A Taste Of Huskisson

Nestled in the heart of Jervis Bay, on the South Coast of New South Wales is our hometown of Huskisson, where we opened our very first Few and Far store close to ten years ago. Not only is Huskisson a haven of white sand beaches and the most incredible turquoise waters you've ever seen, it's a fabulous place to visit all year round.

This blog, A Taste of Huskisson is brought to you by the store manager of our Few and Far Huskisson store, Natalie, who was our first ever employee! Natalie has been with Few and Far for 7 years now and has a broad range of knowledge across our business and of the local area - she's a great person to ask for tips if you are visiting and would like to explore the area like a local! See below for Natalie's top tips!
Huskisson is spoilt for choice with food! From excellent cafes and restaurants, the bakery and the local clubs, it's a foodies dream!! I don’t have a favourite and can easily say I spread my hungry tummy to pretty much all Husky has to offer! 
Now I'm not a coffee drinker, but my sources say this is the place to go! I personally love their atmosphere, relaxed with a great variety menu and daily specials…. to me, the Zucchini fritters are the best!! This cafe can get really busy with the locals and holidaymakers. Get in early to avoid missing out on a table.
Take away is available. Open 7am - 3pm
Just outside the Main Street of Huskisson is Dent Street Cafe, located behind the iconic Trading Post just as you enter Huskisson. Only open Friday - Sunday, this quaint cafe is the coming together of 2 local foodie friends. They have a passion for food, laughter and fun and this is shown as soon as you turn up! It's not a traditional cafe, it's a small select menu, you sit on milk crates outside and order through the side of a black box trailer, BUT the food is heaven, made with love and could easily become a stopover for breakfast and lunch. A little hint - down the bottom of Dent Street there is a new launch pad for paddle boarding. Dent street would be the perfect place to grab a coffee and snack after a paddle up Currambene Creek. You can pull up, park the boards on the grassy side area and walk to the cafe!
Take away is available. Open 7am - 3pm

 SaltyJoes

Salty Joes is a Southern Californian style cafe. From smoothies, boutique coffee and grain bowls to epic burgers with a beer and a splash of Mexican. They have an extensive breakfast and lunch menu. Your taste buds will be watering from the choices. Salty Joes also does monthly themed dinners throughout the winter/spring months, check their social media accounts for updates on these dinners. From my experience, these nights are great fun (dress up is encouraged!), with delicious international food and matching drinks!

Take away available. Open 7am - 3pm

The freshest & healthiest dishes, treats and drinks. Vegetarian food. Pilgrims has a great vibe, it just makes you want to eat healthy!! Lots of space/seating for intimate to larger groups. You don’t need to be a vegetarian to enjoy this cafe. The menu is extensive and delicious and includes burgers, wraps, pies and toasties, just to name a few. A great menu of locally named fresh juices. Pilgrims is open for Vegetarian Mexican on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Take away available. Open 7am - 3pm Dinner 5:30 - 8:30pm
Asian fusion, predominantly South East Asian cuisine is what you'll find at Wildginger. The menu is designed for you and the whole table to enjoy the option of sharing dishes in a banquet style format. This offers you the chance to taste the balance of the sweet, spicy and salty creations from the kitchen. Happy hour and bar snacks are served from 3:30 -5:30pm daily. Wildginger is a popular hang out amongst the locals. Dinner reservations are highly recommended if you are wanting dinner at any time of the year, even for an outside table. A set menu is available for $35 Sunday-Thursday. They run an updated wine list and make the seasonal changing cocktail list is excellent. BYO is permitted.

The Quarters 

The Quarters is a funky restaurant located off the Main Street of Huskisson, and adjacent to the Bakery in Currambene Street. The Quarters is known for their weekly special night. Every week there is a different special and I always look forward to seeing what's on offer. Examples include Love for the Locals $35 night, Ribs Night, Parmy Night, Long Sunday Lunch and my favourite Oyster Happy Hour on a Friday from 4-6pm! Check out their Instagram page for weekly updates. Very tasty regular menu on offer all week as well and their drinks menu makes it hard to pick just 1!!

Stonegrill 

Stonegrill is my go-to restaurant when dining with a large group. It's easy, the menu has many options and everyone can easily find something they enjoy eating. The 3 course $39 meal deal has it covered. But in saying that it's still perfect for a family or intimate dinners. Yes, you can cook your own meat on the hot rock right in front of you or choose a meal from their A la carte menu too. Service is quick, food is delicious and healthy choices are available. BYO permitted.

Club Jervis Bay (RSL) 
Right in the Main Street of Huskisoon! The club has a newly installed pizza & gelato bar called the Cheesy Grin, as well as their seasonal changing menu for lunch and dinner. It's a good feed for a club and open daily from 10am. Prising amazing views of Jervis Bay, the outside deck is the best place to sit on a warm afternoon looking out over Currambene creek. Weekday menu specials available.

The Huskisson Hotel (Husky Pub)

The iconic pub does have THE most fabulous view of Jervis Bay! There is nothing better than sitting outside on the deck in the afternoon with a cold beer and a bucket of fresh prawns or a delicious pizza. The pub can get extremely busy on weekends and through peak times. I would highly recommend booking or arriving early if you're wanting to eat there. There is ample space on their outside decks, which through the cooler months is heated and protected with screens. Multiple bars are open over the warmer months so the wait for a cold one isn’t long. The Sports Bar in the pub is away from the dining area and is a great place to watch, punt and barrack for your favourite team on the multiple tv’s.

Kanpai 

Kanpai is one of the best rural Japanese restaurants you'll find. Located at the bottom of White Sands Park at the end of Husky's main street. With Japanese chefs in the kitchen, some great Japanese beers on tap and an extensive sake menu, you are assured of the quality and traditional flavours of Japan. The outdoor area has a separate grill, where a chef can cook up a fresh meal right in front of your eyes. During winter you can try a sake tasting paddle around the fire while toasting marshmallows! These guys do the best Sunday afternoon sessions, hands down. There is live music on the deck from 4 pm, every Sunday year round. It's always a fun, lively atmosphere!

 House of Guangzhou 

Chinese. All made fresh. I suffer if I have MSG, and have never had a reaction from this Chinese food. Owner, Winnie is locally known for her flair and her signature dish - Peking duck. The full duck is presented on her trolley table, cut in front of you and served. Generous meal sizes and all the favourite Chinese meals are available.

Taj Indian 

My goodness, this is great, very tasty Indian cuisine. I don’t often eat in the restaurant, I usually get take away. The service is fast and the food is always consistently tasty with authentic favours. Good variety with an extensive menu.

Husky Bakery 

Since its opening in Husky in the 1917’s the bakery has been an iconic part of the town. The only place to satisfy the need for a flaky pastry meat pie, freshly baked bread/rolls, pastries and cakes. The menu is full of different creations for breakfast and lunch. There is plenty of room for in house dining on the large deck with a children activity playground to keep the kids amused. In school holidays the Bakery holds workshops for the kids. Check in store for the session times. The bakery is generally busy all day, but the wait for ones of their pies is so worth it!

Open daily from 6am-5pm

I hope you've enjoyed this little food journey around our stunning little town and inspired you to make a trip to see us soon! And don't forget to call in the Few and Far Huskisson to say Hi! I'd love to pass on any more suggestions! Enjoy! x

Images of Huskisson supplied by Dom Quaranta