The Growers

3.9
205 Reviews
$41 to $100
Australian
Lush coastal-country views, local seafood, micro-brewed drinks and vibrant produce. Find this and more at The Growers Shoalhaven, a new food destination in Worrigee. est 2020

Experiences

  • Valentines Day

    A$45.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 14, 2021 only

    Spoil your SO with a romantic dinner overlooking the gardens of The Growers with views of the sun going down over the stunning Camberwarra mountains. Our set menu is designed especially for Valentines Day. If Galentine’s Day is more for you, book your group of friends you love and adore. 2 Courses $45 Main and Dessert Choose from Woodfired Maryland with root puree, heirloom carrots, top gremolata, seasonal mix OR Braised Brisket with sesame celeriac puree, potatoes, korroke, mushroom xo sauce, snow peas, pea shoots and pickled radishes Plus Chocolate mousse, pretzel peanut crumb, coulis, raspberries OR Apple crumble, oat crumb, cajeta, hazelnuts, The Pines gelato

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 205 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.7
food
4.0
service
4.3
ambience
3.6
value
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnitaB
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has it all. Amazing ambience, lovely food with gorgeous views. The Growers vision is fabulous, sourcing local produce and helping the community. You will not be disappointed.

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Kelly
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fish and chips I have have ever eaten! The atmosphere was divine! Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed their meals, such fresh, delicious food! Service was efficient, friendly and readily available for any help. Highly recommen! We will definitely be back soon!

CM
CeceliaM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good local produce very reasonably priced and excellent friendly wait staff.
Will definitely return.

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Steve
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Average at best. Had the linguini as a main. I think it would best be kept simple with tomoato base sauce with garlic and basil, as opposed to the edible flowers & snow peas

AC
AnthonyC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service and ordering system needs to be improved. Starters from the Smokehouse came after the Main from the kitchen.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience4

My husbands chicken burger ratio was wrong he ate half the burger and there was no more chicken in it so the other half only had the bun and coleslaw in which he didn’t eat.

The chicken itself was soft n soggy no crunch at all! I’ve had this meal once before and you could hear me chewing it, it was so crunchy! Which is why I ordered it again but I was very disappointed.

Table service was amazing everyone was very friendly and polite.

The table service saved our experience but hopefully we have a better experience with the food next time. Thank you

M
Monty
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The vibe at growers was fantastic, food was quick and the staff were lovely!
The only suggestion for summer evenings I would have is a couple of discrete bug zappers.
Overall, we will definitely be back! Thanks!!!

LF
LisaF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice restaurant but having to queue for the bar in a long line while our food had already arrived at the table was annoying. Need a better system for ordering drinks

CP
CheyneP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Was a lovely place to be very comfortable and the decor was great. Makes you feel like your in a resort. Bar service was a bit slow only one person serving so there was a line up for drinks. Food was good but the menu was the same as lunch and not a huge selection. Staff were brilliant very friendly and obliging

EK
EmmaKateC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service has been outstanding every time we have gone to the Growers. The atmosphere and the food was amazing and they accommodated us beautifully. I would definitely recommend The Growers.

CB
ChrisB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The venue is well presented, the food is average and the service on our last visit was poor. The bar service was particularly bad with at times up to 15 people waiting to be served. Tables remained cluttered with plates and glasses for some time.

I was surprised as the previous visit we had excellent service - so it may have been the day.

I would qualify any recommendation.

AH
AllyH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love the growers . Great food . Great attentive service . So nice to sit outside amongst the greenery . Have been many times . They never disappoint. Always value for money 💖💖

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Kris
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Atmosphere is great. Gardens and play area are also great. Food is poor, time to receive meals were ok however one meal arrived an hour after the rest.

CB
CathB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disappointing dining experience. There were about 35 staff and none of then seemed to know what they were doing. The QR ordering system seemed to take the wait staffs responsibility for service away and they were all just walking around talking to each other. Our main meals got served to us at different times leaving people watching others eating. Entree plates were not removed before mains arrived. We had to ask for table water and cutlery. Looks like a beautiful new restaurant, but the phrase I would use is all the gear and no idea.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We have been a couple of times and while the food/service isn't always 100% we like that ambiance and close to home. However, today we went for a quick lunch (3 adults and 5 kids). Ordered through their online ordering system. After 45 mins of no food went in to find out what was happening, as noone had come to our table to check. Apparently ours and another table with young kids didn't appear in the kitchen. the floor manager asked to see the receipt of order by email, then asked to see the bank account as proof the money was paid. This was a Fairly out of line request in my opinion to ask a customer to show their bank account!?! Another helpful waitress was able to check the system to see the order was received but not sent to the kitchen due to some internal error. No discount, refund, complimentary anything was offered. As we were about to leave the floor manager offered ice cream for the kids, but it was too little too late. Such a shame seeing as we have been there numerous times.
We were also asked repeatedly if more people were joining us, although we had booked for 8 and there were 8 of us there.
Did speak to the floor manager and the helpful waitress and discussed better ways this could have been handled. The place was empty when we walked in lots of staff who should have been more attentive and realised the delay before we brought it up.
And these cheese board which we have loved previously was dismal and disappointing

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Pudd
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Wait staff were fantastic, food... well they got o e meal order wro g and huge discrepancy with meals arriving g at different times as the online ordering system couldn't cope with separating the bill so same table orders had to be added separately.

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Dan85
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food, hate the impersonal ordering system. Lacks a description on the oysters selecting 1 oyster serve is just one oyster, I would of ordered more if I knew that. So annoying that open table doesn’t accept Apple Pay or PayPal and you had to re-enter card details for each order. Food and location is great

LH
LynneH
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Menu is limited no change from lunch to dinner
No specials very limited
Been three times now and won’t go back in a hurry unless menu changes!! Ambience is good service is good
Food is average
Would like to see more salads ...

LB
LindsayB
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We love the whole idea of Growers and to have something like this on our doorstep. We think the setting is fabulous! Sadly, we were a little too cold on the night as the doors had to be kept open onto the terrace apparently and the air conditioning was on too! Apart from that the steak which I had was delish! As were the bread and dips my hubby had. In honesty we did not thikn the mushroom caked had much flavour but perhaps that is just our palate. Overall, we love the place for low key eats and we will be back :-) Thank you.

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FrancesW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great to have a new place in Nowra. Enjoyed and will be back.

AL
AlexandraL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere, very relaxed and enjoyable- children well catered for with a fun play area and kind staff gave colouring kits given to my son.

Great fit out for the venue, very stylish.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lunch with girlfriends; the pizza was cooked perfectly and the olives plentiful.
Wines on tap (pinot grigio), ginger beer and cider ready to go.
Rob and staff were on point today for service with a smile

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lisag
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

I’ve already written on TripAdvisor- you have a wonderful setting but unfortunately the menu did not meet our expectations. Limited & expensive.
Alcohol not bar prices.

JF
JanineF
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is exceptional. Beautiful food and beautiful atmosphere. Well certainly be back.

ND
NicoleD
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the food fabulous... looking forward to our next visit

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Shelley
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommend! We will be back.

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Kirsty
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

It was really disappointing to have majority of the vegan options not available, forcing two of the party to resort to eating side dishes.
I have previously eaten at the growers and loved the experience.
However this time it was depressing.

DR
DaveR
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful place and the pizza & cider were delicious. We will definitely be back :)

JH
JustinH
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - tasty menu and very well-priced - great value for money. Was delivered super quickly to the table too! Definitely will be returning again to try out some other dishes.

GM
GabbyM
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted on arrival, taken to our table. Placed our order using our phones, the meals were delicious and came out very quickly.

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Libbeth
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Ambience and Staff were great. Unfortunately the food left a lot to be desired. It all came out at different times. I had the chicken maryland and polenta. I had to add a lot of salt to the polenta to get any flavour from it. The Maryland itself was hidden by dry green rocket and i had ONE asparagus on my plate. My partner enjoyed his pepperoni pizza and my grandmother enjoyed the fish. The beef eye fillets were hit and miss; half of our party enjoyed the dish and the other half did not.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience in Nowra.

LD
LisaD
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Whilst there have been some mixed reviews, this is a new business that opened during changing Covid restrictions so we went with an open mind and realistic expectations. We thought the fit out was lovely, the food was a bit different to the usual pub fare but excellent and the service was good with timely food arrivals. Junior staff can lack attention at times but they will improve with experience and it was nothing that negatively impacted our meal. I think they are trying to be something different to the Worrigee Sports Club upstairs. I'd recommend it for a lazy lunch or a sunset dinner.

SN
SusanN
Canberra / ACT
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beetroot gnocchi was absolutely incredible. The pepperoni pizza and burgers were up to the mark and the pear tartlet was also superb.

Teenagers loved the cool background music playing, and thought QR code menu was super cool!

Despite the challenges associated with busyness - the service was great.

Thanks again Rob & team - had a very special lunch.

We’ll be back. Best venue in the district.

WF
WeekendFoodie
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, wonderful service & delicious food. Will definitely return!

TS
TraceyS
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing didn’t disappoint can’t wait to go back again

MW
MelissaW
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the venue and loved the food! I have already recommended it to friends and are planning to visit again.

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Sharon
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice outlook amazing service and the food selection was great

LR
LivR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Something a little different , more selection on the menu and maybe smokers further away from dinners would be my only suggestion. Had a lovely dinner and good wine and beer selection.

JC
JulieC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Rob the manager is very good at his job. He I produced himself and said I'd we had any problems to ask for him. Growers has employed a lot of younger people and Rob is doing a marvellous job teaching them the correct way to wait tables. Great food. We will definetly go again.

FAQs

The Growers is rated 3.9 stars by 205 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.