Meet Head Chef Dave Clifton, Flow Bar

Meet Head Chef Dave Clifton, Flow Bar

"Brings world class dining to Old Bar"

Well-travelled, calm under pressure, collected and inspired. Dave Clifton is chef with over twenty years’ experience in Sydney’s world class dining scene.  A keen surfer and soon to be a familiar face in the local surf spots “nothing beats waking up to the sound of the ocean” says Dave who has recently moved his family to Wallibi Point to start their new life, in their dream home by the beach.
 
When they say he brings world class dining to Old Bar, they’re not kidding! 
 
He’s cooked for the likes of Laurence Fishburne, Leo Sayer, Nicole Kidman, Kylie Minogue, Kanye West and Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
 
Finding Dave is a real coup for Dave and Stephen, his experience has already brought Flow Bar dining to the next level.
 
Dave spent time working in a variety of hatted, iconic Sydney restaurants such as Hugo’s Bondi, a celebrity hot spot and ’hatted’ fine dining restaurant owned by celebrity Chef Pete Evans, the Bondi Trattoria or 'The Tratt', a local haunt specialising in contemporary Italian cuisine, a staple in the Sydney restaurant scene being open for 25+ years and local gem Deviate Restaurant, a Clovelly local cafe during the day and a share style Mediterranean restaurant by night.
 
Since arriving at Flow Bar, just prior to the October Long Weekend, Dave has been busy meeting local suppliers, sourcing fresh produce and developing a new menu. Inspired by the season, the ocean and local produce you can expect a well-balanced and lighter menu with hints of chilli and acidity.
 
“I’ve always enjoyed the share plate style of eating, countries like Asia and South America do this well, the way they eat, with everything brought out at once and shared really brings people together and makes more of a memorable experience. It’s something that I’d like to bring to Flow Bar in the future”, says Chef Dave. The new menu also caters for gluten free folk and is set to launch this Friday 21 October. His top menu picks are the Mussels, Tomahawk Ribeye Steak, Pork Balls and Ribs.

Flow Bar | Café, Bar, Live Music
Boogie Woogie Beach House | Boutique hotel, accommodation 
31 David Street, Old Bar Beach NSW 2430
t 02 6557 4224  
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Boogie Woogie Beach House || MNC Now Magazine Giveaway

Boogie Woogie Beach House || MNC Now Magazine Giveaway

"Eat, Surf, Stay, Music to your ears at the Boogie Woogie Beach House... owners Doss and Dave are offering readers of Mid North Coast Now the chance to win 1 night stay for two people in Ziggy Suite, King bed with spa at Boogie Woogie Beach House." For a chance to win check out page 40 of the Mid North Coast Now Magazine. Entries close 30 April 2016
 

 

The Celibate Rifles at Flow Bar | gallery

The Celibate Rifles at Flow Bar | gallery

Punk rock band The Celibate Rifles played to a small intimate crowd on Sunday afternoon at Flow Bar Old Bar. They were welcomed by an eager audience, most of whom had been introduced to them through earlier surf movies.  

Local performer and all round legend California Dave supported The Celibate Rifles.

Click here to see the photo gallery

Carl Muxlow, Manning River Times, 26 January 2016

Flow Bar featured in APRA October newsletter

Flow Bar featured in APRA October newsletter

“...It rips your heart out to think these venues are no longer. Economics might mean smaller venues are on the decline, but we’re optimistic that creating a point of difference, a creative, boutique and intimate experience, will put us on the music map..."    
Check out the full article here

Flow Bar Featured in Manning Focus Magazine

Flow Bar Featured in Manning Focus Magazine

Manning Focus Magazine Restaurant Profile: Flow Bar 

"With a fun, vibrant, yet relaxing vibe, Flow Bar is the perfect venue for dining out! The new owners are all passionate foodies and music lovers at heart, and these combined interests ensure a fabulous menu and atmosphere are what you’ll experience when you visit. But that’s not all … the business has also experienced some exciting new extensions and renovations."  See full article here on page 29