Seaside town Robe is one of SA’s most loved holiday destinations. With its laidback lifestyle and array of renowned eateries, it’s no surprise that tourists often return year after year for a Summer spell by the ocean.
Home to approximately 1500 people, Robe has an established food and wine scene, which is continuing to grow with the recent redevelopment of the Caledonian Inn, and now the opening of The Black Swan.
The business is the brainchild of Andrew Stillwell, Samuel Everett, and Stephanie Dening, as well as a fourth, private partner.
Stillwell boasts a background in hotel and pub management, whilst Everett and Dening are the owners of Robe’s Adventurous Spoon, and have been keen to bring a night-time venue to the town.
“It was all about waiting on the right building, time, partnership, and opportunity,” says Dening
The Black Swan was conceived as a “relaxed” place to enjoy a few drinks and a bite to eat. Dening says in terms of food, the intention has always been to keep it simple and delicious.
“We’re serving up tapas food,” she says. “We don’t have a set menu, so can alter it daily if need be.”
Dening tells us the team love supporting Australian brewing companies, and try to source all beer, wine, and spirits locally.
“We’ve had a great response so far from both locals and tourists,” says Dening. “We can’t wait to see what’s in store for the future.”
For more info on The Black Swan, see here.
You can find The Black Swan at 42-46 Victoria Street, Robe.