New berth at Har­bour

Fremantle Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - Leah Roberts

THE Fre­man­tle Fish­ing Boat Har­bour has a new restau­rant on board. Helm, formerly Crea­tures NextDoor, has been ren­o­vated and of­fi­cially opened its door last week.

FRE­MAN­TLE’S lat­est venue Helm wants to cre­ate a din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence that is all smooth sail­ing for its guests.

The venue, formerly known as Crea­tures NextDoor, has been ren­o­vated and of­fi­cially opened its doors last week.

Helm head of hos­pi­tal­ity Graeme Dick said they wanted to cre­ate some­thing dif­fer­ent in the fish­ing har­bour.

“We went to the mu­seum and spent some time learn­ing the his­tory of the har­bour it­self and the build­ing,” he said.

“Be­cause the shape of the build­ing was orig­i­nally meant to be the bridge of the ship and built around the Amer­ica’s Cup, the theme plays well into the name Helm.

“From an ex­pe­ri­ence point of view, when you are on a ship the cap­tain is at the helm– we want peo­ple to feel com­fort­able and re­laxed and that some­one is look­ing af­ter you.”

Mr Dick said seafood was a cor­ner­stone of the restau­rant.

“We have a Mediter­ranean theme, with seafood be­ing a big driver, and a wood­fire grill,” he said.

Mr Dick said Helm would be do­ing cock­tails along with a va­ri­ety of beers and wines.

“We liked the idea of feel­ing re­laxed and hav­ing a hol­i­day cock­tail. We have a nice range of spir­its and wines that have been cho­sen to match the food,” he said.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie d488801

Head chef Mathew Pow­ell and head of hos­pi­tal­ity Graeme Dick.

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