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Simple slow cooked meals for busy families
Here’s our advice on how to get a healthy dinner on the table, without spending a fortune or too much of your precious time.
 
Now Open! Criniti's At Wollongong Central Link to article
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Now Open! Criniti's At Wollongong Central
Wollongong Central has a new ‘upper crust’ Italian dining hotspot with the opening of Criniti’s! Come in and meet the famiglia…but before you do, here’s a taste of this exciting newcomer to the Keira Street Dining Precinct.
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Point, Shoot, Eat! The #instafamous Food Of Wollongong Central
Who doesn’t love when something delicious pops up on your Instagram feed? Food, or as some would dub #foodporn is an Instagram phenomenon. With that in mind, we’ve got the buzz on Wollongong Central’s most popular food picks on Instagram. They might look too-pretty-to-eat, but each will have you wanting a taste! 
Food
It's World Chocolate Day At Wollongong Central
Get excited! This Saturday, July 7 is World Chocolate Day, and this international awareness day is no time to be bittersweet. Instead, give your endorphins a boost by celebrating chocolate in all its forms. 
So, quit being a Flake and cancel your weekend Picnic. You’ve earned a little Time Out… Here’s how to get a taste of the action at Wollongong Central… 
Drinks
What's Shaking At The Little Prince
With the variety of venues to enjoy dinner and drinks at Wollongong Central, we thought now was a great time to check in with the team at The Little Prince and bring you an exclusive cocktail recipe from their new winter menu! 
Food and Drinks
The Wollongong Central Foodie Hot List
Whether they're on air, on the basketball court or in the studio, these local personalities are passionate when it comes to our region's dining scene. So, we thought who better to share some expert tips on what's buzzworthy at Wollongong Central. 
Dining & Entertainment
The Centre Of Living It Up
Whether it’s the end of a long working week, or a designated date night with your special someone, there’s always something to do at Wollongong Central. We’ve taken the pain out of the planning and broken down the essentials. Simply follow our guide to get your social calendar sorted. 
Recipes
EASY BREKKY IDEAS SHE'LL LOVE

Impress her this Mother’s Day with a tasty homemade brekky.

5 Fast & Fresh Dinner Ideas
STUCK FOR DINNER? HERE ARE 5 IDEAS TO INSPIRE YOUR APPETITE AT WOLLONGONG CENTRAL 
Whether you cook for a special someone, or run a production line for your small army, prepping dinner can be stressful. This is not a mere First World problem. Planning a tasty and nutritious dish that pleases multiple tastes is a challenge - especially after a stressful day at work! But don’t hang up your apron just yet. Here are five fresh food ideas to make every weeknight dinner a winner!
Food
It's hot cross bun season
​Nothing says Easter like a delicious hot cross bun!
 
Recipes
Easter Recipe: Cherry Berry Trifle
Wow them this Easter with this impressive trifle!
Recipes
Easter Recipe: Roast vegetable celebration salad
“Can you please bring a salad?” would have to be one of the most commonly asked questions when you’re invited for lunch. Why not wow them with this delicious creation?
Recipe
Easter Recipe: CRUNCHY HERB AND GARLIC POTATOES RECIPE
Who doesn't LOVE roast potatoes? This variation will keep your guests coming back for more! Our hot tip? Cook more than you think you'll need, as they will be the first thing to be finished!
Recipes
Easter recipe: BBQ grilled prawns with mango salsa
Easter lunches call for fresh seafood. Try this delicious prawn recipe!
Recipe
Easter Recipe: Chicken breast roasts
These mini roasts are an easy option for an Easter lunch as there are no bones to contend with, which means they are very easy to carve and nice and quick to cook, not to mention delicious!
Food
Hit Your Sweet Spot At Wollongong Central
It’s one of the most significant ailments affecting Australian workers – that 3pm dip in energy levels! Call it a side effect of the human condition, but are you one of the many suffering through this common disorder? You might already know the best fix for this problem is a five-minute break, along with a moment to savour your favourite indulgence. And when it comes to hitting all your sweet spots, Wollongong Central’s fabulous mix of options has something for every taste.
Drinks
What's Shaking At Wollongong Central?
With the perfect mix of intimate wine bars, late night eateries and upmarket establishments, Wollongong Central has the right venue for every occasion, and every crowd. Here are a few of our tips to get even more happiness out of happy hour. 
Food
The Wollongong Central Dinner Diary
Whether you’re an inner MasterChef, or can’t quite master a microwave dinner, we know getting dinner together can be a struggle. Regardless of whether you plan to cook, or are looking for somewhere to eat out, plan out your week with these tasty ideas at Wollongong Central.
Food
Power Your Lunch Hour at Wollongong Central
Whether you’re powering away at the office, or locked in full-on study mode, chances are you’re thinking ahead to lunch. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. A good lunch hour, preferably one that’s spent away from your desk, is your time to zone out while rebooting your creativity and productivity levels. It’s essential what you eat for lunch is both nutritious and delicious. But going off your usual packed lunch menu requires planning. And what about those days where you need a flavour kick to offset a stressful morning? Here’s how to explore some variety, be spontaneous, and spice up your lunch hour at Wollongong Central.
Fresh Food & Recipes
Delicious treats for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, you may be wondering how to celebrate your loved ones. Why not create a gift from the heart that will also satisfy their sweet tooth?

Whether you’re celebrating your loved one, your friends, your kids, or just celebrating your own fine self, try making one of these sweet treats this Valentine’s Day!

Recipes
Christmas ice cream cake with berries and caramelised peaches recipe
This sensational creation combines some of our favourite Christmas ingredients into one impressive dessert!
Recipes
PAVLOVA WREATH RECIPE
There is no dessert more Aussie than a Pav, especially when adorned with fresh slithers of mango, banana and a generous drizzle of passionfruit!
Recipes
Panettone stuffing cups recipe
Love stuffing? Try this delicious Christmas recipe that makes the side dish a real star of the show!
Recipes
Easter recipe: Stuffed roast pumpkin with haloumi
This roast pumpkin is filled with rice, quinoa, veggies, and haloumi, making it a winner for any Easter gathering!
Recipes
Lime and ginger glazed ham recipe
If you are looking for a no-fuss glazed ham recipe to try this year, well this one is for you!
Christmas Food Gift Ideas
Wollongong Central has put together a great list of beautiful Christmas food gift ideas for your friends, family and colleagues to enjoy.
Classic Australian Christmas Foods
When it comes to Christmas, Australia shares similar meal traditions of Europe and America, but due to the warmer weather, we like to put a unique twist on the classic Christmas meals. Discover the classic Australian Christmas foods today.
Our unbeatable cookie recipe for dad!
If your dad is anything like ours, he loves a good cookie! Read on for our favourite cookie recipe to share with dad this Father's Day!
Charcoal is the new black
Charcoal is the latest food craze to sweep the nation, here’s everything you need to know to about it.
Seaweed is Here to Stay and Here's Why!
Seaweed is a staple in the majority of Asian cuisine and there are some major health related reasons why.  Here are five reasons why you should jump on the seaweed trend ASAP!
The Do's and Don't of Oil Pulling
Always wanted to know the real rules around oil pulling?  We broke down for you in our 7 Do's and Don't of oil pulling.
Health, Fresh Food
​5 Super Healthy Food Trends You Haven’t Tried Yet
We are all on the kale, quinoa and Greek yogurt band wagon, if you’re looking for new uber-healthy to your repertoire, look no further!  Here are 5 new foods to add to your healthy diet.
Cleansing with honey
2016 is all about natural remedies and one of our favourite is moving away from face cleansing with soap and onto honey!
Adaptogens – the new stress-fighting superherbs!
Today on the blog: Adaptogens – the new stress-fighting superherbs!
Today on the blog: Beauty products you drink!
It’s no secret that you are what you eat but now you are also what you drink!  And we’re not just talking water! Read on to find out about the new beauty trend that's taking over the world!
6 life hacks for eating better
​Even though we enjoy healthy meal prep, it can sometimes feel a chore and often over overwhelming.  Take note of the following tips and healthy lifestyle choices will become habits!
 
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Our Top 5 Ways to Improve Digestion
Make these 5 small changes in your life and your gut will thank you!
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Our top 5 clean eat dessert recipes
5 easy, clean eating dessert recipes
food, skin, beauty, health
5 Foods to Get Glowing Skin!
Skin looking a bit dull this winter?  Here are our 5 top foods that will keep your skin glowing all year round!
Recipe, fresh food, food, winter, health
Chinese Greens Stir-Fried With Soy Sauce & Ginger
A greens recipe that even the kids will like!
Recipe, fresh food, food, winter, health
Chinese Greens Stir-Fried With Soy Sauce & Ginger
A greens recipe that even the kids will like!
recipe, fresh food, food, winter
Chive & Bean Fritters
Fritters for everyday - the fam will thank you!
Broad Bean, Lentil, Capsicum and Herb Soup
A roustic soup recipe that will keep you toasty!
Eggplant Salad
Salad with a twist!
Eggplant Salad
Salad with a twist!
recipe, food, fresh food, winter
Roasted Autumn Vegetables with Olives and Capsicum Sauce
A healthy and hearty recipe for all winter long!
Peach Sorbet
A sorbet recipe that will leave a smile on your face long after you finish it!
Green and Gold Muffins
A healthy muffin recipe that will help give you your daily greens!
Beetroot Raita
Never had Beetroot Raita?  Here's your chance to make it!
Malaysian Barramundi Curry
Healthy curry with the perfect amount of spice - we know what we're having for dinner tonight!
Savoury Muffins
Perfect for a sunday morning in bed - just watch out for the crumbs!  Read on for our favourite muffin recipe.
Potato and Leek Soup with Crusty Bread
Winter's coming....keep warm with this easy soup recipe!
Spinach and Fetta Risotto
One, two, three step risotto!
Classic Italian Lasagne
Classic Lasange - your family will thank you!
Classic Italian Lasagne
Classic Lasange - your family will thank you!
Teriyaki Beef Skewers
Teriyaki anythings - YES PLEASE!
Prawn & Avocado Cocktail Wontons
Homemade wontons - we're in!
Sausage Rolls with Spicy Tomato Sauce
A new twist to a a classic recipe
Baked Thai Fish & Vege Parcel
A healthy and delicious meal that the whole family will love!
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Ham, Cheese and Pineapple Scrolls
Not the same old ham & cheese sandwich but just as easy to make...
Food, recipe, dessert, cooking
Olive Oil & Sweet Sherry Fruit Cake
Sounds good doesn't it!? Read on for the recipe!
Shortbread Stars
You favourite biscuits..get some!
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Little Strawberry Pikelets
Strawberry Pikelets in 3 Steps!
Warm Fudge Brownies
The last fudge brownie recipe that you'll ever try and it's just 3 steps!
Our Ultimate Mood Boosting List of Foods!
With winter just around the corner there will be less sun and we don’t know about you but it can really affect our mood!  To combat the end of long summer nights and days at the beach, we have put together a list of hearth-healthy foods that nourish the body and spirit whilst boasting your mood (not to mention, they possess powerful anti-inflammatory properties to protect the body, brain and skin from the effects of aging!)
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Regular trading hours
Mon - 9am - 5.30pm
Tue - 9am - 5.30pm
Wed - 9am - 5.30pm
Thu - 9am - 9pm
Fri - 9am - 5.30pm
Sat - 9am - 4pm
Sun - 10am - 4pm
Location
Wollongong Central
200 Crown Street
Wollongong NSW 2500
Phone: 02 4228 5999