8 Street precinct will be bringing its Asian hawkers market-style street food precinct to Cavill Lane in Surfers Paradise. Set to open later this year, 8 Street will deliver an authentic and oriental experience to patrons.

The new laneway will feature several Asian restaurants and more than 30 street food vendors to create a bustling marketplace. 8 Street will be open until late and will introduce flavours from China, Vietnam, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, India and more.

Set to be in full swing before the 2018 Commonwealth Games, it will be curated by David Wu, who has successfully operated 8 Street in Brisbane’s Westfield Garden City since 2014.

“8 Street at Cavill Lane will be inspired by the true Asian street food experience of delicious flavours, great value and theatrical cooking,” David said.

“We want to create a loud and bustling traditional hawkers’ market, where diners can wander among open kitchens and be drawn in by the sights and sounds, then watch as their dish is created before their eyes. It will be like stepping into Asia in the heart of Surfers Paradise.”

In 2016, David attained the Brisbane Lord Mayor’s award for Multicultural Entrepreneur of the Year.

Phillip Wolanski, owner of Cavill Lane, said 8 Street will take the successful Brisbane concept to an entire new level. Phillip intends to create an authentic Chinatown style experience in the heart of the Gold Coast.

“Asian cuisine in all its variations has certainly embedded itself in Australian culture, and we expect 8 Street at Cavill Lane to become a very popular destination for local families and visitors.

The precinct will offer a memorable experience of sharing delicious food amid wonderfully eclectic laneway surrounds,” he said.

“From a tourism perspective, 8 Street will be a drawcard for the very fast-growing contingent of annual visitors from China and other Asian countries to the Gold Coast, but also for our local residents and professionals to be able to come in and grab a quick bite of quality food at an affordable price.”

Boasting a welcoming atmosphere, 8 Street will be completed with interiors including open timber kitchens, followed by an array of indulgent dishes such as BBQ duck, dumplings, dim sum, pho and rice paper rolls just to name a few.

The first stage of 8 Street at Cavill Lane is expected to open to the public in December 2017.

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