Where to drink in Bondi
After the Bondi Bowling Club received the fairy godmother treatment from the team behind Panama House and Corner House, suddenly we had big picnic tables shaded by crimson G.H Mumm umbrellas, a shady terrace and a cool low litl clubhouse to hang out in on weekends.
This chic restaurant-cum-bar has commanded the corner of Denham Street and Bondi Road for a couple of years now and shows no sign of losing its charm, friendly atmosphere and service. Freshen up with a Venetian Spritzer or a Bulldog gin and tonic and then settle into a bottle of the 2007 Luigi Bosca Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendoza Argentina.
Need dinner instead?
While most trek to Bondi to lap up the sun and sand, it's worth noting there are plenty of ace restaurants to check out too. Whether it's a long lunch or a sandy-footed post-swim snack, you'll find somewhere great to eat in North and South Bondi and beyond.
Shop until you drop
Gould Street has become the go-to destination for boutique shopping by the beach. You'll find luxury labels, organic cosmetics, locally made activewear, playful jewellery and ethically made denim all on the one strip.