Top chef joins dream team at Gymea Hotel

TOP TUCKER: Chef Shayne Martin is now cooking up a storm at the Gymea Hotel.

TOP TUCKER: Chef Shayne Martin is now cooking up a storm at the Gymea Hotel.

Gymea Hotel's bistro has secured local multi-award winning head chef Shayne Martin to lead the team.

Mr Martin has recently taken over the reins of the hotel's kitchen and now complements the recently-appointed venue manager, Jeremy Cheetham.

The pairing brings together more than 50 years of hospitality experience.

Shayne's culinary journey has seen him previously awarded two hats in the international restaurant review guide, Gault & Millau, for his time at Cronulla's Duck Republic, which he also steered to winning an award for best fine dining restaurant in the Sutherland Shire.

He missed out on a Good Food Guide hat in 2015 by half a point and has previously delivered a Business of the Year award to another former employer.

In between creating a local cult following of foodies, Shayne was able to fit in two appearances representing Australia at Bocuse Dor, an international gastronomic competition held in France.

Despite having cooked in high-end establishments, Shayne is well versed in delivering classic pub favourites after leading another award-winning local hotel's kitchen team and owning and operating his own club bistro.

Gymea Hotel locals are already raving about the high quality of food Shayne and his team are delivering seven days a week, a spokesman said.

Shayne believes high quality produce and the dedication of his team are key ingredients to exceeding his customers' expectations.

"We use only fresh, high quality ingredients and the kitchen team are truly committed to sending out the best pub style meals they can plate up," he said.

"Gymea is a suburb of loyal locals who deserve a local pub that treats them like family and I believe this is the reputation we are gaining throughout the Sutherland Shire," Shayne said.

A new range of nightly specials will begin on Monday, February 17, offering great variety and savings, especially for families.

They include Mexican Monday - consisting of two tacos or nachos with a Corona for $16 - and $12 schnitzels on Tuesday with an option for $3 toppers.

Wednesday is $10 rump night and on Thursday night you can get any main meal for $18.

All day dining on Saturdays and Sundays is another addition, making it the perfect place for a schooner and schnitty after your team sport on a weekend.

  • Gymea Hotel is a 41-45 Gymea Bay Road, Gymea. For details you can phone 9524 0392 or go to
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