A Development application has been lodged for a restaurant in the Quest Apartments building.
In late January lease signs appeared on the apartment building which was opened in April last year.
The application, prepared by Eagle Food Services, of Sydney, is for Southside Smokehouse to be located in the restaurant area next to the reception, on ground level, facing Kinghorne Street.
The application by Randy Gorman, of North Nowra, is to establish a restaurant concept unique in this country, with cooking being based on a low temperature while being smoked.
A full range of beef, pulled pork, brisket, sausage, chicken and ribs will be slow cooked and smoked in the American way.
The restaurant will also supply a range of takeaway items to satisfy the demands of Quest Hotel guests, items such as sandwiches, Espresso coffee, baked fries, baked beans and cornbread.
The head chef and owner was born in the USA and is experienced in producing Smokehouse Products of the southern US.
The restaurant also proposes to be the in-house restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner for hotel guests as well as catering for conferences held at the complex.
The restaurant will seat 46 people and employ six staff, which will be needed to operate the business at peak periods.
Two of the staff will be casual, called for on an on demand basis.
Eight car parking spaces will be provided for the restaurant.
The restaurant includes two toilets, one for males and one unisex toilet to also cater for people with disabilities.