Taking a bite out of life



Beauty Point Retirement Resort recently hired Mark Barron, the head chef from The Mercantile Hotel at the Rocks, to provide residents with a gourmet retirement.

“At Beauty Point, we offer five different ways for retirees to enjoy the food they love,” explains Ross Symonds.

“Firstly, the privately-owned residences at Beauty Point have a full-size, gourmet kitchen with all the latest appliances.”

“Secondly, we have a fine dining restaurant that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week, for not only residents, but also for their guests."

“But what’s even more amazing about the restaurant is, it’s affordable. As the restaurant is subsidised; two-course fine dining, including drinks, will cost only $20,” Ross explains. “It’s all part of our pledge to provide an affordable five-star retirement.”

Restaurant“Obviously, friends and family are always welcome at the restaurant and the menu changes weekly, so there is always plenty of variety.”

“Best of all, residents can bring any friend over the age of 55, who is not a resident of another village, and that friend eats free, with no limit to how many friends you can bring each year – which I think is an amazing offer.” he says.

Thirdly, Ross goes on to explain that residents who prefer to eat at home have also been catered for.

“If residents just want to relax at home for an evening, we offer free room service featuring the gourmet restaurant menu, which is better and cheaper than take away!"

Restaurant“Fourth, for residents with special dietary needs, or for those who might want something that’s not on the menu, the restaurant will make it fresh, so it’s like retiring with your own personal chef."

“The fifth dining option many of our retirees enjoy is the free transport service to local restaurants,” Ross adds.

“Many residents organise food tours to other restaurants and thanks to our free bus and subsidised limousine service, the transport to these special events is easy and stress-free,” Ross says.

Ross says the gourmet dining options at Beauty Point are also complemented by the Barista service.

“We have a barista and a restaurant-quality coffee machine available seven days a week for residents and their guests, in our coffee shop,” he says.