Step­ping Up:

Bundaberg Style - - WELCOME -

Rick’s At Bar­gara show­cases a strik­ing new look al­ready get­ting rave re­views.

RICK John­stone is a man who con­tin­ues to count his bless­ings on a daily ba­sis.

As the owner of Rick’s at Bar­gara, each day he gets the chance to sam­ple one of the best views in Bar­gara and share some pretty re­mark­able food and drinks with cus­tomers from through­out the coun­try.

In an ef­fort to con­tinue to en­hance their din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence Rick has added some ex­tra touches to the restau­rant and bar in­clud­ing a new freshly painted colour com­bi­na­tion.

Rick said it was sim­ply about mak­ing the restau­rant stand out for vis­i­tors and pro­vide a re­laxed yet mod­ern ap­peal.

“We de­cided on black and white to keep the con­sis­tency with our sig­nage but also be­cause the wood framed win­dows and wood floor­ing blends eas­ily with these colours,” he said.

“Thank­fully the re­sponse has been very pos­i­tive from vis­i­tors and lo­cals in­clud­ing other busi­ness own­ers with many peo­ple com­ment­ing that they love how we have changed the colours to give the cafe a new mod­ern re­vi­talised look and feel.”

Feed­back is some­thing that Rick val­ues through the busi­ness es­pe­cially given that he not only prides him­self on ex­cel­lent cus­tomer ser­vice but is a lo­cal him­self.

With cus­tomers be­ing his pri­or­ity Rick reg­u­larly re­views the menu to en­sure they are tak­ing ad­van­tage of the wealth of fresh, lo­cal pro­duce and de­li­cious sea­sonal flavours.

“Our menu has a va­ri­ety of op­tions in­clud­ing lots of gluten free choices that cus­tomers reg­u­larly com­ment on.

“Our tal­ented chefs Rachael, Stephanie and Stacey have cre­ated very tasty vege­tar­ian and ve­gan meals as well when re­quested by vis­i­tors and lo­cals, noth­ing is ever too hard for us.

“We have also found that the week­end en­ter­tain­ment is a hit with our cus­tomers and per­son­ally I be­lieve live mu­sic adds an­other el­e­ment to the din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence at Rick’s.”

Dave Sty­gall singing some mem­o­rable hits of times gone by and Mick Ba­z­ley who plays some of the greats from the 50s to the 90s are Rick’s res­i­dent mu­si­cians on Fri­day and Satur­day nights as well as Sun­day af­ter­noon.

In an ef­fort to pro­vide a venue for some young and tal­ented up-and-com­ing mu­si­cians, Rick reg­u­larly brings them in to pro­vide some great va­ri­ety.

But ul­ti­mately whether it is a de­li­cious bev­er­age or meal or sim­ply a place to re­lax with friends over a view, Rick con­tin­ues to love be­ing able to share Rick’s at Bar­gara.

“Ev­ery morn­ing you see the sun rise over the hori­zon full of colour and life you are re­minded that we are truly blessed and have been given the right to be cus­to­di­ans on this planet we call earth.

“I am blessed to have a busi­ness in Bar­gara, par­tic­u­larly now and I feel there are some ex­cit­ing times ahead with Bar­gara grow­ing at the rate it is.

“I can’t thank my cus­tomers enough for the sup­port they have given and con­tinue to give be­cause this al­lows me to con­tinue to show­case a qual­ity lo­cal busi­ness and em­ploy young lo­cals giv­ing them the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence what it is like to work in the hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try.”

FRESH IS BEST: Rick’s at Bar­gara has un­der­gone a ren­o­va­tion to pro­vide a fresh new look for cus­tomers. PHOTO: MIKE KNOTT

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