The Dining Room & Terrace

The Dining Room is classic in theory, yet modern and forward-thinking in practice.
It is elegant, grand, and approachable at the same time.

The menu by Culinary Director Joel Bickford, focuses on carefully sourced produce, presenting simple, refined dishes that are infused with Australian provenance yet bear the mark of the Mediterranean way of life.

“This Dining Room holds a very special place for me as I hope it will for many others – it’s the beating heart of Shell House.”
– Brett Robinson

“Two Hats” – Good Food Awards 2023, 2024
“Wine List of the Year” – Good Food Awards 2023

Autumn Menu

The Shell House Dining Room & Terrace launches its new Autumn menu from Culinary Director Joel Bickford celebrating Mediterranean dining and our style of laid-back luxury.

“We’re really excited by the new menu at Shell House. We’ve set the foundations in the Dining Room, and now having a lot of fun injecting some energy and dynamism into what was already a great menu. The menu is organic in that it champions seasonality and the best of what can be eaten on the day. We work with some of the best seafood mongers in the country that give us beautiful fish such as King George Whiting, Snapper and John Dory. We will feature these daily with a ‘daily fish specials’ list. I’m also really excited by the Wollemi ducks from Coppertree Farms that are on the menu.”
– Joel Bickford, Culinary Director


Banquet Menus

Dessert Menu

Please note our menu is subject to change due to seasonal availability

Unfortunately we do not allow cakes to be bought into the restaurant

Opening Hours

Lunch Tuesday to Saturday from 12 pm

Dinner Monday to Saturday from 5.30 pm

Kings Birthday Public Holiday  – Closed Monday June 10th


Online reservations are available for groups of up to 9 guests

For reservation and event enquiries for group of 10 and over, please contact

Join us for a pre or post-dining drink in the Clocktower Bar