“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.

Club Policies

If you would like to find out more about the Surf Club Restaurant & Bar’s policies on discrimination and harassment, please see below.

Privacy Policy Anti-Harassment Policy Grievance Policy

Thank you! 

I just want to express a huge thank you from Andrew, myself and both our families. Everything at the Surf Club was absolutely perfect. Your entire team has been incredible throughout the entire process. Your communication and support in the lead up was absolutely amazing and really appreciated. Avalon was so responsive towards us, the bridal party and our families on the night and helped to run a flawless reception. We had so many comments about the amazing food and the staff and service at the Surf Club. We honestly could not have had a better experience and are just so so happy we chose the Surf Club for our reception. Thank you for your part in helping us to have a perfect day!

Codie and Andrew’s Wedding, 7 April 2018