The all new Sandbar in Surfers Paradise has some new stories tell after close to twenty years in the business. Not only is it about the stunning new Hamptons-meets-harbour side fit out, the fresh menu has been styled by one of the best global Chef’s on the culinary planet. Diverse in offer with a contemporary take on some old favourites, the breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes capture the salty seaside spirit across a range of deliciously affordable house specialties.

Executive Chef, Maxie Hill (hailing from Ireland), worked for industry legend Rick Stein where he eventually rose to become his Head Chef over four years of mentoring. Travelling with the world with Rick working on his iconic cooking travel show, Maxie met some amazing chefs on his journeys who shared their local secrets into traditional ingredients and techniques that make their dishes unmistakably patriotic to the palate; one could say Maxie truly is a cooking protégé of international influence.

He took Sandbar’s idyllic Gold Coast beachfront location on the Esplanade and local passer-by style smartly into the menu influence. Maxie says it’s all about “a fresh fusion of local produce to deliver exciting dishes at great, eat-every-day prices”. It’s a clean and simple approach from breakfast through to dinner. Skillet Eggs or a 6ft Offshore Smoothie Bowl at 7am, Fish’n’Chips Rick Stein style for lunch and gourmet burgers with a modern twist for dinner. What’s proving to be popular 24/7 though, are the amazing Hawaiian Poke Bowls packed with healthy ingredients like A-grade tuna, chili and lime, avocado, ginger and wasabi mayo; try the amazing Kauai, Oahu, Maui or Molokai Bowl. Sandbar owner, Jake Short, saw these bowls “blowing up” in the progressive Bali food scene a little while back and decided to make them a must on the new menu being the first, and still best, Gold Coast poke bowls locally.      

With a cocktail, wine and drinks list carefully crafted by a master bartender and the Gold Coast’s largest domestic and international craft beer selection (over 100!), the sipping choices are plentiful in this casually-chic haven by the sea. It's also the perfect place to host a private party and an idyllic Gold Coast function venue to stage corporate events and celebrations; custom party packages are available to suit all tastes and budgets in this Surfers Paradise alfresco dining haven. To quote Maxie; “we have all the recipes for success” and when pairing this with the sandbar slogan “Good times, all the time”, you love this new look Surfers Paradise institution.

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