The Collective’s unique cooperative environ has come together following a complete transformation of the old Palm Beach post office on the Gold Coast Highway. The result? A beyond-impressive 300-seat dining space with a collection of five separate-yet-cohesive restaurant kitchens – Calavera (Mexican), The Kitchen @ The Collective (modern Australian), Luckies Diner (American), Umami (Asian) and The Italian Job (you can put two and two together there). Sprawling two red brick-clad levels, The Collective is capped off with two giant bars – one on the ground level, the other a vibrant rooftop bar and lounge area with views towards the beach. As for the fit-out – you’ll be blown away. By day it’s an open-air, breezy space with a welcoming daytime vibe that makes the most of the natural light and sunshine. By night, watch The Collective turn into a magical space, as the unique assembly of exposed-bulb pendant lights and wooden sleepers hang effortlessly over the rustic timber-topped benches.