Bondi's newest restaurant offering has now officially opened its doors to the public. TruckStop is the latest project for the team behind the popular Sydney food truck, Eat Art Truck. The team held a successful launch last night where over 150 guests sampled head chef Stuart McGill's creations including hand-made gyoza, Gaijin sushi on crispy and soft rice, and sipped sake cocktails from the bar on level one of the Beach Road Hotel, now transformed into an edgy, urban dining space.
Led by McGill, the restaurant serves up a fusion of Japanese-American fare, including southern style blackened snapper, hot smoked pork belly with molasses and sansho glaze and grilled prawns with coddled egg, corn bread and pork floss. McGill uses techniques sharpened in the kitchen of Tetsuya's along with many years working as a chef in Japan. In a creative twist, a dessert of beer and skittles - beer sorbet, frozen skittles and sherbet caps off the fun, casual dining experience. Dishes are recommended to be shared and range between $6 - $22.
Behind the design of the 100-seat venue is Alex Zabotto-Bentley and the AZBcreative team, with over 20 years experience in creating and designing interiors for lifestyle brands. Zabotto-Bentley is always cautious to align the boutique agency with Australia's finest brands, and handpicks unique projects to create unforgettable and engaging experiences. AZBcreative is responsible for the recent interior design success of MasterChef Dining Experience, Jack Daniel's pop up bar, Jack's Hive in Darlinghurst, as well as the restaurant interiors of Lexington at GPO Melbourne and Pink Salt in Double Bay.
The restaurant also features some of the best street artists in Australia, becoming Sydney's first legal -graffiti laneway'. TruckStop is open Wednesday to Sunday.
TruckStop opening hours:
Wednesday to Friday: 6-10pm
Saturday: 12-3pm and 6-10pm
TruckStop: Beach Road Hotel Bondi, Level 1, 71 Beach Road, Bondi Beach