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Little Blowhole Art Bar

) #17 of 53 Restaurants in Kiama $$ - $$$ Cafe, , Spanish
4 Tingira Cres, Kiama Municipality, New South Wales 2533, Australia
+61 2 4232 4990
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (7 reviews)
“lamb skewers” (2 reviews)
“cakes” (4 reviews)
Opens in 17 min
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CUISINES
Cafe, Australian, Spanish, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
4 Tingira Cres, Kiama Municipality, New South Wales 2533, Australia
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1 - 10 of 78 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't thanks Bruce and his team enough for the fantastic Hospitality we received for mums 60th Birthday weekend. Every element of our organisation for the day was done via email and Bruce was very efficient with communication. We had a private function on the...More

Thank Tash C
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing food, the lamb blackstrap was so tender you could cut it with a feather and the pork ribs melted in the mouth. Excellent coffee and brilliant service.

Thank Alan C
Bruce F, Owner at Little Blowhole Art Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thank you Alan for your kind words and for taking the time to review the Little Blowhole Art Bar. We really appreciate the feedback and look forward to seeing you in the restaurant again soon Cheers Bruce

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Good food .. good friendly service.. nice artwork on display. We found it a very relaxing and enjoyable evening. Will definitely revisit when back in the area.

Thank David S
Bruce F, Owner at Little Blowhole Art Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thank you David for your kind words and for taking the time to review the Art Bar. We are very pleased you had a great experience, and we look forward to seeing you in the restaurant again. Cheers Bruce

Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

This small and quirky cafe was a let down. Booked last sat night and while we waited, saw several couples turned away. It seems popular so maybe this was not a good night. The tapas menu was limited and only one main course of salmon...More

Thank Chardygal
ArtBarBruce, Owner at Little Blowhole Art Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Dear Chardygal We are very sorry to hear that our restaurant didn't meet up with your expectations. Your experience is very unusual and must have been very disappointing, please accept our most sincere apology. It would have been helpful to hear about it on the...More

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Booked in for dinner with my wife, sister and brother in law and loved it. Had some tapas dishes and Paella. Was beautiful! All washed down with a couple of nice beers. The easy going and helpful staff helped created a relaxed vibe. Definitely worth...More

1  Thank Hammer69bungendore
ArtBarBruce, Owner at Little Blowhole Art Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Thank you! We are very happy you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. I will pass on your comments to the team Cheers Bruce

Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

On my way nack to Sydney from the South Coast I wanted to stop for a nice coffee on Kiama. A quick google search and I found this awesome place. I got so much more than I anticipated. I was delighted to find a guitarist...More

Thank kalee s
ArtBarBruce, Owner at Little Blowhole Art Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Thank you! We are very happy you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. I will pass on your comments to the team Cheers Bruce

Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Did not dissappoint. Great food and service and awesome cocktails. Highly recommend this place for relaxed drink and dining experience.

Thank Ingything
ArtBarBruce, Owner at Little Blowhole Art Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Thank you! We are very happy you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. I will pass on your comments to the team Cheers Bruce

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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Everything about this restaurant was fantastic, great food, great cocktails and exceptional service. Highly recommended.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
ArtBarBruce, Owner at Little Blowhole Art Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Thank you! We are very happy you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. I will pass on your comments to the team Cheers Bruce

Reviewed 28 November 2016

What a great find the Art Bar is. The atmosphere is relaxed where you can sit inside or out. If you sit inside you can admire the many pieces of art from local artists. The service was professional and attentive without being in your face....More

Thank Andrew B
ArtBarBruce, Owner at Little Blowhole Art Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Thank you! We are very happy you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. I will pass on your comments to the team Cheers Bruce

Reviewed 10 November 2016

This little restaurant has had welcome breath of new life. and totally re-invented as an art space as well. Kiama has no dedicated outlet for year round recognition of it's vibrant art community. The owners of this cafe have embraced this void and given their...More

Thank greg V
ArtBarBruce, Manager at Little Blowhole Art Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2016

Dear Greg Thank you so much for your kind and very encouraging words. The Kiama area has such a huge community of talent and it is our pleasure to showcase their work. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for your art and tapas...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$21
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian, Spanish, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Tingira Cres, Kiama Municipality, New South Wales 2533, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Kiama Municipality  >  Kiama
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4232 4990
  • E-mail
Description
The Little Blowhole Art Bar is situated on a hill overlooking its namesake, between Easts & Kendalls beaches in beautiful unspoilt Kiama, the gateway to the New South Wales South Coast. Under new management since February 2016, the Art Bar is the love-child of new locals Jamie Cole and Bruce Ferguson's life work. Combining their passion for all things edible, drinkable, groove-able and paint-able, the Art Bar features monthly exhibitions from local and global artists, and regular special events. Open Wednesday to Sunday for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Grab your crew, your life preservers, and head over to Kiama's worst kept secret. Keep an eye on the Little Blowhole Art Bar website and social media channels for updates, news, special events and more.
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