New owners set to drop “obscene price tag” at The Breakwater in Hillarys

The Breakwater Tavern. Photo: Martin Kennealey
The Breakwater Tavern. Photo: Martin Kennealey

SINCE its relocation at Hillarys Boat Harbour, The Breakwater tavern has developed an expensive reputation.

But that is set to change, according to new management.

Perth hospitality group Capitol Corp already owns and operates several live music venues, bars and nightclubs including Amplifier Capitol, Metropolis Fremantle and The Edison Bar.

By acquiring The Breakwater, it hopes to continue to provide the northern suburbs with “a quality dining and drinking experience – without the obscene price tag”.

Main meals at the tavern’s Ishka restaurant range from $32 for aromatic vegetables to $49 for pitched black angus rib eye, with beers up to $14 a pint.

However, Capitol Corp chairman David Heaton said this pricing would be a thing of the past.

“It’s fair to say the venue has been running as an event and special occasions spot and we would like to change this perception,” he said.

“Over summer we will be implementing changes that will bring the venue back in line with local expectations.”

Under the new plans, main courses, including pizzas and parmigianas, will be as low as $10 and pints will range from $9 to $11.

According to Facebook group Perth Happenings, the change of ownership is a “much-needed sea change for the venue dubbed The Break-wallet by locals in critique of its pricey food and drink offerings”.