Introducing ‘The Patch, Tomakin’ an exciting new venue for Eurobodalla on the NSW south coast.
A transformation for Tomakin Sports Club
The Patch, Tomakin will transform the previous Tomakin sporting club and hospitality space into a modern yet relaxed venue for Eurobodalla. The stylish 226-seat space will landmark the region as a foodie destination for both locals and visitors alike.
The Patch, Tomakin will be a showcase of the abundance of fresh produce from across the region and will include an indoor-outdoor bar and eatery. The vast space can seat 118 guests inside and 108 guests outside and opened in July 2022 in time for the school holidays.
Respected hospitality group, Tully Heard – the team behind projects such as the Acre Group of restaurants and projects such as The Growers, Shoalhaven, The Fernery Mosman and the Greens, North Sydney – are adding an innovative new project to their portfolio. The new design will accentuate the natural environment with an alfresco dining area that overlooks the lush garden surroundings.
Picturesque Tomakin Beach and Melville Point lookout are only metres away. It’s just a short drive to Batemans Bay, the heart of Australia’s Oyster Coast. The SAGE Farmers Market, an authentic, award winning growers’ market, is located down the road at Moruya, offering chefs a plethora of fresh, seasonal produce to choose from.
Eurobodalla boasts pristine beaches, rivers and estuaries with lush, green mountains beyond. The area is home to some of the best seafood and produce in the country, sourced directly from the many farmers and producers that call the South Coast home.
The Patch, Tomakin is inspired by all the South Coast lifestyle has to offer, from long balmy days spent shucking oysters on wooden jetties, to swims in the ocean watching pelicans glide by.
Complemented with beverages from local vineyards, distillers, and brewers such as Kosciusko Vodka, North of Eden Gin, Broulee Brewhouse, Wild Brumby Distillery, and a thoughtfully curated wine list, all will be served from a uniquely designed external shipping container bar.
Deriving its name from early developments, the area was aptly named ‘Sunpatch Beach Estate’. Sunpatch was described in 1966 as ‘one of the finest stretches of coastal scenery in the world and sought out by people who wanted complete seclusion from city and town life’. The region has retained its natural beauty and relative seclusion to this day.
The Patch, Tomakin, pays homage to the region’s rich history and colourful characters that have passed before. Creating a foodie’s destination for the Eurobodalla region, the family- friendly concept was created by PONY Design and offers a relaxed yet contemporary design.
There will be an array of entertainment to complement the venue such as, Sunday acoustic sessions, curated chefs’ dinners and a purpose-built interactive children’s playground.
The venue draws inspiration from South Coast favourites like Bangalay Luxury Villas, Shoalhaven; Cupitt’s Estate, Ulladulla and The Growers, Worrigee. Plus, city locations like Greens North Sydney, The Fernery Mosman, acre Atarmon and The Grounds Alexandria.
Tully Heard Group Director John Tully said “Off the back of the success of the Growers- Shoalhaven we were engaged to oversee The Patch – Tomakin project. We are proud to launch the new concept and look forward to seeing the venue thrive and become a whole community space, after the traumas of the past few years on the South Coast – especially in the Tomakin area.”
The Tomakin community endured the relentless fires of 2019, and the Tomakin Club became the central place for the community to gather, to be fed and watered through extremely challenging times.
The Patch Tomakin will be a fresh, welcome addition to the area and reflects the regions most treasured attributes, the natural environment, the rich food bowl, and the relaxed, coastal lifestyle – a unique “patch” for the NSW South Coast.