I can imagine James Bond leaning suavely against the bar with a martini in hand, but Miss Moneypenny I think would not be amused. Oh James, I can hear her saying, and thinking longingly of her unrequited love.
Miss Moneypenny’s adds a most welcome dash of new blood to the Hastings Street line up with Ben Walsh, co-owner of the successful Goldfish Bar and Restaurant in the New South Wales Hunter Valley, and previous co-creator and owner of the multi award winning Goldfish Bar in Kings Cross Sydney at the helm.
Only open a few weeks, it has instantly become a locals hangout - read 'book if you want to make sure of a seat'.
A long time Noosa lover, Ben has adapted well to his new lifestyle. Even his dog, a Doberman named Arnold Schwarzenegger, is right at home in the office.
Miss Moneypenny’s ticks all the boxes with its inspiring cocktail list, strong use of local produce, smick fit out. It oozes street appeal, the only trick is in wandering down Hastings Street far enough to find it. It’s not a long walk folks, I promise, just a few shops past the Sheraton.
The menu is a mix of sharing plates with Napoli style pizzas which have a very crisp and thin base. There’s also an in-house charcuterie kitchen, smoking and curing meats onsite creating a range of in house produced, salamis, pepperonis and smoked ham delicacies.
Best tip: Try for a seat at the front and enjoy the passing Noosa parade.
Bottom line: Pizzas average around $21 to $26
Disclaimer: Ed+bK was a guest of Miss Moneypenny’s