Where coast meets country.
Located within the Shoalhaven region on the NSW South Coast, The Growers, a new 450-seat indoor-outdoor casual eatery and bar opened its doors on Friday 20 November 2020.
Celebrating the best of the area and its surroundings, the venue showcases the region’s diverse agricultural producers, wineries, fromageries and breweries.
American-born chef Patrick Haney (Sydney’s Opera Bar and Pok Pok in Portland, Oregon) will spearhead the kitchen at The Growers. Patrick has created a menu that comprises a selection of shared dishes including oysters from Greenwell Point and Batemans Bay; squid and whitebait fritto; and wood-fired pizzas. More substantial items include house pasta made with local vegetables, and roast chicken with kale polenta and mushrooms. Patrick will also work closely with local producers The Pines, Eden Smokehouse and Milton Beef, among many others.
Highlighting the regional beverage producers, the drinks list will include Jervis Bay Brewing Co., BentSpoke Canberra, spirits hailing from Distillery Botanica in Erina NSW, and a curated wine list that showcases boutique and local wineries.
Created by Tully Heard Consulting (the team behind the acre Eateries, The Greens, The Fernery, Taffy’s and Alala’s), The Growers will feature multiple dining areas and enclosed events spaces. There is an expansive outdoor garden area that includes seating under planted pergolas, a fire pit, kids play areas, and kiosk, which will offer a limited weekend menu that focuses on barbeque-style dishes, such as slow-cooked pulled pork seasoned with The Growers spice rub made from ingredients from the venue’s kitchen garden.
The expansive space by Pony Design Co is inviting and warm, using a combination of natural timber finishings, greenery, eclectic furniture and textured stones, with plenty of space for social distancing.
Patrick said: “We’re thrilled to be opening The Growers this November. The NSW South Coast is a region rich with produce and history and The Growers will continue to tell these stories, cementing its place as a leading food, beverage and event destination.
“As we head into the school and Christmas holidays, The Growers is the perfect pit stop for lunch if you are passing through, or an ideal location for those in the Shoalhaven region over summer.”
The Growers is 2½ hours from Sydney and Canberra and offers both the local community and holidaymakers a place to gather, celebrate and re-discover the beauty of the NSW South Coast.
Reservations can be made via https://www.thegrowersshoalhaven.com.au/