A beachside venue has opened in Melbourne’s Williamstown Beach from San Telmo restaurateur Dave Parker and his childhood friend Alex Brawn.

Sebastian revolves around cuisine from the Basque region and is located in the former Shelly’s Beach Pavilion.

Head chef Leigh Robbins is running the kitchen which offers all-day dining and takeaway food options. The venue also boasts a custom charcoal grill and cold smoker.

“We are using local produce and simple ideas to bring our memories and dreams of charring, smoking and preserving to life,” says Brawn.

Menu items include pintxos such as gildas (white anchovy green olive, guindilla pepper); small plates such as sardines, ceviches, steak tartare and jamon boards along with whole flounder with burnt anchovy butter and crispy butter beans and black angus steak available in 700g or 1.2kg portions.

Classic Spanish drinks will be on offer including sherry, wines, vermouths, cocktails and sangria.

The 250-seat venue features a dedicated dining room and waterfront decking which extends to the beach.

Sebastian is open seven days from 10am until late.


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