Lunch at Sean's couldn't be more Bondi if a surf lifesaver popped in to say hi to her mates mid-service. Oh wait, there she goes. Despite the serious money and/or beauty flaunted by the clientele, this is the Bondi of welcoming beach-shack vibes and house-made bread, not the Bondi of cliques, canned design and powdered sustenance. Produce rules the kitchen, but that doesn't mean flair is off the menu – the smoked rock oysters shucked into corn chowder, say, or the grilled bug tail luxing up snapper, dill and shallot. Rosy swatches of chicken liver find happy balance in sautéed radicchio, grapes and bitey watercress, and perfectly perfumed raspberries raise baked custard to swooning stakes. Wine and service are smart, assured and appealing, the former concise, the latter expansive. Fresh, sunny and (yes) a bit pricey, Sean's is as Sydney as it gets.
(02) 9365 4924
- Outdoor dining
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This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.