North Bondi Fish welcomes a new season and a new chef
North Bondi Fish has welcomed a new season and a new face with the debut of Head Chef James Green, who is ready to make a splash just in time for summer
No stranger to cooking beachside, James grew up working in his family’s restaurant on the stunning Lord Howe Island, where he developed an appreciation for the best fresh seafood and seasonal Australian ingredients. Since then, James has gone on to work in Canada and the USA, spending time in the kitchens of acclaimed restaurants including Momofuku in Toronto, modernist temple wd~50 in New York City, and back home at Bondi’s iconic Icebergs Dining Room and Bar and Manly’s historic Q Station.
With him, James brings a sustainable approach to his love of seafood with a passion for game fishing and building his menu around local Australian produce. “Growing up on Lord Howe Island, I’ve always had a great affinity for seafood,” says James. “Australia has some of the most amazing seafood in the world, from cold water species right up to the tropical pelagics and reef fish – I can’t wait to incorporate this incredible variety in the menu at North Bondi Fish.”
“I’ve been fortunate enough to inherit a passionate team that functions exceptionally well and a restaurant with a really strong offering,” says James, who will transition into the new role over the coming months, getting to know the team, the clientele and the venue before putting his fresh stamp on the menu. He has, however, already introduced a few new dishes to the summer menu that launched in early December, including a bar snack of sustainable pickled WA sardines on toast, spanner crab pasta in a vibrant cherry tomato sauce and a chocolate parfait with peanut brittle, raspberry and salted caramel for dessert.
Under the watchful eye of Matt Moran, James will make some gradual changes to the menu, while making sure the local favourites stick around. “Over the summer, the weekly market list is going to be a great opportunity for me to start introducing more of my style to the menu and to collaborate with the kitchen team so we can start creating some amazing new dishes together and find our groove. But don’t worry, the fish tacos aren’t going anywhere.”
North Bondi Fish
Phone: (02) 9130 2155
Trading Hours: 7 days from 12:00pm–12:00am