Named after the two bridges it sits between, Bridges Pizza and Tapas has fastly become the locals favourite Paradise Point restaurant. Recently celebrating their first birthday, we even noticed the staff knew everyone in this busy restaurant on a first name basis.
Growing tired of the lack of gluten free options available in Paradise Point, owner Fiona Simmonds took matters into her own hands and crated an extensive menu catering to those with a gluten intolerance. Coeliacs no longer have to scream with fear at the sight of an Italian restaurant!
Whether patrons feel like trying a favourite from the all day breakfast menu like the Avo Halloumi Stack with avocado, halloumi, salsa verde and basalamic glaze on Turkish; something off the tapas menu like the Sticky Honey Chorizo; one of their fantastic pizzas like the Funky Chicken with marinated chicken, bacon, red onion, marinated capsicum, topped with shaved parmesan, baby spinach, parsley, sundried tomatoes and rocket; or need a little something sweet from the dessert menu (you can’t skip the chocolate mousse), Bridges Pizza and Tapas boasts one of the largest and most diverse gluten free menus on the Coast. Fiona explains that she didn’t have any previous restaurant experience, but we think her experience in being a customer may be what is making Bridges so great, it’s simple with good food and friendly service.
In addition to the tempting menu, Fiona has created an equally impressive cocktail menu for you to enjoy at the sleek, big-city themed bar. Again, with no bar experience other than a sharp palate and a nose for what works, Fiona has created some of the most delicious cocktails we’ve tried on the Gold Coast. A house favourite is the Key Lime Martini which Fiona was inspired by a popular restaurant in Florida. However, we were most impressed with the Sorbet Martini which Fiona created herself. Think fairy floss meets refreshing sorbet on a summer’s day.
3/36 Esplanade, Paradise Point
By Marleigh Kelly