There have been a few fancy makeovers happening on the Gold Coast of late, old favourites getting a facelift or transforming completely, it’s very exciting.
The latest institution to get a revamp is the bar formerly know as Currumbin Pub on Traders Way, now known as Currumbin Hotel and sporting a delightful new look, a new menu and a whole new vibe really.
You may not have ventured inside before now, the pub version was more of an after work drinking hole for the locals and while it will no doubt still fulfil that important purpose, it will also now be a more family-friendly spot perfect for lunchtime catch-ups, laidback nights out and afternoon beverages with the entire crew.
The space has been opened up with a new entrance, put in place on the streetside of Traders Way that leads into both the interior and alfresco dining areas. There’s also still access from the carpark and plenty of parking available all around.
The colour palette is a peach and teal situation, putting out all the chill vibes Currumbin is known for, high bench seating, dining tables and even a few lounges are available if ultimate relaxation is your thing. Which it obviously is.
Love the overall look, it’s a fun time.
Now to eat, there’s pub food but better with goodies like share plates, burgers, pizza, salads and a grill section to choose from.
We recommend starting with a few share plates, Spicy Chorizo and Grilled Haloumi, Pulled Pork Sliders and Garlic Infused Prawns perhaps? I think so.
Pub Classics include a Chargrilled Beef Burger, English Style Fish & Chips and Chicken Parmigiana to name a few and there are pizzas in many varieties plus steaks, plenty of tasty sides and dessert, of course.
To drink there’s quite the array of wine, beer and spirits including lots of local brands you know and love (old faves like Melbourne Bitter make a well-deserved appearance too) so you’re certainly spoiled for choice in that department.
In all the departments really, it’s a very impressive transformation.
If chic but also chill drinking and dining times are your idea of fun, Currumbin Hotel is the place to be. Open now, go check it out.
LOCATION: Traders Way, Currumbin
HOURS: From 10am until late daily
Words and photos by Kirra Smith