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Merivale Is Breathing New Life Into a Northern Beaches Local

Executive Chef Jordan Toft with Vincenzo Biondini

Hospitality empire Merivale has announced it will be opening its newest refurbished venue, The Collaroy, this month.

Located on the beachfront of the iconic northern Sydney beach, the two-story hotel has sweeping views of the ocean and will be open all-day for locals get together for a bite to eat or a drink by the sea.

In the early morning, the beachside kiosk will be serving up coffee, juice and pastries made fresh in-house. Brunch will be on offer later on in the day, with a menu that spans health-driven bowls, like muesli with dried fruit, nuts, oats, coconut yoghurt and cold milk, to twists on favourites, such as toasted faro with avocado, boiled egg, rocket, grilled haloumi, olive oil and lemon.

The ground floor will serve small share plates in the evening, like freshly sliced prosciutto and grissini, ham croquettes with spicy aioli and anchovy toasts with pickled shallots, alongside home-style dinners that will rotate daily, including lamb and eggplant moussaka on Mondays, pork and fennel sausages with roasted pumpkin and green garlic on Tuesdays and a coastal take on the Sunday roast.

Upstairs, guests will find an open kitchen serving up fresh seafood, grilled meats, salads and burgers, together with two bars. Vinnie’s authentic, fresh woodfire pizza, created by Vincenzo Biondini, will also be available day and night.

The bartenders of Merivale’s other notable beachfront establishments, The Newport, Papi Chulo and Coogee Pavilion, have worked together to create a drinks list designed to enhance the seaside experience that focuses on dry white wines, fresh rosés and summer style cocktails.

The official opening date of The Collary is yet to be announced.