Restaurant Reviews

Sean's: Restaurant review

Sean's

Address

270 Campbell Pde
Bondi Beach, Sydney, NSW

Hours

Lunch Sat-Sun noon-3pm
Dinner Wed-Sat 6.30pm-9.30pm

Prices

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

REVIEW

It doesn't get much more Sydney than this. Through the glass of the small tiled shopfront, light streams in from Bondi beach and beyond. The chalkboard menu, gaily coloured tablecloths and jars of roses (from owner Sean Moran's garden, no less) foster a laidback, almost picnic vibe, but the care in the cooking and the experience on the floor are by no means slapdash. Moran presents his food simply, preferring to put the emphasis on meticulous sourcing than fiddling with tweezers. But it's far from rote. Coastal greens give sweet snapper broth, abob with scallop and prawn dumplings, the perfect saline bite, while kumera fritters lend weight to a variety of cuts of roasted Melanda Park pork set on a bed of purple Brussels sprouts with a grape relish. Wine is offered from a tight list of Australian bottles, while dessert typically celebrates fruit in season, plums with a parsnip pudding, say, or persimmon and quince trifle. We like.

Phone:
(02) 9365 4924

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • BYO
  • Licensed
  • Outdoor dining
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Sean Moran

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.