Robina Town Centre has revealed the first of the 55 new retailers who’ll join their new development, The Kitchens.
The Kitchens, a $160 million urban marketplace, will open in late 2016.
As previously reported by Bmag, MasterChef star George Calombaris will be setting up shop in The Kitchens with the opening of his souvlaki bar, Jimmy Grants, which is inspired by his Greek heritage.
In a major coup for the Gold Coast, this will be the first Jimmy Grants in Queensland, and the sixth nationally.
Naked Treaties, hailing from Byron Bay, will be bringing their range of hand-crafted, organic, raw, vegan, dairy-free and refined sugar-free desserts, treats, cold pressed juices, cold pressed organic coffee and green smoothies to The Kitchens. Raw gourmet salad jars, raw nachos, sprouted bread toasties and activated buckwheat crepes will also be on the menu.
Fish Lab by William Wu, the brainchild of award-winning chef and restaurateur Kuilin William Wu, is also joining The Kitchens. The seafood destination fuses fine dining, takeaway and a retail offering, and offers a bounty of fresh, local seafood and a selection of international delicacies.
The brand-new Honey Eater Kitchen, created by prominent chef Trent Scarr, will offer visitors a melting pot of modern Australian flavours when it opens its doors in The Kitchens. The 120-seat restaurant will focus on creating dishes inspired by seasonal and fresh, local produce, using a combination of French and Asian techniques. It will also feature a dry-aging meat cabinet with various cuts of beef on display.
Plant-based bar and restaurant Elixiba, known for its herbal-infused cuisine and elixirs, will also be making its first foray into the Gold Coast. Serving up vegan and gluten-friendly dishes, Elixiba infuses its fare with ‘rare, active botanicals’, while the drinks list has been curated according to their herbal effect, from energising to relaxing, mood enhancing and refreshing.
Lavezzi, the gelato brand established in Italy in 1870, will be opening its first Queensland store in The Kitchens. There’ll be more than 25 delicious gelato flavours on offer, from classic bacio to indulgent salted caramel and refreshing blood orange, which are all made fresh daily in-house.
Crafted Coffee Co will be roasting and freshly brewing coffee onsite, using a unique blend of beans sourced both locally and overseas. Diners will be able to sip on a silky latte or creamy cappuccino, or opt for something more exotic, like a Turkish coffee, cold brew, cold drip or even a pour-over. Coffee-inspired cocktails will also draw a crowd to the upstairs bar, where those eager to learn more about the craft of coffee will be able to participate in tasting and cupping sessions and coffee appreciation demonstrations.
Drawing on exotic, ancient and unique tea drinking traditions and ceremonies, Eshai Teahouse will give visitors a chance to experience ‘tea theatre’ by participating in a tea ceremony, or design their own blend of tea at the mixing station.
Prominent local chef and restaurateur James Brady — of Pigs & Pints and Samphire Bites fame — will open his bew bakehouse venture, Mr Pigs Bakehouse, in The Kitchens. The European-inspired operation will stone bake dozens of handcrafted, artisan loaves each and every day in its wood-fired oven, and offer a selection of savoury bakery goodies from behind the counter of its licensed cafe.
The Kitchens at Robina Town Centre will welcome 55 new fresh food retailers, restaurants, cafes and bars when it opens in late 2016.