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Silica Restaurant and Bar, Kiama, AU-NSW

Silica Restaurant and Bar

4.7
4.7
56 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Set on Kiama's Surf Beach with beautiful views of the ocean and coastline, Silica Restaurant offers Kiama's freshest local seafood and finest dining experience.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu–Sat 12:00–17:30 Sun 11:00–17:30

  • Phone number

    (02) 4233 0572

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Silica is a modern Australian restaurant situated right on Kiama's Surf Beach, boasting beautiful views of the coastline. Chef Luke Basic has created a menu with a difference. Serving large and small plates using seasonal produce, most notably, a substantial amount of organic produce from their own garden. We are fully licensed with a bar area upstairs looking over the water. We offer two dining rooms, both with modern furnishings and décor. They welcome all types of functions, including wedding receptions, birthday parties and corporate events.

  • Area

    Kiama

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Cocktails, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Saturday Night Tasting Menu $99

    A$99.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Our Saturday Dinner Tasting Menu is the perfect way to dine at Silica Restaurant. Six courses, all our favourites and all designed to impress. Let us make the decisions for you - we can cater to all dietary requirements with 24 hours notice, just leave a message in the booking requests!
  • Pasta Night

    A$35.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Thursday Pasta Night!! Pasta + Side Salad + Dessert =$35 Available Thursday Nights Only

What 56 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New South Wales

    Modern Australian

  • Illawarra

    Best Overall

  • Illawarra

    Best Food

  • Illawarra

    Best Service

  • Illawarra

    Best Ambience

  • Illawarra

    Best Value

  • Illawarra

    Fit for Foodies

  • Illawarra

    Lunch

  • Illawarra

    Romance

  • Illawarra

    Special Occasions

  • Illawarra

    Most Booked

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  1. AS

    AbbeyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and venue were absolutely amazing! Couldn’t fault anything. Will definitely be back!
  2. K

    Katandra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistent quality and a lovely finer dining experience. The Thursday Night Pasta menu is hard to beat for fab food and value. When our friends are in town we go to Silica!
  3. PR

    PamelaR

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Whilst the tasting menu was delicious, it took almost 3 hours from start to finish. We all left feeling like we could have another course or two. For the cost which reached $120 per head with drinks , we could have certainly achieved a more complete fullness if we were able to order individually. If you are hungry - avoid Saturday nights compulsory tasting menu.
  4. JB

    JetteBP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding and the waiter was absolutely amazing and funny. She was better than we have ever experienced before - 10 stars to her.
  5. B

    Bekk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and the staff are wonderful! Will definitely be back!
  6. DB

    DannyB

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been eating at Silica for two years, ever since we moved to Kiama at the beginning of COVID. The owners Luke and Jarrod are always friendly, as are the staff. The ambiance with the fairy lights upstairs, and watching the waves at the beach is the best. And the food! My gosh. We've ALWAYS had wonderful meals - from steaks, to fish, to the spectacular Thursday night pasta night. Silica always delivers an amazing meal and wonderful evening.
  7. JG

    JudyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We all ordered fish and each meal was delicious! It was a happy experience !
  8. FM

    FionaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food once again ..would recommend lunch..hoping to also try dinner service someday soon
  9. TD

    TraceyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made a reservation at Silica after reading an article on them. We were celebrating my husbands birthday. The food was amazing. Wait staff very attentive without being intrusive. Atmosphere was charming. We will definitely be back. Thank you for a lovely night
  10. CO

    ChrisO

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. And a lovely view looking out over the ocean
  11. CS

    CoreenaS

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was impeccable and the service was amazing. It was such a beautiful experience.
  12. CB

    ChoicyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and fantabulous food and service. A bit pricy but worth it. Awesome place!!!
  13. JG

    JackG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best 3 course meals I’ve ever had, the other best 3 course meal I had was here as well during a different menu! Really friendly staff and excellent food, all in an intimate restaurant :)
  14. CH

    CathyH

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This is the third time we have booked for the Tasting Menu at Silica . While it is not cheap, the quality of the food, the presentation and expertise of the chef brings us back. This restaurant is, in our opinion, a wonderful addition to Kiama . We have no hesitation in recommending Silica and look forward to another visit .
  15. D

    Dayna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing tasting menu with exceptional service. We will definitely be back.
  16. K

    Kirsten

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the service and food highlight of our trip, thank you. Every person that looked after us was attentive and friendly and the service was so seamless. The food was incredible as well... just perfect. I am a coeliac (gluten free) and it wasn't an issue.
  17. JB

    JellyBean

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic ambience, service and food. Highly recommended.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both my husband and I had the Kingfish for entree, it was very tasty. My husband had the barramundi which he said was delicious and I had the eye fillet steak cooked perfectly as I requested medium. It was so tender and really delicious. The wait staff were friendly and professional. A lovely dinner. First time at Silica and when we visit the Kiama area again we will return.
  19. S

    Steffi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although it was a Sunday and very busy with families there was a superb atmosphere band all the staff were very courteous and helpful. The food was excellent and accompanied by great wine. All in all a great experience well done
  20. PM

    PaulM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were great and very accommodating gave us what they thought was nice in menu and it didn't fail all the meals were unreal and margaritas first class
  21. F

    Fussyfoodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice all round, great food nice selection, great service and nice atmosphere.
  22. RG

    RobynG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow, what a find. Outstanding service and the pan seared Barramundi was the best I have eaten anywhere. Couldn’t fault the dinner, service or experience. A definite when visiting Kiama.
  23. JO

    JOHNM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I had barramundi & kale salad which was very nice & well priced. All my fellow diners were also happy with their food. Yes we will definitely go again. We have dined there previously.
  24. ST

    SueT

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Silica never disappoints with an interesting seasonal menu, great service, under the superb direction of Luc. We highly recommend Silica in Kiama, great location, great service and delicious!
  25. TP

    TimP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. Service was attentive. Enjoyed the Octopus, but the Salt Baked Gnocchi was exceptional. The pasta special on Thursday nights is great value.
  26. JS

    JudyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view, spectacular food , very friendly staff, overall a very special mother's day lunch with my daughter.
  27. SN

    SallyN

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal, excellent service, quiet restaurant - 10/10. Very impressed with the quality of the food. Highly recommend.
  28. GP

    GailP

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our Lunch, food and view over the ocean was great, will book again
  29. CH

    CathyH

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    As before, the food was exceptional and the service was as well . The only concern was that it was very noisy and , having taken some friends, it was hard to hold a conversation without almost shouting . Otherwise everything was excellent and we will certainly return .
  30. DA

    DavidA

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff could not have been friendlier or more attentive, and food was delicious and beautifully presented 😋
  31. HD

    HelenD

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the tasting menu, absolutely everything was top notch. Thought something would have to fail but nothing did. Food was impeccable as was the service.
  32. LB

    LuciaB

    Tropical North Queensland

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We had the pleasure of dining at Silica last year and had a better dining experience. This time, our entrees were well presented and delicious but our main meals were not of the standard that we expected ( in comparison to other restaurants in Kiama) The service was pleasant but not engaging. I think it just missed the mark and wasn’t true value for money.
  33. SW

    SteveW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Steak was awesome, service was excellent. Location was great. Recommend.
  34. RH

    RossH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Great food and service close to the beach. Staff very attentive and friendly.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Farewell great experience
  36. E

    Eloise

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner, tasting menu was delicious and very friendly staff!
  37. KH

    KimH

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our second visit to Silica Bar & Grill. It was as outstanding as the first time. The standard of the food and service was top notch we thoroughly enjoyed the whole dining experience.
  38. MV

    MickV

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitresses were fantastic and friendly. The food was amazing, we had a very enjoyable night.
  39. SB

    StevenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu was great, and really reasonable price. Mushroom ketchup that cam with the eye fillet was awesome. Our server was super friendly and really kind. Really appreciate the extra effort made by the team for our anniversary. Will definitely be back next time we are in Kiama
  40. KM

    KirstinM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Lovely meal and wait staff were excellent and very friendly - meal done very well and enjoyed the pairing. Thank you

FAQs

Silica Restaurant and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 4233 0572.

Silica Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 56 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Silica Restaurant and Bar

72 Manning St Kiama, AU-NSW 2533

Additional information

  • Area

    Kiama

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu–Sat 12:00–17:30 Sun 11:00–17:30

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Cocktails, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (02) 4233 0572

  • Catering

    Silica is a modern Australian restaurant situated right on Kiama's Surf Beach, boasting beautiful views of the coastline. Chef Luke Basic has created a menu with a difference. Serving large and small plates using seasonal produce, most notably, a substantial amount of organic produce from their own garden. We are fully licensed with a bar area upstairs looking over the water. We offer two dining rooms, both with modern furnishings and décor. They welcome all types of functions, including wedding receptions, birthday parties and corporate events.

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