7 Cosy Winter Activities in the Sutherland Shire

It’s no secret that we’re all feeling winter’s chill, and while you might feel the urge to bunker down indoors, the Shire is still abuzz with seasonal activities, fabulous eateries and lively bars. If you’re not brave enough for an icy ocean swim, we’ve pulled together 7 cosy winter activities to try in the Sutherland […]

Seven of the best restaurants for fine dining in the Shire

the pines

We have scoured the Shire to find the best seats in the house at restaurants that have set the bar for fine dining. Here are the places you’ve got to try, special occasion or not… The Pines, Cronulla Michelin-trained chef James Metcalfe cut his teeth at Justin North’s Becasse, and the Bellevue and, later, St George […]

Five of the best bars in Sutherland Shire

Bartender pouring fresh alcoholic drink into the glasses with ice cubes on the bar counter

Head to one of the following bars for artisanal drops and share plates that will help ward off the winter chill. Here are five of the best bars in the Sutherland Shire.    Grind presents … The Lever Bar, Cronulla Coffee has long been a social event at Grind Espresso. And, before we go any […]

Best coffee in The Shire

Morning coffee at Next Door, Cronulla

The obsession with the bean has never been higher, with so many expert local roasters and baristas elevating the science of a good coffee into an art form. The Shire is no exception, with award winning baristas and unique blends serving the perfect cup of joe, it is quite the task to find the best […]

Best brunches in the Shire


Lazy brunches are a staple of Australian lifestyle. Lining the shores and streets of the Sutherland Shire is an array of bustling breakfast spots. Choosing where to feast can be an overwhelming task for any brunch hunter. To make the choice a little easier, here is a list of the best bacon, flat whites and […]

Eat around the world


In the past 10 years, a plethora of new places to eat and drink have popped up around the Shire. What’s truly wonderful about the reinvigorated dining out scene here is the diversity and the fact we now have restaurants, bars and eateries that either reflect the culinary heritage of our chefs or nod to […]

Top Scoops in the Sutherland Shire 

frangipani gelato bar

I once went camping with a young family who made a stop for ice-cream every day before setting out on a hike. We would bustle into a little store and buy an array of brightly coloured flavours. Sitting outside in the early morning summer heat, little hands were quickly dripping with the sweet treat. This […]

10 things to try this summer in the Shire

Ferry in Hacking River going from Cronulla to Bundeena.

It goes without saying that for Shire-dwellers, summer represents one of the most wonderful times of the year. With countless beaches, super cool cafes, tried-and-tested watering holes and new openings to enjoy, there are lots of ways to make the most of the amazing weather. Here are 10 hot activities and ideas to try this […]

New eating out experiences in the Sutherland Shire


New restaurants and cafes come and go. Which is why we like to keep an eye on the newcomers we deem to be worth checking out. Add to the mix the noteworthy restaurants that are changing things up by ushering in new menus and concepts. Flour @ Caringbah Fans of cult Cronulla cafe Grind Espresso […]

21 of the best places for cocktails in the Shire

salt meat and cheese

From cocktail bars with ocean views to neighbourhood favourites, here are 21of the best places to go for a cocktail in the Shire. The Sutherland Shire was recently declared the second-most liveable metropolitan area in Australia. We’ll drink to that! From Cony’s in Cronulla, to Hazelhurst Café in Gymea, the cocktail craze in the Sutherland […]