Restaurant and Bar
Food of the Sun - The Wild Flower Bar & Dining, offers vibrant hospitality with a strong focus on Mediterranean flavours, simplicity and sustainability. The dining experience is a celebration of the coastal surrounds, featuring seafood from our local waterways in a lively, sophisticated space.
Internationally renowned chef Sean Connolly heads up our kitchen team as Culinary Director, who’s uncomplicated yet sophisticated approach to cooking, allows hero ingredients to shine.
Take a culinary journey as you discover our delicious bar menu, or enjoy a masterful selection of antipasto, a table-side toss of authentic pasta, or maybe a five-course Chefs Tasting Menu shared with friends.
The dining room interior design is inspired by ‘Bouddi by the Sea’ and includes specially commissioned Kate Swinton wallpaper and screen-printed cushions. Kate is renowned for her signature native landscape etchings. Many celebrated local artisans crafts and works have been incorporated to the setting, including ceramicist, Lisa Sanasi, and local weaver, Lee Cavendar, whose bespoke hand-made bell-shaped light fittings crafted from local Killcare grasses, adorn the dining room.
Connolly has had a long love affair with Italian cuisine, dating back to his early days of cooking with his mentor and life-long friend, Italian born chef Antonio Carluccio. Antonio impressed on Sean the importance of uncomplicated yet sophisticated approach to Italian cooking. Connolly is an English-born Australian chef, who now has restaurants in New Zealand and Australia.
The Morrison in the heart of Sydney’s CBD and The Balcony Bar and Restaurant in Byron Bay, Sean’s Kitchen in Adelaide, The Bon Pavilion in Gosford and now our very own restaurant, The Wild flower Bar + Dining here on the Central Coast of NSW complete his Australian cohort. Over in New Zealand, Auckland plays host to the two-hatted The Grill by Sean Connolly and the hatted Italian restaurant, Gusto at The Grand.
Sean’s passion and positive energy towards our guests gastronomy journey is inspiring and his skill & talent in the kitchen truly inspirational for our staff.
RESTAURANT MANAGER / CHRISTOPHE REPETTO
SOMMELIER / ALESSIO RUBINI
- Open 7 nights a week for dinner from 6pm
- Bar is open from 4pm - Happy Hour is 4-6pm midweek
- Lunch Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12noon
- Children’s menu available
- Palm Beach Ferry to Wagstaffe Wharf - Car transfers available on request. (Guest to make a phone call to us (4349-7000) when on board the ferry to advise of their pick up time).
- Palm Beach Ferry to Patonga - Car transfers available when 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 72 hours notice is required or a fee may apply. (See 'Celebrations' page for group 11+ cancellation policy)
Regular Restaurant Offers
Chef's Tasting Menu
For a very special culinary experience, a 5 course chefs tasting menu can be arranged for any kind of celebration, for lunch or dinner.
$120 per person, or with matched wines $190 per person, or with premium matched wines $230 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 relaxed dining experience for our local friends.
For $45 per person enjoy a seasonal 2 course menu, including a glass of 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, 2018 until February 3, 2019, and is not available for groups over 10 people. Each guest at the table must choose from the same menu.
Sunday Family Feast
Every Sunday, we invite you to gather for lunch with family and friends for our famous 4 course Sunday Family Feast Menu. A seasonal roast of the day is served ‘family style’ on shared platters, with fresh kitchen garden sides. The roast changes weekly and can be advised to you on the Friday prior. Here is an example of the full 4 course feast....
A N T I P A S T O House baked bread with Cutrera Sicilian olive oil, Freshly shucked oysters with aged vinegar Cheddar, Goats cheese & rocket frittata, Kingfish & capers crudo on carasao bread, Prosciutto & melon with vincotto
PRIMO Mafalde with porcini, wild mushroom ragù, thyme & parmesan crisp
SECONDI Roast Flinders Island lamb shoulder with walnut & almond crumb, Roast rosemary potatoes, Broccolini with garlic, parsley, lemon & pine nuts
DOLCI Tartufo di Amedei choccolate
Fabulous value at $85 per adult and only $40 per child (3-13). The special Family Feast Menu must be pre-booked prior to arrival.
(Not available for dinner service, The a la carte menu is also available, however please note that the whole table must be on the same menu).
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 20 until February 3 & 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 4pm daily and offers a range of shared platters, bar snacks & cocktails. Join us for Happy Hour from 4-6pm midweek.