Produced traditionally with the freshest seasonal produce, join us for a dining occasion with a casual modern approach.
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday; 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dinner: Friday - Saturday; 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Had a lovely meal. 2 of the pastas were excellent, we actually ordered a second round of them. Staff were lovely and looked after us well.
The food, the service, the atmosphere, all amazing everything is fantastic. Will be back again and again
This is my 3rd time at this restaurant and somehow each time is even better! I went with a party of 5 for my birthday and the staff could not do enough for us. The food is outstanding! The cocktails and wine list also amazing. Kneading Ruby is definitely my favourite in the Wollongong/Illawarra area.
We went for a birthday and it was perfect! Will definitely be back soon
Everything was amazing! The food, the staff, the ambiance. Will definitely be back!
Great place to eat with friends - awesome and creative cocktails delicious food real crowd pleaser. Definitely recommend for small or larger groups.
Polenta chips a stand out as usual. Trout tartare was a bit tasteless, it needed seasoning. The beetroot salad was the only disappointing dish, no strong flavours of fennel or pear. Service was outstanding and the night was very enjoyable.
Once again didn’t disappoint. Excellent food and service.
A great night out with friends, great food and atmosphere!
Our waiter was delightful and the food was amazing.
Our waitress selected our dinner for us and it was delicious. It was a very busy night so was quite noisy inside.
Always great service and good at Kneading Ruby’s
We had the swordfish and the local market greens and the pizza is always fabulous there
Great food, surprisingly good ambiance. We had one side, one small and one large dish for 3 people and it was plenty.
Great place! Food and service was fantastic, can’t fault anything!
Love the food and updated menu is perfect for sharing. Service is always excellent.
Delicious food and service was great. Hidden little gem.
Great service and delicious food, I would definitely recommend Kneading Ruby
Kneading Ruby has a friendly and wonderful atmosphere and excellent food.
Warm friendly greeting upon and throughout our reservation.
Exceptional food and service.
Always a pleasure going back.
Awesome atmosphere. Our servers Sam I think was amazing. Very attentive and had great suggestions. All of the food was extremely delicious. Will be back
The food and service was outstanding. My only concern was the noise level, which made it difficult at times to talk to my companions.
My absolute favourite restaurant in the Illawarra. Amazing service, food and wine list and not overly expensive for how good it is!
Great restaurant. The food is innovative and delicious as are the cocktails. Atmosphere buzzing and hip and the service ranges from very good to excellent depending on who you get. Wollongong really needed a place like this. Love Kneading Ruby!!
I celebrated my birthday there last week and my family and we really enjoyed everything from the moment we stepped inside our host greeted us by our names. The food was amazing, fresh and beautiful. Imogen our waiter was lovely and attentive. Keep it up, looking forward to our next visit.
Went here for my mum's Birthday booking of 5 and couldn't fault anything. Food service and drinks were amazing!
Amazing atmosphere with amazing servers and overall amazing food. A must go!
The restaurant is beautiful, service was great, and cocktails were great. Food is good Italian food but I can’t honestly say it’s the best Italian food I’ve had at a restaurant. I would go back as an option for dinner if other preferred restaurants weren’t available.
Great service from Jackson & Fred, awesome food. My favourite restaurant in Wollongong!
Absolutely amazed by the venue. Every dish was excellent.
Kneading Ruby is good for any occasion whether it’s a romantic dinner for two or a big family function. The food is always delicious and the staff have a casual vibe with a very professional manner. You’re guaranteed a great night out (especially after a few espresso martini’s🤭)
Great food, really attentive staff and delicious drinks. Great experience.
We had dinner before the movies to celebrate my son’s birthday
The food & service was excellent
We had a garlic bread 1 side of lemon fried potatoes & 2 mains between 4 adults
We left the restaurant pleasantly full & saying we need to come back
Fantastic spot for a special occasion, when you want a spoil that is good value and delicious.
Always love eating here. Thoughtful well executed meals. Xx
We popped in after 9pm after seeing a movie and the restaurant was very accommodating given our late arrival. We were seated quickly and the staff were very friendly. I guess the disappointment was the food itself. I had eaten here before and had a great experience, unfortunately this time around the bread was soggy, the polenta chips sounded great in description but didn't deliver and the potatoes were simply too plentiful and it felt like we were wasting food when we had to leave so many behind. Hubby was not a fan of the salmon however for me this was the highlight and I must say the oysters natural tasted delightfully of the sea. Our wine order was delivered twice, but again the staff were very friendly about that with a quick apology. We would have provided some feedback on the night, but their service did make up for any lack lustre dishes.
We were made to feel special and the wines were great
Gnocchi was amazing. Food came out quickly and service was friendly!
Kneading Ruby is a great, fresh feeling restaurant that Wollongong needed. I have never had a bad meal. It is nice to see some different menu options that all taste amazing. Some beautiful wine options available. The staff are also super friendly and welcoming. I love this place.
The staff and food were outstanding. Thank you and bravo!
The staff made us feel welcome from the start. We arrived about 5.15pm and there were only a few people in the restaurant. When we enquired about recommendations from the menu, the waiter has the chef, Nathan, attend our table and discussed the menu. This was a marvellous gesture and appreciated. He obviously is passionate about his work as as chef, and was very proud of the menu, and his knowledge and explanation of the ingredients was very informative and well explained. After ascertaining our tastes he recommended the Roasted peppers and buttermilk ricotta, and the trout tartare, cucumber furikake from the smalls. We ordered them and they were exquisite with amazing flavours.
Nathan also recommended the gnocchi with goats cheese and a fresh beetroot salad with fennel and made from local ingredients. Again we ordered them and the salad was beyond description. The freshness of the ingredients and the dressing was absolutely refreshing. The gnocchi was perhaps the best I have ever tasted and even better than what nonna used to make.
We would have loved to sample the dessert menu, but due to the large servings, we simply had no room left for desert. By the time we were offered the desert menu around 7.30pm the restaurant was full, but the staff still attended to us and made us feel welcome to stay. It was such a pleasure to attend this gem of a restaurant with excellent staff, amazing menu and food, and all unrushed. We will be attending again and next time will leave room for dessert :)