Nineteen at The Star, with young gun Kelvin Andrews at the helm, has hit the ground running. The impressive menu, unapologetically featuring premium ingredients throughout, signals itself as a big night out on the Gold Coast.
Absolutely no expense has been spared on the fit-out, and the line-up of seasoned hospitality professionals on the team is impressive to say the least – it shows in the polished service that literally shines like a star!
It is rare to find a menu so decadent, and the prices reflect that; however, when the delivery is so precise, it becomes less of an issue. The generously portioned marron and crustacean risotto with dill oil and fennel pollen has a flawless bite to the grain, and delivers a lush mouthfeel with a lovely resonance of background spice. The highly marbled, full-bodied wagyu sirloin ‘Kiwami’ is entirely spectacular, and the accompanying condiments, along with the textbook reduction, allow this sublime protein to take centre stage.
PSST! Why not start with a cocktail in the adjacent outdoor bar, 19 floors up, and absorb the stellar view before heading into the restaurant.