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Coogee Pavilion Will Unveil Three New Venues on Its Long-Awaited Middle Floor in January 2020

A new cocktail bar, restaurant and tapas bar will join the already popular beachside destination.
By Libby Curran
December 05, 2019
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Coogee Pavilion Will Unveil Three New Venues on Its Long-Awaited Middle Floor in January 2020

A new cocktail bar, restaurant and tapas bar will join the already popular beachside destination.
By Libby Curran
December 05, 2019
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At beachside hotspot Coogee Pavilion, the final piece of the puzzle is about to click into place — and in a big way, too. Five years in the making, the middle level of this historic building is set to finally be unveiled in January, joining the multi-faceted ground-floor offering and much-loved Coogee Pavilion Rooftop.

The hotly-anticipated Coogee Pavilion Middle Floor will actually play host to three distinct venues — cocktail bar Will's, restaurant Mimi's, and a wine and tapas bar by the name of Una Más — combining to mark one of Merivale's most ambitious projects yet. While each venue has its own personality and design DNA, the whole level is an homage to the idyllic coastal location and is guided by the same Australian-accented take on modern Mediterranean cuisine. Executive Chef Jordan Toft (Bert's, Bar Topa) is taking the reins for this lot of newcomers, just as he's helmed the rest of the building's food offerings over the years.

Boasting sweeping ocean views through its large arched windows, Mimi's pairs drops off a 500-strong wine list with fresh seafood, top-quality meats and market-fresh vegetables grilled on the kitchen's josper. Don't expect any foams, gels or smokes here — Mimi's is all about letting the produce shine. "What you order from the menu is exactly what you see on the plate," said Toft in a statement. "No smoke, no mirrors, no pomp. Just great produce, an amazing setting and the slowing of time".

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Wine and tapas bar Una Más is the lively, playful sibling, where you'll happily spend a session straight off the beach. Fresh and fun, it's designed to be a modern locals' haunt, offering an approachable menu spiked with both Spanish and Australian influences. Toft says to expect "chilled chablis or vermouth, with an oyster just shucked, seafood off the plancha and anchovies on fresh bread".

Meanwhile, cocktail bar Will's will embrace a European charm, promising good time vibes and a drinks list inspired by the Italian coast.

Mimi's, Will's and Una Más are set to open on Coogee Pavilion's middle floor in January 2020. In the meantime, you can visit Coogee Pavilion and Coogee Pavilion rooftop at 169 Dolphin Street, Coogee.

Published on December 05, 2019 by Libby Curran

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