In case you’re new here, let it be said that there is a whole lot happening in the world of new venues on the Gold Coast and if you’re not new, you’re well aware.
Are you aware though, of the very good things some of the (very slightly) older venues are up too? Prepare to be enlightened friends.
Mermaid Beach venue FuFu opened just over a year ago all pastel pinks, textured walls and good vibes aplenty. It’s the work of talented local gal Morgan Walsh who dreamed up and then created the space from her (obviously quite active) imagination. We loved.
As of recently though, things are a-changin’ at FuFu and it’s a pleasure to bring you the news.
First and foremost, a bottomless brunch is launching in the coming weeks complete with Lemongrass Spritz’ and Mimosas plus bites from the brand spanking new menu, which we will now discuss.
The eats have been completely overhauled with a new modern Asian, share-style of dining now the order of the day. Think light, nourishing dishes with a funky twist (as is the way of Morgan’s venues) like Vietnamese Pancakes with prawns and pork, Korean Bulgogi Tacos (YUM) and Barramundi and Crispy Sticky Pork Belly with apple salad.
It’s a refined, flavour-packed list of dishes also featuring the Asian-style curries, noodles and baos you know and love. Except better.
The interior has been revamped too with candy-coloured accents replaced by a low-lit, moodier vibe, lots of hanging greenery and velvet high benches to liven the vibe of the space.
If you’re keen to check it out but prefer the comfort of your own space (same), the takeaway menu features some pretty mouthwatering burger options so you can pop your head in, appreciate the newness and be on your merry way.
The overall revamp feel is less laidback diner and more sexy destination dining and we love it a lot.
Stay tuned for more details on the bottomless brunch and while you’re waiting, get down to Mermaid Beach stat to sample FuFu 2.0.
LOCATION: 2375 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach
HOURS: 12pm to late Wednesday to Friday and 7am until late weekend
Words and photos by Kirra Smith