Sunny Australian chef Bill Granger buys back in Tamarama

Sunny Australian chef Bill Granger buys back in Tamarama
Sunny Australian chef Bill Granger buys back in Tamarama

The international celebrity chef Bill Granger and his wife Natalie Elliott have bought a two-storey, near-beachfront Tamarama holiday home.

With panoramic ocean views, the $4.8 million purchase comes several months after selling their hillside 1920s Bronte Californian bungalow for $3.4 million.

Granger and Elliott had bought in Bronte after their earlier Tamarama house sold for $2.5 million to singer Tina Arena in 2008.

The couple and their three daughters Edie, Ines and Bunny now live in W2 London and seemingly don't harbour plans any full time return to Australia.

Holidays back home yes, along with return trips to oversee the stellar success of Bills Bondi, the latest local addition to his stable of restaurants around the world.

Having not deviated from serving ricotta hotcakes, sweetcorn fritters and his trademark creamy, almost mousse-like, scrambled eggs, there are now Bills cafes now in Japan, Hawaii, Seoul and London.

The Fleet Street press call him the sunny Australian chef who after making the move in 2012 to open Granger & Co in Notting Hill has recently opened his third London restaurant at King's Cross on Pancras Square. 

The globe trotting 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 Darlinghurst in 1993, when he was just 24.

Granger's latest four bedroom purchase is opposite Mackenzies Beach overlooking the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk with ocean views.

It was sold through Pauline Goodyer at Goodyer Real Estate who marketed it as offering "the quintessential beach-side lifestyle."

With expansive covered entertainment terrace there is a spacious eat-in granite kitchen with stainless steel fittings. It was sold by the owner builder Sher family.

This article first appeared in The Saturday Daily Telegraph.

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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