Wednesday, February 22, 2017

North Bondi Fish (Sydney, AUSTRALIA) ★★★☆☆

After a couple of days with cloudy skies, we finally got some sunshine today. With no further delay, we decided to drive down to Bondi Beach to sit on the golden sand soaking up the sun but first, a little something to eat in North Bondi.

North Bondi Fish is an iconic seafood eatery with beach front views at their terrace.

What a nice way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.....

Behind North Bondi Fish is one of Australia's most famous chef Matt Moran (owner of Aria) and partner Bruce Solomon.

The beach house theme featuring wooden furniture and over-sized white lanterns is perfectly matched with a pretty impressive seafood oriented menu.

On a hot summer day like this, these window seats are just perfect!

Seared scallops (AUD$28) - We got things going with some seared scallops first. They were nicely complemented with miso, corn, pickled onion and confit chicken wings. Yes, you read this right, chicken wings! I couldn't recall having scallops and wings on the same dish before but this was definitely very interesting.

Tuna tartare (AUD$?) - Just an old fashioned tuna tartare with diced yellowfin, egg yolk and olive oil. Fairly decent dish.

Quinoa salad (AUD$18) - I thought they have something going with this recipe but the results were a bit underwhelming to say the least. I like the mix with orange mint, shaved golden beetroot and hazelnuts but they've got to have a little more than the four little pieces of roasted beetroot in there.

Charcoal roasted king prawns (AUD$38) - One of the restaurant's signature dish and it certainly didn't disappoint. The king prawns had really nice smoky flavors from the chargrill and they were feeding off the seasoning of kombu and wasabi butter nicely.

Moreton Bay bug meat linguine (AUD$38) - Even with lemon, garlic, chili and bottarga, the linguine tasted a little bland.

Some hit-and-miss there but I do like their sharing concept. Delicious food are meant to be shared, right? (Well, in this case mediocre food too.)

It's time to hit the beach before it's getting late......

Food Rating: 4/10
Price: $$$
Address: 120 Ramsgate Avenue, North Bondi, Sydney, Australia
Tel: +61 2-9130-2155

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