Seagulls owner Leon Bozuslavsky is looking forward to welcoming outdoor diners.
With summer almost here and lockdowns hopefully a thing of the past, the outdoors once again beckons – and that includes our favourite food venues. And in Frankston City, outdoor dining just got a whole lot tastier with Frankston City Council starting construction on new parklets on both sides of Nepean Highway, adding to the smorgasbord of options already available.
The new parklets will cater for up to 188 patrons outside 13 hospitality venues, including Seagulls, Cosy and Tasty, Ha Long 2, Non Solo Vino, Olive and Fern, and Iron River Bar and Grill. The parklets, which use existing carparking spaces along with seated dining areas on the footpath, will feature stylish timber planter boxes and colourful shade sails. Live music from local artists will complement the dining experience on Friday and Saturday nights throughout summer.
Seagulls owner Leon Bozuslavsky said he was excited about the new space and had already received bookings from people wishing to dine in the parklets. “They look unreal,” Mr Bozuslavsky said. “They have been constructed very well, the timber is very nice, they are very good quality and it looks fantastic. We already love Frankston and this is just going to make it even better.”
Iron River Bar and Grill owner Dwayne Heagney was also enthusiastic. “Seeing these parklets being installed gives us all hope of a good reopening,” Mr Heagney said. “We are so grateful to council for doing this. It’s going to be amazing when it’s in full swing and we can’t wait to extend our services to those dining outside.”
Commonfolk, Cinars, Casa Della, Nepean Souvlaki, Spice Club, Los Argentinos, A1 Kebabs, Pisces Dumplings and Ginseng are among other businesses that will be expanding their dining to the kerbside. There will also be a new kerbside dining area outside Gapfed on Playne St, Frankston, which will include umbrellas, tables and chairs and olive trees, and plans for outdoor dining in Carrum Downs are underway too. The parklets will complement existing ones on Wells St and Beach St, and Station St in Seaford.