Luke Mangan’s Salt Grill Achieves Top Accolade

Top Billing For Hilton Surfers Paradise Restaurant

This information originated in Australian English.

January 27, 2012

GOLD COAST, Australia - Leading Australian celebrity chef and restaurateur, Luke Mangan, opened his first Queensland Salt grill in September 2011. Located on level 1 of the new Hilton Surfers Paradise, the restaurant is a fashionable, urban venue where the team focus on the delivery of contemporary Australian food using the finest and freshest ingredients, sourced locally.

According to a representative from the Australian Good Food Guide, Salt grill is a very welcome addition to the Gold Coast dining scene.

“It is very rare for a restaurant that has only been trading for a few short months to achieve success in these awards. It really goes to show the calibre of restaurant that Salt grill is,” says the representative.

The restaurant itself has a large open plan kitchen allowing guests to interact with the Chefs and see their meals being prepared right in front of their eyes, a spectacular wine room and three separate dining zones that each has their own unique feel and distinguishing features.

“Choosing the Gold Coast to open my new restaurant made perfect sense to me as Hilton Surfers Paradise is an ideal location, and it has been very exciting to show the Gold Coast my own rendition of contemporary Australian food,” says Mangan.

“Salt grill is an ambient space where locals, foodies and visitors can feel relaxed and comfortable, yet indulgent at the same time,” he says.

“There are already some really great restaurants on the Gold Coast, and it has been terrific to be able to be able to give locals another option serving simple and uncomplicated food, that is full of flavour. I would like to personally thank all of the Gold Coast locals who have been in to Salt grill for their support”

With dishes that reflect Luke’s classical French training and Asian influences, restaurant patrons have come to know a unique combination of delicious unpretentious fine dining cuisine, affordable prices and an atmosphere that is chic, playful and creative.

For the ultimate Salt grill experience, the restaurant is offering a special Valentine’s Day dinner on Tuesday 14 February. Guests will enjoy a 3-course Luke Mangan set menu with a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne on arrival for $125 per person. Reservations are essential and can be made by phone +61 7 5680 8111 or email

Salt grill is open for breakfast and dinner 7 days, and lunch Wednesday to Friday.

Rates at the Hilton Surfers Paradise start from $259 for a one bedroom residence and from $279 for a hotel room. For bookings visit or phone 1300 445 866.

Susan Perry
Hilton Surfers Paradise

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