Clean, green Vietnamese cuisine is matched by a clean-lined and vibrant dining space at Bon Bistro, a very fresh new face in Sydney, found down Broadway. Focusing on balanced dishes that pay their respects to the delicacy and balance that’s typical of the best Vietnamese dishes, Bon Bistro offers everything from summer rolls to brilliantly brothed pho to classic Luang Prabang baguettes, showcasing the French Indochine collision with indigenous traditions. With the ultimate Ultimo location, it’s a safe bet that Bon Bistro will be descended upon in a pincer movement by Uni students and city walkers and strollers alike – be sure to book for a chance to experience the best of Bon Bistro!
Come lunchtime, Bon Bistro is beset by express lunchtimers looking for the hallowed Vietnamese baguette. These ultra-satisfying sandwiches take the classic bread of France and fill it with grilled pork or roasted chicken, with fish sauce to dip and, generously, the house soup of the day. Similarly, summer in Sydney is hardly complete without Vietnamese salads (roasted duck, beef or chicken) and summer rolls, and Bon Bistro do the honours admirably when it comes to the latter, served complete with a house-made bean sauce. But this is a mere preamble to that this Ultimo eatery can do.
Naturally, the list of noodle dishes at Bon Bistro’s Broadway restaurant is headed up by pho, perhaps the global ambassador for Vietnamese cuisine. Connoisseurs are always scouting Sydney for the best pho, and aren’t likely to turn their noses up at this example. The claypot glass vermicelli and prawns is another highlight here, as is the claypot chicken rice that comes with a killer combo of mushrooms, prawn, bamboo shoots and a special ginger-infused fish sauce, plus the soup of the day. A good handful of vegetarian dishes rounds out the offering next to some traditional Vietnamese dishes like the savoury pancakes and more minimal, rustic dishes, making this Southeast Asian restaurant in Ultimo a comprehensive option at this end of the city.
I needed somewhere near Broadway Sydney for a special but relaxed dinner for 6 people where we could have a good conversation. Bon Bistro was just right. Quiet enough for conversation. Food was very good, very fresh ingredients. Service was friendly. I would take friends there again.
The atmosphere is great, the food is excellent and the staff friendly. All around it is a great value for money dining experience. We will definitely visit again.
Good atmosphere with quiet Viatnamese style restaurant, but the food is average, and the chicken egg noodles is the best dish in the restaurant, and the staff is very nice!