The Wild Flower Bar & Dining at Bells at Killcare

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238 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Mediterranean
Our restaurant, The Wild Flower Bar & Dining, is renowned for its Mediterranean and Italian cuisine offering world class hospitality with a strong focus on sustainability and seasonality. The menus are a celebration of "Food of the Sun" featuring produce from local suppliers from around the coast and hinterland. Menus feature fresh daily seafood from our local waterways & house-made pasta all within a lively, sophisticated bistro-style space.
What 238 People Are Saying
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JudyF
Sydney / NSW
12 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great location, fabulous interior and beautiful food

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MelissaS
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal with excellent service. Thank you very much

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GeoffreyS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new menu and more relaxed style. Wine list is still second to none with great help form the staff choosing a wine or two. Looking forward to my next visit.

SB
ShirleyB
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous quiet accommodation, location, superb staff front desk including drop off and pick up on bush/coastal walks and very good food and wine !

BO
BrianO
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Have been a regular and happy customer at Bells for many years.
This was a shocker.
Slow service in spite of reduced patrons.
Drinks were good
Overlapping service by waiters was disconcerting
Limited Entree's and overwhelmed with chili
Main was slow coming and nearly cold.
Bouillabaisse was thin on content.
Even though I advised them I was Coeliac 3 times I was still given flour based addons.
Gelati (strawberry) was great.
Overall so poor I suspect we are unlikely to return.

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WilliamR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

All dishes great but fried chicken very dry and tasteless Should have sent it back Gnocci excellent Sirloin great Wine list good

CD
ClarissaD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, amazing dining experience.
Food was fantastic and knowledgeable staff.
I will be back for sure 🤩.

ER
ElyssaR
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service from Murray, he looked after us so well and was an all round top guy!Made our special occasion all the more special

JB
JenB
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved our experience! Really wonderful service. Friendly, attentive & knowledgeable staff and the food/drink was fantastic. The only negative was that it was a little cold in the room.

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AdrianaParncutt
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous atmosphere, elegant style and beautiful food.

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Tripsnout
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

After a spectacular locals night in Dec 2019 we couldn't wait to have our next sampling of this menu and were bitterly disappointed to find that the menu structure had changed from a choice of 2 courses of entree and main to table d'hotel with a single choice. Far from the previous delicious meal we enjoyed last year, a very poor effort at a classic french dish arrived to our dismay. Sadly we won't be back soon.

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TimP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we've had at Bells, and there have been many. Waiters have superb knowledge of the menu and the wine list. Food is great. Beautiful room, and that view from the verandah...

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IainM
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful location and lovely decor. Food was very good and service great (thanks Monique). Felt we were somewhere special.

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RichardH
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great food friendly staff all hail to the chef..
Warm clean professional setting and on the surface all is well - in control.
But lacked touches that is what is expected when you dine at Bells.
On arrival, I went to the ordered drinks, felt a bit poky for space, I said was going outside to enjoy the garden, 10 minutes we went back inside - there was are drinks, what I expected was the Bells experience of the drinks brought out to us. I was seat in front of the cashier, lot of staff around that point could not relax.
I am greatful we have a Bells on the Coast, happy to pay 300 to 500 for 2 people - these small touch of class dinning will make a frequent guest. When I took care the the bill, I expected the manager to say thank you hope to see again - he said "all good". All class at the Bells.

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Kuiper
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience1

The Noise was very loud, so for a romantic dinner go somewhere else! The food was excellent but what a poor room a have dinner. I asked for another option but unfortunaltely the staff did nothing. Disapointing!

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Anne
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went here with the hubby for a dinner date. It’s a nice place with a great ambiance and is worth the drive. However, We find the pricing a little bit expensive for its serving size.

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sixofus
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good value Fish Friday lunch. Only comment from table of six was that we would all prefer fatter chips or wedges and the shoestring chips were a bit over cooked and crunchy. Needed the contrast of texture with the crunchy fish which was delicious.

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ShellieW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whilst there were a few things I would have liked to have happened, I still feel every category deserves a 5. My review would not be perfection, but it wouldn’t be 4/5 either.

PB
PhillipeB
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Since I am French I noted that the bouillabaisse and cassoulet did not have authentic French flavour and I wasn’t able to hear any music but we did enjoy our experience as the service and atmosphere were excellent. My wife particularly enjoyed her cocktail!

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DannyI
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We attended The Wild Flower Bar and Grill recently for the first time. We really enjoyed the experience. The food was beautiful and the were fantastic. Our waiter was fantastic and had a great knowledge of the produce used in the meal. Overall we really enjoyed our meal an would highly recommend it. And the chocolate mousse was out of this world.

CJ
CodieJ
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time dining at bells and we were highly impressed. The food was delicious and the service was beyond excellent. I believe the price was great for what we got. Highly recommended

DJ
DeeJ
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Setting very nice, on this occassion it was a very wet day, the restaurant was closed up, I don't know if it is normally, but it was very noisy inside.
The food was delicious, not overly priced considering the location, and a good amount on the plate.
Waiters didn't refill the water glasses, we had to ask - that would be my only complaint.

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MadelynS
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable, food was sensational. The server was so respectful and never interrupted us but was always there when we needed him, and gave well thought out advice when asked. He also took extra care to explain everything to my partner to cater for his allergy and made us feel very secure that there would be no wheat allergens in the food, which made for a very relaxing meal. The starters, sides, mains, desserts and wines were all perfect and well worth the cost. I was delighted to find a high quality restaurant with no pretentiousness, just quality food and service. Can't wait to come again, the whole experience was absolutely brilliant.

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BarbaraH
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We felt the new menu did not appeal to us. And the plate of the day was too limiting. We probably won’t return which is such a shame as have been coming here for years.

LH
LieshaH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, and our waiter was just wonderful, all in a beautiful garden setting. I would definitely return!

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melg
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience4

We have eaten at Bells many times and loved it. On this last visit we found that the restaurant has completely changed. The food has become more simple - or as they put it 'modern'. We missed the fresh herbs and flowers from the garden adding to each plate. It used to be that every plate was a work of art as well as being incredibly delicious. We did the degustation and actually left hungry. Previously we would have left stuffed full. We did not get our moneys worth in food or experience. Our waitress was wonderful. But the food was very disappointing.

LP
LorraineP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The meals my husband and I ordered were terrific and the restaurant retains its casual, fine dining feel. However our guests, a coeliac and a vegan, felt their choices were a little too limited and gluten free pasta was undercooked.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was fantastic, No table clothes on tables the restaurant has lost its special appeal, too casual dining for the price you pay. Menu is too simple has lost the special class of the previous head chef. Wait staff are no busy trying to look special with service, but just look like they have no idea how to service special dishes. Best to just service the dishes as they come and not try to be something that you are not capable of being a special waiter from Italy or Florence.
I used to love this place for over the last 10 years, I feel it has lost that special dinner appeal.

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SamQ
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The revamp of the restaurant at Bells is subtle but the refresh is welcome. Indeed, I struggled to pick out what the changes were as the setup is essentially the same, but it is a lovely eating environment.
The menu is still sophisticated but generally more accessible than the previous version and lower cost (although the entrees need some variety as they were almost exclusively fish/seafood).
Our waiter was terrific. Helpful and always there when needed but discrete when not.
We used to go to Bells two or three times a year for special occasions given how expensive it was but with the new lower cost menu, I think we’ll be there more often.

LP
LeonP
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food / slow service / ran out of chips ! Entrees pasta and steak fantastic magnificent scampi for entree and absolutely perfect oysters - a wonderful place to enjoy a relaxed lunch

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Notdoneroaming77
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We were very disappointed with our dinner at Bells. The food was forgettable and boring. These days great tasting food is a base requirement. Where a the innovation? Where is the flare? Serving up protein with side salads and fries is basic pub grub. Come on Bells, you can do better.

JG
JamieG
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Food was quite good but over priced. Service was awful, slow and not at all helpful Overall massively disappointing.

SD
SalD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We had booked Bells hoping for the usual experience. Prices are now lower but the food equals the price. Some of our food was really great but the whiting was average. Service was ok but staff weren’t as knowledgeable as they have been

RA
RachaelA
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We arrived for dinner at 6.30 and had our order in before 7. The waitstaff were friendly and the sommelier was knowledgeable and chose us a great wine.....but...when our main meals didn’t come an hour after we finished our entrees, the waitstaff were dismissive and unapologetic. 9pm was too late.
The meals were quite small. Delicious, but too small for the price.
All in all, a disappointing experience for a place that promises excellence.
It’s great to create a relaxed, slow-paced atmosphere, but you MUST do it without wasting people’s time.

JK
JenK
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food was nice but had higher expectations. Lovely setting.

JW
JohnW
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I took my wife & family there for my wife's 50th birthday. To say it was a disappointment is an understatement.

In advance we ordered the degustation menu, but the food that arrived was very average. The service was also exceptionally slow - we had to wait for an hour in between one of the courses.

When I discussed this with the restaurant manager at the end of the evening he said it was because they had a new chef who was 'experimenting' with the menu. I replied he shouldn't be experimenting when I am paying the bill and it was very embarrassing when I had guests there from Hong Kong and interstate.

I would definitely NOT recommend going there. For the price we paid it was exceedingly average :(

CE
CatherineE
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drove up from Sydney for a lovely Sunday lunch and it measured up to our expectation.
Relaxing atmosphere with great food and wine to match. Thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

AM
AnneMarieM
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived we were greeted by a host ,who made us feel comfortable in a lounge area.
Then we were lead to our table,waiter introduced himself and immediately brought us water.
Then wine and food orders were taken and also included reccomedations by the waiter.
We were promptly served our entree's which were delicious.
The main courses were also tasty.
After a brief time ,we received our desserts,which were delectable.
During our lunch,our water and wine were topped up.
The whole experience was wonderful and we will be returning and possibly take advantage of the accomodation.

DM
DanielM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A fantastic setting for what proved to be a memorable night. Great food, broad selection of wines and attentive staff. Our first visit and doubt it will be our last.

PN
PaulN
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place and food was good, however I don’t like ordering a steak and just get a steak, I feel it should come with at lest a vegetable, the sides we had were nice and the dessert good

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The Wild Flower Bar & Dining at Bells at Killcare offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 4349 7000.

The Wild Flower Bar & Dining at Bells at Killcare is rated 4.4 stars by 238 OpenTable diners.

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