Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is located in a repurposed power station in the heart of Liverpool and is a cultural facility to showcase a range of exhibitions, theatre, music, performance and events. Although the place is not easy to find, we definitely recommend the trek there. There’s also a train station right on site so it’s easy for anyone to get to. This is our third visit specifically to visit the restaurant and we loved it just as much as our previous visits.
The Casula Powerhouse Arts restaurant is called “Bellbird dining and bar”, open 7 days a week from 10am – 3pm.
It is in a small kiosk area that looks like a small cafe, yet they’re pumping out fine dining inspired food from the kitchen, offering seasonal dining, using farm fresh ingredients, the restaurant is promoting sustainability, seasoning their foods with an array of the plentiful herbs and vegetables from their own garden.
Our visit this time was to celebrate my mother’s birthday and the whole family joined for a big lunch. We called and booked prior to visiting, since we had a big group. There was another large group there and the restaurant dealt well with so many guests.
Since our last visit, they’ve added an outdoor area with roof and covering so you get a nice bit of sun, whilst still being protected from the elements. Although the dining space is comfortable, we understand they’re also renovating it with new chairs and more.
The menu here is excellent, not only are the prices amazing, but this combined with beautiful plating and an amazing display of technique makes for a truly special dining experience.
On this visit we pretty much tried everything that was on offer:
The Chorizo, chickpea and Chimichuri dish was light and full of flavour.
Cured salmon pastrami, poached chicken with eggplant, pork belly and cabbage.
We loved the risotto and also the amazing fluffy gnocchi.
The okononiyaki fries as well as the lightly fried cauliflower were also a winner on the day and we also ordered a salad to cut through the heavy carbs.
One of our party is vegetarian and the menu was great for her, she could have the risotto, gnocchi and she also enjoyed a portobello mushroom and haloumi burger with fries.
We were at a birthday, so had to get desserts. We opted for a brownie, ice cream with poached pears, creme brûlée and a cheese platter. We were surprised with an amazing quince dish that all members of the party enjoyed.
With meals approximately $16-18 and $10-$12 desserts, even a $5 creme brûlée, it’s totally worth a visit. You won’t find good this good, this cheap, anywhere.
We love this restaurant, for its amazing food, lovely staff and great value.
1 Powerhouse Road, Casula NSW 2170