Restaurants

Upper East Side

Restaurant

A Bali fit-out coupled with a Japan-meets-Peru menu.

Lola’s Level 1

Restaurant

An elegant-but-approachable Mediterranean diner co-owned by Marco Ambrosino of Fratelli Paradiso and 10 William Street fame. The highlights? A rising star in the kitchen, oysters served at least three ways, standout cocktails and million-dollar ocean views.

The Pacific Club Bondi Beach

Restaurant

Bush ingredients and a design that channels the French Riviera are the hallmarks of this schmick Bondi eatery.

Sean’s Panaroma

Restaurant

This “rickety-chic” institution has been winning over Sydneysiders with its ever-changing seasonal menu since 1993. It’s packed with ultra-fresh produce from the restaurant’s own farm in the Blue Mountains – check the restaurant chalkboard details. Cheerfully charming and dangerously good.

Icebergs Dining Room and Bar

Restaurant

This elevated vantage of Bondi’s sloshing surf is one of Australia’s great views – one a less conscientious restaurateur might easily lean on. Not Maurice Terzini, who’s been pushing his resplendent Italian diner to greater and greater heights since 2002.

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Carbon Mexican Wood Fire

Restaurant

This spot offers a hint of the flavours you might find on Mexico's Caribbean coast. It's all about boutique tequila and DIY tacos: you select all of the fillings you want and assemble the taco yourself. It's so simple – but so fun and practical. We wish it was more commonplace around town.

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Cafes

Bennett Street Dairy

Cafe

Coffee on tap, fresh salads and a roaring cookie dough trade.

Lox in a Box

Cafe

A hole-in-the-wall spot where you can grab chewy bagels stuffed with cured salmon or salted beef, with a side of crisps and pickles. Or grab house-made egg dip and schmears to take home.

Side Room

Cafe

A smoothie and salad bar that’s keen on Australian native ingredients.

Rocker

Cafe

Coffee and a sandwich? Or a Negroni and some oysters? This spot does both equally well.

Wellington Cake Shop

Cafe

Hungarian treats have been front and centre at this bagelry and pretzel-maker ever since it opened in 1979. Here you'll find exquisitely layered chocolate cakes and strudels, plus bagels good enough to stand up to any of Sydney’s flashy new-school bagelries.

Gertrude & Alice Cafe Bookstore

Cafe

Quality coffees and rare books in what locals call their “Hotel California”.

Bars

Bondi Liquor Co.

Bar

Bondi’s first operating distillery is just moments from the beach, halfway up the hill on the corner of O’Brien and Hall streets. It’s a breezy, Bondi-style space where you can try the distillery’s range of vibrant, botanical-packed gins.

Icebergs Terrace x Ketel One Botanical

Bar

Soak in some of the best views of Australia's most iconic beach while sipping botanical cocktails and eating freshly shucked oysters and burgers. This pop-up is back for its second summer.

Bondi Beach Public Bar

Bar

This beachside bar matches casual dining with high-quality produce.

The Stuffed Beaver

Bar

A thoroughly tongue-in-cheek spot.

Ode

Bar

Both food and wine have equal billing at this European-style venue that blurs the lines.

The Anchor

Bar

A lively bar with pirate panache.

Shops

Mapo Bondi

Shop

A traditional Italian gelateria just across the road from Bondi Beach – you can't really ask for a much better combo than that. It's doing gelato the old school way, using organic ingredients with no preservatives. Opt for a scoop of classic fior di latte, Pepe Saya salted caramel or seasonal fruit.

François Artisan Baker

Shop

Traditional and new techniques baking techniques backed by 30 years' experience.

Tuchuzy

Shop

A selection of coveted international labels that mixes sun, sand and style.

Funky Pies

Shop

You need meat and eggs to make a good pie, right? Not at this vegan bakeshop.

Commune

Shop

Handmade homewares and fashion for the beach-going set.

Native Drops

Shop

A boundary-pushing bottle shop selling small-batch products.