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In Focus | Bert's

In Focus | Bert's

Whenever Justin Hemmes opens up a new venue - it gets our attention. Quite simply, whatever he touches, turns to gold. His latest establishment, to join the ever-growing list on the Merivale dining portfolio, is no exception. Overlooking the idyllic Pittwater and expansive grounds of The Newport, Bert's is the second stage of the development created by Merivale’s dream design team Justin and Bettina Hemmes, Akin Creative’s Kelvin Ho and stylist Amanda Talbot. The wonderfully layered interior has taken design cues from the decadent grand hotel dining rooms of the 1930's.

  Bert's  Executive Chef Jordan Toft and Head Chef Sam Kane cook from an impressive centre kitchen.

Bert's Executive Chef Jordan Toft and Head Chef Sam Kane cook from an impressive centre kitchen.

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“We wanted to create that sense of relaxed indulgence you experience on a coastal European holiday; to capture the feeling when you decide to order the fresh lobster or relax into the afternoon with champagne and oysters.”
— Executive Chef, Jordan Toft
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“We make a roast almond vodka, mix that up with a white peach skin syrup and fresh citrus, then finish the drink with Ruinart Blanc de Blancs. All the good things.”
— Bert's Bar Manager, Sam Egerton
 The  Bert's  bar is a melting pot of classic, elegant and impressive cocktails — with a focus on local ingredients, setting the list apart.

The Bert's bar is a melting pot of classic, elegant and impressive cocktails — with a focus on local ingredients, setting the list apart.

The Bert's menu is broken up into the open kitchen, which is seen within the dining room.  

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Bert’s 750-strong wine list has been carefully curated by Merivale’s two Master Sommeliers - Franck Moreau and Adrian Filiuta, with a strong focus on classic Australian and European wines.

  Bert's  interior takes design cues from the decadent grand hotel dining rooms of the 1930's.

Bert's interior takes design cues from the decadent grand hotel dining rooms of the 1930's.

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Bert's  
2 Kalinya Street, The Newport
+ 61 9114-7350


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