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About The Fennel Seed

Bringing vibrant European flavours to the North Coast dining scene is The Fennel Seed. The Bellingen café offers a relaxed bistro-style environment for guests to enjoy a selection of Swiss, French and German-influenced dishes in a friendly setting with walls decorated with warm tones and beautiful rainforest paintings. With years of experience in Switzerland as well as some of Sydney and Perth’s top restaurants, Chef Renato Silvestri confidently delivers a modern menu that focusses on ethically sourced food and quality produce. Select from a wide range of fresh salads, cured meats, cheeses and heartier fare such as the German sausages served with potato salad and red cabbage. The Fennel Seed also boasts a small deli next to the bistro for those wanting to take home a small piece of Europe.

Location & Map

7 Church Street, Bellingen 2454 NSW - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  7:00:AM - 2:30:PM
Tue  Closed
Wed  Closed
Thu  7:00:AM - 2:30:PM
Fri  7:00:AM - 2:30:PM
Sat  7:00:AM - 2:30:PM
Sun  7:00:AM - 2:30:PM

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Member Reviews (8)


Great food, friendly staff, very good position in town.
The Fennel Seed has been our weekly lunchtime indulgence for a number of years. Always a pleasure.


Fabulous Food
We were staying at Urunga and took a drive up Waterfall Way and stopped on Bellingen for a coffee and we ended up staying for lunch. Amazing coffee, beautiful Seafood Chowder and Chicken and mushroom crepe. Yum yum. Well worth the drive.


Bellingen Gem
Great food, great service, great staf Highly recommended!


My third dinning experience at Fennel Seed Bellingen ......... Fantastic, great food, good menu and ambiance really friendly helpful staff. Highly recommend a visit.


Great European feel, excellent service, that staff are fantastic, food was great, the German sausages were amazing, definitely coming back.


Excellent food, Great coffee, Friendly Staff, definitely a place we'll keep coming back to.


Great food, location and service. A gem in regional Oz.


Great local food with a home made feel. Friendly host. Try the Chorizo Beans.