Goulburn — Southern Highlands

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La Cantina Mexican (Mittagong Hotel): (9/10)
89-91 Main Street, Mittagong — (02) 4872 2228

The best Mexican food in the Southern Highlands, which really hits the spot after a solid day in the bush. And because it’s in a pub, you can enjoy it with an ice cold beer.

Shiva Indian Restaurant: (8/10)
111 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong — (02) 4872 3292

The food is great quality. Perfect for pre or post ski trip and if you call ahead they will cook so your food is ready when you arrive.

Mittagong RSL: (5/10)
Corner Old Hume Highway & Bessemer Street, Mittagong — (02) 4872 6700

Not particularly cheap for an RSL, but quick service.


Greengrocer Café: (8/10)
37 Clifford Street, Goulburn — (02) 4821 0099

Awesome wood fired pizza, great salads and desserts. You can also pick up some nice fruit and veg. Not open past 6pm, except Thursday and Friday nights.

Thai Bank restaurant: (7/10)
141 Auburn Street, Goulburn — (02) 4822 0899

Great Thai food and very friendly staff. Open until 9:30pm Tuesday to Sunday.

Lilac City Motel Steakhouse: (6/10)
126-128 Lagoon Street, Goulburn — (02) 4821 5000

Extensive choice of steaks, including the 2kg Big D ($69) which if you finish it along with the salad, chips or vegetables will result in a steakhouse plaque being created in your honour. Opens 6pm.

Goulburn Workers Club: (6/10)
236 Auburn Street, Goulburn — (02) 4821 3355

It use to have good, cheap food, but since then it has changed management. Let us know how it is if you go there.


Terminus Hotel: (6/10)
54 George Street, Marulan — (02) 4841 1504 / 0407 293 265

The closest pub to Bungonia and therefore a staple. Only does Sunday roasts until 14:30, so they’re yet to be tasted. They do keep the fire cranking throughout the night which is most welcome. If the kitchen is closed the fish ‘n’ chip shop a few doors down the road is reasonably priced and can be consumed with a beer in hand (but only outside on the big wooden tables).

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