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Nowra Fresh Fish & Chips: (8/10)
Corner Moss Street & Princess Highway, Nowra — (02) 4429 1919
Very fresh fish, because they’re close to the Co-op, and you can sit down to eat for a price that’s cheaper than a lot of Sydney takeaway joints. Highly recommended by the Catholic Bushwalkers.
Old Store at Barrengarry: (7/10)
2167 Moss Vale Road, Kangaroo Valley — (02) 4465 1360 / 0405 188 233
With a sign outside that declares “Worlds Best Pies”, it’s pretty hard to drive past. The pies are pretty amazing and well worth stopping for if you’re driving through. The shop is part cafe, part post office, part general store, and has a huge selection of local gourmet products to tempt you with. Open 8.30am to 5.30pm.
Albion Park Rail:
The Oaks Hotel: (9/10)
249 Princes Highway, Albion Park Rail — (02) 4257 1211
Open until 9 on a Sunday, this is our pick of the pubs heading home from the Budawangs. The seafood was of a very high quality and the steak sandwiches were made with some damn juicy steak!
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