New writer Ryan Kennedy headed beachside to get you the lowdown on another Ribs & Burgers venue...
Few things can encourage a diner to messy excess more than a prominently featured hand-washing station, and, at Bondi’s Ribs and Burgers, it holds pride of place.
It’s a good thing that it does, as it is pretty much impossible to tuck into their trademark Pork Ribs ($29) and not end up covered in sticky-sweet barbecue sauce.
But why stop there? Equally slide-off-the-bone tender, are the enormous Beef Ribs ($27), and herb and lemon marinated Lamb Ribs ($24). As the name suggests, ribs are but one part of the experience. The burgers here come with your choice of protein—beef, chicken, lamb, salmon—and an array of topping options.
The Wagyu Burger ($18) is a treat; well charred, sauced, and freshened up with salad.
Harmonising perfectly against the rich meats on offer is the Cabbage Salad ($6), piquant with green apples and herbs, and resonant with roasted pine nuts.
And of course you can’t have a burger without Ribs and Burgers’ Famous Chips ($4-9), which are everything you could want from a crispy fried potato, or Onion Rings ($5)—and why not wash 'em down with a Thickshake ($6)?
With generous portions and the infrastructure to deal with mess, it is hard to resist channelling your inner Flintstone.
Ribs & Burgers
79/61-67 Hall Street, Bondi Beach
Ph: (02) 9130 4887