Keefer's Bistro

Keefer’s Bistro is located on the upper level of the Clubhouse. Boasting lovely, picturesque views over Beaumaris Bay and beyond, our restaurant offers excellent food and professional, friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere.

Whether you’re visiting for a special occasion or a casual get together, good food and service are guaranteed.

Thanks to its beautiful setting and easy access, Keefer’s Bistro is also a popular venue for all kinds of functions, from weddings to corporate events and everything in between.

The menu changes frequently according to seasonal availability of produce so we can use the freshest ingredients. Just ask our friendly staff what’s on the menu this week when making your booking.

Our name

The restaurant is named after Keefer’s Boatshed, our neighbouring building of many years. The shed was established in the early 1900s by Charles Keefer as a boat hire business and later as a mussel farm, before being destroyed by fire in 1984.

BMYS members offered to facilitate the reconstruction of this historic landmark. They allowed access through the Club’s grounds to enable both the Keefer’s site to be cleared, and the boat shed and facilities to be rebuilt in time for the next crop of mussels to be harvested the following October. Unfortunately however, the reconstruction did not eventuate.

Chef Armin Pfister

Our chef Armin Pfister operates his own catering company, Catering by the Sea.  As the sole BMYS contract caterer for several years now, Armin is sensitive to the specific culinary preferences of the club members  while also maintaining a fresh approach to event client needs.

With catering experience spanning decades, Armin has brought a new level of sophistication to the function and event offerings at BMYS. He has held executive positions at Jupiters Casino, Crown, and more recently as Executive Chef at Lobster Cave in Beaumaris. Armin is also well-known in the area for having operated Citrus restaurant for many years.

As a creative chef, Armin will gladly explore whatever theme or style of cuisine you wish to incorporate into your event. Each week he sets out to showcase some of these innovations and changes during our weekly Bistro service. We invite anyone considering hosting a large-scale event at BMYS to book a table one Friday evening and sample some of our menu options.

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Member's Bar

The Member's Bar is located on the lower level of the clubhouse and flows outside into the picnic area, BBQ and Children's playground. The open fire is a real attraction during the cooler months.

A great place for sporting enthusiasts with a TV to watch the footy and other live sporting events in a relaxed casual environment. The Member's Bar has an adjoining Games Room with a billiards table, KidZone entertainment centre and another TV. The Member’s Kitchen is on the same level and is really good for those family picnics.

Opening on Thursday and Friday nights from 5.00 pm and on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 12 pm.

The Member's Bar is a perfect place to enjoy a drink or two and take in the views with family and friends.

Contact Us

  • Visit:
  • Post:
    • PO Box 45, Black Rock VIC 3193

Opening Hours

  • Member's Bar:
    • Thursday: From 4pm
    • Friday: From 4pm
    • Saturday: 12pm - 6pm
    • Sunday: 12pm - 7.30pm
  • Restaurant:
    • Thursday: Bookings from 5.30pm
    • Friday: Bookings from 5.30pm
    • Saturday: Available for private functions
    • Sunday: Available for private functions
  • Office:
    • Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm