Vegan Italian Restaurant
About Peppe's Bondi
Grace Watson and Joe Pagliaro opened Peppe’s in early 2019. Like their other venues – Verd, Coffee Bondi Beach and upscale Waterloo eatery Paperbark – Peppe’s is all vegan. But there isn’t a single dish where a person might lament the absence of meat or dairy. Take the gnocchi funghi: if you didn’t know it was vegan, you’d think it had butter in it. It’s made using a rich, creamy porcini and cauliflower sauce. It’s one of the many standouts on the succinct menu, which is posted on a small chalkboard every day. Other highlights might include a green pesto gnocchi and a spaghetti with chilli and pangrattato (fried breadcrumbs). The 40-square-metre Italian joint is slinging a simple pasta menu and natural wines by the glass. Oh, and it's all vegan.
Owners Joe Pagliaro and Grace Watson (of Waterloo's vegan fine diner Paperbark) are looking to make their latest venture a go-to for the Bondi community. "Joe and I always wanted to open a really local Italian place and so far it's working out," says Watson.
Diners can expect pared-back, rustic interiors of timber and exposed brick. The fit-out is "nothing crazy" – Watson describes it as "a relaxed place where people can feel at home – and the only seating is around the two communal tables or at the long bar.
- We are genuinely passionated about working in a company where the vision is not profit first but being a responsible company for people and the planet.
- There is an incentive structure based on the financial performance of the group, turnover of staff and qualitative assessment.
- We believe in the career progression within the group and love to train our employees to grow as much as they can in the business.
- We hold very interesting wine & food training monthly to give the same knowledge to all our staff members regarding their position.