Three Blue Ducks
The story of Three Blue Ducks all started here in Bronte. Helmed by a trio of former fine dining chefs, the café serves innovative, modern Australian food that shines the spotlight on local produce. It even has its own garden with herbs, vegetables and a chicken coop for eggs. On weekends, there’s almost always a wait, but it’s worth it.
El Topo Mexican
Offering character in spades, The Eastern’s El Topo delivers Mexican fare in a vibrant setting atop the roof of Bondi Junction’s favourite pub. With tequila and cocktails flowing and a menu that has a modern twist on Oaxacan cuisine, you would want to be all over the amazing happy hours.
Spring Street Social
Spring Street Social is what happens when a pharmacist and truffle farmer opens a bar. It’s inventive, experimental and a little bit quirky. Inspired by the golden age of cure-all elixirs, this tapas and cocktail lounge has plush seats, bar stools, live music and a seriously cool ambiance.
Nalinis Wholesome Streetfood
These guys behind Nalinis aren’t holding back, they have become the first restaurant in Sydney to serve a fully probiotic-themed menu which is also 100 percent gluten free…and it’s seriously good. The food is eclectic but every bit delicious with dishes a fusion of Western and South Indian food, but here is the twist, it’s all prepared using Russian techniques.
The guys at Ryo's Noodles have earned themselves quite the reputation in Crows Nest for their incredible ramen. Lucky for Bondi Junction locals, they have brought the same great flavours to the East. Even though ramen is their thing, you can still find other Japanese staples on their menu.
Speakeasy Bar is a chilled-out bar along Curlewis Street, with red lanterns and retro furniture, and it's the place to go when you’re after a scene that is less raucous and more mellow. The meals here are a mix of Asian and Mediterranean and go with a select drinks menu.
Lox Stock & Barrel
For a little taste of New York City in Sydney, Bondi residents flock to Lox Stock and Barrel. The deli-slash-diner only seats 40 so there is generally a short wait. Healthy seasonal plates are the order of the day and they always pair beautifully with their cocktail offering.
Bondi Beach’s trendy sake bar, Mamasan is where Moulin Rouge meets 1920s Shanghai. There are two places to dine, the opium den or the bar. The food is pan-Asian tapas and it’s amazing, and if you’re not a fan of sake that’s ok because their drink offering is diverse.
When Bills arrived in Bondi Beach, it was the ‘it’ restaurant – and that hasn’t changed. The space is light-filled, airy and casual, and the food is modern Australian with a twist. Celebrity chef Bill Granger studied interior design and fine art before becoming a restaurateur, so it’s no surprise that his eateries are stunning spaces.
China Diner Double Bay
Known for being a popular date night destiation. China Diner dishes up Pan-Asian cuisine in a dark, ambient setting. The mood is cosy, and the dumplings are out of this world. Opt for streetside seating if you would like a side of people watching as you dine.
Icebergs Dining Room and Bar
Bondi Icebergs is one of the most iconic waterfront spots in Sydney, and everyone knows that pool – which is arguably Australia’s most Instagrammed pool. The dining room is just as impressive. Where else can you indulge in the complete luxury of Sydney’s seafood with the depth of regional Italian flavours?
Blanca Bar & Dining
Meaning blank canvas, Blanca is a welcome addition to Bondi Beach’s dining scene. Mixing Mediterranean flavours with Japanese style cooking – an interesting mix, but it works. The restaurant is spread over two levels, a vibrant atmosphere downstairs and a cosy one upstairs.
Da Orazio Pizza + Porchetta
Led by restaurateur Maurice Terzini (from Bondi Icebergs) and chef Orazio D’Elio (ex Popolo), this pizza and porchetta venue is as warehouse-chic as it is authentic. It’s laidback and the waiters busily bop between tables, stopping to chat with patrons in between.