Hedy's Cafe / Bistro @ The Heads Hotel

With plenty of fireplaces throughout the premises and free Wi-Fi access available to patrons, the Heads Hotel is the perfect place to warm up on those chilly autumn nights!

We are pleased to announce the Heads Hotel achieved top honours in the 2013 SMH Good Pub Food Guide, to complement our One Schooner Rating the previous year. In 2011, we were the only One Schooner rated hotel in the entire South Coast, and one of only two in the Illawarra. We were also awarded one of only 15 awards by the guide (out of an estimated 1700 Hotels in NSW) for ‘Best Community Involvement’ due to our Weekly Fresh Produce Fair! We were also mentioned in the 2013 SMH GPFG as well as being awarded ‘Best Pet Friendly Hotel’!

Check out the full details here.

We were also featured in the recent SMH Good Living for some of ‘the best fish and chips on the South Coast’!

Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr, Hedy's Cafe / Bistro - Shoalhaven Heads Hotel

Brilliant, bold and a talented concert pianist, an exceptional actress and inventor she seemed the perfect head for our Cafe / Bistro.

With Hedy similar to our local term “the Heads” and Lamarr means “water or sea” in Spanish.

"The most beautiful woman in Europe" had 6 husbands. However, her enduring claim to fame was the invention of a secret communication system (better known as "radar") - the forerunner to GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth technology.

Google her story, visit the Hedy Lamarr website or check out the Google Doodle for her 101st birthday.

Our Menu

Important Information

10% surcharge applies on Sundays and Public Holidays


  • Functions
  • Buffets
  • Party Platters
  • Formal Set Menus

Special Offers

Tradies' daily weekday lunches $16.00

Kids under 10 eat for 1/2 price (lunch & dinner) Mondays - Thursdays*

*(with every main meal purchase, excluding holidays)

Meal Options

  • Gluten Free (g)
  • Vegetarian (v)
  • Dairy Free (d)

Please speak to catering staff for any special dietary requirements, or if you're unsure whether a menu item is suitable for you


All meals are available for take-away - just give us a call to place your order!

Home Delivery

  • Available Sunday - Thursday
  • Orders taken prior to 5:30pm for 6:00pm delivery
  • Orders taken prior to 7:30pm for 8:00pm delivery
  • payment via EFTPOS when order taken


Best water views on the South Coast

Great views, professional staff - even better food

Plan your next big event, wedding, or
family outing at the Shoalhaven Heads Hotel.

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