Plant-based Eden brings popcorn cauliflower and watermelon poke to Bondi

Eden's pizzas are entirely plant-based.
Eden's pizzas are entirely plant-based. Photo: Supplied

Even the Garden of Eden needs a little fertiliser.

The burger buns at Bondi's newly opened Eden have a luminous Willy Wonka-like sparkle to them.

"We use matcha green tea extract and other natural plant-based colourings," Eden co-owner Simon Hill says.

Marinated watermelon cubes served on nori, house-made crackers with kale, cucumber, wasabi mayo and pickled ...
Marinated watermelon cubes served on nori, house-made crackers with kale, cucumber, wasabi mayo and pickled ginger. Supplied PR pic Photo: Supplied

As plant-based restaurants continue to trend, Sydney seemingly can't get enough of them.

Hill and his partner, Tanya Smart, have nabbed chef Claudia Pantoja from Alibi Bar & Kitchen.

"We have an old faves section, with a spag bol made from three different types of mushrooms and walnuts and pea protein hot dogs," Hill says of the menu, which also offers popcorn cauliflower, watermelon poke and plant-based pizza.

Plant-based burgers get their colour from matcha and other natural ingredients.
Plant-based burgers get their colour from matcha and other natural ingredients. Photo: Supplied

There's also a mixologist pumping out Garden of Eden and Bondi Sour cocktails.

Hill's own path to plant-based began years ago on a coastal holiday in Mexico.

The plant-based and vegan restaurants he encountered stirred something, and he points to Cafe Gratitude in Los Angeles as another inspiration.

Claudia Pantoja (chef) with owners Simon Hill and Tanya Smart.
Claudia Pantoja (chef) with owners Simon Hill and Tanya Smart. Photo: Supplied

"Our attitude isn't to preach," he says. "If it inspires them [diners], great. We really think we're giving something to the community."

Open Tue-Sun 5-10pm (brunch and lunch from summer).

Eden, L106 180 Campbell Parade, Bondi (next to the QT Hotel driveway), edenbondi.com.