Ben Fitton joins Panama House

Ben Fitton, a chef who has cooked for Rod Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld, Baz Luhrmann and the King of Spain, has joined Panama House as the Head Chef.

Facing the relaxing view of Bondi’s iconic beachfront Australia is known for, Panama House is a Latin American flavored restaurant and bar. It offers all-day Bottomless Brunches, eat-all-you-can Taco Tuesdays, long lunches, for sharing meals, sundowner cocktails and delicious coffee.

Chef Fitton has experiences whipping up delectable dishes across Australia and internationally, including being the Head Chef at The Fish Shop, Café del Mar, Roomtwentyeight and Macleay Street Bistro.

Fitton’s also had stints at Sean’s Panorama, Fuel Bistro, the MCA Café at the Rocks and Bennelong Restaurant. At the Bennelong Restaurant, he interned under the training of Gay Bilson and mentoring of Janni Kyritisis.

“I love using local and South American ingredients to create the exciting and unique Latin American menu at Panama House. Guest should expect the unexpected: vibrant, fresh flavours, herbs, lime, chilli, earthy moles, Peruvian aquachille, pork belly roasted over pineapple and served on a taco, and traditional Mexican street food. The menu is always bursting with an endless combination of flavours, which you simply can’t find anywhere else in Bondi,” said Fitton.

For those wanting to unwind after a long day, Panama House also has a good drinks menu including bloody mary, mimosas, rosé, tecate and michelada. With the view of the Bondi Beach, sipping a good cocktail is the perfect way for a sundown on a toxic work day.

“Having worked together before, Ben and I were able to just dive right into our plans, both for the upcoming summer and for the future of Panama House. We and the entire Panama House team can’t wait to reveal what’s coming next,” said Geraint Coles is the Managing Partner of Panama House.

Address: 180-186 Campbell Parade Bondi Beach, NSW 2026 Mon Closed | Tue-Thu 5pm-late | Fri - Sun 8am-late