A relatively new opening in Surfer’s Paradise on the Gold Coast, Brooklyn Depot is away from the main stretch, housed in the 4217 building. Done up with a few different seating/eating areas, you can choose from sitting at the counter, in booths, at cocktail-style tables, at benches, or at lower seats with barrels for tables. It has a laidback vibe, and is great for casual dining.
Bring your appetite, because the burgers are pretty big. Definitely value for money, they go for between $10 to $14. There are also the sides you can order separately, usual culprits like shoestring fries (with the option to add on extra toppings like cheese, bacon, and frickles – their fried pickle coins), onion rings (actual onion slices deep-fried), salad, and coleslaw.
They do also do hot dogs, but really, the draw is the burgers.
Going back to the burgers, they are ingredient-packed, served on a brioche bun, and rather photogenic. I would recommend the Wisenheimer (pork belly, green apple slaw, truffle mayo make for a great flavour combination, although that pork belly tends to the fatty side) and the Flip the Bird (pulled BBQ chicken, bacon, slaw, guacamole, BBQ sauce). The Chicky Babe is also a good option, with properly crispy but not overcooked chicken.
Service staff were also cheerful and friendly.
Definitely recommend Brooklyn Depot as a place to go for a good feed.
Price point: Burgers $10-$14. Hot dogs $11. Sides variable, depending on whether you’re getting fries (from $4) or BBQ pork ribs ($28). Milkshakes and desserts also available, but I haven’t tried them, so can’t comment. Sound promising though.
“The 4217” T2, 10 Beach Road Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
Phone: 07 5526 7666