- Food & Booze
The after work drinks spot with the best view in town
15 Jun 2015
If you’re a beach bum trapped in the persona of a corporate worker from Monday to Friday, it can be a struggle to get through your working week. By Friday (maybe even Thursday), you and your fellow suit-wearing surfers in disguise are probably hanging out for a big plate of surf ‘n’ turf and a brew by the sea. But there’s no need to wait for Summer weekends to get your fix, there’s a spot in the city where you’ll find an Insta-worthy view, delicious fresh seafood and a full menu of drinks sure to perk you up no matter what kind of working week you’ve had – the South Bank Surf Club. There might not be any actual surf involved, but that’s made up for with the sight of the glistening waters of South Bank’s Streets Beach below, and enough fresh, locally caught and sustainably sourced seafood that you’d be ditching the waves for a few extra courses even if there were any. Not to mention that being located in the heart of the city, there’s plenty of transport nearby so you don’t have to worry about finding your way home when you’ve one to many boozy treats after a long day. And with imported and Australian beers starting at just $5 a pop, and cocktails like lychee mojitos and elderflower martinis, we’re pretty sure you’ll be tempted into having one too many! If the winter air has you wanting to go home to your snuggie, hot and spicy mulled wine might just induce you into venturing out after sunset. As for food to line your stomach with, you’ll find fresh seafood like vanilla and vodka cured ocean trout and a crisp crab and Malay salad, as well as plenty of classic surf ‘n’ turf like salt and pepper calamari and tender steaks. There’s even good old fashioned fish and chips, plus a few not-so-surfy meals like pork ribs and spiced BBQ chicken. Something for everyone, right? The South Bank Surf Club is open for dinner Tuesday to Sunday, so no need to wait for the weekend to get your coastal surf ‘n’ turf fix anymore, you can head in after work midweek! Words by Ranyhyn Akui Keeping the G&G up to date with all the latest tasty tidbits requires a lot of double lattes and espresso martinis, so we occasionally need to give out some sponsored love. But rest assured that we only work with businesses that we think are really nifty, as the sponsor for this post is!