Meet me at The Levee this Summer for FREE popsicles from an oh so cute pop up cart and deck chairs lining The Riverlink.

Long Summer days that roll into warm nights are for catching up over tall cool cocktails, crisp craft beers and enticing share plates. At The Levee, you’ll find great value specials every day of the week – like dollar dumplings or all day oysters for $1.50; with Live at The Levee on the third Friday of each month!

It’s so easy to pull up within walking distance of local shops, bars and restaurants; or cycle down to The Levee along the Riverside Walk and right into the heart of the action.

All day long you can keep your cool with a refreshing coffee frappe or artisan cold brew coffee, from popular hubs like Dragonfly Foods, Black Label Espresso or The Bikesmith & Espresso Bar, and shoot the breeze with passionate local barristas.

Take home a bottle of the local cold brew and create your own coffee nirvana – over ice, muddled with fresh mint and a splash of vanilla bean syrup, spiced with cardamom, shaken with lavender honey or simply swirled into icy cold milk.

Meet up with your bestie for a lap of The Levee retail stores to find new season fashion inspiration, pamper yourself with a pedi or hunt down that one a kind vintage piece.

Dads might like to try a father and son haircut at one of the barber shops along the High Street for some quality time out together in a friendly, retro atmosphere.

Dotted with local favourites, including a French hot bread bakery, and relaxed riverside eateries, The Levee is the place to treat yourself to a sweet afternoon pick me up,or picnic by the river, where you can socialise with friends or have fun with the whole family.

Put a reminder in your calendar for the first and third Thursdays of each month, when The Slow Food Earth Markets bring growers from surrounding small farms to town, and taste the difference in organically grown fruit and veg. Making it easy to eat seasonally as the Mediterraneans do, this pop up offers an ever changing variety of fresh produce, from season to season.

Discover something different to inspire you each week, plump mangoes and vine ripened tomatoes, creamy potatoes and free range eggs, freshly baked breads and home made preserves, freshly harvested greens and luscious local honey.

Bag something healthy and delicious for your pantry and you’ll be doing your bit to keep the local community thriving.

Local chef and slow food advocate Amorelle Dempster’s must try market tip this season is locally grown Warrigal Greens. Delicious in quick and easy stir fries, this is the native plant Captain Cooks’ crew stocked up on to ward off scurvy, because it’s so high in Vitamin C.

On those warm Summer evenings when you’d just as soon skip cooking dinner, pop down to The Levee and enjoy the casual ambiance of an authentic Italian pizza bar, famous local Thai or a delicious cocktail.

So go on, meet me, meet your friends, meet your family at The Levee this Summer.


Words by Tina Irving.