Marks Park, Bondi
I’m a bit of a foodie.
I may or may not have a tumblr URL reserved for the day I start an actual food blog, I may or may not have taken unsuspecting friends to “cute little places” I’ve actually never visited before, and my inner gastronome may or may not have egged me on to brave the 30-minute wait for food at The Grounds of Alexandria‘s Bondi outpost at Sculpture by the Sea on Sunday – dragging along with it everyone accompanying me, of course.
But if it was the foodie inside me that urged me to try this Alexandria staple, well, I should go with my gut more often. Between us, we ordered a lamb salad (quite sweet, but nonetheless refreshing) two burgers (which I could barely so much as look at before they were eaten up) and my vegetarian wrap – pure heaven on a plate. I’m not a vegetarian myself, but the combination of falafel, pickled cabbage and pumpkin sealed the deal before I’d even placed my order: and it didn’t disappoint. We also grabbed a mango smoothie, two ginger beers and an apple cider, which all, in their own way, had a little of the unexpected thrown in – like the extra fizzy apple cider or the literal fruit salad attached to my smoothie.
Maybe it’s the big, bold, real ingredients loudly affixed to every food and drink offering from the Grounds, but the whole meal just had a very organic, very summery vibe that went along perfectly with the sculpture exhibition. Catch the Grounds before they relocate back to Alexandria next week (or, you know, visit them in their regular spot): your inner foodie will thank you.