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“Not bad” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Bondi Courthouse
Cuisines: Australian
Neighborhood: Bondi Beach
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Bondi Beach
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not bad”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

A quick bite right across from the beach for lunch. Good sized snacks to share. Delicious chai latte. Sunny (glass roofs) with character but inside so out of the chilly autumn wind.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Terri M
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7 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
“worst place I've ever been”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

I was visiting Sydney and decided to swim on Bondi on the only day that was hot (it had been rainy ever since I landed at Sydney).
The Courthouse looked very nice from the outside and inside. we ordered 2 burgers and fresh juice. We were waiting for 20 minutes to get our juice with foam half of the glass and weird taste of other fruits that are not supposed to be there. Mine tasted like ginger, even though it was Berry blast and I have allergy on it.. We had to return them. Another 20 minutes got us to the point where couple were saying "the worst place I've ever been" on their way out. we ask for waitress how long more to wait, and she said 2 min. we waited another 10 minutes which makes 50 min in total for 2 burgers. IT'S BIZARRE!
We decided to leave and get our money back, Manager was rude and said that we have to pay for juices that we returned. Then he said that we have to go to McDonalds and some other rude things.

WORST PLACE EVER, NO NEED EVEN TO WAIT FOR THE FOOD AS YOU WON"T EVEN ENJOY after SUCH AN ATTITUDE.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank RT892013
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Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
191 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Cheap & Cheerful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013

Courthouse is a surprisingly cheap find in Bondi. The meals are reasonably priced but the servings match the prices. It is a little bit dingey but can be a welcomed change to polished, shiny surfaces everywhere else on the Bondi strip.

They have cheap drinks, with Saillor Jerry and dry only $8 which was a nice surprise.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank ShirleyShopper49
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Level Contributor
72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Avoid this place.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

From the outside the restaurant looks like it's down a nice little chic alleyway. However once you step inside you realise that it's a bar with food. If you want to sit inside, the music is blaring and people are playing pool. If you sit outside people are smoking even though it's an enclosed area. The service wasn't exactly great; the bartender told us there was no lager available, then proceeded to list the available Ales, then actually served me lager. The food came as soon as it was ready, so as a table of 6 the first to get their meals had finished before the others got theirs. I ordered ribs which were dry and proved difficult to get the meat off, although the others had pizzas, steak and schnitzel which they enjoyed.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Temps4
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Wollongong, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Brilliant place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

It's a lovely building - tonnes of character.
It's directly opposite the beach and bus stops, so no need to walk too far.
The service is absolutely lovely, and the food is fantastic at a really good price.
They did serve me the wrong kind of coffee (it had hazelnut syrup, which I didn't order) but it was the best hazelnut coffee I've ever had so all was forgiven.

Visited September 2013
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