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Bobbys Cronulla

Cronulla's Mediterranean-inspired all-day diner celebrates seafood just metres from the ocean.
By Ben Hansen
November 24, 2023
By Ben Hansen
November 24, 2023

Wander down Cronulla's The Esplanade and you'll find a bright white all-day diner welcoming in locals and visitors from all edges of town. The friendly neighbourhood restaurant Bobby's comes from the team behind Bangor Tavern, pulling from the flavours and aesthetics of the Mediterranean while celebrating seafood just metres from rolling waves and white sand.

The venue opens its doors at 7am each day, accommodating surfers and early morning beach-goers with coffee and breakfast bites. Around lunchtime, the full menu is rolled out and that's when things really begin to fire up.

Executive Chef Pablo Tordesillas (Totti's, Otto) and Head Chef Shaun Baker (Bills, Yan Restaurant) have created a menu of fresh ocean-to-table creations, leaning on staples of modern Australian diners and bold Mediterranean dishes.

There are plenty of crowd-pleasing options for a gorgeous summer's day: ultra fresh oysters, prawn rolls, barramundi burgers and cuttlefish linguine. Fish and chips and rump steak are on offer for those who like to have their own main, or if you're in the mood to share you can order a whole snapper or spatchcock for the table, then pair it with a series of share-friendly starters.

As for the drinks, the Mediterranean theme continues here with hospo mainstay Alex Cameron moving over from French favourites Franca and Armorica to curate a list of European wines and cocktails designed to pair well with seafood on a hot Cronulla day.

Limoncello spritzes and a pineapple and lime negroni both grace the cocktail list, while the Horn Iced Tea freshens up its Long Island counterpart with the addition of Aperol and prosecco.

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