Gold Coast is home to some of the world’s finest beaches, and, no, we aren’t just saying that—we here at Metropolist have sun-worshipped on many beaches in our travels. But surprisingly, for the home of 50 kilometres of sand and sea, there are few super cool dining establishments you want to hang out at, that can claim absolute beach frontage.
In a few short weeks from now, all that is about to change.
There’s no denying the Gold Coast dining scene is on fire, especially with successful restaurateurs from Brisbane and further afield descending to stake their claim.
Case in point, the energetic team behind Fortitude Valley’s Longtime Restaurant and Bar are currently transforming a long-vacant space on the ground level under Oskar’s Restaurant, which nudges the side of beloved Burleigh Hill.
Soon to land in Burleigh, this new restaurant Rick Shores will offer a South East Asian influenced menu featuring modern Thai dishes, along with splashes of Indian, Japanese, and Vietnamese. Just a cultural combination of the most flavoursome creators of food you’ll find, anywhere. Hell yes!
Their acclaimed chefs will be bringing favourites from Longtime’s menu, plus plenty of new items to tempt the savvy local crowd. A feature dish you’ll want to be adding to your wish list is the Rick’s Roll—an extra large bao stuffed with lobster and bursting with shredded fresh Asian flavours.
Rick Shores’ 19th century British Indian-inspired interior will be decked out with dark wood, green tones throughout, and white linen accents, while taking full advantage of sweeping views across our celebrated coastline. Every last detail will be carefully executed down to custom made plates and cutlery sourced from Thailand. There will even be a rickshaw.
If they can replicate the cool and casual atmosphere of their hit establishment in The Valley then, Gold Coast, we are in for one hell of a treat. And one we are predicting to become a hot new contender among Burleigh’s best restaurants. Yep, we just called it.
Understandably, the guys are holding all the other juicy details pretty close to their chests. But Metropolist will be knocking down their door on opening day, so be sure to check back soon for a full dishing of all the goss.
Where: Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads
When Brooke Darling is not travelling to far flung places or sailing around the world, she’s scouring the coast for the best ethnic food, new openings, and hidden gems, all in the name of research for Metropolist. She loves motorbike rides to the hinterland, learning (frustratingly) to surf, and will try any adventure sport at least once. Find her on Instagram @darlingisamrs
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