Heading to Bondi Beach for your Easter break? There’s a whole lot going on to make this holiday a fun one…
If there’s one thing Bondi isn’t short of, it’s cafes and quality eating places. Here are three top spots for you to try:
This locals’ favourite on Wairoa Ave, just off Campbell Parade, has undergone an expansion and redesign and now sparkles like it’s straight from the pages of Vogue Living or an episode of The Block. Coffees here are some of the best in Bondi and the breakfasts really do deliver. It’s open from breakfast till dinner, and although Harry’s doesn’t have an on premises license just yet, you are welcome to BYO bottle of wine to enjoy with your evening meal.
It wouldn’t be Easter without a hot cross bun or two… or any of the baked delights from this bustling bakery on Glenayr Ave for that matter. Bread is baked fresh throughout the day, along with their delicious pies (try the chicken and you won’t be disappointed). It’s a real working bakery and you’ll often see the bakers expertly kneading their dough through the back window if you want the proof. There’s masses of choice including gluten free treats like spelt scones and, as the name suggests, everything is organic.
A visit to the seaside isn’t complete without a serving of fish and chips. As the name suggests, Bondi’s Best prides itself on serving up some of the most delicious fish and seafood in the Eastern Suburbs. It now boasts two premises in Bondi, but if you want to beat the crowds, head to the original and smaller venue on Campbell Parade at North Bondi (opposite the bus terminus). There are a few tables inside and outside or pull up a stool at the window and watch the world go by as you tuck into the lightly battered fish and crispy chips or juicy calamari dipped into their homemade tartar sauce. Whether you eat in or take away, portion sizes here are huge, so if you’re happy to share, one fish and chips should be enough for two people. Their second venue is in the Adina complex on Hall St, and it has the same quality food in a more formal, restaurant setting.
See a show
Local theatre group the Tamarama Rock Surfers is showing the hilariously funny, and family friendly, Dr Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown and his Singing Tiger at The Bondi Pavilion Theatre. It scooped the ‘best kids show’ awards at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Melbourne Fringe and Adelaide Fringe, so it’s sure to provide plenty of belly laughs. It runs April 7-11, $20 per ticket. rocksurfers.org/drbrown/
Bondi’s local NRL team, the Sydney Roosters, take on the Cronulla Sharks on Sunday April 5 at the Sydney Football Stadium, Moore Park. With tickets from a measly $12.23 it’s a cracking afternoon, especially if the weather is poor and you can’t laze on the sand! Head down if you fancy cheering on the local side. roosters.com.au
Keeping up your fitness can sometimes be a chore over the holidays, but not when you’re treated to a view like this…
A half hour walk from Bondi straight up Military Road is Dover Heights’ Dudley Reserve. And with its incredible views out over Rose Bay, the city, the Harbour Bridge and even North Sydney it’s worth every step. There’s a children’s playground, cricket field and an outdoor gym too, so it’s the perfect place for working off all those Easter eggs! Watching the sunset from up here is truly magical, so if the weather is good head up with a bunch of pals and a picnic.
I there anything you’d recommend to do around Bondi this Easter?
Hope you enjoy my ideas,
Psst! Still looking for more beachy inspiration? Check out some more Easter ideas here