As lovely as it is to share a Christmas lunch/dinner around a large family table, sometimes it's great to outsource the work and head to a good restaurant for an indulgent Christmas treat.
With many family members otherwise engaged, my mother, brother & sister in law decided to go to Bells for our Christmas lunch this year.
It was a set menu ($185 without wine) and consisted of 5 courses - so pretty pricey.
However, everything was delicious - not too little and not too much - based around great produce prepare in an Italian style.
The rain beat down outside, making it a good day to have an appetite (unusual in a Sydney Christmas) and the room was (as always) comfortable and attractive.
Service was great - the wait staff style casual/friendly but professional.
We all had a lovely, casual yet sophisticated Christmas lunch (unusual to find!).
It's great to have a restaurant of this quality in my local area. I know others have found Bell's disappointing on occasion, but I have been 4 times and have never experienced any of the problems others report. I'm pretty discerning - so perhaps I've just been lucky!
If you want to do Christmas lunch I suggest booking early (October) to avoid disappointment.
I tried a couple of years ago to book in November - but it was booked out.
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