Mouth watering specials at the Club Bistro this week

There’s no excuse not to make it down to the Club for a pre-Christmas celebration this week.  Check out the specials!

Mixed Grill with Salad & Chips – $19.00

Chicken Hawaiian Burger – Chicken with bacon, pineapple, cheese, lettuce & tomato served with Chips – $15.00

Nothing more to be said.  Get down to the Club Thur and/or Fri night from 6pm and enjoy the glorious food…oh and of course the view!


Bar and Bistro the best place to be

The Club’s Bar and Bistro continue to grow in popularity.  This week will see an engagement party held on Saturday night.  There is also a party on Sunday afternoon but this is not a private function so bar will be open to members.

Bistro Meals will be on Thursday and Friday night from 6pm.

This week’s specials include:

The Sensational Mix Grill – $19.00

Salmon with baby spinach and button mushrooms served with jacket potato and hollandaise sauce – $20.00

Functions at the Club

Following the re-opening of the Club in the last few months, interest in booking our Clubrooms for functions has been high.  Given the enhanced quality of the venue that has been created and our unbelievable location, it is not hard to understand why.  As a summer venue, our offering is certainly second to none.

So far we have hosted a Wedding for 120 guests, a 70th Birthday for one of Australia’s longest serving Female Senators, Engagement and Birthday Parties, as well as a celebration event for 30 years at Point Malcolm Reserve.  As a Club we are now coming into our busiest period, with several Saturday night events before Christmas.

The functions have been held for a mixture of past and present Club Members as well as members of our local community.  We have been able to showcase what a great club Semaphore SLSC truly is.  The success of these events has only been possible with the help of many of our members, who have performed a number of tasks pre and post functions.  There are too many individuals to mention, but it is really humbling when we receive such tremendous feedback from guests as to how accommodating and helpful Club Members are.   From tasks including moving tables and chairs around before a function, vacuuming the floors prior to guests arriving (particularly after Nippers training), to serving in the Bar, and assisting the next day in letting Guest in to collect valuables.  All of these contributions have highlighted that we really are a ‘Family’ club.  Our Bar and Kitchen staff have also done a tremendous job in providing a great impression of our club.

Having said all of that, the flip side of having a successful opening and a high level of bookings, is that on Saturday evenings the bar is typically ‘closed off’ from around 7pm.  We do our best to ensure that the expectations of guests are managed and that they are aware that Saturday afternoons is generally the busiest time in the club for our members.  From time to time (like the Wedding in October), there may be occasions when we set up a ‘Wet Bar’ and Canteen downstairs.  The re-development of the clubrooms and the creation of the Rescue Ready Shed have facilitated other options in these circumstances.  However, it is important to recognise that the Club does exist for its members & whilst we do have some commercial realities with a financial commitment that a redevelopment generates, we try and strike a balance.

As mentioned earlier the coming month is a busy one for us, with a 21st Birthday Party for a past Junior member this Saturday (10th November) and a 40th Birthday party for 150 guests on the following Saturday (17th November).  Both of these functions will commence from 7.30pm.    We will endeavour to keep all members well informed of future Saturday night functions in upcoming Newsletters.

We thank you for your support and are looking to continued success in our new look facility.

Bar and Bistro in full swing – this week’s specials!

The Club Bar & Bistro are now back up in full swing, with the successful re-opening of the Bistro last Friday.  From this week, we return to our normal Thursday & Friday evening meal service, with Meals available from 6.00 pm.  With the weather forecast looking great for this week, what better place than the Semaphore SLSC to enjoy a brilliant meal with the sensational backdrop of the St Vincent’s Gulf.

Should you not be so hungry, the bar is well stocked with a wide variety of beverages to please all palates!!  All at awesome prices.

Bistro Weekly Specials – this week’s gems!!

Weekly Special # 1 – Grilled Chicken Breast with bacon, avocado & melted cheese, served with a jacket potato & salad for just $16.50

Weekly Special # 2 – Grilled Atlantic Salmon served with baby spinach and button mushrooms, finished with a yummy hollandaise sauce – $20.00

Bistro Open for Business!

The Semaphore SLSC Bistro reopens this Friday night, after the completion of our exciting redevelopments.  Come and enjoy the new space and revamped Summer menu.  All the Club favourites return, with GF options available.  Click HERE for the Full Menu.

Look out for Weekly Specials from next week.  Member Specials will also be arriving soon.  These will be advertised regularly on Social Media.

Friday Night Board Training participants keep an eye out for something that might keep hungry tummies appeased.  Watch this space!


The Bar and Bistro are open Thursday and Friday evenings from 6pm.

Bar only is open Saturday and Sunday from 4pm.

For all Bistro bookings & Function enquiries – please call 8449-8088 / 0431 030 426 or email


When making a booking please be patient.  Leave a message and we will get back to you to confirm arrangements.

We are always keen to receive feedback so we welcome suggestions.  The menu will evolve to reflect your input.  It’s your Club afterall!

Come down and enjoy a meal and the magnificent views our Club has to offer.

Bistro Opening Delayed to 19th October

Due to teething issues the bistro will not open as planned next week. 


Opening rescheduled to Friday 19th October

Long Weekend Trading Hours

Trading Hours for Semaphore SLSC over the Long Weekend are:

Thursday and Friday – from 4.30pm

Saturday – closed for a private function

Sunday – from 3pm

Monday – closed

Semaphore SLSC Bar set to open

The Semaphore SLSC Bar will be formally opening to the public this Sunday 23rd September from 3pm.  Bring your family and friends and enjoy the sun on the balcony.

Meals are expected to commence on Friday 5th October with Sunday breakfasts to get underway on a date to be announced.

Come down and enjoy our sensational new space.


Bar & Bistro Staff Recruitment

With the renovations complete and the relocation back into the Clubrooms well progressed, we will be looking to re-open the Bar & Bistro to the general public in the coming weeks.   As a result, we have a few positions available within our Bar & Bistro teams, with the opportunity for member applications to be considered first.  Available roles include:

  • Bar Staff
  • Bistro Servery Assistants
  • Kitchen Hands

Some Hospitality experience is preferred, however, on the job training can be provided.  Bar Staff applicants will need to have a ‘Responsible Service of Alcohol’ qualification. The positions are casual & will therefore require you to be flexible in availability.

Should this appeal to you, please register your interest with an accompanying letter outlining your experience & suitability for the role (together with a CV) to Adam Sikorski via email to by Friday 7th of September 2018.

A message from the President

As the cold weather sinks in the Surf Club has probably slipped to the back of many peoples minds but things are still happening.  Your board met for a sunny Sunday strategic planning afternoon a couple of weeks ago so we could start putting things in place for next season.  We’ve also been planning for our upcoming presentation night on Saturday 23rd of June and our AGM on Sunday the 8th of July.  You should also have received a survey regarding memberships, please take the time to complete it – it’s your club and we want you to have a say in how we operate.  A few people who hold positions in the club are unable to commit to these roles again next season so keep an eye out and we’ll post details so you can consider how you might be able to contribute to our club, all board positions will be open for nomination as usual.

The Shed Bar

For those of you who haven’t been down we’ve got a cozy little bar running in the shed on Thursdays and Fridays from 5pm and Saturday and Sunday from 4pm (earlier some days – see below).  Drinks are cheap, we usually put out a few bar snacks and we’ve got a bit of carpet and some heating.  I counted 36 customers on a recent Thursday evening and while we were near capacity there was still enough room to mingle and chat – if the roller door is down to keep a southerly out enter from the side door.  Just a good place to catch up with colleagues from the club and other friends. Many thanks to Lyle, Freaky, Greg, Patrick and Sean for their tireless bar duties.

This Saturday we will have the Power V Gold Coast game on the big screen with the Shed open from 2:00pm, a limited range of hot food will be available and we might even organize some competitions to add a bit of interest.


Meantime, another great footy tipping competition thanks to Chris Mahney, good luck to those involved and good to see some new names on the leader board.

Rebuild Update

We’re past the halfway point in our club rebuild now and everything is on track to have the keys in hand by early to mid August.  It will take us a couple of weeks to get up and running from then as we move everything back in, work out where furniture etc will go, re stock the kitchen and bar and dozens of other little jobs.  The place has been gutted and our 1st fix electrical and plumbing are done, beams are going up, walls and ceilings are going up the stairs are gone and so are a lot of wall spans, below are a few snaps to give you an idea of how things will look.


Keep warm and stay safe,

Mick Kenny