The interior of Bellbird is bright and open, with lots of space which makes it ideal for groups and children/prams. The menu offers a mix of mediteranean style dishes with something for everyone’s tastes.
Starting off we tried the house smoked salmon rillettes with pickles, radish and two Poached Egg served on sourdough ($17). I really enjoyed this dish, it was light and creamy with notable smokey flavor. Not something I would normally order but was pleased I did.
The gnocchi were somewhat of a let down in texture particularly as I had high hopes as the dish contained all of my favourite things. The ricotta gnocci were served with field mushrooms, sage nut butter and shaved parmesan ($17). Good flavor but the gnocci themselves were too soft for my liking.
The Braised Beef Brisket ($20) made up for any disappointment I had with the gnocci ten fold! A substantial serve of brisket that literally falls apart and melts in the mouth is served with parsnip puree, baby onions and parsnip crisps. This was delicious, well worth a try.
Leaving room for dessert, we had the delightfully refreshing affogato ($7), which you can’t really go wrong with in my opinion. What I particularly liked about this one was that it was served with coconut sorbet which was unique and really delicious.
The vanilla bean creme brulee ($10) was perfectly presented with a crunchy crack of solidified sugar. It was creamy and light – great way to end the meal.
It’s an interesting location and we were told that they were soon to be building a wood-fire pizza oven which would be a new addition to their menu offerings. Its a good place for families, particularly those with young children as there is plenty of space and the menu items are well-priced whilst also being well-plated and of high quality.
*For Foods Sake dined as guests of Bellbird Dining