The Boathouse Group began in 2008 with our Palm Beach cafe, established by Pip Robb and Andrew Goldsmith. The Group currently offers three flagship Boathouse cafes, a local cafe bakery concept called Whale Beach Deli, a collection of wedding and event venues, as well as a homewares and interiors store called The Boathouse Home, located near our first site in Palm Beach.
Our newest addition to the group is The Boathouse Hotel Patonga. It is our first venue on the Central Coast, a 1.5 hour drive from Sydney and 30 minute boat trip from Palm Beach. The fish and chip shop is currently closed for some small renovations, with renovations to the rest of the Hotel commencing in May. We hope to reopen the Hotel in Spring 2018.
We have always had the aim of creating experiences which people love. We try to do this through high quality products and ingredients, as well as by trying to offer a fun and genuine service along the way. We have always aimed for our venues to be the heart of the community and provide a classic Australian beachside experience.
The business is operated by Heath Bambridge, the group COO, who was one of the earliest full time team members. We are lucky to have an outstanding team of over 300 people who help to make The Boathouse what it is today.