Address: 320 Church Street, Parramatta NSW
Tel: (02) 9891 9221
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A recent Friday night meant cousins catch up time for me!
I decided to organise a dinner with my cousins, Rach, TheAviator, Shaniqua and her husband Benjasingha. MC also came along.
Sadly my bro Wicko and some of my other cousins were unable to make it but “next time”, they assured us!
We decided to check out Bondi Pizza and after discovering that roads were closed on Church Street, we parked at Westfields Parramatta and walked over.
The atmosphere in Parramatta is usually quite busy on Friday nights but due to Parramasala being on, it was a little quieter in Church Street as most people were down at the Park.
At Bondi Pizza, we were able to get a table for 6 in the outside seating area, despite not having a reservation. We were pretty pleased with ourselves and even though we would have preferred a seat inside, we were not prepared to wait the 25 minutes for it!
Front of the restaurant from outside
Service was fantastic. Our waitress was helpful, friendly, polite, and funny. She was really nice and made us all feel comfortable and looked after. She was also very efficient and quickly brought out food and cleared plates when we were done.
My grapefruit juice and MC’s apple cider
MC and I decided to share a couple of side dishes along with a pizza as I was not really hungry (having had sausage rolls and pies for afternoon tea at work!).
MC chose the Chilli Prawn Pizza. I was pleased with his choice as I am a seafood lover (prawn in particular), and also love a kick of chilli.
I was also pretty impressed that he chose the chilli prawn option, as he was never a big fan of chilli previously. I like to think that this shows that my influence is having a positive effect on his food choices, making him branch out and eat things he would never have had before! :p
The pizza itself had a delicious soft yet crisp base, and a lovely spicy sauce.
It contained, prawns, basil, roma tomatoes, roasted capsicum and pesto with a chilli sauce (probably more like a chilli oil). The pesto added some saltiness and colour, but was a little unnecessary as there was already plenty of sauce and oil.
I would have liked to see whole prawns instead of pieces of prawn, and also some fresh herbs and a wedge of lemon on top. Otherwise, it was a pretty tasty pizza.
Chilli Prawn Pizza, $25.95
We also got a side of Garlic Bread, which came as two halves of a large roll, drenched in garlic butter and sprinkled with fresh herbs.
This was a delicious side which we both enjoyed, although we could only manage one half between the two of us as we were so full.
For an extra $1.50 you can order the Garlic Bread with Cheese as well!
Garlic Bread, $4.95
Finally, I ordered a Rocket, Pear and Parmesan Salad.
As I wasn’t too hungry, I wanted a light and fresh salad to break up the pizza and garlic bread.
While the pear and rocket was delicious and fresh, there was a lot of parmesan which counteracted that! That said, it was good to see a generous portion of parmesan, plenty of pears and fresh rocket.
Rocket, pear and parmesan salad, $11.95
The food was pretty good, especially that soft pizza base which was crisp at the bottom.
Service was fast, friendly, efficient and enjoyable- our waitress was definitely the star of the show.
The atmosphere in Parramatta on a Friday night is pretty good and there are plenty of places to go to for dessert or drinks afterwards, so it is a good spot for a laid back night out.
We visited Yogurberry for Rach’s first fro-yo experience. My prediction? This girl is going to be a regular!
I would rate my experience (out of 10):
- Service- 8.75
- Food- 7.75
- Ambience- 7
- Value – 7