The Gold Coast is getting a new, not-so-hidden Asian fare restaurant, Hideaway Kitchen and Bar. Opening tonight in Broadbeach, it’s bound to be on every Gold Coaster’s must-do list. We got a cheeky little look-see at this bustling, indoor hawker style eatery and absolutely fell in love with its urban, Asian laneway design.
Owners Scott Imlach and Simone Tunbridge of Nobby Beach’s Bine along with ex-Etsu & Nobu head chef Jon Hizola have given street food a scrub down and polished it to be a stylized version of what one would expect to find deep in the heart of Southeast Asia.
The graffiti covered walls by artist Jamie Cutrupi create the perfect backdrop against neon signs, tin roofs and brick. With more to feast your eyes on than your average Gold Coast restaurant, don’t be surprised if you find yourself rubbernecking to find all the hidden gems, like the iron bicycle on the roof. However, not all of the stylish trimmings are tucked away. If you aren’t swaying on a sexy swing at the bar or nestled in a swanky booth, you are sure to be chilling underneath the vibrant umbrellas and café lights on the outdoor deck (finally, another outdoor drinking venue on the Gold Coast).
Filling the menu with the best of what Southeast Asia has to offer, Jon has created an extensive share menu (63 dishes to choose from!). From fried honey crab wontons to elegant yellowtail citrus soy sashimi and beef cheek rendang, we are sure after one taste, you’ll be calling Hideaway Kitchen your new favourite restaurant.
But we mustn’t forget the cocktails. We know Scott and Simone know what they are doing when it comes to bars (they brought the first craft beer bar, Bine to the Gold Coast) so it’s no surprise the beer and cocktail menus are outstanding. Get a load of this, Japanese blended whisky, apricot brandy, fresh ginger juice, benedictine and angostura bitters are what make up the drool worthy Nectar D’Orient, plus there are at least 10 Asian beers on offer and a wide selection of sake (keep em’ coming Mr. Bartender).
2657 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach