The former head chef at Ottolenghi Belgravia in London, Emily Herbert, has opened a café and delicatessen, Otis, in Kiama. Start your day with shakshuka (baked eggs with tomato, chilli and capsicum) and other Middle Eastern-inspired salads and pastries. Then gain an appreciation for Kiama’s farmland surrounds by swinging in to a lunch or dinner at Silica, a beachside restaurant that uses locally sourced and homegrown produce to create inventive plates like braised pork neck with tomatillo, peach and purslane. Make sure you also drop into El Corazon, a Mexican restaurant with plenty of tasty tacos, enchiladas, fajitas and burritos plus a range of mezcals and tequilas to wash them down with. Just craving a burger? Stacks Burger House is where local premium-grade grass-fed beef goes into the patties. For a leisurely graze with exceptional views head to the Hill in Gerringong and meander down south to Gerroa for a cute little eatery with bold flavours, the Blue Swimmer. Checkout the Kiama Dining Guide for more.