The new offering The Patch, Tomakin, on the NSW South Coast.

Tully Heard, the creators of Acre at Camperdown, The Fernery, Mosman and The Greens, North Sydney have added another project to their portfolio with The Patch set to transform the Tomakin Sporting Club, south of Batemans Bay. 

The redesigned club in Eurobodalla Shire will feature a stylish 226-seat space, which will set a new foodie benchmark for the region as a foodie destination for both locals and visitors alike, and is set to open in July, just in time for the school holidays. 

The Tomakin adds to Tully Heard’s NSW South Coast foray with The Growers, Shoalhaven, and the area has also received strong interest from other hospitality operators, including Merivale’s Justin Hemmes who has purchased four properties in the region in recent years. 

“Off the back of the success of The Growers, Shoalhaven we were engaged to oversee The Patch, Tomakin project. We are proud to launch the new concept and look forward to seeing the venue thrive and become a whole community space, after the traumas of the past few years on the South Coast – especially in the Tomakin area,” Tully Heard Group Director John Tully said.

The Patch, Tomakin will showcase the fresh produce of the region and will include an indoor-outdoor bar and eatery, which can accommodate 118 guests inside and 108 outside, in an alfresco dining area that overlooks the garden.

To complement the food and beverage offering and curated chefs’ dinners, there will also be Sunday acoustic sessions on offer as well as an interactive children’s playground. The family-friendly concept was created by PONY Design and offers a relaxed yet contemporary design.

The name is derived from a 1960s development, ‘Sunpatch Beach Estate’  and was once described as “one of the finest stretches of coastal scenery in the world and sought out by people who wanted complete seclusion from city and town life”. 

Picturesque Tomakin Beach and Melville Point lookout are only metres away and it’s a short drive to Batemans Bay, the heart of Australia’s Oyster Coast. 

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