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Seafront St Kilda Hotel reopens under new ownership

The St Kilda pub has just re-opened under new management from the same owners as The Greenock in the Barossa Valley.

The St Kilda pub which opened back in 1895 in Adelaide’s North-West has had a long history of serving up drinks, food and beautiful sunsets on the shores of St Kilda Beach.

Last month, the pub opened under new management with a focus on making it a great lively and fun destination which caters to families. Many pass through on Friday to Sunday before and after heading to the award-winning St Kilda Adventure Playground.

“We do more kids meals by far at St Kilda than we do at our other pub, The Greenock. We plan to put in some pin ball machines at St Kilda and have a kids corner when possible to cater to them,” Andy says.

“The St Kilda community township is quite small, but it’s a very tight knit community. It almost acts like a country town which has been great,” Andy Adams.

St Kilda also backs onto Parafield Gardens and Salisbury and the soon to be Riverlea Estate. “Hopefully with all those people we can create a great community here,” Andy says.

The St Kilda Hotel team have spent time doing minor renovations: patching, painting, new beer taps, and putting in a new games room. For years the second storey has been closed, and their hopes are that they will soon be able to re-open it for functions and as an extended restaurant area.

“We’ve had demand to get the second level ready for functions, which will be a nice point of difference. Hopefully we’ll also be able to have the beer garden renovated with new picnic furniture and festoon lighting ready for the warmer months as well,” Andy says.

St Kilda Hotel also want to focus on levelling up the food and beverage service, similar to the Greenock pub which is known for its great range of wines, craft beers and higher-end drinks.

“There’s a new head chef at the St Kilda Hotel that we have on board called Matthew De Cean, who has created a new menu coming out next week which includes traditional pub fare. There’s also some Italian inspired meals in there as well as the area has a really strong European background and it’s a big market produce area,” Andy says.

Andy says that there could be further renovations down the track, but right now they’re focussing on levelling up the food and drink, plus making it a great place for people to visit.

“A lot of big groups are buying pubs in SA, but you just can’t beat a family owned and run hotel,” Andy says.

St Kilda Hotel
Where: 2-10 Fooks Terrace, St Kilda SA 5110
When: Friday 10 am–10 pm
Saturday 10 am–10 pm
Sunday 10 am–10 pm
Monday 10 am–10 pm
Tuesday 10 am–10 pm
Wednesday 10 am–10 pm
Thursday 10 am–10 pm
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