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en-us October School Holidays http://www.portlincolnhotel.com.au/whats-on/blog?postid=7092 7092 2017-09-29 10:36:00 Spring is here and so are our October School Holiday Activities! Bring your little ones along to The Port Lincoln Hotel for fun, games and entertainment!

Super Hero Party

To celebrate the release of Dreamworks "Captain Underpants" movie - we're throwing our own Superhero Party in Sharkys Bar! From 10am - 12pm on Thursday 5th October, Sharkys Bar will be transformed into a kids play zone where they can party like a Superhero with complimentary face painting, arts and crafts, dancing and more! This is a free event so all our welcome! Make a day of it and catch Youthorias 12.30pm screening of the movie 'Captain Underpants' with free popcorn for all! 

See more about The Superhero Party here



Flower Crown Workshop

Then later, on Wednesday 11th October let your little ones creative juices flow at our Flower Crown Workshop. Learn from the best as they get to play with fresh flowers and create a masterpiece they can wear and take home! This interactive workshop is suitable for children aged 5 and over. Bookings are essential as numbers are limited. $20 per child.

See more about The Flower Crown Workshop here





Win the Ultimate Trip to Port Lincoln! http://www.portlincolnhotel.com.au/whats-on/blog?postid=7083 7083 2017-09-28 12:57:00 This is not a drill! After the success of a similar prize last year, we've got together with our friends at Calypso Star Charters, Goin Off Safaris and Eyre Travel to offer you and a friend the Ultimate Trip to Port Lincoln! The best thing...it's all for a great cause!

We love getting behind the Leukaemia Foundation's Annual Fundraising Campaign The 'UGLY Bartender'. In 2015, we were proud to support our Restaurant Manager Brad Gunn raise over $15,000 and with that, take out the title of the UGLY Bartender of the Year Award! In 2016, Duty Manager Luke Davidson donned the blue and managed to raise yet again another $12,000 for the cause. This year we have Sharkys Bar Attendant Shane Merchant taking to the stage and he has put together yet again, another amazing 'Ultimate Port Lincoln Experience!"

Up for grabs is: 

  • Return Flights for two from Adelaide to Port Lincoln thanks to Eyre Travel
  • Two nights accommodation at The Port Lincoln Hotel 
  • A full day trip with Goin' Off Safaris 
  • A full day's Shark Dive Experience with Calypso Star Charters
  • Plus a $100 dinner voucher in Sarin's Restaurant

This prize is valued at over $2,500!

All proceeds go to the Leukaemia Foundation via The Port Lincoln UGLY Bartender Campaign. Since this campaigns launch in 2009, UGLY Bartenders from around Australia have raised over $8 million to help people with blood cancer. Help Shane raise the funds he needs to support this amazing cause! 

Prizes donated by Goin Off Safaris, Calypso Star Charters, The Port Lincoln Hotel and Eyre Travel.


You've got to be in it to win it!

And good luck!

Prize drawn November 10th 8.00pm at The Port Lincoln Hotel.

Terms and Conditions: Raffle drawn, November 10th , 2017 at 8:00pm, at Port Lincoln Hotel, Lincoln Highway, Port Lincoln. Draw will be done by a representative of the Port Lincoln Hotel on behalf of the Leukaemia Foundation, in which all proceeds are for. Winner will be notified by phone and their name will be published in the Port Lincoln Times. Conditions for prize: Prize must be used within 12 months (expiry Nov 10th 2018) Due to logistics of the businesses involved only certain days of the week are available to complete both the Shark Dive and the Day Trip. Also dependant on the time of the week is whether the Day Trip is Port Lincoln or Coffin Bay based. If the winner resided on the Eyre Peninsula, return tickets from Port Lincoln to Adelaide will be arranged. Maximum—2,000 tickets






'Oysters, Wine & Golf' - How to Spend 3 Days in Port Lincoln - http://www.portlincolnhotel.com.au/whats-on/blog?postid=6514 6514 2017-09-12 14:06:00 You loved our last post on how to spend 3 days in Port Lincoln so with so many things to do and see, we thought we'd give you another sample itinerary!



After arriving in Port Lincoln via a short 35 minute flight from Adelaide, get ready to embark on a day filled with experiences unique to the Eyre Peninsula. Wade into the shallows at Coffin Bay, plucking your very own world famous Coffin Bay Oysters fresh from the sea, hearing sea tales from local Oyster Farmer as you go.

Shortly after, indulge in a seafood platter, dining alfresco at seaside restaurant 1802 Oyster Bar & Bistro for lunch. While away a few hours here overlooking the quiet but beautiful town of Coffin Bay before heading back in towards Port Lincoln for a wine tasting at Boston Bay Winery, the closest vineyard to the ocean in the world.

Check into your luxury accommodation (at The Port Lincoln Hotel of course!) and take a moment to freshen up and take in the breathtaking, panoramic ocean views from your private balcony before enjoying a Seafood Dinner downstairs in Sarin's Restaurant



Set off to the crystal clear waters of Seal Cove where the gorgeous puppies of the sea welcome your arrival with somersaults and graceful swirls, inviting you to join in! Perfect for families! 

Enjoy an a la carte lunch at the waterside restaurant The Marina Hotel, enjoying the sea breezes and acool drink while watching some of the biggest fishing vessels in the Southern Hemisphere come in and out of the bay.


Enjoy a day on the green, playing a round of golf at The Port Lincoln Golf Course or take the kids to Glen Forest Tourist Park to get up and close with Australia's favourite animals.



Our World of Whisky Dinner - A Journey of the Senses http://www.portlincolnhotel.com.au/whats-on/blog?postid=6862 6862 2017-08-11 12:35:00

On August 3rd, 2017, we hosted our first (of hopefully many) "World of Whisky Dinner" in Sarins Restaurant

Our premium Alfresco Dining Space in Sarin's was reserved for the exclusive 35 attendees. Guests enjoyed a 6 Course Degustation Dinner, created by new Executive Chef David Revel. Each course was carefully paired but with 6 Whisk(e)ys from around the world and as each course was brought to the table, our host for evening educated and explained the whiskey pairing. 

Courses were intricately presented and included meals such as 'Bourbon Oak Smoked Oysters with Auchentoshan infused bacon dust', paired with the light and vanilla noted 'Auchentoshan American Oak Three Wood, 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky' from Scotland. 2nd Course was a 'Crispy Skin Sous Vide Pork Belly with apple puree, creamy mash and red wine jus', paired with the smooth and peaty taste of the 'Connemara Irish Whisky' from Ireland. The 5th course of the evening, was a crowd favourite! A 'Bacon and Maple Blini Stack with vanilla and orange zest ice cream' paired with the aged and richer taste of a 'Canadian Club Classic 12 Year Old Whisky'. 

To keep up to date with future themed dinners, be sure to watch our social media accounts and our Whats On tab on our website. And please, if you have any particular requests or ideas let our Restaurant Manager know here
Hill of Grace 2012 Vintage - The Two-Year Wait is Over http://www.portlincolnhotel.com.au/whats-on/blog?postid=6848 6848 2017-08-08 10:45:00  
Exciting news! The two-year wait for Australia's most famous, single vineyard winery is over and Lincoln Cellars will be one of the very few stockists of the acclaimed wine. As of early September we will be proud stockists of the very exclusive and limited supply, second allocation of the Henschke 2012 Hill of Grace Wine. The highly anticipated vintage has been awarded 99 points by Wine Companion James Halliday and both ‘Wine of the Year’ and ‘Shiraz of the Year’ by Tyson Steltzers.

“It’s been worth the wait, and then some, for this is a flawless Hill of Grace.” 99 points, James Halliday, Wine Companion, April 2017


“In walking the ancient vines of the isolated Hill of Grace vineyard during harvest, I discovered a personality to this place articulated in its wines quite unlike any other…Approachable and irresistible now, don’t underestimate the grand longevity of this season.” 99 points, Tyson Stelzer, Tyson Stelzer’s Australian & New Zealand Wines of the Year 2017, Wine of the Year and Shiraz of the Year, June 2017


“One of the great iterations of this regal single site wine.” 98 points, Nick Stock, James Suckling, June 2017

Every vintage from the ancient, single vineyard Hill of Grace is a limited release. For example only one barrel was produced in 2003, there was no vintage in 2011 and only extremely tiny vintages are pending for 2013 and 2014. We are therefore very fortunate here at Lincoln Cellars to secure 3 bottles.
Available early September. Contact Dan at Lincoln Cellars at lcellars@portlincolnhotel.com.au if you would like to pre-order one of these exclusive bottles. They won't last long!
]]> Eagerly awaiting in anticipation for Chef Revels Menu Launch? Us too! http://www.portlincolnhotel.com.au/whats-on/blog?postid=6822 6822 2017-08-02 16:47:00

Our brand new Executive Chef David Revel, has some amazing and big changes in store for our menus and we are all itching to share them with you! Great things however do take time and at the moment, he and his team are learning new techniques, awaiting deliveries of new crockery (yes! new plates!! sooo exciting!!) new ingredients and preparing for the launch in mid August!
So in anticipation for these releases, Chef Revel has created a number of special menus available only on Friday and Saturday evenings in Sarin’s Restaurant until the release of the new menu. Changed weekly, these specials will provide hints of what is to come! Bookings are essential and if last weekend’s Bastille Day themed menu is anything to go by, seats will fill quickly! Watch our weekly "Weekend Teaser Specials" on our Whats On page to keep up to date.



Want to know how we spent our Saturday night? At Guitars in Bars of course! http://www.portlincolnhotel.com.au/whats-on/blog?postid=6820 6820 2017-08-02 14:08:00


In case you haven't heard, last Saturday we hosted the first (of hopefully many to come) Guitars in Bars in the Lincoln Lounge. The candles were lit, the room was cosy, the red wine was flowing and the acoustic local music acts were pumping! With help from bohemian inspired hire items from local events company Kata and Belle, we transformed our Lincoln Ballroom into "The Lincoln Lounge" - full of cosy nooks and chesterfield lounges, layered with vintage rugs, poufs and a whole lot of candlelight. 

All 250 guests received a complimentary wine on arrival before moving into the ballroom to find their posÉ for the night! A cosy night in with live music isn't complete with cheese so our gorgeous 'Zoe Fordham', one of this years Tunarama Entrants and Miss Port Lincoln Hotel was on site selling cheese plates with all money raised going to her charity of choice "Mentally Fit EP".

Kicking off the gigs was Paul Blackman from 6pm, followed by Joel Davies, then The Bock Shepherd Experience, Lukes of Hazzard and finished off with Stefan Hauk.

Thankyou to all who attended and keep your ears peeled for our next one!

Welcome David Revel - Our New Executive Chef! http://www.portlincolnhotel.com.au/whats-on/blog?postid=6736 6736 2017-07-17 12:44:00 The Port Lincoln Hotel, now in its 10th year of operation on the Eyre Peninsula is excited to announce the appointment of new Executive Chef, David Revel to the team. Chef Revel brings over 10 years of outstanding culinary experience in the hospitality and restaurant industry starting all the way back in his home town of BelvÉze du razÉs in France.


Chef Revel starts his new chapter at The Port Lincoln Hotel after working in numerous positions and establishments in both Paris, France & Australia such as ClubMed on Lindeman Island, The Realm Hotel in Canberra and most recently as Executive Chef at The Rydges Capital Hill in Canberra. With expertise in French and Fusion Asian cuisine, Chef Revel will bring an exciting new concept to our Seafood Capital of Australia.


“We are super excited to bring Chef Revel aboard” explains Lauren Maxfield, Sales & Marketing Manager at The Port Lincoln Hotel. “He possesses an incredible amount of experience and has a real eye for presentation and detail…something I know our customers will love...after all, we do eat with our eyes!”

Excitingly, brand new menus are soon to be released across all departments of the Port Lincoln Hotel including Sarin’s Restaurant, Sharkys Bar and Functions. Although still in the drafting stages, we can reveal diners should expect a brand new dining concept for Sarin’s Restaurant including 2 and 3 course set menu options for those special evenings out, an abundance of local produce and yes, for lovers of the Parisian way, a small snippet of France with escargot (aka. snails) will be on the menu!


In anticipation for these releases, Chef Revel has created a number of special menus available only on Friday and Saturday evenings in Sarin’s Restaurant until the release of the new menu. Changed weekly, these specials will provide hints of what is to come! Bookings are essential and if last weekend’s Bastille Day themed menu is anything to go by, seats will fill quickly! Watch our weekly "Weekend Teaser Specials" to keep up to date.


New Breakfast Packages http://www.portlincolnhotel.com.au/whats-on/blog?postid=6575 6575 2017-06-21 14:28:00  

Whether you're a night owl or an earlybird, everybody starts their day at some point...and we all seem to do it differently!? Here at The Port Lincoln Hotel we understand this and believe our breakfast offerings should be as flexible and different as the people eating it! 


That's why starting this month, package your breakfast in with your room rate for the discounted price of $20pp (usually $25pp) and enjoy the flexibility of choosing from either our a la carte Breakfast Menu or our new look Breakfast Buffet. If you're staying multiple days, enjoy the all you can eat buffet one day, and then pancakes made fresh from the kitchen the next! 

On our all you can eat breakfast buffet you will find all of your cooked breakfast favourites including Bacon, Eggs (cooked your way!), Baked Beans, Mushys, Hash Browns and more! On the opposite end is your favourite cereals including Bircher Muesli and Fresh Fruit. Toast, Crossiants, Danishes and cute little seasonal smoothie shots are too good to pass up! 

Our a la carte menu is ever changing however at the moment you will find special treats like Fruit & Banana Martini's and Smashed Avocado aswell as the old favourites like Eggs Benny and Gourmet Pancakes! See the full a la carte breakfast menu here.

Our Buffet Breakfast is open every day from 6.30am - 10.00am and until 10.30am on weekends. Our A la carte menu is available until 10.30am on weekdays and until 11.00am on weekends.

'Wild Luxury' - How to Spend 3 Days in Port Lincoln - http://www.portlincolnhotel.com.au/whats-on/blog?postid=6528 6528 2017-06-19 15:19:00 It's often not until our guests arrive that they realise there are so many things to do and see in Port Lincoln! So lets say you have a long weekend coming up, or a sneaky 3 day getaway...here's our recommendations things to do and how to spend 3 days in our neck of the woods!


After arriving in Port Lincoln via a short 35 minute flight from Adelaide, be greeted by your personal guide for the day, a true Australian character and our friend, nicknamed 'Lunch" (seriously!) from tour company Goin Off Safari's. Sample the produce and tour a local fish factory before enjoying a picnic lunch on the white sandy beaches of the Port Lincoln National Park.

Top Things to Do in Port Lincoln - How to Spend 3 Days

Try your luck at pulling in an Australian Salmon or Silver Whiting right off the beach, take a brief but rewarding walk up Stamford Hill (for the best views ever!) or just sit back with your toes in the water and a cool drink in hand.

Top Things to Do in Port Lincoln - How to Spend 3 Days

Check into your luxury accommodation (at The Port Lincoln Hotel of course!) and take a moment to freshen up and take in the breathtaking panoramic ocean views from your private balcony before enjoying a seafood dinner downstairs in Sarin's Restaurant

Top Things to Do in Port Lincoln - How to Spend 3 Days Port Lincoln Hotel


Tick that item off your bucket list and go shark cage diving with the oceans most feared predator - The Great White Shark - the only place in Australia and one of the very few places in the world that this can be done. 

Top Things to Do in Port Lincoln - How to Spend 3 Days Shark Cage Diving


The early bird catches the worm...on when in Port Lincoln...the most amazing sunrises over the water that you ever did see! Reap the rewards, hire a paddleboard and join the others paddling through the shallows of Boston Bay as the sun rises and sets a magical golden glow over the water. 

Top Things to Do in Port Lincoln - How to Spend 3 Days

After refuelling on a delicious breakfast back the The Port Lincoln Hotel, enjoy a morning stroll along the Parnkalla Trail and Foreshore, fossicking through the shops and cafes as you go (and don't forget the obligatory snap at the famous Makybe Diva Bronze Statue). Grab a coffee from a seaside cafe (our picks are Rogue & Rascal and Del Giorno's!) and watch the yachts breeze by.

Top Things to Do in Port Lincoln - How to Spend 3 Days