Discover one of the best South Coast restaurants

At Bella Char Restaurant & Wine Bar, we invite you to indulge in a sumptuous gourmet experience, where the cuisine is fresh and inspiring and the ambience is relaxed.

Bella Char Restaurant

Our Executive Chef, Dane Tobias, has designed a contemporary menu of modern Australian cuisine that perfectly reflects the South Coast. The menu changes seasonally to highlight the best of each season's ingredients and bring out their natural flavours.   We proudly showcase local Illawarra and Shoalhaven suppliers and produce.

Dane has an impressive background, having worked with Jamie Oliver and Rick Stein. He has catered many celebrity events, some highlights being Michael Schumachers's 38th birthday in Monte Carlo and private functions for former US President Bill Clinton and celebrities such as David Hasselhoff, Claudia Schiffer and Sting.

Bella Char is truly a memorable feast for all the senses; a beautiful space, incredible menu, and top class customer services. Dine inside the restaurant or casually outside in the courtyard or terrace. All options are chic, modern and delightfully comfortable.

On the menu...

while you decide

Marinated local olives w' crusty sourdough GFO $10.5

Charred confit garlic & rosemary ciabatta GFO $10.5

Potato wedges w' sour cream & sweet chilli $12

Sea salt lavosh w' blue cheese & wild honey $15

Szechuan salt & pepper squid w' vietnamese herbs, nam jim & aioli GF/DFO $16

Tasmanian smoked salmon w' micro herbs & horseradish créme fraîche GF $17

Tempura chicken tenderloins, moroccan cous cous & honey dressing GF/DF $17

Mezze plate (for 2) selection of cured European meats, marinated fetta, verdura mista, hommus, local olives & grilled sourdough $26

Native Tuross head Sydney rock oysters (Natural, Wakame & nam jim or Kilpatrick) GF/DF Half Dozen $19 Full Dozen $34

 

mains

Za'atar & harissa eggplant, saffron & cauliflower hommus, greens & fried onions Vegan/GF $26

Grilled market fish w' goan yellow curry sauce, brown rice & charred vegetables GF/DF $28

Thyme & citrus grilled chicken supreme w' salmoriglio sauce & charred lemon GF/DF $29

Spanish style linguine w' king prawns, chorizo, saffron napoli sauce & fetta DFO $31

Masterstock braised pork, fragrant herbs, wakame, pickled ginger & kewpie mayo GF/DF $32

Chargrilled sirloin (300g) w' paris mash, native pepperberry butter & shiraz jus GF/DFO $33

 

sides

Braised greens w' harissa, balsamic reduction & almonds GF/DF $10.5

French green salad w' cucumber, onions, soft herbs & marintated fetta GF/DFO $10.5

Rocket salad w' slow roast tomatoes, shaved pear, parmesan, pinenuts & balsamic GF $10.5

Paris mash w' extra virgin olive oil & sea salt $10.5

Shoestring fries w' truffle mayonnaise GF $10.5

 

kids menu

Tempura fish of the day w' chips & garden salad $12.5

Chicken Nuggets w' chips & garden salad $12.5

Spaghetti Bolognese w' shaved parmesan DFO $12.5

All kids meals come with complimentary ice cream w' hundreds & thousands

 

dolce

Warm sticky date pudding w' butterscotch, salted peanuts & vanilla icecream $14.5

Passionfruit & lemon curd semi freddo w' berry compote & hazelnut praline $14.5

Flourless chocolate tortina w' chocolate sauce, chocolate icecream & tuille GFO $14.5

Artisan cheese plate for 2 - Chef selection of 3 cheese's served w' biscuits GFO $26

Opening Hours

Please note, our hours of operation have changed due to the current epidemic. Please call us on 4234 1359 to confirm opening hours. Our Reception is currently operating from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

  • Breakfast: Restricted Hours - please phone to confirm days of operation.
  • Dinner: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday + Thursday.
  • Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday + Saturday.
  • Room Service: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday.
  • Happy Hour: Fridays and Saturdays, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 pm.
  • High Tea: First Saturday of each month. Bookings are essential.

*Opening hours may vary on public holidays. Please call 4234 1359 to confirm opening hours.

Please contact us for group booking requests outside of our opening hours. For more information, please contact:

T: 02 4234 1359
E: reservation@mercuregerringong.com.au