Situated in the heart of Fremantle, the National Hotel is an iconic building, which was reopened in 2013 after being almost completely destroyed by fire in 2007. It is open seven days a week from 11am with live music in the downstairs bar every night.
Our beautiful upstairs restaurant, with spectacular wrap around verandahs offering great views of Fremantle, is also a great place to hold a birthday party, wedding reception or corporate function and if you can’t make it to the National then we can come to you with our outside catering service anywhere in the Fremantle area.
Our team relishes the challenge of creating something unique such as the Long Table Dinner, which was born out of a desire to put on a spectacular event in the city centre promoting Fremantle and its local businesses, whilst at the same time giving something back by supporting St Patrick’s Community Centre.
Fremantle Business Improvement District (BID) is a member based not-for-profit organisation with the objective to work together as a business community for a creative and vibrant City. The BID commenced in 2012 and was the first Business Improvement District in WA and is now an integral part of the city’s business fabric.
BID is funded by a differential rate collected from the commercial property owners by the City of Fremantle. This enables the Fremantle BID to support programs such as economic place marking, street enhancement, events & festivals, business development, resourcing and advocacy.
Fremantle BID’s activities and projects have included:
The Winter Garden Festival, Artistic up-lighting of High Street, Planter Boxes, #Freo_TreasureHunt, #Freo_Funopoly, Santa in High Street Mall, Long Table Dinner, AFL Grand Final Street Party, Pedestrian Counters, Visitor iPad installation at Victoria Quay, Christmas Carols, Shop Watch Programme, Grant funding for business activations (ie. Sculptures@Bathers), West End Weekender, Giant Board Games and Witness 2, 1915 Sculpture.
St Patrick’s Community Support Centre has been an integral part of the Fremantle community for 45 years, and is proud to continue its outreach into the community through fundraising efforts like the Long Table Dinner. St Patrick’s CSC provides integrated support services to disadvantaged people in and around Fremantle, with the aim of helping people towards self-sufficiency, and a better life.
As government funding for services like St Patrick’s CSC continues to drop, we rely more and more on the support of our Fremantle community, who are always ready and willing to assist wherever possible. We’re especially grateful for our more than 150 volunteers, who in the past year served 31,745 warm meals to the centre’s 8,367 visitors.