Restaurant Guide

Sean's: Restaurant review

Lunch at Sean's couldn't be more Bondi if a surf lifesaver popped in to say hi to her mates mid-service.


270 Campbell Pde
Bondi Beach, Sydney, NSW


Lunch Sat-Sun noon-3.30pm
Dinner Wed-Sat 6.00pm-9.30pm


E $28-$33
M $35-$45
D $19

Sean's feels like home, or a home away from home, one where Bondi Beach is so close you almost feel the sand under your toes. It's aided, no doubt, by hospitality with a sense of ease that only comes with experience, as well as the charming mismatched furniture, local artwork, fresh-cut flowers, scallop-shell decorations and a menu recited from the chalkboard. Bric-a-brac beach house chic, let's call it. On the plate, Sean Moran does nothing more than good food done right: a plate of mostly raw baby vegetables from his Bilpin farm simply dressed with vinaigrette trumpets produce at its peak, as does a sweet sweetcorn chowder topped with a clutch of pipis and loaded with chorizo. Elsewhere, properly roasted chicken and crumbed Murray cod, "Mum's style" with mash, elevate home comforts. The prospect of BYO bolsters the modest but righteous Australian wine list and many, celebrating or not, bring something special to go with their best linen. The simple pleasure of fruit in season with peach-leaf ice-cream and a pastry twist speaks to the greater theme that the luxury of wholesome food prepared with care and attention wins out over fuss and frills. Any day.
(02) 9365 4924
Bookings recommended
  • BYO
  • Licensed
  • Outdoor dining
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Sean Moran
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.