If you’ve been feeling as though you don’t have enough European excitement in your life a. you’re not alone and b. better days are here.
GG’s Bar & Eatery opened last week (in what seemed like record timing), taking up the space where Grocer and Grind was once found.
The chic venue’s name is a nod to the former tenant but the space has taken on a whole new vibe that we just know you’re going to love.
Taking up the entire corner block, GG’s brings European glamour unlike anything the Coast has seen before. Think exposed brick walls with photographic portraits inset, red booth style seating in one corner and dark timber high tables in another and more greenery than your Grandmas house cascading from the ceiling.
Gold shelving and signage complete the most sophisticated of pictures and stacks of old books are the final adornment to cement our undying love.
Bright, natural light floods in from all directions but the crew have also managed to create a low lit, moody vibe around the bar. It’s lovely to say the least.
The menu (breakfast, lunch and dinner) is a mix of all the best foods out of Europe and we will certainly be returning every day until we’ve sample everything.
The Cauliflower Falafels are an absolute delight to behold (and consume) and come decked out with heirloom tomatoes, zucchini ribbons, smoked yoghurt, beetroot hummus and a poached egg.
Of course there are pizzas (hallelujah) and, appearing on the menu in Italian, you know they’re the goods.
Definitely sample the Gamberetto because it’s a shaved potato and rosemary base with garlic prawns, cherry tomatoes, fior di latte, Parmesan and dill and it is so good.
There are two varieties of pizza at GG’s, the first is thin-based and oval shaped and the second is your traditional round pizza with a thicker base. Good luck choosing.
If you’re after something fresh and nourishing go for a nourish bowl. The Protein Power is pretty as a picture and made up of smoked chicken, chimichurri, white beans, grilled corn, cos lettuce, red quinoa, pickled fennel, a hard-boiled egg and pomegranate. We heard cries of “this is amazing” from the table over the way.
The dinner menu is an entirely different story and one we’ll bring to you at a later date but rest assured the eats are equally good.
Of course, the cocktail menu doesn’t disappoint with many a European inspired tipple gracing the pages. We recommend the Strawberry Lane with Belvedere vodka, strawberry, lemon, mint and soda.
Word on the street is this place has been absolutely packed since opening day so if you don’t believe in us (mean), believe in the power of the people.
LOCATION: 1/1 Sunshine Blvd, Broadbeach
HOURS: Monday and Tuesday, 6am to 3pm and Wednesday to Sunday from 6am until late
Words and photos by Kirra Smith