Belief in Tweed a great recipe
IT'S taken time and imagination, but the transformation of the old Tweed Tourist Information building into a waterfront, parkland restaurant is almost complete.
Owner/chef Adrian Wright, who currently operates The Steakhouse at Woodlands, is over the moon with the transformation to-date.
He said he couldn't think of a better location for a restaurant.
"This will be the only waterfront restaurant in Tweed," Mr Wright said. "And what a fabulous view, right here in the heart of Tweed Heads with beautiful parklands all around and a safe beach area for swimming."
Mr Wright said the trendy bar/cafe/restaurant, which is yet to be named, would be licenced and open for lunch and dinner, as well as breakfast on the weekend.
"We had to do an awful lot of work inside to make it work, and the kitchen had to be built from scratch," he said.
The restaurant will seat 40 comfortably, and Mr Wright said he was interested in customers coming to enjoy their evening, not in a quick turnaround of tables.
"We decided on this location because Tweed CBD needs support," Mr Wright said, adding that police and council had worked together over the past year to successfully clean up the parklands.
"Coolangatta has everything and robs money from the Tweed, so we are hoping to stop that.
"I also believe in supporting the town you live in."
Mr Wright said it was a shame council had pulled the pin on the redevelopment of Jack Evans Boat Harbour.
"They have a great opportunity to turn this area into something fantastic," he said.
"It would have given Tweed a real identity."
He hopes the restaurant will open by mid-August.