This Bondi outpost from Michelin-trained chef Rob Lechowicz and the Blackwood Pantry team serves up next-level breakfast fare by day and Maybe Sammy cocktails by night.
An all-day diner and aperitivo bar opened in Bondi in 2022 from the team behind The Shire's beloved eatery Blackwood Pantry. Blackwood Bondi is open for breakfast through to dinner seven days a week, just a short walk from Bondi Beach and a few doors down from Beach Road Hotel.
The venue welcomes you in with a gentle green and grey fit-out. The food and drink menu changes throughout the day and has been created by co-owner and Executive Chef Rob Lechowicz who honed his skills at Michelin-starred establishments in London and Paris.
The brunch menu is available from 7am until 4pm daily and spans from breakfast classics to more hearty options for the lunchtime crowd. Blackwood's version of smashed avo comes with lemon olive oil, goat's cheese, pickled beetroot and chilli on sourdough with za'atar, while the spicy bacon and egg roll is topped with sriracha and lime mayo as well as crispy shallots.
If you had your morning Weet-Bix hours ago and you're looking for more of a midday spread, there's zucchini and corn fritters, a chicken schnitzel sandwich featuring mustard seed aioli, and a seared tuna burger with fried capers.
Once the weekend rolls in, dinner is served until late. The curried cauliflower makes the cut for the night-time menu, placed alongside confit blue-eyed cod, pecorino-crumbed veal cotoletta and roasted corn-fed chicken with lemon stuffing and white wine. There's also a host of snacks for those looking to dip in and for a drink and a nibble.
Oysters, warm olives, San Daniele prosciutto, wagyu bresaola and a chef's selection of cheese are all on hand to accompany the drink menu headlined by an array of signature cocktails.
Spritzes features heavily across the drinks list. For example, the You Be Crazy Spritz combines yuzu marmalade, orange bitters, gin and prosecco. You can also opt for a banoffee espresso martini with spiced rum, creme de banane, salted caramel and Licor43 or the Blackwood Margarita which introduces watermelon and Tio Pepe to the classic combination of tequila and agave.
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