MEDIA RELEASE, Thursday 1st August, 2019

Good Time Group’s $8M ‘Mini Precinct’ Opens Soon

The wait is over!  The Good Time Group’s, Ben Walsh, has announced that his company’s new multi-venue dining precinct will open on the Gold Coast as early as August 2019.

The project which was first revealed in late 2017 is one of the companies most significant undertakings to date with a $8 million investment which will see The Good Time Group exclusively operate the food and beverage retail space under the 5-star Avani apartment tower in Broadbeach.

The new dining precinct will now span 1,900 square metres, featuring the groups extremely popular Hastings Street Noosa bar/restaurant brand, Miss Moneypenny’s, along with an American-style sports bar, Fat Freddy’s Beach Bar & Diner and a spectacular private dining space named The Rimini Room.

The three separate and distinctly different offerings will be brought to life with the help of the acclaimed Sydney hospitality design company, Paul Kelly Design.

The signature dining space of Miss Moneypenny’s will encompass 750 square metres of the dining precinct, offering a hybrid bar and styled dining space with indoor/outdoor seating for up to 200 guests with a focus on atmosphere driven social dining. Walsh has also revealed that the restaurant will feature a stunning Fireplace centrepiece which will be amongst the eateries extraordinary design highlights.

Fat Freddy’s Beach Bar & Diner is Walsh’s newest dining concept and is set to deliver an entirely unique American-style sports bar and diner where old school meets new, specialising in American whiskey and beer, bourbon and offer a modernised reinvented take on classic American diner favourites. The edgy new eatery will feature a luxury gaming lounge with 38 EGM’s and private access via an underground 28 space carpark, and also feature a custom designed ‘wall of infamy’ – no doubt setting the tone for the restaurants musings and mischief. Fat Freddy’s will have a focus on live sport with rock and electro from the 70s/80s and 90s on the playlist. Fat Freddy’s will seat 165 guests in an indoor/outdoor setting.

Rounding out the precincts epicurean experience is The Rimini Room, a truly private and high-end dining and function space for up to 120 guests. The extravagant space is set to host a swagger of A-List parties, long lunches and corporate dinners away from the prying eyes of the public. The venue even boasts its own private lift from the secure carpark ensuring complete anonymity. The space also features its own private outdoor area scattered with lounges.

“We are so excited to be able to finally announce that construction is in full swing and our three sensational venues located at Avani Broadbeach will all be open later this year, kicking off with Fat Freddy’s Beach Bar & Diner in August, followed by Miss Moneypenny’s and The Rimini Room.  The venues will provide atmosphere driven and a social dining experience that we know the Gold Coast will love!” said CEO Ben Walsh


Fat Freddy’s Beach Bar & Diner is penned to open in August 2019 followed closely by Miss Moneypenny’s and The Rimini Room.


About Miss Moneypenny’s

Miss Moneypenny’s, located on beautiful Hastings Street, Noosa, is a stylish venue with a relaxed atmosphere and a focus on social dining that offers a diverse range of cocktails, alongside Mediterranean and Middle Eastern inspired modern Australian cuisine.

Architecturally designed, Miss Moneypenny’s lends itself to private functions, including formal and informal functions, weddings, corporate events and cocktail classes – the perfect setting for any occasion.

The venue is the creation of Ben Walsh, who has been in the business for 25 years, and has achieved many industry awards, including coming 3rd place in the World Mixology Masters in Amsterdam and was listed as top 50 most influential hospitality personalities in Australia.