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Bella Char Restaurant + Wine Bar

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1 Fern St, Gerringong, Kiama Municipality, New South Wales 2534, Australia
+61 2 4234 1359
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us recently had dinner at the Bella Char restaurant on Friday 10th March as part of the Kiama jazz and Blues Festival. We have been there on many occasions as we are locals. Our entrees were excellent and beautifully presented, however, our main course was a mixed bag. I had an excellent beef fillet meal and one other... More 

Thank Alfred M
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had baked Australian scallops and 250g prawns as entree followed by Blue eye cod and Grilled lamb rump as main. The seafood for the night was disappointing. It seems the ingredient wasn't fresh. The corn puree on the baked scallops was astonishing though. The lamb was cooked well and delicious. Staff was friendly and the atmosphere was good. Overall,... More 

Thank Ernest Y
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank god for this restaurant. It was the best bit about our stay at ther mercure resort....aka motel!! Food was fabulous, service great in a relaxed atmosphere. Def recommend, just dont stay at the resort!!!

Thank Hewettp
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

A recent birthday provided the excuse to go to High Tea with the girlfriends. Ample food, so much so that we got to take the leftovers home with us! Tea and coffee was help yourself but good quality. The restaurant was full of like minded groups of women enjoying various reasons to get together. This did make it a bit... More 

Thank JacquiNowra
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The food in this restaurant is awesome. All items on the menu are well worth the visit, but I prefer the Beef or the Pork. Both stunning dishes.

Thank Terry X
Glenbrook, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Entrees were ok and meat mains were enjoyable however the blue eyed cod ordered by two of us was definitely not ok. When we rejected the dishes we were confronted by a young and arrogant chef who insisted we must pay for these fish meals as no one else had made a complaint and she had observed we had eaten... More 

Thank John M
Kiama, Australia
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Restaurant was not full, but it was quiet, srtaff were very pleasant and helpful. Meal (steak) was as requested with very tasty enhamcements. Price waas very reasonable.

Thank Jamberoo01
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Never been disappointed and the price is right. Week night specials 2 courses $38. We stay at the hotel often. Gerringong has a lot of good homewares as does Berry a 10 -15 minute drive.

Thank Renee R
Penrith, Australia
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137 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Enjoyed a two course dinner here, tasty tender chicken with crispy skin very good, the scallops also good, the service was very attentive that we received from the small frame female with the dark hair, she showed a great care for our enjoyment of the meal. The complete opposite experience to what was received the next morning at the buffet... More 

Thank phillirit
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

What a surprise! The food was excellent, cooked perfectly and great combination of flavours. The dessert was one of the best I've ever eaten. Five stars! Great service.

Thank Susan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$39
Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Fern St, Gerringong, Kiama Municipality, New South Wales 2534, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Kiama Municipality  >  Gerringong
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4234 1359
Bella Char Restaurant & Wine BarThe designBella Char Restaurant & Wine Bar is a contemporary restaurant designed with leather and wood textures in rich colours of red, white and chocolate. Abundant in natural light, created to enhance the experience when enjoying beautiful food and fine wine. Dine inside the restaurant or casually outside in the courtyard or terrace, all options are chic, modern and delightfully comfortable.the foodOur chefs have created a contemporary menu of modern Australian cuisine. The menu changes seasonally in order to gain best of each season's ingredients to bring our their natural flavours. We proudly showcases local Illawarra and Shoalhaven suppliers and produce.Restaurant opening times Breakfast 7 Days – 7am to 10am Lunch Saturday Only – 12pm to 3pm Dinner Monday to Saturday – 6pm to late. (Closed Sunday)** High Tea is available on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month **

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?