Flocking to Drake Eatery, Bondi Beach

Seasonal, local, sustainable, and at the end of the street!

Being at the end of my street is not the only reason to love Drake Eatery, but it is a bonus. Drake have a great ethos of using seasonal, local and sustainable produce, and cooking it superbly. So it’s a great place to take my overseas visitors to.

Lyndsay and I start with oysters in a simple viniagrette, and then we help out Pauline with the wonderfully chewy sourdough bread and a soft, rich chicken pate.

 

seasonal oysters, shallot vinaigrette @ Drake Eatery
seasonal oysters, shallot vinaigrette @ Drake Eatery
Chicken liver pate, cumberland jelly, orange marmalade @ Drake Eatery
Chicken liver pate, cumberland jelly, orange marmalade @ Drake Eatery

Time for the mains

We choose to have a main each. Pauline tucks into a tasty tea smoked alpine salmon, with miso baked tulips and horseradish. Lyndsay takes on the large serving of pork jowl with master stock, quince, hatsuka radish and horseradish. And I devour the the pan roasted duck with beetroot, chicory, and charred blueberries. We wash it all down with a really nice Pinot Noir from Patagonia, Argentina!

We finish ourselves off with a cheese board of fine cheeses and quince, marmalade and prunes. The cheeses are Binorie ash goats cheese, a french comte, a Victorian white rind, and a Victorian blue. More than we really need but we don’t want to skip any of them. Good thing its a one minute walk home.

tea smoked Mount Cook alpine salmon, miso baked turnips, horseradish @ Drake Eatery
tea smoked Mount Cook alpine salmon, miso baked turnips, horseradish @ Drake Eatery
pan roasted Red Gate farm duck, beetroot, chicory, charred blueberries @ Drake Eatery
pan roasted Red Gate farm duck, beetroot, chicory, charred blueberries @ Drake Eatery
Borrowdale pork jowl, masterstock, quince, hatsuka radish, bronze fennel @ Drake Eatery
Borrowdale pork jowl, masterstock, quince, hatsuka radish, bronze fennel @ Drake Eatery
Cheese Board with Binorie ash goats cheese, french comte, Victorian white rind, and a Victorian blue
Cheese Board with Binorie ash goats cheese, french comte, Victorian white rind, and a Victorian blue
experimenting with a surprisingly good pinot noir @ Drake Eatery
experimenting with a surprisingly good pinot noir @ Drake Eatery
Lyndsay and Pauline @ Drake Eatery
Lyndsay and Pauline @ Drake Eatery
Menu @ Drake Eatery, Bondi Beach
Menu @ Drake Eatery, Bondi Beach

 

Best bits: the service, the salmon

Worst bits: should’ve ordered more oysters

Where am I? Drake Eatery, Cnr Curlewis St and Gould St, Bondi Beach 2026, NSW, Australia. drakeeatery.com.au

 

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