There are few restaurants in Sydney with a more iconic view than the Icebergs Dining Room in Bondi. On a bright sunny day it seems like the perfect spot from a long lunch. However everything other than the view did not meet my expectations. The service was friendly but unprofessional , the waiter had little knowledge of the menu and we repeatedly had to ask for drinks to be topped up and plates to be cleared off the table. Not the level of service and professionalism you would expect from a restaurant of this caliber.
The food also did little to impress dish after dish just missed the mark and simply had no wow factor. I would not rate any dish better than OK and some were I wouldn’t say bad but totally uninspiring.
It just leaves me thinking how did this place ever get two hats?
Burrata alla Caprese $28 – locally produced burrata , Sorbello tomatoes, verjuice jelly, black olive and basil
Piatto di Salumi $39 – A Combination of Shaved Salumi, Olives, Pickles & Grissini
Maccheroni con Gamberoni $42 – organic durum maccheroni with king prawn pieces , safron & fragrant citrus.
Gnocchi Vongole $32 – Handmade gnocchi with spicy clam sauce & herbs
Costoletta di Maiale $48 – Marinated and grilled free range pork with pickled cherries & crackling
Tiramisu Special $50 – for a “special” dessert it certainly did not look like one, zero effort into the presentation if anything it looked a bit sloppy.
Cioccolato e Olio $22 – Zokoko 68% Chocolate & Olive Oil Mousse, Salted Caramel Crisp & Chocolate Sorbet. This dessert totally missed the mark for me , the olive oil taste was so strong it overpowered the other flavors and made the desert inedible. I passed it around the table and everyone else had the same opinion so it went uneaten.
View from the table
Icebergs swimming pool