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The Eastern

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Address:
500 Oxford Street
Bondi Junction NSW 2022
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Contact:
Tel : +61 2 9387 7828
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License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
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Price Range: $$
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Historic Bondi Junction watering hole The Eastern offers top-class restaurant nosh in its rooftop terrace or classic pub grub in the ground bar.

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Don’t let The Eastern’s aged brick facade fool you; inside awaits fine food and opulent decor ascending its four levels. Nestled within the Westfield shopping centre, this grand old lady underwent a makeover four years ago and re-emerged a well-dressed gem. As a swanky reincarnation of the Bondi Junction Hotel, The Eastern’s Art Deco grandeur now lures the young eastern suburbs set with moody lighting, rich tones and hidden nooks and crannies. Each level boasts distinctive decor, with food options ranging from bar snacks and salads to heartier bistro fare. The ground-level bar focuses on classic pub grub; tuck into a hearty steak sandwich or crumbed chicken burger and wash it down with one of the many beers on tap.

One level up, in the white-swathed Diner, the dining room wraps around the central bar and offers views of shuffling shoppers’ feet. The Diner and Pacifica Lounge rooftop bar share the same seasonal menu, which runs from risotto balls and Mediterranean dips to crispy-skinned ocean trout with fennel, olives and blood orange and the tandoori chicken skewers with mango chutney and cucumber. Dig into the Eastern’s signature grain-fed rib eye with field mushrooms and cavolo nero for a satisfying stomach-liner. The American-style pizzas are the perfect accompaniment for your drink of choice; try the Spanish flat bread with char-grilled chilli chicken chorizo, spiced potato, semi-dried tomato, roasted peppers, chilli and avocado salsa. Drop in on Thursday nights when the well-heeled crowd flock to the lush rooftop terrace as it buzzes with DJs and $5 pizzas.

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Dinette:

You don't expect to find a funky 20s pub/50s diner next to a shopping centre, but here it sits, cheek by jowl with Westfield bondi junction. And it delivers. The booth we sat in was framed on one side by a window looking onto leafy trees, while looking onto the restaurant we had view of the sleek curved bar. It was lit from above by wrap around ‘50s-style lighting in Hopperesque soft ivory tubes of light. Service: friendly and unobtrusive but efficient. The food: varied menu, good sized portions, tasty and well priced. We ate a steak sandwich and the vegetarian linguini.review  30/04/2011

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Restaurant Features
Bar / Wine Bar
Function for 100-300
Function for over 300
Pub that Serves Good Food
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Hens Nights/parties


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