Bel & Brio
Bel & Brio’s full menu, including alcohol, is available for takeaway and delivery within 5 kilometres. An online store has also launched, offering everyday items along with wine, beer and spirits. Order online for both the restaurant and online store.
Standing amid towering buildings and the crush of CBD traffic, it’s easy to forget lush farmland is only two hours away, but it’s a fact Bel & Brio depends on. Much of the Barangaroo eatery’s menu and marketplace is supported by produce from its Central Coast farm.
Modeled on a traditional European food hall, Bel & Brio is a place to eat, drink and shop under one roof. Customers come for breakfast and coffee by Will & Co; takeaway salad for lunch or groceries from the marketplace; or to pick up a bottle of wine from the cellar.
The menu reflects chef Andrea Assenza’s Italian heritage. House-made rigatoni is tossed with truffle pecorino and mushrooms from the farm. Sardinian-style suckling pig is spit-roasted and served with root vegetables. To finish there’s traditional Sicilian cannoli or frangipani cake.
The wine cellar has 2000 bottles chosen by wine expert Jon Osbeiston and the farm-to-plate philosophy carries through to the bar. The Parsley Sage Champagne Spritz uses parsley sugar (made from the farm’s herb garden), floated with vodka and prosecco.