Come one, come all to Kokum | Gourmand and Gourmet

Come one, come all to Kokum

  • Food & Booze
  • Gold Coast
  • Dinner
  • Everything in Between
  • Lunch

Attention Indian gastronomy enthusiasts!

Kokum has set up shop in the Gold Coast’s most exclusive hotel, Palazzo Versace, offering a formidable sister venue to Brisbane Quarter’s Heritij (which we are officially #obsessed with).

With million-dollar views of superyachts on the beautiful Broadwater, you can choose to dine in their 14-seat private dining room, 16-seat semi-private space or bask in the atmosphere in the common area with room for 80 diners. Enjoy a drop (or two) at the bar before heading to your table, or stay to take in the spectacular views from the outdoor lounge while you watch the sunset over the water. Sunday sesh anyone?

But back to the food: Kokum is the brainchild of food boundary-pusher, Chef Munjunath Mural in collaboration with Sridhar Penumechu from Saffron Restaurant. Mural has delivered yet another refined menu which continues to take Indian cuisine to new levels, carefully blending traditional Indian flavours and methods with modern Australian components and local ingredients. Pinching a few menu options from its older sibling, Kokum’s menu highlights a number of native ingredients like saltbush, pepper berries and Kakadu plum expertly incorporated by the eatery’s Head Chef, Sabir Merchant.

A few surprising additions (which might otherwise look out of place among Indian cuisine) like fresh oysters, local pork belly and grilled market fish have been creatively included to uphold the origins of traditional Indian cooking.

Among the broad array of offerings are shrimp bhaji, sous vide pork belly, rendang lamb, pomegranate prawn and sambal barramundi, flambé lamb, Mangalorean bugs, and chilli paneer. For dessert, be tempted by unique flavours like saffron cheesecake log with pistachio crumb and boondi, saffron, chai & macadamia ice cream with falooda panna cotta, or beetroot and dried figs with raspberry sorbet  (we suggest a group order so you can sample some of each!).

Summer may be heating up the coast, and you’ll find food to match at Kokum!

Words by Charlotte Tully
- the gourmet who can handle the heat.