Flanagans Dining Room to give the ‘Gong a taste of Turkey

Former Efendy Chef Arman Uz is behind the burners at a newly refurbished restaurant on The Esplanade at Thirroul Beach.

Flanagan’s owner John Connolly has refurbished a retro beach restaurant on The Esplanade at Thirroul Beach and recrutied former Efendy Chef Arman Uz to launch the Turkish Mediterranean seafood restaurant.



Featuring local produce including wild bonito, leather jacket and John Dory, vegetables from nearby Picton and meat from Thirlmere, Uz is committed to limiting the carbon footprint of his food and wine. He has even sourced local south coast wine, beer and cider. 


The interior fit-out references the design aesthetic of The Hamptons with white walls, bentwood chairs and scattered pendant lights keep the look current. Sails that hover above the dining area and billow with the sea breeze add a touch of nautical flair. 


Flanagans Dining Room can seat 50 guests or cater for 80 standing up with capacity for a further 50 people outside, weather permitting. The venue is available for private bookings and the menu can be tailored to suit the time of day and style of event.

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