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  • IC 7

    A Little Bit of the Irish at The InterContinental 0

    Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, Manor Circle, Sanctuary Cove, Hope Island Queensland 4212

    A night of Jameson Irish Whiskey paired with food at The Fireplace, The InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort’s signature restaurant? It was an invitation that we could not refuse, especially since there’s more than a dab of Irish blood in my veins! Whiskey may not be the spirit which first comes to mind when the word […]

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  • Lot 1 coffee 1

    Lot 1 Coffee 0

    Shop 1, 40 – 42 Hanlan Street, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

    Finding it hard to get a good coffee in the Big Smoke? Then look for Rowan Atkinson. Well not literally, but standing outside Lot 1 Coffee in Hanlan Street, Surfers Paradise, is a statue that really looks like the great comedian. We’re only a street away from Cavill Avenue, but it’s quiet enough here to […]

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  • Metro 6

    Metro Coffee 0

    163 Surf Parade, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218

    “Treat celebrities like locals, and locals like celebrities, because everyone loves being made to feel special.” New York restaurateur Gabriel Stulman It’s such a breath of fresh air to walk into a café and be greeted warmly! Do we take it for granted? No, not at all! How much fun do we have as diners […]

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  • Carmodys 5

    Carmody’s Grill 0

    Southport Sharks, Cnr Musgrave & Olsen Ave., Southport, Queensland 4215

    Dining at Carmody’s, Southport Sharks’ award-winning signature restaurant, it’s hard to believe how far the club has come from its humble beginnings. Following its founding in 1961, most early social gatherings were held in a tin shed adjoining change rooms at Owen Park. Named in honour of Gerry Carmody, respected Treasurer and Licensee of the […]

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  • Light rail

    Good Food on the G: Link 0

    With the G:Link now open, how can we use the light rail to go out and dine? Here’s a listing (and links) to our reviews which are in walking distance of the rail, station by station. Enjoy! Station 1: Gold Coast University Hospital (Cnr Olsen Avenue) Nozomi Japanese Restaurant, 280 Olsen Ave Station 2: Griffith […]

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  • Fellini 0

    Ristorante Fellini e Bar 0

    Level 1, Marina Mirage, 74 SeaWorld Drive, Main Beach, Queensland 4217

    Fellini is, without doubt, the most highly regarded Italian restaurant on the Gold Coast, having received countless awards since it opened as a founding member of Marina Mirage eighteen years ago, most recent being the coveted certification of the Eccellezene Italiane. The restaurant’s ownership brings generations of traditional family cooking to the table, as well […]

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  • Organics 6B

    Organics at Home 0

    Shop 7, 5th Avenue, Palm Beach, Queensland 4221

    Sometimes an event happens which stops us in our tracks, pulls us up and shakes us out before we head off in a different direction. For John Gorry, that event was cancer. Like some of my friends who have suffered from the disease, he says that it has changed his appreciation for life and the […]

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  • Mexicali 11

    MexiCali Bar Y Taqueria 0

    Level 1, 2223 Gold Coast Highway, Nobby Beach, Queensland 4218

    You never know who you’ll meet in a bar. It may be the future king of Denmark or, in the case of Luke Johnson and Will Hudson, that person may be your future business partner! Fortunately for us, their chance encounter in a bar in Mexico would later come to fruition in MexiCali, a Cali-style […]

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  • Hunter 2

    Hunter & Harvest 0

    Shop 20, 26 Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

    “Let food by thy medicine…” Hippocrates Sometimes during my holidays, I become an imaginary tourist. I venture out to a suburb I rarely visit. I walk slowly, looking with ‘the eyes of a tourist’, noticing places, people, deciding where I would stop to shop, checking out where and what my food options would be. A […]

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  • Le Cafe Gourmand 8

    Le Café Gourmand 0

    2545 Gold Coast Highway, Cnr Cronulla St., Mermaid Beach, Queensland 4218

    One of our fondest memories of France is wandering through little country villages, ‘discovering’ a café to enjoy a snack or to have a coffee. You almost feel like an intruder on the film set of ‘Chocolat’. Leave the rustic boulangerie, a paper-wrapped loaf tucked under your arm, add some fromage (cheese), and a ‘pain […]

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  • Clam bake 9

    Clam Bake, Fourth of July – Independence Day 0

    I’ve never been one for American traditions. Who really loves Halloween? Handing out lollies to random children to avoid being egged doesn’t sound like my sort of fun! But traditions which involve good food…that’s another matter! So, on the Fourth of July, American Independence Day, we went on a clambake. I was at a loss […]

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  • TMCS 25

    Tamborine Cooking School 0

    609 Main Western Road, Tamborine Mountain, Queensland 4272

    ”We are very blessed to live here with a great climate and soil that grows exceptional produce. There is an abundance of seasonal, local produce available on the Mountain and surrounds; wine, cheese, vegetables, fruit, meat and seafood for us to choose from.” Terri Taylor (quoted on http://www.tamborinemtncc.org.au/) Holidays are a great time to learn, […]

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  • Champagne 2

    Champagne CRB, Broadbeach 0

    2 Queensland Avenue, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218

    The French are widely recognised as world leaders in food and wine and a visit to Champagne Brasserie will remind you why! Hidden away in the dated but quaint Hi Ho unit complex, Champagne is cafe, restaurant and bar all rolled into one. By day, Champagne operates a sun-filled sidewalk cafe at the front of […]

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  • Push 0

    Push Espresso 0

    2460 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach, Queensland 4218

    “Damn!” It’s the familiar gut-wrenching ache I feel when a well-intentioned café didn’t made the distance. Compass Rose was gone. The L-section of shops on the corner of Glenelg is an unlikely food hot spot, but ‘build it and they will come’ has proved true for the enclave! Bonita Bonita is a runaway success; Pinocchio, […]

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  • Feather 5

    Feather & Docks 0

    1/1099 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach, Queensland 4221

    When we wrote that Feather & Docks was not really a ‘place’, more of a ‘team’, we didn’t expect Rihannon and Vaughan to take us so seriously! Only joking, of course, but their move is for real. There’s no keeping a good barista down for long, let alone two! The couple, who ran Feather and […]

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  • Harvest Moon 2

    Harvest Moon 0

    Central Arcade, 30 James Street, Burleigh Heads, Queensland 4220

    Known as ‘The Other James Street’, James Street Burleigh is an area of burgeoning talent hot enough to lure Brisbane foodies out for the day! It’s well worth taking a wander off the main street and down the arcades. You never know what you’ll find! In the laneway behind Globe Coffee, Harvest Moon stretches out […]

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  • Siguenos 1

    Siguenos Food Truck 0

    Various locations (follow on Facebook or Twitter)

    With food trucks relegated to events and private property due to council regulations, finding out their location can be a mission.  Reanna and Rodney Anlezark, owners of Siguenos, have solved that problem by choosing a few regular spots to park, and advertising their whereabouts on Facebook and Twitter. In other words, ‘sigueno’, follow us! It’s […]

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  • Dirty bandits 7

    Dirty Bandits Bar 0

    1166 Gold Coast Highway (Cnr 7th Avenue), Palm Beach, Queensland 4221

    Themed to the ghetto suburbs of Mexico City, Dirty Bandits is a get-down-and-dirty shantytown bar. Well, let’s clarify that…it’s only the best parts of ‘dirty’; no poverty, no smell of garbage, just the illusion of shabby chic and the fun times that go along with it. The venue’s makeover is a lesson from owner Katie […]

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  • Dumpling Republic 1

    Go Yumcha 0

    Southport Central, 9 Lawson Street, Southport, Queensland 4215

    The sign says ‘A bite of China’, and we need no second invitation. The wind howling through Southport Central is enough to blow us away on a windy winter’s day, so this porthole looks like a good place to stop. Actually it’s little more salubrious than a food hall stall, but our friend, Chef Pete, […]

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  • Poptaco 1

    PopTaco 0

    4/42 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin Waters, Queensland 4223

    Sydneysiders may be tiring of ‘the Mexican wave’, but it’s really only hit the Gold Coast this year. Let’s face it, who even knew what a taqueria was until recently? Yet in the last few months we’ve seen the opening of a handful of taquerias, a trend which looks set to continue! We’re not talking […]

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