View galleryFine dining with seasonal free range, organic and biodynamic food, presented in a unique and intimate atmosphere. Tucked away in the back of Nelson Bay at the Austral Street Shopping Village, a quiet revolution is taking place in the way Australians think about and experience food. Influenced by top international restaurants, Spain’s El Bulli and The Fat Duck in London, chef Carl Kenzler is serving up a mix of organic, slow-cooked, and innovative food combinations. Surprises are not infrequent - beetroot spaghetti, combined with marinated organic chicken and green pepper jus is served theatrically via soda siphon at your table – but what is most surprising is the skill with which flavours and textures are combined (white chocolate and pink peppercorn mousse encased in dark chocolate shards is an essential dessert). Skilled staff guide patrons through the sixteen-course dining experience using a taste menu that is cleverly divided into tasters, appetizers, interims, mains, desserts and palate cleansers. At $80, the set menu is excellent value and the atmosphere truly unique.