FOOD FOR THOUGHT
IT DOESN’T GET MUCH MORE ‘QUEENSLAND’ THAN SUNDAY ARVO AT YOUR LOCAL SURF CLUB – IT’S PRACTICALLY TRADITION. AND WHY NOT? CHEAP MEALS, COLDIES AND GOOD VIBES ALL ‘ROUND, PLUS PROFITS GO DIRECTLY TO SURF LIFESAVING SERVICES. ACE. MERMAID BEACH SLSC
Seen as ‘the locals club’, Mermaid Beach boasts a panoramic, glass-enclosed balcony overlooking Hedges Avenue (otherwise known as ‘millionaire’s row’) and the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy an icy cold beer from their impressive selection while watching passing whales, or let the kids run rampant in the kids’ room – which comes complete with free Playstations and a jungle gym – or hit the Balcony for live entertainment every Sunday arvo. And while you’re tucking into their famous coconut barramundi or salt and pepper calamari, you can feel confident that you’re supporting your local community, too.
“Profits generated from the Mermaid Beach Supporters Club go directly into the day to day running of the Life Saving business on the beach,” says Leigh Mcconkey, Supporters Club GM. “So eat, drink and celebrate knowing you are helping our lifesavers save lives and provide a valuable service to this community.” If it’s casual, relaxed and family-friendly food you’re after, North Burleigh Supporters’ Club has to be your first port of call. Perched on the absolute beachfront with views from Miami Hill right down to Burleigh Headland and Snapper Rocks, their alfresco beer garden – the only one at a Gold Coast surf club – is the perfect place to watch the surf or enjoy the live music of their Sunday Sesh. On the menu, expect your classic club favourites – fish and chips, chicken parmys and hearty roasts – as well as some raved-about signature dishes, like their macadamia and spiced chicken salad or seafood, fresh from the trawler. All this, washed down with a selection of local and imported beers and a carefully curated wine list including on tap ‘barrelfresh’ premium wine, means there’s never been a more appetising way to provide vital support to the North Burleigh surf community. Funds raised from food and beverages sold at the Supporters’ Club go towards volunteer training, lifesaving equipment and the beach patrollers who watch over the near 200,000 North Burleigh beach-goers every summer.
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