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Raise a glass of rosé at this ultra-luxe seafood lunch

Miss Moneypenny's Luxe Seafood & Rose Luncheon (image supplied)
Miss Moneypenny's Luxe Seafood & Rose Luncheon (image supplied)

When it comes to international days devoted to particular things, let’s be honest, some can very well be weird and others downright amazing. And as for International Rosé Day, (which we are excited to say is celebrated on Saturday 26 June 2021), well, it might just be the best of all celebrated days. Agreed?

When it comes to sharing drinks with friends and indulging in alfresco dining, rosé wine is often the champion of such given scenarios. And for you to truly celebrate rosé in style, there is only one exquisite venue to pencil into your diary… Miss Moneypenny’s Broadbeach, who are throwing an ultra-luxe seafood, premium champagne and Provence Rosé lunch! Sign. Us. Up.

If you haven’t sipped a cocktail or tasted your way through the gourmet menu at this Broadbeach fav, you are in for a treat! The architecturally designed venue encompasses an elegant bar matching the luxuriously styled indoor/outdoor eating space. And come this International Rosé Day, you have the chance to enjoy it all — and for a charitable cause too. So, wining and dining never felt so good.

Miss Moneypenny's Luxe Seafood & Rose Luncheon (image supplied)
Miss Moneypenny's Luxe Seafood & Rose Luncheon (image supplied)

The lunch will showcase seven delectable dishes served over four tantalising courses. Dishes featured include: Executive Chef Adam Dundas-Taylor’s new signature Singapore Chilli and Truffle Mud Crab (which is wowing guests), their already famous Sri Lankan Curry Fish Pie, Ora King Salmon Sticks, freshly shucked Duck Bay Tasmanian oysters, fresh Mooloolaba king prawns, and Hiromasa kingfish ceviche all finished off with a delectable dessert.

For those that genuinely wish to indulge, why not complement the exquisite fare with a two-hour Monopole Heidsieck Champagne and Chateau La Gordonne Provence Rosé package? It’s hardly a question. Ohh and don’t worry yourself thinking these guys might run out either; your Rosé will be served from magnum bottles! Boujee!

As mentioned, this event isn’t without giving back. Miss Moneypenny’s will be eagerly raising funds for Breast Cancer Queensland Foundation; so, dress to impress and add a splash of pink to your outfit on the day. For each attendee, the venue will donate $10 to the Breast Cancer Foundation Queensland on your behalf. How good is that?!

Miss Moneypenny's Broadbeach Interior (image supplied)
Miss Moneypenny's Broadbeach Interior (image supplied)

Ticket prices for the lunch are priced at $130pp with the option to add the 2 hours drinks package for $65pp (which is a must-do.) The Luxe Lunches menu and drinks package is available every Friday and Saturday lunch, but this event promises to be a memorable day raising funds for an excellent cause.

Purchase tickets here!

When: From 1pm, Saturday 26th June
Where: Miss Moneypenny’s, 50 Surf Parade, Broadbeach

Words by Alex Mitcheson.

STORY SPONSORED BY MISS MONEYPENNY’S

Miss Moneypenny's interior (image supplied)
Miss Moneypenny's interior (image supplied)

Long-awaited eatery Miss Moneypenny’s opens in Broadbeach

The wait is finally over Gold Coasters, famed Sunshine Coast venue Miss Moneypenny’s has opened her doors in Broadbeach this week and it’s the very good news we need right now.

The stunning, fine-dining (without the fuss) restaurant can be found underneath Avani on Surf Pde and right next door to the also-very-new Fat Freddy’s Beach Bar and Diner and it’s one you’re going to want to experience at the earliest possible opportunity.

Upon entering you’ll be met with a pared back aesthetic, both sophisticated and cosy and perfectly curated for dining experiences from breakfast through to late night snacking.

The interior is made up of low leather chairs set against plush, cushiony booths you could nap in for days. A wooden wave-style ceiling and a stone-backed bar, beautifully lit and stocked with premium tipples are the most eye-catching features and the entire space comes together as what can best be described as sleek, beachside chic. We’re in love.

There’s an outdoor area in the front and The Rimini Room (an equally stunning private dining room) can be found tucked away at the back.

The menu, by acclaimed Aussie Chef Braden White who once headed up hatted Brisbane restaurant Stokehouse Q and was the Executive Chef at Noosa’s multi-award winning Ricky’s River Bar & Restaurant, is as exceptional as you’d expect.

Filled with all the very best options from bar bites to pizzas, entrees, mains, sides and desserts, you’ll want to go back time and time again to taste it all.

If you’re in a snacking mood (us, always) you absolutely must order the Mushroom Fritters, Chargrilled Ora King Salmon Stick, Green Pea Croquette and the Doughnut of Smoked Crème Fraiche (life changing) because they are quite simply, taste sensations.

For entrée, the Oakey Beef Tartare with torched gochujang, garlic custard and chilli threads. It’s the best we’ve ever sampled.

Because we love the concept of share-style dishes (and want to eat everything) we recommend the Social Share Dining section and in particular the Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder with spicy chermoula, burnt lemon, chilli oil and watercress. It is melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

If sharing isn’t your thing (fair), don’t go past the Coral Coast Barramundi. It not only looks mind-blowing, it tastes mind-blowing with clam and potato puree, warrigal greens and wood sorrel.

The breakfast menu is equally impressive with tasty dishes the likes of which you’ve never had the pleasure of coming across before now.

Of course, everything Chef White and the Miss Moneypenny’s team touches turns to gold so there isn’t a dish on the menu we couldn’t eat every single day forever.

Cocktail-wise, prepare for something really special. There are MANY to choose from including a selction of Miss Moneypenny’s favourites, sparkling cocktails, an array of gin and tonics, The 80’s Cruise Ship set and a House Crafted section and they’re all exceptional.

In case you’re wondering, we’d choose the Kombucha Spritz with Aperol, kombucha, lemon, passionfruit, prosecco and thyme because fresh and oh so delicious.

All in all, Miss Moneypenny’s is one of the most exciting restaurants that’s opened on the Coast probably ever and we have no doubt you’re going to love it as much as we do.

Go for breakfast, stay until bedtime is our plan.

LOCATION: 50 Surf Pde, Broadbeach
HOURS: 9am until 12am daily

Words and photos by Kirra Smith

 

10 Gold Coast restaurants for a Friday business lunch

Mr PP's Deli & Rooftop Bar (Image: © 2017 Inside Gold Coast)
Mr PP's Deli & Rooftop Bar (Image: © 2017 Inside Gold Coast)

Let’s be real – the best deals are done over a delicious meal and a glass of vino…or, ahem, a bottle…or 2, or…. (you get the gist).

Here is a list of local places we think fit the bill as must-do Friday biz lunch destinations, for you to chew the fat with your clients and colleagues, and finish the week off on the right note!

Let’s unpack this, from north to south….

Mr P.P.’s Deli and Rooftop
Anyone who works in or around Southport will tell you this little rooftop gem is a bona fide crowd-pleaser and client woo-er (we just made up a word!). A gourmet pizza from here is legendary, and their delicious drinks menu will have you asking “but do we really need to go back to the office this afternoon?”. We’ll answer that one for you, no, no you don’t….
Where: 43 Nerang Street, Southport

Glass Dining & Lounge Bar (image supplied)
Glass Dining & Lounge Bar (image supplied)

Glass Dining and Lounge Bar
With a no-expense-spared fit-out and a priceless view overlooking the water at Marina Mirage, Glass is a no-brainer for your Friday business pow-wow…with just the right amount of fancy. It delivers a five-star feed every time with quality produce, meats, fresh seafood, and an equally showstopping wine and cocktail list. Scoring an A+ for service, it’s another home run for The Gennari Group.
Where: Marina Mirage, 74 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach

Edgewater Dining
If you haven’t experienced an end-of-week business lunch at Edgewater Dining, drop everything and book a table! The stunning water views are good for the soul and the modern Australian cuisine menu infused with Italian goodness is off the richter. If a liquid lunch is more your jam (same) the drinks menu is lit, and we’re drinking Edgy Lychee Martinis all arvo long.
Where: Shop 3, Capri on Via Roma, Isle of Capri

Miss Moneypenny's interior (image supplied)
Miss Moneypenny's interior (image supplied)

Miss Moneypenny’s
I mean, who doesn’t love this joint! Miss Moneypenny’s has become quite the local fave, always filled with Gold Coasters seeking their hit of fresh seafood and creative cocktails (yes please…and yes please). Perfect for your Friday meeting-come-cocktails sesh, make it an extra loooong lunch and experience Oysters and Spritzers from 3pm, with $2.50 oysters and a refreshing seasonal spritzer!
Where: 50 Surf Parade, Broadbeach

Mamasan Kitchen + Bar
If it’s modern Asian flavour you and the team are after, Masaman Kitchen + Bar is where it’s at. With a focus on the share food philosophy, encompassing small intimate bites and banquet-style dining, renowned Chef Ray Choi delivers! Mixed with a zesty, Asian inspired cocktail list, international beers, wines, spirits and sake (obvi), this multi-award winner is a Friday afternoon fave.
Where: 3 Oracle Boulevard, Broadbeach

Social Eating House (image supplied)
Social Eating House (image supplied)

Social Eating House + Bar
It’s difficult to go past a multi-award winner like this. Sitting the benchmark (REALLY) high, Social Eating House + Bar is the logical choice for your next end-of-week wind-down treat. With an extensive international tapas and sharesies menu, all meticulously curated by Head Chef YK get stuck into the likes of Roast Quail and the mind-blowing Lamb Shoulder. Wash it down with cocktails-a-plenty and you’ve got yourself a biz lunch to remember.
Where: Shop 137-138 Oracle Boulevard, Broadbeach

Nineteen at The Star
Experience Nineteen at The Star’s stunning new menu for your next Friday business lunch (kudos from your colleagues for this one!), or sip cocktail after cocktail with a view of the glittering Gold Coast in the uber-chic lounge bar. Combining sublime sophistication with a cool coastal flair and the freshest seasonal produce, let Chef Uday Huja’s exquisite dishes from his signature a la carte and set menus wow one and all!
Where: The Star Gold Coast, Broadbeach

Rick Shores (image supplied)
Rick Shores (image supplied)

Rick Shores
Want to impress a client? Two words; Rick Shores. A meal here will woo the pants off anyone (hopefully not literally…), as you take in the sea breeze with 180-degree ocean views in one of the GC’s most iconic locations. The Pan-Asian flavours and fresh, locally sourced produce, the share-friendly meals are always next level and sorry, we can’t even pick a fave dish to highlight because they’re all our faves. The cocktails are equally on point, as is the service. Pure magic.
Where: Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads

The Tropic
Friday lunches at Burleigh Pavilion’s The Tropic are something we could get used to. Surrounded by sun and sea-spray, this relaxed but premium dining experience manifests a fresh Mediterranean and Modern Australian menu and OMG, you just have to try the Goldband Snapper. Soak up the on-trend pastel interior, uninterrupted ocean views and impressive drinks menu, and enjoy the transition into weekend mode.
Where: Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads

Private Dining Room at Siblings Kirra (Image: © 2022 Inside Gold Coast)
Private Dining Room at Siblings Kirra (Image: © 2022 Inside Gold Coast)

Siblings Kirra
The newest luxe restaurant to open on the Goldy has turned heads since it opened in January and is guaranteed to please you and those you take there. (Not only with the scenery that surrounds you but with their drool-worthy share-style menu too!) Oh, and if your client (or client-to-be) are partial to a tipple or two, you are in good hands with the Sibling’s crew. You have endless choices as part of their ‘Liquid Journey’ menu. (Yep, what a name right?!) Cheers to wheeling and dealing!
Where: 15 Marine Parade, Coolangatta

Words by Bianca Trathen.

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