Project Team

design: Peckvonhartel
kitchen consultants: Southern Hospitality


furniture: KE-ZU, BCI Furniture, Life Interiors, Tait Furniture, Emanate, Temperature Design
lighting:Satelight, Yellow Goat, Osram, Mulbury

With its slick, modern interior and stunning outlook over the Nerang River, Helm Bar Surfers is a welcome addition for the local and national functions and events.

Macetero outdoor vase / light

An extension of the ISLA collection from VONDOM, these striking planters by JM Ferrero are at home indoors or out and boast the option of illumination in bright energy saving white or remote controlled, programmable colour LED’s. Available in three sizes, rotationally moulded from recyclable polyethylene with optional inbuilt watering system and IP65 rating for external use.


Renowned architects Peckvonhartel, the team behind Sydney’s award-winning restaurant Jamie’s Italian, undertook a massive renovation to transform the old Titanium Bar site into Helm Surfers. It now features a sleek, nautical fit-out inspired by its sister venue in Sydney.

Featuring a soaring roof and glass panelling, the sun-drenched venue makes the most the expansive water views. Finished with bold and colourful soft furnishings and quirky trimmings, Helm’s atmosphere is distinctly contemporary. Exposed beams finished with natural fibre ropes and industrial lighting add reflect the nautical theme, while pops of colour and quirky furnishings keep the feel modern and fresh Cutlery served in metal pails, jam jar cocktails and rustic wooden serving platters complete the on-trend feel.

Shed 17

Born in the factories of the forties this cool classic lit the great production lines of the past and has been reborn to illuminate the brilliant restaurants cafes and bars of the future. Finished in a tough enamel gloss finish with a bright white interior you can run this pendant light fitting with eco halogens or a CFL lamp.


Peckvonhartel aimed to produce abright, sophisticated and cheerful space; a space to appeal to all types of people … a family lunching, older couple wanting a glass of wine and oysters, though flexible to have bands on some Saturday nights or reconfigured to watch rugby.

The project started as a low budget purely finishes driven advice project; as such the planning resulted from minimal change to the existing floor plan though addressed issues with the previous plan – maximizing the space to include a decent sized smoking balcony, removing the previous RSA club feel entrance with large sign in desk. The new plan also maximized the dining area space and opened up sight lines to the kitchen as great food and the theatre of food cooking was important to the design and operation of the space.


Design by: DaSomm Choi

These are hand made and each one will be slightly different. Please note that this is a natural product and as such colour can vary.

Yellow Goat

The nautical spaces were reinforced with materials referenced to sailing within the sports bar – nautical bunting (to reduce reverberant sound), whitewashed decking referenced flooring, aqua touches, Bolon chevron patterned flooring; while the dining side referenced fishing or a fishing hut - rope, submarine blue tongue and groove paneling.

The tiled wall of sails running from entrance to main sports bar ties the concept together. The inexpensive rope screens. are a favourite design solution.

Natural light and surfaces which reflect this creates a space that is welcoming. A move from the dark / chrome / club space previously within the building.