Premier Dom Perrottet at Cheltenham Recreation Club.

Norths Collective Catering & Events have won the tender to operate F&B for The Cheltenham Recreation Club. The club group said it will provide food, beverage, social bowls and events operations at The Cheltenham Recreation Club beginning with a small renovation to create a new bar, café and events experience.

“This will be called ‘Molly’s Pavilion’, which is a nod to the history of Mary Eileen Cooney, the wife of William Harris, the founding Father of Cheltenham Recreation Club in 1913,” Norths group said in a statement.

“Molly as she was known to her friends, frequently opened her house and gardens for charity, especially for the Cheltenham Kindergarten for which she helped establish. Both William and Molly Harris were patrons of the Cheltenham Recreation Club, with Molly both a keen bowler and gardener.”

There are 400 members of the Cheltenham Recreation Club who participate in tennis, croquet and bowls, or socially as House Members of the club. The CRC thanked its existing operator but said the decision to pursue a combined F&B service and management contract between the club and Norths comes with the “harsh reality” that the present Capital Café Service cannot continue.

Cheltenham Recreation Club will get a new F&B operator in Norths Collective. Picture: Clearpoint

The café and kitchen operational area is 146.5 sqm including a 70 sqm outdoor covered veranda and 26.5 sqm kitchen.

“The new service provider has been selected based on their ability to meet our strategic objectives and plan, and be able to fulfil our CRC vision of service level to both members and the surrounding community,” the club said. “The CRC Board wish to express our appreciation to this lovely group of people who have served us so well through this challenging time. We thank them for their service and the contribution they have made to our Club and community.” 

Norths Collective Catering & Events is scheduled to open the revamped venue, in New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet’s electorate of Epping, on Monday 19 September.

“This is exciting news to existing Norths Collective members, as you will have reciprocal access to Molly’s Pavilion, alongside our other Sister clubs including Norths Cammeray, The Greens North Sydney, The Alcott Lane Cove, The Glasshouse Artarmon and not forgetting Seagulls at Tweed Heads,” Norths said.

Norths Collective has taken over Cheltenham Recreation Club’s F&B operations. Picture: Clearpoint

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  1. On Tuesday 4th October 2022 my husband and I and a friend had coffee and a sandwich at the Cheltenham Club. We were anticipating a good standard of food but unfortunately we were very disappointed with our lunch and coffee. We had to return 2 coffees as they were just warm, the third was much better, also the bread on the sandwiches was stale. and still half frozen.

    1. Early days Rob, and I’m sure if you have the club feedback, they’d respond.

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