Latitude is renowned for its high quality foods primarily utilising its most prominent natural resource, beautiful fresh seafood! Hear from one of the owners of Latitude 30 and executive Chef Marcus, as he talks of his passion of owning the Restaurant.
“ I used to walk past this restaurant for many years dreaming of the day I would own it and how I would change the space around and turn it into a world class venue. Good things come to those who wait, we hope the redevelopment of this landmark Coffs Harbour restaurant will be the start of a vibrant precinct. That’s the expectation we have me (Marcus) and Steve the partners behind Latitude 30 Restaurant. There are not many restaurants in the world where you can sit and eat the freshest of fish and shell fish straight off the trawlers moored right outside and also watch whales and dolphins cruise by. Latitude 30 sits on the north break wall between the Pacific Ocean and Coffs marina, at the site of the former Tide and Pilot.
Together, we have spent over $400,000 on redeveloping the restaurant, including $100,000 on the new deck alone, bringing it to the same level as the adjacent North Wall break wall. From the upstairs restaurant, diners can look over the picture postcard working harbour to the Jetty and Mutton-bird Island, or across to Little Mutton-bird Island, Park Beach and the Pacific Ocean.”
With two levels (and a lift for convenience) Latitude 30 can seat 295 up to 80 people on their deck alone, though it isn’t the amazing location and views that will guarantee repeat customers. Executive chef and proprietor Marcus Blackwell is one of the owners and has world class restaurant experience., with dishes that change every two months; look for a seafood mezze with king prawns, smoked salmon, oysters and Morton Bay bugs. Traditional Paella A remarkable wine list, including overseas wines such as French Champagne and Spanish rioja’s.