Lola’s Level 1

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Lola’s Level 1 is a Mediterranean restaurant and bar from Sydney hospitality veterans Marco Ambrosino and Manny Spinola, overlooking Bondi Beach.
The 94-seat venue, split across a bar, dining room and balcony, is on level 1 of the Pacific Building in Bondi Beach and is open from noon to 10pm.

The kitchen is being led by head chef Paula Pantano, who comes to Lola’s with a background in five-star hotels including Crown Sydney, Mandarin Oriental Group, and Four Seasons.  The menu is designed to share and is split into sections – oysters, small plates, off the plancha, larger plates and desserts. There is always three to four types of oysters on the menu, served natural, with a mignonette or vermouth granita. Dishes from the small plates section include: pan tumaca with hojiblanca extra virgin olive oil, PX balsamic and Iberico; burrata with citrus and basil; and ‘Cantabric’ anchovies with piquillo peppers. The ‘off the plancha’ section of the menu has not only steaks such as Angus hanger steak with chimichurri and bullhorn pepper, but also spiced lamb skewers with goats curd and pickled cucumber; and octopus with charred eggplant and tahini. Larger plates include a Cez salad with chicken or prawns, and a lasagnetta with white osso bucco ragu and gremolata. Dessert includes a wattleseed ricotta cannoli; and charred pineapple, coconut sorbet, cacao and tepache – perfect for a Bondi summer.

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The Lola’s Level 1 drinks program has a strong cocktail focus, showcasing Australian craft spirits, and with inventive spins on classic cocktails including Rosita, two types of Martini’s and a Bloody Mary. The wine list, which includes more than 20 wines by the glass, has a focus on artisanal producers from the Mediterranean, as well as wines from Australian regions. 

Another great restaurant with a view I need to visit asap! 

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