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

Olives Al Forno - Baked Olives GFO $9.5

Chargrilled garlic & rosemary ciabatta GFO $10.5

Beer battered chips w' sour cream & sweet chilli $12

Prosciutto e pere - Prosciutto w' sliced pear GF/DFO $15

Szechuan Salt & Pepper squid w' fragrant vietnamese herbs, nam jim & aioli GF/DFO $15

Cured ocean trout, pickled vegetables, horseradish cream & oolong dressing GF/DFO $16

Sri Lanken lamb koftas in a spicy tomato & coconut sauce w' dosa bread GFO $17

Ploughmans Platter - Aged cheddar, stilton, Peggy's pickles, giardiniera vegetables, green apple, prosciutto & truffle salami GFO $28

Harvey bay 1/2 shell coriander & hazelnut scallops GF Half Dozen $22 Full Dozen $39

Native Tuross head Sydney rock oysters (Natural, local finger lime pearls or Kilpatrick) GF/DF Half Dozen $19 Full Dozen $34

 

mains

Buddha's Garden - Tofu, shitake, asparagus, wakame, edamame, zucchini, brown rice, soy sauce, kewpie mayo & tamari seeds Vegan/GF $26 or Add Salt $ Pepper squid extra $3.5

Herbed crumbed veal schnitzel w' paris mash, caramelised onion, rocket, tomato & parmesan salad & red wine jus $27

Market fish fragrant red coconut curry sauce, brown rice, eggplant & rapini GF/DF $28

Spanish linguine w' king prawns, chorizo, chilli, garlic, cilantro, saffron napoli sauce & fetta DFO $28

Barossa Valley braised beef cheek, greens, thai herbs & crispy onions GF/DFO $29

Chargrilled 250g sirloin, shoestring fries, endive roquefort cheese & hazelnut salad, native pepper butter & port jus GF/DFO $31

 

sides

Braised green beans w' wasabi lemon emulsion & tamari seeds GF/DF $10.5

Roasted cauliflower, quinoa, cilantro, pomegranate molasses & dukkah GF/DF $10.5

Wild rocket salad w' slow roasted tomatoes, shaved apple, parmesan, pinenuts & balsamic vinegar GF $10.5

Mediterranean Salad - tomato, cucumber, red onion, fetta, sundried tomato vinaigrette GF/DFO $10.5

Shoestring fries w' truffle mayonnaise GF $10.5

 

kids menu

Tempura fish of the day w' chips & garden salad $10.5

Panko crumbed schnitzel w' chips & garden salad $10.5

Spaghetti Bolognese w' shaved parmesan DFO $10.5

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

 

dolce

Warm sticky date pudding w' whisky butterscotch, salted peanuts & vanilla bean gelato $12.5

Lemon & passionfruit curd tart, drunken moulberries, lavender & honeycomb ice cream $12.5

Flourless death by chocolate tortina w' chambord chocolate ganache, chocolate gelato & wattleseed tuille GFO $12.5

Gingerbread gelato w' native lily pily compote GF $12.5

Artisan cheese plate for 2 - Please see special board for today's selection GFO $25

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: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday.
  • Room Service: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday.
  • Early Bird Menu: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday 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