Arrival date set for The Landing in Alkimos

The Landing venue manager Adam Polsen, bar manager Matthew Grayer and head chef Danielle Thatcher getting ready to open the venue to the public. Pictures: David Baylis www.communitynews.com.au d495499
The Landing venue manager Adam Polsen, bar manager Matthew Grayer and head chef Danielle Thatcher getting ready to open the venue to the public. Pictures: David Baylis www.communitynews.com.au d495499

PATRONS will soon be landing at a bar and restaurant that can cater for more than 500 people in Perth’s northern suburbs.

Gastevski Group, which owns venues in Joondalup, Clarkson and Butler, will open its latest venture, The Landing Alkimos early next week.
Bar manager Matt Grayer said the site could accommodate up to 550 people with indoor and outdoor bar and dining sections.

Mr Grayer said the bar had a stage where live bands would perform on Friday nights and a DJ would spin tunes on Saturdays, as well as space for acoustic performers on Sundays.

The Landing bar.

He said they would offer cocktail specials, including the ‘crash landing’ and ‘sweet landing’, and the menu would change regularly.

Mr Grayer said they planned to have a pool table in the bar as well, and large TV screens would play grand final matches and other major sporting events, such as the Melbourne Cup, indoors and in the beer garden.

Beer garden.

They also planned to have games on the lawn area, which Mr Grayer said would be “child friendly”.

In the main restaurant overlooking the kitchen, there will be table service, while customers sitting outdoors can order at the counter.

Head chef Danielle Thatcher, who previously worked at he Greenwood Hotel, said the kitchen would be open from 11.30am to 9pm seven days a week offering meals made from fresh and, when possible, local produce.

“It’s going to be a combination of classic pub (meals) with something a bit lighter, a bit more interesting, keeping everything simple, vibrant and colourful,” she said.

The Landing stage.

Mrs Thatcher said they would offer seafood, including barramundi and salmon, and a couple of unusual dishes, such as The Landing Reuben, which would have brisket cold-smoked.

She said they would also focus on “food that brings people together” with share dishes and catering for celebrations, with handmade deserts or coffee and cake on offer.

“It’s a place where people can come down and have a wind-down at the end of the day,” she said.

Not much longer to go before you can have a wonderful night accompanied by great food, quality service & entertainment at The Landing Alkimos!!! 😀

Posted by The Landing Alkimos on Monday, 2 September 2019

Venue manager Adam Polsen said there were high levels of anticipation in the community for the “family friendly” venue overlooking Marmion Avenue to open.

“People have been waiting for it for a long time; they just want the doors open,” he said.

The Landing in Alkimos.

The company expects to employ about 40 to 50 people at the venue and adjacent Thirsty Camel bottle store.

Staff and contractors are adding finishing touches to the venue before it opens to the public next week, with private events planned this weekend.

The name and theme of the venue was inspired by nautical tales of yesteryear, with murals designed by Perth artist Malcolm Lindsay and painted by Handbrake and phrases such as “land on your feet” and “we’re all in the same boat” incorporated into the decor.

Mural by Handbrake at The Landing in Alkimos.