Angus From Sneaky Sound System's Top Five Local Bondi Spots to Hit Up
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Never be lost for options in Bondi again.
If you're going to truly get to know a suburb, ask a local. Bondi's full of proud neighbours, from top restaurateur Maurice Terzini to Bondi's Surf Life Savers to dance music duo Angus Mcdonald and Connie Mitchell of Sneaky Sound System.
Angus is a bonafide Bondi local, who knows the difference between a tourist trap eatery and damn good brunch destination — so it makes sense he's been appointed as an experience curator and partner at QT Bondi (Bondi's newest local). We asked Angus to hand over his go-to spots in Sydney's most famous beachside suburb. Write 'em down for next time you're beachbound.
THE BUCKET LIST
"Every Sunday from October through to April we run our weekly club night, Sneaky Sundays, at The Bucket List in Bondi Beach. This is the place to be if you wanna really let your hair down to some quality house music, especially after a day at the beach. With a who's who of weekly guests and the best tacos in town, you cannot go wrong — unless you get there too late."
"The gang at Sefa Kitchen have been quietly putting out some of the tastiest food in Bondi, and definitely some of the most adventurous mediterranean/middle eastern food in Sydney. It actually feels like a secret Parisian bistro and if we had it our way, we'd keep it a secret. The shared plates are ridiculously reasonable (you gotta try the chicken livers, molasses, sumac onions and manoush bread — yep get adventurous — and the brussel sprouts, almond tarator & zhoug). The wine list and cocktails are enough to drag you up to this Bondi Road treasure chest, and they also do an amazing brunch menu on the weekends."
"If this place had a face, it would have a cheeky smile with a glint in its eye… permanently — it would also be permanently hungover! Andy and the boys who run The Anchor are consummate hosts. The bar is stocked full of quality tequila, mescal and rum and they play some of the dopest music ever… and very loudly! Small, intimate, loud and fun. Perfecto!"
ICEBERGS DINING ROOM AND BAR
"No list is complete without this legendary place. Maurice Terzini is a genius when it comes to creating magical environments at iconic locations, and this is his piece de resistance. With Monty Koludrovic plating some of the most delectable morsels you will ever indulge in, and Rachel Duffy running some of the finest staff in the biz, this place has it all… and views don't come much better! If you're lucky enough to be around on the first day of the year then you can't miss the Icebergs x Sneaky NYD party — where it transforms from a top-end restaurant into a heaving party. Oh, and the bar is perfect - always!"
BREAKFAST AT LOX STOCK AND BARREL
"It's hard to express just how much I love this place — when I'm in town you'll find me at Lox Stock and Barrel every other day! The Bowlarama is my go-to breakfast but also try the chia, quinoa & coconut bircher or the french toast. For lunch you are spoiled for choice with super generous healthy salads (like the smoked ocean trout with brown basmati rice, red apple, crispy brussels sprouts, pickled cabbage, bean sprouts, spinach & almonds with konbu soy & lemon dressing), or take a trip to the dark side with their devilishly good reuben. Dope coffee, delicious chai and truly wonderful staff. Tick."