End of an era – Hellenika announces the sale and closure of its flagship Nobby Beach restaurant
After a decade in the spotlight, Gold Coast dining institution Hellenika has closed. Owner Simon Gloftis has announced via Instagram that the iconic Greek restaurant and rooftop bar has been sold, with the purchasers to open a new venue in its place in early December.
While the closure marks the end of a thrilling era for Hellenika on the Gold Coast, its Brisbane restaurant, located at The Calile hotel, will remain as is. So, if Hellenika’s lamb shoulder and zucchini chips were a regular part of your diet, don’t fret – your fix of the Greek goodness is just a short drive up the M1 away. Hellenika Brisbane is also soon to be joined by Simon Gloftis’ latest venture SK Steak & Oyster, which will open at The Calile in the coming weeks.
Not all is lost for Hellenika’s striking double-storey Nobby Beach home – the owners of Justin Lane in Burleigh Heads have taken over, and will open a Mediterranean-style restaurant and rooftop bar named Loki (pronounced lock-ee). We’re told the new arrival will be all about ‘drinking, dining and dancing’, offering a versatile food menu alongside an extensive wine and cocktail list. While the street-level dining room and the upstairs rooftop will share the same food and beverage menus, the vibe will differ – the restaurant will be a more intimate setting, while the rooftop offer more of a bar vibe, with DJs and live music to set the scene. It’s set to re-open its doors in early December (aka very soon) so keep your eyes peeled – we’ll give you an inside look at Loki shortly!
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