Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise have opened a small wine bar and a Schezuan restaurant (Gold Coast)

  • Chris Singh
  • December 18, 2016
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After three months of renovations, Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise has unveiled some enhancement to their public spaces as well as two new dining venues, a wine bar named Balthazar and a specialty restaurant named SIFU, both located on the ground floor of the popular hotel.

Having been named for a 12 litre wine bottle, Balthazar pushes the property into a modern space, with an inventive culinary direction inspired by French and contemporary Australian cuisine. The menu features 15 different tapas style dishes, served alongside an impressive collection of over 500 local and international wines, all personally selected by hotel sommelier David Stevens-Castro. Retail wines will also be available to purchase over the counter of the intimate 18-seat space.

Meanwhile the much larger SIFU will offer something completely different, focused more Cantonese and Schezuan flavours overseen by master wok chef Kyle Bu who has put together an a la carte menu offering everything from simple noodle dishes to traditional Schezuan spice and sizzle plates. Local produce and freshest seafood available locally are being used to put together the menu on-site.

In addition to these no doubt valuable additions, the hotel has also revealed the first phase of their Norfolk Ballroom transformation, bringing the large function space into a new era to complement the substantial design changes to other parts of the hotel, including the new look lobby and bar.

Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise

Address: 2807 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise
Contact: (07) 5592 9900

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Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy-Editor-At-Large of the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.