Decked out like a coastal beach house, this open plan restaurant/cafe takes its name from the ocean pool across the road at Shelly Beach, where local nuns once bathed

Walking into the restaurant is like entering a sun-drenched living room, with paintings of the beach adorning the walls, and striped pillows on the seats – even the waitresses go super casual in cut-off jeans and t-shirts.

Pancakes, pastries, as well as a dressed up version of the ubiquitous fry-up with balsamic tomatoes, poached eggs with asparagus, and sauteed mushrooms with prosciutto and thyme make an appearance at breakfast, while lunch sees a less-than-moist chicken salad with slow cooked puy lentils (small French brown lentil). Grilled scampi with angel hair pasta does not disappoint – the meat is super sweet and while there’s little of the promised chilli. This is the best dish of the day.

Greek touches like the salad dotted with creamy Persian fetta and lightly dressed tomato, olives, cucumber, and Spanish onion is well rendered without being exceptional. Hopwever, desserts like the bougatsa (a custard-filled Greek filo pastry) add pizazz to an otherwise tired menu.

The Nuns’ Pool is casual, laid back, right near the beach and cheap. The food has its inconsistencies and the menu could do with an update to 2008 but there’s only one sitting at lunch, so the table is yours for the whole afternoon. The laid back service is attentive, allowing you a lazy carafe or two on the cushioned banquettes to enjoy the last gasps of summer.

Sign up to our monthly food & drink newsletter

First published on . Updated on .

By Myffy Rigby   |  

The Nun's Pool details

Address
103 Ewos Parade

Cronulla 2230

Telephone 02 9523 3395

Price per person including drinks Up to $50

Open Tue-Sun 8am-4pm

The Nun's Pool website

Cronulla area guide

The Nun's Pool map

Restaurants near The Nun's Pool

The Old Library

1105m - Cronulla has grown up behind our backs! Owner Mario Kalpou has...

Grind Espresso

1105m - Just up from Cronulla Beach , the much beloved Grind cafe has moved from...

Fratelli Del Mare

1139m - Fratelli Del Mare is an Italian restaurant with a modern Australian twist....

Bars & pubs near The Nun's Pool

Cronulla RSL

880m - The old 'nulla RSL has had a bit of a spit and polish and now has a deck bar...

The Brass Monkey

1064m - If you’re in the mood for live music any night of the week, the Brass...

Bottlo'briens

1292m - This bottle shop located in the Shire offers over 200 beers from both local...

Other venues near The Nun's Pool

Oak Park Pool

676m - The Oak Park Pool (Jibbon St Cronulla) which, with its natural flooring, is...

Around Cronulla

1023m - This beachside suburb is located 26km south of Sydney . Its vast stretch of...

Dorso's Deep Sea Fishing

1023m - Deep sea fishing charters in south Sydney from $100pp.

Readers' comments, reviews, hints and pictures

Community guidelines

blog comments powered by Disqus
 


© 2007 - 2014 Time Out Group Ltd. All rights reserved. All material on this site is © Time Out.