Iconic Mission Beach landmark up for grabs

Published Thursday 17 December 2015

With uninterrupted views of Dunk Island, the Millers Beach Bar and Grill offers a dining experience that was once only thought of in Mission Beach.

Owners and chefs Mick Hannaford and Shane Battle, who have over 20 years experience between them in the hospitality industry, including previous ties in Port Douglas, realised there was a demand for a good restaurant in Mission Beach and in 2009 they purchased the property.

At that time the property was recognised as the Millers Beach Bar and the owners set about changing the name to the Millers Beach Bar and Grill to incorporate a bar and dining experience and they have never looked back.??They have established a vibrant wedding and functions service to the mix of their six dinner and two lunch services per week from Tuesday to Sunday.

“There is massive potential to increase the lunch and dinner services to seven days per week.  And we have never had to spend money on advertising our weddings and function services which have a strong local following,” said Hannaford.

With a secured lease in place for 11 years, the property is complete with fully equipped kitchen and restaurant and can cater for up to 150 pax.  There is a small and committed staff base, two of which are sponsored employees and Hannaford said it is something they should have considered earlier.

There is an upstairs private dining room, which is currently utilised by local corporates to host business meetings and seminars seating up to 20-30 pax and offers spectacular views of Dunk Island.  The property also comes with a self contained two bedroom unit, a ten seated courtesy bus offering shuttle services for weddings and functions and they also provide free pizza delivery Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Opting for a slower pace, Mr Hannaford said he and his life partner Tracey Woodfield, who is the weddings and functions coordinator, have made a decision to spend more time with their 18 month old child and realised that working long hours impacts on their family time.

“We have now done the hard yards working 60 hours a week.  My business partner Shane may look into retirement or returning to Cairns, when the property is sold.  I am prepared to stay on until the new owners receive their liquor license, which could take up to approximately six weeks,” he said.

For further details please contact agent Tania Steele from Tropical Property on M: 0448 250 499