As the Gold Coast’s foodie scene slowly creeps further south, it was inevitable Tugun would get swept up in the excitement.
An intimate, low-lit space with cosy corner chairs, Hidden is reminiscent of a cocktail bar in downtown New York. Serving up tasty tapas, wines for every taste and some unexpected entertainment, it’s already drawing crowds from across the Coast.
Found down an arcade passageway behind Groove Café on Golden Four Drive, Hidden is a brand new concept for the southern suburb and one that’s bound to change the social scene there.
With free live music Friday and Saturday nights and an artistic performance (think comedy acts and one woman plays) every month, it’ll be up close and personal entertainment you won’t find anywhere else.
Of course, tapas is always a good idea and even more so when there’s something a little bit different to indulge in.
Don’t go past the Pork Belly with pickled apple and a sticky soy glaze or the Tempura Soft Shell Crab with tomato chilli jam.
The wine list is long and luxurious, as expected, and features delicious drops from all your favourites including Italy, France, Tasmania and the Barossa Valley.
A decadent array of cocktails take pride of place on the menu too. The Thyme and Bourbon Mash made with fresh thyme, peach mash and grapefruit juice comes highly recommended as does the Passionfruit Basil Vodka Sour and the Apple Pie (taste it to believe it).
HOURS: Wednesday to Saturday nights 6-12pm.
LOCATION: 255 Golden Four Drive, Tugun (behind Groove Café).
Words and photos by Kirra Smith.