The Sandbar Scarborough Beach
We were born on Saturday 31st August 2013 at 10:03am.
The name was created through a competition: ‘Name your new local ‘ for which thousands of residents were asked to submit their ideas for the chance to win 6 months of VIP treatment at our new look venue. After receiving over 1200 suggestions, The Sandbar Scarborough Beach was formed and the winner announced… Ruth Lavender of South Perth.
We are locally owned and operated here at The Sandbar… with the owner and majority of our team living amongst the Scarborough community.
The Sandbar has a ‘no bookings’ policy. We aim to seat everyone, and believe customers who are here wanting a table will always get one. For all large bookings and function enquiries, please email: email@example.com
Thanks so much for stopping by The Sandbar, please feel free to let us know about your experience… We would love to hear from you. And remember… “Life is better at the beach.”
The Team at The Sandbar Scarborough Beach
Locally owned and operated
The Sandbar is locally owned and operated by Ben Randall, and our team of approximately 55 employees. Prior to taking over the business in August 2013, Ben had spent the previous 12 years at The Paddington Alehouse, which his family has owned and operated since 1987. He has been fortunate enough to grow up in and experience first-hand this amazing industry.
At The Sandbar, community involvement is what we are all about. Our team always puts the needs of the community first – and, being locally owned and operated, we know what is needed to accomplish this. We believe that our customers are the ones who make and define a venue, and we certainly hope to be remembered as the best venue in Scarborough.
Our aim is to help put Scarborough Beach back on the world map…where it belongs! With the $100m redevelopment of the foreshore (which started back in 2016 and includes the recently opened Scarborough Beach Pool), about to be complete…there has never been a more exciting time for our amazing beach front.
If you are yet to visit, it’s a must!! And we certainly hope to see you at The Sandbar
Owner / Venue Manager
Ben has owned and operated The Sandbar since its inception in August 2013. Before this, he operated his family owned and operated business, The Paddington Alehouse, between 2003 and 2013. Ben’s family still own this and have so since 1992. Ben is a Scarborough local, and has lived in the community since 2011
Morag comes from the Isle of Lewis, located in the outer Hebrides of Scotland. She has been working in hospitality since early 2011, in a variety of venues in Glasgow city centre.
Most recently managing Glasgow’s oldest Bar and Restaurant – one of the most famous in Scotland! She’s been in Perth since November 2018 and has adapted to the sunny beach life of Scarborough with ease!
Adesh comes from the North of Nepal. He has been in Australia since November 2013. Adesh has been part of the Sandbar since 2014.
He worked at several venues in Melbourne and Perth before joining The Sandbar crew. Here at the Sandbar, we have a multicultural family which is definitely one of the best thing about this place.
Robyn was born in Perth and grew up in a beautiful South West coastal town. She moved back to Scarborough in January 2018 and is really enjoying the lifestyle.
She has had many years of hospitality and function experience and has also run her own business for 7 years.
Sara Del Piano
Sara comes from Milan, a very big city in the northern part of Italy. She has been living in Perth since September 2015 and straight away fell in love with Scarborough.
She has worked many years in the industry and she has been part of our team since early 2017 and loves it!
Harriet is both an Aussie & British citizen, having grown up in the Northern Suburbs of Perth since 2009. The Sandbar is her first hospitality job- and she’d never turn back !
Harriet studies Business Law, Politics & International Relations at UWA, and is en route to practicing law. Her favourite aspects of the sandbar are the people & the scenic views. Pop in and say hey !!
Samantha comes from Perth…in Scotland!! She has been in Australia for 4 years, and Perth since February 2016.
She has been working in different venues all over Perth and is currently studying Geology in UWA. Perth Australia is the perfect place for her! If she is not working, you can always find her on the beach!
Tom is a local to Perth and considers himself lucky to have spent his childhood enjoying Perth’s amazing beaches, in particular Scarborough beach. He has seen the beach transform over the years and loves it so much he decided that after travelling for a long time, he wanted to not only live in Scarborough but work there as well.
After bar work in England, running his own business for years in construction and completing a BA of Music as a drummer, he now found the perfect work-life balance back in hospitality in The Sandbar.
Andy though from Perth, grew up down South in the coastal town Albany. Working in bars and restaurants since 2001, he started out bartending in a small English pub from his hometown.
More recently he was part of the team at the Craft Brewery located in Hillary’s. Making the move to yours truly, he is now a Scarborough local and thoroughly enjoys the beachy lifestyle.
Originally from South East London, Hayley has been in Perth since October 2016, after spending a summer season on the Greek island of Ios.
She has been at The Sandbar for nearly 2 years, starting off as a bartender and being promoted to bar supervisor.
Despite a passion for travelling the globe, Perth local Daniel always finds his way back to The Sandbar for the summer.
With more than five years of hospitality experience Daniel is happy to sort you out with your favourite drink and share a story or two!
Scarborough’s First Beach Bar & Restaurant
On 1 August 2013, our team took over Zanders Scarborough and Torch Bar, and began implementing changes straight away. The plan was to create a new brand, with a new food menu, beer list, wine list, and cocktail list. Most importantly, a new name – which was chosen by the local community, and our logo, which we hope will be with us for many years to come.
At The Sandbar Scarborough Beach our offerings are diverse yet simple – wood fired pizzas, craft tap beer, award winning wines, cocktails (selected by our staff), and of course, friendly service.
The Sandbar has a ‘no bookings’ policy. We aim to seat everyone, and believe customers who are here wanting a table will always get one. For all large bookings and function enquiries please email our Functions Manager, Robyn: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sandbar is located at 1 Scarborough Beach Road, Scarborough Beach – right next to the Scarborough Beach Clock Tower. For further information, email The Sandbar or phone (08) 9245 2001.