The dining room
As some of you are aware, our space is tiny, so to allow for staff, takeaway customers and diners, we are restricting our dine-in capacity to just ten people. That's pretty intimate!
We've been watching our seatings over the past few weeks and we're making some changes to work better for you and us.
We've completed our Covid-19 Safety Plan and registered with the NSW Health Department so we are Covid-19 compliant
First Seating 5pm - 6:15pm: This is for young families and those after a quick meal. The menu for this seating is limited to pizza, pasta and salads with a minimal selection of starters.
We aim for quick ordering and quick service.
Note: This seating is NOT available on Friday as we are so busy with takeaway we simply can't manage the numbers with diners seated.
Second Seating 6:30pm - 8pm: A little more relaxed, our full a la carte menu and specials board is available, but limited to two courses to make sure we can serve you comfortably. If you're determined, we can make it three courses, or if there's no later booking you will have all the time in the world.
Third Seating 7:15pm onwards: The table is yours with our full menu available. This seating is available Thursday to Sunday nights.
Fourth seating (Friday and Saturday only) 7:45pm
We will require reservations so we can plan out our space allocations. On arrival, we will require a first name and surname and mobile per government recommendations for all diners over 16 years of age.
Walk-ins will be welcome whenever we have space available. We will collect all the same information for contact tracing purposes.
And we will be strict with our seating times in this phase to ensure we can clear, sanitise and reset tables to keep everyone safe.
Regional nights returning
Our regional nights came to a crashing halt when Covid-19 restrictions hit. Finally, we will commence again in July.
We're limited to just fourteen people in the restaurant so we will spread each region across two weeks to enable people to attend.
Our first night falls on Bastille Day - the French national holiday - so we're changing it up and offering a traditional French menu with matched wines.
August we will visit Lombardy - centre of Covid-19 in Italy, but also the centre of excellent food and Risotto alla Milanese.
This night will also see us exhibit the prints from photos taken on our Italian tour (that seems sucha long time ago) in 2019.
So much to be excited about!
What's in season?
Winter is citrus time. July is cleriac and oranges for Bottega B.
The Diavola Rosso is still on our specials board, along with our new Pork and Fennel pizza, finished with frsh buffalo mozarella and basil.
Chicken all'Arancia is a house-made orange, fennel and smoked paprika sauce that tops our succulent chicken fillets.
Cooked low and slow for 12 hours, our lamb ragu with gnocchi is something to be savoured.
Here's some information on how Bottega B is responding to the increasing restrictions around Covid-19.
We can have a maximum of 14 people in our restaurant area to satisfy the 4m2 space requirement.
We can have ten people in our dining room and two people either ordering, collecting or waiting for takeaway. If the waiting seat is occupied and there is someone at the counter, we ask that you wait outside.
We are regularly sanitising the counter, EFTPOS machine, door handles, light switches and taps throughout our service period. We encourage our customers to use our handwashing facilities at the end of the hallway if you wish.
Our kitchen continues to maintain the highest level of hygiene in food handling and packaging so you can rest assured that your food is in safe (and very clean) hands.
From 1st of June we will need to collect contact information for every diner over 16 years of age.
That will include a first and last name and either a mobile number or an email address. We will store the information for the required 28 days and then we will destroy it securely. It is an imposition, but it is something we must do to comply with the Health Department orders. We hope you understand, and while you have the right to refuse to provide the information, we will then be unable to serve you in our restaurant.
Small Space, Special Menu
Coming in for dinner?
Looking for a coffee to finish a night out?
We have a dine-in menu with seasonal monthly specials.
If you're after something a little different from the regular, or want to grab something to eat after a trip to the cinemas, come in and join us.
Table bookings essential.
Friday and Saturday nights we open 5pm till 9pm for dinner and till 10pm for coffee and cake.