Coogee Common

Restoring a local meeting place to its former glory.

Overlooking Coogee Beach, the Coogee Common restoration project has revived the heritage buildings and surrounds of the old Coogee Hotel. 

Status Completed 2020
Location Coogee
Partners Fremantle Woodfired Bakery

of productive kitchen gardens on site


person restaurant


original construction, heritage refurbishment

Project Background

Built in 1894, the original Coogee Hotel was colloquially named the ‘Four Mile Well', a meeting place for local market gardeners along with quarry and shipping workers, four miles from Fremantle.

Vacant since the 1970s, the site has now been brought back to life as Coogee Common. 

In the two years leading up to its opening as the transformed Coogee Common, the property was rehabilitated and restored, the gardens cultivated, and the character of this landmark preserved for generations to come.

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Project Details

Housed in a carefully restored heritage building, the 200-person Coogee Common venue adopts a thoughtful ‘farm-to-table’ approach to dining.

A showcase of Western Australia’s best local ingredients and producers, the venue features olive trees from Gingin, fig trees from Scarborough and Shiraz vines from Margaret River. An extensive, closed loop on-site kitchen garden produces seasonal fruit and vegetables, herbs and local honey and allows the thoughtful, seasonal menu to shine.