Beach House enters a new era

Friday, 20 December 2019

The City-owned Beach House pavilion at Eastern Beach re-opens to the public under a renowned café operator next week.

Following a major refurbishment of the heritage-listed building, The Mulberry Group will open the doors to Beach House Geelong on Monday morning.

The café and takeaway kiosk will operate daily throughout the summer holidays, with the kiosk to be open until 9pm.

The second level will be used as a function space that is available for private events.

The City and the Mulberry Group have agreed to a 10-year lease, providing some long-term stability for the historic waterfront venue.

The group has been responsible for several leading cafes in Melbourne, having established Top Paddock, Higher Ground and Three Bags Full.

It now runs the Common Ground Project, in Freshwater Creek, and Liminal, in Melbourne CBD.

The venture has given the region an economic boost, through the injection of 35 jobs, and will contribute to Geelong’s rising reputation as a premier food destination.

The opening follows a refurbishment and upgrade of the 1930s building this year.

A number of maintenance and compliance issues have been addressed in a manner respectful to its heritage significance.

The Beach House has not been open since the former restaurant closed suddenly in April 2016.

Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher

Eastern Beach has long been a focal point for swimming, socialising and other outdoor activities; it can now add first-class food destination to its list of features. Having a renowned café operator take control of the Beach House will be a major drawcard for residents and visitors alike. The re-opening of the Beach House will lift the quality and vibrancy of an area that has retained its popularity throughout the years to remain a jewel in Geelong’s crown.

Cr Peter Murrihy, Chair, Central and Civic Geelong portfolio

The Beach House’s re-opening is set to attract more people to our beautiful Eastern Beach for a quality meal after a swim or walk along the water. The experience of visiting the waterfront will no doubt be enhanced by this new and exciting café offering.

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