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Monday, 7 March 2016

The Hill Eatery, North Bondi: REVIEW

The Hill Eatery, at North Bondi, is definitely a on-the-newbie-side Bondi fave haunt.

First, the location: as the moniker suggests, atop a hill, the North Bondi hill... the precinct of stores and eateries cradling the northern end of Bondi Beach.

Insider tip: catch the Bondi breeze and request a table outside, grab an espresso martini or a 'Fresh Paloma' (tequila, Capi pink grapefruit, fresh lime, agave), while devouring the large plates to share. Think:

SEARED ALBACORE TUNA LOIN - $28
Sweet potato & coconut puree, coriander & lime oil,
toasted coconut chips.


BLUE SWIMMER CRAB $29.5 
Tomato, pepita & chilli sauce

JERK CHICKEN $28 
1/2 Chicken, charred corn, sweet peppers & onion salad

BUTTER MILK FRIED CHICKEN $29.5
Kohlrabi, chipotle mayo

SPICED LAMB RUMP
Plantain, red pepper and papaya jam, pickled green papaya

FLAT IRON STEAK $29.5
Orange, cumin mojo dressing

FLANK STEAK $26
Served with Chimichurri

DRY AGED RIB EYE 500G $66
Selection of condiments.

Or the small plates to share. Feast your eyes on these options:

MARINATED OLIVES $7.5
Orange, chilli, confit garlic, rosemary.

OYSTERS 1/2 doz $25

ROASTED SPLIT QLD PRAWNS $19.50
Pebre, lemon, crispy ecshallot, baby herbs
.
SUGAR CURED KINGFISH TIRADITO $19
Ruby grapefruit, jalapeño, lime & ginger dressing, habanero oil, baby herbs.

SEARED HERVEY BAY SCALLOPS $18.50
Grilled pineapple salsa, cucumber, jicama

BLACK-EYED BEAN FRITTERS $14.50
Mango & ginger chutney

HAY VALLEY LAMB SHORT RIBS $7 each
Chickpea puree, spice salt, lime

PORK BELLY $16.50
Rum, coconut & pineapple glaze, shallots chilli

But on the day Josie's Juice was invited to come share the food love at The Hill Eatery it was Valentine's Day. And I took some mini Valentines with me.

There was a set menu, though there was flexibility with the kids' meals, which was a welcome part of our dining experience, given I had one fussy eater in tow. They chose naked burgers, and fish and chips, and more.

While a set menu isn't for everyone, indeed some eager loved up patrons looked like they declined on the oysters but stayed for a drink and some bar food (that's what I love about this place... it's several places in one: bar, hang out places, Friday drinks fave, solo quick bite, or couple catch up haunt), on this day it was $70 per person, and was a seven course degustation menu, which included a complimentary drink on arrival, and a special menu including fresh-as dishes like the ocean trout ceviche and oysters with lime, shallot and caramelised red wine vinegar dressing, and more. See the delicious pics below, of the amorous V Day menu of the day: 

We started with this:

Oysters eschallot, caramelised red wine vinegar and lime dressing:


The black eye bean and cauliflower fritters with coriander yoghurt:


The market fish with coconut white polenta, green mango pico de gallo. Delicious crispy skin, and an interesting take on traditional polenta:

Grass fed skirt steak with chimichurri :


The ocean trout ceviche with ginger, horseradish, lime and ruby red grapefruit, baby herb garnish:




Shaved zucchini and tomato salad, with mint, shaved piave cheese, lemon, and almonds:


 The finale: coconut chia seed pudding with lime and ginger syrup, summer fruits, and basil:

All in all, the lunch at The Hill Eatery was a divine spot for lovers and friends and family and food. Service was attentive and very friendly. Portions were decent, and satisfying for a small to medium eater. Men with big appetites: perhaps order more. But for a light and lovely Valentine's Day lunch by the sea - it fits the bill beautifully.

It's spot on for lovers of a clean, little-tampered-with food, where fresh produce is king, and a respect for simple food shines through in the menu.

To top it off: head to North Bondi beach, so pack those togs. It's a beautiful way to end the day.

For more on The Hill Eatery, go here: http://www.thehilleatery.com.au/

Their Instagram handle is https://www.instagram.com/thehilleatery/ and hashtag is #thehilleatery. Check it out to see what their all about.

See all of the menus, including drinks, right here.

They also do catering. For that, click here.

Want to gift someone the gift of eating at The Hill Eatery? Here you go.

Functions and group bookings. Click here.

All the contact and opening hour details:

Open 7 days, 7am - late.

Shop 5, 39-53 Campbell Parade North Bondi Sydney Australia

Phone: 02 9130 2200

Email: info@thehilleatery.com.au

Josie's Juice blog was an invited guest of The Hill Eatery.

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