Queenscliff’s 360Q renewed

Thanks to the lovely folks at ONPAKO for this great article on 360Q featuring Sorrento Catering owner and 360Q proprietor Barry Iddles. It was published in ONPAKO on October 31.

AWARD-WINNING restaurateur Barry Iddles, has added an iconic, two-storey, panoramic venue at Queenscliff (that has laid idle for more than three years) to his stable of popular wining and dining outlets.

The 360Q venue which adjoins the observation tower of the harbourside town on the Bellarine Peninsula, is set to become both the best casual dining and function destination in the region thanks to visionary proprietor and internationally renowned celebrity chef, Iddles.

Barry says, “I always tend to make snap decisions on Australia Day. Seven years ago it was to open Elk Restaurant and Bar located at Falls Creek that has become one of the most successful restaurants in the picture-postcard alpine resort.

“Owing to a focus on locals, quality, price point and service, the apres ski venture at Victoria’s largest winter playground exceeded my expectations.

“My intention is to create a similar scenario at 360Q, which is located alongside the Queenscliff Harbour, where locals and visitors alike will be made welcome (for breakfast, brunch, lunch and/or dinner) by my team seven days a week.

“I have always loved Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale. We used to holiday at Barwon Heads when I was growing up and I recall watching ships head out through the rip.

“Queenscliff is regarded as a ‘sleeping giant’ and I am excited about the opportunity to revive this year-round resort’s dining precinct.

“My aim, with the support of the accommodation operators, is to create a vibe that will encourage the local community to appreciate the reopening of a venue that has been closed far too long.”

The first level of this waterfront wonder offers a function space ideal for weddings, parties, corporate events and gatherings in general.

The ground level hosts the Hooked on Fish Cafe, Bar and Restaurant, providing diners with an opportunity to relax and delight in a delicious meal with a complementing refreshment whilst overlooking the boardwalk and marina of this pristine environment.

Barry continues, “The 360Q menu and wine list (which includes numerous local wines) should resonate with residents of Queenscliff and nearby communities such as Point Lonsdale, Clifton Springs, Portarlington, Drysdale, Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads.

“After many years running the restaurant and food outlets at Sorrento Couta Sailing Club (on the other side of the bay), I will now focus on enhancing the attributes of this ever-popular region with local beers, ciders and wines.”

360Q is located at 2 Wharf Street, Queenscliff. Ph: (03) 5257 4200. Email enquiries@360q.com.au. Email: www.360q.com.au