“For many years, Matt and Nicole have lived and loved the hospitality industry. It’s in their DNA. Matt’s fine food philosophy and Nicole’s innate people skills have seen their 2008 small café, become the much-loved Surf Club Restaurant & Bar with 36 staff on board.”

Today, we’re proud of the way the kitchen hums along, happily orchestrated by Matt Donovan. Matt’s team simply loves food with big fresh flavours – and you can really taste that love.

Shaekar (originally from India) creates wonderful dishes that pay homage to the quality of our local ingredients with just the right dash of Asian influence; while Pastry chef, Gay creates inspired cakes, tarts and slices for the restaurant and functions, plus she bakes to order for special occasions.

Meanwhile, Nicole’s front of house team demonstrates a true understanding of what ‘welcome’ really means. Everything works together in harmony. Between the dining areas and the decks is the full-service bar, now operated by a dedicated team, which continues to support fund-raising for the Club.

For our conferences, functions and weddings, the bar represents great value as drinks are charged at reasonable club rates – and on a consumption (not a package) basis.

… we also love our Life Savers and Nippers!

Recently, Surf Club Restaurant & Bar added their support to the Nippers program in the form of boys’ and girls’ swimmers.

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Thank you for providing a wonderful experience for our Wedding Ceremony and Reception. We found ourselves in a pickle when we had pre planned a beach wedding and had 80mm of rain on our wedding day. With no hesitation at all, you calmly reassured us that the balcony at the Surf Club would be set up in time for a 5:30pm Ceremony with only 3 hours notice.

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As well as being more than accommodating for set backs with rain, you were understanding with guests pulling out the week of the wedding – allowing us to finalise numbers as late as a day before the wedding.

When planning for the big day, your staff were friendly, professional and flexible during meetings leading up to the wedding. You offered us great discounts and a fantastic price for such a beautiful location.

The barmen Chris was fabulous on the night, so friendly, funny and always had our glasses full!

The set up by Styled by Sharon was sensational and really set up the atmosphere for a magical night.

We can’t thank you enough for a perfect experience and a night that we will never forget.

Lauren & Rory’s Wedding, June 2017