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