Restaurant Guide

Labart: Restaurant review

It's the first solo venture for Alex Munoz Labart, the former head chef of Monopole and Cirrus Dining.

Address

8 West St, Burleigh Heads Qld

Hours

Lunch Fri-Sun, noon-3pm
Dinner Wed-Sat, 5.30pm-9.30pm

Prices

E $12-$26
M $28-$38
D $15
Dégustations $65-$75

You know Burleigh's restaurant revolution is serious when it begins to march inland. A few blocks back from the beachfront is where you'll find Restaurant Labart, an old shop transformed into an understated and elegant space of forest-green walls, tanned leather banquettes and industrial light fittings. It deals in food that's similarly restrained and polished, the chefs mixing European, Australian and Japanese techniques to allow produce to speak for itself. A Rangers Valley beef tartare served with charcoal-black rice crisps is elevated by generous amounts of tarragon and salted egg yolk, while local spanner crab served with charred leeks almost melts into a creamy, salty roasted crab broth. Later, a simple well-rendered duck breast presented in peppercorn jus is plump and refreshingly unfatty. The relaxed, knowledgeable staff peddle a wine list stacked with Australian small producers and may also talk you into dessert – barbecued pineapple with lemonade granita and a mild white chocolate curd is as refreshing as the Gold Coast weather that awaits when you step back out the door.
Phone:
(07) 5576 3498
Bookings:
Bookings recommended
Features:
  • Licensed
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair access
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Diner's Club
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Chef:
Alex Munoz Labart
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.
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