News: Bondi Grill open at Bella Terra in Huntington Beach
Bondi Grill House opens its first U.S. location on April 25
Excerpt from Press Release – I have yet to visit Bondi Gril. If you visited, let me know about your visit.
Huntington Beach, CA, April 22, 2014 – Straight from the surf capital of one country to another, Bondi Grill House will open its first U.S. location at Bella Terra in Huntington Beach on April 25. Named after the famed surf spot in Australia where sister restaurants operate under the name Hurricane’s Grill, Bondi Grill House will occupy 3,500 square feet with a spacious patio, natural stone, brick walls, unfinished wood tables, and other organic elements. A second and larger location is already planned for The Market Place in Tustin, which is slated to open by the holidays.
Bondi Grill House specializes in its signature Bondisaurus Pork Ribs, 3 lbs of free range, all natural, lean pork ribs that are basted in a house made, proprietary sauce and cooked at 825 degrees for a perfect sear. Bondi is the first restaurant to serve these Australian ribs in North America.
Bondi also serves flame-grilled steaks, chicken, burgers and more, which are served in generous portions and made with the same sauce and cooking method. Bondi uses only the freshest ingredients, insisting on the very best premium quality steaks, beef and pork ribs, chicken and seafood.
“We are thrilled to bring the Bondi Grill House concept here to North America,” said co-owner Peter Hough. “It’s our high quality meats, secret sauce and unique grilling method that set Bondi apart from other restaurants. We look forward to welcoming Orange County residents and visitors alike to our Bella Terra location, and later this year, at The Market Place.”
In addition to the Bondisaurus Pork Ribs, other signature items include Boerewors, a house-made traditional South African sausage served with Monkey Gland sauce (a tangy barbecue sauce with dried apricots, traditionally served with meat in South Africa); Lamb Burger (half pound of grass-fed lamb with sundried tomatoes, feta, red onion, lettuce, tomato, pickle and tzatziki); Steak Roll (filet mignon served on an artisan bun, organic wild baby arugula, caramelized onions and peri mayo sauce); and Portuguese Chicken (Mary’s free range, antibiotic free chicken, chargrilled and basted in Bondi’s own peri peri sauce, served butterflied.)
Starters will include Salt & Pepper Calamari, lightly coated then flash fried and served with Greek tzatziki sauce and lemon; Peri Peri Prawns, sautéed with butter and peri peri sauce (spicy Portuguese sauce); Roasted Artichokes served with tzatziki sauce, and other selections.
The restaurant also has an array of fresh tossed salads, including the Spinach & Strawberry Salad with fresh goat cheese, spiced candied almonds and poppyseed dressing, and the Arugula, Orange and Beet Salad with wild organic arugula, red beets, orange segments, goat cheese, spiced candied almonds and organic quinoa. Bondi has numerous other gluten free options, which are noted on the menu.
Meals can end on a sweet note with Bondi’s signature Sticky Date Pudding, a traditional Australian dessert of cake with California dates, served warm with vanilla ice cream and salted caramel sauce. Other dessert choices include a Chocolate Molten Lava Cake, a Fresh Seasonal Fruit Tart, and more than a dozen milk shakes such as S’mores, Spiced Chocolate Candied Almond, Chipotle Pineapple, Tiramisu and others.
A bar menu of craft beer and California and Australian wines will be offered, along with fresh squeezed house-made Lemonade, Rosemary Watermelon Lemonade and Lavender Hibiscus Lemonade.
Bondi Grill House will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. The restaurant will have a children’s menu as well as offer take-out and catering. Bondi Grill House is located across from The Cheesecake Factory in Bella Terra shopping center, at 7821 Edinger Ave., Suite 110, in Huntington Beach. Self parking is available, as well as an adjacent valet for only $5. For more information, please call (714) 893-3565 or visit www.BondiGrillHouse.com. Reservations can also be made online at www.SeatMe.com.