New Chinese restaurant ‘Uncle Su’ to open at The Star Gold Coast

A new flagship Cantonese restaurant is coming to The Star Gold Coast in October.

Uncle Su will be located at the entryway to The Star’s new tower opening later this year, and will offer an impressive rendition of classic Cantonese cuisine, created with local Australian ingredients and a coastal twist.

The menu has been curated by Executive Chef Song Yao Su – after which the restaurant is affectionately named – who has perfected his craft over 35 years working in the world’s finest restaurants.


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Live seafood will be the real star of the show, with guests to be greeted by a spectacular display of fish tanks, filled with locally-sourced lobsters and crabs.

Queensland groper, barramundi, abalone and coral trout will also be heroed throughout the menu, all sourced in accordance with The Star’s evolving sustainable seafood strategy, aiming to provide seasonal choices, a lessened environmental impact and support to local fisheries.

Diners can also look forward to Chef Song’s Peking duck, marinated in his own secret sauce for 24 hours before being roasted and cooked to perfection, that will be served and carved at the table.

The restaurant will also feature a tantalising specialty Dim Sum menu, full of classic and loved dishes made to order – such as a char siu bao, a fluffy steamed bun bursting with delicious Chinese BBQ pork, or siu mai made with Australian pork and prawn meat and topped with Australian abalone.

Tea will be an integral part of the Uncle Su experience, with a tea connoisseur on hand to guide diners through the extensive menu and provide insight into the deep history, traditions and flavours of the tea.

Artist impression of the entrance at Uncle Su. PHOTO: Supplied

Chef Song said, “I’m thrilled to open the doors to Uncle Su and extend my dining table to friends, new and old. I feel so fortunate to cook in this beautiful part of the world, with access to some of the best seafood and produce the country has to offer.”

The Star Gold Coast’s COO, Jessica Mellor said after a difficult 18 months for the local hospitality industry, we are proud to launch the next restaurant that forms part of our continuing investment in the resort.

“Uncle Su will be a restaurant for any occasion, to be enjoyed by family and friends of all generations; a place of warmth and laughter, good times and even better food. Exactly what we have all longed for over the past year,” she said.

“With further concepts set to open in the near future, The Star Gold Coast is proud to deliver an inspiring and ever-growing food precinct that reflects the cultural diversity of our community and creates continued opportunities for local hospitality talent.”

Artist impression of the private dining room at Uncle Su. PHOTO: Supplied

Further details on the launch of Uncle Su will be announced soon.