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!
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.
The food was super fresh and so tasty. Had the special of the night which didn’t disappoint. Great selection of cocktails and drinks with an outdoor atmosphere to match
We had a great meal and ordered too much food as usual! The service was quick & friendly
Went for dinner thursday night for first time the service was great and the food was amazing. Will be back for sure ........... ..... ....
Great family lunch today! Food, service & staff were fantastic! We all enjoyed our first visit to Jose Jones and certainly won't be the last!
Jose Jones is a proper bonza al fresco dining experience, just up the road from the main drag of Thirroul. Delicious tapas, daily specials, cold beer and some very tasty cocktails. It is busy through the summer, but worth the extra wait.
We were greeted promptly and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. However when we tried to order drinks it took 4 attempts and 3 different staff members coming back to check and retake our order before our coffee was finally served, approx 25 mins after we ordered it. This was extremely frustrating. Rather than try and remember it I would have much preferred them to write the order down. Even after our order arrived a staff member came back and said the milkshake wouldn't be long and we hadn't even ordered a milkshake. The staff just didn't seem to be organised or lacked communication among themselves. The food was delicious and we all enjoyed our meals.
Jose Jones has a great atmosphere, excellent cocktails and tapas. Nice to sit outside with a group of people. Jose Jones has a very relaxed vibe.
Thoroughly enjoyable even though it was raining ... we were seated in the back room at first but I didn't like that room so asked if we could move towards the front (under cover) when possible so we could see outside ... which happened ... staff were very accommodating. My linguine was delicious. Looking forward to returning on a sunny day but may be pushed to get a seat in the sun! Awesome place, loved it.
Great venue for open air or under cover dining. Food is interesting and consistently good quality, generous in serving size and well priced. There is an excellent bar with a good and reasonably priced wine list, a selection of craft beers and cocktails. It does, however, tend to get pretty busy so best to book and also allow sufficient time for service.
Fabulous night eating beautiful food in a great location. We had friends visiting from the UK and they really enjoyed everything about Jose Jones. The staff were wonderful too!