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 seasonal menu that highlights the best of the South Coast with a contemporary, relaxed and honest vibe.
NOTE: we do not have any outdoor seating – all reservations are inside.
We have two sittings of between 10-12 guests at one time. The largest group that we accomodate is just one table with a maximum of 5 guests.
Australian Wine List of the Year Awards – 1 Glass 2021 & 2020
Fairfax National Good Food Guide 2021
Delicious Magazine 2019 Top 100 Restaurants NSW
Gourmet Traveller 2019 Top 10 Regional Restaurants NSW
SOUTH on Albany has an exciting set menu format
Continuing to share our love of local food and wine in a refreshing and exciting way with our 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 $85 per person Set 3 course Chef’s Menu is the only offering. We ask that you treat your visit to us as a break from your loved little ones. Each seat/place booked is for the $85 per person menu)
NOTE: we do not have any outdoor seating – all reservations are inside. We have two sittings of between 10 – 12 guests at one time. Our largest table is a maximum of 5 guests.
OPENING HOURS: Dinner: Wednesday to Saturday (Wed & Thur 5.30pm or 7.45pm / Fri & Sat 6pm or 8.15pm). LUNCH: Generally two Sundays each month – upcoming Sunday dates include Sun 29th May, 12th June, 26th June, 3rd July (11.45am or 2pm)
ALL OF OUR RESERVATIONS ARE ONLINE – CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE. PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A BOOKING CONFIRMATION EMAIL – YOU HAVE NOT GOT A BOOKING
3 course set menu $85 per person
- + Add matched drinks $45 per person
+ Add oysters (these are pre-order only and subject to river conditions)
Half dozen freshly shucked rock oysters with citrus and eschalot dressing $30
Dinner: Wednesday to Saturday from 18th to 28th May
Lunch Sunday 29h May
(each menu runs for two weeks – menu updated every two weeks late on Monday afternoon)
Snapper brandade with dill, radish, watercress, lemon, capers & grilled sourdough
Pink roasted sirloin with parsnip purée, green beans, roasted onion, jerusalem artichoke chips & jus
Caramelised honey & vanilla panna cotta with poached quince, plum & ginger tuile
We do our best to cater for dietary requirements with advance notice. Please let us know at the time of booking.
Ingredients & drinks could change due to availability.
Bookings are all online – please click on the link below.
CLICK BELOW TO SEE OUR CURRENT WINE & BEVERAGE LIST
Who we are
The kitchen adopts an obsessively local philosophy to drive home honest simple flavours that deliver the goods – Fairfax 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.
COVID 19 SAFETY
The safety of our guests and our team is a high priority at this time. We are following all NSW Public Health Orders and insist that our guests adhere to all health orders too.
If you have cough, fever, sore throat or shortness of breath, do not enter the venue. Go home, be safe and get medical advice. Please ensure that you have read and understood these guidelines before you come into our venue.
Hand sanitiser is available – please use it. We have good cleaning and hygiene protocols in place, including frequent sanitising of high touch points. If you have suggestions, let us know.
We’ll provide table service. Payment will be taken at the table.
NOTE: TO BE PERMITTED TO DINE WITH US YOU NEED TO AGREE TO ADHERE AT ALL NSW HEALTH ORDERS AND ALSO ANY HEALTH ORDERS FROM OTHER AUSTRALIAN STATES & TERRITORIES
We do not have any outdoor seating – all reservations are inside. We have two sittings of between 10 – 12 guests at one time. The largest group that we accomodate is just one table with a maximum of 5 guests.
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 Set 3 course Chef’s 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 & 11.45am, 5.30pm & 6.00pm bookings are for a 2 hour sitting time. If you wish to linger please book the later reservation.
Dinner: Wednesday & Thursday 5.30pm (2 hour sitting time) or 7.45pm, Friday & Saturday 6pm (2 hour sitting time) or 8.15pm. Open two Sundays each month for lunch 11.45am (2 hour sitting time) or 2pm.
We are just a small restaurant so 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.
Note there is a 20% surcharge when we open on public holidays.
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, you will incur a $85 per person cancellation fee on your credit card.
Your understanding is appreciated.
We are a fully licensed restaurant