ANGUS Provost Ruth Leslie Melville visited award winning Arbroath nightclub and restaurant Coast on Thursday morning. The establishment won the Best Bar None club category last year.
The awards scheme is run throughout the county and honours people’s favourite pubs and clubs which also play a part in the community and promote responsible and safe drinking.
The winning premises received their awards at a glittering extravaganza in the Carnoustie Golf Hotel last November.
The Provost stated: “It is very pleasant to sit down with a steaming cup of coffee in comfortable surroundings. This morning I was visiting Coast, Gravesend, to see for myself what makes them winners, as a fairly new business, of the prestigious Best Bar None Award in the best nightclub category.
“The Angus Council Focus on Alcohol initiative works to encourage high standards within the licensed trade and these awards are prized within the sector as indicators of excellence. The club and bar are owned by brothers Nevada and Kent Mitchell and in the space of two years they have taken the building from being virtually a shell to being a popular, award-winning business.”
The Provost went on: “They are very supportive of the Angus community and source produce and staff locally. These are young men who are not afraid of hard work and their doors open at 9.30 a.m. with breakfasts and they serve teas, coffees and main meals right up until 9 p.m.
“The menu has something for everyone, ranging from the traditional right through healthy options and fish dishes to paninis. It is wise to book in advance especially at weekends in order to avoid disappointment.
“They run the usual bar facilities and the nightclub which caters for 250 people. It is well appointed and spacious. Nevada and Kent have a licence until 2 a.m. at the weekends and once the clubbing is over patrons have the opportunity to make their way downstairs to the comfortable dining area to order a meal. It is a wind-down time until 3 a.m. and it is extremely enterprising to offer this service.”
She concluded: “Coast is an establishment that I shall make a point of returning to in the near future.”