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SOCIAL SPY: Happy Birthday Rum Diaries!

On Wednesday March 14th, I was very lucky to be invited to the 4th Birthday Party celebrations of a chic Bondi night spot: The Rum Diaries. I joined the owners Mark Tarrant, James Hudson and Mark Bowey as they toasted to the 4th Birthday of one of Bondi’s hippest nightspots.


Rum Diaries - Head Chef Gerald Touchard

I was in very good company as I entered the cute bar that’s located at 288 Bondi Road, as you enter the atmosphere is immediately inviting, the low lighting and the raised bar provides a nostalgic feel. When warmly greeted by the kooky bar staff, you could be forgiven for mistaking that you’ve dropped right into the middle of a 1920’s movie. They have an air about them that they know what they’re doing, and you know what, they do it with finesse!


The entertainment for the evening consistent of a very talented harpist, v soothing tones – perfect laid back sound for the venue, once I find out the name I’ll add it for you guys,


100 VIP Guests including Nathan Jolliffe, Sara Bray, Tiffany Farrington, Caroline Marcus, Tom Steinfort amongst a Bondi ‘it’ crowd enjoyed the celebrations.


Rum Diaries - Jane Robertson, Caroline Marcus

Rum Diaries Owners - Mark Bowey, James Hudson, Mark Tarrant

Rum Diaries - Sara Bray, Jade Healy

We were treated to an array of delicious canapés with a prominent infusion of Rum and selection of Rum-based cocktails in the true style of the unique venue. A sneak peak at some of the best dishes and ‘it’ crowd are below for your perusal!


– Bulgar wheat arancini with carrot hummus

– Kingfish ceviche with grapefruit mojito gel, crispy radish

– Pickled beetroot and goats cheese, terrine and hazelnut granola

– Crispy skin pork belly with tonka bean cloud, sour rhubarb puree

– Slow roast lamb with tomato tart tatin and basil

– Chickpea Jenga tower with paprika aioli



– Mary Pickford: 60ml Cruzan Rum, 30ml Pineapple Juice (unsweetened), 15ml bols Maraschino Liqueur 7.5ml, Crawley’s Bartender Grenadine

– Dark & Stormy: Dark rum, lime & bitters topped with ginger beer



All in all I’d highly recommend that you head to the Rum Diaries, it’s a great location, inviting venue and is backed up by a sterling drinks menu and mouth watering menu to boot!


If you go let me know what you think, always more than happy to say I told you so!



About sydneysocial

One twenty-something year old girl who has been living in Australia since Jan 2009.


3 thoughts on “SOCIAL SPY: Happy Birthday Rum Diaries!

  1. Happy Birthday Rum Diaries… This is our favourite restaurant in the whole of Sydney, great food and really friendly staff. I cant recommend this place enough… Well done.. Stav

    Posted by Stav | March 19, 2012, 11:12 am
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