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en-us Oh boy did we Mingle & Jingle! http://www.portlincolnhotel.com.au/whats-on/blog?postid=7456 7456 2017-12-20 12:52:00

On Friday 15th and Saturday 16th of December, The Port Lincoln Hotel transformed the Lincoln Ballroom into a beach side Christmas Wonderland to welcome over 340 guests to the inagural 'Mingle & Jingle' - Port Lincoln's Biggest Christmas Party!

And boy did with Mingle & Jingle!

After selling out both shows by the middle of the year, the team at The Port Lincoln Hotel got to work bringing in our favourite people to help ensure the night was a huge success!

Lined with rows of tables, our Ballroom glistened with fairy lights and wall wash lights while the ocean views over Boston Bay glistened right back at us! We welcomed small businesses and friendship groups from all over the Eyre Peninsula ready to celebrate the festive season over culinary delights and free flowing bubbles, amazing atmosphere...oh and incredible party tunes by Adelaide Fizzy Pop!

A huge thankyou to all of our Mingle & Jinglers - we had so much fun (our poor dancing feet are still recovering!!) and are already planning next years event!! 

See the full gallery here


The Port Lincoln Hotel 10th Anniversary Celebration! http://www.portlincolnhotel.com.au/whats-on/blog?postid=7395 7395 2017-12-04 15:53:00 On Saturday December 2nd we celebrated 10 Years since opening our doors in December 2007. 

The day was set to be a big one with activities planned from 10am right through until 12am! 



Kicking things off at 10am for our littlest supporters, we had Sunshiny Faces with Facepainting, Cartoons Balloons entertaining the children with Ballon Animals, DJ Ed was spinning some kid friendly tunes complete with lights and the rest! 




We even had Bouncing on Eyre bring in a Jumping Castle INSIDE!!! That was a huge hit with both the kids and parents!!




Once the kids were puffed out we ramped things up for the adults with 10 Hours of Live Music, 10 Hours of Happy Prices and 10 Hours of $10 Food from 2pm - 12am!



Our Giant Seafood Paella Pan was out, as was our friends at Boston Bay Smallgoods with their delicious Pulled Pork Sliders! 



Last but not least our friends at Magic 89.9 came along to broadcast live from outside the Hotel and fun fact - it was their 18th Birthday too! Joint Birthdays!! 

A huge thankyou to all who joined us on the day - can we do it again!??


Meet The Team http://www.portlincolnhotel.com.au/whats-on/blog?postid=7346 7346 2017-11-24 10:56:00 Can you believe it has been 10 Years since we opened?! On December 2nd 2017 we'll be celebrating our 10th Birthday with a full day of family fun! Kicking off at 10am we'll have facepainting, jumping castles, childrens DJ and more! Then at 2pm we'll have 10 hours of live music, 10 hours of happy hour prices, $10 food specials and more!! See all the party details here 

Since our opening we have proudly employed over 140 people every year and have met some amazing people throughout it all. People are often surprised how many employees work here but if you were to see the behind the scenes you'd see why we need them all! So lets take you through our departments. 

Meet our Managers

You will have no doubt seen these three running around! Meet Brooke (left) the Port Lincoln Hotel's General Manager who together with Brad (right) Assistant Manager runs all things back of house to ensure our Hotel not only keeps running but grows and develops too. Tegan (middle) is one of two of our Duty Managers who keep the ship sailing smoothly. 

Meet our Housekeeping Team

This is not even half of the amazing women who work behind the scenes ensuring all of our 111 rooms and public areas are clean and tidy for the next guests. These ladies are a hilarious bunch and if you ever spot them in the corridors don't be afraid to say hi. Meet (left to right), Jess Housekeeping Manager, Danielle, Brooke, Hannah, Deb, Kylie and Kayla!

Meet our Maintenance Team

Meet (left to right) Rob, Russell and Marty. These three guys make up irreplaceable Maintenance Team, the Mr Fix-Its, the Mr Build-its, the Mr Install-It's and more! Jack of all trades these three ensure the Hotel is running at it's optimum level at all times, often working around the clock to make sure! A day in the life of a Maintenance Team Member is never dull at The Port Lincoln Hotel varying from fixing hot water pipes and air conditioners one day, to building portable wooden bars and hanging festoon lights for Functions! At the moment these three are excited but tired having just installed over 120 brand new TVs throughout the entire Hotel! Go Team!!! 

Meet our Kitchen Team

What a bunch!! These are just some of the amazing people we have tucked away in our Kitchen cooking from 6am - 10pm every day! From left to right we have Sharna, Jemma, Sam, Ryan, Tina, Abby, Blair and Jonno!! This group are multi-taskers cooking everything from breakfast, morning teas, corporate catering, weddings, high teas, dessert jars and usually all in the one day!!! 


Meet our Reception & Reservations Team

From left to right meet Gabby, Anne, Michelle, Makenna, Katherine, Kelsey and Darryl - aka. the A Team! If you've been to the Hotel before there's no doubt you've seen these smiling faces as they are the first people you see when entering the Hotel. Handling all of our Check Ins, Check Outs, Bookings and more - they work very closely with our Housekeeping Team to make sure rooms are ready and the requirements are correct all ready for your stay! 

Meet our Functions, Weddings & Marketing Trio!

These three ladies are your go to for all things Marketing & Events. On the left we have Karena our In House Wedding Coordinator, middle is Jo our Functions Manager and right is Lauren our Marketing Manager. Together these three spread themselves across everything on the First Floor from birthdays to conferences to weddings and more aswell external promotions and events such as The Port Lincoln Cup Marquee, Sarin's Pop Up Bars, Packages & Promotions across the whole Hotel, social media, emails, website and more. 

Meet our Sarins Team


You'll surely recognise this group of beautiful people! Our Sarins Staff from left to right Jess, Yemaya, Andre, Josh, Lorena, Courtney, Shak, Hannah, Julie our Restaurant Manager, Courtney, and Fiona! The always smiling Sarins staff are baristas, confidents, cocktail extraordinaires and full of great meal suggestions! 

Meet our Sharkys Team

Sharkys staff members Aaron (left), Nathan (right) and Deni (middle) ready and waiting to serve you your next beer in Sharkys! an exicitng time to be a part of Sharkys with new ideas and promotions happening all the time (speaking of which have you seen our new Kickin' Chickin' Wings Night!? See here

Meet our Lincoln Cellars Team

What a bunch these guys are! Ready and waiting in Lincoln Cellars (and known to have a kick of the footy in the meantime) these guys pride themselves on having the largest range of beverages in Port Lincoln and can even vouch for most of them too (they need to be tested first right!?). From left to right, meet Chris, Branden, Brandon, Dan and Holly! 

Meet our Accounts Team

Jo (left), Toni (middle) and Meagan (right) are the behind the scenes numbers wizards for The Port Lincoln Hotel. Known for two things, 1; their amazing hard work and diligience working the numbers for such a large establishment and 2; their Accounting nook which transforms into the Magic Cave each and every Christmas!!! Yes as I write this, the Accounting nook in the office is all lit up with fairy lights, baubles and singing reindeer!! 

Meet our Gaming Team

Nikki (left), Zoe (middle) and Bec (right) are our Goldrush Gaming Lounge staff. These three fabulous ladies are always smiling and always happy to lend a helping hand!


We'll be celebrating our 10th Birthday on Saturday December 2nd with a bang! Come and join us for a full day of family fun with facepainting, jumping castles, live music, happy hour prices and food specials! See more here


The Port Lincoln Hotel is 10 Years Old! http://www.portlincolnhotel.com.au/whats-on/blog?postid=7348 7348 2017-11-22 11:57:00 From dining on balconies overlooking panoramic ocean views to devouring King Coffin Bay Oysters -; The Port Lincoln Hotel has seen and achieved a lot in its 10 years on the Eyre Peninsula.

Opened in December 2007 by prominent Tuna Fisherman Sam Sarin, Hurley Group Directors Jenny & Peter Hurley and Adelaide Crows AFL Football stars Mark Ricciuto and Simon Goodwin, the $55 million project was dubbed the most significant regional tourism development in South Australia’s history.

Mark Riccuito & Simon Goodwin at the Hotel Opening 2007


Built on the historic site of the old King Hotel and overlooking the ocean views of Boston Bay, The Port Lincoln Hotel boasts seven storeys, 111 rooms, a Pool, Function Centre, Bottleshop, two bars and one restaurant.




Since it’s opening, The Port Lincoln Hotel has welcomed over 300,000 guests both nationally and abroad and gone on to win a plethora of accolades at both a state & national level, among them Best Overall Hotel in 2008, Best Mid-Range Accommodation, Best Bar Service & Presentation -; Country and Best Redeveloped Licensed Premises and many more. 



The Hotel has since welcomed a range of visitors from all walks of life and from all over the world! Our rooms have been graced by some amazing identities such as golf superstar Greg Norman, comedian Kitty Flannigan, The Footy Show’s Sam Newman, Billy Brownless and James Brayshaw, country singer Lee Kernaghan, aswell as Julia Stone, Ross Noble, Leo Sayer and an array of V8 Supercar drivers, AFL and NRL Footballers.



The Port Lincoln Hotel proudly employs over 140 people, supports over 130 local businesses, sporting clubs, organisations and fundraising events every year.

The Port Lincoln Hotel will celebrate its 10th Anniversary with a huge party on Saturday December 2nd 2017. We are hosting a full day of fun family activities including jumping castles, face painting, children’s entertainers aswell as live music all day tours of our rooms, drink specials and giveaways. See more about the party here

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.