THE HILL EATERY
Sydney, New South Wales

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North Bondi's streets are abuzz with the landing of The Hill Eatery on Campbell Parade. It's the trendy venture from the trio behind Porch & Parlour, located just around the corner. The menu has an organic focus, with meat and seafood playing the leading roles. But with cocktail syrups fashioned by the owners themselves, the drinks may just be the rising stars.
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General info

Address:

39-53 Campbell Parade,
Shop 5
North Bondi NSW 2026

Suburb:

North Bondi

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Cuisine:

Modern Australian, Organic

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$

License:

Fully Licensed (no BYO)

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The Hill Eatery is one of Bondi's best kept secrets. From Sarah Hendriks and Michael Benson (of Porch and Parlour) and head chef Sam Smith (ex L'Etoile), this treasure-box-of-a-restaurant is constantly swarmed with appreciative locals.

The rustically-refined space is where you want to linger. Glass jars of fresh flowers sit on every table and vintage light fixtures hang from the restaurant's ceiling. Menus come printed on mini clipboards, exposed ducts run along the ceiling and the wooden floor is unpolished. It's cool and fashion-conscious, without doing it in that ‘alienating-anyone-over-30' kind of way.

Behold, there are no panoramic views of Bondi Beach (unless you consider street-side glimpses) and before you turn up your nose, take note; this also means there aren't hordes of tourists. Instead, the restaurant is filled with groups of friends meeting for a late brunch and couples willing-away the afternoon with a few glasses of wine.

The restaurant prides itself on sourcing local produce. Kate and Craig, from Old Man's Gully Farm in Scone provide the restaurant's organic meat, and their seafood is sourced from Chef Sam Smith's dad in Port Lincoln. In the kitchen, the dishes are fussed over but not in a fine-dining fashion. The breakfast grazing board, served all day on weekends, is a generous feast for all the senses. Perfectly poached eggs, marinated feta, tomato and basil salsa and smoked salmon come with preserves and toast, perfect for dunking and dipping. A bowl of grilled whole prawns (yes, that's head and shell) are served with a punchy harissa and the pork belly sandwich with an apple ‘slaw is serious hangover food. For drinking food, the locals come here for duck fat potatoes served with aiola, salted roasted almonds and pickled prawns served in a pretty glass jar.

Now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week, every suburb needs a version of The Hill.
Anna Lisle

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Features

Breakfast
Late Night Dining
Outdoor Dining
Something Different
Suitable for Groups of 10
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Local Critic - 1/09/2012
Love it here. Amazing fresh food in a great atmosphere. Can't ask for any more!