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While we may not have paid that much attention in maths or ancient history during our primary school years, but one thing that we definitely remember are the tuckshop bites.

Now, iconic Australian label Mambo is looking to bring all those memories flooding back, with a pop-up tuckshop putting a refined twist on all your favourite childhood eats. Plus, you won’t have to wear a tie or high socks this time around! Taking to 266 Campbell Parade in Bondi, Mambo’s eatery is opening its doors this long weekend, teaming up with pop-up veterans Mike Eggert and Jemma Whiteman of Pinbone to highlight Sydney’s brimming food scene.

“The Mambo Tuckshop is an absolute dream – fun food by our favourite chefs served up at Bondi Beach in the height of summer,” Amy Low of Mambo says. “You can’t imagine how many conversations we’ve had about the food we ate at school. Pretty incredible that we’ve got Australia’s best chefs to weigh in and reimagine Aussie tuckshop classics, we can confirm they definitely taste better than you remember!”

On the menu is the humble Devon Sandwich with filling provided generously by LP’s Quality Meats, as well as a Beef and ‘Mambomite’ Pie, Warrigal Greens and Ricotta Rolls. Dessert comes in the form of a Macadamia and Wattleseed Vanilla Slice, while a gold coin will get you Apple & Lemon Sour Straps. The menu is also matched by some vibrant decor, plucked from the Australiana vault and splashed on the walls in classic Mambo style.

The pop-up tuckshop will be open from Thursday, January 25 to Sunday, January 28 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Head on down and take your tastebuds for a glorious trip down memory lane:

Words by Christopher Kevin Au January 23, 2018
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