From nightclub to gastropub – feast your eyes on The Cavill Hotel
If walls could talk, the ones surrounding the old Melbas on the Park would have one heck of a tale to tell – one of make-ups, break-ups and countless late-night love stories. It was a sad day for many long-time locals when the iconic watering hole announced its closure, but as the old adage goes – when one door closes another opens. The Cavill Hotel is that new door and it’s here to fuel a love story of a different kind with a brand-new sports bar and gaming lounge, menu of fine food and selection of crafted cocktails. Take a peek inside the coast’s newest gastropub.
Paying homage to the glitter strip and its founder, Jim Cavill, The Cavill Hotel officially opens its doors on Friday October 30. The gastropub is luring diners with a people-pleasing menu that encompasses classic pub fare alongside seafood, share plates, pizzas, burgers and salads. Whether you’ve got a hankering for a succulent steak medium-to-well, a wagyu cheeseburger or something a little more exotic like ponzu oysters with pickled ginger and sesame followed by Bangkok-street chicken atop a bed of Asian salad, you’ll find it here. Seafood lovers are well and truly spoilt for choice with beer-battered bug rolls, lemon-and-pepper calamari, crispy-skin salmon, while the Beach Road Oyster Bar is slinging oysters three ways. That said, it’s hard to go past the venue’s signature dish, which is the Beef & Bug – an elevated take on the pub classic reef-and-beef but with a Moreton Bay bug and an eye-fillet steak.
Much like its former incarnation, The Cavill Hotel doesn’t mind a cheeky tipple with 16 different tastebud tingling concoctions that walk the line between classic and contemporary. Get a good dose of nostalgia with a Long Island iced-tea pot or, if you can handle a little heat, The Cavill’s coconut-spicy margarita is inspired by the blistering barefoot run across the sand on a summer’s day (a feeling that every Gold Coaster knows a little too well). In terms of fit-out, The Cavill Hotel has unveiled a fresh new aesthetic featuring timber accents and pops of greenery throughout to ensure it becomes an institution in its own right.
Keen to check it out? Pop over to our Stumble Guide to spy the venue’s opening times.
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