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Shae Killey4 years ago

These Middle Eastern meals will melt in your mouth

Mediterranean food is a mix of all the different cuisines that come from countries that are adjacent to the Mediterranean Sea. While Wollongong might be a long way from countries like Turkey, Morroco, Egypt, and Greece, we've found 4 restaurants in the Gong that have mastered the art of Middle Eastern food and brought a little piece of the Mediterranean to your backyard.

Turkish Paradise 

Traditional Turkish cuisine, Turkish Paradise - Wollongong
Traditional Turkish cuisine, Turkish Paradise – Wollongong

This authentic Turkish restaurant will put your tastebuds into shock with range of unique cuisines. This restaurant will provide you with a modern twist on all your favourite Mediterranean dishes. Located in Crown Street, it is home to food that is rich in exotic spices with chefs who use a range of unique cooking techniques to ensure that every little bite is savoured as much as the last. Start your experience with a mix of dips that’ll be sure to wet your whistle, before you move on to a nutritious and tasty lamb shish main and complete your dinner with a spot of Turkish tea or coffee. If you come on the right night you can even witness a traditional belly dance to top off your cultural experience. Book a table at Turkish Paradise today, where the Far East meets the Mediterranean right here in Wollongong.
Where: ​89 Crown Street Mall Wollongong NSW

Chargoal

Fine Dining, Chargoal - Wollongong
Fine Dining, Chargoal – Wollongong

Located beneath WIN Stadium, make sure you get your Mediterranean food fix before the next Newcastle Knights or Jets games at Chargoal. Perhaps your not into your sport, but you’re just a fan of high quality Middle Eastern cuisine? Chargoal use a natural cooking style that is thousands of years old to create the nutritious delicious dishes that you will be indulging in when you book a seat at this must visit restaurant. Chargoal is an award winning venue that takes pride in both the quality and presentation of the food, as well as their service. So bring the whole family down to Chargoal for a night of Mediterranean meals they won’t forget.
Where: 49 Harbour Street Wollongong NSW

Litani’s Lebanese Cafe Restaurant

Beautiful dinner option, Litani's Lebanese Cafe Restaurant - Wollongong
Beautiful dinner presentation, Litani’s Lebanese Cafe Restaurant – Wollongong

At Litani’s Lebanese Cafe Restaurant you get the full Mediterranean cultural experience. Come on the right night and you’ll be treated to some music inspired by the Greek Islands, while you fill your face with food unlike anything else in Wollongong. Whether you’re coming down with family or you just need a place to go with a few co-workers after your shift, Litani’s Lebanese Restaurant is the perfect solution if you want satisfy your Middle Eastern cuisine cravings. When you walk into this beautiful restaurant you’ll notice the buzzing atmosphere and staff ready to serve you with a smile. They even serve breakfast for those who want to start their day with a Greek-style bruschetta breakfast.
Where: 120 Corrimal St Wollongong NSW

Samaras Lebanese & Mediterranean Cuisine 

Delectable menu options, Samaras Lebanese and Mediterranean Restaurant
Delectable menu options, Samaras Lebanese and Mediterranean Restaurant

Another heavily Lebanese inspired restaurant, Samaras Lebanese and Mediterranean Cuisine will have you coming back time and time again. Winner of Wollongong’s Best Restaurant in 2013 and 2014 you know you’re in for a night of good food and quality service at Samaras. They serve traditional Lebanese food A La Carte style so you can get a taste of everything all in one sitting. Pick from the versatile menu, or just go for a Lebanese mixed platter which includes a delicious variety of char-grilled chicken, kafta, shish kebab and falafel served with tabouli, as well as Lebanese puffs with a selection of dipping sauces. As this technically is the best restaurant in Wollongong, it would be rude not stop in and try one of their Mediterranean inspired dishes.
Where: 123 Corrimal Street Wollongong NSW

In Wollongong and like your Mediterranean cuisine? Tell us what your favourite restaurant is.

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