Chef Jesse McTavish has taken over the kitchens of North Bondi Fish by way of Melbourne and, most recently, Solotel’s Barangaroo House in Sydney’s CBD. Chef McTavish is a keen forager, so look out for some exciting and new menu ingredients in the near future.
The restaurant, with enviable views over North Bondi beach, makes the most of its location. The large airy space, touched with artwork, is home to a cocktail-focused bar and opens out onto the beachfront-facing verandah, offering memorable al fresco dining options.
There are options for every discerning seafood eater. Perhaps start with cured sardines, lightly dressed with sweet and sour pepper. For larger options, try a seasonal piece of bass grouper. Pan-fried, the crispy-skinned fish sits atop a fresh crunch of lemony fennel balanced with lush goat curd and salty black olive tapenade. There’s a short but considered list of flavour-focused salads and sides, such as the vibrantly green butter lettuce salad, dotted with picked cucumber and swathed in buttermilk dressing.
PSST! Weekends are music-filled at NBF, with DJs pumping out tunes between 2pm and 8pm.