The Sandbar Scarborough Beach
We were born on Saturday 31st August 2013 at 10:03am.
The name was created through a competition: ‘Name your new local ‘ for which thousands of residents were asked to submit their ideas for the chance to win 6 months of VIP treatment at our new look venue. After receiving over 1200 suggestions, The Sandbar Scarborough Beach was formed and the winner announced… Ruth Lavender of South Perth.
We are locally owned and operated here at The Sandbar… with the owner and majority of our team living amongst the Scarborough community.
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: email@example.com
Thanks so much for stopping by The Sandbar, please feel free to let us know about your experience… We would love to hear from you. And remember… “Life is better at the beach.”
The Team at The Sandbar Scarborough Beach
Locally owned and operated
The Sandbar is locally owned and operated by Ben Randall, and our team of approximately 55 employees. Prior to taking over the business in August 2013, Ben had spent the previous 12 years at The Paddington Alehouse, which his family has owned and operated since 1987. 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 $100m redevelopment of the foreshore (which started back in 2016 and includes the recently opened Scarborough Beach Pool), about to be complete…there has never been a more exciting time for our amazing beach front.
If you are yet to visit, it’s a must!! And we certainly hope to see you at The Sandbar
Owner / Venue Manager
Ben has owned and operated The Sandbar since its inception in August 2013. Before this, he operated his family owned and operated business, The Paddington Alehouse, between 2003 and 2013. Ben’s family still own this and have so since 1992. Ben is a Scarborough local, and has lived in the community since 2011
Assistant Venue Manager
Daniel comes from the west of Ireland. He has been in hospitality in one way or the other since 2006. Having worked in wineries and breweries in Margaret River for the first 18 months of his stay in Australia he then relocated to Scarborough and more importantly to The Sandbar Scarborough Beach.
He fell in love with the area and has been our Assistant Venue Manager since our renovations in 2016. He loves the vibe of Scarborough and having one of the best beaches on his doorstep.
Lisa is from Port Campbell, a small coastal town along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. She has now been in hospitality since 2003 and really enjoys it.
Lisa has worked in many different places with hospitality, from distilleries in Victoria, working using local produce to working her way up the east coast and working and living in Byron Bay.
She has lived in Perth now for over a year and it’s a slice of paradise to her!
Working along the coast at the Sandbar is pure bliss.
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Tijana was born and raised in the North West of Australia, which is where her hospitality career began over 10 years ago. She has worked at many well-known venues around Perth including Mandoon Estate and Must Wine bar. Tijana is also studying a double-degree of Public and International relations at Curtin University which is also passion of hers.
Tijana has worked at The Sandbar since January 2018 and in her short time within the Scarborough community she has come to believe there is no place that compares
Morag comes from the Isle of Lewis, located in the outer Hebrides of Scotland. She has been working in hospitality since early 2011, in a variety of venues in Glasgow city centre.
Most recently managing Glasgow’s oldest Bar and Restaurant – one of the most famous in Scotland! She’s been in Perth since November and has adapted to the sunny beach life of Scarborough with ease!
Michael is our resident Pom. Originally from London, he has been in the industry since 2013. Managing world renowned venues in The UK he has swapped the cold, busy city for the sunny Scarborough beach.
Favourite conversation topics consist of, but not limited to: All Brits liking warm beer (no one does), the real game of FOOTBALL and does Australia really need to be such a vast country.
Adesh comes from the North of Nepal. He has been in Australia since 2013. Adesh has been part of the Sandbar since 2014. He worked at several venues in Melbourne and Perth before joining The Sandbar crew.
Here at the Sandbar, we have a multicultural family which is definitely one of the best thing about this place.
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 Assistant Venue Manager, Daniel: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.