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    Finders Keepers Bar 0

    49 James Street, Burleigh Heads, Queensland 4220

    It was the secret hideaway loved by many on the Gold Coast. No grass on the ceiling, no backwards clock or teacup chandelier, but there was more than a touch of mystique to Finders Keepers, a vintage dining room and quirky bar all rolled into one. Finders Keepers! Find the key, and the secret was […]

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    El Patio de Cuba 0

    Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre, 3240 Surfers Paradise Blvd., Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

    “It’s 1958 in Cuba, the mojitos are flowing, fine food is in abundance and the show girls are dancing.” It was a time when Cabaret Quarterly wrote that Havana was “…a mistress of pleasure, the lush and opulent goddess of delights.” But as rich jetsetters, celebrities and gangsters flew to Cuba to sample a luxurious […]

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    Jasmine Room 0

    Sundale Level 1, 2 Como Crescent, Southport, Queensland 4215

    Southport’s star continues to rise with the opening of the Jasmine Room Chinese restaurant. Owned by Chinese restaurant royalty, the Cheng family (ex-Landmark, Sunnybank), who also own the very successful Dragon Cove, Jasmine Room is situated on the second level of the Meriton Sundale building, Southport, overlooking the Broadwater. In this peaceful, relaxed venue, diners […]

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    Cirkul – Modern European 0

    1837 Gold Coast Highway Burleigh Heads, Queensland 4220

    There’s something distinctly European about Cirkul; a well-established classic masculine look that demands to be taken seriously. Situated on the Eastern side of the Gold Coast Highway in Burleigh, we enter Cirkul past groups of friends dining in the open air alfresco area fronting the street. Most of the restaurant is tucked away, cave-like, inviting […]

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    Goodness Gracias 0

    1114 -1116 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach, Queensland 4221

    There were times over the last few years when I thought we might have got drowned in the ‘Mexican wave’, carried away on a tidal wave of sloppy burritos, corn chips (or worse still, fries) smothered in cheesy sauce and refried beans with a dash of chilli. It was everything I hated about Mexican – […]

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    Wildernis Café and Bar 0

    1166 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach, Queensland 4221

    While much of the furore in the foodie press surrounds the precincts of Pacific Fair and Robina Town Centre, changes in the Palm Beach dining scene are creeping in with stealth. But they’re no less exciting. The once sleepy suburb will more than double its talent within a few months, making it a new destination […]

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    3 Sea Crêpèrie 4

    135 Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads, New South Wales 2486

      It may be hard to find 3 Seas, but when you do, it will be worth the journey. Behind the red, blue and white awning in South Tweed is a humble little traditional crêpèrie, French take away and deli run by Damien Pigot and his partner Sondrine (Sandy) Mendy. You don’t have to look […]

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    Another 10 Hot Asian eats 0

    Welcome to another of our ‘Go To’ cheap and cheerful dining posts. Whether it be a hot steamy night after a day at the beach or a blustery evening when the cold seeps into your bones, there’s nothing like an cheap night out, a ‘slurp your way to goodness’ heaven with a hot Asian eat. […]

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    Little Truffle 1

    2444 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach, Queensland 4218

      Understatedly elegant. Our recent dining experience at Little Truffle reinforces how truly exceptional this restaurant is. Six years after opening, the restaurant looks better than ever following its mid-2016 facelift! While the four separate dining areas, chandeliers and gilt mirrors overlooking period furniture and luxurious crisp serviettes may seem a throwback to the golden […]

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    Fiery Deli 0

    The Kitchens, Robina Town Centre, Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina, Queensland

    It was the smile that first got me in. The young couple gave customers such a warm welcome that of course we had to buy their food, even though it looked different: arepas, the crunchy pocket bread stuffed with filling that’s the most common food of Venezuela and Colombia. Their stall, Fiery Deli, became one […]

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    Mano’s Tedder Ave 0

    1/19-21 Tedder Ave, Main Beach, Queensland 4217

      ‘Famous since 1996’ Mick Ellison’s return to Main beach is a definite sign that Tedder Avenue’s star is on the rise. The restaurant industry’s all about people connecting. On that front, Mick is the master. The seemingly laid back restaurateur, who ran one of the most successful eateries in town, stands in the front […]

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    Boom Boom Burgers 1

    7-9 Burra Street, Chevron Island, Queensland 4217

    Boom boom! Owned by seasoned restaurateurs Meyjitte Boughenout, former owner of Absynthe French Restaurant, and Chef Arnaud Ollivier, this playful little restaurant raises the bar on the Gold Coast burger scene. The interior, reworked in vintage cartoons and exposed brickwork, would tell us that these guys don’t take things too seriously, but nothing could be […]

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    Mediterranean Indulgence at The Marriott 0

    Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, 158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

    We love dining experiences that whisk us away to another place. The Marriott is doing just that in November, offering a Mediterranean experience for a ten-day festival from 4 November to 13 November in Citrique Restaurant. One of a series of themes, including Mexican Fiesta, An Indian Fiesta and Oktoberfest, The Surfers Paradise Marriott continues […]

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    Hot Shott 0

    3/17 Tedder Avenue, Main Beach, Queensland 4217

    Gold Coast café culture has done well from the downward shift in fine dining culture. Hot Shott is no exception. An example is owners and business partners, Chef Kellie Rolfe and Barista Jenna Finch, who took the opportunity to move from their jobs at Palazzo Versace to open their own business in Main Beach. The […]

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    Brooklyn Depot 0

    T2, The 4217, 10 Beach Road, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

    Burgers are one of the Gold Coast’s favourite foods. It seems everyone is hanging their mouth around one, from tiny sliders to sweet brioche wonders housing gourmet delights. Of course, it didn’t take long for the big guns to get involved in the boutique burger business; guys who’d seen trends develop before, such as co-owner […]

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    Sifu, Crowne Plaza 0

    Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2807 Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

    Sifu is the latest culinary attraction to open in Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise following its sale in late 2015. Meaning ‘giving luck’, it’s a contemporary venue presenting Cantonese and Schezuan cuisine to Gold Coast diners in style. Decked out in orange, black and gold, the venue looks elegant and auspicious yet relaxed. We are greeted […]

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    BSKT Café, Mermaid Beach 0

    4 Lavarack Road, Mermaid Beach, Queensland 4218

    When Titans Greg Bird, Nate Myles, Sel Berdie and Mat Rogers decided to open a restaurant with their friends, we were interested to check out the food of superheroes! Hype aside, BSKT is a simple concept: a dual function holistic café integrated with a yoga/pilates centre upstairs; a venue flooded with sunlight holding the best […]

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    Follow the Black Herd 0

    Cnr Glenelg Ave., 2460 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach, Queensland 4218

    We warned you. The black sheep are breeding. If you loved The Black Sheep and The Black Lamb, now there’s another one: The Black Sheep Kitchen Espresso Baa and Catering. Having been lovingly received by Coolie locals for his great coffee opposite the beach, Dinesh Nair took on the challenge of Southport with a hole-in-the-wall […]

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    Levendis Souvlaki & Mezzebar 0

    Shop G.8 Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre, 3240 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

    ‘Levendis’ Def: To be in the presence of a handsome male. Derived from the Greek term Levendos meaning eye pleasing. #handsome #good looking #hot #attractive #sexy (Urban Dictionary) I don’t even know why I looked up the meaning of ‘Levendis’ online, but now that I have, I’ll never look at Kosta Rotos the same way […]

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    Gotzinger Smallgoods 0

    126 Lahrs Rd., Yatala, Queensland 4207

    It’s one of our favourite winter weekend breakfasts: Spanish chorizo with garlic, spinach, chargrilled capsicum and tomato served on a piece of sourdough toast. Filling, nourishing and delicious, it’s easy to prepare, especially with a few shortcuts! Chorizo sausages freeze well in the packet, and most other ingredients come from the pantry or garden, so […]

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