The Beachie is back!
Are you ready? The Beachie is BACK! The Central Coast's Queen of the North - The Beachcomber Hotel & Resort also known as, “The Beachie”, has had an extreme make-over. No tile has been left unturned and she is fresh, sophisticated in style, and feels umm...beachie!
It has been eight months since this diamond in the rough joined the Oscars Hotels Group. The Sydney based group obtained the property after visiting the site and falling in love with the view. “The vision is to activate and energise the Central Coast by offering a unique and exciting new establishment for the local community, and the broader Hunter & Sydney regions planning the ultimate staycation experience.”explained James Setter, Area Manager.
When we think about it, not many venues come to mind where you can arrive by boat and leave it moored at the private jetty, individual cabanas overlooking the water (available for exclusive hire on weekends), a play area, an actual in-house petting zoo to keep the little tots entertained. With so much on offer, an overnight stay in a waterfront boutique guestroom is highly recommended! Live music sunset sessions with vocalists, DJ’s and sax are already lined up Friday – Sunday weekly.
They really have created the ultimate Eat, Drink, Stay, and Play destination venue.
Today we see the opening of phase one which includes the waterfront boutique guest rooms, The Patio and Garden Bar, The Sports Bar, and the aptly named space, The Beachie. James remarks the spaces have been
“completely rejuvenated, fresh new accommodation offering, a family-friendly venue, a completely new destination venue. Kid’s area and petting zoo, woodfired pizza oven & rotisserie – are ready to go. Pelicans Restaurant and another surprise are coming in phase two.”
The venue keeps getting better and with phase 2 coming mid-year you'll have another reason to visit The Beachie. An up-marketing restaurant offering focusing on fresh seasonal produce and seafood named ‘Pelicans’. This will allow for more intimate and formal seating, overlooking that incredible view across the bay.
James explains the design aesthetic was “a Hampton's influence with a real beach feel,” and Laney from Day Design has nailed the brief. This vibrant interior has pockets that continually attract your eye. There is full a full faux grass space called the Patio and Garden bar it is as inviting as it is kitsch.
‘The Beachie’ bar is more refrained and casual in its design; the blue and white accented wooden deck is outlined by bar stools allowing you to look out with uninterrupted views, sitting under large gums towering over the space.
As we wander inside the internal bar, the large copper beer taps are a statement installment and feel as if they set a standard for the drinks that should be expected. James suggested the Beachie Le Sands Cocktail- made with fresh pineapple, mint, passionfruit, vodka and Cointreau will no doubt become a crowd favourite along with Margarita Jugs and Spiked fresh Coconuts (you read that right, you can add a shot of choice to fresh coconuts and create your own cocktail).
The food is designed to share, from tacos and pizzas to the signature share platters of Jerk Chicken and Slow-cooked Brisket served with milk buns and house-made slaw. With a pizza oven and a chicken rotisserie in the main kitchen all surrounded by windows allowing guests to watch the Chefs, they have created another layer of interest to the venue.
The Oscars team have created a true Eat, Drink, Stay, and Play venue that the Central Coast didn’t know it needed and will quickly become another destination location for us to explore.
With a little something for everyone, every age group has been considered in the redesign of the establishment. Even with so much going on and the various pockets to explore they have really been able to capture a relaxed and light atmosphere that just makes you want to linger on that deck a little longer and order another round. Things are definitely looking peachy at the Beachie.