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Bondi's Much-Loved Israeli Cafe Is Opening a Second Location in Elizabeth Bay

Shuk is bringing its Middle Eastern breakfasts and freshly baked breads to the harbourside suburb this spring.
By Marissa Ciampi
August 10, 2018
By Marissa Ciampi
August 10, 2018

Following its four-year residency along North Bondi's Mitchell Street, Shuk is now set to open it's second location in Elizabeth Bay — bringing with it a fresh taste of Israeli and Middle Eastern cuisine.

The next instalment of the restaurant will open this spring within the Trebartha Apartments at Rosyln Gardens, a retirement community which has recently been redeveloped by Lendlease. Oddly enough, this is the third noteworthy opening within a retirement village we've covered this year — the other two being the opulent Botanica Vaucluse garden restaurant and spa, and Harbord Diggers, Freshwater's new dining and entertainment precinct.

For the Shuk team, the location appeals to a mix of locals and out-of-suburb visitors, a point that works so well for the Bondi original.

In the kitchen is head chef German Sanchez and he'll bring over existing Shuk favourites — like the baked egg shakshuka for brekkie and the eight-hour slow-cooked lamb and hummus platter for lunch — while adding in new dishes that put personal touches on time-honoured family recipes.

The Elizabeth Bay outpost will serve freshly baked breads and pastries, too, with specialties like challah, bagels and sourdough all on offer.

Dinner will take on a greater focus in the new space, with an expanded nighttime offering from Thursday through Sunday (whereas Bondi only offers dinner on weekends). We're hoping to see the truffled cauliflower steak with king mushroom ragu brought over from the existing dinner menu, along with the gluten free Middle Eastern tiramisu with chocolate cookie crumble and pistachios. No pressure.

Shuk Elizabeth Bay is slated to open this spring 2018 at the Trebartha Apartments, 61/69 Roslyn Gardens, Elizabeth Bay. It'll be open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch and for dinner Thursday through Sunday. We'll let you know when an opening date is set.

Images: Natalie Carroll

Published on August 10, 2018 by Marissa Ciampi


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