Yacht Club café set to serve more than just bay sunsets

At the ground floor of the Frankston Yacht Club, fit out work is underway for Oliver’s Corner, a beach bar and café inspired by The Bucket List on Bondi Beach.

Floor to ceiling windows will provide the perfect bay backdrop for sipping local wines and beers from the upmarket drinks list as the sun sets.

IF your mind is always on the menu, imagine casual weekend brekkies, lazy afternoons spent enjoying simple street food like barbecued corn on the cob, mini souvlakis or fish and chips on the deck or dropping in for coffee and cake with the family after a stroll on the boardwalk.

Brendan Theobald and John O’Halloran leased the lower floor of the Yacht Club from Council so they could bring this vision to life for Frankston locals and visitors.

“It will be nice and simple, not overcomplicated; we want everyone to feel like they’re on holiday,” Brendan said.

“It is all about the view and watching the sun set over the bay, seeing the sail boats go by and enjoying simple food in a way we haven’t be able to do it before – this is a different offer.

“A venue looking over the water from right on the sand is long overdue in Frankston and we hope it will catch on. We love the idea of creating a precinct down here.”

Oliver’s Corner will close at sunset, year round – 9pm over the six warmer months of the year and 6pm during winter.

“During those winter months, we might hold functions after we close,” Brendan said.

Oliver’s Corner will provide locals the opportunity to enjoy the foreshore, even in winter, with plans including an artificial fireplace for the venue, which will seat just over 100 guests in total, inside and on the deck.

“There’s something therapeutic about open fires and the ocean,” Brendan said.

“There’s still a bit of work to do but we’re hoping to open around April next year and by September we should be running seamlessly and ready for a busy summer.

“When you see the umbrellas out on the deck, you will know we’ve opened so come and check it out.”

Frankston City Councillor, Brad Hill, met Brendan and John at the Yacht Club on Thursday (17 December) to get a sneak peek of the works underway.

“This venue is going capture the absolute best of Frankston – the beach, the bay views and sharing great food and drinks in good company,” Cr Hill said.

“Everyone at Council is so excited to see it all coming together. I’ll definitely be here on opening day.”

Visit: OliversCorner.com.au to keep up to date.