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Alexandra Gibson3 years ago

Start your dining experience at nightfall

Sometimes it seems that when you leave work you are always forced to go home because all the restaurants are closed. Especially for those of you working late, it can be difficult to find somewhere that's open in Wollongong past your kid's bed time. There is nothing more frustrating than having no exciting eating options or a place to sit back and relax after working long hours. So, if you secretly love the night and want explore different dining options when the sun goes down then we have the perfect late night plans for you and your co-workers.

Pre-drinks and Tapas

Cafe on Legs

Cocktail teapot for two, Cafe on Legs - Wollongong
Cocktail teapot for two, Cafe on Legs – Wollongong

Cafe on Legs is one of the most popular hotspots in Wollongong. This restaurant and bar combination is a must as it provides patrons with a dining experience influenced by Asian and Mediterranean styles of cooking. For those of you out of work on time, head to this hidden restaurant to begin the night with their “Tappy Hour” from 5pm to 6pm every day of the week. Order cajun sweet potato wedges or a share platter as you begin to get a bit peckish throughout the night. Don’t forget to indulge in exotic drinks at this establishment that will tantalise your tastebuds, a cocktail teapot serves two, so choose from a Stiletto Slammer or a Back Handed Panda to accompany your tasty tapas. Forget large crowds and waiting hours for a table, come to this exclusive restaurant where you can sit quietly after work and catch up on gossip.
Where: 121 Corrimal Street, Wollongong NSW 2500

Fine Dining

Lagoon Seafood Restaurant

Dinner with a view, Lagoon Seafood Restaurant - Wollongong
Dinner with a view, Lagoon Seafood Restaurant – Wollongong

For those of you looking for something a little out of the ordinary, reserve a table at the Lagoon Seafood Restaurant and discover fresh seafood which is simply sensational. With a string of awards, this restaurant never disappoints with dishes that include local lobsters, Queensland mud crabs and Sydney rock oysters. Their set menus cater to everyone and are the perfect option for you and your significant other if you decide to spend some quality time together without the colleagues. However, if you just can’t seem to part with the team from work then there is no problem setting up a group booking with more friends, to enjoy dinner and drinks outside of the office. Not only is the food amazing, the scenery surrounding the restaurant is simply breathtaking as you can watch the waves roll onto the shore in Wollongong. To top the night off you can enjoy live entertainment at the Lagoon Lounge every Friday, Saturday and Sunday which is fully licensed until 2am for those of you looking to keep the night going.
Where: Stuart Park, North Wollongong NSW 2500

Dessert

Sugar Cube

Nice and sweet, Sugar Cube - Wollongong
Nice and sweet, Sugar Cube – Wollongong

If you think that the night ends after dinner then think again, we have one more special stop before you head home. Inspired by an old fashioned milk bar, the Sugar Cube is home all things sweet including Leige Belgian waffles, ice cream, sundaes and all things sweet. This venue is considered to be the trendiest dessert bar in town so if you feel like a nice coffee or tucking into a banana split, this is the place to go. The funky and fresh interior decor is bound to bring back memories. For those of you who feel guilty staying out late, purchase a colourful waffle pop to bring home for the kids decorated with chocolate. Next time you’re out in the evening, say hello to the Sugar Cube team who will no doubt be making fresh waffles to be served.
Where: 2/63-65 Crown Street, Wollongong NSW 2500

Where do you like to dine late at night in Wollongong? We would love to know.

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