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Promenade Bondi Beach

Enjoy nostalgic cocktails, flavoursome seafood and takeaway coffee at this multi-dimensional beachside venue.
By Ben Hansen
March 17, 2023
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By Ben Hansen
March 17, 2023
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Following Bondi Pavilion's massive seven-year transformation, Now House Made Hospitality, the team behind Circular Quay's luxurious multi-level venue Hinchcliff House, has set up shop with its multi-dimensional venue Promenade.

This luxurious all-day cafe, restaurant and bar brings Lana's affection for ethically sourced seafood right to the beach, serving up picked mud crab ($10) and snapper curry ($42) to a dining room soundtracked by the sound of the waves crashing just outside. But, the menu expands far past just seafood, accommodating takeaway coffee, light snacks, quick drinks and lavish lunches.

There are several defined areas within Promenade. The kiosk is on hand for on-the-go morning coffee. Inside, there's a 67-person dining room perfect for a long lunch or celebratory dinner. If you want to soak in the sea breeze, you can nab a spot on the al fresco verandah. There's a 140-person walk-in-only terrace that's designed to accommodate quick and casual visits. Or, if you're after something a little more secluded, there are several private dining areas including 12-seat space The Grotto — which offers water views and a semi-private terrace.

Alongside the aforementioned mud crab and curry, there are toothfish skewers ($18 each), wagyu rib eye (market price), spatchcock with fermented chilli ($39), and a collection of pasta dishes such as squid-ink calamarata with pippies and XO jamon ($34). There's plenty on offer for vegetarians too, with Turkish peppers paired with tarragon mayonnaise ($14), potato galette with black garlic ($16), charred zucchini ($22), and roasted cauliflower ($23) all making appearances on the menu.

The menu differs over at the expansive Front Yard, the more laidback 400-square-metre, 140-person outdoor dining area. Here, among the native plants and olive trees, you can order a nostalgic Sunnyboy Spritz made with strawberry, ginger, Aperol and white wine ($20), alongside beachside classics like flatbread topped with garlic king pawns ($23) and crumbed fish burgers ($24).

The Apollonia negroni ($23) has also made its way over from Hinchcliff House and landed on the drinks list. It sits side by side with a collection of frozen cocktails ($23) for those hot summer days, as well as Bondi Brewing Co beers and an expansive wine list featuring a range of drops handpicked by the team as the House Made selections.

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