In addition to the new small bar movement, there’s now a fabulous selection of fine dining on offer. This doesn’t mean expensive or pretentious – I’m talking good quality food and atmosphere, no matter what your tastes.
The Directory lists the full selection of fabulous fare but here’s a few current choice picks…
Mamasan, 57-59 Beach Road (enter Glenayr Ave)
Adam and Gemma have created an artful space and magnificent menu for their top notch Asian Tapas restaurant. Start with One Bite Beef and “Smells Like Old Man” sake. Then go back again and again until you’ve tried it all (I have).
Mad Pizza, 15 O’Brien St
With fabulous Italian fare, wonderful decor, smooth tunes and friendly service this place has it all for a perfect Bondi dinner. From happy families in the early dining hours on to a more hip, contemporary feel for the rest of the night, Mad Pizza is a quality choice for all.
Nina’s Ploy Thai, 132 Warners Avenue (enter Wairoa Ave)
Look past the basic furnishings and table-top tissue boxes and experience this long-standing delight of simple, affordable, authentic and delicious Thai.
North Bondi Italian, 118-120 Ramsgate Avenue
If the fine food and brilliant beverages don’t get you hooked (you must try their Majito’s) then just grab a spot on the balcony and soak up the view and vibe of bondi beach. Perfect.