Monday, Dec. 21, 2009

2. Lunch at Sean's Panaroma

"I wouldn't want to be a tourist restaurant," says Sean Moran, of his beautifully intimate Sean's Panaroma, tel: (61-2) 9365 4924, perched above iconic Bondi Beach. "Lots of people come from overseas, but it still does feel like a neighborhood restaurant." Short on pretension, Panaroma is long on all that matters. Seasonality is paramount: exquisite ingredients (many straight from Moran's own farm) are allowed to shine. The daily, four-course Chef's Choice menu ($85) merely lists chief ingredients — patrons trust Moran implicitly.