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Food

Accommodation
There is a great variety of restaurants and coffee shops around the beach. These cater for most tastes, from Asian food to vegetarian. And don't forget to try the local cake shops with yummy cakes. Coffee lovers will find many good coffee shops.

Accommodation is plentiful around and near Bondi Beach. The prices range depends of course on the hotel. You can find everything from budget to luxury accommodation. For accommodation enquiries please contact the hotels directly.



Cafes & Restaurants
There's plenty to eat and drink in Bondi. This is a selection, listed as you would find them if you were walking down Campbell Parade on the beachfront from south Bondi (and there's one listed for Bondi Junction). BYO means Bring Your Own Alcohol! A great Australian custom; some restaurants charge corkage if you bring your own wine, but it's usually not more than $2.

If you run a restaurant or coffee shop that is not listed here, or you simply want to recommend one or even review one, please let us know.


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Bondi Junction
Monkey Magic: Spring Street, Bondi Junction. "There is a great new Thai eatery on Spring Street Bondi Jnc, called Monkey Magic. It offers really great food at really cheap prices, and always has a varied crowd - Asian language students, muscle-marys from the local gyms, locals like me. Hiroki and Masako are really friendly, and having Japanese patrons ensures a super-clean environment. The best dishes are the Pad Thai Worn Sen, really fine noodles, great with tofu and a little curry sauce, and of course the green curry! Food is fresh cooked (i.e. NOT from a big tub) and $6.50 will buy you a big meat main. Enjoy!" - review by Nic.


Campbell Parade (South End)
Sports Bar(d): 32 Campbell Parade. Licensed & BYO (wine only). Open Mon-Fri 5pm till midnight; Sat/Sun & public holidays 10 am till midnight for breakfast (until 3pm), lunch and dinner. Room at rear available for functions. Ph: 9130 4582. "Sports Bar (to those who have loved it since Rod opened up the Sports Bard - it's a long story) is a very friendly and relaxed cafe/restaurant/bar. The fish and chips are the best. But for a special taste sensation at breakfast try the Asian rice omelette. If you want something more traditional, the bacon and eggs (especially scrambled) are wonderful." - review by Narelle & Niall.


Astra Bar & Grill: 34 Campbell Parade. Ph: 9130 5227. Closed Tuesdays. Now called something else again...


Bondi Tratt Cafe Restaurant: 34b Campbell Parade, corner of Sir Thomas Mitchell Road. Outdoor dining available, and as it's on the corner of Campbell Parade, you won't get a dose of carbon monoxide with the views. Great for breakfast. Licensed. Open from 7am daily till late. Ph: 9365 4303. Reviewed by De Groot's Best Restaurant's Guide: search on Bondi.


First Floor: 38-40 Campbell Parade. Ph: 9365 7640.

Fifty-Six: 56 Campbell Parade. Weekends: 10am-4pm; lunch Wed-Fri noon-3pm; Dinner 7 days: 6.30-10pm. Ph: 9365 6044; fax: 9365 6022.

Down Under Coffee: In this block is a cafe claiming to have the best coffee in Sydney, as voted by listeners of a local radio station in 1998. Burgers, salad, sandwiches and desserts. Sells coffee and tea and accessories. Views with your food. Open early until 7pm. Music on Sundays 5-7pm.

Hugo's: 70 Campbell Parade. Views with your food. The 380 bus stops right in front. (The bus service was there first!) Licensed. Open daily for lunch, breakfast, dinner. Ph: 9300 0900.


Gelbison Pizzeria: around the corner at 10 Lamrock Avenue. Ph: 9130 4042.

Squeeze: Shop 4a, 76 Campbell Parade, as in tight squeeze and freshly squeezed juice. Ph: 9365 3095.

Fishbone: 78 Campbell Parade (Courtyard). Seafood. Licensed & BYO. Open 7 days lunch & dinner. Ph: 9365 0334.


Restaurant Sumo: 78 Campbell Parade (Courtyard). Japanese & Korean BBQ. Licensed & BYO. Open Mon-Thurs 5.30-11pm, Fri-Sun 11.30am-11.30pm. Ph: 9300 8075.


Montezuma's Mesa: 78 Campbell Parade (Courtyard). Licensed Mexican. Open 7 days for lunch & dinner. Ph: 9130 8100. Reviewed by De Groot's Best Restaurant's Guide: search on Bondi.


Gabby's Cafe: 94 Campbell Parade. Ph: 9130 3788.


Gran Caffe Ristorante & Pizzeria: 108 Campbell Parade. Italian food & nice cakes. The food and service have improved of late as the packed tables outside now indicate. Open 7 days till late. Ph: 9130 7033.


Ravesi's Restaurant: Corner of Campbell Parade & Hall Street. Licensed. Balcony dining available for views with your food. Breakfast from 8am-11.30, lunch: 11.30am-3pm, dinner: 6-10pm. Ph: 9365 4422.


Hall Street
Take a stroll up Hall Street & O'Brien Street to find these restaurants:


Gusto's: 16 Hall Street. Serves great coffee & yummy food.


Le Paris-Go Cafe: 38 Hall Street. Sit facing the street over the counters. Ph: 9130 8343.


Thai Flora: 46 Hall Street. Ph: 9130 2751.


Avivim: 49 Hall Street. Kosher food. Ph: 9365 7609.


The Hall Street Cafe: 51 Hall St Bondi. Email: claudef@rainbow.net.au


Phone.Net.Cafe: 73-75 Hall St. Open 7 days 8am till 9pm. Ph: 9365 6134/ 6100. Food, coffee and Internet access.


The Pie Factory: 80 Hall Street. Ph: 9365 3058.


Big Nose Cafe: 82 Hall Street. Open 7 days 8am-6pm, breakfast & lunch. Ph: 9365 3058.


Fiorini's Restaurant: 87 Hall Street. Ph: 9130 5589.


SkinnyDip Cafe: 97 Hall Street. Ph: 9130 4602.


The Russian Lodge Restaurant 113 Hall Street. Ph: 9365 1997. Dinner Thursday-Saturday, 6pm till late. Sunday 4pm till late. Live music Friday to Sunday.


Avalon at Bondi: 15 O'Brien Street. Look for the bright blue building. Garden courtyard. Modern Australian cuisine. Licensed. Open Tuesday-Saturday for dinner. Ph: 9365 1581. Reviewed by De Groot's Best Restaurant's Guide: search on Bondi.


O'Brien Street
Downtown Marrakech Moroccan Restaurant: 13 O'Brien Street. Mon-Sat 6pm till late. Ph: 9365 7135.


The Grape Restaurant & Tapas Bar: 11 O'Brien Street. Mon-Sat 6pm till late. Ph: 9365 7445.


Gould Street
Gould Street is parallel to Campbell Parade - walk up Hall Street then 2nd right, you'll find:


Hannibal Lebanese Restaurant: 82-86 Gould Street. Licensed & BYO (wine only). Eat in or Takeaway. Cushion room & Belly dancing. Open 7 days 12 noon onwards. Ph: 9130 4605.


Roscoe Street
Take a stroll into the Roscoe Street paved area to find these restaurants:


Hurricane Grill: 1/126 Roscoe Street. Steaks. Ph: 9130 7101.


Lemon Grass Thai: 128 Roscoe Street. Small but pleasant Thai restaurant. Ph: 9365 3047.


Campbell Parade (Middle Bit - Main Three Blocks)
Back on Campbell Parade:


Noodle King: 126 Campbell Parade. Recently renovated, but food is still great. Ph: 9130 8822.


Bondi Surf Seafoods: 128 Campbell Parade. Takeaway, and home of the deep fried Mars bar.


North Indian Flavour: 138 Campbell Parade. Licensed & BYO. Eat in or Takeaway - standard ready-to-serve curries, a quick feed and a reasonable price. Air-conditioned. Open 7 days 12 noon-11 pm. Ph: 9365 6239.


The Gelato Bar: 140 Campbell Parade. Licensed & BYO. Middle European cuisine and cakes from the window. This 40 year old icon of Bondi Beach is no longer packed like it once was. Similar cakes to Ackland Street, St Kilda (in Melbourne). Ph: 9130 4033 or 9130 3211.


The Fishy Affair: 152 Campbell Parade. Ph: 9300 0494.


Rogers Cafe: Shop 3, 152 Campbell Parade. Ph: 9300 0342.



Curlewis Street
Take a stroll up Curlewis Street to find these restaurants:


BB's Wine Bar: 157 Curlewis Street. Bistro food. Live music. Open from 5pm weekdays and from 4pm on Saturday & from 12 noon on Sunday. Happy Hour 6-7.30 pm weekdays, 4.30-7.30pm weekends. Ph: 9365 3687.


Bambusia Restaurant: 138 Curlewis Street. Chinese. Ph: 9300 0487.


Thai Terrific: 147 Curlewis Street. Ph: 9365 7794. Open 7 days 12pm-11pm. BYO, takeaway and did we mention how good the food was?

Intra Thai: 88-90 Curlewis Street. Ph: 9130 3342/ 9130 6279. Open 7 nights 5.30pm-10.30pm. BYO, takeaway and private function rooms available.

Then back to Campbell Parade:


MI-VAMI: 170 Campbell Parade. Toasted pita sandwiches, vegetarian dishes, burgers, shakes, hot drinks. Ph: 9365 7700. Say hello to Craig and David.


Campbell Parade (North End)
Papa Giovanni Trattoria: Shop 2, 172 Campbell Parade. Pizza, pasta & seafood. Open Sunday-Thursday 12 noon-midnight; open to 1 am Friday & Saturday. Ph: 9130 4772 or 9365 3388.


Hotel Bondi: 178 Campbell Parade. Ph: 9130 3271. Open 7 days 1-am till late. The Starfish Cafe is open for lunch and dinner. Food also available in the BomBora Bar. Ph: 9130 3271.


New Zealand Natural Ice Cream: 178 Campbell Parade. Ice cream (naturally) and frozen yoghurt.


Pide Fez Pizza: Shop 20/180-186 Campbell Parade. Turkish & Vegetarian. Ph: 9130 3131.


Nando's: 180 Campbell Parade. A taste of Portugal, takeaway chicken. Ph: 9365 7888.


Bondi Rock Cafe: 180 Campbell Parade. Ph: 9365 7259.


Hog's Breath Cafe: 180-186 Campbell Parade. Prime rib steak, Cajun, Chicken and fresh seafood. Ph: 9130 8045.


Toriyoshi Yakitori: 224 Campbell Parade. Japanese food. Ph: 9130 8470.


Further up towards North Bondi:


Jackie's: 132a Warners Avenue. Was a great cafe, now a classy restaurant. Views with your food. Open Mon-Fri noon till late, Sat/Sun 8am till late (kitchen closes 11pm). Ph: 9300 9812.


Ploy Thai: 132d Warners Avenue. Ph: 9365 1118. Open noon until 10pm, closed Wednesdays. "Ploy Thai is a small, cheap Thai restaurant. But don't let that put you off. It is constantly busy churning out fresh delights such as boat noodle soup and drunk noodles." - review by Niall & Narelle.

Raw Bar: 25 Ramsgate Avenue. Ph: 9365 7200. Sushi, sashimi and tempura. BYO. Open 7 days: noon-11pm.


Tucked Away
Take a stroll up Beach Road to the Beach Road Hotel to find these restaurants:


No Names at the Beach: cnr Beach Road and Glenayr Avenue. A big bistro inside the hotel, ideal for large groups, busy and noisy. Ideal for a beer and a plate of spag. bol. with all the gang. Ph: 9130 4898.

Ocean Room Restaurant: 71 Beach Road. Open 7 nights. Ph: 9130 8133/4.

Love in a Cup: 106 Glenayr Avenue. Ph: 9365 6418. The furniture escaped from a kindergarten.

North Bondi
Then back to Campbell Parade:


Akindy's: 252 Campbell Parade.

Aqua Bar: 266 Campbell Parade. Ph: 9130 6070. Open 7 days from 7am.

Zinc's: 266 Campbell Parade. Ph: 9130 2851.

Sean's Panorama: 2/270 Campbell Parade. BYO. No smoking. Open for breakfast & lunch daily; dinner Wed-Sat. Ph: 9365 4924. "Sean's Panorama is an eco-friendly kitchen (apparently this means they are very concious of their fat deposits! :-) ) that produces innovative and terrific food. A little pricey (more a restaurant than a cafe) but worth the expense. Has furniture that looks like they robbed a cubby house but is surprisingly comfortable. Good on a rainy, windy day looking out through the windows at the white horses." - review by Niall & Narelle.


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