The prime real estate that is the former Sirens at Williamstown Beach has been leased.
The windows are shielded with blue tarpaulins and something is afoot … though, despite my best efforts, I’m not quite sure what.
In a friendly fashion, I squeezed the young bloke I found there doing some renovations for the new proprietors but he remained admirably loyal and discreet.
But from what I did gather …
It seems the property will continue to operate under the Sirens name, it is open for event bookings and an open-to-the-public date is expected to be in late January.
The family/business moving into the space has a track record in the hospitality industry, one that makes them “quite capable” of doing a fine job at Willy Beach.
“Are they famous?” I asked.
“No,” came the reply.
That snuffs out the goss I’d heard just minutes before elsewhere in Williamstown – that Shannon Bennett was moving in.
Nothing to it, apparently.
But, boy, that’s some rumour …
Yay, that’s good news! I hope they do a good job, Sirens had so much potential, and started off well, but despite that stunning setting, the food got worse, service ditto. Bleah. All the locals I know avoided it in favour of far better offerings in Yarraville and beyond. What is it about fabulous locations that bring out the worst in restaurants?
Hi Anna! Yep. We only ever did Greek biscotti and coffee there on the balcony. Gorgeous! Fingers crossed, eh? I’m a bit surprised at myself – in some ways, this should be just another restaurant coming-and-going. But it seems different, more notable, special somehow. And I suspect it feels that way for many other westies …
This place will become the icon of Williamstown, cannot wait.