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Brown Sugar

4.6
94 reviews
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$40 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Brown Sugar is a local, Bondi bistro, tucked away on Curlewis Street, just a block away form the beach. We're open for nightly dinners and breakfast & lunch on Friday, Saturday & Sundays. Brown Sugar is all about healthy, hand-made traditional dishes with influences from the Mediterranean regions of Italy and France. Our seasonal menu is composed of the finest, locally sourced, ethically harvested produce that we can get our hands on. You'll be treated to food that is creative, full of flavour and cooked with care and passion.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, French, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 6:30pm - Close
Breakfast & Lunch: Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 8:30am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(02) 9130 1566
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Glenayr Ave.
Additional
Bar Dining, Cafe, Wine
What 94 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

An absolute favourite place for casual friend get togethers and birthday dinners. Fabulous food made even better by the outstanding friendly, knowledgeable and attentive service- total professionals in a relaxing way. A gem of a place.

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5.0Dined on 11 April 2018

Waiters were so friendly and professional. I would definitely go back every now and then. Everything we've ordered was so delicious. So tasty and great portions.

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5.0Dined on 28 March 2018

Love Brown Sugar
Never disappoints !!

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4.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Reliably great food.
It is noisy but I return often when I want an especially good meal

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5.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Really busy and energetic restaurant a short walk from the Bondi Beach frontage. Excellent food at a reasonable price.

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2.0Dined on 2 March 2018

Whilst the food is very good this place gets let down by unacceptable service. It was so slow we only managed to get a main course in our 2 hour booking. We were told there want enough tone for desert but then waited 20 minutes for our bill to be collected. When we complained there wad not even an apology. We had friends from overseas and were honestly embarrassed.

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5.0Dined on 22 February 2018

Great food . Loved the olives and bread provided to start and brownies to finish ! Service was really good . Will be back

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4.0Dined on 18 February 2018

Get the Fish Pie. It is terrific.

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5.0Dined on 15 February 2018

Really excellent food, very good service. Everyone enjoyed their choice from the creative menu

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4.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Usually I love Brown sugar but I made a mistake going on Valentines Day. I did know there was a set menu but when I rang I told them I don’t eat meat but my husband does and was told its ok as there is fish for me and lamb for him but when we got there we were told that you share each dish. We paid $65 a head which is fine if we didn’t have to pay extra so that I could have fish. They still charged me the $65 each plus full price for the fish pie. Our chocolate fondant arrived which I usually love but it was burnt and the chocolate didn’t even flow out as it was so over cooked All in all we were very disappointed. Next time will know not to go there for Valentines Day

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5.0Dined on 6 February 2018

One of my favorite restaurants
We love having dinner here
Ambience and food is great
Love the fish pie and the chocolate brownies are delicious

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5.0Dined on 30 January 2018

Always a favourite of mine.
You never let me down Brown Sugar.

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4.0Dined on 27 January 2018

Our waiter wasn’t friendly at all and when asked if the fish pies were big enough to be shared with sides he said no, it’s a main dish, this wasn’t the case, we could have easily shared between 2 and ordered sides and then maybe had room for dessert. Disappointed with his service

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5.0Dined on 19 January 2018

Our waiter was so attentive that he noticed I was not overly enjoying the glass of rosé I had ordered which he promptly replaced with a delicious one. The food was beautifully present but even more importantly tasted delicious. A great dining experience- I will be back!

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5.0Dined on 12 January 2018

Fabulous, never disappoints . Food is amazing and service always good

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4.0Dined on 3 January 2018

Our food was delicious. The service was excellent with great ambience. As I have a hearing problem I particularly appreciate that the music was muted.

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5.0Dined on 23 December 2017

I never leave reviews but this was outstanding. The best ragu I’ve ever had and my family agreed the best lamb they’d tasted. We flew in from the U.K. as a family and went here for supper on a friend’s recommendation.

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5.0Dined on 23 December 2017

Amazing service and special care from Stephen
He definitely made the evening a great success with his knowledge and understanding of the menu and needs of his customers.
We were at brown sugar with oversea visitors and all of us will be back.

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5.0Dined on 12 December 2017

Food was absolutely delicious and the service perfect, warm and friendly.

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5.0Dined on 9 December 2017

I come to this restaurant every time I’m in Sydney. It’s delicious - every single thing they plate up is amazing.

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4.0Dined on 19 November 2017

We came for brunch and had a platter and it was very generous with loads of flavours. The staff were lovely and the food came out super quick considering it was a Sunday! Would definitely come back and keen to try their dinner menu.

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5.0Dined on 18 November 2017

While I've eaten at Brown Sugar multiple times (and liked the food every time), I thought that the chef was especially on top of his game this last visit (and the rest of our six person party agreed). We ordered the majority of the menu and shared, so had a chance to try pretty much everything. The Entrees were especially good, with the sardines, scallops, and the cauliflower leading the way. The Fish Pie was outstanding and the steak was excellent. And, although the wine list is very good, it was also great to have the option to BYO so that we could share some rare international gems with friends. I would highly recommend this neighborhood winner to anyone in the Bondi vicinity (which can be more miss than hit on the restaurant scene) and to anyone who might not have been in a while.

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4.0Dined on 17 November 2017

Go the Fish Pie. Excellent food to satisfy all tastes and desires. Not particularly cheap but on par with similar restaurants

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5.0Dined on 11 November 2017

Excellent Bondi Local spot. The food is exceptional with service to match. The fish pie has a reputation for a reason! And being tucked away off the main drag in Bondi makes this lovely place all the more charming.

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5.0Dined on 10 November 2017

The food was amazing and came out really quickly and will definitely be going again

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5.0Dined on 7 November 2017

Great night all round...excellent food, service and ambience

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5.0Dined on 24 October 2017

Nice small cozy restaurant with great food and great service.

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4.0Dined on 14 October 2017

Food was absolutely unbelievable.
Service was average though. Waited 25 minutes for any attention from wait staff, after finishing main course. We were planning on trying a dessert, but after the long wait for any attention, we just wanted to leave.

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4.0Dined on 10 October 2017

Food was good but service a little distracted and the music was belted up to a seriously loud level. Given that the acoustics are not great anyway, the addition of pumping music made it so we had to shout to be heard. But still fun overall.

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4.0Dined on 9 September 2017

Brown Sugar is a very nice restaurant in Bondi Beach. Welcoming staff make you feel at ease immediately. Modern décor in a rustic surrounding add to the ambience. The menu is diverse and tantalising. Food is delicious and serving size means you will not go hungry. Complemented by a very good wine selection. Overall on of the better a la carte restaurants in Bondi. Highly recommend a visit. Booking is advisable on weekends.

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5.0Dined on 17 August 2017

Waiter was so lovely and gave a great description of the food. Food was Devine well worth the price

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5.0Dined on 27 July 2017

Excellent food and service. Also it's BYO. Have always had a good experience here

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3.0Dined on 23 July 2017

Great all day breakfast, salads good size and interesting, chicken burger really good size piece chicken very tender but fried!

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5.0Dined on 7 July 2017

Fantastic local eatery great food and ambience. A must visit

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5.0Dined on 7 July 2017

Great breakfast, lunch or dinner. Tuna salad is amazing and so is eggplant salad. Highly recommend

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4.0Dined on 24 June 2017

Great food, amazing wine and super friendly staff. Only issue was old mate 10 beers who wanted the whole restaurant to hear his conversation. One of the waiters had the difficult experience of telling him she couldn't serve him any more alcohol. Would have been great if him and his party left earlier although so loud couldn't hear ourselves think, still didn't let it ruin the night and the food and staff were great.

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2017

excellent food all round and decent, friendly service. The goats cheese soufflé is to die for as is the fish pie. Highly recommend to anyone who enjoys good hearty seasonal food

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5.0Dined on 9 May 2017

Browns sugar was outstanding as always. The food is delicious, the wine was lovely and the staff is attentive. I have been coming here for years and it never disappoints. I highly recommend it.

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4.0Dined on 28 April 2017

A great little restaurant with delicious food, friendly service and good drinks selection. Well worth many visits.

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4.0Dined on 22 April 2017

Great restaurant - we can see why it has been around forever, is a true neighbourhood gem. Great food, great service - probably the only things that could be improved is - tables are very tight and its extremely noisy, but still worth a visit as everything else was very good

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