This is a tale of two visits to Flanagans. The first was back in June, a family lunch to celebrate both Josh and my birthdays.
Flanagans had been on the ‘to dine’ list for quite a while. I loved the location right on Thirroul beach. Plus the smattering of reviews I had read were all positive. Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide has since listed Flanagans as one of the top three restaurants in the Illawarra Region.
Our visit to was on the most miserable of winter’s days. So much for my thoughts of a sunny winters lunch by the beach. It was raining, the wind was howling, but the historic beach kiosk, that houses the restaurant, proved to be a warm and safe haven for lunch. Warm, comfy and most enjoyable with the modern fireplaces burning away.
The restaurant has a casual beach shack feel. Pale blues and white dominate with the odd splash of yellow. Diners during the day are a mixed bag. From those just walking in to others that have planned a special lunch. Read more →