Fancy the best coffee in rural NSW? Or the tastiest wood fired pizza? When it comes to the ‘yummy things’ Braidwood’s coffee shops, cafes and bakeries really hit the spot.
It doesn’t stop in town; the villages of Araluen and Majors Creek have terrific country pubs that are well worth a visit for a great counter meal. If local produce is your thing, check out the Old Cheese Factory at Reidsdale, it’s well worth a visit.
The Braidwood Hotel
Constructed in 1859, The Braidwood Hotel is without a doubt one of Braidwood's most impressive architectural gems. With its earthy atmospheric charm, it offers a rare country pub experience and a great opportunity to enjoy a cold beer or a single malt whiskey amongst a cross-section of Braidwood's colourful characters. Braidwood is a great place to visit during winter; with its log fires and misty atmosphere. The Braidwood Hotel is the perfect place to be on a crisp evening.
The Braidwood Kitchen offers the absolute highest standard of pub classics with an Anglo leaning, including the perfect Sunday roast as well as bistro specialities, showcasing the best of local produce.
Dinner: Thursday – Sunday
ph: 02 4842 2529
The Royal Mail Hotel - UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
Discover Braidwood from the colonial-style building, the Royal Mail Hotel. Built in 1890 the Royal Mail Hotel (formerly Royal Hotel) served as a staging point for coaches in the gold rush and early settlement. Since that time the building has been well maintained in keeping with its heritage. The name change was made in 1970 when the Mick Jagger film 'Ned Kelly' utilised the pub for a variety of scenes.
Excellent country-style pub with sixteen comfortable rooms to choose from. Prices start from $65 and range from twin, double, triple and family rooms, all with shared amenities and electric blankets.
The new Bushranger Bistro is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner and serves wholesome country-style meals at prices that won't disappoint.
BISTRO OPEN ALL DAY SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS.
The Function Room and Beer Garden combined with friendly, welcoming staff make this grand old pub a great place to visit and stay. Visit our website for more info.
*FAMILY FRIENDLY *BEER GARDEN *FUNCTION ROOM *FAMILY ROOM *GOLD RUSH GAMES ROOM *ATM *ACCOMMODATION *BOTTLE SHOP *TAB *COURTESY BUS
p: 02 4842 2488
f: 02 4842 2351
TorPeas Restaurant, Bar & Cafe
At TorPeas we are keeping the fires burning this winter so you can enjoy a fantastic affordable home cooked meal (look out for Swiss Cheese Fondue on the menu) in one of our cosy dining rooms, or simply snuggle up in front of the open fire with a glass of fine Australian red. Open every night from 5pm, Breakfast & Lunch on Weekends & Wednesdays.
202 Wallace St, Braidwood
ph: 02 4842 2491
The Albion Café continues the tradition of the luxurious Albion Hotel, established in the 19th Century, by serving excellent food to diners lounging by the fireplace in winter or under the shade of the veranda during summer.
The Foodstore offers a range of gourmet deli goods from pasta to a range of home made jams, to salami and verjuice to pink salt flakes and tinned delicacies and much much more.
Winter Hours: 8am to 3pm Thursday to Monday.
Evening Opening Hours: Dinner on the last Fridays and Saturdays of the month (same as market weekends; Bookings essential.
119 Wallace Street Braidwood 2622
p: 02 4842 1422
The Boiled Lolly
Braidwood's Old Fashioned Lolly Shop.
We have a large range of confectionary sourced from around the world with over 300 varieties to choose from.
Also available: icecream, fudge, tea and coffee, light meals including freshly made sandwiches, toasted wraps, foccacias and of course, milkshakes and the best thickshakes around.
90 Wallace St
p: 02 4842 1166
Eureka Pizzeria, est. 1997, in the heart of Braidwood, offers a large variety of yummy wood-fired pizzas with the crispiest of bases (including gluten-free) that are sure to please plus a choice selection of pasta and salad.
Open seven days from 5pm.
91 Wallace Street
p: 02 4842 1019
The Majors Creek Hotel
Formerly the Elrington Hotel. Pub accommodation, country hospitality and meals.
p: 02 4846 1145
Araluen Valley Hotel
Relax and enjoy a cold drink and great lunch in the beer garden. Accommodation and meals available. We have nine rooms with shared bathrooms. Family rooms and special packages for groups (20 people plus). Credit cards accepted.
7 days 12-2pm
Tue, Wed and Thur 6-7.30pm
Fri and Sat 6-8.00pm
5943 Araluen Road, Araluen (about 25 minutes from Braidwood)
p: 02 4846 4023
The Old Cheese Factory
"Championing local produce, local producers and cultural distinctiveness in the Braidwood district"
A visit to The Old Cheese Factory is a uniquely regional experience. Set between the Monga Forest and the Araluen Valley escarpment, it offers visitors the opportunity to sample and purchase the very best produce that the region has to offer. Preserved, packaged and fresh produce are available at the "farm gate" shop, along with local sheep's milk cheeses and Sully's Farmhouse Ciders, which are made on the premises from local apples. Ciders can be tasted in the shop on weekends. Local produce is made available through a concise selection of always impressive lunches. Combine this with great coffee and you have the perfect side trip into some of Braidwood's most stunning surrounding countryside.
92 Sawyers Ridge Road, Reidsdale (about a 12 minute drive from Braidwood)
Produce Shop: Friday - Sunday
The Old Cheese Factory regularly runs food related courses and is also available for functions (see website).
p: 02 4846 1999
m: 0407 292 181
In the age of quick factory bread, Dojo Bread is regarded by its customers as 'the real bread' which is carefully fermented and made with the care of a proud craftsman.
The bakery is a bread-lovers paradise, with the sights and smell of freshly baked bread immediately bringing back long forgotten tastes and childhood memories. While you are picking up the bread, you could also enjoy a cup of freshly and professionally brewed coffee, with its aroma mixing with the mouth-watering invitation of a range of freshly baked bread, rolls or foccacia and the likes.
Dojo Bread Bakery is located in one of Braidwood's oldest buildings, down the laneway past the Eureka Pizzeria.
Open 7 days a week 8am - 1pm (bread then available for sale at the IGA)
91 Wallace Street (rear lane)
p: 02 4842 2825
99 Wallace St
p: 02 4842 2541
Kings Highway Diner Braidwood
If you are hungry for traditional country style meals, eat in or take-away, the first Diner you come to from the South Coast is the one you want – ample parking, restrooms, all the food you can expect. If you just need a drink or coffee and a break, the Kings Highway Diner is just the place for you.
Open 7am - 7pm (closed Wednesdays)
Shop 1, Lascelles St
p: 02 4842 2530
The Serrated Tussock Cafe and Secondhand Book Shop
The Serrated Tussock offers good food and coffee to be enjoyed surrounded indoors by artwork or outdoors in the shade. There are also tables in the book room to enjoy your meal or coffee.
Thursday to Tuesday: 9.30am - 3pm
118 Wallace St
p: 02 4842 2346
The Old Garage Cafe & Courtyard
198 Wallace St
p: 02 4842 1853