FOOD, Food reviews, Romantic dates, Uncategorized ICEBERGS DINING ROOM & BAR 17 October 2007


Icebergs Dining Room & Bar
1 Notts Ave
Bondi Beach, NSW 2026
$$$$$

The last time I went to Icebergs Dining Room & Bar, it was with the Google guys for Christmas and also my first time there. The restaurant blew me away with the divine food, the spectacular views, and the impeccable service. I’ve never forgotten it and always yearned to go back.. but since it’s so friggin’ $$$ and super fine-dining, obviously I’ve never had the chance/occasion to. Until now, hee 😛 Chris asked me out for a dinner there and I was surprised because the restaurant was so different at night – it’s a lot moodier and darker, with a really lush, decadent ambiance.

Since we arrived early, we had a drink at their Cocktail lounge.. where I discovered the utmost best Pinot Noir I have ever tasted, but of course, I’ve forgotten the name 😉 Then we adjourned to a table right by the glass window overlooking the water. Soooooo pretty! And the food? Top-notch, as expected. Icebergs just never fail to deliver – and we were delighted that they still had the Soft-shelled prawns fried whole with aioli and lemon. I’d had it the last time and was totally addicted 😉 They’re perfectly cooked, crispy on the outside but sweet on the inside. It’s perfection. And I swear they gave us a larger serving since we said we were sharing?

I opted for the Ox Fillet (aged 30 days, 250 days grain-fed Angus beef) – char grilled, sliced served with 10 yr old balsamic, bone marrow roasted with garlic, lemon, butter for my main dish. It easily makes it to the very top of my list as the best steak I’ve had. Sure, it’s ludicrously expensive, but worth every cent IMHO! The meat is tender and packed with flavour, with the perfect bite and texture.

Chris had some Duck ragout pasta. OKay, when the waitress read it out, it sounded way fancier/nicer than that.. but I really can’t remember it 😛 I loved how the pasta was handmade and silky smooth, and the duck was really tender and melty. Only downfall is that it should have come in a larger serve 😉

Dessert was a shared Affogatto: vanilla ice cream, espresso, liquer, fine grated chocolate and coffee. Served in a tall, delicate glass, it was fun watching the waiter grate the chocolate at our table. The dessert was rich, but off-set with the sharp contrast of the espresso poured hot over the ice cream. Mmmmm….

Was a lovely night 🙂


Sourdough bread with Kallis organic olive oil

Soft-shelled prawns fried whole with aioli and lemon

Ox Fillet (aged 30 days, 250 days grain-fed Angus beef) – char grilled,
sliced served with 10 yr old balsamic, bone marrow roasted with garlic, lemon, butter

‘Lil Miss Greedy Guts

Affogatto: vanilla ice cream, espresso, liquer, fine grated chocolate and coffee


64 Comments

  • tiffanyx posted on October 17, 2007 at 1:06 pm

    the bone marrow thingy looks interesting.

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    • beverly posted on October 17, 2007 at 9:57 pm

      Yeah first time i’ve had it served to me..
      Get well soon!

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      • tiffanyx posted on October 18, 2007 at 3:17 am

        heh, thanks bev! 🙂

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  • thefragrantelf posted on October 17, 2007 at 1:12 pm

    Oh. Wow. That all looks deLIGHTful!!! Am drooling over everything, even though I already stuffed my face this evening. 😕

    And it looks like you had a wonderful night! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on October 17, 2007 at 9:58 pm

      It was soooo nice, i reckon you and Matt should go there to celebrate a bday or something! 🙂

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  • toastburnt posted on October 17, 2007 at 2:24 pm

    Looks really awesome!! And bone marrow, heh. That’s certainly not a dish you see everyday!

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    • beverly posted on October 17, 2007 at 9:59 pm

      Yeah I was pretty surprsied to see it so big too, haha

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  • starbucksweetie posted on October 17, 2007 at 4:36 pm

    I love fancy restaurants, I’m glad you had a good time.

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    • beverly posted on October 17, 2007 at 9:59 pm

      it’s absolutely gorgeous but I don’t think I’ll make a habit of it 😉

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  • mimo_zza posted on October 17, 2007 at 6:28 pm

    i have just returned from step-aerobics but after seing your post I want to eat!! it is not fair!!

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    • beverly posted on October 17, 2007 at 10:03 pm

      Hehe at least you were healthy! I must hit the gym more often.. :X

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  • blueeyezz posted on October 17, 2007 at 7:00 pm

    mmm….i don’t know who could EVER hate beef. that looks incredible!

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    • beverly posted on October 17, 2007 at 10:08 pm

      I totally agree! a juicy tender steak is all I need…

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  • axl12 posted on October 17, 2007 at 7:17 pm

    the bone marrow looks very yummy!

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    • beverly posted on October 17, 2007 at 10:08 pm

      I wasn’t a huge fan heh, a bit too weird for me!

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  • tiffanyx posted on October 17, 2007 at 1:06 pm

    the bone marrow thingy looks interesting.

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    • beverly posted on October 17, 2007 at 9:57 pm

      Yeah first time i’ve had it served to me..
      Get well soon!

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      • tiffanyx posted on October 18, 2007 at 3:17 am

        heh, thanks bev! 🙂

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  • thefragrantelf posted on October 17, 2007 at 1:12 pm

    Oh. Wow. That all looks deLIGHTful!!! Am drooling over everything, even though I already stuffed my face this evening. 😕

    And it looks like you had a wonderful night! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on October 17, 2007 at 9:58 pm

      It was soooo nice, i reckon you and Matt should go there to celebrate a bday or something! 🙂

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  • ptechnix posted on October 17, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    Don’t think you’re actually meant to eat the “bone marrow”. I think it’s a club in disguise, allowing you to thump your date into submission and make a quick escape if it all seems to be going downhill.

    Bone marrow my ass, that’s a weapon right there.

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    • beverly posted on October 17, 2007 at 10:32 pm

      *rofl* quite likely. Not keen on eating it anyway. it’s soooo wierd

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  • axl12 posted on October 17, 2007 at 10:20 pm

    $44 for a steak, ftw

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    • beverly posted on October 17, 2007 at 10:35 pm

      .. and that was for just the steak with no extras like mash or whatever!

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  • toastburnt posted on October 17, 2007 at 2:24 pm

    Looks really awesome!! And bone marrow, heh. That’s certainly not a dish you see everyday!

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    • beverly posted on October 17, 2007 at 9:59 pm

      Yeah I was pretty surprsied to see it so big too, haha

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  • starbucksweetie posted on October 17, 2007 at 4:36 pm

    I love fancy restaurants, I’m glad you had a good time.

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    • beverly posted on October 17, 2007 at 9:59 pm

      it’s absolutely gorgeous but I don’t think I’ll make a habit of it 😉

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  • liverella posted on October 18, 2007 at 12:41 am

    Ohhhh all the food looks yummy but I do agree bone marrow is not for everyone even though I love it lol..

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    • beverly posted on October 20, 2007 at 1:35 am

      I’ve never had it before, and didn’t try it.. it was too scary for me 😛

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  • pei posted on October 18, 2007 at 12:49 am

    that’s a DATE shirt and a DATE restaurant! when are you gonna spill the beans Bev…c’mon 😉

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    • pei posted on October 18, 2007 at 12:49 am

      i meant DATE top…really really cute btw!

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    • alyria posted on October 18, 2007 at 3:15 am

      You just said it all for me!

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      • beverly posted on October 20, 2007 at 1:35 am

        Haha! Well maybe one day, you sticky beaks 😛

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  • mimo_zza posted on October 17, 2007 at 6:28 pm

    i have just returned from step-aerobics but after seing your post I want to eat!! it is not fair!!

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    • beverly posted on October 17, 2007 at 10:03 pm

      Hehe at least you were healthy! I must hit the gym more often.. :X

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  • blueeyezz posted on October 17, 2007 at 7:00 pm

    mmm….i don’t know who could EVER hate beef. that looks incredible!

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    • beverly posted on October 17, 2007 at 10:08 pm

      I totally agree! a juicy tender steak is all I need…

      Reply
  • axl12 posted on October 17, 2007 at 7:17 pm

    the bone marrow looks very yummy!

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    • beverly posted on October 17, 2007 at 10:08 pm

      I wasn’t a huge fan heh, a bit too weird for me!

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  • alongcameaspydr posted on October 18, 2007 at 3:59 am

    WOW those prawns look SO good!

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    • beverly posted on October 20, 2007 at 1:36 am

      they’re totally excellent.. i wish more place would serve it!

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  • ptechnix posted on October 17, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    Don’t think you’re actually meant to eat the “bone marrow”. I think it’s a club in disguise, allowing you to thump your date into submission and make a quick escape if it all seems to be going downhill.

    Bone marrow my ass, that’s a weapon right there.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on October 17, 2007 at 10:32 pm

      *rofl* quite likely. Not keen on eating it anyway. it’s soooo wierd

      Reply
  • axl12 posted on October 17, 2007 at 10:20 pm

    $44 for a steak, ftw

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    • beverly posted on October 17, 2007 at 10:35 pm

      .. and that was for just the steak with no extras like mash or whatever!

      Reply
  • liverella posted on October 18, 2007 at 12:41 am

    Ohhhh all the food looks yummy but I do agree bone marrow is not for everyone even though I love it lol..

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    • beverly posted on October 20, 2007 at 1:35 am

      I’ve never had it before, and didn’t try it.. it was too scary for me 😛

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  • pei posted on October 18, 2007 at 12:49 am

    that’s a DATE shirt and a DATE restaurant! when are you gonna spill the beans Bev…c’mon 😉

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    • pei posted on October 18, 2007 at 12:49 am

      i meant DATE top…really really cute btw!

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    • alyria posted on October 18, 2007 at 3:15 am

      You just said it all for me!

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      • beverly posted on October 20, 2007 at 1:35 am

        Haha! Well maybe one day, you sticky beaks 😛

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  • alongcameaspydr posted on October 18, 2007 at 3:59 am

    WOW those prawns look SO good!

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    • beverly posted on October 20, 2007 at 1:36 am

      they’re totally excellent.. i wish more place would serve it!

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  • madmoneymonkey posted on October 18, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    I was wondering who the faceless date was! Then I read the post! Haha. Dinner looked superb!

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    • beverly posted on October 20, 2007 at 1:37 am

      Hehe it was my invisible date!

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  • madmoneymonkey posted on October 18, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    I was wondering who the faceless date was! Then I read the post! Haha. Dinner looked superb!

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    • beverly posted on October 20, 2007 at 1:37 am

      Hehe it was my invisible date!

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  • red_hue posted on October 19, 2007 at 8:20 am

    And of course the company made the dinner all the more sweeter hor?! 😛

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    • beverly posted on October 20, 2007 at 1:37 am

      lol maaaaaaaybe…haha!

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  • red_hue posted on October 19, 2007 at 8:20 am

    And of course the company made the dinner all the more sweeter hor?! 😛

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    • beverly posted on October 20, 2007 at 1:37 am

      lol maaaaaaaybe…haha!

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  • beverly posted on October 20, 2007 at 1:38 am

    Awww that is really nice of you to say 🙂

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  • beverly posted on October 20, 2007 at 1:38 am

    Awww that is really nice of you to say 🙂

    Reply
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