by Suzan Ryan: editor – bars&clubs
Adelaide gained a new beer garden for the summer with the recent completion of the three million dollar restoration of the former Seaford Hotel, renamed the Beach Hotel.
The Beach Hotel, situated on the corner of Commercial Road and Griffiths Drive, Seaford, is owned and managed by the Independent Pub Group (IPG).
KP architects were responsible for the bright and breezy fit-out with a focus on old-style summer holiday décor such as striped umbrellas and wooden deck chairs.
Until the summer arrives, however, each Sunday night the Beach Hotel provides a roaring open fireplace with a coal-fired rotisserie suckling pig and Greek lamb for just $23 with seasonal vegetables and jus, and other menu specials each night of the week.
Head Chef Daniel Serafin created a lunch and dinner menu with a rustic and ‘Eat Local’ focus.
Bistro bread is sourced from Home Grain Bakery in Aldinga and meat from Grasslands Premium Beef in regional South Australia, with 65 per cent of the venue’s wine list selected from the McLaren Vale region. “Our menu is a true reflection of South Australia,” Serafin said.
Beach Hotel manager Shane Gross oversaw the transformation from Seaford Hotel to Beach Hotel.
“Since opening our doors, the reaction has been incredible with both existing and new patrons loving the new-look hotel and its diverse offerings.
“We look forward to operating in summer when we know the Beach will be a first choice of venue for after work drinks, a place to meet before heading in to the city on a Saturday night and lazy Sunday sessions,” he said.
The venue features a bistro, main bar, gaming area, function area, cocktail lounge and beer garden, and caters to the broad demographic that populates the southern suburbs of Adelaide.