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Bondi Road

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153 Rivington St., New York, NY 10002 40.719202 -73.985588
nr. Suffolk St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-253-5311 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Reader Rating:

    7 out of 10

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Official Website

thesunburntcow.com

Prices

$15-$18

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Reservations Not Required

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

This venue is closed.

With photomontages of Bondi Beach scenes running down both sides of its high-ceilinged premises, Bondi Road ekes much mileage out of the surfer-dude theme. It’s fish and chips, Aussie style: breezy, sun-kissed, and booze-addled. The cramped restaurant with its high tables and stool-height seating gets loud and raucous on weekends, when affable Australian waitresses charge the narrow aisles like linebackers to distribute glasses containing cloth-napkin-rolled place settings and a paper menu you’re meant to fill out with a stubby pencil, like the SATs. The concept is simple and appealing. Pick a fish (Pacific varieties like Tasmanian sea bass, New Zealand “groper,” and the crowd-pleasing barramundi), pick a cooking method (grilled, breaded, or fried), and pick a side, $18 total. Of all the combinations we tried, beer-battered barramundi with skinny chips or fat “potato scallops” fared best. That might have been because of its affinity for the roster of Australian and New Zealand beers, from the familiar and delicious Coopers Sparkling Ale to more-obscure imports like James Boag’s Premium Lager and Bluetongue pilsner.

Note

The chef will happily do a seafood tasting menu for larger parties.

Reservations
Reservations are only accepted for groups of six or more.

Ideal Meal

Salt-and-pepper squid, $9; fried barramundi and chips, $18; James Boag’s lager, $6; pavlova, $5

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