From the growing Sydney food dynasty that brought China Doll, China Lane and China Beach to the city comes this fun, funky Bondi restaurant. After a spell away, Chef Jack Steer has returned to lead the kitchen team at this restaurant that is a hip blend of 1930s Shanghai and 1960s Warhol pop art, attracting both locals and tourists.
Keeping with trends, China Diner does not limit itself to Chinese cuisine, instead taking diners on a tour of Asia with Vietnamese, Malaysian and Thai influences. Creative cocktails shaken up at the long bar mix well with seasonal starters like scallops on the shell with a fresh tart dressing and calamari drenched in lime. Pork belly is served with an indulgently caramelised crispiness and soaked in a fragrant pineapple sauce. A generous serve of massaman beef matches chilli spices with a tropical coconut texture. Make sure to save room for their innovative desserts, which pay homage to popular Asian classics.
PSST! Book in for the popular yum cha menu, served up for lunch on weekends.