Hyde Paradiso is the perfect spot for Sunday sessions and long lunches that lead into dinner with live DJs setting the mood. If you’re after a European summer escape but can’t afford the airfare, then this is the place for you.
Setting up shop at Peppers Soul in Surfers Paradise, the restaurant and bar is channeling the colours of the Mediterranean. There’s a mix of high tables and cosy booths in dusty pinks, corals and pastel blue. There are touches of gold, blonde timber and sleek lighting fixtures. But our favourite part has to be the hanging garden, drawing your eye up and then out to the stunning and uninterrupted beach vista.
Food-wise, there's a fresh, seasonal, share-style menu with dishes reflecting the bold flavours of Greek, Turkish, Italian and Moroccan cuisines. Our tip, order the BBQ baby octopus and the Australian lamb rack.
Thirsty? These guys know how to make an excellent tipple. The 12-metre-long pink terrazzo bar specialises in ‘Shared Cocktails’ which basically means they’re absolutely huge and oh so flavoursome.
Friday through Sunday, Hyde will get the weekend party vibes flowing with guest local and international DJs cranking out sweet tunes into the night. And you’ll want to get familiar with their Bottomless Brunch, kicking off every weekend from 12pm.
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