It can be tough keeping up with all the exciting new happenings going on across the Gold Coast these days, trust us, we understand.
Sometimes recent restaurant news slips under the radar but we’d hate for you to miss out on tasty eats, there’s just no need. So here we are with a little solution to that dilemma and it comes in the form of a short and sweet list of recent newbies.
From north to south, wrap your laughing gear around these guys quick smart.
Up north you’ll find an array of exceptional eateries swinging open their doors, much to the delight of hungry locals. Brewed Brewery is one of those, having recently opened their doors to sweeping views of the stunning Coomera River and with, as you may have guessed, an array of local craft beers to sip while staring at the view. They also offer fresh, tasty share-style eats and some you may not care to share. Get up there and see for yourself.
Where: 2/4 Marina Promenade, Paradise Point
The long-awaited double storey space took Surfers Paradise by storm (or stampede) when it opened just a few short weeks ago. It’s a jungle themed establishment complete with life-sized rhinos, an aquatic-style bar and plenty of space for indulging in delicious food and creative cocktails. The menu is one of the best around with some absolutely mouth-watering pizza, pasta and seafood options and you may sit upstairs overlooking the crowd or get amongst it out on the sidewalk seating. Fun.
Where: 55 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise
Skyline Rooftop Bar
A brand newbie on the Surfers Paradise scene, Skyline can be found atop Waxy’s Irish Bar but the two are worlds apart in terms of aesthetics. Skyline is open and airy, as one would expect a rooftop bar to be with bright yellow accents and views toward, yes, the Surfers skyline. It’s the perfect place for an afternoon tipple with the crew and, should you be celebrating into the night, you can order from the hearty Waxy’s menu. Skyline will soon boast its own share-style eats but for now, get amongst the Irish.
Where: 3206 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise
A literal hole in the wall coffee shop in the heart of James Street, is Seadog Burleigh. The creation of local lad, Brodie Green, Seadog is slinging organic coffee and a few select tasty treats to those in need of caffeine (everyone) and those in need of caffeine are fans. The tiny space was once home to an ATM and Brodie saw the opportunity to create something absolutely epic (and very small) and aren’t we glad he did. The coffee is exceptional and it’s fun to chat about being stuck in a confined space all day with the man himself.
Where: 50 James St, Burleigh Heads
Yes okay, we cheated a little but this one is more than worth a mention. Cubby Bakehouse is the sister venue of Mermaid’s Bam Bam Bakehouse and it’s equally as loveable (of not more so because, Chinderah). So yes, you can find it at the quaint little riverside village of Chinderah with water views and all the most epic pastries you can possible imagine. The heroes of the space are baguettes (amazing) and Vanilla Slice (which we would sell our best friends for). So probably get down there ASAP and get involved in those goodies.
Where: 162 Chinderah Bay Drive, Chinderah
Words and photos by Kirra Smith