IT’S based around one of the most acclaimed authors of the 20th century and now Hemingway’s is open for business – and, if things go to plan, they might just receive similar acclaim in the Whitsunday food scene.
“Quality” is how restaurant manager Georgina Madden described the new Abell Point Marina dining experience.
From the location to the food to the decor to the staff, every possible step has been taken to ensure Hemingway’s becomes one of the premier restaurants in town.
“It’s going to be a really luxurious dining experience with a cosmopolitan feel,” Ms Madden said.
“We’ve got an amazing team and we’ll be aiming to provide that high end classy feel but at the same time it won’t be intimidating.
“We want to to create a relaxing atmosphere that is accessible for both locals and travellers alike.”
With the idea originating from Abell Point Marina owner Paul Darrouzet, Ms Madden stepped in to manage the restaurant, drawing on her vast experience with venues around the region.
Hemingway’s will offer modern cuisine in a relaxed waterfront setting. After a full renovation, including assembling an incredible team of experienced hospitality staff, the bar and restaurant officially opened to a fully booked opening night on Friday.
Hemingway’s offers an a la carte lunch and dinner menu along with a bar and appetizers for those wanting to enjoy the sunset in style.
Abell Point marketing manager Joscelyn O’Keefe said it was the perfect way to complement the marina.
“This is where we are headed with the marina and with our recently accredited five gold anchors, this furthers our vision for the next five years,” she said.
“It enables us to offer something different to Sorrento’s and Bohemian Raw Cafe.
“It gives seamless dining options within the marina itself. It’s a place where people can come and choose from one of three great places.”
Ms Madden said it was really heartening to be able to offer Whitsunday locals something new and that Hemingway’s was something
DECOR: Ernest Hemingway was the inspiration behind the new restaurant at Abell Point Marina.
A Hemingway’s dish.