5 Highest Rated Restaurants in the Sutherland Shire

Next time you are in the Sutherland Shire, you should stop for a bite to eat because there are some incredible restaurants. You can find all sorts of different cuisines cooked up by some amazing chefs. These are the top 5 restaurants in the Sutherland Shire. 

Albi’s Taverna

Source: Tripadvisor

Albi’s Taverna is a rustic Italian eatery serving food from the menu of sister restaurant Albi’s Table in Cronulla. The founder and head chef Albi Cuni has created some delicious dishes that combine traditional Northern Italian dishes with some modern twists. The menu includes classic options like risotto and meatballs as well as more adventurous dishes like sashimi. 

The restaurant is the brainchild of Albi Cuni, who left school at the age of 13 to enrol in the best hospitality schools in Italy. It was there that he learned the basics of Italian and French cooking and after touring Europe at the age of 16 and working with Michelin Starred chefs, he created his own concept for a restaurant. 

Albi’s Taverna is available for small groups as well as large parties and weddings of up to 220 people. 

Shop 1-2/1 Ocean Grove Ave 

Cronulla NSW 2230

Giro Osteria

Source: Tripadvisor

Terry Durack, writing for Good Food, said that Giro Osteria is one of the places ‘turning Cronulla into a destination for dining, and not just eating and drinking.’ It’s a simple Italian restaurant serving well-known dishes to a high standard. It is also very popular for the excellent views in the dining areas. You can choose from a set menu or a dine-in menu. Both options have a lot of variety and are reasonably priced. There is a good range of vegan and vegetarian options too. 

Giro Osteria allows customers to bring their own drinks on any day apart from Friday and Saturday, with a corkage charge of $5. They are also available for large and small functions. 

Shop 3 1 McDonald St, 

Cronulla, NSW 2230

Rocksalt Restaurant

Source: Tripadvisor

Rocksalt Restaurant aims to create ‘the best Modern Australian Cuisine and dining experience in the Sutherland Shire,’ and many believe that they have succeeded. The restaurant is run by Aron and Vanessa Filetti. Aron is the head chef while Vanessa runs the front of house. The menu combines modern twists on traditional Australian dishes with some other options inspired by world cuisine. 

The spacious restaurant can cater for intimate private dining as well as large corporate events and weddings. Next time you are in the Sutherland Shire, it’s worth paying a visit to the Rocksalt Restaurant. 

U 1 72-80 Allison Cres Shop 1, 

Menai, NSW 2234

Alphabet Street

Source: Tripadvisor

Alphabet Street is a modern Asian restaurant and bar, which originated in Cronulla and now has a second location in Sutherland Shire. They have a varied menu of snacks and small bites as well as Asian-inspired salads and rice dishes. You can dine-in but they also have a takeaway menu so if you decide it’s time to move to Sutherland Shire, you can still enjoy their menu at home. 

790 Old Princess Highway

Sutherland, NSW 2232 

Summer Salt

Source: Tripadvisor

Summer Salt is the top seafood restaurant in the area, and for good reason. Their menu includes lots of classic dishes like soft shell crab, crispy squid, and pan seared scallops. You will also find some Asian-inspired dishes like Crispy Sichuan Duck Salad. 

The restaurant is available for private dining and functions as well as weddings. 

66 Mitchell Rd Inside Elouera Surf Life Saving Club, 

Cronulla, NSW 2230

You should give some of these excellent restaurants a try next time you are in the Sutherland Shire.