Lola’s Level 1

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Level 1
180-186 Campbell Parade
Bondi Beach, 2026 NSW
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Opening Hours

SUN 12:00pm - 10:00pm
MON 12:00pm - 10:00pm
TUE 12:00pm - 10:00pm
WED 12:00pm - 10:00pm
THU 12:00pm - 10:00pm
FRI 12:00pm - 10:00pm
SAT 12:00pm - 10:00pm

The Details

Cuisine
  • Mediterranean
Need to Know
  • Great for Dates
  • Love the View
Serving
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
In the mood for
  • Cocktails
  • Wine

Arched mirrors and a teal-coloured wall in the dining room at Lola's Level One restaurant in Bondi.

The newest member on the Bondi restaurant scene—and one of the hottest new restaurant openings of 2021—is Lola’s Level 1. It's the latest venue from co-owners Marco Ambrosino (Fratelli Paradiso, 10 William Street) and Manny Spinola (Pacific Hospitality Group), so you know you're in for a real treat here. 

The venue has introduced itself with a Mediterranean-inspired menu that offers flavours from Italy, Spain, and Greece. Not bad when you’re also a stone’s throw from sparkly Bondi Beach.

The menu is designed to share and divided by oysters, small plates, off the plancha, larger plates, and desserts. So naturally, you should kick off with oysters shucked at the bar served natural or with vermouth granita. Then pick from small plates like Pioik sourdough and PX Balsamic 25yo, creamy burrata with citrus and basil, or "Cantabric" anchovies with piquillo peppers, before moving onto Angus hanger steak with chimichurri and bullhorn pepper and a lasagnetta with white osso bucco ragu and gremolata.

For dessert, it's wattleseed ricotta cannoli or a divine safron mascarpone semifreddo served in the shape of an ice cream. 

"Lola’s is all about fun," says  Ambrosino. "We want Lola’s to be approachable—a place where you can drop in for a drink and some oysters; a place for a dinner with the family; or a long lunch on the balcony overlooking Bondi. 

As for the drinks, Lola's is a spot to sip your way through a slick edit of cocktails that showcase Australian craft spirits. Try the Rosita, which is a tribute to Gary Regan's Bartender's Bible, and is a sort of tequila Negroni with tequila, Campari, extra dry vermouth, sweet vermouth. Wines focus on artisanal producers from the Mediterranean—or you can get in a Barcelona mood with crisp Estrella Damm on tap. 

Image credit: Nikki To