A ripping good time at 360Q

The Queenscliffe Herald is a terrific supporter of 360Q and has published another great story about our restaurant. This time it’s a report on our new partnership with exciting local sporting event, the Rip Swim. Proprietor Barry Iddles speaks about how 360Q will play host to swimmers who make the treacherous journey from Point Nepean to Point Lonsdale. Read the full story here!

A group of 40 brave swimmers who crossed The Rip capped off their incredible achievement with a celebratory lunch hosted by 360Q restaurant at Queenscliff Harbour.

The swimmers were part of The Rip Race, an extreme ocean crossing course that covers 3.2km from Point Nepean to Point Lonsdale. The Rip lies at the entrance to Port Phillip Bay and is renowned as a very tricky patch of water to cross thanks to lightning-fast tides, unpredictable conditions, a variety of sea life and, of course, a shipping channel.

Competitors swim in teams and are flanked the entire way by a flotilla of support boats, jet-skis and trained professionals in kayaks.

Chef and proprietor at 360Q, Barry Iddles, said he and his team were delighted to have the swimming crew in to commemorate a true bucket-list feat.

“I take my hat off to the swimmers for completing such a huge milestone and to the organiser, Grant Siedle, who goes to great lengths to ensure this is a safe and fantastic event,” he said.

“I know Grant is keen for this to become a well-known sporting event both in Australia and internationally and we are very pleased to be hosting the after-swim lunch function.”

Guests enjoyed complimentary finger food and an Aperol spritzer – undoubtedly well-deserved after such a huge effort – and lunch from 360Q’s menu.
Iddles said 360Q will likely host the next two swim lunches on February 26 and March 12, and was thrilled to be involved.

“I’m excited that we are connecting with our local community events and organisations,” he said. “We are taking many group bookings for lunch and dinner including St Vincent de Paul, tourism information centres as well as several local probus groups.”

360Q is located at 2 Wharf St Queenscliff and is open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch and for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights, although mid-week group dinner bookings are available on request.

The upstairs function space, with its magnificent views over Queenscliff Harbour, is available for private functions including weddings, engagement and birthday parties as well as corporate events and Christmas parties. Call 5257 4200 or email enquiries@360q.com.au for more information.


Pics courtesy The Rip Swim. photographers: Pip Grummet, Paul Siedle and Rory Sullivan.

This story originally appeared in the print and online editions of the February 2017 issue of the Queenscliffe Herald.