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  • Bombay Cricketers Club 0

    Salt Village, Shop 3, 49-61 Bells Blvd, Kingscliff NSW 2487

    The Bombay Cricketers Club carries its pedigree proudly. “When you step inside the Bombay Cricketer’s Club you are transported to a British-inspired, plantation-style Indian oasis,” the website tells us. Founded by Mark Wilson, Lia Mason and Lee Middendorf (ex-Spice Den, Osteria, Taverna and Ancora), the Northern Rivers restaurateurs with the Midas touch, it also relies […]

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  • Red Hot Cod’s BBQ Occy Recipe 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 he and his wife Buffie opened a seafood shop in Burleigh it would be within sight […]

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  • One Café 0

    3/106 Bundall Rd, Bundall, Queensland 4217

    “Where have all the good chefs gone? Gone to cafés every one…” If we’re seeing an emerging theme in Gold Coast dining, it’s the rise and rise of café culture, particularly small out of the way places with strong flexible menus building a core of local support. One Café is a local secret, tucked away […]

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  • Digital Dining Revolution 0

    Life seems to be getting busier. It’s a common complaint from those around me: “If only I had more time!” Convenience is a major driving factor in food industry trends, and it isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Busy lifestyles and an ageing population mean that we reach for quick solutions: processed and pre-packaged foods that […]

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  • The Milkman’s Daughter 0

    1/43 Alfred Street, Mermaid Beach, Queensland 4218

    We love pretty spaces and pretty food but, even more, food needs to taste great and be good for us. It’s the fuel we choose, after all. Sometimes these factors don’t all come together. Sometimes Instagram leads to unrealistic expectations and, in the ‘flesh’, the food experience disappoints. Owned and operated by the very creative […]

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  • Sweet Crêpes from Brittany 0

    135 Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads, New South Wales 2486

    Behind the red, blue and white awning in South Tweed is a humble little traditional café, 3 Sea Crêpèrie, run by Damien Pigot and his partner Sondrine (Sandy) Mendy. Damien is from Lesconil, a fishing village in Brittany on the far west coast of France. It’s an area famous for its salt marshes and, not […]

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  • The Brick Café 0

    9A/27 Industrial Avenue, Molendinar, Queensland 4214

    The Brick Café is not what it may first appear. A smart little café at the front of a new commercial complex in Molendinar, behind this façade of newness there’s a strong family heritage. If we’d looked more closely at the top of the menu, the clue was there all along: ‘The Brick Café by […]

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  • Five ‘new-to-you’ cafés 0

    With cafés and eateries popping up across the coast, it’s difficult to keep up with the openings. Here are some new and almost new cafés which you may have missed: The Allotment opened recently in The Hub, Reedy Creek, inspired by locally and hyper-locally grown produce. Owner/chef Simon Capewell, whose credentials are blush-worthy, is running […]

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  • Barrio Byron Bay 0

    1 Porter Street, Byron Bay NSW 2481

    We never made it to Francisco’s Table, so today we’re trying to make up for lost experiences. (How we could miss a wandering chef setting up a feast on huge tables around the Northern Rivers region is beyond me!) We’re talking acclaimed Argentinian chef Francisco Smoje, who’s now gained a permanent home as Head Chef […]

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  • A Sweet Plate of Tapas 0

    Shop 1, 37 Musgrave Ave, Chirn Park, Queensland 4215

    With the village-like hub of Chirn Park a rising star in Gold Coast dining, Tonic on Chirn is a tried and true local hero, an establishment where we can recommend food, drink, ambience and service as being equally important and on point. Owners Colleen and Shaun Measday have embraced the venue’s heritage, building its sophistication […]

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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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