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The LBD of watering holes

From brunch bites to cocktails – Local Burleigh can do it all.

LOCAL, Burleigh (image supplied)
LOCAL, Burleigh (image supplied)

There for us through thick and thin with an ice cold bevvy in hand – a trip to our beloved local should feel like a warm embrace from an old friend, no? While our beloved parmy isn’t going anywhere anytime soon (you’ll have to pry it out of our cold, dead hands, first) – we can all agree the triumphant transformation of our national pub scene into slick Kingfish Ceviche and cocktail slinging havens is the plot twist we are absolutely here for.

LOCAL, Burleigh (image supplied)
LOCAL, Burleigh (image supplied)

If it’s elevated eats, sips and good vibes without gatekeeping you’re craving, Local Burleigh is one such dependable yet dapper drinking hole, serving up the full gastro-pub experience from breakfast through dinner (and beyond… think drool-worthy midnight bar bites!).

LOCAL, Burleigh (image supplied)
LOCAL, Burleigh (image supplied)

With multiple airy and light-filled spaces, and the only beer garden in Burleigh Heads, parched and peckish punters can bid adieu to sticky-floored dungeons of yore and say hello to a versatile sip spot to bookend their day. From freshly-brewed coffee and Mimosa Carafe studded brunch feasts of Crab Benedict and Tropical Bircher that morph effortlessly into knock-off froths, Charcuterie and sundowners as the afternoon looms – Local is sure to have the tonic to what ails you.

LOCAL, Burleigh (image supplied)
LOCAL, Burleigh (image supplied)

Located a stone’s throw from Justin’s Park, Local is right in the heart of all the beachfront action, ready and waiting with your preferred libation at a moment’s notice. Providing that perfect balance between chic and laidback vibes we can never resist. Whether you want to perch in the sunny beer garden or venture inside to enjoy the skylight-studded modern industrial interior dripping in greenery. Or for those who just want to shoot the breeze over a sneaky brew or two, you can’t beat the prime people watching vantage of the high top seating in the leafy, front terrace surrounds.

LOCAL, Burleigh (image supplied)
LOCAL, Burleigh (image supplied)

Local is more than just a pretty face with an impressive selection of brews. The menu ticks all the boxes, too. Classic pub mainstays like house-made Chicken Schnitzels and Parmys mingle alongside inventive pub grub takes like vego-friendly Pumpkin Parmies and Salmon Niçoise Salad, served with flaked Atlantic salmon, kipflers, green beans, kalamata olive, cherry tomatoes, cos, anchovy mayo and a soft-boiled egg.  If you’re feeling particularly fancy (or famished) – indulge in a feast fit for a king, with options like Kingfish ceviche, Oysters, and Black Onyx Wagyu Rump, served with shoestring fries.

LOCAL, Burleigh (image supplied)
LOCAL, Burleigh (image supplied)

If crafted bevs are the way to your heart, just wait til you feast your eyes upon the whopping selection of shaken and stirred concoctions, such as the Lamington Martini or Peanut Butter Old Fashioned. The good vibes are guaranteed to be flowing just as freely as the frosty refreshments, with live music going down weekly at Local Friday–Sunday afternoons ’til late.

Phwoar… Local, we’re in love.

Where: 1744 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads
When: 6.30am – late, Wednesday – Sunday

Words by Kellie Leader


LOCAL, Burleigh (image supplied)
LOCAL, Burleigh (image supplied)
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