One of Ipswich’s popular restaurants, the Bakehouse Steakhouse has re-opened it’s doors after being closed for many years thanks to brothers Alastair (Class of 1996), Chris (Class of 1999) and Nick Stevenson (Class of 2005).
The building was originally Halley’s bakery established in 1916 and remained a bakery until 1964. Reopening in the 1970’s the site became a restaurant and function center named the Bakehouse Steakhouse which the boys have reused wanting to restore the icon to what the community remembered.
“A lot of people of our parents generation had their weddings there or their 21sts. It’s letting them relive their past memories and creating new ones for our generation. The older generation can come and re-live the history and their memories” said Nick who will manage the business
Alastair and Chris already operate other meat operations Gilly’s Smallgoods at Clontarf and Collins Wholesale Meats at Lowood and know the importance of delivering quality products.
“In a way it’s a bit of vertical integration from the farm right through to the plate. A butcher shop didn’t excite us so we wanted to do something that we are passionate about and we enjoy. Everyone knows the Bakehouse Steakhouse,” Alastair added.