The Amberton Beach Bar and Kitchen opens in Eglinton

Brisket sandwich with pepper jack cheese, jalapeno, pickles, sriracha slaw, barbecue sauce, panini and fries at The Amberton Beach Bar and Kitchen. Pictures: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d496751
Brisket sandwich with pepper jack cheese, jalapeno, pickles, sriracha slaw, barbecue sauce, panini and fries at The Amberton Beach Bar and Kitchen. Pictures: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d496751

OPERATORS of a beachfront bar set to open this week say it feels like being on a boat with its ocean views.

The Amberton Beach Bar and Kitchen in Eglinton is due to open on November 14, creating up to about 25 jobs for local residents.

Tillbrook Melaleuka Group managing director John Dawkins said the venue had “majestic views of the ocean” sitting on the foreshore dunes about 16m above the sea, with views to the Alkimos wreck and breaking waves.

“It’s as close to the beach as it can be,” he said.

“It almost feels like you are on a boat; you walk in and feel relaxed.”

TMG hospitality operations manager Jason Hampton and managing director John Dawkins with Stockland sales professional Clare Pocock at The Amberton Beach Bar and Kitchen. Picture: David Baylis

TMG hospitality operations manager Jason Hampton said the workforce was “100 per cent local” and he hoped to inspire junior employees to take up careers in hospitality.

Mr Hampton said the decor had earthy colours and textures as well as coastal themes, giving it a timeless style.

Beef ragout, fettucini, porcini mushrook, spinach, basil and parmesan.

Mr Dawkins said it had a connection to the group’s farm, which would supply beef for the restaurant as well as their other venues in WA.

“There will always be a focus on beef on all our menus,” he said.

Mr Hampton said the menu would offer a variety of meals and share plates, opening for lunch and dinner seven days a week from November 14 and breakfast on weekends later this month.

“I believe we’ve pitched ourselves with a good balance that’s well rounded,” he said.

Baby squid, togarashi pepper and miso aioli

“We want to be consistently good for the long-term.

“We see a lot of that shine through in our other venues where we have got really good repeat customers.

“It’s all about creating that community integration.”

TMG hospitality operations manager Jason Hampton and Stockland sales professional Clare Pocock at The Amberton Beach Bar and Kitchen.

Mr Hampton said there would be a range of craft beer available, including local brews.

Mr Dawkins said they planned to open a kiosk later this month to sell takeaways, and there was a range of indoor and outdoor seating options.

The Amberton Beach Bar and Kitchen.

While the beachfront building is transportable to meet coastal planning requirements, Mr Dawkins said they hoped to remain on the site indefinitely.

“We are planning as if it will be here forever,” he said.

“We will make sure we do all the necessary maintenance to keep it in good order.”

Amberton Beach developer Stockland is building a coastal-themed playground with a lighthouse near the venue, which it expects to open in 2020.

The Amberton Beach Bar and Kitchen.
The Amberton Beach Bar and Kitchen.
The Amberton Beach Bar and Kitchen.
Eglinton beach access stairs.