MEDIA RELEASE – Bangalay Dining Introduces New Executive Chef Team

Nov 26, 2020

New Executive Team Simon Evans & Thomas Chiumento (ex hatted Caveau restaurant in Wollongong) as well as Restaurant Manager, Ronnie Gorman (ex hatted Saint Peter in Paddington) to lead the teams at Bangalay Dining.

Bangalay Dining has become well known for destination dining. Owner, Designer and General Manager, Michelle Bishop says her new team are now set to take Bangalay Dining to the next level.

“Simon & Tom’s experience paired with Ronnie’s passion for exceptional guest experience are the perfect combination to ensure we deliver memorable experiences for our guests.” Says Michelle.

Simon & Thomas’ relationships with suppliers and growers as well as their passion for native ingredients allow them to create modern dishes using ancient ingredients and techniques.

“Although words like ‘seasonal’, ‘local’ and ‘sustainable’ have become buzz words we actually practice what we preach, which will be seen in our menus. With a venue so beautiful and in such an amazing location, we believe the food, beverages and service should be able to match the surroundings we are in. We want to make this the dining destination on the south coast!”

Restaurant Manager Ronnie Gorman also brings his award-winning wine list accolade and hatted restaurant experience to Bangalay Dining this month. He will manage the dining experience for guests and locals to the restaurant.

“The role with Bangalay instantly appealed to me, the food and beverage offering goes beyond the walls of the restaurant. The setting, surrounded by the Bangalay Sand Forest and so close to Seven Mile Beach immediately dictates the style of service that is appropriate for the resort,” said Ronnie.

Bangalay’s new summer menu will be available from early December offering guests authentic food and wine pairings unique to Bangalay Dining. 

“Bangalay Luxury Villas is inspired by the surrounding natural bush environment. Our new summer menu will continue our focus on premium fresh produce and Australian native ingredients that we have built our reputation on so far. The new menu will be creative yet simple, allowing the ingredients and flavours to shine.” Says Michelle

With the summer holidays not far away, the team are busy preparing their Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve menus for Bangalay Dining, for both lunch and dinner.

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Urban List recently said:

If you, like us, can’t wait to get out and explore all that NSW has to offer come June, and you’re also in need of a little post-iso R&R—some seaside air even—Bangalay Villas at Shoalhaven Heads should be top of your list.”

About Bangalay Luxury Villas

Conveniently located just two hours south of Sydney, three hours from Canberra and close to the many attractions of the Shoalhaven and South Coast, Bangalay is only a short, scenic drive to the boutique towns of Berry, Kangaroo Valley, Kiama, Gerroa, Gerringong or further south to the white sand beaches of Jervis Bay. Bangalay Luxury Villas is the perfect destination for a quick getaway to the stunning South Coast of NSW.

Set against the pristine backdrop of Seven Mile Beach, Bangalay Sand Forest, and Shoalhaven Heads Golf Course. Featuring either golf course or garden views, Bangalay Luxury Villas offers 16 private fully self-contained luxury villas, architecturally designed to blend effortlessly with the natural surroundings.

Those who appreciate authenticity, as well as style and quality, have come to love the genuine, natural, and peaceful style of Bangalay’s luxury accommodation and the intimate yet superb on-site restaurant, Bangalay Dining.

To set aside health concerns, Bangalay Luxury Villas is now offering contactless check-in. Guests will be sent their villa number and access code via SMS prior to check-in.

Bangalay Luxury Villas is located at 30 Staples Street Shoalhaven Heads NSW. View the full menu here and dining reservations can be made via email: Accommodation reservations are encouraged via the booking link.

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