FOOD FOCUS: Bridget McLean is opening a new restaurant at the Coronation Hotel with caterer/chef Nathan Bargmann.
FOOD FOCUS: Bridget McLean is opening a new restaurant at the Coronation Hotel with caterer/chef Nathan Bargmann. Rob Williams

Dine in style at Coro

IN ANOTHER innovation at the renowned pub, the Coronation Hotel at West Ipswich is preparing to take a bit out of the city's food market.

Operations manager Bridget McLean has struck a deal with caterer/chef Nathan Bargmann to start a restaurant at the Coro.

They are aiming to focus on top quality dining at affordable prices, no pre-made products and using local produce.

"We really think Ipswich needs more than what it's got food-wise," Bridget said. "Good pub food is something that's missing."

The Coronation has been doing its best to ignite the night life in Ipswich with bands and theme nights.

"We're trying to give people something new, link it in with drinks and music, and give them something to come out for," Bridget said

They are opening the restaurant on Thursday.

Nathan moved from Ballina to run the Coro's restaurant, using his experience in restaurants, pubs, clubs, and resorts.

"We're trying to concentrate on family and students; people who might not have a lot of money but still want to get a nice feed," Nathan said.

"We're going to do a lunch special every day and on Thursday nights I want to introduce a steak special.

"If I'm half as good as I think I am, we'll do it."



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