Best Restaurants In Huskisson
Huskisson may be a small coastal village, but it boasts some world-class cafes and restaurants. Here are our favourites.
The food at Kanpai is consistently good and always fresh. The dishes are designed to share, so the serving sizes are generous. We recommend ordering a number of dishes to share rather than individual meals so you get to experience a variety of flavours and no one has to wait! Sunday afternoons are buzzing with live music from 4.30 pm and happy hour between 4-5 pm. These sessions are very popular with locals, so arrive early. What better way to see the weekend out than grazing on amazing fresh Japanese food and a delicious cold drink?!
We Recommend: Miso Eggplant, Pork Steamed Buns, Katsu Curry. Check for menu updates and live music announcements on Kanpai’s Facebook page.
Located just off the main street of Huskisson, The Quarters has established itself as one of the best places to grab a drink and enjoy good value, high-quality Modern Australian cuisine. The extensive drinks list is seriously impressive, as is the 100-year-old coastal-cottage in which the restaurant is housed. Chill out with a cocktail or a craft beer on the large covered deck, the rear courtyard or sample the exquisite cuisine in the stylish dining room. Family-friendly and dog-friendly (front deck area only), the atmosphere is always welcoming and inclusive. Bookings are essential.
We Recommend: Love the locals 2-course set menu on Thursdays – $40 per person. The menu is refreshed regularly, so keep your eye on The Quarters Facebook page for the latest updates.
Open for breakfast and lunch, Salty Joe’s menu is inspired by the beach vibes of Southern California and is one of the locals’ most loved cafes. The coffee is outstanding, and the food is always delicious, fresh and presented immaculately. What really makes Salty Joe’s special though is the staff who are friendly, professional and welcoming. The service is fast, but with stunning water views, beer on tap and great tunes playing, we guarantee you will be more than happy to hang around for a while!
We Recommend: Salty Joe’s Cheesy Burger, Pork Belly Mexican Street Salad, Fresh Muffins and Baked Goods. Browse the full Salty Joe’s menu.
James’ Kitchen – House of Guangzhou
Now known as James’ Kitchen, House of Guangzhou is known for its authentic Chinese flavours and precise seasoning. With views overlooking the water and fast, friendly service, James’ Kitchen deserves more than one visit. The servings are generous, and the staff are familiar with all the dishes making things much easier for those with food allergies and intolerances. It is advisable to book ahead as the restaurant can get very busy especially during the holiday season.
We Recommend: King Prawns in Chilli Sauce, Peking Pork Ribs, Steamed Shanghainese Dumplings. Check for the latest menu updates, including takeaway options, on the restaurant’s Facebook page.
If you are after a delicious pub-style meal with incredible ocean views and a buzzing atmosphere, The Huskisson, aka Husky Pub is the place to head. Family-friendly, the bistro opens at 11.30 and serves until late. With a good selection of craft beers, ciders and wines available, you may never want to leave. You can reserve a table in advance (recommended for groups and during peak periods), although the pub does keep some seating aside for walk-ins. The Huskisson also offers on-site accommodation, but be warned it can get noisy on a Friday and Saturday night!
We Recommend: King Prawn Pizza, Seafood Platter, Husky Hot Wings and Charcuterie Grazing Board or check out the full menu