Baskk Kirra Point
Baskk Kirra Point is an upbeat and sophisticated breath of fresh air, and one that’s turning some serious heads on the southern end of the Gold Coast. With a license that runs ‘til midnight and DJs locked in for Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, this joint has set the Cooly social scene a-flutter.
At Baskk, everything you see, touch and feel is made with natural materials. From the interlaced sandstone blocks fronting the bar and the smooth Suar wood bartop, Indonesian-imported lime-washed furnishing, rattan pendent lights and stools, straw throw pillows, dark timber recycled railway palings under your feet, and a knotted rope swing that lures you to an Insta-worthy nook.
Décor colours are purposefully low-key, so the vibrancy can be delivered through the colourful and creatively-plated dishes and luxe cocktails. On the menu you’ll find grazing starters like peking duck tacos, crab arancini and shaved Jamon Iberico (hello Spanish siestas). The next-level mains list carries the likes of Wagyu sirlon with salsa verde, torched salmon with a miso glaze and refined Udon noodles with charred prawns for a flirt with Asian influences.
Majority of dishes are designed for sharing, but best of all, and in line with the overall “bask in the sun” concept, you’re encouraged to dine progressively and linger. Some oysters and Kingfish sashimi or raw ocean trout now, a pizza between rounds of cocktails, followed by a cheese board or dark chocolate Nitrogen mousse dessert. You could totally mill away a few hours here.
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