Bondi Icebergs Club
Killer views at a fraction of the price upstairs.
January 29, 2016
There are more than 200 seats in the Icebergs Club and every single one of them gives you cracking views of Bondi Beach, foregrounded by their iconic ocean pool. On the floor above, in the Icebergs Dining Room, diners pay top dollar for two-hatted cuisine, but here, in the laid-back bistro, you can tuck into a hearty burger, antipasto plate or steak sanga for fewer than 20 bucks. Meanwhile, the mostly Aussie wine list gives you drops from $5.50 a glass. If you want to go all-out, indulge in a seafood platter, packed with king prawns, oysters, beer-battered flathead, salt and pepper squid, scallops, mussels and fries. They also do breakfast on the weekends.
As a registered club, Icebergs requires people living within a 5km radius to sign up to gain entrance, but temporary visitors from further afield are welcome. To become a bona fide Iceberg, you'll need to steel up: every Sunday, throughout winter, you're expected to swim at least one lap of the 50-metre pool, regardless of plummeting temperatures — rain, hail or shine.