It’s that time again, the one where we round up everything that opened in the last month for your sampling pleasure.
This time we’re a bit light on for obvious reasons but there are still newbies opening and you can still support them via takeaways eats and drinks. So please do that if you can.
Without further adieu, here’s everything we covered that opened in March (AKA the longest month of our lives).
A Surfers Paradise icon got quite the revamp in early March and the result was The Local, a sleek pub found in the Chevron Renaissance complex where beloved Irish venue Landsdowne Road lived for many a year. The Local is sure to follow in its’ footsteps though with an impressive menu made up of all your pub favourites (but a little bit fancier) plus of course, ice cold beers, cocktails and wines and plenty of big screens to catch the games once we’re allowed to do sports again. Pop it on the list for a must-visit one day soon.
Where: Chevron Renaissance, 3240 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise
Northern favourite Black Angus migrated down south to open in Surfers Paradise (where Hooters once was) serving up their famous Hot Rock Steaks and a myriad of other meaty goodness to the people. The team spent 10 years at Sanctuary Cove where they grew a huge following of loyal customers and many of those now make the trek down to Surfers to enjoy the finest cuts of meat, stunning seafood dishes and an excellent array of wines to accompany. The space is perfect for both indoor and outdoor dining and one you’ll absolutely want to try (once they reopen).
Where: 2893 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise
Another oldie but goodie that got a fancy makeover of late was the Currumbin Hotel (formerly the Currumbin Pub). Once more of a locals drinking hole, it’s now more of a destination spot perfect for a Sunday afternoon session, or a family dinner out on the deck. Not only has the space been overhauled but the menu is brand new and packed with goodies like share plates, woodfired pizza and English pub classics and the beverage menu boasts something for everyone’s taste. We see plenty of sundowners here in our future. Can’t wait for the future.
Where: Traders Way, Currumbin
Koi Dining and Lounge Bar
Technically not a newbie but well worth a mention here is Koi, the famous Broadbeach drinking and dining spot that re-opened in March after the makeover of the year. The space expanded and an open kitchen was added so you can see the Chefs doing their thing, the interior has been completely redone with all new everything and there’s both a formal dining area and a more casual spot to sit if you just fancy a few drinks. The menu is impressive too so you best pop it on the list of things to try soon.
Where: 89 Surf Pde, Broadbeach
Words by Kirra Smith