A three tier breakfast in a birdcage...
It's the pub that Chevron Island has been waiting for, somewhere to kick back, relax with live music, enjoy a drink with friends and make the most of a Sunday session.
Gold Coast local and owner of the new Raven Lounge Bar, Sarah McSweeney (also owner of Lush Beauty & Lush Coffee Lounge) wanted to create a diverse space, somewhere everyone is welcome, where the girls can let their hair down and the boys can play jenga.
The venue, which has been under renovation for the last three months is full of little quirks; a dumb waiter, Playstations connected to all the T.V's, board games and swinging chairs. A modern industrial fit out with fun lighting, high tables, booths and outdoor seating on bright green astro turf that will have the crowds flocking.
You can't go past the Ravens Lounge Bar cocktail list; an impressive choice of unique and tantalising cocktails that will leave you wanting more.
The Villa Massa Cheesecake tastes just as the name says; made of Villa Massa premium Limoncello, licor 43 and cream, it's literally a dessert you can drink. Frozen in Nature is perfect for those humid Gold Coast days; vodka, peach schnapps, melon, mint, mango, lime & passionfruit blended with ice creating your ultimate slushy.
The food is perfect to share, Cheeseburger Sliders made with angus beef, house made relish, spinach and jack cheese keep the tastebuds happy. Or the forever faithful Tapas Share Board; tempura prawns, wings, chicken tenders, meatballs, sour dough, dips, grilled haloumi, pickles & olives.
If you really want to ruffle your feathers, then order "The Ravens Cage"; a three tier bird cage of breakfast perfection. Start at the top with a fresh fruit selection, Granola served with organic yoghurt and honey. Next on the perch is the Ravens Big Breakky with bacon, eggs, pork sausages, house hashbrowns & sourdough and then.. that's right, there's more, finish off with an Acai Bowl; granola, banana, strawberries, almonds, coconut & honey. After all, they do say that sharing is caring.
If you're after Instagram worthy food, a down to earth atmosphere and somewhere new on the Coast that's actually worthy of a decent Sunday session, then Raven's Lounge Bar should be next on your hit list.
Open 7 days a week; breakfast, lunch & dinner
By Amy Merridan