Gustatory Adventures at Bondi&Bourke BGC

by - July 30, 2016

Good food bring happiness in life.

Mention the word Bondi and some people would associate it with one of Austalia’s famous destination – the Bondi Beach. But here in Manila there’s another Bondi that many people flock to and sample the Australian cuisine made by the internationally renowned chef Wade Watson. It’s Bondi&Bbourke second home at Forbes Town Center, BGC which they formally open.

Bondi^Bourke Official
It’s my first time at Bondi&ourke but I’ve already heard so much about them from my friends who frequent their Makati Flagship store. Bondi^Bourke look very classy outside and I was right as I entered it. What caught my attention was the wall with green plants where you can see the restaurant logo. I also like their open kitchen where you see the hustle and busstle of the kitchen staff and the Chef in his element.

With most of their seats located upstair, Bondi&Bourke is a 106-seater space. Part of the wall is mostly glass and you can see outside. I’m fascinated with their profuse lighting fixture making the place bright and conducive to happy eating.

Bondi&Bourke boasts a collection of imported meats and seafood, offering choices of US, Australian, and Creekstone Prime rib-eye steaks, Australian lamb chops and snapper fillets accompanied by delicious side dishes. For those who cannot decide on the meat, try the best-selling Mussels and Oyster selections; Spicy Red Thai Curry, Moules Mariniere, Kilpatrick, Mornay, and Fresh-Shucked with mignonette.

As we wait for the formal launch, champagne and canapes overflowed. You know you’re about to commit gastronomic sin when you see how delicious the canapes they served is. And my eyes don’t lie; the Prawn Cocktail, Mini Pies and Sausage Rolls, Fish and Chips tastes as good as it looks. I can hardly wait for the main menu. And rightfully so as we indulge in their Warm Mushroom Salad, Lebanese Chicken Skewers, and the main meal for me – a whole slab of rib-eye steak. Nope I did not eat the whole slab! The medium rare steak is juicy and cooked just the way I love it.

But nothing says Australian creation without the Lamington, a snack/dessert which is little sponge cakes coated in grated coconut and chocolates. And who would ever say no the Sticky Toffee Pudding they serve which is Bondi&Bourke crowdf favorite.

Bondi&Bourke coffee, mocktails and cocktails drinks and smoothies is varied. The berry-based smoothies are a delight with lots of berry bits as you bottoms up.

All these meal we sampled were the creations of Chef Wade Watson who has made himself at home here in the Philiipines. Having been a chef to many countries, he has brought his culinary skills in the country. It’s a nice thought that when its time for hiim to build his own restaurant chain the Filipinos were lucky enough to sample it.

So come on and visit Bondi&Bourke, their branches is located at:

G/F Cattleya Condominium, Salcedo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati
Monday – Saturday 11:00AM – 10:00PM
0998-8406268, 02-8331812

Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, Fort Bonifacio
Monday – Friday 10:00AM – 10:00PM
Saturday – Sunday 8:00AM – 10.00PM

For more info visit their facebook page at

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