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every Easter there is a Blessing of the Fleet celebrated at the harbour here, this has been going on since the 1930s when the area was settled by many Italian fishermen
Ulladulla is a good base for exploring the pretty surrounding countryside, and there are some interesting walks around here, other than that its a relatively quiet little place
the Budamurra Aboriginal community offers guided tours of their cultural trail, unfortunately we were unable to find them so if you would find this interesting call 02 4455 5883 beforehand, or check out their website www.budamurra.com.au for details and directions
do go up to the Lighthouse Oval car park for some wonderful ocean and coastline views
Written Jan 9, 2005
I will start by saying how some restauranteurs are very misleading. We arrived in Ulladulla and saw a restaurant named "The International Restaurant" on wason street. How misleading was that. We walked in and looked at the menu. It was all pizza and pasta and a sloppy dirty kitchen with a very rude owner named Tony. As a Tourist area you think people would be more friendly so we walked out.
We asked a taxi driver where we could dine that was good. His responce was i know a little treasure thats not good but it is exceptional in Burrill lake he said. So we went.
Laguna D'zur International as soon as we walked in we realised this had style. The chef kaibil introduced himself to us, very friendly and a great looking restaurant. We got the menu and here we were in our dream become reality. The menu is extensive with more than 20 different cultural cuisines from the entree's ,Mains and the desserts. We were served a complimentary appetizer before our bread, the service was excellent, the bread amazing with all its accompaniments. When entrees arrived we realised this was no ordinary eating place it was a true dining experience. Entrees were excellent especially the seafood trio and the quail.
main courses to die for, we were presented with a magazine to read (South coast Style Magazine) the chef and his was were reviewed. There were two signature dishes the middle eastern lamb and the duck. We ordered them and i have never in my world travels experienced such amazing flavours, and we didnt have to pay for salad or vegetables they were inclusive, and may i add not just steamed vegetables, roasted vegetables cooked in a claypot it was great. If i had to descrive the souffle that was served with the mango champage ice cream and handmade chocolates i would properly melt myself. Laguna is in burrill lake executing some of the worlds best food i would travell clockwise and anticlockwise to go there. The best restaurant i have been to in Australia.
If you havent been you are at a loss. Keep it up Kaibil you are a master.
Favorite Dish: Delicadesas del mar 9Seafood trio) excellent prawns baked with sundried tomatoes and coriander served with a scallop topped with pear and leek and a duo of fresh local oysters topped with lemon infused julienne oil. Excellent it was published in the magazine.
No wonder the duck was requested by gourmet traveller one of the best ducks.
Updated Apr 4, 2011
Address: 22/30Balmoral Rd Burrill Lake
Phone: (02) 4455 7911
Ulladulla Harbourside Restaurant occupies a magnificent location overlooking the boat harbour. We had coffee there during the morning, checked out the available dining establishments in town & had no hesitation returning to dine at night.
Executive chef, Wes has a well balanced menu with entrees ranging from $12.5 for soup to a Four seafood taste $14. oysters natural $12.5 ($14 w/ ginger/soy/salsa).
Mains: $23 (risotto) to $33 (Veal back strap, seeded mustard, tomato pickle, red wine jus)
Seafood platter for two persons $65.00. Side dishes $5-$6.50.
Wines are available by the glass (1 sparkling, 3 white, 3 red @ $7.00). There is a good range of bottled wine ($25-$50). I was very pleased to see wines on the list made by local companies eg Coolangatta Estate and Kladis Estate. A fair range of beers available also.
Favorite Dish: For entree, Madam chose Red braised pork with eggplant and capsicum relish & he chose Thai curry prawns with fragrant rice. We shared each dish and both concluded that they were very good.
For main, we chose the Seafood platter for two. This turned out to be one of the best such dishes for the price that we had ever tried. A feature was soft shell crab. We had only ever encountered soft shell crab in the USA (Jay's in Dayton OH.)until very recently. Some very smart Queenslanders have started farming them in commercial quantities so they will be seen more often here in Australia.
Food was washed down with a bottle of Kanberra Wine Company's sparkling after a glass each of the local wines noted above. If given the opportunity, why not try "local" product?!
Service was very good. Ambience with the lights over the harbour priceless.
Updated Sep 10, 2008
Address: 5-84 Princes Highway, Ulladulla. NSW
Phone: (02) 4455 3377
We had a lovely breakfast here, and the setting was perfect, overlooking the sea on a beautiful warm sunny morning
although this is mostly a pizza restaurant they do lots of other dishes, the breakfast was really good, and the coffee was great
Written Jan 9, 2005
We had an early morning wander on the beach, there were lots of rock pools filled with sea creatures, we found some lovely red sea ananomes in several of them
Written Jan 9, 2005