Gill’s breath­ing life

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

“I like busi­ness and not only that but a lot of peo­ple, in­clud­ing my­self, have a soft spot for fish and chips,” he said.

“WA has a lot of great fish. It’s a spe­cial and lim­ited com­mod­ity.”

Mr Gill said the new bar would have a big­ger menu than Juanita’s and fea­ture some of his wife’s seafood cook­ing.

He said things like fresh crusty bread, in-sea­son whit­ing and dhu­fish, gar­lic clams and chilli mus­sels would fea­ture on the menu, while mag­a­zines and a juke­box would keep that tra­di­tional fish and chip shop feel.

“The restau­rant will of­fer dinein and take­away and will cater to the en­tire fam­ily, as well as Fri­day night cock­tails for the young and beau­ti­ful peo­ple,” he said.

Mr Gill said Su­bi­aco got a lot of “stupid crit­i­cism” and he had seen sev­eral pos­i­tive changes since open­ing Juanita’s five years ago.

“I’m very happy here; I think there are prob­lems in Su­bi­aco, but noth­ing dif­fer­ent from any other re­tail area,” he said.

“I be­lieve in this area. We are in a beau­ti­ful place, near Kings Park and eight minutes to the beach; there’s a lot to be happy about.”

Mr Gill said he be­lieved the new bar would help re­vi­talise Rokeby Road and of­fer a retro vibe.

“I know retro, I grew up then and I know good fish and chips. I think this bar will re­vi­talise the strip, a lot like Juanita’s has done. One busi­ness can en­cour­age a lot of growth,” he said.

Picture: Lisa Thomas

Mur­ray Gill has a new ven­ture on Rokeby Road.

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