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Sean's Panaroma
Modern Australian
  • 270 Campbell Pde,
    Bondi Beach,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9365 4924,
  • Lunch Sat-Sun noon-3pm

    Dinner Wed-Sat 6pm-9.30pm

Sean's Panaroma

Let's hear it for constancy; perhaps an underrated virtue in Sydney restaurants. The tables have been refreshed with new zinc tops, but the penny-round tiles are still here and the focus on no-fuss cooking with local and often organic produce happily remains, too. Sean Moran's love of flavour is evident in corn chowder littered with chunks of pork and prawn, a flourish of smoky chilli oil linking the lot. No one cooks a chook quite like Sean's and the version with currants, farro and cavolo nero is a study in simplicity and technique. Ice-cream studded with candied orange and flakes of mandarin granita, crowned with an excellent florentine, meanwhile, illustrates that desserts don't need to be overwrought to be great. If it's stitched-up fine dining you seek, this isn't the place - rather drink up the warm, unfussed service, inhale the briny sea air and enjoy what continues to be one of this city's loveliest dining experiences.

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At a glance

  • Food:
  • Two Stars
  • Price:
  • E $28-$31

    M $33-$49

    D $19

    5-course menu $110

  • Feature:
  • BYO
  • Cards:
  • MasterCard
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Sean Moran



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