The Surfers Paradise party scene is set to skyrocket in the sophistication stakes with the news that Hyde Paradiso, Australia’s first venue by renowned lifestyle brand Hyde, will swing open its’ doors on April 1st.
Taking up space at Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise, where Seaduction once lived, Hyde Paradiso is said to be the oceanfront playground the sparkly suburb is missing and, if the groups’ previous rap sheet is anything to go by, we’re in for a good time or two.
If you’re not familiar with the Hyde brand, think chic party venues in locations such as Miami, Las Vegas and LA, the likes of which draw hordes of celebrity attendees and now, we lucky Gold Coasters can get in on the action.
The fitout will incorporate a blue, white and peach colour scheme combining traditional Italian materials including terrazos and mosaic with light timbers, coastal whites and earthy neutrals offering a Mediterranean-esque vibe we already love and would like to copy every aspect of.
A standout feature of the space will be the Hyde Paradiso Sgroppino Room, which can be used as a private dining space, including a dedicated bartender serving a range of signature Sgroppinos – an Italian cocktail traditionally made with sorbet, Prosecco and Limoncello – be still our hearts.
The drinks list will make your life infinitely better, curated by Tim Philips- Johansson, a bartender who brings 17 years of experience to Hyde Paradiso and will soon be your new favourite guy. The focus, as is Hyde’s way, will be on fun, flavour-filled tipples perfect for balmy afternoons overlooking the ocean or, a night of dancing and bulk drink sampling with the crew.
The food menu is all about sharing with influences from Europe and the US plus, of course the freshness of coastal-inspired eats. One of our favourite dishes in the world, Spanakopita, will make an appearance as will sumac squid and Heirloom tomato with whipped feta (to name a few select treats). There’ll also be fresh, delicious salads and lots of freshly made dips including another one of our fave dishes, Taramosalata. So good.
Executive Chef Joel Bryant, formerly of local fave Oskars on Burleigh, will head up the Hyde Paradiso team bringing a menu inspired by his travels (and 20 years of experience) with the bold flavours of Greece, Turkey, Italy and Morocco and please hurry up and open now.
So, Gold Coasters, it seems we’re in for a treat.
The relaxed, beachfront space seems certain to evoke nostalgic memories of summers spent on faraway Coasts but right here in our very own backyard.
If stunning Sunday sessions, long lunches and lively social scenes are your thing, mark April 1st in your diaries and prepare yourself for the game-changer that is Hyde Paradiso.
Stay tuned for more information.
LOCATION: Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise, Level 2, 8 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise
Words by Kirra Smith