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Exciting new multi-faceted venue Busselton Pavilion opens

Suzanne AstonBusselton Dunsborough Times
Busselton Pavilion
Camera IconBusselton Pavilion Credit: Duncan Wright

Busselton’s newest venue the multi-faceted Busselton Pavilion finally opened its doors last Friday.

The pub and dining destination, which also encompasses a wine shop and in-house distillery, welcomed the new year in gastronomic style with its opening on January 19.

With capacity for up to 500 guests, the Busselton Pavilion is reimagining the classic gastro pub formula with a focus on providing effortless hospitality to guests.

The Pavilion’s menu, based around fresh local seafood and seasonal produce, is curated by Parker Group culinary director Brendan Pratt, who is widely considered one of WA’s best chefs.

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Mr Pratt explained that the menu focuses on simple food heavily influenced by the venue’s imported specialty rotisserie, and the abundance of incredible produce in the South West.

“From organic eggs to grass-fed regeneratively-farmed beef, beautiful line-caught seafood from the Great Southern, and local marron we are working closely with farmers and producers to showcase the best of the South West and surrounds, ” he said.

Mr Pratt will mentor a kitchen of burgeoning chefs led by head chef Josh de Caen, who all share the same mission of showcasing the best of the South West on the plate.

A team member in its own right, the high-end Rotisol rotisserie was imported from France and will be a major drawcard, with much of the menu infused with its flavour.

The beverage menu is similarly exciting. Parker Group wine director and Busselton local Cyndal Petty has hand-picked a range of top-notch wines.

The selection of wines leans heavily into the local scene while also drawing from wider Australian varietals and imported wines.

Building a dynamic and progressive team for Busselton Pavilion was a key focus for Parker Group director John Parker.

“Busselton Pavilion is a celebration of community, a tribute to local talent and an even more compelling reason to book a trip down south in 2024,” he said.

Generally, pavilions are known for delivering a variety of offerings under one roof, and this tradition continues with the attached South West Wine Shop.

A soon to be revealed in-house distillery will be where Parker Group’s newly-appointed South West distiller Kevin Clark will bottle bespoke spirits, liqueurs and low ABV products for consumption at the venue and beyond.

Busselton Pavilion is now open for trading five days a week, Wednesday on Sundays, 11am to late.

For more information, please visit: www.busseltonpavilion.com.au/

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