MOO Moo The Wine Bar + Grill Gold Coast is set to close its doors after more than a decade of operation and, when it reopens, it plans to look like a million bucks.
Owners Steven and Autumn Adams will shut down on Sunday for six weeks to undergo a $1 million renovation.
The makeover, from architects Studioplus*, will see the award-winning restaurant emerge with a brand new kitchen, a zinc-topped bar and new lighting design.
Moo Moo Restaurant Group owner Steven Adams says the renovation will set a benchmark for fine dining experiences on the Gold Coast.
"We are going to bring in some of the elements of Moo Moo Brisbane to the renovation, so both venues will have that signature Moo Moo style, but it will still have a distinct Gold Coast feel," he says.
Adams says the place where the magic happens, the kitchen, will undergo a total overhaul.
"It will be absolutely top of the line with a fantastic new grill, and a Series 600 charbroiler with both charcoal and wood under it," he says.
The restaurant and bar areas will also see extensive changes.
Moo Moo was founded in 2005 and has become a popular noshery among the Gold Coast business lunch crowd, as well as evening revellers.
"When we first opened Moo Moo, we could never have imagined the success we have had," says Adams.
"It has completely exceeded our expectations, and we are just so grateful to the Gold Coast for embracing Moo Moo in the way they have. So many of our regulars are like old friends, they come here so often, and we love it."
Knowing how treasured the 'old' Moo Moo is to many customers, the husband and wife duo, alongside venue partner JP Duitsch, hosted an Out With The Old, In With The New lunch at Moo Moo.
"We brought back some of the most popular dishes from the past 10 years for the lunch," says Adams.
"It was a chance for all of us who love Moo Moo to get together for a great lunch and to say goodbye to the old Moo Moo.
"And after March 15, we hope to see everyone back at the restaurant to say hello to the new."
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