Fiona's Guidebook

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Fiona's Guidebook

Day trip

Suggestions for a ‘day out’, in and around Berry: 9.00am Breakfast - a two minute stroll away - at Queens Street Eatery. Best coffee in town. 10.30am. Jump in the car and drive 15 minutes to Shoalhaven Heads Surf Club. Park up, head to the beach. Turn right to walk to the mouth of the Shoalhaven River or turn left for miles and miles of beautiful sand. 12.00pm. Head back to the car park and have lunch at either Bangalay Dining (behind the car park) or Mountain Ridge Winery (5 minute drive away). If it’s a sunny day - I’d pick Mountain Ridge. You can sit outside with beautiful views over the rolling hills. 1.30pm. Drive 5 minutes or so to Two Figs Winery to try some more delicious local wines at their cellar door. Outstanding views over the Shoalhaven River. 2.00pm. Drive 15 minutes back to Berry and park up at the house. Stroll around the shops. Don’t forget the cute little Picnic Shed further down Princess Street. 3.30pm. Fancy a traditional cuppa? Or a taste of something more exotic? The Berry Tea Shop is a must - and their scones are delicious? If you want something a little stronger - pop into The Garden and have a glass of wine or a beer in their shady back yard. Or Il Gelato does amazing little ice creams. 4.30pm. Siesta time! 6.30pm. Dinner at the best restaurant on the South Coast, South on Albany, a two minute stroll from the house. Or for something more casual, try Bussola or the Hungry Monkey. (Best to book ahead for lunch and dinner reservations as venues do get booked up.)
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Berry
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Suggestions for a ‘day out’, in and around Berry: 9.00am Breakfast - a two minute stroll away - at Queens Street Eatery. Best coffee in town. 10.30am. Jump in the car and drive 15 minutes to Shoalhaven Heads Surf Club. Park up, head to the beach. Turn right to walk to the mouth of the Shoalhaven River or turn left for miles and miles of beautiful sand. 12.00pm. Head back to the car park and have lunch at either Bangalay Dining (behind the car park) or Mountain Ridge Winery (5 minute drive away). If it’s a sunny day - I’d pick Mountain Ridge. You can sit outside with beautiful views over the rolling hills. 1.30pm. Drive 5 minutes or so to Two Figs Winery to try some more delicious local wines at their cellar door. Outstanding views over the Shoalhaven River. 2.00pm. Drive 15 minutes back to Berry and park up at the house. Stroll around the shops. Don’t forget the cute little Picnic Shed further down Princess Street. 3.30pm. Fancy a traditional cuppa? Or a taste of something more exotic? The Berry Tea Shop is a must - and their scones are delicious? If you want something a little stronger - pop into The Garden and have a glass of wine or a beer in their shady back yard. Or Il Gelato does amazing little ice creams. 4.30pm. Siesta time! 6.30pm. Dinner at the best restaurant on the South Coast, South on Albany, a two minute stroll from the house. Or for something more casual, try Bussola or the Hungry Monkey. (Best to book ahead for lunch and dinner reservations as venues do get booked up.)

Sightseeing

Leave all your cares behind on our favourite beach. Park up at Shoalhaven Heads Surf Club @ and you can enjoy coffee or food at the wonderful Bangalay cafe and restaurant
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Seven Mile Beach
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Leave all your cares behind on our favourite beach. Park up at Shoalhaven Heads Surf Club @ and you can enjoy coffee or food at the wonderful Bangalay cafe and restaurant
Head to the hills - up to Kangaroo Valley or all the way to Robertson and Bowral. Stunning scenery! And a great little day trip from Berry.
Berry Mountain
Head to the hills - up to Kangaroo Valley or all the way to Robertson and Bowral. Stunning scenery! And a great little day trip from Berry.
This is a bit of a trek, with a few steep inclines, but the views are fantastic on a clear day. Takes around 2.5 hours to complete. Check out more details: https://berry.org.au/explore/drawing-room-rocks-bushwalk-lookout/
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Drawing Room Rocks
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This is a bit of a trek, with a few steep inclines, but the views are fantastic on a clear day. Takes around 2.5 hours to complete. Check out more details: https://berry.org.au/explore/drawing-room-rocks-bushwalk-lookout/
Our home town - we love it - cute shops and fabulous restaurants. Wander around the back streets to admire the beautiful architecture and manicured gardens. Farmers market every Thursday 2-5/6pm and Sunday market, first Sunday or the month at the showground
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Berry
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Our home town - we love it - cute shops and fabulous restaurants. Wander around the back streets to admire the beautiful architecture and manicured gardens. Farmers market every Thursday 2-5/6pm and Sunday market, first Sunday or the month at the showground
100 Beach Challenge! Tick off as many as you can in one weekend. Including our favourite @ Hyams Beach (won ‘whitest sand in the world’ award). https://100beachchallenge.com/
City of Shoalhaven
100 Beach Challenge! Tick off as many as you can in one weekend. Including our favourite @ Hyams Beach (won ‘whitest sand in the world’ award). https://100beachchallenge.com/

Food scene

Possibly the best restaurant on the South Coast - great regional food and welcoming service. Best to book
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SOUTH on Albany
65 Queen St
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Possibly the best restaurant on the South Coast - great regional food and welcoming service. Best to book
A touch of France right here in Berry. Bistro chic - fab food and a little bar area if you just want a coffee, cocktail or a glass of wine. Small area outside to watch the world go by. Best coffee - and chocolate brownies - in Berry
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Queen St Eatery
65 Queen St
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A touch of France right here in Berry. Bistro chic - fab food and a little bar area if you just want a coffee, cocktail or a glass of wine. Small area outside to watch the world go by. Best coffee - and chocolate brownies - in Berry
New addition to the South Coast food scene - husband and wife team who serve up amazing set lunches/dinners for only around 30 people each sitting. Watch the chef cook up a storm during this intimate dining experience. Must book! Also run cookery classes
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Far Meadow Table
450b Coolangatta Road
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New addition to the South Coast food scene - husband and wife team who serve up amazing set lunches/dinners for only around 30 people each sitting. Watch the chef cook up a storm during this intimate dining experience. Must book! Also run cookery classes
Wonderful little modern Italian - gets busy so best to book
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Bussola Restaurant
97 Queen St
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Wonderful little modern Italian - gets busy so best to book
If you like homemade burgers - this is your place. Set in a wonderful little, converted dairy. Ask for a table outside to watch the world go by. Also do takeaway coffee and a lovely brunch selection.
The Hungry Monkey Berry
23 Prince Alfred St
If you like homemade burgers - this is your place. Set in a wonderful little, converted dairy. Ask for a table outside to watch the world go by. Also do takeaway coffee and a lovely brunch selection.
Every Thursday in the Cow Sheds from around 2pm
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Berry Farmers Market
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Every Thursday in the Cow Sheds from around 2pm
This is a Berry institution. I’m more of a Krispy Kreme gal - but people drive for hours for one of these freshly made donuts.
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Berry Donut Van
73 Queen St
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This is a Berry institution. I’m more of a Krispy Kreme gal - but people drive for hours for one of these freshly made donuts.
Rivalling the best dining in Sydney - locally sourced food cooked exquisitely. A little expensive - great for special occasions or a memorable meal. More casual food at lunchtime.
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Bangalay Dining
30 Staples Street
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Rivalling the best dining in Sydney - locally sourced food cooked exquisitely. A little expensive - great for special occasions or a memorable meal. More casual food at lunchtime.
Fabulous wine selection at our local bottle shop - great prices and always an unusual recommendation from Justin and the team.
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Justin Lill Wines
112A Queen St
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Fabulous wine selection at our local bottle shop - great prices and always an unusual recommendation from Justin and the team.
The best handmade salted caramels on the planet - enough said!
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Berry Chocolatier
113 Queen Street
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The best handmade salted caramels on the planet - enough said!
Great little deli - choc full of local produce. Great for a local anti-pasti platter - just don’t forget to go to the bottle-shop for a nice wine to go with it
Flavours Shoalhaven
113 Queen St
Great little deli - choc full of local produce. Great for a local anti-pasti platter - just don’t forget to go to the bottle-shop for a nice wine to go with it
Many think this is the best ice cream in NSW - fantastic flavours to explore. Coffee isn’t bad either. Spot classic cars outside on Saturday mornings.
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Il Locale Gelato Cafe
114 Queen St
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Many think this is the best ice cream in NSW - fantastic flavours to explore. Coffee isn’t bad either. Spot classic cars outside on Saturday mornings.
40 minute drive to one of the freshest places to taste Rock & Pacific oysters - straight from the sea. Jim is an ex-world champion oyster shucker. Eat next to the river - not fancy - but a real, local experience.
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Jim Wild's Oysters
170 Greens Road
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40 minute drive to one of the freshest places to taste Rock & Pacific oysters - straight from the sea. Jim is an ex-world champion oyster shucker. Eat next to the river - not fancy - but a real, local experience.

Coffee

Best coffee in Berry
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Queen St Eatery
65 Queen St
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Best coffee in Berry
One of our favourite coffee spots - plus unusual kitchen wares. Started doing cocktails and music from 4pm Friday and Saturdays
Nourish Kitchen + Lifestyle
68 Albert Street
One of our favourite coffee spots - plus unusual kitchen wares. Started doing cocktails and music from 4pm Friday and Saturdays
Small takeaway - does good coffee
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IV Coffee
117 Queen St
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Small takeaway - does good coffee
Recommend sitting in the garden at the back. Also serve breakfast, brunch and lunch
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The Garden Berry
103 Queen St
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Recommend sitting in the garden at the back. Also serve breakfast, brunch and lunch
If you love award-winning, freshly roasted coffee - then it’s worth driving 20 minutes south to Nowra to visit this tiny, quirky ‘caffeine bunker’. Only does takeaway - but coffee is immense - if you like your coffee on the stronger side
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Hyper Hyper Coffee
85 North St
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If you love award-winning, freshly roasted coffee - then it’s worth driving 20 minutes south to Nowra to visit this tiny, quirky ‘caffeine bunker’. Only does takeaway - but coffee is immense - if you like your coffee on the stronger side

Winery

Beautiful spot - overlooking the rolling hills of the South Coast. Just a 10 minute drive from the house. Weekends can get busy so best book for lunch or brunch. Usually live music in the afternoon of the first Sunday of the month
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Mountain Ridge Wines RESTAURANT & CELLAR DOOR
11 Coolangatta Road
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Beautiful spot - overlooking the rolling hills of the South Coast. Just a 10 minute drive from the house. Weekends can get busy so best book for lunch or brunch. Usually live music in the afternoon of the first Sunday of the month
Beautiful spot with a little cellar door, stunning events and occasional events. No cafe or restaurant.
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Two Figs Winery
905 Bolong Rd
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Beautiful spot with a little cellar door, stunning events and occasional events. No cafe or restaurant.
Just over an hours drive south to another of our favourite wineries - great cellar door and restaurant. Best to book. Pop into Milton to shop before or after.
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Cupitts Winery
58 Washburton Rd
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Just over an hours drive south to another of our favourite wineries - great cellar door and restaurant. Best to book. Pop into Milton to shop before or after.
Award winning local wines - worth booking a cellar door tasting in advance on-line as it can get busy. Good to do if the weather is a little wet. The restaurant has been closed so check in advance with Siloes if you are planning to eat. https://silosestate.com/product/tasting-experience/
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Silos Estate Berry
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Award winning local wines - worth booking a cellar door tasting in advance on-line as it can get busy. Good to do if the weather is a little wet. The restaurant has been closed so check in advance with Siloes if you are planning to eat. https://silosestate.com/product/tasting-experience/
Cellar door is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Best to book in advance for tasting sessions. No restaurant but you can relax over a cheese plate. About 25 minute drive from Berry
Lyrebird Ridge Organic Winery
270C Bugong Road
Cellar door is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Best to book in advance for tasting sessions. No restaurant but you can relax over a cheese plate. About 25 minute drive from Berry
A bigger estate and can get busy. Do a nice afternoon tea with bubbles. Also have a cellar door and restaurant
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Cambewarra Estate Winery
520 Illaroo Rd
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A bigger estate and can get busy. Do a nice afternoon tea with bubbles. Also have a cellar door and restaurant

Shopping

Possibly my favourite shop in Berry - run by the lovely Catherine. Clothes, homewares, jewellery, bags. Just off the Main Street - on Alexandra Street
Juniper Hearth
Possibly my favourite shop in Berry - run by the lovely Catherine. Clothes, homewares, jewellery, bags. Just off the Main Street - on Alexandra Street
Possibly the smallest - and cutest - shop in Berry. Next door - The Hungry Monkey makes a mean burger.
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The Picnic Shed
23 Prince Alfred St
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Possibly the smallest - and cutest - shop in Berry. Next door - The Hungry Monkey makes a mean burger.
You could spend a day browsing all Berry’s shops - this one is a must!
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Few And Far
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You could spend a day browsing all Berry’s shops - this one is a must!
Another wonderful clothing/homewares store - don’t forget to have a coffee next door @ Queen St Eatery
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MOSS NEST
69 Queen Street
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Another wonderful clothing/homewares store - don’t forget to have a coffee next door @ Queen St Eatery
Two shops in Berry - great for nick nacks for the house
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Haven & Space
58 Albert St
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Two shops in Berry - great for nick nacks for the house
You might miss this one if your not careful - but definitely worth a look. Unusual jewellery, clothes and homeware
Ky Design And More
78 Queen Street
You might miss this one if your not careful - but definitely worth a look. Unusual jewellery, clothes and homeware
Tiny little florist who also sells cute presents and homewares
Shady Fig
62 Albert St
Tiny little florist who also sells cute presents and homewares
More homewares - particularly good if black and white is your thing!
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AMARA Home
83 Queen St
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More homewares - particularly good if black and white is your thing!
If you are mad for sewing and quilting then make a bee line for Berry’s epicentre for crafting
Berry Quilt & Co.
66 Albert St
If you are mad for sewing and quilting then make a bee line for Berry’s epicentre for crafting

Forrest Walk

Just half an hour and a world away - the beautiful rainforest of the South coast. This is great for those who like an easy stroll through giant trees and babbling brooks
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Minnamurra Rainforest Centre
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Just half an hour and a world away - the beautiful rainforest of the South coast. This is great for those who like an easy stroll through giant trees and babbling brooks