focus on creating memories with ‘good food’. Italian home recipes come to life with freshly made pasta and vintage wines to match. Whatever mood you’re in there’s surely a pasta to match with gnocchi, carbonara and ‘ravioli of the day’ options available.

2/59-65 Gerrale St, Cronulla

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Summer Salt

Modern Australian fare with Asian influences, on Cronulla beach, has earned Summer Salt a reputation among Sydney’s best restaurants. The menu changes every quarter to ensure only the freshest produce is used. The hours of operation however are very selective, so be sure to book ahead to avoid disappointment.

66 Mitchell Rd, Cronulla

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Sealevel

Sealevel by name and sea level by nature, this restaurant offers beautiful ocean panoramas. French and Italian inspirations are apparent as squid, garlic lobster and barbecued prawns are the only way to watch the waves go by. After which, wash it down with one of the many Australian craft beers available on tap.

2 Kingsway, Cronulla

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Salt Meats Cheese

A New Italy? That’s exactly what the Salt Meats Cheese brand offer.  Dripping pizzas are commonplace, especially on Mondays as you can eat-all-you like for $25. Or indeed, you can forge your own Italy in the kitchen with one of the Italian cooking classes regularly held at the restaurant.

shop1/66-70 Cronulla St, Cronulla

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Queen Margherita of Savoy

Named after an archaic Italian monarch, Queen Margherita is all about the Neapolitan tradition. They follow strict rules on cooking with exact specifications on temperature and cooking duration. The menu strays very little from what a Naples pizzeria would serve, but surprisingly has three vegan-friendly options.

9/2-8 Surf Rd, Cronulla

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Opah

A Greek welcome is observed here as the friendly atmosphere reverberates the well-lit interior. The 16-hour spit roast lamb has become a favourite; while some swear by the ‘all you can eat package’; after which stroll by the beach’s beautiful ocean views, slowly mind if you’ve eaten a lot!

Gerrale St, Cronulla

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Next Door

There might be no restaurant closer to Bate Bay than Next Door. Stunning views of the beach can only be enjoyed more with liquor right? This relaxed space notes friendship as its mission with a menu stating: ‘we only serve food we’d give to our friends, facilitating a great community feeling.

2/4-6 Kingsway, Cronulla

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Little Italy

Much like the name suggests, Little Italy offers authentic food from a beautiful country, as head chef and owner Antonio Di Santo moved to Australia in 1993. The exposed brick and rich wood tables give off the aura of Italian charm, whereas the wood-fired pizza takes your tastebuds direct to Naples.

99 Gerrale St, Cronulla

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Henrys

Deep in the middle of Cronulla, Henrys offers the best of inside and outside with luscious outdoor space. This is a place for lovers and friends as all dishes are intended to be shared. Unlike other places in the area specializing in seafood, Henrys is very keen on meat with several lamb and wagyu dishes.

1 Ocean Grove Ave, Cronulla

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Green Shiso

Since opening in 2016, Green Shiso has offered contemporary Japanese food while preserving traditions. A la carte sushi is available, as well as the Omakase experience in which the chef curates the freshest fish in a luxury dining experience. Other imports include Hitachino Nest Beer, a popular Japanese craft beer.

87 Cronulla St, Cronulla

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Giro Osteria

Do you want an Italian meal to match the season’s ocean view? If yes, Gino Osteria more than fits the bill. Ecuadorian chef, Ruben Martinez develops seasonal experiences paired with only the finest Italian wines. Fine dishes such as seawater snappers and beef carpaccio have been featured in the past.

3/1 McDonald St, Cronulla

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Alphabet St.

The refreshing tangs and tingles of authentic Thai food accompany most sunny days by Cronulla beach. Alphabet Street has a cool graphic novel design with a simple ‘snacking menu’ with seemingly endless options to choose from. The bespoke Alphabet Apple Martini is a real mid-dinner treat too!

8 Kingsway, Cronulla

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Albis Taverna

Italian-born chef, Albi Cuni has used all his experience from training in Michelin-starred restaurants to make a real taste of Italy. Before he worked at Quay in the central business district, before masterminding his dishes like the four cheese and truffle ravioli to make Albi’s Taverna a local favourite since 2017.

1-2/1 Ocean Grove Ave, Cronulla

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1908 Cronulla

Tucked a few streets down from the beach, on Surf Road is 1908. An exceptional space from the outside appears as a greenhouse, while inside seems to be an industrial mill. Seafood rules here as ‘flavours of the ocean’ help curate an extensive modern Australian menu.

1/15 Surf Rd, Cronulla

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