Locals and visitors to Avalon Beach are in for a real treat, with the long-awaited arrival of a new operator for the café and restaurant at the Surf Lifesaving Club.

In very exciting news, Northern Beaches Council has signed a lease with Sunny Amarpreet Singh (of A.K.C.N Group Pty Ltd) to fit out and operate the beachfront dining venue at Avalon Beach’s Surf Life Saving Club.

The new tenant currently owns and manages the popular Lovat restaurant in Newport (as well as Grind Beans at Warriewood and Grumpy Expresso Bar in Narrabeen), and plans to offer a similar modern Australia food and beverage menu at their new Avalon Beach restaurant. The café operation will provide more casual fare, focusing on local coffee and a breakfast and lunch menu.

Lovat at Newport. Image: www.facebook.com/restaurantlovat

Northern Beaches Mayor Sue Heins said Council was delighted to have a new operator in place at Avalon before the busy spring and summer months.

“We are thrilled to welcome a new operator for the café and restaurant at this stunning location,” Mayor Heins said.

“With sweeping views over Avalon Beach, it is a fabulous spot for a long lunch with family and friends, a hot coffee after a morning surf or a quick bite to eat after a swim.

“The club building is an excellent community asset and deserves a high-quality dining operation.

“With a track record of success at their Newport restaurant, we can’t wait to see what the new operators have in store at the Avalon location.”

It follows several other very successful new Northern Beaches Surf Club restaurant and cafe openings over the last year or two, including The Basin Dining Room at Mona Vale and Butterbox at Long Reef. 

The Basin Dining Room. Image: Caroline McCredie
Butterbox at Long Reef

The President and Deputy President of Avalon Beach Surf Life Saving Club recently met with Council and Sunny to discuss the new operation of the café and restaurant.

The club’s Deputy President Richard Cole said they are looking forward to Club members and the local community benefiting from this new food and beverage offering right near the sand.

“We congratulate Sunny and his team and look forward to working with them to support our Bangalley Bar and the many functions held at the Club,” Mr Cole said.

“Lovat is a great fit and we can’t wait to see the spaces reactivated again.”

The 10-year lease will commence on 1 August 2024, with the tenant planning to open in Spring. We’ll keep you posted!

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