(02) 9264 1929
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Average Meal Price
$44 - based on one entree & main course only
No of Seats 60
Mon to Wed 7am - 9pm
Thu to Sat 7am - 10pm
Sun 7am - 3pm
Bona fides restaurant deals with only the freshest produces available and the finest ingredients to combine and achieve a perfect dish every time. The NEW lane way garden courtyard is the first of City of Sydney upgrade projects (the closing of lane ways for outdoor space) being introduced by local council in a Melbourne style cafe environment.
Food 8 Ambience 7 Service 8 Value 7
To Bona Fides,
I would like to thank you, on behalf of the ladies of The Genesian Theatre, for your generous contribution to our Girls' Night In. We had a great night, food was fantastic and were able to raise money and awareness for the Cancer Council. We could not have done this without your donations. I look forward to seeing you, the next time I dine at Bona Fides.
Nov 19, 2013
3.3 Below Average
Food 4 Ambience 5 Service 3 Value 1
I ordered takeaway from this restaurant on a weeknight. The meal was average, great decor and ambience when we ordered, but it was really bad value - actually allow me to rephrase, it was more like daylight robbery.
I ordered the Grilled Chicken which was $25. The serving size was absolutely appalling, there were three small pieces of chicken. See attached photo - meal was photographed as I received it (untouched). I have never to date experienced such poor value.
I mean bro, does he think anyone is going to feel full after eating that meal. Maybe the chef had issues, but not many if any people at all would agree that's acceptable. This place used to serve larger serving sizes but seems to have changed under new management.
However, the Greek owner was a nice bloke and we had a chat, so if you feel like a chat instead of a meal, this is the place to go. He did offer me a large bottle of sparkling water when I ordered a small, so that was quite nice of him. Thanks!
Oct 09, 2013
1 of 1 reader found the following review helpful
Food 8 Ambience 7 Service 8 Value 8
Thank to Bona Fides Restaurant staff who served our group from St. Paul's Catholic Tennis Club on Friday night last 6th September. We also wish to thank for arranging the menu and organising the night. The food was voted by all who attended delicious and the service was excellent - nothing was too much trouble, and the two staff were very courteous and efficient. All of this at a very reasonable cost. We look forward to dining again at your restaurant on Friday 20th September with another group. Thanks again.
(Social Secretary - St. Paul's Catholic Tennis Club)
Sep 11, 2013
Food 4 Ambience 8 Service 9 Value 6
Went there on a friday night with a voucher for two. Had Halloumi bruschetta and stuffed eggplant, fish and steak of the day. Everything was very average. Ok on a voucher but would not pay full price for this.
Jul 05, 2013
Food 8 Ambience 7 Service 7 Value 7
Wow this is the best meal I have had for years. We used a voucher, however, this won't influence our next visit. This place had wonderful. Wonderfully presented and felt very rich. We got a few wine from being near the door but that is the only negative.
The service was excellent and the waiters courteous, knowledgeable and efficient. For entree, duck to start was wonderful; however, I was very envious of my partner’s, roasted eggplant, quite wonderful.What a wonderful l piece of meat. So wonderfully cooked scotch fillet and jus to die for. The accompanying, fluffy mashed potato and something which has now gone to the back of my mind.
$59 for 2 which was great value considering the immense size. There was no way we were going to have dessert; however, they brought around a tray, how evil. I had tiramisu and my partner the pear c .brawn. This place is most definitely worth a visit
P.S If you're looking for a place to eat before the show, consider Bona Fides - 5 minutes walk from the Genesian Theatre.
Apr 29, 2013
8.8 Highly Recommended
Food 10 Ambience 8 Service 9 Value 8
It must have been the weekend for service. Great service from really friendly people. The coffee was excellent. I drink long blacks without sugar so if it's horrible there is nothing to mask it. Go the barista! The juices were fresh and tasted great and the food was good. A great hollandaise sauce on the eggs. Quite happy. We just bought three discount Dinner vouchers for this place. Am I happy about that or what!
Apr 19, 2013
1 of 1 reader found the following review helpful
8.3 Highly Recommended
Food 8 Ambience 8 Service 8 Value 9
Had lunch with some friends here last weekend and couldn't fault it. Food was superb, fantastic service and really pleasant atmosphere. The staff were happy for us to order off both the breakfast and lunch menu (at 1pm) so everyone was happy. Beautifully out side interior that makes you feel like you're in Italy. Highly recommend it.
Mar 26, 2013
0 of 5 readers found the following review helpful
4.3 Below Average
Food 2 Ambience 6 Service 7 Value 2
Sorry for the slightly harsh review, but here goes! Bona Fides is a cafe that serves reasonable food, well maybe other than our dishes!
My entree of Halloumi Bruschetta was a pleasant dish and also made us excited for the mains. I decided on the Crispy Fish... Bad decision :(
The batter was so overpowering it reminded me of a bad KFC! Obviously the flavour of the fish was non existent due to this. After a couple of glasses of wine, we chose to skip desert and settle the bill.
We used a groupon voucher and after looking at the menu realised there actually wasn't any saving! Probably why our extra wines were free of charge. We won't be returning.
Mar 19, 2013
2 of 2 readers found the following review helpful
Food 8 Ambience 7 Service 9 Value 8
Thank you Bona Fides Cafe. We had a good time and delicious food in your café using our voucher (3 course meal for 2).
The foods were very fresh in our dishes. For entrée, we had crispy skin duck. It was slightly more salty than my standard, but tasty. With main dish, I really loved my grilled fish. Frankly, when I ordered it, I was worried of getting an imported barramundi fillet, but when eating it, I was satisfied to assure its freshness and lovely taste.
My husband’s risotto was nice as well. The table next to us was also happy with their steak and we heard their praise for the best fresh mushroom sauce. I thought myself to remember this steak and sauce for the next time visiting here. Thank you also for your generosity to give us a free coffee after the desserts, though it was not offered in the voucher.
I already recommended your café to friends and colleagues and will continue to support you with this food standard.
Mar 07, 2013
4 of 5 readers found the following review helpful
9 Highly Recommended
Food 10 Ambience 8 Service 10 Value 8
My second time going to this place with a voucher deal and the service is just amazing. The food was so good and when I left to go I wanted to buy an extra take away cup of their freshy squeezed apple juice and the owner/manager didn't charge me for it and he was so nice about it. Did not discriminate that I used a voucher to dine there and was so lovely. I would come back to eat at this place again not only for the food and service but this is the type of management that you hardly get to see these days. It was very nice experience and a great place to take your family or partner.
Oct 16, 2012