Wharf Rd. is an expression of what living in or travelling to the south coast of New South Wales is all about – a relaxed atmosphere and a cracking view to be shared with friends and family, with simple, delicious food and great wine.
Chef and owner Dave Campbell and his partner Nicole have breathed new life into the historic Harbour Master’s residence, creating a gracefully rustic space that showcases fresh local south coast produce, Australian-crafted wines and one hell of a view.
Working with local interior designer Rebecca Riles of Berry’s Roots & Wings and execution by Revive Building, headed up by Paul Philpott, the building is comprised of an expansive dining room that retains its patina, while bringing a modern dynamic edge to the experience.
You won’t find a fine dining experience here. Wharf Rd is more about a relaxed, modern approach to food, presented in an inviting environment. Whether you’re a local, or just visiting the area, Wharf Rd is a destination dedicated to approachable, contemporary dining.
Seating 130 customers, the space houses a bar, perfect for dropping in for a bite to eat and a glass of locally brewed craft beer, while the dining room provides a picturesque backdrop for a long, lazy lunches and dinners. For events and special occasions, Wharf Rd is fitted out with two private dining rooms, while the main dining space that opens up to the pristine Shoalhaven waterfront.
Keeping true to Campbell’s commitment to seasonal, local and sustainable produce, the menu presents fresh local seafood as well as Wagyu beef and alpaca from nearby farms, dry-aged on premises in a custom Himalayan salt brick cool room. Carnivorous jewels will be cooked on a custom built South American-style parrila barbeque, Wharf Rd’s pride and joy.
“Neil Perry once said, ‘Cooking with fire is one of man’s greatest pleasures.’ Great produce, treated simply and with respect, is the aim of the game here at Wharf Rd.”
– Dave Campbell