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About Brown Sugar

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.

1/106 Curlewis Street
Bondi Beach, AU-NSW 2026
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Dining style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, French, Contemporary Italian

Hours of operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 6:30pm - Close
Breakfast & Lunch: Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 8:30am - 2:30pm

Cross street:
Glenayr Ave.

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
$40 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(02) 9130 1566

Website:
http://www.brownsugarbondi.com.au/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Cafe, Wine

Brown Sugar Ratings and Reviews

5
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.7

Service

4.5

Ambience

4.2

Value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (28)
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Worth the Drive (11)
Romance (9)
Authentic (9)
Brunch (8)
Casual (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Fun (8)
Lunch (7)
Group Bookings (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Outdoor Eating (5)
Seasonal (5)
Healthy (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Child Friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
People Watching (2)
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Business Meals (1)
Live Music (1)
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Food5
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Value5

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined 5 days ago

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!

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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Food5
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 11 January 2018

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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Cozy
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Food4
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Service5
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fun
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Food4
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on 12 December 2017

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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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Food5
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Healthy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined 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

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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Food5
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Casual
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Food5
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Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 10 November 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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Food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 7 November 2017

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

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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Food5
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Value4

 
·Dined on 24 October 2017

Nice small cozy restaurant with great food and great service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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Food5
Ambience3
Service2
Value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined 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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Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Fun
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Food4
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Service5
Value4

 
·Dined 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.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 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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Food5
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·Dined on 27 July 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined on 23 July 2017

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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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Food4
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Service4
Value4

 
 (Hawaii)·Dined on 7 July 2017

Fantastic local eatery great food and ambience. A must visit

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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Food5
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Service5
Value4

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on 7 July 2017

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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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Food5
Ambience2
Service5
Value4

 
 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined 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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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Food5
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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Food4
Ambience1
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined 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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Food4
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined 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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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Food5
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 15 April 2017

Have been dining at Brown Sugar for years and it never disappoints.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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Food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 5 April 2017

Great Place, great food, Grewat service but acoustics are bad.
VERY noisy! Very hard to hear.

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Food5
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 16 March 2017

I love Brown Sugar, I go all the time with my partner or friends. Recently, I brought my very rowdy family and the staff handled us with grace and patience. The food delivers every time -- they are famous for fish pie but I personally love the squid ink pasta. You really can't go wrong though! Recommend to anyone for any occasion -- plus it's BYO which makes it great value!

Tags: Good for a Date, Outstanding Value
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Food5
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 (New England)·Dined on 16 March 2017

Service was friendly, funny and attentive. Food was excellent. Starters were spectacular as were two of our three main courses, the third was a strong dish but not incredible. We had a great meal.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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Food5
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on 16 March 2017

Very warmly welcomed. Wonderful food. We were not hungry when we arrived but the food was so fresh and delicious that we quickly got our appetite back. Very attentive, friendly staff. Loved everything about it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Authentic, Casual, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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Food5
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 14 March 2017

We used to live locally, going back I was reminded why I loved it so much. We will be making the effort to get back more regularly. Thamks for a great dinner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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Food5
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 (London)·Dined on 28 February 2017

The food was AMAZING! Our waitress was super wonderful n helpful! Its definetely worth the walk up from the beach!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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Food5
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 (London)·Dined on 10 February 2017

Our favourite restaurant in Bondi Beach, in fact in the whole of Sydney. Never disappointed and always make us feel welcome and special. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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Food4
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Service3
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 (London)·Dined on 4 February 2017

Went here twice recently for brunch. Great menu selection including side dishes, gluten free options and the coffee is great. Can be a little cramped and hot so good to get a window or outside seat

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Casual, Great for Brunch
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Food5
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 3 February 2017

Great spot we had 6 dishes could not fault any thing , good size meals excellent & very helpful service definitely going back few more dishes I have to try

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Outstanding Value, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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Food5
Ambience2
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on 2 February 2017

I love Brown Sugar but the tables are too "squashed" together of course to maximise seating. This actually spoils the dining experience. Having said that I would return but request outdoor seating.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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Food5
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on 31 January 2017

Wonderful little restaurant. Delicious food. BYOB. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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Food5
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Service3
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 24 January 2017

we were recieved by a young woman who was really not interested in us as guests.
I made it clear I didn't want wine glasses taken off the table.no drinks were offered my guests at the table.
I had just come back from Italy so the non chalant arrogance of restaurant service in Rome was a reality I had just left.......here it was in Bondi.
Another young woman took over the service and was attentive and friendly.
It makes a BIG difference to be welcomed to your restaurant .
Will I come back...one day,but not I am not in a hurry.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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