From the window of Dhueys, a popular fish and chip shop near the Rockingham foreshore, Marc Kenly could see the landscape changing. New property developments were planned and the city council was starting to reinvigorate the area. An entertainment strip was earmarked (and is now open) that includes franchised, family restaurants.
‘We love the beach and this is one of the best beaches on the west coast.’
Dhueys was a great business but the lure of the beach was also great, so Latitude 32 – a steak and seafood restaurant - was born.
Mr. Kenly wanted a restaurant with a cozy atmosphere, quality food and ‘an amazing view.’
‘Its been fantastic, Latitude 32 is 3 steps from the ocean and there is no traffic to ruin the view.’
The word has spread and people now need to book on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night to avoid being turned away.
‘The Rockingham community is really building.’ Mr. Kenly said.