We slept in on the second day, and Chris got up and cooked me the country breakfast that it was included in our package. The ingredients were enough for two days and they all from the local produce, including the owner’s chicken’s eggs, local bakery’s sour-dough bread, home-made jam, fresh berry’s flavoured yoghurt, fresh milk and bacon… the kitchen were very well equipped and it was pleasant to cook in the cottage.
After breakfast, we relaxed a little around the cottage and the outdoor area. It was a sunny day so the scenery was even better than the day when we arrived (it was raining on Day 1.) We walked around the little pond and enjoyed the fresh air. Then we decided to check out the shops in Berry as Berry has few famous antique shops around. I like Berry very much as it has plenty to see and many old buildings that are kept in good conditions.
We went to the famous Sourdough Cafe for lunch, I ordered “lamb neck croquettes, dijon mustard, radish, orange and watercress salad” and Chris ordered “berkshire pork belly, fennel puree, cauliflower and parsley salad, onion rings, eshallot vinaigrette” and a side dish of “roasted root vegetables with rocket and walnuts” to share. To finish off, we had a chocolate tart for dessert. This restaurant is highly recommended, however they are always busy so make sure you go there early for a table.
After lunch, we drove towards the coast to a little town called Shoalhaven Heads, but it wasn’t much there so we drove further to Gerroa. The beach there was very nice but it was too cold to swim. So we only walked around the beach and enjoyed the salted wind.
After Gerroa, we decided to drive to the opposite direction to Nowra – one of the biggest town centre located South-west of Berry.
We wanted to see if they have any good restaurant for dinner but
after driving around Nowra, we decided it was a shit-hole and drove back to Berry for dinner instead.
I went to Hungry Duck for dinner on the second night, we initially booked this restaurant on our first night, but they didn’t check their phone message so we ended up with no table. This time, we called and make sure they answered the phone and luckily got a table on Sunday night. Hungry Duck serves fusion modern Asian cuisine. I personally thought that this restaurant was quite expensive for its food. We ordered 5 courses and they were:
- Crab ravioli, seaweed salad and soy vinaigrette
- Duck three ways – duck spring roll, rare caramelised breast and a crispy sichuan peppered leg
- Caramelised wagyu brisket, star anise, cassia & blood orange
- Fried rice with aged chorizo
- Stir fried green beans with garlic chives and cashews
The above dishes costed us around A$105 without drinks and we weren’t satisfy, so we went to the local IGA and purchased some cheese and crackers then went back to the cottage for supper while watching DVD.
That was our last night at Berry!