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    Dinner at Nobby’s Beach 0

    The Nobby Beach precinct has become a fertile breeding ground for restaurateurs. Avoiding the rent of more populous suburbs in the middle of the coast, prospective owners have headed south. Coffee shops and eateries now dot the Gold Coast Highway, accumulating in a worthy lump of eateries along the 400-metre-long Nobby Beach strip. Nobby Beach […]

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    10 More Hot Asian Eats 0

    Every so often we love to give you a list of places worth watching out for, just in case you missed our reviews. Here’s our latest: 10 More Hot Asian Eats. Whether it be a hot steamy night after a day at the beach or a blustery evening when the cold seeps into your bones, […]

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    The Fish Emporium 0

    Capri on Via Roma, Isle of Capri, Queensland 4217

    There are times when I hanker for great fish; something more than a battered bundle of joy wrapped in paper with crispy chips – that’s another delight entirely. No, I want the real thing, unadulterated; a perfectly cooked buttery piece of coral trout or red emperor, or the indulgence of tasting the salty brine of […]

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    Delizioso 0

    Level 1, The Strand Shopping Centre, 72 – 80 Marine Parade, Coolangatta

    Delicious by name, delicious to the palate, it’s fabulous to have great Italian restaurant on the southern end of the Gold Coast. Finally! Delizioso opened in The Strand in early 2016, bringing modern Italian dining to Coolangatta. Snapping up an upstairs possie overlooking the beach, owner and multi-award winning head chef Brad Nascone says it’s […]

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    Goji Granola Bar & Café 0

    7/60 Santa Cruz Boulevard, Clear Island Waters, Queensland 4228

    Dreams sometimes come true. At least that’s the case for husband and wife team Monica Tjong and Gabriele Pirotta. The pair had always dreamed that one day they might own a little café in the ‘burbs. Gabriele, a chef in Italy before he emigrated to Australia about seven years ago, waited for his residency before […]

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    Penfolds Dinner at The Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort 0

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

    Christopher Rawson Penfold would have been proud. Little could he have imagined, when he established his vineyard from cuttings in 1844 on the slopes of Magill, South Australia, that Penfolds would become the most recognised wine label in the world. Sipping the 2002 Grange Hermitage as we dine on an exceptional meal, it’s hard to […]

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    NightQuarter VIP 0

    1 Town Centre Drive, Helensvale

    As the dust settles on NightQuarter’s opening, it’s easy to see the entertainment precinct’s many benefits to the Gold Coast. Its concert calendar is a huge boost to local talent, and the opening of NightQuarter’s VIP space in May 2016 adds a new dimension to the entertainment experience. ‘The Gallery’, as the space is called, […]

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    Vice Baby 0

    Outrigger Resort, 2007 Gold Coast Highway, Miami, Queensland 4220

    “You must be so pleased to have both your daughters under one roof,” we comment to Alan Yap as we chat over our meal. The owner of Miami Rice doubles up in laughter. “My daughters,” he says shaking his head, “they’re so different!” After many years with just Alan and daughter Shoko running Highland Park […]

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    Retro Refuel 0

    Every country town used to have a Niagara Café or the equivalent. Mostly owned by Greeks or Italians, they were the place we relied on in the 70s for fast food, a meeting place for farmers’ wives and, besides the Chinese takeaway, the obvious choice for under 18s to meet for a ‘date’ before the […]

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    The Chef’s Daughter 0

    71/2 Arbour Ave, Robina, Queensland 4226

    We know that good things can be hidden away in tiny suburban shopping centres, so we visit The Chef’s Daughter with high hopes. We also love dumplings and are happy to seek them out, so a trip to the back streets of Robina is no problem. Connoisseurs? Maybe that’s too strong a term, but we’ve […]

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  • Harvest Moon_Salted caramel espresso martini

    Harvest Moon 0

    30 James Street, Burleigh Heads, Queensland 4220

    They’ve won our hearts with their luscious Espresso Martinis (#1 on the Gold Coast in a recent GC Bulletin survey), but when they opened their little restaurant mid-2015, that wasn’t the new owners’ initial intention. Buying Harvest Moon, a little café and bar tucked away in Burleigh’s Central Arcade, Diana and Jason Nairn saw an […]

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    Beenleigh Rum 0

    142 Distillery Rd, Eagleby, Queensland 4207

    There are some tours in our own backyard which we shouldn’t leave to the tourists, and Beenleigh Rum sure is one of those. We’re a nation built using rum as the currency. Don’t bother going further afield; we’ve got liquid gold right here on our doorstep! Opened in 1884, Beenleigh Rum Distillery is Australia’s original […]

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    Aura Broadbeach 3

    Shop 1, Sonata building, Surf Parade, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218

    Aura is a good spot in the centre of the Broadbeach action to spend a few hours, to meet with friends, to enjoy drinks and eat tapas chilling out and watching the passing parade. It can be a meeting place on your way out or a venue in itself. Hearing that Aura had a change […]

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    Moo Moo The Wine Bar + Grill 0

    2685 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218

    If you were a visitor from any other part of the world other than a capital city, you may find it difficult to recognize Moo Moo as a ‘steakhouse’. There are traditional steakhouses, and then there are steakhouses – upmarket restaurants that specialize in premium steak. Moo Moo falls very much into the latter category; […]

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    Terrarium 0

    141 Maudsland Rd., Oxenford, Queensland 4210

    Tucked into one corner of the Maudsland Central Shopping Centre, it’s easy to see why this brunch spot is named ‘terrarium’. Glass windows compose two walls of the triangular-shaped café, looking out to Maudsland Road. Inside, the grey and white hues of the décor are livened up by green plants, hanging from the ceiling, in […]

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    Saffron Indian Gourmet 0

    Sierra Grande Building, Cnr Margaret St & Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218

    Saffron is without doubt the most elegant and luxurious Indian restaurant on the Gold Coast. Its position in Broadbeach is situated directly opposite Pacific Fair and the Broadbeach South light rail station within easy reach of Jupiter’s Casino, the Convention Centre and major hotels. Sridhar Penumechu opened Saffron in 2005 in a bid to take […]

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  • Double Zero 8

    Pizza masterclass at Double Zero 0

    2/2715 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach

    I’ve seen a lot of food trends come and go, many masquerading as kitchen cottage crafts: the huge pot of mango chutney bubbling away during a hot Cairns summer, kombucha which grew unusual growths yet (fortunately) didn’t poison us, preserving and fermenting, ginger beer that refused to be contained in a bottle and bread making […]

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    Backlighting your food photography 0

    Studio 8 / 10 Rothcote Court, Burleigh Heads, Queensland 4220

    Today we’re very happy to have a guest author writing exclusively for Good Food Gold Coast. Paul Williams, the owner of Gold Coast Food Photography, shares some fantastic tips that anyone will find useful, from the camera phone snapper to the seasoned studio pro. In the interests of better food photography…enjoy! The importance of backlighting […]

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  • Nest 2

    Nest 0

    Tree Tops Centre, 1/3 Classic Way, Burleigh Waters, Queensland 4220

    With the sale of Griffith Street Larder, it was time for the Blackboard crew to give Burleigh’s Larder a rebrand. Not only that, but with the menu exiting stage left with the name, ‘the larder was empty’. Consequently, a whole new concept and menu was born. Nest. Fresh and new, it’s as though the place […]

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  • Izakaya Ichi_Chocolate icy snow flake dessert

    Izakaya Ichi 0

    Shop 6, 42 Nerang Street, Southport, Queensland 4215

    Sitting pretty amongst laminex diners, Izakaya Ichi is as cute as a Ningyō Kabuki doll. With fairy lights winking and the dining wagon calling, there are lots of reasons to check out this little gem. Owned by Young Hun Cha, owner of the Sushi 1 chain, the bar opened in late 2015, the flagship (he […]

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