Cavalier Bar & Supper
Cavalier Bar and Supper is a Euro style vintage bar downstairs and intimate Italian supper club upstairs in Burleigh’s gorgeous Justin Lane retro arcade.
Entry to the ambient lamp and chandelier-lit bar is at street level and here is a great place to kick back before dinner on one of the Chesterfield couches with a glass of wine, spirit or fabulous house cocktail, which are divided into 4 groupings to reflect the time of night and appetite.
Starting with aperitif style Light and Delicate, options include Passionate Punch, Grapefruit Julep or Lavender and Lemon Scroppino then on to Subtle and Sweet like a Bourbon Nectar or Mandarin and Apple Cobbler. From there Sharp and Refreshing features choices like Pink Floyd Fizz and Blackbeard’s Ghost and onto Bold & Complex such as the rich velvety Smoked Chocolate Sazerac. (Manhattan fans will love the Cavalier version, made with bacon and maple-infused bourbon).
The extensive wine list hails from around the world, with a range of vintage and recent varietals by the glass or bottle and craft beer is sourced from around Australia and Italy. Meanwhile spirits are a curated international selection with an impressive range of rum, Scotch and American whisky.
Bar food is available downstairs and is derived from the entrée menu upstairs: recommended are the crispy fried baby squid, tomato and mozzarella arancini, house-made gnocchi and melt-in-the-mouth Vitello Tonnnato – poached veal with capers, olive oil and tuna.
The bar lounge is also an ideal spot for an after-dinner coffee and dessert such as pistachio and olive oil cake or home-made ice-cream.
For something more substantial, take the internal stairs to the Supper dining room, which seats just 35 and serves up delicious rustic Italian food in a stunning old-world setting. At the top of the stairs is a glass drinks cabinet containing vintage crystal decanters, cognacs and ports and the cosy room (with acoustic roof to absorb noise) features a panelled wood and leather bar, vintage black and white Italian posters, polished floors and Bentwood dining chairs.
From the menu a must-try Primi (entree) is the house-cured salmon while for Secondi hearty choices include lamb and red wine ragu, Mooloolaba King Prawn Spaghettini and Roast Pumpkin Risotto. Be sure to leave room for one of the heavenly desserts like Chocolate Fondant.
Need to know: Cavalier Supper makes a perfect date night or intimate tete-a-tete destination. Bookings are essential for upstairs dining.
Cavalier Bar & Supper
1710 Gold Coast Hwy
07 5535 9220