Photos of Sydney’s Bondi Beach, a projection screen playing movies of wave riders and a beach-style fishcentric menu make the surfer theme obvious at this breezy Aussie nook. The laidback vibe continues with DIY ordering (diners pencil in their picks) and waitresses with Down Under accents, whose cheerful service is just as refreshing as the bar’s Bloody Mary oyster shooters, fueled with pepper-infused vodka. Despite their homey appeal, crisply fried fillet of Barramundi, addictive French fries and pavlova, a featherlight meringue topped with passion fruit, are all elegantly presented—a welcome counterpoint to the casualness of it all.
|Venue name:||Bondi Road|
153 Rivington St
|Cross street:||between Clinton and Suffolk Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon, Sun 6–10pm; Tues–Sat 6pm–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Delancey St; J, M, Z to Delancey–Essex Sts|
|Price:||Average main course: $15. AmEx, MC, V|