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  • The rise of the Poke Bowl 0

    2375 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach, Queensland 4218

    We may have thought that Asian bowl food would be the next big trend. Instead, poke bowls were the next big thing. Although the exact origin of the dish is unclear, the poke bowl (pronounced poh-keh), is a classic Hawaiian snack. Originally made of fish scraps, the dish has been influenced by other cultures. Only […]

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  • Nude Sisters 0

    3/90 Markeri Street, Mermaid Beach, Queensland 4218

    Georgia Homer and Rebecca Askey are the nude sisters. Neither nude nor sisters, actually. It’s all about the concept; the dream of getting back to basics. It was a vision that grew and changed with time; a commitment to learn and grow that evolved as their knowledge grew. Georgia, who admits that she ‘grew up […]

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  • Chanoyu Japanese infused cafe 2

    Shop 1/19 Alicia Street, Southport, Queensland 4215

    It’s the Matcha chocolate ganache tart that gives it away – a pretty little pie case filled with two shades of green chocolate filling… “Oh my! There’s real talent here,” we think. “I wonder who’s in the kitchen?” There’s something exciting about finding well-respected chefs in little restaurants, hidden out of the way. It’s like […]

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  • Morsels 0

    19 Railway St, Mudgeeraba, Queensland 4213

    Coast dwellers rarely think to cross the highway to dine, but there’s joy to be found when we do. Mudgeeraba, for example, is enjoying a rejuvenation, with several worthy eateries popping up to surprise us. Morsels is one of those. Owned by Faye and Gerard O’Flynn, this family-run tapas and wine bar is an ambient […]

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  • Thaiger 0

    Shop 9, 107 Turpin Rd, Labrador, Queensland 4215

    “Thaiger, Thaiger, burning bright, In the forests of the night…” The words of William Blake come to me as I realise my mispronunciation: ‘Thai-ger’, not ‘thigh-ger’. Derrrr…The light finally dawns. We’ve noticed that once you stray north of Chirn Park, the great little spots to eat seem to dry up, especially at night. It’s like […]

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  • The Island Boutique Hotel 0

    3128 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

    There’s something special about heritage places, especially when they’ve been reborn. It’s as though those who’ve gone before have trod the floorboards, breathed the air and imbued into the building a sense of place. There’s all that and more at The Island. The original five-level tower, built in 1964 by Greg Graham and Bill Reichelt, […]

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  • Yamagen 0

    QT Gold Coast, 7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

    For over thirty years, Yamagen has been a major contender in Japanese dining on the Gold Coast. Established for the opening of Daikyo’s Gold Coast International in 1987, the restaurant was a celebration of the Gold Coast’s flourishing relationship with Japan. An integral part of the city’s first five-star hotel, Gold Coast International heralded a […]

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  • Lakeview Espresso 0

    Shop 1, 100 Burleigh Street, Burleigh Waters, Queensland 4220

    They say that location is everything, but for cafés, that doesn’t always mean being in the main street. Sometimes, being the only café in a neighbourhood can be a winning formula, especially when the venue provides great service to the community. When Dylan and Kira Rackley took over the Lakeview General Store just over four […]

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  • Steampunk Surfers Paradise 1

    Cavill Lane, 3113 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

    Steampunk brings something different to Surfers Paradise: a retro industrial world that exists only in the imagination. Opened in April 2017, the venue brings us the age of machines, of retro-futuristic inventions, robotics and air travel, recreating a world of science fiction inspired by the steam-powered industrial period of Victorian England. Modelled on the Romanian […]

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  • Café Catalina 2

    Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, 10/11 Broadwater Parklands, Gold Coast Highway, Southport, Queensland 4215

    If there’s an eatery with a top location, this is it: Café Catalina, overlooking the Broadwater, adjacent to the expanded Broadwater Parklands leisure area, the Rockpools play and picnic area and the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, host for the Commonwealth Games swimming and diving events. Yet, in many ways, much like its namesake, Café Catalina […]

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  • Taste Tweed 2017 0

    Salt Village, 1 Bells Boulevard, Kingscliff, NSW 2847

    “Come down and taste what the Tweed has to offer.” The ten-day Taste Tweed festival challenges locals and tourists to experience the region. Event Manager Jayne Henry says that the festival, held annually in July, is a showcase for both business and produce in the Tweed Shire. Once considered one of Australia’s largest sugar bowls […]

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  • Mr Brown’s Tuckshop 0

    5/7 Brown Street, Labrador, Queensland 4215

    We love discovering the little secret places that locals frequent. They may not be big or hip. All they need to do is hit the mark of their demographic, be true to their charter and serve the people. That’s Mr Brown’s Tuckshop to a tee. In the surprisingly busy ‘no name’ Brown Street shopping centre […]

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  • Beachside Pavilion 0

    Shop 46, The Oasis, Broadbeach Mall (Beach end), Broadbeach Queensland 4218

    Sometimes there’s reason enough for a restaurant to change its name. Especially when it changes persona. Co-owned by the Ierna and Dimmatina families for twelve years, the sister restaurant to Mario’s has transformed from the sexy dusky Alto Bar into a beach babe, the ‘Elle’ of Broadbeach dining. The new Beachside Pavilion has stepped out […]

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  • Oskars on Burleigh 0

    43 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads, Queensland 4220

    Oskars has been a Gold Coast institution for over thirty years. Beginning its life in Coolangatta, this iconic restaurant moved to Surfers Paradise before settling in its present location in Burleigh Heads overlooking the beach. What a location it now boasts, overlooking the famous surf break and pearly white beach fringed with Norfolk Island palms! […]

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  • Dare to Dream – Is further food study for you? 0

    Le Cordon Bleu Australia, Days Road, Regency Park, South Australia, Australia 5010

    ‘Dare to dream.’ It’s the motto that our busload of foodies has in common; the ability to dream big and to act to make it happen. I’ve joined Le Cordon Bleu’s Masters in Gastronomic Tourism course for a day as they take part in a four-day summer residential school. In a unique collaboration between Southern […]

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  • Heating up Winter Dining 0

    Winter is comfort time. Shorter daylight hours and cooler temperatures tempt us to retreat bear-like to our caves, snuggling up, hands cupping a mug of soup in front of the tele. Our hibernation is made easier by UberEats and Netflix, a deadly combination for our social life, providing comfort food and entertainment at call as […]

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  • Halal Butchers 2

    Metro Plaza, 7/9 Brown St., Labrador 4215

    Halal meat is an important produce item for Australia, not only for export (with a worldwide market of over 1.4 billion Muslims worldwide), but also for Australia’s 300,000 Muslim population. So it’s hardly surprising that many larger meat companies process and prepare Halal meat and meat products, nor that Australia is a world leader in […]

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  • Cooking Schools on the Gold Coast 0

    Icon Cookery School, Robina Town Centre, Shop 5036 The Kitchens, 19 - 33 Robina Town Centre, Robina

    We’re surrounded by a plethora of cooking programs, celebrity chefs, cook books and magazines, yet there’s nothing as therapeutic as getting off the couch and learning to cook. Besides promoting better nutrition, learning to cook has many benefits: giving a sense of well-being, and boosting confidence in our own ability to master skills, be self-sufficient […]

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  • Golosi Food Emporium 0

    3/45 James Street, Burleigh Heads, Queensland 4220

    Golosi Food Emporium is one of the most impressive specialty food shops on the Gold Coast. Established in March 2013, Golosi is themed like a European deli, a labour of love for owner Selena Quested, showcasing fine produce and deli items from Australia and overseas in a beautiful setting. A visit to Golosi is a […]

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  • Harry’s Steak Bistro and Bar 0

    1744 Gold Coast Hwy Burleigh Heads, Queensland 4220

    Harry’s Steak Bistro & Bar, with its motto ‘beef, booze & banter’, is a clear tribute to good times – a steak house where you’re invited to meet with friends and enjoy yourself. Harry’s is situated on the quietest corner of one of the busiest blocks in Burleigh overlooking a small park and its resident […]

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