Gotham Grill & Rooftop Bar

If you’ve been considering a trip to New York but don’t have a spare million dollars (yes, hi), forget about it because NYC is coming to you baby.

Well, Runaway Bay to be precise. Yes, the northerners are about to get their very own fancy pants rooftop bar and it comes in the form of Gotham Rooftop Bar & Grill and we should all probably pack up and migrate north for the winter.

It’s not just any newbie though; it’s the creation of serial restauranteur Daniel Ridgeway (of BiN, Rivea Italian Dining and Little Truffle fame) so you know it’s going to be a goodie.

Details please. So Gotham Rooftop Bar & Grill is a three-tiered Manhattan-style extravaganza featuring two restaurants and bars and one of the most stunning fitouts the Coast has ever seen.

Red velvet carpet will lead you up a winding staircase to the rooftop where you’ll find decadent wooden paneling and golden highlights. It’s a 1920s art deco dream and we feel some sparkly, tassly dresses might be our latest wardrobe additions.

On level two, you’ll find Gotham Grill, an intimate dining space drawing inspiration from high end American steakhouses with a huge selection of steaks from across Australia and New Zealand along with a huge choice of cold seafood.

Hot tip: the Gotham Seafood Tower is where it’s at.

The rooftop will offer a relaxed indoor and outdoor setting with views over Bayview Street and across to the Biggera Creek inlet. Sounds like the perfect sunset cocktail setting if you ask us. We’ve heard the Fruit Bat and Alfred’s Tonic are your new best friends.

There’ll be pizza, lobster rolls and burgers, which are, pretty much all of our favourite things.

The northerners have taken a bite out of the big apple and things are about to get fruity on the Gold Coast. Break out the punch bowl, it’s party time as of Saturday March 17th.

LOCATION: Bayview Street, Runaway Bay
HOURS: Monday to Thursday 5pm until late and Friday to Sunday Midday until late

Words by Kirra Smith.