Sydney, New South Wales

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Brown Sugar is located a short walk from Bondi Beach and is a neighbourhood cafe by day and candlelit bistro by night. Both settings offer guests the best in Mod Oz dining, with a focus on local organic produce. There is all-day brunch menu to get you going but dinner is where the kitchen really comes into its own and everything from the fish pie to the Tasmanian rib-eye comes recommended.
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106 Curlewis Street
Bondi Beach NSW 2026


Bondi Beach




Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$


Licensed & BYO (wine only)

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A local favourite, Bondi's Brown Sugar has a new team adding flavour to the local favourite. By day it is a chilled, groovy Bondi cafe, but by night the mood changes to a candle-lit, bistro-style dining room. Brown Sugar has enjoyed a surge of popularity under its new ownership and influence.

Brown Sugar is all about healthy, hand-made traditional dishes with influences from the Mediterranean regions of Italy and France. The food is healthy and low tech, using fresh seasonal ingredients and treating them simply. As much as possible, everything served is homemade – relishes, jams, chilli oil, stocks and even lemonade. The signature dish is the plain sounding Fish Pie – if this ever came off the menu the peasants would no doubt revolt. Baked in individual ramekins and served with creamy mash, the pastry crust encloses delicate snapper pieces swimming in an aromatic leek and truffle soup. It's comfort food that still manages to be elegant and light; an outstanding highlight of the menu. The wine and beer list is almost exclusively from Australia and New Zealand. It features organic and boutique wine-makers that are matched perfectly to Brown Sugar's fare.

Neil Gottheiner's culinary talents have taken him to the kitchens of renowned restaurants around the world. He did his apprenticeship at La Goulue, a boutique French restaurant in Crows Nest. He has worked at Darley Street Thai and Quay Restaurant under Guillame Brahimi. Neil's passion for Italian food saw him at the 3 Michelin star restaurants Don Alfonso (in Sant' Agata) and Dal Pescatore (in Canneto sul Oglio) in Italy. A stint at the 3 Michelin star Troisgros in Roanne, France rounded off Neil's European experience.

Brown Sugar is available for exclusive hire for private functions on Sunday evenings. On Friday and Saturday nights Brown Sugar offers a 2 and 3 course set menu for groups of 10 people or more. For function and set menu enquiries please contact Lianne on 0405 080 603 or send an enquiry through the link above.

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45 pax


Suitable for Families with children
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
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FOODIE - 15/06/2014
One of Sydney's premiere dining options. This restaurant is about the food, not the plain small room. Exceptional quality options from a chef with amazing credentials - the reason behind his success. Our favourite restaurant by far - and they allow BYO wine. Even the lighter lunch menu is exceptional. A little cramped, yes. Very ordinary looking ambience, yes. Extraordinary (but simple) meals, yes.
Felicity - 28/12/2012
This is our favourite place to dine in all of Sydney. The staff are unbelievably friendly and helpful, they know their food and wine and get excited about it! It has never disappointed for breakfast, lunch or dinner!