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Aida on the Gold Coast Beach

Dining and drinks at Aida on the Beach

There are three pop-up bars at Coolangatta Beach, exclusively for Griffith Opera on the Beach — Aida. The flavours of northern Africa and the Middle East come together in a range of menus designed to complement Verdi's Egyptian masterpiece.

You can also let us prepare your picnic for you with our selection of premium hampers. Choose from the Radamès Hamper ($95 for two) or Amneris' Basket ($75). You can add a picnic basket to your cart after you've selected tickets. Then all you have to do is pick up your picnic basket from the Foreshore Beach Bar when you arrive at Griffith Opera on the Beach. Inside will be premium quality disposable plates, cutlery, and napkins. And the picnic basket is yours to keep!

Beach Bar & Foreshore Bar

Spiced chickpea patties, with curry dipping sauce $9
Classic fish-n-chips $12
North African root vegetable tagine, preserved lemon, olives & aromatic brown rice V, GF $12
Moroccan pasta salad, sumac roasted chicken, rasel hanout, fennel with carrot tahini dressing GF, DF $12
Medieval Moroccan Tart with turmeric melted onions & spiced hummus (3) VG,V $9
Glazed pork belly bites with apple slaw $14
Slow cooked BBQ Brisket Sliders (2) $14
Vegetarian slider (2) V $14
Chicken dippers (homemade) with chips $12
Beer battered deluxe chunky chips, with aioli $8

Sweets

Lemon tart $9
Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting $9
Lebanese date & brandy chocolate brownie, with double cream $9

Premium Bar

A waterside bar, exclusively for Premium and A Reserve ticketholders.

Aida’s antipasto plate $15
Gourmet sliders (2) – chicken & beef $14
Vegetarian slider (2) $14
Moroccan-spiced chicken tagine $12
Medieval Moroccan tart with turmeric melted onions & spiced hummus (3) VG, V $9
North African root vegetable tagine, preserved lemon, olives & aromatic brown rice V,GF $12
Moroccan pasta salad, sumac roasted chicken, rasel hanout, fennel w carrot tahini dressing GF, DF $12
Seafood basket (fried) $15
Beer battered deluxe chunky chips, with aioli $8
Egyptian falafels, spiced eggplant & tomato dipping sauce (3) V $9
Glazed pork belly bites with apple slaw $14

Sweets

Lemon posset, macerated berries and shortbread crumbs $9
Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting $9
Lebanese date & brandy chocolate brownie, with double cream $9

Picnic hampers

Let us prepare your picnic for you — all you have to do is pick up your picnic basket from the Foreshore Beach Bar when you arrive at Griffith Opera on the Beach. Inside will be premium quality disposable plates, cutlery, and napkins.

Simply add the hamper of your choice to your cart after selecting tickets for Aida on the Beach. If you already have tickets, simply sign in to your account and go to 'upcoming performances' to add a hamper to your booking.

Radamès Hamper ($95 for two)

Freshly baked baguettes (for two)
Charcuterie selection
Tabouleh Lebanese herb salad
Succulent chicken pieces
Poached salmon with a lemon, dill and caper sauce
Fresh leafy salad with chilli and lime dressing
Char grilled eggplant and tahini
Lemon posset, macerated berries with a shortbread biscuit
Dark chocolate brownie bites
Juicy strawberries, dipped in chocolate, with double thick cream

Amneris' Basket ($75 for two)

Cumin and lemon scented potato salad, chives and sour cream
Antipasto and Cheese plate with lavosh, quince, red grapes and crusty bread
Poached salmon with a lemon, dill and caper sauce
Butternut squash, caramelised onion, candied walnut and feta tarts
Dark chocolate and hazelnut mousse, with double thick cream


 

Abbreviations:

V Vegetarian
VG Vegan
GF Gluten free


Published menu is subject to change without notice.

Food & drink locations

A map of the beach venue, with food and beverage outlet locations.

Download a helpful map of the venue (pdf)


Progressive Catering


 

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