The changing face of Fish D’vine
ICONIC Airlie Beach dining venue Fish D’vine and The Rum Bar has re-opened today after closing for a few days to undertake some renovations
It is now presenting a fresh and exciting new option in the local dining and bar scene.
Company director and longterm Whitsunday local Kevin Collins said that the team had long recognised the need for constant innovation and after a lifetime in the restaurant industry recognised that a lesson learnt early still rang true today.
“I was told a long time ago that running a restaurant was like riding a bike up a hill. If you stop peddling, you go backwards; you can never just coast along,” he said.
“We are seeing the increasing trend in footpath and al fresco dining which suits the tropics so well and the ever evolving food scene in Australia just means we have to constantly re-invent ourselves to meet the changing needs of our guests.”
Fish D’vine is investing in a significant upgrade to its courtyard and al fresco dining area to make it the ideal place for pre-dinner cocktails, light meals or after dinner coffee and dessert.
“We are also moving to a more ‘table service’ model, particularly in our restaurant area, enhancing décor and after over 10 years of an evolving menu are having the most radical change the operation has had since we opened,” Mr Collins said.
“We are delighted to have a new executive chef join the team who is bringing a wealth of experience including two hatted Sydney seafood venues, bringing a steak onto the menu and having a great mix of Australian classics, Asian inspired fusion dishes and using iconic local seafood such as coral trout, barramundi and mud crabs which both locals and visitors expect to see along the reef coast.”
“The changes are about building on the restaurants reputation, which has seen it awarded Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence ratings 9 years in a row and seeing how we can do it even better and meet the changing needs of our customers.”
“Table service is clearly something people have been asking for but so too is keeping the informal fish café experience and with the major upgrade to our al fresco space we will now be offering both styles, as well as our famous rum bar experience all in the same venue.”
HARD YAKKA: Fish D’vine owner Kev Collins, Luke Murray, Jack Harbrow and Mark ‘Dr Rum’ Wyatt are busy preparing for opening of the recently refurbished Fish D’vine and Rum Bar tonight.