Steamers Bar and Grill is situated at 1 Marine Drive, Wollongong, which holds one of the most stunning views over City Beach and Wollongong lighthouse.

In Oct 2022, the restaurant won the award for best “Contemporary Australian Restaurant – Informal” at the 2022 NSW Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence, their 3rd win in as many years, and cementing Steamers Bar & Grill as one of the best restaurants of its type in Wollongong and the Illawarra region.

Steamers Bar & Grill also won this award in 2019 and enjoyed more success with a silver medal at the national restaurant awards in the same year.

The food menu has been crafted to enable guests to explore the street food scene from around the world and delivers a wide range of small and large plates inspired by cuisines from all over the world. And similarly, Steamers has an extensive beverage selection, allowing guests or our staff to assist in pairing meal choices with a drink to make even more of the Steamers experience. 

The restaurant name gains inspiration from the precinct’s food history. When the Illawarra was first settled, fresh produce was transported to Belmore Basin, before being loaded onto steamships bound for Sydney’s growing population. Both the organic and local character of the menu, along with the nautical styling of the décor is a nod to this industrial period, updated with a chic, contemporary twist.

Something to celebrate? Steamers Bar and Grill is the perfect destination for your next special event or dinner celebration. The Group Share menu offers good value and encourages sharing with a broad selection of dishes. Cakes or Balloons can also be arranged to add a festive touch.

Paul Hamilton

Executive Chef

Under the culinary direction of Executive Chef Paul Hamilton, Steamers Bar and Grill features a globally inspired menu, containing the freshest ingredients and locally sourced produce.

Renowned for his broad knowledge of a wide range of food, passion for modern Australian cuisine, and particular interest in visual plate finishing, Chef Hamilton’s relationship with food goes much further than fuelling the body. He believes that food today should be a multi-sensory gastronomic affair.

Paul has had a varied career across hotels, clubs, cafes, and independent restaurants. He actively seeks new and exciting trends and products, whilst still being grounded in traditional cooking values, freshness, and quality.

He works closely with local grocers and producers to source the freshest seasonal ingredients, making Paul one of the most hard-working and best Chefs in the Illawarra region.

Paul Hamilton Executive Chef

Disabled Access

Access is easy with the following features;

  • Two designated “disabled” car parking spaces immediately in front of the venue
  • Ramp access from car park to front doors
  • Double-fronted entry doors
  • The restaurant is single level and the tables are well-spaced
  • Tables are at a standard height so a wheelchair can be used in place of a chair*
    • Some larger tables use wide 2-seater stools, if dining with a group, we recommend calling ahead to advise so a stool can be replaced ahead of arrival
  • A separate spacious disabled bathroom with a handrail is available

Eddy Group of Companies

Jamberoo Action Park / Steamers Bar & Grill / City Beach Function Centre / Longboard Cafe are part of the Eddy Group of Companies – which are all family owned and operated businesses. We take pride in what we do and we aim to provide an outstanding guest experience. For more information, please see below or give us a call to find out more...

Jamberoo Action Park

NSW’s largest family owned and operated water theme park, offering world class rides and attractions in an impeccably maintained, natural setting between the mountains and the sea. There’s something for everyone at Jamberoo...where you control the action.

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Steamers Bar & Grill

A 2019 winner of a silver award for best contemporary Australian restaurant, Steamers Bar & Grill gains inspiration from world cuisine, delivering remarkable menus updated frequently by our award winning executive Chef. Our farm-fresh produce, wood-fired grill and absolute beachfront location deliver a group or individual dining experience unlike any other in Wollongong.

City Beach Function Centre

Featuring 2 beachfront rooms with the ability to cater to events from 20 – 300+ people, City Beach Function centre offers personalised or packaged arrangements for all kinds of gatherings. Weddings, corporate events and celebrations of any kind – our dedicated event coordinators will help plan and manage your occasion, while you and your guests enjoy the moment.

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Longboard Café

The newest addition to the Eddy Group of Companies, Longboard Café delivers premium coffee right by the beach, and leverages the expertise of Executive Chef Paul Hamilton when it comes to amazing food. With a selection of café favourites and innovative new menu items with a strong plant base, Longboard Café is from the earth, for the soul.

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