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Bondi Hardware Turns One

Author: Posted on: March 14, 2013 at 9:21 am

Local favourite, Bondi Hardware Bar and Restaurant recently turned one year old and celebrated with an evening of cocktails, canapés and cool DJ beats.

The venue is named after the hardware store which occupied it for 30 years and owners Hamish Watts and Ben Carroll have paid homage to its history by transforming the space with a decor of exposed brickwork, beams, high gabled ceilings and recycled timber.

Bondi Hardware
L-R: Hamish Watts, “Psy”, Ben Carroll

Head chef Logan Carroll’s menu takes its inspiration from a ‘global share-style food’ philosophy that reflects the venue’s casual dining experience. Popular dishes include the beef, pork or chicken sliders, wood-fired pizzas and salt and pepper squid with chilli, fresh coriander and lime. But it’s not all dude food, the “share plates” menu is a delight with dishes such as the kingfish ceviche and chermoula lamb rump chops. Complementing the menu, the bar offers an extensive selection of beers, ciders, spirits and cocktails.

The duo behind Bondi Hardware have recently opened a similar concept at The Botanist in Kirribilli, with dishes such as Tataki tuna with mixed radish salad, toasted Tunisian spiced couscous with marinated lamb backstrap and Mahi Mahi ceviche with avocado, coconut, radish and tomato. The  cocktails are also designed to reflect the Botanist themes with elegant flower and spiced infusions.

The Bondi Hardware birthday bash was held on Wednesday March 12, 2013.

Bondi Hardware
39 Hall Street
Bondi Beach NSW
Click here for the original Bondi Hardware review and the new Bondi Hardware winter menu.

The Botanist
17 Willoughby St
Kirribilli, NSW 2061

The Botanist Kirribilli on Urbanspoon



Corinne is the founder and editor of Gourmantic. An avid scribe, she has taken pen to paper since the age of five. Her repertoire includes long works of fiction, short stories and travelogues.

She is a winner of the GT travel writing competition, has judged the Australasian Whisky Awards for 2013 and several cocktail competitions. She is also named in the Australian Bartender Most Influential List for 2013.

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  1. [...] The Botanist, the latest venture from Bondi Hardware’s Ben Carroll and Hamish Watts is set to open on Saturday 17 November 2012. The bar meets restaurant is headed by chef Justin Walshe and will have a global share plate design. 17 Willoughby St Kirribilli. [...]

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