About Jose Jones

Located a short distance from the stunning Thirroul beachfront, Jose Jones provides the perfect location to relax over one of the wines from their carefully curated list, beautifully mixed cocktails, or share some tapas with your nearest and dearest while taking in the view. Located in the heart of Thirroul, not too far out of Wollongong, Jose Jones takes exceptional pride in sourcing their ingredients and produce locally and their menu is creative and of exceptional quality so do yourself a favour and book a spot today. You’ll find them along Lawrence Hargrave Drive – you won’t be disappointed!

Opening Times

Closed now
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm


Jose Jones
222 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul
Wollongong 2515

Menu Highlights



Sticky pork belly brioche sliders

w/ apple carrot slaw & Louisiana bourbon sauce

Garlic & brie baked cob loaf

w/ red onion marmalade

Smoked Tasmanian Salmon pâté

pickled salad, super grains, poached fruits, vintage cheddar, lavosh, baguette

More about Jose Jones, Thirroul

Wollongong is becoming a serious foodie hub of late, and Australian-style bar and tapas spot, Jose Jones in Thirroul is leading the charge. With a prime location along the beachfront, they are the ideal spot for relaxing with friends and indulging in some brunch or tapas while treating yourself to a wine or cocktail and soaking up the sunshine. The team behind Jose Jones are passionate about their guests taking the time to enjoy the delicious fare on offer and simply enjoy being there, either cosy by the fire during the winter months, or embracing the summer months, cocktail in hand.

The menu is brimming with local produce, inspired from all corners of the globe with an Australian theme throughout. In the morning, indulge in a buddha bowl with seasonal organic salad, charred greens, sweet potato and drizzled with lemon hummus, or the field mushroom bruschetta alongside a freshly made coffee. For later, we love sharing tapas dishes like the Louisiana pork belly sliders, Italian beef and basil meatballs or beer-battered fries with chilli-lime aioli, ideal with their mojito or glass of wine from their carefully curated list. You’ll find Jose Jones along Lawrence Hargrave Drive, not far from the Thirroul coastline. Although, bookings are essential as this Wollongong spot tends to fill up quickly.

149 Jose Jones Reviews

149 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Very good
Value for money:Good value
Henry B.8 days ago · 1 review

Really good food, great atmosphere. Staff are super friendly. Tapas are perfect for people who have a smaller appetite. I has special chicken tacos and red wine, so good!

Sue B.a month ago · 1 review

We have eaten there many times as it's our 'go to' place for 'date night'. Food is always fresh, service is friendly and accomodating to any need. I ate the fish tacos - yummo! (on the specials board). They also accommodated a friend who was lactose intolerant. They will always get my repeat custom as I can be assured of great food, great atmosphere and great service.

Rachael W.a month ago · 1 review

Very enjoyable night, good food, great ambience, beautiful cocktails. One small complaint only and that is that once we were served our mains, staff seemed to forget about us and we had to get their attention to advise that we were done and would like to pay the bill. Other than that, highly recommended.