Knox Dining has opened in the rebooted Circle on Cavill on the Gold Coast’s Surfers Paradise. The new venue, founded by brothers Brad and Greg Turvey, offers all day breakfast and lunch.
“There is nowhere in the heart of Surfers Paradise where you can get good, wholesome food in a café setting,” says Brad Turvey.
“What we’re offering is not strictly health food but it will appeal to people who are conscious about what they eat.
“We are catering for vegetarians and vegans while still having a strong focus on comfort food.”
The venue has an industrial aesthetic offset by warm textured furnishings and plant features, with more than 250sqm of interior and sheltered alfresco dining space on the corner of Cavill Avenue and Surfers Paradise Boulevard.
The menu will offer gluten-free protein pancakes, acai or tigernut granola bowls and Danishes, as well as salads, aburri ocean trout and sliders from 7am until 4pm every day.
“You can have pork slider at 7am and Knox Benny at 3pm, the menu has been designed with all day eating in mind,” says Turvey.
Many of the dishes are suitable for vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free or dairy-free regimes, including the zucchini and amaranth fritters and the gratin egg in avocado cocotte.
Knox Dining will also feature sweet dishes like the organic tofu and dark chocolate mousse with raspberry sorbet and the beetroot and white chocolate crème catalane with ginger tuille, as well gluten-free buckwheat and organic soy protein hot cakes with azuki cream, roasted almond, banana, coconut syrup, dusted with matcha.
The venue also incorporates a takeaway window nook, The ‘Lil Ox, serving Toby’s Estate coffee, fresh juices, smoothies, baked goods and salads.
The evening dining with a focus on share plates from September after the liquor licence is secured, allowing the venue’s bar to open.
“Circle has undergone a major revitalisation and is emerging as an exciting new dining hub that we see ourselves at the forefront of,” says Turvey.
“We’re looking forward to serving business executives, members of the nearby gym, holidaying families, and locals catching up for a bite to eat.”