New food and drink venues opening

Dave McMahon of Shores Cafe Restaurant

Despite this being the toughest year for hospitality, confidence in the local food scene is bringing news of more establishments opening.

Night life in Kiama looks set to get busier with the launch of a dinner service and bar area at the Shores Café Restaurant in Collins Street (formerly Three Brothers).

The Bugle has had an early peek at the new lunch and dinner menu and met the chef, Dave McMahon. He has prepared a fresh Mediterranean-influenced menu for this new venue.

“My aim is to make people happy by cooking food with love,” says Dave who started out at The Silos and Salmon and Co in Berry before heading for the bright lights in Sydney.

The opportunity to work at the Hungry Duck lured him and his family back home to the South Coast.

With this new venture, Dave is keen to expand the evening dining experience in Collins and Terralong Streets, Kiama.

“The newly renovated Café and Restaurant will eventually have a bar area where cocktails and grazing or cheese plates will be served, and local musicians will play on Sunday afternoons,” says Kiama Shores property manager Imogen Gumley.

Shores will be open for breakfast and lunch seven days and for dinner from Thursday to Saturday.

Over in Kiama Downs, Johnson Street is also developing into an eat street.
The popular Stacks Burger House & Eatery has spawned an offshoot, Fish Tribe.

Emma and Jason Young opened Stacks two years ago, and have now taken over the old fish shop space and transformed it into a more up-market purveyor of seafood.

“Fish Tribe will have a fresh approach to seafood, using only quality produce from local suppliers, prepared and cooked to order,” says Jason.

“It will be totally different to any other fish shop in the area.”

Their grand opening will be on Saturday 5 December. Mostly takeaway, with limited seating.

In future editions we hope to confirm rumours of another venue opening in Collins St, and look at other nearby foodie developments.

Emma and Jason Young

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