Mr Bengel in Palm Beach is the latest notch in the belt for renowned Gold Coast restaurateur Adam Haralampou, who is also the brains behind popular Burleigh Heads establishments Justin Lane and Harry’s Steak Bistro & Bar. The space formerly occupied by Feather and Docks on the Gold Coast Highway in the heart of Palm Beach has been transformed by Adam and Mr Bengel’s part-owner Justine Tompsett. You’ll find plenty of familiar faces here, with a bunch of the Justin Lane and Harry’s crew on the floor. In a stark contrast to the premises’ grungy fit-out, the Mr Bengel space is now bright and white with open-plan seating for 80, which sprawls out onto the footpath. The food is vibrant, yet straight-forward. You won’t find any fancy edible flowers here, rather an all-day menu with simple and honest food, with a little bit of that renowned Justin Lane flair.