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Meet the Chef

Samuel Cole originally from Wollongong, Australia is only 31 years old with a professional career of over 14 years panning over 5 countries and luxury super yachts. Samuel has worked in 3 hat restaurants and 2 michelin star restaurants abroad. Outside the kitchen he has spent 10 years of his life travelling to enjoy food and cultures around the world. The surf and travel loving chef has now returned to his home country Australia to show his experiences in food and culture.

Restaurant menu

Chef’s recommendations Samuel Cole

Scores & Reviews

Excellent
9/10
based on 458 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :9.1/10
Service :9/10
Setting :8.7/10
  1. Carol T.
    • one review
    10/10

    Food at Blanca was so delicious! Everything was amazing! Highly recommended! Lobster, octopus and scallops were the favourite dishes. Would come back again

  2. A A.
    • 258 reviews
    8.25/10

    Great food, really enjoyed everything we ordered - brisket dumplings, ginger oysters, tartare, kingfish sashimi, kimchi croquettes, potatoes, hangar steak, and the soft shell crab bao.

  3. A A.
    • 271 reviews
    7.25/10

    Great drinks menú ! The food items we chose were a little too sweet/rich.

  4. Theresa P.
    • 10 reviews
    9.5/10

    Exquisite food with extraordinary flavours The service and surroundings first quality for this restaurant An excellent choice for a week end dinner

  5. Wayne C.
    • 2 reviews
    8.75/10

    It was lunch on quiet Friday afternoon. The booking warned that we might have to leave after 2 hours but we were there for 4 hours for a long languid lunch with the service timed perfectly. The matching drinks were good & generous. I was with a friend who's under a bit of stress & it was perfect.

  6. Rebecca I.
    • one review
    9.75/10

    Absolutely divine

  7. A A.
    • 254 reviews
    10/10

    Great Japanese food

  8. A A.
    • 279 reviews
    10/10

    Dining at Blanca is always 10/10!

  9. A A.
    • 271 reviews
    9/10

    Beautiful setting, delicious food, a lot of choice on the menu, will be back

  10. Michelle D.
    • one review
    10/10

    Thank you for an absolutely flawless dining experience! Keep doing you’re doing.

  11. Peter D.
    • one review
    9.75/10

    Amazing food and service with a smile

  12. A A.
    • 286 reviews
    10/10

    This is the first ever review I have ever done and have never felt compelled to write a review until now. Every course in the 10 course degustation was unique and delicious, we were quite full by the end. Great selection of drinks as well. Highly recommended.

  13. Simon B.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Great food, thoroughly recommend the tasting menus

  14. Liam D.
    • one review
    9/10

    Did the BLANCA Tasting x7 with my Girlfriend for our One year anniversary. Staff were very friendly Cocktails were great 1st Course - Raw Beef & Sesame Leaf - delicious, complex and unique flavours 2nd - bonito - fascinating flavours, although fishy taste was very enhanced and almost overpowering 3rd - black bun - absolutely incredible. Our favourite. Soft bun, perfectly cooked crab, balance of spice and sauce. Perfection. 4th - octopus - great fusion of Asian and European flavours 5th - mahi mahi and potato's - fish was smothered in miso. Too salty and fishy. Overall flavour balanced with potato. Disappointed by aggressiveness of miso salt. 6th - Pork Ribs - almost identical flavour profile and aggression to mahi mahi. Tough when eaten right after. Crackling and lettuce was incredible. Poor end to the mains. 7th - matcha tea - incredibly unique flavours, very fresh and refreshing. Light and inviting. Overall very happy with the atmosphere and the culinary adventure. The mahi mahi and the pork were very niche flavours and a bit disappointing.

  15. A A.
    • 271 reviews
    8.5/10

    The service was good, the ribs from the 10 course set were slightly overdone though.

  16. A A.
    • 269 reviews
    9.5/10

    Blanca was so great! The food was incredible and the staff were so friendly. Would highly recommend!

  17. A A.
    • 279 reviews
    8.75/10

    Blanca is a little gem in Bondi. Delicious extensive menu and great service from knowledgeable and attentive staff. I am still salivating thinking about the salmon tataki...

  18. LAURENCE W.
    • one review
    9/10

    We chose the ten course degustation menu, which looked excellent and which the staff allowed us to amend if needed (there are also degustation menus with fewer courses, which may be sensible choices if you are not famished). Choosing the ten courses gave the kitchen the opportunity to showcase its full brilliance at sourcing ingredients, deep preparation, sublime presentation and development of flavour. Wonderful food, wonderful meal. The space is warm and welcoming, as are the staff.

  19. Alex E.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing food, always quality.

  20. A A.
    • 253 reviews
    7.75/10

    Overall it was very good !

More information

How to get to the restaurant

Shop UG04, 75-79 Hall Street, Bondi Beach, 2026, Bondi Beach, Australia

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