Where: Just opposite the mammoth new shopping centre on Kiera Street (Wollongong) Babyface is quietly tucked between Kathmandu and a Chinese restaurant – this little gem is easy to miss.
What: Once you step through its timber framed frontage, it is evocative of a warehouse style conversion with exposed framework, high ceilings, raw brick walls and a funky collection of art
Who: The space is set up to suit both intimate dinners or for larger groups of family and friends to gather for good food, interesting drinks and a relaxed atmosphere
Why: The food is interesting and varied offering modern Japanese Fusion in a tapas style with plates designed to share. Each plate is a little work of art that creates a talking point about the combination of ingredients and presentation
How: Foodies might want to pour over the menu and put together their own experience or the chef kindly offers to feed you for a fixed price so that surprise and delight become part of the meal
What I would say to my friends: This place has a fantastic atmosphere and the service was exceptional – our hostess was perfection. She knew her stuff was friendly and funny and always scanning the room to see who needed something. The food was really good – fresh, tasty and very well put together.
Address: shop 1/179 Keira Street Wollongong, 2500
Phone: 02 4295 0903