If, like us, you’re currently dreaming of a sun-soaked Mediterranean getaway complete with sun lounges by the sea, fruity cocktails sipped under striped umbrellas and endless summer vibes, you’re in luck.
Surfers Paradise’ newbie, and your absolute new favourite bottomless brunch spot, Hyde Paradiso opened this week and it is all of your European holiday dreams come true, without using up all your annual leave and 24 hours upright in an airless plane cabin.
Found on level two of Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise and overlooking the ocean, Hyde Paradiso is a stunning space, open for lunch and dinner (with bottomless brunch on weekends) and it brings a whole new level of fancy to the Coast.
Natural wood, bright pops of pink, peach and blue and a wall of glass bring the bright, airy space together while rows of greenery drip from the ceiling and arched feature mirrors ensure holiday mode is activated the second you step inside. It’s bright, beautifully sunlit and perfectly pretty, you’ll be snapping up an absolute Insta-storm.
First, let’s chat bottomless brunch. Best enjoyed with as many gal pals as you can muster, Hyde Paradiso’s version runs from 12pm on Saturday’s and Sunday’s offering an exceptional selection of dishes and cocktails for $89 per head. Book in for that one right now.
The Autumn menu, kicking off as of right now, is both seasonal and local (our favourite) featuring mix of Greek, Turkish, Moroccan, Lebanese and Italian cuisines (also our favourite). The dishes are inspired by Executive Chef Joel Bryant’s travels throughout Europe and a casual tapas style of service.
Start your dining experience with a selection of traditional house made dips including hummus, smoked eggplant and Taramosolata.
In terms of share-style-dishes, we highly recommend the Kale and Pecorino Arancini with tapenade, the Roasted Cauliflower with ghee and pomegranate and the BBQ Baby Octopus with fermented garlic and olive oil.
From the Family Style menu, the Whole baby reef fish with fennel, lemon and roasted garlic is an absolute delight, as is the Australia Lamb Rack with chimichurri and saffron rice. So, so good.
To finish, the Pistachio Crème Brulee with biscotti is the perfect dessert and one you won’t soon forget.
At the bar, Hyde Paradiso’s signature tipple is a sweet and refreshing Sgroppino – a twist on the Venetian classic made with sorbet, Prosecco and Limoncello with three mind-blowing flavours to choose from. Keep those coming please.
A soon to be announced roll-call of local and international DJ’s, will bring the party across Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons.
The Hyde brand, with venues across the world, is known as a place to escape from conventional hospitality and that it is indeed Gold Coasters.
Pop on your party frocks and prepare yourself for a very good time, Hyde Paradiso is here to shake up the Surfers Paradise dining scene.
LOCATION: Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise, Level 2, 8 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise
HOURS: Daily 12pm until late
Words and photos by Kirra Smith