Iconic Gold Coast restaurant, Little Truffle is closing its doors… But don’t be alarmed! They will be back more impressive!
Award-winning Chef and Restaurateur Daniel Ridgeway and his wife Ruggie have announced their esteemed Mermaid Beach fine-dining restaurant Little Truffle Dining Room & Bar will temporarily close next month. The award-winning dining institution is set to undergo an extensive and impressive renovation during Light Rail works in the area.
Locals and long-time patrons of the swish dining spot, which first opened in 2010, have just under a month left to savour the Little Truffle experience before its iconic timber doors swing closed.
The move to transform the longstanding Little Truffle coincides with Light Rail works that are set to progress through Mermaid Beach over the coming months. After being informed that Little Truffle’s Gold Coast Highway-fronting premises are situated amid one of the Light Rail’s key construction zones, Daniel and Ruggie Ridgeway decided to utilise the time to complete a major renovation of the dining room and bar.
Little Truffle will officially close its doors on Saturday November 5th – with the ‘new’ Little Truffle set to be unveiled in mid-2023, upon the part-completion of Light Rail works in the precinct.
“While it’s a difficult period for all businesses during Light Rail works, it’s a positive in the long run. We have wanted to give Little Truffle an improved design and fit-out it deserves for many years – and this is the perfect opportunity to make it happen,” said owner and chef Daniel Ridgeway.
Daniel and Ruggie are currently finalising the finer design details for Little Truffle 2.0, and they have confirmed the works will entail a complete redesign of the floor plan to include larger private dining room and a dedicated bar area.
Theer will be an extensive new menu with some favourites making a return, alongside a series of more contemporary Australian Dishes with a subtle European lean.
Daniel Ridgeway and the Little Truffle team will be pulling out all the stops to treat diners and regulars during its last month of trade, with a selection of Little Truffle’s most iconic dishes to make a return over he next four weeks – including the fried zucchini flowers, the signature beef tartare and the berry souffle.
Long-standing Little Truffle Manager, Josh Webber, and the entire kitchen team will be heading down to Ridgeway Group’s newly opened beachside restaurant Palm Beach Ave (PBA) to continue working alongside Daniel. This means even more exciting news for local diners and Little Truffle regulars – a selection of Little Truffle favourites will be featured on the PBA menu across the summer months!
Expect to see the likes of Little Truffle’s bug and prawn tortellini and its signature white chocolate and vanilla panna cotta, as well as an expanded wine offering bolstered by top Australian and international drops from the Little Truffle cellar.
Keep a close eye on Little Truffle and Palm Beach Ave socials for sneak peeks of when the Little Truffle dishes will be making surprise appearances at the slick new art-deco-inspired beachside restaurant!
Daniel and Ruggie Ridgeway have confirmed that all customers with a reservation at Little Truffle are currently being contacted, and any customers with a voucher to Little Truffle have the option to use it at a sister venue, have the expiration date extended by 12 months, or have the voucher refunded.
We cannot wait to open our iconic timber doors again in 2023. Little Truffle will be back bigger and better
than ever!” said Daniel Ridgeway.
For more information or to make a booking before the doors close for renovations in November click here.
Standby for reopening in 2023