QT Bondi and Slow House partner up to offer guests holistic wellness staycations

May 25, 2021

There’s something about beautifully styled boutique hotels that can immediately shift guests from stress to rest in a way larger hotels can’t. Want proof? Just walk into the humble lobby of QT Bondi and feel the day’s worries melt like fine butter on a hot summer’s day. That goes double now that the boutique has […]

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Founders of Fishbowl opens up ‘Fish Shop’ in Bondi

December 8, 2020

After opening up their popular venue Fishbowl in 2016, Bondi is unveiling their newest addition to the club with Fish Shop. Set up as a mix between a traditional and modern fish shop, the venue promises a fine-casual dining experience with takeaway options available and a sit in restaurant and bar. On the menu, Head […]

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Bondi’s Sculpture by the Sea 2020 announces more than 100 exhibiting artists

July 15, 2020

Following a solid response from artists around the world, this year’s Sculpture by the Sea at Bondi has confirmed that more than 100 artists have been selected for the iconic outdoor exhibition. As one of the first major public arts events in Sydney since the Covid-19 lockdown, Sculpture by the Sea is currently scheduled to […]

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CicciaBella Trattoria is opening its second restaurant in Western Sydney

June 26, 2020

Restaurateur Maurice Terzini, best known for Icebergs and The Dolphin Hotel, is set to launch CicciaBella Trattoria + Bar’s second restaurant in the new Parramatta Square Precinct.  Following in the footsteps of Bondi’s venue, CicciaBella Parramatta will encapsulate the spirit of robust Italian cuisine and hospitality. The restaurant will focus on classic food inspired by traditional […]

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North Bondi Fish brings back the classics for new takeaway menu

May 26, 2020

Beloved beachside eatery North Bondi Fish has now launched a special takeaway menu to adjust to the ever-changing dynamic of a global pandemic. Although Sydney is starting to see restaurants open back up for 10 diners at a time, takeaway is still very much the smartest play for those who still want to experience their […]

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Recipe: Isabel Bondi’s Pork & Pepperberry Gyoza

April 14, 2020

During these unprecedented times, when staying at home is of the utmost importance, us here at The AU Review are going to be doing everything we can to help readers live their best lives, indoors. As with many other media companies who typically focus on getting folks out and about, we’re shifting to adapt to […]

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Sydney icon Icebergs transforms its terrace into a Coastal Summer Garden

November 25, 2019

Summer is nearing and what better way to welcome the warmer days than soaking up panoramic views over Bondi Beach while sipping botanical cocktails? Icebergs, one of Bondi’s most iconic dining destinations has transformed its intimate terrace into an elegant summer garden. They’ve collaborated with Ketel One Botanical to offer a curated list of unique […]

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This Bondi hotel is giving guests the chance to live like an “Instagram influencer’

July 22, 2019

Are you an Instagram influencer? If you answered yes to that question, then that’s probably a no. Not that it matters though, especially since for the next two months sun-kissed hotel QT Bondi are committed to treating all guests like VIP influencers, irrespective of how many followers they have on the ‘gram. It’s no secret […]

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Five of the best new Sydney restaurants to check out this summer

January 22, 2019

Sydney’s ever-changing dining scene has welcomed some super strong entries over the past few months, and while there are almost too many to list in just one article, we’ve done our best to zone in on five we think deserve extra special attention. From a Waterloo restaurant bringing an interesting dimension to vegan dining, to […]

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Bondi favourite Shuk is expanding to Chatswood and Elizabeth Bay

December 12, 2018

Renowned for their signature spin on Israeli and Middle Eastern cuisine, Bondi stalwart Shuk is finally ready to expand on out to the North Shore with two new venues, one in foodie hub Chatswood and one in the breezy Elizabeth Bay. The expansion comes after celebrating their fifth year in the Bondi community, and it’s […]

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Here’s what you need to see at Sculpture by the Sea 2018

October 18, 2018

Sculpture by the Sea , one of the world’s largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibitions, has now opened for another year across Sydney’s spectacular Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk. The exhibition, which each year sees the coastline transformed into a 2km long sculpture park over three weeks, features 107 sculptures by artists from 21 countries […]

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Bondi’s Latin American favourite Panama House moves to Campbell Parade (Sydney)

February 28, 2018

After spending over five years on Bondi Road, Panama House has moved much closer to the iconic golden sands, which now lay in the shadow of the 120-seater restaurant and bar. Perched above Campbell Parade, the Latin American venue is now charging into their new life with a refocused and reimagined offering that includes everything […]

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Icebergs and The Dolphin Hotel collaborate on a new Bondi Beach bar (Sydney)

December 19, 2017

Bondi Beach Public Bar (BBPB) is opening on Wednesday 20th December, just in time for summer. As the love child of Icebergs Dining and Bar and The Dolphin Hotel, BBPB represents the synthesis of a modern day pub while tapping into the history and vibe of 1907s and 1980s Australian pub culture. “Whenever I am […]

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Review: Taqiza is an excellent addition to Bondi’s strong Mexican dining scene (Sydney)

November 29, 2017

It may be in the heart of Bondi Beach, but Taqiza is a journey to a small energetic restaurant hidden down a bustling street in Méjico. The restaurant size may be cosy, but the menu and taste isn’t slim in excitement. The word Taqiza, which literally translates to ‘taco party’ in Spanish, is the embodiment […]

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Why We’re So Excited About the Panasonic Lumix G9

November 14, 2017

I had a chance to test out Panasonic’s latest mirrorless high-performance beast last week at their launch event in Bondi, and boy am I keen! Packed full of features designed to make you swoon, here’s what I thought from my first hour with the G9.

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Review: Rocker is an essential new dining spot for North Bondi (Sydney)

July 16, 2017

North Bondi was chosen as the location for Rocker, a high-profile new opening from Sweet & Chilli’s Cam Northway and the always-excellent Darren Robertson, best known for being one of the driving forces behind Three Blue Ducks as well as his new stint on My Kitchen Rules. Reputation is nothing without execution though, and fortunately […]

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Darren Robertson opens Rocker in Bondi (Sydney)

June 12, 2017

One of the biggest openings to hit Bondi as of late is finally here. Darren Robertson, most famous for Three Blue Ducks, as well as partners Cam Northway and Ian Clark have just opened up the long-awaited Rocker on Campbell Parade, gifting the iconic Sydney suburb an intimate neighbourhood eatery that’s split between a coffee […]

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Icebergs are throwing an essential pasta lovers dinner highlighting various regions of Italy (Sydney)

June 6, 2017

Bondi institution Icebergs Dining Room and Bar is planning a very special Assaggini di Pasta menu for offer before this month is through, presenting guests with a six-course pasta tasting feast that promises a stroll through the many regions of Italy, with paired wines from natural wine producers. Given Monty Koludrovic and his kitchen team […]

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You can win three months worth of dinners by blowing up air lounges at these Menulog pop ups

February 18, 2017

Food delivery service provider Menulog will collaborate with Bondi Lifeguards to host special events, including one at Bondi Beach this Sunday, 19th February, to celebrate the end of summer with free outdoor lounges, free food and the chance to win a season of free Menulog deliveries. That is, there’s anyone from the public is able […]

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Review: Luis Tans – Bondi (Sydney)

December 4, 2016

Tucked just off Campbell Parade is where you’ll find The House of Luis Tans (Luis Tans for short), shaped into a space that formerly hosted contemporary Japanese spot PaperPlanes, ditching the Asian pop art for a mature dip into Peruvian chic, a stylish 70’s pastiche helped by vintage posters and stripes of colour. The restaurant […]

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The Grounds of Alexandria to build dessert oasis cafe for Sculpture by the Sea (Sydney)

October 14, 2016

It’s about that time again when one of Australia’s most attractive and unique outdoor art exhibitions, Sculpture by the Sea, comes around. Each year a huge range of public artworks are commissioned and displayed along the iconic coastal walk between Bondi and Bronte beaches, making for very memorable sight anchored by the activity in central […]

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Icebergs Dining Room and Bar is turning Japanese for October (Sydney)

September 21, 2016

For four nights – every Tuesday – in October, Bondi icon Icebergs Dining Room and Bar will be doing things a little bit differently. As part of their participation in the annual Good Food Month program, Executive Chef Monty Koludrovic and his handy kitchen team will be blending their Italian influence with Japanese cuisine, even […]

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Harry’s Bondi turns the tide with brand new breakfast and lunch menus (Sydney)

August 7, 2016

Harry’s Bondi is known as one of the very best casual dining spots in Sydney’s east, constantly packed full of locals and visitors and amassing a loyal following many similar venues only dream of. From humble days as an overworked coffee bar in the corner of a convenience store, the venue has evolved into a […]

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One of Hobart’s best restaurants will be popping up at Icebergs (Sydney)

July 27, 2016

Now that they’ve got The Dolphin Hotel up and running, restaurateur Maurice Terzini and Executive Chef Monty Koludrovic are planning a special collaborative dinner at Bondi institution Icebergs Dining Room and Bar that will welcome in David Moyle of awarded Hobart restaurant Franklin Dining Room and Bar. Set for Thursday 4th August, the one-night-only dinner […]

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Review: Drake Eatery’s Producers Dinner – Bondi (Sydney)

July 5, 2016

Drake Eatery’s chic yet homely decor would only be half the reason Bondi passers by would gravitate towards a place named after two things, the street Head Chef Ian Oakes’ grandma lived on and his favourite poultry. Focussed on simply prepared dishes that hero quality locally sourced and sustainable produce in a relaxed setting, it seems […]

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Bondi’s Porch and Parlour heat up for the winter with “Evenings at Porch” (Sydney)

June 23, 2016

The change to the colder months has brought about a big change over at Bondi staple Porch and Parlour, with the restaurant bringing on a brand new team to lead their ‘Evenings at Porch’ sessions, including Head Chef Patrick Coleman. This change has resulted in a new evening menu drawing up Coleman’s rich culinary experience […]

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New Bondi Burger Restaurant Milky Lane will feature The Churro Bowl (Sydney)

April 11, 2016

With an official Facebook page that sits at almost 6,000 likes already, not-yet-opened Bondi cafe Milky Lane has certainly tugged at the indulgent heart strings of Sydney’s most ardent foodies with the announcement that their menu will feature recently internet-breaking dessert creation The Churro Bowl. The image you see above is of one such magical, […]

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Renowned cafe ‘bills’ has introduced a new summer food and cocktail menu (Sydney)

January 13, 2016

Both of Sydney’s bills cafes have long stood as two of the most popular casual dining destinations in their respective areas – Bondi and Surry Hills – and so any change is bound to turn some heads. That recent change has come with a new summer dinner menu that rethinks both the food and drink […]

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North Bondi Fish – Bondi (Sydney)

November 19, 2015

North Bondi Fish is at the head of North Bondi beach just below the RSL, a casual eatery looking out over that iconic beach scene with a breezy, playful interior. There’s little surprise as to why this extended from a six month pop-up into a permanent venue back in 2013; there’s something about fresh, clean […]

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