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This trendy restaurant and cocktail bar is the ultimate in Bondi cool.
The traditional style pizza is always a favourite, and the cocktails upstairs are mixed to perfection.
281 Bondi road, Bondi
(02) 8020 6698
Overlook famous Bondi Beach in one of the hippest and noisiest upmarket ‘cafetaria’ in Sydney. Put your name down for a table, and while you wait, enjoy a campari fresh grapefruit as you watch the sun set. For desert you must try the crunchy orange granita over smooth sweetened cream. Yum!
118-120 Ramsgate Ave, Bondi Beach
(02) 9300 4400
This very popular place is known for it’s big bowls of Ramen noodles and soups. It is open for lunch and dinner, and perfect for hungry tummies.
33 Bronte Rd, Shop 3
(02) 9386 9889
This is Sydney’s most glamorous and iconic restaurant. The views are as beautiful as the patrons. And if you are coming for a meal or a cocktail, these are as magnificently crafted.
1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach
(02) 9365 9000
Enjoy the fresh and bright flavours on this inspiring seasonal menu. This shabby-chic beachside institution. Part of the pleasure is admiring the ‘Bondi Humanity’ strolling by.
270 Cambell Pde,
(02) 9365 4924
Treat yourself to a dining adventure at this three hat restaurant. The food is spectacular, creative, beautifully prepared and presented. The elegant simplicity of the surrounds contribute to the ambience, as does the view of the chefs in action. Attentive and knowledgeable service contribute to this special dining experience.
107 George Street, The Rocks
(02) 9252 1888
This small, no fuss, Kiwi run ‘hole in the wall’ café serves up excellent breakfast and lunch, and turns into a busy wine and tapas bar when the sun goes down. The coffee is the best in Bondi!
78 Curlewis St, Bondi Beach
Brown Sugar has what it takes to pull the locals in for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It casually and cleverly transforms from a vibrant breakfast spot, to a cosy and chic dining room which serves fantastic modern cuisine.
106 Curlewis St, Bondi
(02) 9310 1566
The casual, laid back Jamaican style café is a popular haunt for the local Bondi ‘hipster’…especially the hung over variety on Sunday morning, who come for Jed’s famous and satisfying Mexican Scrambled Eggs. The portions are generous, and the superb coffee always does the trick.
96 Glenayr Ave, Bondi Beach
(02) 9365 0022
Just a stone’s throw away is this comfy and casual Mediterranean café. The food is fabulous, fresh and quick. You must try their Spiced lamb (kefta) burger and Israeli salad. Good size portions and good value.
Shop 5/4-12 Waverley St, Bondi Junction
(02) 9369 4222
Enjoy the aromas of the high quality Indonesian Arabica Beans as you read the morning paper. Beans roasted daily, as freshness and quality are this café’s top priority.
17 Gray St, Bondi Junction
(02) 9388 9015
A very short stroll from the apartment is this fun local pub. On a sunny day the outdoor area is a lovely place to sit, drink, chat and eat above usual pub standard food. At night the indoors are inviting. Thursday night is ‘young’ night.
Westfield Bondi Junction
Level 3, 500 Oxford St,
The Woollahra hotel is a 20 minute walk (or short cab ride) from Bondi Junction. Bistro Moncur is fine dining with a price tag to match. Upstairs is chilled, with live music on Thursday and Sunday.
116 Queen St, Woollahra
(02) 9327 9777
For lunch time specials and $10 steak nights, this Hotel is known for quality and value for money. Enjoy happy hour and cocktail specials. This place is an all round good guy.
59 Oxford St,
Enjoy a 20 minute walk (or 5 minute cab) to Bondi Beach and you’ll find lots of places to drink. Bondi Social offers great cocktails with great views. Live music, singers and DJ’s can keep you grooving on the large balcony until late.
Cairo Mansions, Floor 1
38 Campbell Pde,
Sydney has embraced the lastest ‘pop up’ concept and one of the latest to grace our shores is the Bucket List bar and restaurant. It occupies when of the most prime positions in Sydney opposite the beach on the pavilion. Very popular, and very cool.
This popular bar is always full of atmosphere. Downstairs is more casual (perfect for an afternoon coldie), and upstairs is cocktail bar/lounge – ‘Golden Sands’. There is also an elegant dining space that boasts the best views in Bondi.
118 Cambell Pde
(cnr Hall St)
This vibrant has been proclaimed a hot spot for the hip and lively locals since opening in 2008. And for those who like to be entertained get their on Friday for their Rum Blazor demo at 8pm, Tuesday night 8:30 for their live acoustic show while you enjoy a real cocktail experience.
288 Bondi Rd,
(02) 9300 0440
The Crane Bar is a fabulous sushi restaurant, with two huge bars, and great outdoor spaces.
Better still the relaxed ambience is available 24 hours a day meaning your sushi levels can always be maintained or cocktail cravings assuaged. Knowledgeable staff help with menu choices.
32 Bayswater Road, Potts Point,
(02) 9357 3414
The Norton Street Grocer is renowned for its premium range of fresh food and salads,ready made meals and quality groceries. Order ahead for the amazing platters.
Fresh Food Hall Shop 1027 Westfield Shopping Centre, Bondi Junction
Hours: 8am – 7pm
The world’s second largest seafood market (Tokyo wins) has an extraordinary variety of the freshest ocean produce on offer. Spoilt for choice why not buy a selection and treat yourself later. It’s an in your face shopping experience but you can regroup at one of the restaurants, oyster bar or simply enjoy seafood and chips by the bay.
You can also catch the excitement of the early morning auctions, take a behind the scenes market tour or book into one of the many classes at the renowned Sydney Cooking School.
Bank Street, Pyrmont
Starts 6pm. A 2 Hour guided walk of vibrant, iconic Kings Cross brings insight into the history of this often notorious Sydney suburb. Thrill to tales of fame and fortune, murder and drugs, and mysteries and romances.
Drink at the Kings Cross bar and enjoy knowledgeable and entertaining stories of the infamous razor gang, villians and bohemians.
1800 459 388
One of the longest running contemporary art spaces in Australia for free! The Australian Centre for Photography (ACP), a not- for- profit- organisation, is renowned for its interesting and inspirational exhibitions covering local and international photography, new media, and innovative video.
257 Oxford St, Paddington
02 9332 0555
In Bank Street, Pymont, you will find the world’s second largest seafood market. If you’re up for an early rise, the morning auctions are an incredible spectacle to behold. Afterwards, head to one of the many restaurants or (for that zinc injection you’re in need of!), the oyster bar. Of course, you could also head to the bay to enjoy a simple and delicious serve of fish and chips. Other activities on offer include a behind the scenes tour of the market and a cooking class at the renowned Sydney Cooking School.
Bank St, Pymont