He’s gathered a loyal patronage for his ricotta hotcakes and sweet-corn fritters and, more than two decades since opening his first restaurant, Bill Granger is still one of Sydney’s most celebrated chefs. Each bills restaurant – Bondi Beach, Darlinghurst and Surry Hills – reflects Sydney’s laidback lifestyle, where business suits and swimsuits are equally commonplace. bills Bondi is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; they place an emphasis on fresh, seasonal dishes packed with flavour. If the hotcakes don’t tempt you, be sure to try the raw tuna and avocado brown rice bowl with samphire and sesame.
A cool blend of surfers and socialites, Bondi is one the city’s most iconic locations. The beach is perfect for a dip; Gould and Hall Streets are teeming with cosy cafés and boutiques; a slew of yoga and Pilates studios have made the area a hub for healthy living. Over the past few years, Bondi has also become one of the city’s most popular dining destinations. Enjoy a tipple at one of the relaxed wine bars – try Neighbourhood or Bondi Hardware – and sample fresh seafood at Matt Moran’s North Bondi Fish.
79 Hall Street, Bondi Beach; +61 2 8412 0700