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Kelp Dining opens up on San Remo coast

Words by Tehya Nicholas
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Kelp Dining, the brand new restaurant and cocktail bar serving delicious tapas, tacos and salt-crusted margaritas, has landed in San Remo.

On those warm summer nights ahead, there’s nothing like a drink and a bite by the coast. A couple of hospitality legends in San Remo, the small seaside town just outside of Phillip Island, have opened up one very cool, very laid back spot to get your fill.

Owners Shiree and Travis, partners in both business and life, opened Kelp’s doors in October this year and have been serving their signature dishes and fun cocktails to locals and travellers alike. They say although you may not expect tacos and cauliflower steaks in San Remo, that’s part of their success.

“There’s only really pubs around, so we wanted to make [Kelp] the complete opposite,” Shiree explains. “Although we thought we’d chuck VB on tap for a bit of a laugh and it’s gone really well.”

Alongside the VB, punters can expect to find a selection of local, independent beer on offer, as well as cocktails with a distinctly coastal twist (like the Shaka Forever with elderflower, chambord, lemon juice and sparkling grapefruit.) Travis, who cut his teeth as a head chef in local restaurants like Bang Bang as well as in Japan, is at the helm in the kitchen, bringing his passion for fresh, local produce to the island he calls home.

Now operating at full capacity thanks to restrictions easing, the restaurant fits a comfortable 60 patrons, with space outside to enjoy the sun. Whether you’re looking for a casual night out with a mate or want to don your summer best, the vibe, the food and the drinks at Kelp are sure to satisfy.

WHAT: Kelp Dining
WHERE: 141 Marine Parade, San Remo
WHEN: Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 5:00pm – late | Saturday: 12:00pm – late | Sunday: 12:00pm – 5ish | Wednesday and Thursday: Closed
MORE INFO: Kelp Dining

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