Page 1

MEMBERS MAGAZINE I VOLUME 14 I EDITION 3 OCTOBER - FEBRUARY 2017/2018

THE KNIGHTS: A NEW ERA MELBOURNE CUP CHRISTMAS AT WESTS MEET… LESLEY TAYLOR FESTIVE HEALTH & FITNESS TIPS


INTRODUCING KINGSTOWN BAR

Our new Kingstown Bar at Wests City tips its hat to the proud history of our wonderful city Newcastle, formerly known as King’s Town, founded in 1801 by Governor King. A beautiful addition to the city’s bar scene, with copper piping and exposed brickwork complemented by beautiful furniture. The new bar menu exudes quality at affordable prices, while big screens make it the ideal place to watch live sport. We look forward to welcoming you to Kingstown Bar – and raising a glass to celebrate our city, and your favourite sports team. Open 7 days 10am until late.


FROM THE DESK OF THE CEO

Welcome to the October 2017 issue of Wests magazine. This is the last issue of the year, and what a year it’s been. The big news over the past few months, of course, has been the proposed acquisition of the Newcastle Knights. At the time of going to press we are completing the due diligence, but all being well we will be heading along nicely to the Knights officially becoming a subsidiary of Wests from 1 November. This is a landmark event in the history of Wests and the Newcastle Knights. It’s something that’s been talked about for many years, and it’s always seemed to have a lot of natural synergy. After all, even though the Wests business now incorporates entertainment, restaurants and accommodation, its roots are firmly in rugby league. Rest assured, however, this isn’t a decision that’s been made lightly or sentimentally, which is why we invited all full members to have their say. It’s a decision we feel is best for the business, best for the Knights, and will deliver great benefits to the local community and the region as a whole, and we thank the 93% of members who supported the decision. To those that didn’t support it, thank you too. We understand the objections that were raised, we listened to them carefully, however as a board, we feel the potential benefits significantly outweigh the potential downsides.

CLUB OFFICERS

A successful professional sports team radiates positivity, and we sincerely believe that, with an awful lot of hard work, we can make the Knights a force in the NRL. Away from the Knights, it’s member renewal time, and we invite you to renew your membership between now and 30 November to be in with a chance of winning $20,000 of Charlestown Square eftpos gift cards to spend however you like. Elsewhere in this magazine, we take a peek at the new-look of The Anchorage at Port Stephens. We’ve invested a lot of time and money getting this property to the five-star level we believe it deserves. It’s a fantastic place to stay and dine, and if you or someone you know is getting married soon, then The Anchorage is certainly worth considering. Finally, I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a healthy and prosperous New Year. All of our clubs and restaurants have some special Christmas dining options available, and we hope you and your family and friends choose to celebrate the festivities here with us. And wouldn’t an extra $20,000 make it an extra special Christmas?

Philip Gardner, Chief Executive Officer.

LIFE MEMBERS

Mr Philip Gardner Chief Executive Officer

Mr Owen Kilpatrick President

Mr Jack Ashman Director

Mr Geoff Coburn Director

Mr Robert Darcy Director

Mr Wayne Hore Director

Prof Scott Holmes Director

Mr John McLaughlin Director

STAY CONNECTED WITH FREE WIFI

Don’t miss a thing when you visit Wests New Lambton, Mayfield, Cardiff, City or Nelson Bay with FREE Wifi now available. Get the lowdown on what’s happening at

FREE WIFI NOW AVAILABLE

NEW LAMBTON

Wests by checking our website, Facebook or Instagram.

MAYFIELD

CARDIFF

CITY

NELSON BAY

1962 L.B. O’Sullivan* 1963 G. Maloney* 1964 H. Harding*, J. Aitchison*, D. Carroll*, J. Harvey*, W. Jukes*, J. Bell* 1971 J. McDermott* 1972 K. McDougall*, A. Kentish* 1976 M. Woolford*, H. Bond*, C. Cook*, N. Smith*, L. Cook*, J. Kempnich* 1980 O. Kilpatrick 1991 W. Hore, R. Ferris 1998 M. Braggett* 2000 D. McDougall* 2004 G. Coburn 2013 J. McLaughlin, J. Ashman *Denotes deceased Life Member

LIKE us on Facebook ‘The Wests Group’ OR visit MyWests.com.au

Online restaurant bookings VISIT westsrestaurants.com.au

Find us on Instagram @wests_eats


NEWS what’s happening across Wests IN NEED OF AN ASIAN FOODIE FIX?

The new Asian food bar at Wests New Lambton food court, New Beijing, is really making a name for itself on the Newcastle foodie scene. If you haven’t yet tried out the dumplings, sushi, laska or pho, make sure you drop in and give yourself a treat. The menu caters to all kinds of tastes, if you’re in a hurry, the

KIDS EAT FREE AT T-BONES

sushi rolls are an easy choice, or maybe bao buns are more your style, enjoy one or all six of the flavours. As too the bento box which is seriously good value with each holding a selection of spring rolls, tempura prawns, fried chilli and salt squid, sushi, Asian rice noodle salad and Asian greens. Located in the food

For every adult main

court at Wests New Lambton, New Beijing will have you wanting

meal purchased on

to come back for more. Visit bit.ly/NewBeijing. Open 7 days for

Tuesday, Wednesday

lunch and dinner.

and Thursdays at T-Bones Tex-Mex at Wests Cardiff,

NEX – WEDDINGS AND CONFERENCES

you can get a kids’ meal for those aged 12 and under, absolutely free. So

NEX is now firmly established

head in to T-Bones

upstairs at Wests City, and is

for a meal that’s not

forging a fine reputation for

only incredibly tasty,

hosting stellar events. Catering

but easy on the

for groups of all sizes, the

pocket, too! Check

venue can host weddings,

out the menu and

business conferences and conventions, dinners and more. To find out everything that NEX has to offer, visit bit.ly/theNEXevents or call 02 4926 6250

start salivating… bit.ly/TBonesTexMex

–– NEW WESTS WEBSITE If you haven’t already spotted it, we’ve had a bit of

CITY CAR PARKING Paid car parking was recently introduced to Wests City. This has been implemented to prevent non-club-users parking in the club car park and thus making it difficult for members and guests to find parking spots. Members and guests who spend $20 in the

an online refresh. Our new website contains all of the information you need to know about what’s going on at Wests, current promotions and

WHO’S THAT BEHIND THE BAR? IT’S IRON JACK

much more. Visit bit.ly/WestsHome to check it out.

If you haven’t spotted Iron Jack behind the bar at Wests keep an eye out for it next time you’re

club per visit qualify for free

in. The ‘new beer for the regular

parking, while no charges apply

Aussie guy’, Iron Jack is a crisp

on Sunday. Please see the

mid-strength lager designed for

information in the club, or ask

easy drinking and maximum

staff for further information.

refreshment, from the Legendary Brewing Co. $5 schooners for Wests members.

2

M y Wes t s.com.au

@wests_eats


NEWS what’s happening across Wests

CHRISTMAS AT WESTS All Wests venues have some very special Christmas meals planned - turn to page 12 to get a taster or head to our website to

COMMUNITY CRAFT CLUB

see exactly what’s

HOBARTS WINS

Hobarts head chef Lesley Taylor and sous chef Daniel Wijekoon

ACCLAIM AT

claimed bronze at this year’s ClubsNSW Chef’s Table Awards in

CHEF’S TABLE AWARDS

August, in a glittering ceremony at Doltone House, Sydney. “This recognition is another reminder that you don’t have to dine at exclusive Sydney restaurants to sample the best cuisine that NSW has to offer,” said ClubsNSW chief executive Anthony Ball. “Many of the state’s finest restaurants are inside registered clubs, so it’s little surprise that the judges found it difficult to split the teams.” Lesley and Daniel served a divine seafood starter that included

in store. Visit our

Get creative and join us for an

website and view

Arts & Crafts Community Day

the menu – you

Exhibition on Wednesday 25th

can be certain your

October where local artists

tastebuds will

will bring treasures for sale

be tantalised!

and volunteer to provide some

–– WANT 5 HOURS FREE PARKING?*

hands-on crafty lessons! Join us in the Starlight Room at Wests New Lambton from 10am to 1pm. Entry is free. Great raffles on the day!

kingfish, scallop and crab, the famous Hobarts pig’s trotter pie, and a spectacular dessert (pictured) consisting of chocolate,

Wests members

liquorice, coconut aero, orange, maple pumpkin, granola, white

receive 5 hours

chocolate clusters and raspberry. Experience their talents for yourself Book now at westsrestaurants.com.au

free parking at Charlestown Square. Simply visit the Customer Service Desk on level 1,

$30PP* CELEBRATION PACKAGE

on Monday lunchtime and

and parking ticket

Sunday afternoons.

validate your

of life itself. Whatever the reason, come

parking for you.

Friday or Saturday night at Wests Cardiff, or Wests Mayfield. Package includes free room hire, private bar, two course celebration buffet, table linen and cutlery, tea and coffee station, free onsite parking plus members receive 15% discount at the bar.

nights a week at Wests Mayfield, with day games

anniversary, or maybe just a celebration and celebrate at Wests for just $30pp

APL Poker is played seven

membership card

friendly team will

*

CARD SHARKS

present your Wests

and one of the It could be a birthday, wedding or

HEADS UP,

*Terms and conditions apply. Visit

Registration begins at 6.30pm each night for a 7.30pm start. Registration for Monday lunchtime games starts at 12.30pm for 1.30pm start, while registration for Sunday afternoon games starts at

bit.ly/CSQFreeParking

4pm for a 5pm start. We also

for full offer details.

have a late night Friday game, registration for which starts at 11.15pm for a midnight start.

*Terms and conditions apply.

For more information, call

Visit bit.ly/celebrationsaver or

02 4935 1200 or email

call 02 4935 1181.

info@westsnewcastle.com.au

@wests_eats

M y Wes t s.com.au 3


A NEW ERA DAWNS

MEMBERS TURNED OUT TO VOTE IN FORCE, WITH 93 % BACKING THE PROPOSAL TO BUY THE NE WCAS TLE KNIGHTS. NOW WE’RE L O O K I N G F O R WA R D T O A N E W E R A F O R N R L I N N E W C A S T L E . It’s a deal that’s been mooted

is the propagation of rugby

rugby league club in the city. We

reaction to the proposal

for a decade and, thanks to the

league, and the acquisition

believe a successful sporting

showed that everyone in the

backing of Wests members, is

of the Knights enables us

side gives a community pride.

town is behind the Knights

one that is finally happening.

to greater fulfil this guiding

It engenders a feel-good factor

and they really want the team

At the time of going to press

principle by building solid

that resonates into every

to be successful.

the due diligence process was

foundations that will benefit

other aspect of community

“We’re going forward as a

well underway with the intention

the local community, such as

life, and can have profound,

community, and it gives us

of Wests assuming formal

the new Centre of Excellence.

far reaching benefits.

incredible confidence that so

control on 1 November 2017.

Crucially, we have been able

Wests CEO Philip Gardner says,

many people are behind us,

At the heart of Wests’ origins

to help keep a professional

“The vote and the general

and with us.”

4

M y Wes t s.com.au

@wests_eats


JOIN THE TEAM FOR 2018! A NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS MEMBERSHIP IS THE MOST AFFORDABLE WAY TO SEE YOUR KNIGHTS AT MCDONALD JONES STADIUM IN 2018. For fans who can’t make it to games, there are packages customised for your needs too. All packages are on sale from October 3 and reserved seat memberships from November 3. Visit knightshub.com.au or call 1300 465 644 for more information.

RESERVED SEAT MEMBERSHIP FROM JUST $12.50 PER GAME.* *

Terms and conditions apply. Visit knightshub.com.au for full details.

@wests_eats

M y Wes t s.com.au 5


For more than 25 years, The

features exceptional facilities

made wedding packages, our

Anchorage has been an iconic

including two swimming pools,

event coordinators offer expert

destination for elegant, five-star

spacious decks, a poolside bar and

assistance with spa packages,

weddings in an unsurpassed

a family area for guests to enjoy.

pre-wedding celebrations, off site

location. Tucked away on the

The Anchorage also boasts two

experiences as well as transfers and

secluded shores of sparkling

iconic restaurants, The Wild Herring

accommodation for guests, freeing

Port Stephens, The Anchorage

and The Galley Kitchen, each hero

you to anticipate your special day

offers breathtaking indoor and

the region’s local produce serving

with pleasure and confidence.

outdoor ceremony spaces, with

sumptuous tasting plates and an

the Dalton Lawn and Sunset

incredible selection of wines.

Terrace perennial favourites. The newly renovated property

For more information on our wedding packages, download our

Enhancing the joy and ease of

wedding brochure by visiting:

wedding planning with tailor-

Bit.ly/AnchorageWeddings


WINTER WEDDING OFFER S AV E 1 0 % / B O N U S I N C L U S I O N S VA L U E D AT O V E R $ 1 5 0 0

The Anchorage has a fantastic winter wedding offer for weddings held in June, July or August in 2018 or 2019. For only $144 per person with a minimum of 30 guests, you can enjoy five hours room hire, room set up, four and a half hours beverage package, two-course alternate serve menu and tea and coffee.

P +61 2 4984 2555

I

60 guests or more? Enjoy these complimentary bonuses on us: Decadent high tea experience for 12 people, valued at $504 $200 Spa Lucca credit Complimentary upgrade from the Bridal suite to a two-bedroom villa for Bride and Groom on your wedding night, valued at up to $1209

CORLETTE POINT ROAD, CORLETTE, NSW 2315

I

Plus Wests members who book their wedding at The Anchorage by 31 January 2018 will receive an additional night’s accommodation for two family members absolutely free. Terms and conditions apply, rooms subject to availability. For more information email weddings@anchorageportstephens. com.au, or phone 02 4984 2555

ANCHORAGEPORTSTEPHENS.COM.AU


Complimentary glass of Peacock Lane sparkling wine on arrival. ENTRÉE Grilled prawn caesar salad with pancetta strips, cos lettuce, egg, garlic turkish bread shards and dressing MAIN

NEW LAMBTON STARLIGHT ROOM

SIGNATURE EVENT

Join our special Melbourne Cup MCs – Richard King, 2HD; and Natasha Beyersdorf, NBN News for an unforgettable Melbourne Cup. Enjoy an incredible lineup of fashions presented by Charlestown Square stylist Natalie Baker. Time 12:30pm Doors open 11am Ticket price $60pp* Tickets on sale now. Visit the Help Desk or purchase online bit.ly/WestsMelbourneCup

8

M y Wes t s.com.au

@wests_eats

Chicken breast wrapped in prosciutto, corn salsa, baby spinach, pommes Anna and chipotle jus DESSERT Black forest brulee – cherry and vanilla brulee, coconut and chocolate brownie soil, chocolate shards, cherry gel, micro herbs and flowers TEA AND COFFEE Dietary requirements are available on request; please call 4935 1200 to discuss your requirements. *No further discounts apply


WESTS CARDIFF

T-BONES TEX MEX LUNCHEON Time 1pm Doors open at 11.30am $45pp* includes glass of sparkling or soft drink on arrival, races on the big screen, sweeps and prize giveaways Secure your seat Call 02 4979 1900 or visit the Help Desk to book. ENTRÉE Antipasto to share MAINS (served alternately) 18-hour slow-roast local sirloin with grainy mustard potato puree, baby carrots, baby spinach and roasting juices OR Stuffed chicken supreme with brie, herbs and semi-dried tomatoes with gratin potatoes, wilted spinach and crisp prosciutto DESSERTS (served alternately) Salted caramel cheesecake with chocolate and coconut crumble, hazelnut cream and caramel popcorn OR Pavlova roulade with sweet cream, fresh fruit salad, passionfruit & pistachio praline *

LEISURELY LUNCHEON SPECIAL $30 members^ $35 guests No bookings 300g rump steak topped with garlic prawn skewer and hollandaise sauce with chips and salad or vegetables. Plus enjoy a glass of sparkling wine or middy of standard tap beer and a bonus $1 Keno ticket for a chance to win a million^. Available for lunch at Wests City, Mayfield, Cardiff and Nelson Bay. While stocks last. ~

Full Wests membership card must be swiped to receive discount. ^Keno terms and condition apply.

No further discounts apply @wests_eats

M y Wes t s.com.au 9


HOW WOULD YOU

YOU SPEND IT? J O I N O R R E N E W BY 30 N OVE M B E R TO BE IN WITH A CHANCE OF A LIFE- CHANGING SUM OF CASH* $20,000 would go a long way to making for a VERY Merry Christmas. Or a home makeover. Or a whole new wardrobe, a home gym, or the holiday of a lifetime… Join or renew your membership before 30 November, and you’ll go into the draw to win $20,000 worth of Charlestown Square Gift Cards, to spend however you like.* All you need to do now is plan how you’ll spend it…

THE STORY OF THE CARDS This year’s membership cards celebrate some of the region’s finest scenery. Full and pensioner members can choose from shots of Nobby’s Head, the dunes at Birubi Beach or the caves at Caves Beach, while this year’s perpetual card captures the spectacular Merewether Baths.

JOIN THE HUNTER’S LEADING CLUB FOR LIFE Save big by upgrading to a Perpetual membership today for just $110. Join by 30 November and receive $50 in bonus vouchers to spend at Wests this December!~ 10

M y Wes t s.com.au

@wests_eats


AS WELL AS BEING IN WITH A C H A N C E O F S C O O P I N G $ 2 0 K *, EVERY WESTS MEMBER WILL RECEIVE:# • • • • • •

$10 worth of Wests vouchers to spend in club Food and drink discounts Discounted accommodation and entertainment Members’ rates at Balance Collective Wests Reward points A boatload of discounts from the region’s retailers

Your membership also helps Wests support the local community. For more details, visit bit.ly/MyWests

JOINING OR RENEWING MADE EASY! ONLINE Visit bit.ly/MyWests and follow the instructions IN-CLUB Head to any Wests reception MAIL If you received this magazine through the post, complete the attached renewal form and mail it to Membership Renewal, PO Box 72, New Lambton 2305 PHONE Call 02 4935 1200 between 9am and 10pm, seven days a week, with your credit card details

COST OF MEMBERSHIP FULL MEMBER $12 - 1 YEAR FULL MEMBERSHIP

PENSIONER ^ $5 - 1 YEAR FULL MEMBERSHIP

PERPETUAL $110 - JOIN FOR LIFE

10-YEAR PENSIONER ^ $44 - 10 YEARS FULL MEMBERSHIP

Terms and conditions apply visit bit.ly/MyWests for full details. Authorised under LTPS/17/17192. #$10 Wests vouchers must be spent from 1 December to 30 December 2017. Wests members enjoy 10% off food at selected Wests restaurants and food outlets, and 15% off beverages at selected Wests bars. Discounts and benefits from local retailers vary. Please see bit.ly/westsoffers for full details. Your full Wests membership card must be valid for any offer to be honoured. ~$50 December bonus vouchers offered to new Perpetual members only. In the ensuing years Perpetual members receive $10 worth of Wests vouchers. ^To qualify for pensioner offer a government issued pensioner or seniors’ card must be shown.

THINK! ABOUT YOUR CHOICES. Call Gambling Help FREE CALL 1800 858 858 OR VISIT GAMBLINGHELP.NSW.GOV.AU @wests_eats

M y Wes t s.com.au 11


Take the stress out of Christmas Day and head into Wests for some seriously good Christmas food. And you might even catch a glimpse of the big man himself!

Christmas Day Buffet Lunch

Christmas Day Lunch & Dinner Bistro Specials

The Showroom, MAYFIELD

AVAILABLE AT WESTS NEW LAMBTON,

The Macquarie Room, CARDIFF

MAYFIELD, NELSON BAY, CARDIFF AND CITY

The Auditorium, NELSON BAY Starlight Room, NEW LAMBTON Dining Room, CITY 3 COURSE SEAFOOD AND CHRISTMAS ROAST BUFFET FEAST SANTA APPEARANCE AND CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR EVERY CHILD

LUNCH 11:30am-2.30pm - DINNER 5pm-8.30pm ENTREE 200g whole fresh prawns with lemon and cocktail sauce MAIN Traditional Christmas roast (ham, turkey, pork) with seasonal vegetables and gravy DESSERT

11:30am | 12pm | 12.30pm | 1pm $75 adults | $35 children (5-12yrs) Free (0-4yrs)^

Christmas pudding with brandy custard $37 members | $42 guests

Final payment due: Friday 1 December ^

No further discounts apply

KIDS MENU (12 years and under) MAIN Small festive roast OR chicken nuggets OR fish and chips DESSERT Chocolate mousse OR jelly $13 members | $16 guests *Full wests membership card must be swiped to receive discount.

12

M y Wes t s.com.au

@wests_eats


@wests_eats

M y Wes t s.com.au 13


ARE WE NEARLY THERE? You don’t need to travel too far this summer to feel as if you’re getting a true break. The perfect getaway is right on your doorstep. You love the idea of a holiday. When you imagine them, they’re always carefree and picturesque and perfect. In reality, though, they’re likely to involve long queues – of cars on the highway or people at airports or holiday attractions – and memories of spending way too much money. This year why not try something different and holiday in your own city.

From world class beaches to vineyards, the best of food and a wonderfully diverse array of attractions, Newcastle has something for everyone in the family. Jump in the car and within moments arrive at The Executive Inn, Newcastle to soak up fantastic facilities including: • Brand new 12-seat spa pool and outdoor cabanas • Two outdoor tropical pools • 12 dining options plus pool service menu and plenty of kid friendly dining options • New express, budget friendly breakfast options starting from just $4 • Spacious family rooms, suites and apartments • Complimentary Wi-Fi • Unlimited fitness passes to Balance Collective

BOOK WITH US DIRECT

executiveinn.com.au

I

02 4935 1100

Health Clubs • Complimentary parking • Complimentary bike hire

14

M y Wes t s.com.au

@wests_eats


THINGS TO DO RIGHT O N YO U R D O O R ST E P

DO Minutes’ walk from The Executive Inn is Lambton Pool – an outdoor swim centre with full size pools, kids’ pools, diving boards, slides and more. A great place to set up camp, with plenty of space to get chairs and blankets down and hang out for a few hours. *Entry fees apply

SHOP If a break just isn’t a break without a spot of retail therapy, then take a short drive to Charlestown Square. Packed with the best retail names, including Sephora, Apple and H&M, just to name a few. Charlestown Square’s also home to Reading Cinemas and kids’ indoor play centre MegaMania. Kids entertainment passes are available including a ticket to Reading Cinemas - with bonus small popcorn, bowling or laser tag at Strike, 30 minutes play at Timezone and lots more. For more information visit charlestownsquare.com.au

EXPLORE The region offers some great cycle tracks to get out and about, and explore the local area. Head down to Honeysuckle and cycle around the foreshore, or discover the Fernleigh Track, a 15km disused-coalhaul-rail-line-turned-cycle-and-walking-path between Adamstown and Belmont. Adult bikes are available for complimentary hire from The Executive Inn. Limited numbers are available, so please book if you’d like to take a ride.

EXPERIENCE A short drive from The Executive Inn lies Blackbutt Reserve, which is a favourite with local kids and adults alike. As well as the kids’ playground, woodland walks, BBQ and picnic areas, a highlight is the animal boardwalk – wombats, wallabies, owls and frogs are just some of the animals waiting to be discovered; while regular reptile shows enable kids and adults to get up close to Blackbutt’s resident reptiles.

DINE Wests Level One restaurants introduce you to exquisite dining experiences with tastes and sensations from all over the world to surprise and excite you. With five impressive restaurants, you can choose from the finest dining from award-winning chefs, or family-friendly relaxed dining served with lashings of fun. BOOK ONLINE: visit westsrestaurants.com.au


CHRISTMAS RAFFLE za

Extravagan $178,000 PLUS IN PRIZES! M AY F I E L D

NEW LAMBTON

WEDNESDAY CHRISTMAS FOOD RAFFLES $1,400 Food Court Lounge 15, 22, 29 NOV, 6 DEC

WEDNESDAY CHRISTMAS RAFFLES $2,300 Bar 88 15, 22, 29 NOV, 6, 13 DEC

Sales 5.30pm ✣ Drawn 6.30pm

Sales 4.30pm ✣ Drawn 6pm

THURSDAY CHRISTMAS RAFFLES $1,800 Food Court Lounge 16, 23, 30 NOV, 7, 14 DEC

SUNDAY CHRISTMAS RAFFLES $2,300 Bar 88 19, 26 NOV, 3, 10, 17 DEC

Sales 5.30pm ✣ Drawn 6.30pm

Sales 10.30am ✣ Drawn 12pm

SATURDAY CHRISTMAS RAFFLES $1,450 Food Court Lounge 18, 25 NOV, 2, 9, 16 DEC Sales 12.30pm ✣ 1.30pm

SUNDAY CHRISTMAS RAFFLES $4,500 Showroom 19, 26 NOV, 3, 10, 17 DEC Sales 10.30am ✣ Drawn 12pm

MAYFIELD ELECTRICAL RAFFLE

$5,500

13 DEC ✣ Food Court Lounge Sales 5pm ✣ Drawn 6.30pm

CARDIFF THURSDAY CHRISTMAS RAFFLES $1,500 Food Court Lounge 16, 23, 30 NOV, 7, 14 DEC Sales 6pm ✣ Drawn 7.30pm

FRIDAY CHRISTMAS RAFFLES

$1,500 Food Court Lounge 17, 24 NOV, 1, 8, 15 DEC Sales 6pm ✣ Drawn 7.30pm

SUNDAY MORNING CHRISTMAS RAFFLES $2,000 Food Court Lounge 19, 26 NOV, 3, 10, 17 DEC Sales 11.30am ✣ Drawn 1pm

N E L S O N B AY WEDNESDAY CHRISTMAS RAFFLES $1,300 Club Foyer 15, 22, 29 NOV, 6, 13 DEC Sales 4.30pm ✣ Drawn 6.15pm

THURSDAY CHRISTMAS RAFFLES $1,300 Club Foyer 16, 23, 30 NOV, 14 DEC Sales 4.30pm ✣ Drawn 6.15pm

FRIDAY CHRISTMAS RAFFLES $1,500 Club Foyer 17, 24 NOV, 1, 8, 15 DEC Sales 4.30pm ✣ Drawn 6.15pm

SUNDAY CHRISTMAS RAFFLES $1,600 Club Foyer 19, 26 NOV, 3, 10, 17 DEC Sales 11.15am ✣ Drawn 12.30pm 16

M y Wes t s.com.au

@wests_eats

CITY FRIDAY CHRISTMAS RAFFLES $1,400 Club Lounge 17, 24 NOV, 1, 8, 15 DEC Sales 5.30pm ✣ Drawn 6.30pm

SUNDAY CHRISTMAS RAFFLES $1,600 Club Lounge 19, 26 NOV, 3, 17 DEC Sales 3.30pm ✣ Drawn 5pm


SENIORS’ CHRISTMAS EVENT This year’s Seniors’ Christmas event takes place on Sunday 12 November. Get set for a delicious meal comprising roast turkey and glazed ham, baked potatoes, roast pumpkin, garlic tossed green beans and a cranberry jus, followed by plum pudding with brandy custard. Following the meal, entertainment will be provided by The Senator, Simon Bartlett, who’ll entertain and perform songs from the swing and dance era, and WP Brennan, who’ll entertain with songs from the rock and roll years.

N E W L A M B T O N – STARLIGHT ROOM

$12,000 5 DECEMBER

Sales 5.30pm ✣ Drawn 7pm

M AY F I E L D

Wests New Lambton | Starlight Room Sunday 12 November Doors open 11.45am Meal served from 12.30pm Acts commence 1.30pm Tickets $17.50, to book phone 02 4935 1200 or visit the help desk.

– SHOWROOM

$5,000

26 NOV & 3 DEC ✣ Sales 4.30pm ✣ Drawn 6pm

N E L S O N B AY

– CLUB FOYER

$4,000

7 DEC ✣ Sales 5.30pm ✣ Drawn 7pm

CARDIFF

– MACQUARIE ROOM

$5,000

29 NOV & 6 DEC ✣ Sales 5.30pm ✣ Drawn 7pm

CITY

– CLUB LOUNGE

$4,000

PANTOMIME? OH NO IT ISN’T… OH YES IT IS! MAD HATTER CHRISTMAS PARTY

Wests New Lambton | Starlight Room Sunday 17 December | 10:30am – 11:30am Children: $10pp (12yrs & under) | Adults: $12pp On Sunday 17 December at 10:30am we’ll be holding our Christmas pantomime, which promises fun, laughs and entertainment for all the family in the Starlight Room at Wests Lambton. Join us for our Mad Hatter Christmas party and meet all the wonderful characters from this crazy, zany world. Tickets are available online at westsnewcastle.com.au, or from the help desk. No further discounts apply.

10 DEC ✣ Sales 3.30pm ✣ Draw 5pm

@wests_eats

M y Wes t s.com.au 17


HOW TO... RETAIN YOUR CHRISTMAS BALANCE The average person will gain 2-3 kg over the Christmas period, based on consuming just an additional 500 calories per day. So, while it ‘tis the season to be jolly, it’s also the season to make sure your clothes still fit in January! Our team at Balance offer their top tips for keeping in shape over the festive season, and some great incentives to get you in tip-top condition this summer.

COURTNEY MILLER +M  ake sure that you’re exercising enough to out train the extra calories you are taking in. MyFitnessPal is a great calorie tracker app. It will let you know if you have eaten too much, or if you do have enough room for that extra Christmas treat…

CASEY WARWICK +G  et your gut health right before the season approaches. A shot of apple cider vinegar first thing in the morning will help restore your gut health and keep you regular! It will help you stop storing all the nasty toxins from the food we only get to indulge in once a year.

+A  lways make sure there are your greens on your plate when sitting down to the BIG feasts, and eat them first. Fill up on the nutritious stuff first so you don’t feel naughty when you go to eat the other foods such as trifle and pavlova! BOOK PT SESSIONS WITH CASEY E: CASEY@MUSCLEARTPT.COM P: 0432 476 647

CHE BAKER +U  p your exercise schedule while you are on holidays to (try to) counter all of the yummy food and drinks we consume during the Christmas period. +S  ign up or book in some Christmas personal

DEBBIE KEEN +S  et some goals for the Christmas period that family and friends keep you accountable to. For instance, avoiding processed sugar, exercising for a minimum of 15 minutes per day or sticking to some regular workouts. If you set the goals and share them, they’re easier to stick to.

#

+ If you can’t make it to the gym, go for walks with the family in town along the beaches, or if you have a dog, take it for a walk! Walking is a great way to burn fat, and socialise while taking in great scenery. BOOK PT SESSIONS WITH COURTNEY E: COURTOSMILLER@OUTLOOK.COM P: 0432 468 495

training sessions in advance so you are committed to training throughout the Christmas period and you can keep on track towards reaching your goals. BOOK PT SESSIONS WITH CHE E: GYMLIFE@BIGPOND.COM P: 0434 514 766

+S  et yourself an exercise challenge for the new year – a fun run for example, or a cycle, will give you a target to work towards over the Christmas period. BOOK PT SESSIONS WITH DEBBIE E: KEEN4FITNESS@HOTMAIL.COM P: 0428 235 120

Conditions apply. Offer available to new members who join Balance Collective between 1st October - 31st December 2017. Prices based on 12 month Direct Debit membership. Direct

debit payments are monthly and are deducted on the first business day of each calendar month. Visit balancecollective.com.au for full offer details. Offer ends 31st December 2017.

18

M y Wes t s.com.au

@wests_eats


JOIN BEFORE 31 DECEMBER 2017 ON A 12-MONTH MEMBERSHIP TO RECEIVE#:

healthy options at

+ THE WHOLE MONTH OF JANUARY ABSOLUTELY FREE + A COMPLIMENTARY EVOLT BODY SCAN + A COMPLIMENTARY PT SESSION

Reload Café at Balance Mayfield has some tasty healthy options to turn to!

Protein slice 6^ Hazelnut ferrero (GF) Salted caramel (GF) Packed with 13g of protein per slice

Coffee and wrap deal 7*^ Wrap and reload with a selection of freshly-made wraps Mon – Fri, 12pm – 3pm

ACAI BOWL 12^ with strawberries, blueberries, passionfruit, banana and coconut

Reload Real Deal Bagels

5 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS

Soy and linseed bagel filled with smoked salmon, philly cheese, baby spinach, red onion and capers

12^

NEWCASTLE CITY MAYFIELD CARDIFF NEW LAMBTON NELSON BAY

Slow-cooked shaved rib eye, baby spinach, tomato salsa, philly cheese and Swiss cheese

9^

Chicken & rice noodle salad (GF) 12^ Chicken, mixed lettuce leaves, rice noodles, carrot, red onion cucumber, cherry tomatoes, cashew nuts with an Asian dressing

4903 6200 BALANCECOLLECTIVE.COM.AU *

While stocks lasts. Includes choice of wrap from display and regular size hot beverage. ^Full Wests membership card must be swiped to receive discount.

Download our BALANCE app Follow us @balancecollective

@wests_eats

M y Wes t s.com.au 19


WHAT’S ON FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS FOR ANY EVENT AT WESTS, VISIT WESTSNEWCASTLE.COM.AU

13 OCT15 oct 05 NOV 17 & 18 nov 20 oct WESTS NELSON BAY

THE 17TH ANNUAL ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FESTIVAL Friday 13 october– Saturday14 October Time 8pm Doors open 6pm Tickets FREE

sunday15 October Time 1pm Doors open 12pm Tickets FREE Step back in time and appreciate all things vintage and rockabilly. 3 live bands, 3 dance floors over 3 days! For more information visit bit.ly/WestsRockNRoll

20

M y Wes t s.com.au

@wests_eats

WESTS NELSON BAY

WESTS NEW LAMBTON

JOHN WILLIAMSON THE SEVENTIES’ IN CONCERT HITMAKERS Friday 20 October

Sunday 5 November

Time 8pm Doors open 7.15pm Ticket price $49^ 18+ event An Australian icon, John Williamson has performed at some of Australia’s most historic and nation-stopping events, and his songs and music have huge and wide appeal. For more information and tickets visit

Time 8pm Doors open 7.15pm Ticket price $55^ Richard Growers, Racey, The Rubettes featuring Allan Williams and Paper Lace featuring Phil Wright make for an evening of classic and memorable hits. For more information and tickets, visit bit.ly/70sHitmakers

bit.ly/JohnWilliamsonLive

WESTS NEW LAMBTON AND NELSON BAY

JIMEOIN

New lambtoN Friday 17 November Time 8.30pm Doors open 7.45pm Ticket price M $44^ / G $49

Nelson Bay saturday 18 November Time 8pm Doors open 7.15pm Ticket price M $44^ / G $49 British/Irish stand-up comedian Jimeoin is a familiar name and face in Australia, and he’s returning to these shores with his new show Renonsense Man.

WESTS FREE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Every week be entertained by a variety of live music. These events are free of charge, and open to those aged 18 and over.

WESTS NEW LAMBTON

WESTS CARDIFF

WESTS NELSON BAY

Marble Bar

Macquarie Room

Lounge

Tuesday and Thursday

Saturday

Friday and Saturday

Time 4pm–5:30pm

Time 8pm–11:30pm

Time 9:30pm–late

Friday and Saturday

Sunday

Time 9:30pm–12:30am

Time 7pm–late


WESTS MATINEE CONCERTS Every month, spend an afternoon being entertained by guest artists, selected with senior members in mind. These events are free of charge, and open to those aged 18 and over.

WESTS NEW LAMBTON

WESTS MAYFIELD

WESTS NELSON BAY

WESTS CARDIFF

Starlight Room

The Showroom

Auditorium

Macquarie Room

Second Sunday of every month

Third Sunday of every month

Last Sunday of every month

Second Friday of every month

Time 1pm

Time 2pm

Time 2pm

Time 1.30pm

Doors open 12pm

Doors open 1pm

Doors open 1pm

Doors open 1pm

08 nov 11 nov WESTS NELSON BAY

THE VALLI’S…

A TRIBUTE TO FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS Saturday 11 November Time 8pm Doors open 7.15pm Tickets price M $30^ / G $35 18+ event Suave, sophisticated and just a little bit sexy, these boys will deliver an electric, high energy show, with powerhouse vocals and slick dance moves from the group that brought you

26 nov 28 feb WESTS NEW LAMBTON

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Wednesday 8 November Time 8pm Doors open 7.15pm Tickets price $44^ Celebrating all things menopausal, the all-new Menopause the Musical – Women on Fire! is guaranteed to entertain with new songs, new dance routines, new gags, and a new producer. For more information and tickets, visit bit.ly/Westsmenopausethemusical

WESTS NEW LAMBTON

THE LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE Sunday 26 November Time 8pm Doors open 7.15pm Ticket price $49^ Witness a moment in history come to life and don’t miss the pounding, haunting experience of The Led Zeppelin Experience, Hammer of the Gods Tour.

NEX AT WESTS CITY

DAVID DUCHOVNY wednesday 28 february Time 8pm Doors open 7.30pm Ticket price $76.60+BF^ VIP Meet & Greet Package $289.90+BF^ 18+ event The truth is out there, and now so is Duchovny’s music. Having sold out shows across Europe and the USA, don’t miss a unique opportunity to see a true Hollywood star David Duchovny live in concert for the first time on Australian soil.

The Jersey Boys musical.

^Full Wests membership card must be shown to recieve discount. Club entry regulations apply. Tickets can not be exchanged or refunded. Smart casual attire is required in all areas of the club. No further discount applies. M=Members Price; G=Guests Price. BF=Booking Fee.

@wests_eats

M y Wes t s.com.au 21


SALON

WEST

HAIR SALON 4952 3533

for appointments

With a reputation for friendly, attentive service, Craig & Martin offer competitive prices without sacrificing quality.

PRICES FOR WESTS MEMBERS: Ladies Cuts Pensioner Mens Cuts Pensioner

$29 $26 $19 $16

Ladies Perm (Pensioner) from $66 Colours starting from $50

Corner Hobart & Rugby Rds, New Lambton NSW 2305 Open Monday to Friday 8.30am–5pm, Open Saturday 8.30am–1pm

SOCIAL & SPORTING CLUB DIRECTORY NOTICE All Wests community & sports information can be found at MyWests.com.au Access to broadband internet is available at New Lambton & Nelson Bay via the Broadband for Seniors program. CLUB NAME

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT

CONTACT

CLUB NAME

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT

CONTACT

Wests Football Club

Neil Scarr

0435 892 305

Wests Schoolboys Football Club

Sue Moodie

0438 984 211

Central Newcastle Swimming Club

Nicole Quinn (President) 0438 538 531 *Terms and conditions apply. Visit knig nicole@safealert.com.au

Wests Arts & Crafts

Cath Parry Russell Durrant

4984 8323

shub.com.au for full details. 4958 3079

Stephanie Bortkevitch (Secretary) Marylin Wellham

4956 1115

Nelson Bay RSL Sub Branch (Secretary)

4955 6969

4984 1535

Karyn Audet

0414 359 497

Nelson Bay Boot Scooters

Mel Smith

West Seniors Basketball Club

4981 1471

Robert Redpath (Secretary)

0414 237 086

Nelson Bay Rock & Roll Club

Keith Barnard

Wests Junior Cricket Wests Cricket Club

Steve Petherbridge

0432 634 772

Neil Van Oosterom

0410 272 068

Wests Junior Hockey Club

Matt Lewsam

0410 443 418

Nelson Bay Social Bridge Club

Wests Social Golf Club

Michael Pearce

0488 102 227

Nelson Bay Euchre Club

Tom Grant

4981 2792

Wests New Lambton Men’s Bowling Club

Stan Wrzeczycki (President) John Fowler (Secretary)

4967 1760 4943 9906

Diggers Bowls Club

Pat Janes

4984 3146

Diggers Swimming Club

Don Forsyth

4984 4441

Diggers Fishing Club

Barry Malvern

4984 7274

Nelson Bay Craft Club

Heather King

4981 2055

Wests City Bridge Club

Reg Fraser (President) Lynne Saunders (Secretary)

4959 7776 4929 5427

West Leagues Netball Club

Wests New Lambton Women’s Bowling Club

Marcia Dockrill

Phoenix Sports Social (Golf) Club

Bruce Terry

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS – MEMBERSHIP CARD To gain entry into all Wests Clubs, the Registered Clubs Act requires that you present a valid membership card or proof that you reside outside the 5km radius of the Club. Upon entry you will be requested to show your card or proof of residence to our staff.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS – DRESS CODE The Club Dress Code requires all clothing to be neat & tidy. Offensive clothing, untidy, dirty or torn clothes/

4930 5500 4969 3666

shoes, gang colours, swimwear, hoodies or bare feet are not permitted. Helmets to be removed whilst on Club premises. Caps must be removed if requested by staff.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS – UNDER 18 YEARS A responsible adult must accompany anyone under 18 years on Club premises & be carefully supervised at all times.

Wests supports the responsible service of alcohol & the responsible conduct of gambling.

All details correct at time of printing. Please contact your local Wests Club for updates or visit MyWests.com.au. Trading hours are subject to change. 22

M y Wes t s.com.au

@wests_eats


ght-

CLUB DIRECTORY WESTS NEW LAMBTON

open 7 days

WESTS MAYFIELD

open 7 days

Sunday – Thursday (& public holidays) 9am – 4am Friday & Saturday 9am – 6am Address 88 Hobart Road, New Lambton NSW 2305 Phone 02 4935 1200 Web MyWests.com.au Email info@westsnewcastle.com.au

Sunday – Thursday 9.30am – 1am Friday & Saturday 9.30am – 3am Address 32 Industrial Drive, Mayfield NSW 2304 Phone 02 4903 6100 Email mayfield@westsnewcastle.com.au Web MyWests.com.au

RESTAURANTS Lure (Level 1) Dinner Tuesday-Saturday Lunch Friday

RESTAURANTS Figtree Churrasco Breakfast Monday – Friday Breakfast Saturday – Sunday Dinner Tuesday – Saturday Cocktail Bar 7 nights Long Lunch Friday (closed public holidays)

02 4935 1200 open 5 nights 5.30pm – 9.30pm 12noon

Chophouse Grill (Level 1) Dinner Group bookings recommended

open 7 nights 5pm – 10pm

Hobarts by Lesley Taylor (Level 1) Bookings recommended High Tea Sundays

Wed – Sat 6pm – late 2pm – 4pm

Pizza & Grill Lunch Saturday – Sunday Dinner

02 4903 6393 open 7 days 6am – 9.30am 7am – 10am 6pm – late 4.30pm – late 12pm – 2pm open 7 days 11.30am – 2.30pm 5pm – 8.30pm

Emerald Gardens (Level 1) Dinner Group bookings recommended

open 7 nights 5.30pm – late

Patisserie Monday – Sunday

Cantina Mexican Restaurant (Ground Floor) Dinner

open 7 nights

Wests Bistro (Takeaway meals available) open 7 days Lunch 11.30am – 2.30pm Dinner 5pm – 8.30pm

5pm – 9pm

Wests Bistro (Ground Floor) open 7 days (Takeaway meals available till 8.30pm) Lunch 11.30am – 2.30pm Dinner 5pm – 8.30pm Breakfast on the Terrace (Level 1) Monday – Friday 6.30am – 9.30am Saturday & Sunday (& public holidays) 7am – 10am Large group bookings recommended Emporium 88 (Ground Floor) Monday – Sunday Patisserie (Ground Floor) Monday – Sunday

open 7 days 10am – 2am open 7 days 6.30am – 8.30pm

New Beijing (Ground Floor) Lunch Dinner

open 7 days 11.30am – 2.30pm 5pm – 8.30pm

The Grill (Ground Floor) Lunch Dinner

open 7 days 11.30am – 2.30pm 5pm – 8.30pm

Chocolate Café (Level 1) Monday – Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

open 7 days 4pm – 10.30pm 4pm – midnight 11am – midnight 11am – 10.30pm

BARS Hopsmith Sports Bar (TAB) (Level 1) open 7 days Sunday – Thursday 10am – 12am Friday & Saturday 10am – 3am Marble Bar (Level 1) Friday – Saturday Entertainment Fri & Sat Bar 88 (Ground Floor) Monday – Sunday FoodCourt Bar (Ground Floor) Monday – Sunday Players Bar (Ground Floor) Sunday – Thursday Friday & Saturday Light snacks available

open 7 nights 4pm – late 9.30pm – 12.30am open 7 days 9am – late open 7 days 11.30am – 8.30pm open 7 days 10am – 3am 10am – 4.30am 10am – late

WESTS NEW LAMBTON BOWLING CLUB Address 1A Tauranga Road, New Lambton For full opening hours please contact the Help Desk on 02 4935 1200 THE EXECUTIVE INN, NEWCASTLE ABN 82 080 880 691 Address 10 Rugby Road, New Lambton NSW 2305 Phone 02 4935 1100 Email exec@executiveinn.com.au Web executiveinn.com.au THE GATEWAY INN, NEWCASTLE ABN 82 080 880 691 Address 26 William Street, Mayfield NSW 2304 Phone 02 4903 6300 Email stay@gatewayinn.net.au Web gatewayinn.net.au

open 7 days 9.30am – 8.30pm

Beijing Buffet (Takeaway meals available) Lunch Saturday & Sunday Dinner Monday – Sunday Reload Café Monday – Friday Saturday & Sunday

open 7 days 11.30am – 2.30pm 5pm – 8.30pm open 7 days 7am – 6pm 8am – 1pm

BARS Players Bar Sunday – Thursday Friday & Saturday

open 7 days 9.30am – 12.30am 9.30am – 2.30am

FoodCourt Bar Sunday – Thursday Friday & Saturday

open 7 days 11.30am – 9pm 11.30am – 10pm

WESTS NELSON BAY

open 7 days

Sunday – Thursday 9am – 12.30am Friday & Saturday 9am – 2.30am Call Club Reception for holiday trading hours Address 88 Shoal Bay Road, Nelson Bay NSW 2315 Phone 02 4981 1344 Email nb@westsnewcastle.com.au Web MyWests.com.au RESTAURANTS Bay Brasserie (Level 1) Lunch Sunday Sunday – Thursday Friday & Saturday Bay Diner (Ground Floor) Lunch Monday – Saturday Dinner Tuesday – Thursday Friday & Saturday

02 4981 1344 Open 7 nights 12noon – 2pm 5.30pm – 8.30pm 5.30pm – 9pm 12noon – 2pm 5pm – 9pm 5pm – 10pm

Bay Café (Ground Floor)

open 7 days 9am – late

BARS Main Bar

open 7 days 9am – late

Brasserie Bar

open 7 nights from 5.30pm – late

WESTS CARDIFF

open 7 days

Sunday – Thursday 9.30am – 1am Friday & Saturday 9.30am – 3am Address 18 Munibung Road, Cardiff NSW 2285 Phone 02 4979 1900 Email cardiff@westsnewcastle.com.au Web MyWests.com.au RESTAURANTS T-Bones Tex-Mex Dinner The Kitchen Lunch Dinner Espresso Gelato Sunday – Thursday Friday & Saturday BARS Jordan Bar Sunday – Thursday Friday & Saturday Light snacks available

02 4979 1900 open 5 nights Tues – Sat 5.30pm – 9.30pm open 7 days 11.30am – 2.30pm 5pm – 8.30pm open 7 days 10am – 8.30pm 10am – 9pm open 7 days 10am – 1am 10am – 3am 3pm – close

WESTS CITY

open 7 days

Sunday – Thursday Friday & Saturday Address 309 King St, Newcastle West NSW 2302 Phone 02 4926 6200 Email city@westsnewcastle.com.au Web MyWests.com.au

10am – 1am 10am – 3am

RESTAURANTS The Kitchen Lunch Dinner

open 7 days 11.30am – 2pm 5.30pm – 8.30pm

Patisserie Monday – Sunday

open 7 days 10am – 9pm

BARS Kingstown Bar Monday – Sunday

open 7 days 11.30am – late

Main Bar Monday – Sunday

open 7 days 10am – late

ANCHORAGE PORT STEPHENS

open 7 days

Address Corlette Point Road, Corlette NSW 2315 Phone 02 4984 2555 Web anchorageportstephens.com.au Spa Lucca open 7 Days Address Corlette Point Road, Corlette NSW 2315 Phone 02 4984 0330 Web spalucca.com.au BALANCE NEW LAMBTON

open 7 days

24/7 ACCESS for 24/7 members Monday – Friday 6am – 10pm Saturday 7am – 10pm Sunday 9am – 10pm Address Tauranga Road, New Lambton NSW 2305 Phone 02 4903 6200 Email gym@balancecollective.com.au Web balancecollective.com.au BALANCE MAYFIELD

open 7 days

Monday – Friday 5.30am – 10pm Saturday & Sunday 7am – 6pm Address 32 Industrial Drive, Mayfield NSW 2304 Phone 02 4903 6200 Email info@balancecollective.com.au BALANCE NELSON BAY

open 7 days

Monday – Friday 6am – 9pm Saturday & Sunday 8am – 6pm Address 88 Shoal Bay Road, Nelson Bay NSW 2315 Phone 02 4903 6200 Email nb@balancecollective.com.au BALANCE CARDIFF

open 7 days

24/7 ACCESS for 24/7 members Monday – Friday 6am – 11am Monday – Wednesday 3pm – 5pm Thursday 3pm – 6pm Address 18 Munibung Road, Cardiff NSW 2285 Phone 02 4903 6200 Email cardiffgym@balancecollective.com.au BALANCE CITY

open 7 days

Monday – Friday 5am – close Saturday & Sunday 7am – 6pm Address 593-597 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW 2300 Phone 02 4903 6200 Email city@balancecollective.com.au CAFÉ Nourish Café Monday – Friday

6am – 3pm

ALL MAIL TO BE DIRECTED TO: Western Suburbs (N’cle) Leagues Club Limited ABN 24 000 973 919 PO Box 72 New Lambton NSW 2305 @wests_eats

M y Wes t s.com.au 23


YOUR DESTINATION FOR FUN

NOW OPEN CHARLESTOWN SQUARE WELCOMES HOLEY MOLEY TO THE SOUTH PIAZZA Get ready for the craziest round of mini golf you’ve ever played! And with drinks, cocktails and tunes on offer at the full service bar, The Caddyshack will take care of all your off-the-green needs.

WANT MORE CHOICE?

ENJOY THE SOUTH PIAZZA – OPEN LATE EVERYDAY

BONUS SMALL POPCORN FOR WESTS MEMBERS...

ONLY AT READING CINEMAS

CHARLESTOWN

...ENJOY ALL THE FUN WITH 5 HOURS FREE PARKING! SHOW YOUR WESTS MEMBERSHIP CARD AT THE CUSTOMER SERVICE DESK. Available when the Customer Service Desk is open. Parking rates apply after 5 hours.


5 MINUTES WITH

LESLEY

seafood dish with mushrooms

HOBARTS HIGH TEA

and an ox tail. It was just

Our popular Hobarts high tea

sensational.

has been given a revamp.

I enjoy working at Wests, but I

As well as a glass of Piper

must admit I was unsure at first

Heidsieck champagne on offer,

because it’s such a big place

When it comes to the Newcastle food scene, Lesley Taylor’s a familiar name to those in the know. The first

but I actually love it, I really do. I’d always worked in small places, where work is quite a

person in Newcastle to win a Chef’s Hat from the Sydney

family thing – you know, you do

Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide, for the past two and

things outside of work, you have

a half years Lesley’s been directing the fine dining offer throughout Wests New Lambton’s Level One restaurants Hobarts, Chophouse, Emerald Gardens and Lure.

a social life with people. But that same feeling is here too. Everybody really cares about everybody else. If someone’s having a bad day people try and

I started working for Robert

things on my own, opened a few

Molines when I was 16, and

businesses. I had Restaurant

my career really took off when

Deux, Le Petit Deux, Longworth

I went to Café Albion, which is

House, then I had a little kitchen

at the Albion Hotel now. In the

in a club called Osteria, before

late 90s I was the first person

joining Wests in 2014, first as

in Newcastle to receive a Chef’s

a consultant, then as a full time

Hat from the Sydney Morning

member of staff.

Herald Good Food Guide, then I

The best meal I’ve ever had was

received another one in 2000.

on a trip to America. I went to

I went away and did a few

Wolfgang Puck’s Spago. I had a

pick you up, and say, “Hey, is everything okay?” It’s like that,

guests will also have a wonderful glass of summer punch made from Kettle One vodka, cranberry and raspberry juice, rose syrup, summer berries and fresh mint. There is also a non-alcohol version available. The high tea will also include house-made scones with Chantilly cream and champagne strawberry jam, three delicious new varieties of sandwiches,

and that’s important to me.

house-made sweets and two

I adore French food, but I love

savouries.

mixing French and Japanese

Prices for high tea are $45 per

together. And I love trying to get

person, or $55 to include either

the beautiful richness of French

Piper Heidsieck champagne or

food, but then cutting it with the

summer punch (Wests members

lightness of Japanese food.

receive a 10% discount).

BOOKINGS CAN BE MADE BY CALLING 0 2 4 9 3 5 1 2 0 0 O R O N L I N E AT b i t . l y / H o b a r t s H i g h Te a

@wests_eats

M y Wes t s.com.au 25


DECEMBER

JANUARY

SEAFOOD BASKET

HALF LOBSTER MORNAY

Members $20* Crumbed coconut prawns, calamari, tempura battered barramundi, cooked King prawns, chips and salad

Members $20* Half lobster mornay, with chips and choice of salad or vegetables#

OCTOBER

CRUMBED PORK SCHNITZEL Members $18* with creamy mushroom sauce and choice of salad or vegetables Includes salted caramel mousse

NOVEMBER

GRILLED SALMON FILLET Members $18* with asparagus & dill hollandaise sauce and choice of salad or vegetables Includes passionfruit cheesecake

WED & THURS LUNCH & DINNER Available at Wests Cardiff, Wests City, Wests Mayfield and Wests New Lambton.

*Full Wests membership card must be swiped to receive discount Not available 25 December 2017. Lunch 11.30am - 2.30pm Dinner 5pm - 8.30pm

#

Wests Group Magazine October 2017  

The official member magazine of The Wests Group.