Take a typical tapas bar in Barcelona and put it in a resort town in Tropical North Queensland. Add a passionate Iberophile (that’s lover of all things Spanish, to those of you playing at home), a selection of well-sourced top notch drops and a restaurant and kitchen crew that effortlessly slide the space between bar, restaurant, local hang and visitor must-do. The Iberophile in case is Henry Johnston, Seabean proprietor and self-confessed feeder.
Henry has been a permanent fixture in the Port Douglas hospitality scene for almost as long as it’s been a holiday destination. Arriving in the tropics fresh-faced from Melbourne where he was trained and mentored by the Van Handels (of Stokehouse fame), Henry’s reputation as old school, sharp-as-a-tack, hospitality professional is almost legendary.