The Rogue and Rascal
62 Tasman Tce, Port Lincoln SA
0467 611 086
At The Rogue and Rascal, there are two types of customers: the day-time visitors, otherwise known as rogues, sipping on coffee while furiously typing away in the corner, and the night-time guests, the rascals, who pop by for a cheeky wine or sneaky scotch.
For owners and operators, Jemma Schilling and Elouise Dukalskis, it’s the perfect name to describe their venue – a space that feels fresh and local, but is also bold and a little out there. The daring duo opened the venue in 2014 when Jemma was just 23 and Elouise 21. Having met while studying business degrees at universities in Adelaide, they were struck by the big city atmosphere. Adelaide was at the beginning of its current cultural renaissance and the excitement around festivals was rippling through to pop up bars, sparkly restaurants and cool people doing new things. Soon, the hospitality bug caught them both and they decided to set up shop, taking the opportunity to showcase the best of local produce.
The decision to open in Port Lincoln was obvious – it was Jemma’s hometown and it had all the right elements and market gaps for their concept. Despite boasting a laidback and coastal vibe, its isolation has meant young people had been leaving in droves, and taking their energy with them. In opening The Rogue and Rascal, the pair was keen to match the best of the Port Lincoln lifestyle with the most exciting moments of city life in one beautiful venue.
And beautiful it is. Smack bang in the middle of the front street, The Rogue lines up directly with the town jetty, making for a fantastic view across the bay. White walls decorated with exposed copper piping sit by a black-tiled bar and restored wooden floors, creating a modern but comfortable atmosphere.
There’s no head chef at The Rogue; instead a young team of kitchen staff produce creative dishes that are packed full of local produce. Everything that appears on your plate is from South Australia, with suppliers such as Pope’s Honey, Boston Bay Smallgoods, Quaint Quinces, Westfield Farm Fresh Eggs, Lincoln Fresh Fruit and Veg, The Olive Patch Oil and The Fresh Fish Place.
Start your day right with a halloumi and bacon stack, grilled with lemon and olive oil; or Portuguese baked eggs, featuring three local eggs baked in a housemade mix of beans, local chorizo, paprika, tomato and chives. Lunch options include a warm couscous salad, complete with fried prosciutto, roasted cauliflower, spiced chickpeas, Spanish onion and dried cranberries, and nachos piled with corn and bean salsa, melted cheese and topped with avocado and sour cream.
The select wine list consists of solely South Australian drops, originating from small pocket vineyards, including Lobethal Road, Alpha Box & Dice and Hither & Yon.
With unmatched views and the best of South Australia’s produce on display, The Rogue and Rascal has everything you need, no matter the time of day.