Beach venue has con­tem­po­rary edge

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

■ Stop­ping over in Onslow, or any Pil­bara town for that mat­ter, one of the last things you would ex­pect is a wa­ter­ing hole which would not be out of place over­look­ing Cottes­loe Beach.

This is the case though with the re­cently re­vamped Onslow Beach Club, a pol­ished and con­tem­po­rary venue with nat­u­ral light stream­ing in from the floorto-ceil­ing win­dows over­look­ing the ocean.

The in­te­rior is clean and invit­ing, with a num­ber of seat­ing ar­range­ments and fancy light­ing and art in­stal­la­tions to boot.

The own­ers have made use of one of Onslow’s highly soughtafter prod­ucts — beef from Min­deroo Sta­tion — as well and it fea­tures promi­nently in sev­eral dishes on the menu.

Gen­eral man­ager Mark Waiss said pro­vid­ing some­thing dif­fer­ent for the lo­cals had been a key ob­jec­tive for the re­de­vel­op­ment.

“The feed­back since open­ing has been re­ally pos­i­tive; ev­ery­one seems sur­prised they have a venue of this qual­ity in Onslow,” he said.

“I think we looked at what else we could of­fer the area and how we could go about of­fer­ing a bit of va­ri­ety.

“It is still a work in progress to try and tai­lor it to be able to cover the di­verse mar­ket here.”

As for the beer se­lec­tion, Mr Waiss said the in­clu­sion of WA’s Feral Brew­ery, his per­sonal favourite, on tap was a no brainer.

The ho­tel is al­ready mak­ing waves in the busi­ness world, hav­ing been nom­i­nated for the WA Re­gional Small Busi­ness Awards.

Pic­tures: Tom Zaun­mayr

Onslow Beach Club bar staff Anna McNeil and Lot­tie Neal.

In­side the Onslow Beach Club.

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