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Diners' Choice: Great for creative cocktails restaurants in New South Wales

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best handcrafted cocktails in New South Wales? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

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4.9
4.9 (28)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Wollongong
About the restaurant
A neighbourhood bar and restaurant sourcing sustainably grown and endemic produce along with high quality seafood. Focusing on intensively house made offerings from cheese and pickles all the way through to desserts. With an Aussie only wine and craft beer menu we are highlighting the best products come from right here and it's best to support local.

Located in the heart of Wollongong, right near institutions like the Illawarra Hotel, we serve our entire menu until mignight and we'll never close early so whether you're knocking off work for a beer and snack or want a late night, intimate date spot we'll be here!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
Fantastic! Don’t let the interesting (salted cod, anchovies ect) menu put you off, everything was so delicious. The house made malted bread and butter was an absolute hit. I also really enjoyed the martini and noticed they use really high quality glassware. They are in the top spot for the best meal I’ve ever had in Wollongong and I’ll definitely be back.
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4.7
4.7 (367)
$41 to $100
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Greater Newcastle
About the restaurant
Earp Distilling Co. is an ultra-modern distillery and bar located in harbour-side Carrington, Newcastle. Our distillery tasting bar offers our locally crafted spirits, cocktails, wine and beer with a seasonal food menu featuring local produce. Explore our distillery on a guided tour, experience our unique spirits flavours with a guided tasting or learn to distill your very own gin in our Spirit School class. Special events and function packages are available by request.
Top review
GaryC
Dined on May 31, 2024
The beef ribs, duck and taste vegetables as a shared plate between friends was perfect .
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4.7
4.7 (355)
$41 to $100
Asian
Lennox Head
About the restaurant
Mr Tipsy's is the love child of Industry professionals Peter Walker & Ben Taylor.
Bursting onto the scene in the beautiful coastal town of Lennox Head in November 2021 you can expect to experience a burst of flavours from across Asia. The menu is designed with love and dedication assuring that there is something for everyone.
Enjoy indoor or outdoor alfresco dining complimented by a casual atmosphere and energetic funky beats.
Signature favourites are Tipsy's special fried rice, Taiwanese fried chicken bao buns, Rendang beef curry & Char Kway Teow Malaysian noodles. For the sweet tooth you can't go past the crispy mars bar wontons.
The locals favourite cocktails include our grilled pineapple and chilli margarita, nashi pear sour, wasabi bloody mary and pink samurai.
Kick the sand off your feet and let us take you on a culinary adventure across Asia.
Who knows. Mr Tipsy himself might even grace you with his presence and spin a yarn or two.
We look forward to seeing you very soon.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
This is the second time we have been and also the food was at the best in taste and presentation. Staff were fantastic and very friendly.
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4.7
4.7 (16)
$41 to $100
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Albury
About the restaurant
Dux sits proudly in the heart of Albury, serving share food, boozy cocktails and an enviable choice of quality beer and wine. Take a front row seat at the bar, find an intimate corner, or grab a table with the family - once inside you will immediately feel the Dux culture.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
was a great venue good service and quick but not rushed wine selection was extensive food was amazing the Calamari was the best. bar staff were also very good at there job whipping up cocktails as required Jack the bar man was entertaining to watch him in Action . recommend DUX
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4.6
4.6 (834)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Moama
About the restaurant
Junction is located on the stunning Murray River in the picturesque Echuca Moama tourist district. It's the ultimate escape- the perfect spot to enjoy sensational food, wine, cocktails and craft beer that showcases everything the region has to offer in a single, sophisticated setting.


Junction is an over 18 venue at all times with no exceptions - this includes newborns/infants.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Big big call out to Alexi, his service was impeccable. Great place to take visitors
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4.6
4.6 (783)
$41 to $100
Mediterranean
Byron Bay
About the restaurant
Inspired by Moroccan architecture and the Greek Islands, The Mez Club opened its doors in September 2016 and is renowned for its beautiful styling and feel good vibe. The Mez Club was designed to offer locals and tourists alike a beautiful and feel good meeting place which has a flexible menu, that works for both grazing and dining. The upstairs space known as The Souk has been designed specifically to care for parties and group events. We welcome you and your friends to join us in enjoying our restaurant and of course, beautiful Byron Bay.
Top review
JD1973
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
Love the place booked again for next week , food was outstanding .
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4.5
4.5 (665)
$40 and under
Australian
Merimbula
About the restaurant
Dulcie's is a reimagined family cottage turned restaurant bar. The menu consists of a small selection of tasty burgers, oysters, seasonal cocktails, delicious wine, and friendly chat. Dulcie’s has a long bar to sit at, a beer garden to hang in, a fireplace to warm up next to. All of our menus consider local produce and the atmosphere we aim to create is cosy, fun and comfortable. Think cool grandma crossed with cheeky grandpa vibes.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Cosy space, friendly service and delicious wine 🍷
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4.5
4.5 (1139)
$41 to $100
Australian
Tweed Heads South
About the restaurant
We are farmers and distillers, making Husk Rum and Ink Gin on our beautiful 150acre family farm.

Husk Rum is a rare style made from farm to bottle using the finest quality freshly crushed cane juice grown and bottled at Husk Farm.

Ink Gin is boldly unconventional, sparking conversation & making people take note. A true original, Ink brings colour & art to people through gin.

Visit Husk Farm Distillery to learn & discover our spirits, enjoy good drinks and food and relax and connect to this ancient land.

The Husk Distillery Bar & Planter’s Kitchen is open Wednesday-Sunday from 11am with a full cocktail and lunch menu available until 3pm on weekdays and 4pm on weekends (subject to change), and an all day menu available until the kitchen closes.

We are open Mondays & Tuesdays from 11am. Join us and enjoy small plates and grazing boards off our all day menu and have a full choice of tasting flights and cocktails.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Great location, super trendy, over-bearing waiters though whilst polite, interrupted you every 5 minutes to try and get you to order more of everything despite having a QR code at the table (& we’d already ordered drinks and food). The constant interruptions stopped us from relaxing and fully enjoying the place. Food is awesome.
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4.5
4.5 (113)
$40 and under
Thai
Terrigal
About the restaurant
MAEW MAEW! Terrigal's coolest Thai restaurant! 90 Terrigal Esplanade, Terrigal NSW 2260
Top review
AshHogan
Dined 4 days ago
Super delicious food and drinks! Perfect for a birthday dinner.
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4.4
4.4 (515)
$41 to $100
Australian
Forster
About the restaurant
Wharf St. Distillery is a two-level distillery and casual dining venue. We serve fresh, seasonal and modern classics for lunch and dinner. Open from midday to late seven days a week, you can also come along for dink in our bar or try one of our gin-tasting paddles. We distil our own spirits on-premise and have the best wine and cocktail list on the coast.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
Great food excellent company. New menu hard to decide which one to try. We will be back
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