If ever there has been a piece of Gold Coast foodie news that is the definition of bittersweet, it is this friends; beloved local dining institution Hellenika have closed their doors, taking with them 10 years of exceptional service to our community and the knowledge that they, with owner Simon Gloftis at the helm, ignited the Coast’s now thriving foodie scene.
We’ll miss them very much.
The sweet part of this story comes with the news that the team at Justin Lane have taken over the bold space and are set to bring us a Mediterranean-inspired experience by the name of Loki, for which we are extremely pumped.
Just in time for what’s absolutely sure to be one of the very best summers on record, Loki will no doubt shake up the Nobby’s scene with a focus on dining, drinking and dancing.
Three of our most favourite things.
Loki (pronounced lock-ee) is a fun, fresh and vibrant new venue and if Justin Lane is anything to go by, which it is, the newbie is going to be an absolute must-visit on every single weekend for the rest of our lives.
The food menu will be filled with fresh, versatile eats, there’ll be a huge wine list and a signature cocktail selection that we’ll probably never be able to stop sampling.
As you know the building is home to both a downstairs dining area and a big, breezy rooftop so you can expect a couple of exciting elements to be going on when Loki opens their doors.
Which is very, very soon.
The downstairs section will be for those more intimate dinners situations while the rooftop will host DJs, musicians and the like for those good time vibes we know and love.
Functions and events are still possible of course and both sections will have the same dining and drinks menus so you won’t miss out no matter which option you choose.
So there you have it, the most bittersweet news we’ve ever brought to you.
Can’t wait to find out more about Loki, stay tuned.
LOCATION: Gold Coast Hwy, Nobby Beach
Words by Kirra Smith