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Bills Comes to Bondi
The hallmark of a successful food neighborhood in Sydney might just be the presence of Bills. Bill Granger started his first restaurant in Darlinghurst at age 24, and his sunny Aussie eatery (most famous for its creamy scrambled eggs, ricotta hotcakes, and crunchy corn fritters) spread to Surry Hills before taking off for Honolulu, Tokyo, Seoul, and London. Bills' latest outpost goes back to the restaurant's roots; it's bright and communal and spills out onto the most exciting food street in Bondi Beach. If you ever make it in (arrive early to avoid the long queue for weekend brunch), try Bills' staples along with house-cured gravlax and Asian-inspired breakfasts such as the fried rice with prawns, chorizo, and kim chee. Dinner is a more intimate affair, serving interesting Aussie-Asian plates (masala roast snapper, chilli pork belly) with some surprises thrown in. The drinks menu—which includes house-made sodas, a salted caramel milkshake, cold drip coffee, local beer, and both a spicy bloody mary and a jalapeno margarita—is a thrill no matter what time of day it is.
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