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  • Italian Kitchen Company 0

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

    There’s nothing like Italian hospitality to make you feel at home. It’s like a big warm embrace, straight from the heart. That’s just how we feel when we dine at Italian Kitchen Company. For starters, the place comes with self-assurance. Not only do owners Robert and Natalie Santoro have the background to be restaurateurs, but […]

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  • Scoring a deal on lunch 0

    When you’re on holidays or retired, lunch can be the main meal of the day. It’s a cost-saving choice of travellers as lunch deals abound, as well as a good health move to eat lighter at night. But sometimes finding the deals is harder than it seems, especially if you’re looking online. Here are some […]

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  • A Food Journey to Cambodia 0

    East Quay Shopping Centre, 13/44 Commerce Drive, Robina QLD 4226

    Cambodian-born Bernie (Bunnath) and his wife Ivy are the owners of the Gold Coast’s only Cambodian restaurant, Bunnath Kitchen, where they serve traditional Khmer dishes, modernised just a little for the Australian palate. The distinctly exotic flavours and aroma of lemongrass, turmeric and other herbs hand-pounded into a paste known as ‘kreoung’ distinguishes Khmer dishes […]

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  • Urban Woodfire Pizza 0

    11/90 Markeri St, Mermaid Waters QLD 4218

    It’s the pizza parlour with so much more, the new ‘urban’ pizzeria with ‘the lot’ – Urban Woodfire Pizza. When Darren Bedford decided to establish a family owned and run restaurant at the start of 2017, he put into place the best food preparation techniques he’d learned in his career running fast food restaurants with […]

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  • What’s for Breakfast? 0

    As a nation, we’re pretty good at breakfast. “Make sure you have your breakfast,” is a common chant from mothers around the country. They knew that the first meal was the key to providing energy for the day. Nowadays, we love to share brekkie as a ‘meetup’ time with friends, with many cafés offering an […]

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  • The Allotment 0

    Shop 7 / 50 Woodlands Drive (Cnr Old Coach Rd), Reedy Creek, Queensland 4227

    If there was a British version of ‘The Castle’, it would be titled ‘The Allotment’. Although it’s not a term commonly known in Australia, there’s a whole history to this word in Britain (as well as in some other parts of the world as well). Basically, it’s a plot of land that may be either […]

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  • The Inky Squid’s Tempura Oysters 0

    Shop 5, 2-14 Henry Lawson Drive, Terranora, NSW 2486

    Beached on the Terranora mountaintop lies The Inky Squid Fish & Chippery, carrying all things salty and umami, caught from the ocean just within sight. Owned by chef Ben Jones (ex-Gwinganna and Taverna) and his partner Jessica Price, the shop has the dual role of selling freshly prepared seafood-based meals as well as fresh seafood […]

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  • The North Room 1

    Shop 1/2527, Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach, Queensland 4218

    It’s relatively easy to find food for comfort or food for freshness on the Gold Coast, but far more difficult to find food for inspiration. The North Room has it all: the comfort of known ingredients, impeccably sourced produce, presented with a twist to entice and surprise both the eye and the palate. It’s a […]

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  • Chaffey Bros. Wine Co. Winter Event at Season Restaurant 0

    Salt Village, 1 Bells Boulevard, Kingscliff, NSW 2847

    It’s perfect winter weather for the Taste Tweed Festival with bright sunny days and cooler nights. The whole month of July is filled with events: tours, lunches, tastings, dinners, markets, picnics, cooking classes and fashion events. One of the pinnacle events is the festival’s much anticipated signature dinner held at Season Restaurant, Peppers Salt Resort […]

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  • Red Hot Cod 0

    1716 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads, Queensland 4220

    Simon Scott lives and breathes the ocean. Born and raised on the Gold Coast, Simon’s a keen surfer and fisherman. When he’s not out on the ocean, he’s in the kitchen cooking the catch. So, it’s understandable that when Simon and his wife Buffie opened a seafood shop in Burleigh it would be within sight […]

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  • Ten for a Tenner 0

    “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and supper like a pauper!” Brunch has become the trending meal of the day; the time when we stop in and reward ourselves on the way home from the gym, catch up with friends, or kick back into the weekend with a meal spanning two mealtimes. […]

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  • Chowder is perfect winter fare 0

    Harbourtown Shopping Centre, Cnr Gold Coast Hwy & Oxley Drive, Biggera Waters, Queensland 4216

    Seafood is one of our favourite foods. As we move into cooler weather, we crave heartier dishes such as soups, stews and braises. Seafood chowder is comfort food in a bowl. The earliest versions of chowder date back to 16th century France. In fishing villages along the coast, families would prepare cauldrons of soup as […]

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  • Retreat to the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort 0

    Manor Circle, Sanctuary Cove, Queensland 4212

    In a busy life, it’s important to plan times of retreat; weekends of relaxation, sharing time with your partner surrounded by green. Somehow, we find that lawns, gardens and wilderness are nourishing for the soul, far more so than concrete and bitumen! The InterContinental Sanctuary Cove is one of our favourite retreats, an expansive resort […]

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  • Dine on the Border 0

    With cafés pushing culinary change at the moment, the question always is: where should we dine? We travel south to check out four cafés on the border. Which one is your favourite? Black Sheep Espresso Baa 72 – 80 Marine Parade, Coolangatta Ph: 07 5536 9947 New Zealanders love their black sheep, not just as […]

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  • The LC 0

    2176 Gold Coast Highway, Miami, Queensland 4220

    You know how it is… You’re going out for lunch with a few people and one of them is vegan. You need to reconsider your venue because your chosen place is not a good fit. Or maybe you are vegan, and feel like there are not enough options for you when dining out in a […]

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  • Going Greek 0

    As a nation of immigrants, all Australians have added to our melting pot of cultures. Eating together and sharing the diversity of food cultures, we take a step towards understanding each other. Forty years after coming to Australia, Thea, with her daughter Cleo, bridged old and new cultures as they launched their business, Mumma’s Greek […]

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  • Lucky Bao 0

    6/90 Markeri St, Mermaid Waters, Queensland 4218

    They say that the mark of great food is whether you remember when, where and who you were with when you ate it… Even the smell and sensation of texture can linger on… That’s not all I remember. Memories of my bao epiphany featured groans punctuated by exclamation: “Bloody hell! That’s the best damn bun […]

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  • World without plastic 0

    When Leo Baekeland invented Bakelite, the first fully synthetic plastic, in 1907, little could he have known how useful and, at the same time, environmentally catastrophic the product would be. Most households use disposable plastic every day, with plastic contributing ten percent to human-generated waste. Worldwide, an estimated eight million tons of plastic trash is […]

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  • Finn Poke 0

    Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218

    If there’s something we never tire of, it’s freshness. And that freshness has just moved closer to us! The first dedicated poke bar to open in the south-east corner, Finn Poke, recently opened their second venue upstairs in Pacific Fair exactly a year after the opening of their Byron Bay shop. With a longterm hospitality […]

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  • A Weekend in the Rainforest 0

    108 Riverside Drive, Tumbulgum

    It’s the perfect winter escape away from the Gold Coast and into the forest; a weekend away in the Tweed Valley. The Tweed holds many attractions to explore: the magnificent Tweed Art Gallery, Mavis’s Kitchen with its own kitchen garden, Carool’s coffee plantations, winery and Potager, as well as craft galleries and farms set in […]

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