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Swell Restaurant - CLOSED

465 Bronte Rd, Bronte, Waverley, New South Wales 2024, Australia
+61 2 9386 5666
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
7 Dec 2014
“Swell cafe in Bronte closes”
20 Nov 2014
“Good food poor service”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
465 Bronte Rd, Bronte, Waverley, New South Wales 2024, Australia
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Reviewed 8 December 2014

Landmark Bronte restaurant-cafe Swell has shut, its closure following hot on the heels of the departure of its restaurant sibling, Bronte Cucina next door, which impressed enough to be listed in the latest SMH Good Food Guide. Owner Sandy Bruns says she pulled the pin...More

1  Thank randwick14
Reviewed 21 November 2014

Will not go back as the service was really poor waited too long to be served seems the staff could care less about their customers

Thank Will L
SandyBronte, Owner at Swell Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2014

Hi, I don't know if and when you dined at Swell, but it has been closed for some weeks. Maybe it wasn't our restaurant?

Reviewed 15 September 2014

This beautiful spot couldn't get much better and you wont find more friendly staff and prompt staff at any sea side eastern suburbs restaurant. The sashimi salad is excellent and will leave you asking the chef for the secret recipe. Staff seem to cater to...More

Thank 32Jules
Reviewed 7 September 2014

We dined on Father's Day- arrived before midday hoping for brunch and the breakfast menu had already finished which was disappointing. Took ages to have our orders taken and the waitstaff were not overly friendly. The staff were dragging tables and chairs around, scraping them...More

Thank r_charliie
Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

It is difficult if you live 18000 km away to find the right place by chance. It is even more difficult if it is a restaurant and you are italian! Great cousine, great service. A very nice place.

Thank Garmindo
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Sandy you are true foodie.You didn't know I was there. Love always Gordon Aitkenhead. gaitkenhead3 @gmail.com

1  Thank byosac59
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We have been going to Swell for years but now we have moved to Bronte we are there pretty much every week. There are many restaurants along Bronte which we could choose, but we go to Swell because we are made to feel at home...More

Thank renf70
Reviewed 26 May 2014

I love this cafe and go to swell a couple of times a week. It's the people that make this place so inviting. The team at swell are a delightful bunch of people that are always willing to go out of their way to give...More

Thank GDuffy88
Reviewed 22 May 2014

We were regulars to Swell up until today. Food has always been very good and we've overlooked the fact that service has always been horrible...particularly from the owner! However today the service went to a new low- eye rolling whenever we asked for something (cutlery...More

Thank Chrissie H
SandyBronte, Owner at Swell Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2014

I am the owner, responding to defend my restaurant and staff. Karen, the long time manager of Swell, is often mistaken for being the owner because of how much she cares, and how hard she tries to please everyone. She remembers your table well. She...More

Reviewed 20 March 2014 via mobile

I'm not sure who is hiding in the kitchen producing these extraordinary meals, but I would like to thank them. I've had two meals at Swell recently and both were outstanding. I've had the tuna Niçoise salad and a grilled salmon special. Absolute perfection. A...More

1  Thank greenrock7
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 465 Bronte Rd, Bronte, Waverley, New South Wales 2024, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Waverley  >  Bronte
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9386 5666
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Swell Restaurant is one of Sydney's most popular brunch and lunch destinations, overlooking beautiful Bronte Beach.
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