Restaurant and Bar
Our restaurant is renowned for its authentic Italian cuisine offering world class hospitality with a strong focus on sustainability and seasonality. Take a culinary journey as you discover Italian delights from Spuntini at the bar, to a masterful selection of Antipasto, to a Five-Course Degustation experience shared with friends or family.
The restaurant has earned a reputation at the forefront of the New South Wales regional dining scene, since opening in 2007. With a team of passionate hospitality professionals, Bells at Killcare Restaurant & Bar delivers fine seasonal foods, perfectly matched with an award-winning wine list.
Located at the heart of the hotel, the restaurant commands a prominent position in the Manor House with an elegant dining room, bar, private dining room, alfresco enclosed balcony overlooking the immaculate gardens and The Conservatory, a purpose-built event space capable of holding large scale events of up to 220 people for a cocktail function.
Our menus are grounded in the core values of authenticity, simplicity and freshness, featuring seasonal dishes inspired by the produce grown and harvested in the estate’s famous vegetable garden. In addition to this estate-grown produce, the menu showcases as many local NSW producers, suppliers, winemakers and growers as possible. Locally harvested seafood includes freshly shucked oysters from Merimbula or Cape Hawke and crayfish caught off nearby Macmasters Beach. Our wagyu rump comes from north east Victoria and we source Cape Grim sirloin and Flinders Island lamb. Local like-minded farmers are also supported supplying staples such as organic beans and snow peas. Our olive oil and flours are imported from Italy to ensure quality and authenticity are upheld in our Italian inspired kitchen.
Now some 500 square metres including an orchid, honey bee hives and free range hens, the garden supplies the restaurant with more than 15% of the produce on its menu ensuring sustainable practices across the entire operation.
The restaurant’s excellent wine list has been named "Best Regional Wine List" several times over for its impressive cellar and collection of both local and international, particularly Italian, wines.
EXECUTIVE CHEF / DEAN JONES / Dean gained Michelin experience at London’s River Café, and he injects the same pride and passion he believes that gave River Cafe its unique popularity - the pride in every ingredient and the passion to cook it with the same sense of brio and devotion the Italians display. "Passion and commitment took River Cafe to great heights, and I know it can be done here.”
RESTAURANT MANAGER / CHRISTOPHE REPETTO
SOMMELIER / ALESSIO RUBINI
- Open 7 nights a week for dinner from 6pm
- Bar is open from 5pm
- Lunch Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12noon
- Children’s menu available
- Palm Beach Ferry to Patonga car transfers are available on request & pre-payment - pick up and drop off from Patonga. This service needs to be pre-booked & pre-paid. $100 one way for up to 10 guests.
- Ramp access to restaurant is available
- Restaurant is non-smoking
- A credit card number is required for all restaurant reservations over 6 people. This is in case of a no-show. If reservations are cancelled 6 hours notice is required or a fee may apply. (See 'Celebrations' page for group 11+ cancellation policy)
Regular Restaurant Offers
For a very special culinary experience, a degustation menu can be arranged for any kind of celebration, for lunch or dinner.
5 course menu is $120 per person, or with matched wines $190 per person, or with premium matched wines $250 per person. This menu features more treasured and rare wines.
Dietary requirements can be accommodated for if we are aware prior to your restaurant reservation.
For groups of 12 guests or more, a specially designed Chefs Selection Menu will be tailored to suit. Some ingredients may vary based on seasonality. Your menu selection will be confirmed prior to your restaurant reservation.
Call us to book your table on 4349-7000
Tuesday Night is Local's Night
Every Tuesday night, we offer a wonderful dining experience for our local guests and friends.
For $45 per person we have a seasonal 2 course menu on offer, which also includes a glass of fabulous wine! The wine on offer changes monthly. (The a la carte menu is available alongside this special menu, if you prefer).
Please note, the locals menu is not available during peak trading periods including Easter long weekend, Anzac Day and the Christmas/New Year period - December 20, 2017 until February 1, 2018, and is not available for groups over 10 people. Each guest at the table must choose from the same menu.
Sunday Lunch - Family Feast
Every Sunday, we invite you to gather with family and friends for our famous Sunday Family Feast. A seasonal roast of the day is served ‘family style’ on shared platters, with fresh kitchen garden sides, for $85 per adult and $40 per child (3-13). The a la carte menu is also available, however please note that the whole table must be on the same menu. The special Family Feast Menu must be pre-booked. The Roast changes weekly and can be advised to you on the Friday prior. (Unfortunately, this menu is not available for dinner service).
Join us for lunch every Friday for Fish Friday!
For only $35 per person you will receive our fish of the day, served with house-made bread, a side of roast rosemary potatoes and garden salad.
Add a glass of Italian wine for just $5! A fabulous offer for locals and friends to come and join us for a delicious Friday lunch special.
Lunch is from 12noon.
(Unfortunately this special offer is not available in peak trading period - December 22 until February 4 & Easter Long Weekend)
I am passionate about our wine list
It is an accumulation of influences from 30 years experience in the wine industry
It brings together the joy of Italian wine and food
It was Len Evans who said that he never drank great wine by himself
And that the real joy of great wine was in the sharing
It is hoped our wine list assists in a great sharing experience
Our bar is open from 5pm daily and offers a range of antipasto, spuntini & cocktails.