FRENCH INFLUENCE: Head chef Brad Hooper and restaurant manager Cheryll Fullerton from Allure at Currumbin.
FRENCH INFLUENCE: Head chef Brad Hooper and restaurant manager Cheryll Fullerton from Allure at Currumbin. Scott Powick D

Allure tempts fine diners

CURRUMBIN diners are being “Allured” to a new fine-dining experience.

New restaurant Allure opened on December 20 and has been “going really well” according to its owner Cheryll Fullerton.

Ms Fullerton said it had been better than she expected from the start.

“My partner and head chef, Brad Hooper, has international experience,” she said.

“From the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne, the Sydney Hilton, Versace Hotel and Sea World Nara Resort to restaurants in Vietnam and Kuala Lumpur, Brad’s experience sets him apart.”

Mr Hooper said diners enjoyed the clean, crisp ambience of Allure.

“Most of them say ‘This is exactly what Currumbin needs’,” he said.

“A lot of restaurants call themselves ‘fine dining’ but we’re fine dining without the pretentiousness.”

Ms Fullerton said the couple loved the area.

“It’s got that old Gold Coast feel to it and it’s not overly touristy,” she said.

“We’re here for the locals and word is spreading.

“Instead of spending heaps of money on advertising we put our love, energy and funds back in to the food and the result is something special.

She said she also offered a free, cleansing sorbet when diners ordered an appetizer.

“We’re really going for the French feel to the ambience or meal, mixed with a modern Australian touch,” she said.



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