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Brown Sugar Bondi - Brown Sugar, Bondi Beach, AU-NSW
Brown Sugar Bondi - Brown Sugar, Bondi Beach, AU-NSW
Brown Sugar, Bondi Beach, AU-NSW
Brown Sugar, Bondi Beach, AU-NSW
Brown Sugar, Bondi Beach, AU-NSW

Brown Sugar

4.7
4.7
140 Reviews
$40 and under
Mediterranean
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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, French, Contemporary Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 6:30pm - Close Breakfast & Lunch: Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 8:30am - 2:30pm
  • Phone number
    (02) 9130 1566
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

What 140 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

140 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Very unimpressed the food was oily over priced & hard to digest. All 3 of us felt sick after leaving

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the atmosphere, delicious food, consistent and always busy!! Make sure you book! Menu has something for everyone

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    By far the best cuisine in Australia! We stumbled upon this family run and owned restaurant on our last night there and were blown away. Steve, one of the waiters, is very attentive and good at what he does. If you are looking for a great intimate space with phenomenal farm to table style cuisine, then Brown Sugar is for you!

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  4. Jacqui

    New York City

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So easy to walk down and enjoy a fabulous meal with wonderful attention to service by Steve. Food is consistently outstanding. Always a great night at Brown Sugar.

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  5. Jacqui

    New York City

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently great yummy food. Our waiter was fabulous and very helpful. I go back time and time again and aiways fabulous. Local fav!!!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    WA

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten here quite a number of times and would have to say it seems to get better each time. The fish pie is the stand out but all the other food is fabulous. I’m already looking forward to the next time!

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  7. NaomiD

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fish pie is awesome! We will be back and make sure you keep this signature dish !!

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  8. RaphaelC

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service, in fact a very high standard. Food was great! Ribeye very tender & tasty

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  9. SkanderM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a hidden gem in Sydney - great food, friendly and competent service - and BYO! Steve and the team are sensational, try it out. Skander

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  10. PerrieJ

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and service. Unfortunately it is impossible to hear each other as the room is so noisy and it doesn’t help play it music nobody can hear.

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  11. hans

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food, no conversation possible because of unbearable noise level

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  12. EvaN

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I went to Brown Sugar for my birthday lunch. We booked a table and were seated outside which was perfect as it was a really nice day. The noise level was therefore minimal. There was enough room for a table of six plus two babies. The food menu is quite extensive and everything sounded great. We ordered a variety of meals for lunch including from the all-day breakfast menu. All dishes looked really appetising and were well presented. I had the breakfast platter which was generous and really yummy. The service could have been more attentive but it was a busy day so I understand that things can get a bit hectic. They also brought the wrong meal out for my friend but corrected their error straight away and without any fuss. I'd absolutely go back and try more dishes - I thought the food was fantastic. Everyone around the table was very happy with their meals. The prices are reasonable - it's not cheap but I wouldn't call it expensive either.

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  13. JTS2011SYDBOS

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was awesome and the service was spectacular - helpful, attentive and enthusiastic.

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  14. Jacqui

    New York City

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my most favorite restaurants. A neighborhood gem with fabulous service and delicious food always!

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  15. RichardL

    Sunshine Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great BYO venue. Good food and Steve and his team are super friendly and good at their craft.

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  16. JGSF

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and fantastic atmosphere! This is our favorite place to catch with friends in all of Sydney.

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  17. MichaelA

    Sydney

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food the fish pie is a must

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  18. BondiLocal

    Sydney

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent from entree through to desert. The duck was our highlight of the night.

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  19. lisa122

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favourite restaurant in Bondi Beach. Friendly and efficient staff, great menu and a lovely place to spend an afternoon or evening.

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  20. SusanB

    WA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoy this neighbourhood local. Great service, music’s reasonably low key, you can hear your dining companion and the food is delish, the wine list is reasonable too. The food is really good value and I always get my meat fix here. Beautiful scotch fillet on the bone! Thank you

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  21. Davidg

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Has consistently delivered for a long time with creative well cooked food fair wine list and good value for money a reliable lical

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  22. RachelM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So delicious. Exceeded expectations and want to go back asap. Very busy so make a reservation.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always superb

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  24. RebeccaW

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always amazing! One of my favourite restaurants. They just know food and the staff are so friendly and engaging.

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  25. KateH

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Brown Sugar was the best bit about visiting Bondi Beach. Service was generally good, but we felt pressurised to order wine. Disappointed that bread that was offered to soak up dinner was charged for! Otherwise a lovely evening, great atmosphere, wouldn't recommend if you want a quiet meal!

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  26. FrancescoB

    Sydney

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great cozy restaurant in Bondi - the fish pie is a must try. Outside tables are a bit quieter!

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  27. ChrisA

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our go-to restaurant when we stay in Bondi for Scuplture by the Sea. Over many years it has never disappointed. The quality of the cuisine is consistently excellent, the service exuberant and friendly. A small venue, cosy to the point of crowded when full, but so far never to the point of frustration for us.

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  28. CordeliaMaxwell

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brown sugar was absolutely amazing as usual. All the food was absolutely incredible. The fish pie is an absolute must.

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  29. MartynB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 October 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A family favourite for birthdays. Never disappointed and the food this time seemed even better than before. Their steaks are without peer.

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  30. AnnS

    Frankfurt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 September 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food with focus on local ingredients and exceptional and very personal service! What a gem! The chocolate fondant was to die for, will definitely visit again.

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  31. LesAustraliens

    Sunshine Coast

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely meal, tasty good, well presented, helpful service. We will be back

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  32. KeithH

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Great food and service as always! However, the table was literally in a busy thoroughfare of staff walking briskly up and down millimeters from the table. My feet on a couple of occassions strayed outside the tiny confines of the table and I nearly tripped up a couple of staff. The location of this table definitely adversely impacted the enjoyment of our dining experience. I should have learnt my lesson by now, and always request a nice table for a special occassion, whether the occassion is special or not.

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  33. RobE

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 September 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great dinner at Brown Sugar, would highly recommend! We had the tuna starter followed by the lamb and fish pie with chocolate fondant for dessert. The highlight of the meal was definitely the fish pie, it had an amazing depth of flavour while still managing to be quite a light dish. That said the other dishes were all brilliant too and the fact that it's BYO also meant that we could bring a really nice bottle with us for a fraction of the price. The service was really good, staff were attentive without being intrusive and the free brownie at the end of the meal was a really nice touch.

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  34. KevinO

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great service and food. Fish pie and steak are the obvious options and they’re great. BYO.

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  35. TonyM

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steve believes in old fashion ways - good service, a smile and personally contacting you to confirm

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    South Australia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fantastic

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  37. Buster

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brown Sugar is more than one would expect from a small neighbourhood restaurant. The fact it is always crowded is proof of the exceptional position it holds - it is very casual and the room is fairly rough, the waiting staff are all fairly relaxed but efficient (part owner Lianne and manager Steve offer a great front of house welcoming). The food naturally is what it is all about and - top quality from a top quality part owner chef). Serving sizes are generous The fish pie is famous and the roasted tomatoes spaghettini is better than any pasta with tomatoe sauce anywhere in the world. BYO is ok, and the little chocolate brownie that comes with your coffee is the small reminder of how good Brown Sugar is!

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  38. hollyw

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 August 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This place is always awesome. The food I seriously good and the wait staff make you feel like old friends.

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  39. hopev

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I never usually review restaurants, but I have to review Brown Sugar. We went on one of the busiest days of the year - City2Surf! We had booked a table in advance and as it was understandably busy, we had to wait a while for a table. But I didn't mind as the staff and management were amazing. They were clearly run off their feet, but took the time to greet everyone with a smile, and made sure guests were looked after. I had an amazing Bloody Mary with my lunch, and can recommend the Black Stone Eggs! Will go there again.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food! Great service. I love this place.

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Brown Sugar is rated 4.7 stars by 140 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Brown Sugar

1/106 Curlewis Street, Bondi Beach, AU-NSW 2026

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Glenayr Ave.
  • Area
    Bondi Beach
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 6:30pm - Close Breakfast & Lunch: Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 8:30am - 2:30pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, French, Contemporary Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Cafe, Wine
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