Located in Sydney's south, Menai was a bit of a food wasteland hosting a small selection of low-fi takeaway joints and 'special occasion' venues. Until Little Bonny's opened in late-2017. Originally from the team that brought Michelin star-quality cafe dining to Cronulla, in the form of Blackwood Pantry, Little Bonny's bridged the great divide between fast and quality fare for Menai and its surrounding suburbs.
Little Bonny's isn't the gaudy chicken shop of old. The fit-out, by Luchetti Krelle (who has done the interiors of Acme, The Butler and Tequila Mockingbird, to name a few), is casual, but not tacky, with communal dining for up to 50 people, a custom-built concrete bar and brass detailing.
The main feature is the two brass French rotisseries which pump out a rotating selection of proteins including chicken, lamb, whole fish, turkey and suckling pig weekly. The signature free-range chicken is served in two ways: classic French style with stuffing or marinated with chimichurri or garlic and chilli. There are also burgers and toasted rolls, and sides on offer include seasoned fries, potato and a selection of salads. Seasonally flavoured soft-serves and a peach, blackberry and vanilla crumble kick those post-chook sugar cravings.
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