If you’re familiar with the LL Wine and Dine in the Llankelly Place alleyway of Potts Point, then you’ll know that brothers Matt, Chris and Tim Barge have hospitality in the their blood. So it’s exciting to see that they have branched out, opening PaperPlanes in Bondi and adding Phil Capaldi to the team. PaperPlanes is a Japanese-inspired eatery and bar, drawing on influences from Tokyo pop-culture and mixing contemporary Japanese cuisine, cutting edge music and a carefully curated sake, wine and cocktail selection.
The focus here is the multi-sensorial experience for diners of a 10-metre ‘rock, paper, scissors’ bar that includes bartenders, DJs and sushi chefs all working side by side to create an unusual and undoubtedly unique dining experience.
“We grew up in Bondi in a time when it was a destination dining suburb. This notion was lost for a while, but it’s fantastic to be opening PaperPlanes in a time where that focus is coming back. To become part of this new, dynamic community is exciting,” says Matt Barge of the Beach House Complex where PaperPlanes sits alongside MissChu and Sonoma.
Head chef Jin Kung comes to PaperPlanes direct from LL Wine and Dine and the menu includes sake flamed teriyaki chicken, squid ink buckwheat risotto and PaperPlanes gyoza finished with lemon and wasabi foam. It’s a sharp new venture, just like its aluminium origami.
The Beach House Complex
Shop 15/178 Campbell Parade, Bondi
(02) 9356 8393
Mon to Thurs 5pm–12am
Fri & Sat 12pm–12am