SOUTH on albany

Tucked away in a side street of Berry, we are a small restaurant passionate about sharing our love of this region with locals and visitors alike.

Your hosts John and Sonia craft a set weekly seasonal menu that highlights the best of the South Coast with a contemporary, relaxed and honest vibe.  

Seasonal simplicity – as fresh and locally sourced as possible with a unique regional wine list.

Fairfax National Good Food Guide 2020 14/20

Delicious Magazine 2019 Top 100 Restaurants NSW

Gourmet Traveller 2019 Top 10 Regional Restaurants NSW

The Menu

The Menu

SOUTH on Albany has an exciting set menu format

Continuing to share our love of local food and wine, albeit in a refreshing and exciting way with our Weekly changing – Set 3 course Chef’s Menu with options to add freshly shucked oysters and matched drinks

*Note that we do not have any children’s menu options, the $80 per person Set 3 course Chef’s Menu is the only offering. We are operating with severely limited seating capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions so we ask that you treat your visit to us as a break from your loved little ones. Each seat/place booked is for the $80 per person menu.


Dinner Wednesday to Saturday & Lunch two Sundays each month – upcoming dates Sunday 4th Oct, 18th Oct, 8th Nov, 22nd Nov


Menu is updated late each Monday afternoon for the week ahead

Dinner: Wednesday 30th September – Saturday 3rd October

& Lunch: Sunday 4th October

3 course set menu (no choices) $80 per person

Add Freshly shucked oysters with citrus & eschalot dressing – Half dozen $24 (Oysters are  pre-order only – add to your selection when booking online. As always the availability of our oysters is subject to weather & river conditions )

Add Matched drinks $35 per person

We are still tasting & deciding on this week’s drinks match – we will update details on our social media pages – Instagram & Facebook 


Asparagus with dill dressing, our ricotta, torn sourdough, parmesan, roasted hazelnuts & sumac


Pan roasted fish of the day with cauliflower purée, carrot, peas, beans, fennel and basil broth


Vanilla & rosewater cream with fresh strawberries, orange, ginger crumb


          We do our best to cater for dietary requirements with advance notice. Please let us know at the time of booking. Ingredients & wine could change due to availability



Who we are

Who we are

The kitchen adopts an obsessively local philosophy to drive home honest simple flavours that deliver the goods  –  Good Food Guide

Moving from Sydney 10 years ago having worked at Three Weeds in Rozelle, along with Merivale’s Bistro CBD and Est. restaurant, John and Sonia bring city slick dining with a country vibe.

Celebrating the region with a Chef’s menu experience, John delights in crafting elegant yet simple dishes.  Real honest food, driven by flavour and truly seasonal produce. 

Renowned for Sonia’s knowledgeable and relaxed hospitality style, the service is warm, attentive and welcoming.


The safety of our guests and our team is a high priority at this time. We have limitations on numbers and capacity and we are adhering to these limits.

Please ensure that you have read and understood these guidelines before you come into our venue. If you have cough, fever, sore throat or shortness of breath, do not enter the venue.  Go home, be safe and get medical advice.

Hand sanitiser is on the table just inside the doorway please use it. We have good cleaning and hygiene protocols in place, including frequent washing and sanitising of high touch points.  If you have suggestions, let us know.

Guests need to be checked in or recorded as part of a booking.  If you do not have a reservation, you will need to be checked in as a guest and we will require your name, phone number & email address.

We’ll provide table service.  Your only movements should be to enter and leave, and to use the toilets.  Stay 1.5m away from other guests wherever possible. Payment will be taken at the table. The credit card machine is sanitised after use.

Let’s keep each other safe as we’re all in this together.



To make a reservation click on the RESERVATIONS link above. All reservations are to be made online.  **Please make sure you receive an email confirming your booking. If not, you have not completed your booking.**

As we serve a weekly changing set menu so it is important that you mention all dietary requirements in the notes section when making a reservation.

A reminder that all 11.30am, 5.30pm & 6.00pm bookings are for a 2 hour sitting time. If you wish to linger please book the later reservation.

Booking times are very set at the moment with current restrictions . Dinner: Wednesday & Thursday 5.30pm (2 hour sitting time) or 7.30pm, Friday & Saturday 6pm (2 hour sitting time) or 8.15pm. Open two Sundays each month for lunch 11.30am (2 hour sitting time) or 2pm. Upcoming Sunday dates are 4th October & 18th October.

We are just a small restaurant and adding in COVID 19 restriction as well means that the largest table we can accomodate is 5 people. We appreciate your understanding of the limitations that exist at the moment. We only take reservations 60 days in advance.

Credit card details are required to secure your reservation for a pre-authorisation. *Credit card information is held by a secure third party.

Our cancellation policy exists as we are just a small restaurant where table space is limited and we love to share our food with a full dining room. Last minute changes and cancellations often results in other diners missing out.

You will receive an email reminder of your booking 3 days before you dine with us.
To cancel, reduce numbers or change the date of your booking please contact us on 02 4464 2005 at least 48 hours prior to your booking.
If you notify us within less than 48 hours, and we cannot resell the seats, you will incur a $80 per person cancellation fee on your credit card.

Your understanding is appreciated.

We are a fully licensed restaurant


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