There’s little doubt we are a lucky bunch here on the Gold Coast. The lifestyle and beaches have long been our strong points, but now we have a dining scene to rival the big cities. So why shouldn’t the two collide? Beachside venues from top-notch hospo cats are creating great spaces for you to enjoy incredible fare with unrivalled views. Sure, we haven’t been able to jet off to Europe in the last 12 months, but when you can wine and dine with the views we have — is it really such a tragedy?
One such talented bunch is Artesian Hospitality (the team behind White Rhino, Sin City, Cali Beach Club and more), and boy, do they have some news for you… they have announced a brand-new waterfront venue on the Gold Coast that is sure to blow minds.
Opening in May and located in the heart of Surfers Paradise on Ferny Avenue (previously home to Helm Bar/Titanium Bar), Surfers Pavilion is set to excite guests with expansive and uninterrupted waterfront views — as well as new mooring for those who wish to pull up their boat or jet ski GC style.
Mathew Keegan, Managing Partner at Artesian Hospitality muses, “It was somewhat crazy to us that given the Gold Coast boating lifestyle, that there wasn’t a waterfront venue that facilitates a large number of boats and jet ski riders that was publicly accessible, however, we’ll be changing that in a big way. This is for our locals and visitors from interstate and beyond, and we are certain they will love Surfers Pavilion.”
Fan of food? Good, because the extensive menu of fresh and locally sourced seafood and traditional ‘pavilion’ style dining will be there for the taking. Surfers Pavilion will feature a dedicated frosé bar and interactive oyster and Champagne stations, where guests can mingle and discuss everything from their recent Netflix binge to the day’s boating conditions.
Locals and visitors will be spoilt with choice with the extensive menu boasting a wide range of locally sourced seafood created by Group Executive Chef for Artesian Hospitality, Michael Dominici. Set to feature delicious dishes including fresh prawns, traditional fish & chips and a decadent signature cold and hot seafood platter. There’ll also be ample offerings for those who aren’t seafood-lovers (gasp!), like burgers, char-grilled striploin and a Pavilion club sandwich. YAS!
The venue aims to make everyone feel welcome, whether you’re a cocktail enthusiast, dedicated boatie type, corporate hotshot or just somebody who loves good food and good times. The ethos is simple: arrive in your boardies or turn up in your suit. There really will be something for everyone at Surfers Pavilion.
Fabulous food, interactive stations and views for days — grab a jet ski or an uber; either way, we’ll see you all there.
Words by Alex Mitcheson.