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Icebergs is one of Sydney’s greatest bars for a sunset drink
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There are certain things that never change at Icebergs: the view, the crisp polenta chips with sour cream and those dangling cane egg chairs you sink into and can never get out of. Service can be up and down depending on who's managing the bar and the cocktails are alarmingly sweet and vodka-heavy, but there's always a Campari Spritz or a Fernet on ice close at hand if lemon sorbet in your cocktails sends you running for the cliffs. There’s no doubt Icebergs is the most visually blessed bar in Sydney, overlooking Bondi Beach where surfers brave the waves all year round. The ocean hues of the furniture, the glass balconies and the most beautiful views this side of the bay all come together to create a world class bar-going experience. The adjoining restaurant offers mod-Italian food with an emphasis on share plates and excellent service and has been attracting Bondi’s brown and beautiful for nearly ten years. Owner Maurice Terzini puts a big emphasis on design, systems and getting things right the first time round. The linen waiters' jackets are deliberately crinkled. The drinks never take more than a few minutes to make. The lighting is always perfect. You can see why this is the go-to venue for cashed-up visitors and people who love a long lunch. Icebergs is just as glamorous as it has always been - no sun-damage here.