It’s the newest casual dining experience to hit Surfers Paradise – exciting, progressive, and of course, delicious.
From the slow cooked suckling pig on the wood fire rotisserie to the steaks seared on a slow burning Australian ironbark and charcoal wood fire grill, it’s obvious what the latest Hurricane’s offering is all about: combining Modern Australian and traditional Portuguese influences in a fusion menu that emphasises subtle smoky flavours and fire-cooked signature dishes.
The latest venture from the already successful Hurricane’s Grill and Bar chain, the chic new opening of Hurricane’s Wood Fire Grill on Circle on Cavill was all about drawing on 20 years of experience to offer a new style in restaurant bar and take away.
“We wanted to introduce our customers to a new style of cooking and flavours while maintaining our well loved favourites,” says General Manager Dean Greenwood.
This hunger for innovation is in part what has made Hurricane’s restaurants a hot spot among locals.
“We attribute our success to a strong staff culture, being well established in the community, and constant experimentation with menu items. We are always listening to customer feedback and engaging with suppliers to ensure we receive premium quality produce. ”
The end result is a mouth-watering menu that is robust and contemporary yet completely casual.
“Our signature dishes have remained, some classic dishes have been given a modern update with new cooking techniques, and a Portuguese influence has been introduced. The state of the art wood fire grill gives a unique smoky flavour and caramelises beautifully.”
So far, there have been firm favourites off the menu.
“The four-hour wood fired suckling pig, crushed potatoes with olives, semi-dried tomatoes and feta and homemade condiments and crackling, and the slow cooked lamb shoulder with minted peas and goats cheese along with our signature ribs and grass fed Cape Grim steaks from Tasmania are always popular choices.”
Of course the menu offers a lot more than the signature flame grill and rotisserie items, and the burgers are a definite contender for best on the coast, with combinations like crispy duck, onion jam, pickles and lettuce, or the smoky grass fed beef with crispy onion rings, cheddar, beetroot, bacon, lettuce and mayo. For those more inclined to a fish and veggie diet, have no fear, you can get your fish done on the wood fire grill too (like the King Prawns with ginger coconut and lime dressing) or the veggie stuffed field mushroom, tomato, lettuce and herb yoghurt burger. If you prefer a night in, all burgers are available for take away.
The food is why you go, but the atmosphere is why you’ll stay. The modern yet rustic feel of the place offers two bars, dining area and an outdoor seating area that can see you in a booth below overhanging greenery or on higher tables closer to the bar. The cocktail bar showcases a great selection of wines and spirits plus some very easy-to-drink signature cocktails using freshly squeezed juices from the juice bar.
“I would recommend the Tasmanian Touch, with fresh pomegranate, 666 pure vodka and hibiscus syrup muddled with fresh lime, ” says Dean.
Hurricane’s Wood Fire Grill has already garnered the support of Gold Coasters and is proving a popular jaunt for after work drinks, celebrations and families.
“We have loyal locals, and the fact that the Gold Coast is a buzzing holiday destination with a huge range of events throughout the year has really made Surfers Paradise the ideal location for the new Hurricane’s venture.”
The thriving chain have also just completed a refurbishment of their bar in Hurricane’s Grill and Bar at Soul on The Esplanade, complete with a tropical theme and a new cocktail list and bar menu to enjoy right in time for summer.
Hurricane’s Wood Fire Grill Surfers Paradise,
Shop 43, Circle on Cavill 3184 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217