Bellbird Dining, Casula Powerhouse.

Vanessa: Casula is not somewhere I venture to often so an invite to visit Bellbird Dining at the Casula Powerhouse was a novel way for Bianca and I to spend a Sunday afternoon.  The road to Bellbird is well sign-posted although off any main road as such.  The cafe/restaurant is located a the power house which is used for exhibitions and other community activities.  The site itself has ample parking as well as a large garden where can people can do a guided walk-through. 

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. 

 

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. 

Enjoy!

Vanessa

*For Foods Sake dined as guests of Bellbird Dining 

Author: forfoodssake

A Sydney food blog.

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