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Icebergs Sunday brunch

Icebergs, Sydney

Icebergs, Sydney

Bondi landmark Icebergs is the latest Sydney restaurant to join the Sunday brunch bonanza. From 26 October it'll offer a three-course prix fixe menu from 10 till midday, offering sunny, Italian-accented food fit for the Fitbit crowd.

"After we opened the Terrace Café it reassured me that it was time to introduce another layer to Icebergs," says owner Maurice Terzini. "We get that beautiful morning sun and I was really just enjoying it on my own. It was time to share it."

In Italy breakfast might simply be a cigarette and an espresso taken standing up, so we're pleased to hear the inspiration for the food is a bit more Bondi than Bologna. Expect the likes of pastries and Iggy's bread with Pepe Saya butter, whipped ricotta with organic blood orange, rhubarb, strawberries and fresh honeycomb, and, on the more substantial side of the spectrum, a choice of hot-smoked ocean trout with beets, roe and crème fraîche, frittata with goat's curd, porcini and crisp kale, and the grilled piadina with organic egg, asparagus, mint and lemon.

Pair all that with your choice of tea and coffee, all-you-can-drink Prosecco, or the rock-star option of Champagne and oscietra caviar and you've got a breakfast (or brunch, even) of champions.

But wait, there's more. Terzini has also announced the addition of a full-moon crab party to Icebergs' warmer-weather agenda. The first one, on Wednesday 8 October, is a prix fixe dinner of Saikou salmon with marinated spanner crab and mojama followed by grilled asparagus with steamed crab and caviar jazzed up with a Meyer lemon dressing, and whole Queensland spanner crab with a tomato, fennel and chilli ragù. And for dessert? No actual crabmeat per se, but rather an acronym: Cannoli, Ricotta And Blood orange. Boom tish.

Icebergs Sunday Brunch menu commences Sunday 26 October; $55 per person for three courses with tea and coffee, $75 per person for three courses with "bottomless" Prosecco and $90 per person for three courses with Champagne and caviar. The full-moon crab party is Wednesday 8 October; $120 per person for four courses, $170 with matching wines. Icebergs, 1 Notts Ave, Bondi, NSW, (02) 9365 9000,

Looking for more Sydney dining options? Check out our list of the best restaurants in Sydney.


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