Manly, and the Shore Club Hotel which has been vacant for over four years will get a new lease of life.
The team behind Sails on Lavender Bay will open Manly Greenhouse, a multi-storey beachfront bar and restaurant in April 2018. Greg Anderson and Patricia Nunes will transform the former Shore Club Hotel to new glory – creating a hub for Manly locals and visitors alike. Taking its name and cues from the free-spirited culture and natural beauty of the coastal suburb, Manly Greenhouse will comprise three distinct levels; a casual street level bar offering all-day dining, middle level grillrestaurant, and rooftop bar.
Greg and Patricia have enlisted award-winning studio Luchetti Krelle (ACME, Banksii) to design the space which accommodates 400 across its three levels. Taking inspiration from greenhouse forms, the steel structures and transparent materials used will be offset with abundant greenery. Collaborations with local plant specialists, The Plant Room and illustrator Beci Orphin will continue the vision, with verdant, lush plant life and a specially commissioned series of pressed flowers, representing indigenous flora and natives.
At street level, the venue will offer a casual beachside bar and all-day dining. A glass frontage will connect diners with street and ocean views while the open floorplan offers close access to the bar, coffee counter and pizza oven. The middle level will welcome a brand-new concept for the beachside destination, a refined restaurant where the menu will centre around a charcoal grill. Completing the space will be an impressive rooftop bar with panoramic ocean views. A light-filled oasis where a central bar will be the focal point, situated under a canopy of cascading ferns.
Previously home to the Shore Club Hotel, the venue has a troubled history and Greg and Patricia look forward to creating a new future for the site. "The space has been vacant for almost four years, a wasted opportunity for our locals and visitors to enjoy those spectacular views – whether over a morning coffee, intimate dinner or rooftop cocktail. We’ve witnessed the Manly Wharf grow in popularity over the years and we believe now is the time to breathe new life and hospitality into one of Sydney’s best beachfronts" Greg said.
Manly Greenhouse will open in April 2018. Stay tuned for more details and info as the date draws closer.