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Blanca – a blank canvas where Tomi Bjorck’s and Samuel Cole’s travels and diversity come together in a unique way.

Blanca is a restaurant where you can relax, unwind and savour the moment of happiness. Enjoy and experience a menu full of  unique flavours and prepare to go a culinary journey where all items are prepared daily using the freshest local ingredients which are sourced from the best producers around.

We offer an atmosphere that everyone can enjoy, whether it’s afternoon drinks with snacks, a family gathering, special celebration or a catch up with friends, Blanca can host and cater to any occasion. We warmly welcome you to join us and be part of the Blanca family.

People

SAMUEL COLE, Accompanying Bjorck on the move back from Europe is new business partner and fellow chef Samuel Cole, another keen surfer and long time friend of Bjorck. Originally from Wollongong, Cole has an impressive list of accolades and achievements having started his career at the highest level. Working in the kitchens of Quay, Bentley, Luke Mangan’s Glass Brasserie, Bjorck’s BW Restaurants group in Helsinki, Heston Blumenthal’s Dinner by Heston and finally cooking on luxury yachts. Working, travelling and eating his way around the world, Cole has been exposed to an extensive range of cultures, techniques and flavours to push his creativity through the kitchen and on to your palate.

TOMI BJORCK is Finland’s most cherished chef and restaurateur who achieved international success with his five Restaurants in Helsinki and Stockholm (BW-Restaurants). Before his initial arrival to Australia in 2005, Tomi worked in Michelin star restaurants around the world. Restaurant Quay and Longrain in Sydney showed him versatile and passionate ways to run successful venues and inspired him to try his own path. With an impressive and ever growing collection of awards, television shows (fourteen at last count), four cook books with the fifth on the way, you could say Bjorck has achieved it all. But for the sun, surf and martial arts loving chef and family man, and with 20 years in the restaurant industry, he felt the need for a change. After eight years back in Europe, Bjorck with wife Minka and their two sons have returned to Sydney settling down in Bondi. For Bjorck, Bondi offers the perfect canvas and opportunity to create something new to the Sydney restaurant scene. It’s time to settle down where the heart belongs.

TOMI BJORCK is Finland’s most cherished chef and restaurateur who achieved international success with his five Restaurants in Helsinki and Stockholm (BW-Restaurants). Before his initial arrival to Australia in 2005, Tomi worked in Michelin star restaurants around the world. Restaurant Quay and Longrain in Sydney showed him versatile and passionate ways to run successful venues and inspired him to try his own path. With an impressive and ever growing collection of awards, television shows (fourteen at last count), four cook books with the fifth on the way, you could say Bjorck has achieved it all. But for the sun, surf and martial arts loving chef and family man, and with 20 years in the restaurant industry, he felt the need for a change. After eight years back in Europe, Bjorck with wife Minka and their two sons have returned to Sydney settling down in Bondi. For Bjorck, Bondi offers the perfect canvas and opportunity to create something new to the Sydney restaurant scene. It’s time to settle down where the heart belongs.

SAMUEL COLE, Accompanying Bjorck on the move back from Europe is new business partner and fellow chef Samuel Cole, another keen surfer and long time friend of Bjorck. Originally from Wollongong, Cole has an impressive list of accolades and achievements having started his career at the highest level. Working in the kitchens of Quay, Bentley, Luke Mangan’s Glass Brasserie, Bjorck’s BW Restaurants group in Helsinki, Heston Blumenthal’s Dinner by Heston and finally cooking on luxury yachts. Working, travelling and eating his way around the world, Cole has been exposed to an extensive range of cultures, techniques and flavours to push his creativity through the kitchen and on to your palate.

Functions

Whatever the occasion, our award-winning team at Blanca will help turn your idea into a truly memorable event. Tomi Bjorck & Samuel Cole are delivering world class, exquisite dishes to suit your every need, with an extensive Wine, Cocktail and Sake list to match. Situated within the pulsing heart of Bondi, Blanca is quintessentially stylish, boasting a minimalist design with clean lines throughout. Our guests are our focus, and we have two magnificent spaces that can cater for a variety of functions. Blanca Dining is our split-level restaurant, which lends itself perfectly for sit down dinners, long lunches and official business. The restaurant can seat up to 60 guests across both levels and features a comfortable and intimate layout. With outdoor seats, restaurant capacity is 70 patrons. Blanca Bar is ideal for cocktail parties, casual events and birthday celebrations. It boasts an impressive bar with an incredible range of cocktails, world class service and wonderfully exquisite bar menu. The bar can hold up to 45 guests across it’s indoor and outdoor space. Whether it is a birthday party, business or social gathering, product launch or media event, we will assist you in exceeding your expectations and making a lasting impression. We understand that every event is different, and we are committed to tailoring your experience to your personal expectations. Did we tickle your curiosity? Who not give us a call or send us an email? Or better yet, come try us out.