There's always been a healthy amount of competition between Sydney and Melbourne. Sydney's beachside suburb Bondi, with it's newly established wine bar and tapas scene, is where the latest round of one-upmanship is taking place.
It's kind of ironic really because Bondi's golden sand and bustling mix of locals and tourists getting around the place in their next-to-nothings (making it one of Sydney's most iconic locations) is the last place you'd imagine Sydney competing with Melbourne's reputation as the trendy dining capital of Australia.
But that was before the wine bar scene down near the beach. It's all happening on Friday and Saturday evenings along Bondi Road and Glenayr Avenue. There's a distinctly Melbourne feel to these small and cosy establishments. Indulge in some drink and nibblies while you relax on the footpath or enjoy the candlelit ambience indoors. Have a stroll and take your chances on a free table or if you'd like to be guaranteed a booking give The Flying Squirrel a call on (02) 9130 1033.
For a the flavour of Melbourne but with all the sun and fun of the beach take a look at the new selection of chic wine bars in Bondi.