No expense has been spared to create this game-changing 1930s America-inspired bar and restaurant in Broadbeach. If you’re not made of money, you’ll definitely feel like it after a night spent lounging around looking glamorous in sinkable leather chesterfields and red velvet booths. At The Roosevelt Lounge, you'll find hints of Great Gatsby in the decorative carpet and copper pressed-metal ceiling detail; hard bound encyclopedias and vintage glassware fill opulent custom-made cabinetry, while glittering crystal chandeliers and candelabras throw the kind of soft glow that’ll make anyone look like a Hollywood movie star. Hung dramatically on silky Tasmania Oak wood paneling, are ornate frames with homages to Marilyn Munroe and Hedy Lamarr, alongside presidential bust statues of Franklin Roosevelt himself. Swoon.
Work your way through a menu beckoning with the likes of cured meat salumi boards, chilli salt squid, wild mushroom and black truffle ravioli, WA octopus squid ink risotto, 7+ Kobe beef and a drinks list loaded with high-end whiskies, cognacs, gins and bespoke cocktails the stylish bartenders are justly proud of. Though we’re not going to pretend Roosevelt is for everyone. Targeted at the affluent 30-plus crowd, it’s luxe and sophisticated and will probably see you parting with a few weeks’ savings once you’re in the mood and totally in character. #makeitrain
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