After the acquisition of the extensive property from John Singleton, new owners of Bells at Killcare Boutique Hotel, Restaurant and Spa, Brian and Karina Barry will take over management and operations of the hotel restaurant from restaurateurs Stefano Manfredi and Julie Manfredi Hughes.
Manfredi at Bells has won numerous awards over the last ten years, including consecutive one chef hat wins at the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide from 2007 to 2014 and the 2014 National Restaurant and Caterers Awards Best Restaurant in a Hotel/Resort.
Stefano’s work at Manfredi at Bells also saw him pioneer the kitchen garden concept in Sydney, with the restaurant receiving Good Living’s 2012 Sustainability Award as a result.
After 10 years, both Stefano Manfredi and Julie Manfredi Hughes felt it was time to move on and pursue new challenges. They have left the team and restaurant in great shape as a business.
Manfredi at Bells Accolades:
2012 SMH Good Food Guide – Regional Wine List of the Year
2012 SMH Good Food Guide – Good Living Sustainability Award
2012 Australian Gourmet Traveller – Wine List of the Year Awards – Three Glasses Award
2011 Australian Gourmet Traveller – Top 10 Regional Restaurants
2011 Australian Gourmet Traveller – Wine List of the Year Awards – Three Glasses Award
2011 The Australian – featured in Top 50 Restaurants in Australia
2010 The Luxury Travel Bible – listed in Top 10 Gourmet Retreats
2010 NSW Restaurant and Catering Awards – Best Restaurant in a hotel
2010 NSW Restaurant and Catering Awards – Restaurant of the year
2008-2010 Fine Wine Partners – Listed in Australian Wine list of The Year
2008 NSW Restaurant and Catering Awards – Best New Restaurant (Central Coast Region)
2008 Australia Traveller Magazine – listed in 100 Greatest Australian Gourmet Experiences
2008 Good Food Guide – Maintained One Chef’s Hat Award every year (2008 until present)