There are a handful of Gold Coast restaurateurs who we always know, without a doubt, will nail whatever they put their hands on. Morgan Walsh and her crew is one such bunch. The same team that brought us Bonita Bonita, BonBon bar and, more recently, Poke Poke, have just welcomed yet another characterful member into the family. FuFu has completely transformed a highly visual building smack in the middle of Mermaid Beach. Craftily bringing their fun one-of-a-kind and in-your-face design skills to create a casual restaurant unlike any other on the Coast; think: white wash stone walls, cheeky signage, greenery goodness and pink velvety booth seats, all wrapped up in a circular dining room. Outside, they’ve gone for a Palm Springs feel and we already sense this garden that will be making this welcoming joint Insta-famous in a flash.
And that’s before we get to the food. FuFu’s American-style Chinese menu gives the team full scope to go a little wild with their offerings—yes, there will be cheeseburger spring rolls!! From Moreton Bay bug bao (OMG!) to top-value meal boxes and more traditional faves like beef and black bean, egg foo yung (Asian omelet) or sweet and sour pork. They'll be launching weekend breakfasts too, with chilli crab omelet and fried rice porriage high on our must-try list. All is promised to be unpretencious and affordable, and that, we like!
Image credit: Hayley Williamson for The Urban List