About Us

We would like to welcome you to Scarborough’s newest addition to the beachfront, The Sandbar Scarborough Beach (formerly Zanders Restaurant).

The Sandbar is locally owned and operated by Ben Randall, and our team of approximately 45 employees. Ben has spent the last 12 years at his family owned and operated pub, The Paddington Alehouse, which his family has operated for over 25 years. He has been fortunate enough to grow up in and experience first-hand this amazing industry.

At The Sandbar, community involvement is what we are all about. Our team always puts the needs of the community first – and, being locally owned and operated, we know what is needed to accomplish this. We believe that our customers are the ones who make and define a venue, and we certainly hope to be remembered as the best venue in Scarborough.

Our aim is to help put Scarborough Beach back on the world map…where it belongs! With the redevelopment of the Rendezvous Esplanade and the impending upgrade of the foreshore, Scarborough Beach will soon become Western Australia’s premier tourist attraction. New restaurants and bars, like The Sandbar, will be open for trade from the early hours until late into the night, attracting tourists from all over the globe.

Scarborough’s First Beach Bar & Restaurant

On 1 August 2013, our team took over Zanders Scarborough and Torch Bar, and began implementing changes straight away. The plan was to create a new brand, with a new food menu, beer list, wine list, and cocktail list. Most importantly, a new name – which was chosen by the local community, and our logo, which we hope will be with us for many years to come.

At The Sandbar Scarborough Beach our offerings are diverse yet simple – wood fired pizzas, craft tap beer, award winning wines, cocktails (selected by our staff), and of course, friendly service.

The Sandbar has a ‘no bookings’ policy. We aim to seat everyone, and believe customers who are here wanting a table will always get one. For all large bookings and function enquiries please email our Functions Manager, Sarah: sarah@sandbar.com.au

The Sandbar is located at 1 Scarborough Beach Road, Scarborough Beach – right next to the Scarborough Beach Clock Tower. For further information, email The Sandbar or phone (08) 9245 2001.

 Meet The Sandbar Team

At The Sandbar Scarborough Beach, we employ over 30 staff from all over the world. They are friendly and understand what the Scarborough community is all about.

Ben Randall – Owner

Ben has over 12 years’ experience in hospitality. Originally from The Paddington Alehouse in Mount Hawthorn.

Tomoyo Okuo – Assistant Restaurant Manager

Tomoyo has over 20 years’ experience in hospitality. Originally from Japan, Tommy has managed restaurants for the past 10 years.

Aladin Karcher – Assistant Restaurant Manager

Aladin has over 8 years of experience in hospitality. Originally from France, Aladin has been managing venues for the past 4 years

Ross Westlake – Bar Manager

Ross has over 8 years experience in hospitality. He is from Cornwall in England. Ross joined our team in December 2013 from The George in the Perth CBD where he was a bar supervisor

We certainly hope to see you down at The Sandbar Scarborough Beach soon!!! And remember…”life is better at the beach”



The Team at The Sandbar Scarborough Beach