Simple - Graceful - Elegant
L’Esprit on the Water – Fine Dining Restaurant and Cocktail Bar.
Specialists in a la carte dining, weddings, corporate and private functions, and business events.
You can’t beat the ambience of waterfront dining – either for an intimate meal or a large function.
Nestled on the banks of the Nerang River, L’Esprit on the Water is the Gold Coast’s most famous and awe-inspiring waterfront restaurant, with breathtaking views of the Surfers Paradise skyline and the Broadwater through the full length glass windows.
As soon as you walk into L’Esprit for the first time, the outlook is what you’ll first notice. The wide stretch of the river; the twinkling lights of the skyline; the sweeping panorama of the high-rises and the boats bobbing up and down in the marina are nothing short of captivating. When it comes to location, it just doesn’t get any better than this.
This is an elegant setting with cathedral ceilings, graceful white linen table settings and the sound of trickling water. Renowned for its atmosphere and million-dollar views - the fresh outlook by day, and a sparkling landscape of lights across the Surfers Paradise skyline by night will take your breath away.
This stylish venue is unique with a dining area that seats up to 160 in air-conditioned comfort. The superb Menus created by the Melbourne trained chef boast a special blend of European delights and modern Australian cuisine. Sample divine dishes like :
Spicy Szchewan Prawns & Tomato Sambal with Pickled Cucumber & Palm Sugar Dressing
Tea Smoked Salmon Belly & Spicy Salmon Crackling with Preserved Lemon Aiolo
Venison & Duck Sausage with Caramelized Peach & Star Anise Glaze
Salmon Pave & smashed Kpflers, Scampi, Tarragon & Herb & crispy shallot salad with Samon Reduction
Twice Roasted Duck & Soba Noodle, Spring Onion & Nam Jim Vinaigrette
Lamb Confit & Marinated Baby Potatoes & Sauternes Poached Shallot & Lamb Jus
Assiette of Chocolate
Mango Sorbet & Cambord Macerated Seasonal Fruits
Blood Orange and Campari Jelly & Citrus Syrup & Sable Biscuit
Our creative team pride themselves on flavour and presentation and they will cater to your personal requirements. You need not look any further than L’Esprit on the Water for your next dinner or event.
Another unique aspect of this restaurant/venue is it’s own marine berth so you can arrive and depart by boat if you wish - or we can arrange for you to arrive by limousine and depart by gondola if you would like a different (or more romantic) experience. The friendly staff will make your event or dining experience something you will remember.
L’Esprit also caters for private diners or business meetings that require a little more ‘confidentiality’. We have a private dining room with a media cabinet for corporate presentations. You will be looked after by your own waiter, who will ensure your event is a success.
So, whether you are wishing to have a romantic dinner; leisurely lunch with friends; the most romantic wedding of the year; spectacular formal event; elegant corporate function; confidential private dinner or sales presentation; - or you just succumb to the call of the cocktail bar and sip one of our classic concoctions or recline with a glass of wine - there is no better venue than L’Esprit on the Water Restaurant and Bar.