”Embrace the flavours of the ocean with our unique contemporary cuisine, focusing on fresh local produce.’’
Why 1908 Cronulla?
Eat. Love. Drink. Laugh.
Celebrate Life & Repeat.
@ 1908 Cronulla
Social Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
At the turn of the XXth century, the Illawara train line revived the remote seaside gem of Cronulla & put it on the map. Surrounded by glittering waters & magnificent sand dunes, Cronulla started to attract settlers, beach lovers & Sydney-siders. A Methodist church was erected circa 1908, where the restaurant now stands. It went on to be the Shire library in the 1970’s, then The Old Library Restaurant in 2011, & now 1908 Cronulla Social Restaurant & Cocktail Bar.
Impressed by the great bones of the building, the tall ceilings, the exposed beams & original timber lining, award-winning interior designers Guthrie & Hecker transformed the venue into its current incarnation, cleverly designing the space with a connection to both the seaside location & the original architecture, whilst adding new elements such as the impressive central bar. Working within the voluminous spaces, they created a sense of intimacy & gathering through creating a series of rooms within rooms & spaces within spaces. Custom furniture pieces & a natural palette of oak, linen, white timber & blackened steel contribute to the relaxed & somewhat domestic space that is 1908.
Sibella Court, internationally known interior stylist, was responsible for the interiors.
1908 Cronulla is the perfect venue for couples, groups & functions of all sizes, with private lounges available.
Reflecting its proximity to the sea, 1908 Cronulla prides itself on coastal cuisines embracing the flavors of the ocean worldwide.
Influenced by ingredients & spices from the Caribbean, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Italy, India, Thailand, Polynesia & Australia, Head Chef David Magill has composed a cuisine with a focus on fresh local produce.
It is a celebration of coastal dining, which includes BBQ grilling & guéridon flambé in the dining room.
Experience wonderful service from the team whilst enjoying a cocktail & tasting a unique contemporary cuisine!
A relaxed, sophisticated restaurant for lunch or dinner.
A stylish, casual bar for enjoying a drink & sharing delicious social bites.