What happens when the Coast’s most prolific hospitality duo set themselves a goal of developing a landmark wining and dining icon that northern Gold Coasters can be justly proud of? Well... magic happens!
Gotham Grill & Rooftop is the latest (and hands down greatest) project of lauded restaurateurs Daniel and Ruggie Ridgeway. Well respected for their Mermaid Beach institution Little Truffle and the BiN family of tapas restaurants, Gotham Grill & Rooftop is seriously ambitious and unlike anything they’ve attempted before. And by gosh, they’ve gone and knocked it right out of the park.
Due to open Saturday 17 March, Gotham is three levels of Manhattan-inspired sophistication with two separate restaurants, including Runaway Bay’s FIRST ever rooftop bar. Swoon! Picture this: opulent 1920s Art Deco styling, red velvet carpeting, modern metallic accents, intimate mood lighting and a winding staircase to the upper terrace.
The plush and spacious sixty-seat fine dining restaurant aptly named Gotham Grill will focus on tender cuts of steak and freshly caught seafood, ideal for celebrating those special occasions.
And what’s on the top floor, you might ask? More opulence is the answer. You’ll discover a breezy rooftop bar that will bring the outdoors in, paired perfectly with cocktails, vino and delicious NYC-inspired thick base pizza or soon-to-be-your-addictive-habit lobster rolls.
Northern Gold Coasters, your social scene is about to change forever and we’re hell jelly this swanky new joint is so far from our reach. Though we also know donating an organ to afford the Uber would be well worth it. Yep, next weekend can’t come soon enough!
What: Gotham Grill & Rooftop
Where: Bayview Street, Runaway Bay
When: Opens Saturday 17 March; Monday to Thursday 5pm ‘til late + Friday to Sunday 12pm ‘til late
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Image credit: Gotham Grill & Rooftop