Transforming the Tomakin Sports & Social Club (Tomakin Club) hospitality space in the Eurobodalla Shire into a 226-seat venue, the soon to open The Patch, Tomakin is set to create a desirable location for locals and visitors alike.

The new design embraces the natural environment with an alfresco dining area that overlooks the lush garden surrounds. The pristine Tomakin Beach and Melville Point lookout are only moments away and it’s a short drive to Batemans Bay, the heart of Australia’s Oyster Coast.

CEO of Tomakin Sports & Social Club Glen Rice says: “In The Patch you will be able to experience an array of cuisines and styles of food way beyond what we could offer before. With the help of Tully Heard Consulting we are building what we think is one of the best casual, yet contemporary dining venues on the coast and are delighted with what is soon to be on offer.

“We are very proud of the history of the Tomakin Club and the club movement in general. As the industry moves with the times, we realised that to stay relevant and viable, we needed to elevate our offering. By adding The Patch, we are squarely aiming to attract and appeal to new but importantly our existing segments of the market and we know we will deliver on that,” adds Glenn.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under the professional standards legislation A showcase of the abundance of fresh produce the region has to offer, The Patch will include an indoor-outdoor bar and eatery. The spacious venue will service 118 guests inside and 108 guests outside and is set to open in July 2022 – just in time for the school holidays.

The Eurobodalla region on the South Coast of NSW, boasts pristine beaches, rivers and estuaries and green mountains beyond. The area is home to some of the best seafood and produce in the country, sourced directly from the many farmers and producers that call the South Coast home.

The surrounding food bowl is a rich source of produce for the venue with menu items sourced from Bodalla Dairy, Tilba Cheeses, Narooma Seafoods, Honor Bread plus more to come.

Complemented with beverages from local vineyards, distillers, and brewers such as Kosciusko Vodka, North of Eden Gin, Broulee Brewery WildBrumby Distillery, and a thoughtfully curated wine list, all will be served from a uniquely designed external shipping container bar.

A respected team of international chefs will head up the kitchen, drawing on experiences from the UK, Spain, Dubai, Italy and Sydney.

Deriving its name from early developments, the The Patch location was aptly named ‘Sunpatch Beach Estate’. Sunpatch was described in 1966 as ‘one of the finest stretches of coastal scenery in the world and sought out by people who wanted complete seclusion from city and town life’. The region has retained its natural beauty and relative seclusion to this day.

The Patch, Tomakin embraces all the South Coast lifestyle has to offer, from long balmy days spent shucking oysters on wooden jetties to swims in the ocean watching pelicans glide by.

The new venue will pay homage to the club’s rich history and characters that have passed before. Creating a foodie’s destination for the Eurobodalla region, the family-friendly concept was created by PONY Design and offers a relaxed community feel.

There will be an array of entertainment to entice like Sunday acoustic sessions, curated chefs’ dinners, and a purpose-built interactive children’s playground.

The venue draws inspiration from South Coast favourites like Bangalay Luxury Villas, Shoalhaven; Cupitt’s Estate Ulladulla and The Growers, Worrigee. Plus, city locations like Greens North Sydney, The Fernery Mosman, acre Atarmon and The Grounds Alexandria. Plus, the SAGE Farmers Market, one of the most authentic Growers’ Markets in Australia is just down the road in Moruya, with a plethora of unique produce for the chefs to choose from.

Tully Heard Group Director John Tully said “Off the back of the success of The Growers, Shoalhaven we were engaged to oversee the new-look Club. We are proud to work with the Club to launch the new concept of The Patch, Tomakin and look forward to seeing the club thrive post the traumas of the past few years on the South Coast – especially in the Tomakin area.”

The Tomakin region endured the relentless fires of 2019, and the Sports Club became the central place for the community to gather and be fed and watered through extremely challenging times.

The soon to be opened The Patch Tomakin will be a fresh, welcome addition to the area and reflects the regions most treasured attributes, the natural environment, the rich food bowl, and the relaxed, coastal lifestyle of the are – a unique “patch” for the NSW South Coast.

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