Bondi Beach Grill & Bar Set Lunch

bondi beach

Bondi Beach Grill & Bar is located at The Curve. I went to catch Inkheart just now with Yiling and decided to check out the latest eating establishment at The Curve at the same time. Yiling was so appallingly late we practically had to scoff down lunch to make it to the movie on time but we shall leave her tardiness for another post. :p

bondi beach interior

Bondi Beach Grill & Bar is named after the popular beach in Australia and I have it on good authority (I was there for four years) that it’s pronounced BOND-eye instead of BOND-ee. The interior is adorned with surfboards and other surfer memorabilia that recreates a pretty authentic feel of a laid back beach restaurant. There is even an al fresco dining area shaped like a hut and shaded from the sun.

bondi beach set lunch

Bondi Beach Grill & Bar has a Set Lunch menu for RM 14.90 with the following options:
Soup of the Day or Chicken Yakitori or Prawn Pinwheels or Seafood Salad
Char-Grilled Fillet of Dory with Lemon Butter Sauce & Steamed Rice or Creamy Seafood Pasta or Char-Grilled Minute Steak with Pepper Sauce & Fried Mini Rosti
Fresh Fruit Salad Topped with Vanilla Ice Cream

bondi watermelon

Hallelujah! I can finally take photos like these with my dSLR. πŸ˜‰
This would be the freshly squeezed watermelon juice (RM 14), which I thought was appropriate for the setting. The set lunch does not come with drinks although iced water is complimentary.

bondi prawn pinwheels

Yiling went with the Prawn Pinwheels for starters. The presentation of Bondi Beach Grill & Bar is impeccable – I love the attention to detail, it shows true passion in the chef. It’s the little things like the sprinkling of oregano that makes the dish casual yet elegant. The Prawn Pinwheels are grilled to perfection and comes out juicy and crispy, another excellent contrast.

bondi seafood salad

I opted for the healthier sounding Seafood Salad for the appetizer. Bondi Beach is generous with the seafood – there is squid, shrimp and mussels on top of a bed of lettuce and cherry tomatoes. The dressing uses a lot of herbs that blends well with the light nature of the dish, yet imparting enough zest to jolt my jaded taste buds.

bondi minute steak

Yiling called dibs on the Char-Grilled Minute Steak with Pepper Sauce & Fried Mini Rosti for the main. She had already decided last night that she was going to order this and the plan was to order different items so we could try out different dishes. The Minute Steak, as the name suggests, is about 1/3 the size of a regular steak. I didn’t think much of it though, it was too well done for my tastes.

bondi seafood pasta

I wanted to order the dory fish but the waitress recommended the Creamy Seafood Pasta instead. I wasn’t disappointed. It’s absolutely fabulous! The Seafood Pasta is linguine cooked in a very creamy alfredo sauce served with generous portions of shrimp, squid and mussels. The creaminess of the pasta goes very well with the seafood – I’ve run out of superlatives to describe this dish, it’s simply delicious! It’s hands down the best pasta I’ve had this year.

bondi yiling

Yiling agrees, and she’s not even a fan of alfredo and other cream based sauces!

bondi dessert

The Fresh Fruit Salad Topped with Vanilla Ice Cream for dessert is presented well, with a hint of caramel sauce and just the right amount of ice cream. The fruits are chilled before serving, making this the perfect light and refreshing end to the meal.

bondi scoff

Unfortunately, we had to scoff it down coz we were late for the movie.

bondi beach us

The bill came up to RM 50.60 for two but that’s largely due to the watermelon juice that I ordered. The Bondi Beach Grill & Bar Set Lunch is RM 14.90 each. I have yet to check out their dinner menu, but if their set lunch is anything to go by, it would not disappoint. I highly recommend the Creamy Seafood Pasta.

Bon appetit!

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26 thoughts on “Bondi Beach Grill & Bar Set Lunch”

  1. imantulen: Haha! I’ve been learning from her since the trip down to Ipoh. My technique getting better? I’m experimenting with aperture and shutter settings. Yiling also has a really cool macro lens for food photography which I forgot the name of. I think I spent 15 minutes taking photos of a tangerine with that in Ipoh.
    ShaolinTiger: Sure thing! How does Sunday sound? Going CNY visiting tomorrow, but late lunch would be okay. Normal priced car wash who doesn’t steal my Touch’N Go card sounds good too, mate. πŸ™‚

  2. Dude, a shot of Patron Silver with iced watermelon juice is the best summer treat at my pad. The refreshing aroma of unaged, free from oak barrel, distilled agave matches the fresh watermelon. You gotta give it a try.

  3. nice looking restaurant, nice presentation of food, but doesn’t seem to be enough to fill me up.
    but im glad you enjoyed it and yiling looks like some great desert mmmm mmm!
    i wonder what movie you saw i guess we have to wait till tomorrow.

  4. HB Dude Man,
    By the look of the plates size and amount of food must charge you a arm and leg price. But this is the kind of food I know and go for.

  5. whoa…envy nya…I wanna get One too^^tapi not sony kaki
    the Food looks nice…I used to pass by the restaurant without paying attention to it
    Looks like a not bad choice, if it is as what you recommended

  6. e: I will dude. Your Corazon is smoooth, and I love the wood cork on top. Premium tequila, I enjoyed it. Thanks mate!
    WEEN: The creamy seafood pasta was surprisingly filling. It must be the sauce – it’s very rich.
    We went to watch Inkheart, the one with Brandon Fraser talking characters out of books.
    Michale (Mike): It’s quite reasonable actually. RM 14.90 for the stuff we’re getting is a bargain. πŸ™‚
    hitomi: Sony is pretty good, they have a great community which I’m planning to join.
    Bondi Beach, mmm…I’m craving for the creamy seafood pasta. Comfort food.

  7. But.. watermelon juice for FOURTEEN bucks?? BEFORE TAX & SERVICE CHARGE? Holy crapola mothball of shitey shite malokey mother of corruption submarines and helicopters.
    You can get a four-orange juice downstairs at New Zealand Natural for RM10. Or 1 Hoegaarden from Tesco for RM11.50. Or almost NINE cans of Coke.

  8. Coki: Happy CNY! πŸ™‚
    Hope you enjoyed yours as well!
    foodcrazee: Not bad eh? I like the creamy seafood pasta but I already said that 10 times. Heh!
    Grant (Intensecure): Definitely! My apologies mate, I shall do it! I thought we’re going to do it after CNY due to prevailing circumstances? πŸ™‚
    Next weekend sound good. I shall come armed with my dSLR and take ze best photos of your place.
    xSean: Nope, it’s Monday to Friday, 12 noon to 3 pm only. πŸ™‚
    suituapui: Yeah, I like the ambiance, especially on a cool day with breeze coming in and all. Very authentic. I doubt the portion would be enough for you though. πŸ˜‰
    YilingL: Your steak a bit too well done. πŸ™‚ I like my steaks to be bloody and if possible, still bucking and making angry “moo” sounds. Haha!
    But the creamy seafood pasta best kan?
    aw: Yeah, or you could get iced water for RM 0. πŸ˜‰
    Jac: Hmm…I’m not sure it depends on the day. I think I was a bit slimmer this day, due to what is called “prevailing circumstances”. πŸ˜‰
    The mysterious Prevailing Circumstances (TM) which is henceforth trademarked is something which I might explain in email but not here. No, it’s not alcohol or any other substances.
    Gained all the weight back as of today though.
    DeepForest: Can if you want. πŸ™‚
    You have to either live in PJ or get there yourself though coz I tend to get lost. Heh!
    KY: Yeah, the set lunch is great.
    thenomadGourmand: Ya, the watermelon juice is about the price of a set lunch. You can order iced water, that’s free. πŸ™‚

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