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The new Burleigh Pavilion opens with epic beachfront water views in Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast. The crew behind the venue are the same as Sydney’s popular Manly Wharf Hotel, Mrs Sippy in Double Bay and the fabulous Seminyak beach club of the same name.

Catering for over 600 capacity across multiple zones, the second-storey oceanfront space features two areas. At the northern end sits a full-service restaurant, The Tropic and at the other end is, The Terrace. Aside from the view, the highlight of the venue is the large open kitchen, which allows diners a front row seat to see head chef Guillaume Zika and his team at work.

“You really can’t beat the location. It’s so special. Locals and visitors can enjoy whatever takes their mood – whether it be a casual bite, a finer dining experience, or just a short cool off from the beach,” says Zika.

 The Tropic’s produce-driven menu showcases ingredients from the local area and northern NSW region with standouts being the seafood platter and the woodfired pig doughnut with preserved veggies and fermented chillies. Other dishes on the 240-seater restaurant’s menu include buffalo curd, fresh figs, grilled sprout and orange dressing; giant octopus; grilled tiger prawns with dry vermouth butter, shellfish oil and basil; rib eye on the bone rolled in black pepper, thyme and rosemary; and a dessert of roast yellow peach, coconut sorbet, gin and pistachio.

My whole seafood offering is from Australia and New Zealand. The pavilion seafood platter with prawns, oysters kingsfish, smoked salmon, pickled mussels, Morton Bay bugs, octopus and caviar is a must-try,” says Zika.

The Terrace is a more casual spot where you can step straight up from the sand, have a shower and rack your board off to the side. The 400-capacity bar area offers an extensive list of tasty bar bites. The menu includes wood-fired pizzas; burgers; salads; beer-battered fish and chips; seared barra with beetroot quinoa, preserved lemon, yoghurt, dill and pomegranate; and a French Dip steak sandwich layered with grilled silverside, caramelised onions, pickles, Swiss cheese and Dijon mustard.

The drinks list across The Tropic & Burleigh Pavilion is extensive. The 90-strong wine list has local and international wines, organic options, and offers small and large glasses. There are approximately 14 beers on tap including local favourites Balter, Stone and Wood, and Burleigh Brewing. You can also expect cocktails such as Rosy Gin Kombucha with gin, Campari, lemon juice, fresh ginger with lemon and ginger kombucha; Burleigh Barrel with Bacardi Fuego spiced rum, Licor 43, strawberry, lime and vanilla sugar; and The Point with spiced rum, Malibu, pineapple, ginger syrup and lime.

Design-wise, the pavilion features large four metre ceiling heights, exposed timber rafters, pastel colourings, chequered plate tiling and a breezeblock bar.

Burleigh Pavilion is a venue for everyone. Whether you’re in the mood for a pizza and a pint or splashing out on the seafood platter, this is where you’ll be soaking up the salty sea breeze this summer.

Burleigh Pavilion

Level 1, 43 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads

Opening Hours: Daily 11am – midnight

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The Tropic

Level 1, 43 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads

Opening Hours: Daily 12pm – midnight

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70s fashion led the path to a world of exploration. Bold & colourful.

Paul Taylor created this collection with this in mind. “be bold” is his mantra for the brand

Well hello DOLLY! You will feel super glamorous in this design. Her large rounded upswept style a definite head turner!

All of Paul Taylor’s are made with the highest of quality with the use of materials and compents from the Italy & Germany. The lushest coloured Italian acetates look best in the bold Paul Taylor designs.

This LIMITED EDITION 70s inspired collection has been made here in Australia where each frame is stamped in cronulogical order making this range a truly boutique collection.