Bill Granger opens Bills Bondi, but abandons Bronte Sydney home base

Bill Granger opens Bills Bondi, but abandons Bronte Sydney home base
Bill Granger opens Bills Bondi, but abandons Bronte Sydney home base

With $3.3 million plus expectations, the celebrity chef Bill Granger and his wife Natalie Elliott have listed their Bronte house.

The Californian bungalow last traded in April 2008 for $2.88 million when it was bought from Genevieve and David Waldie, managing director and founder of telco carrier Frontier Networks.

The couple and their three daughters Edie, Ines and Bunny live now in London, and reportedly expect to eventually return to Sydney.

Pauline Goodyer, of Goodyer Real Estate, has the November 1 auction Yanko Avenue offering.

The four-bedroom, two level house features an open-plan living and kitchen area that overlooks a north-facing garden. 

It was available for rent most recently at $2,300 a week, first coming onto the market in 2012 at $2000 a week.

The 590 square metre block, is a short walk to the sand, surf and the buzzing beachfront cafes of Bronte.

Of course Bills Bondi at 79 Hall Street, Bondi is the recent new addition to his stable of restaurants around the world.

About $60 for two for breakfast has been the review guidance.

Good Food's Terry Durack noted it had the classics - ricotta hotcakes, sweetcorn fritters and those curdy, creamy, almost mousse-like scrambled eggs ($14.50) - mixed in with almond milk chia seed pots with berries, pomegranate and coconut yoghurt. It got 14.5 out of 20.

There are Bills cafes in Japan, Hawaii and London and next Seoul. 

Bill Granger got his training at the iconic La Passion du Fruit on Paddington's Oxford Street after hailing from Melbourne. 

The La Passion proprietors Chrissie Juillet and Jean-Claude Wane had that communal sense of a family kitchen table interaction at the cafe, which Granger replicated when he opened the original Bills in the Sydney suburb of Darlinghurst in 1993, when he was 22.

His Queens Court, Woollahra restaurant recently closed, replaced by the vibrant Luxe.




Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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