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  • Fingers & Bones: The Best of the British 0

    2364 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach, Queensland 4218

    We’ve been avid followers of Chef Dennis Duncanson’s cuisine since he arrived on the Gold Coast in 2013, moving from London to his wife Leigh’s home town to settle down, work and start a family. We followed Dennis around from restaurant to restaurant, enjoying many meals from the couple’s catering company Fingers and Bones, their […]

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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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  • Fish Shak 0

    Broadwater Parklands, 56 Marine Parade, Southport, Queensland 4215

    There’s nothing that compares to a great fish and chip shop with a water view, and that’s exactly what you get at The Fish Shak. The latest venture of Liz and Justin Allie, (also co-owners of Longboards Laidback Eatery), the former Café Rockpool has been transformed into an upmarket yet casual licensed ‘dine in or […]

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  • An interview with George Calombaris 1

    The Kitchens, Robina Town Centre, 19 Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina, Queensland

    George Calombaris is one of the most highly regarded culinary figures in Australia. A judge on MasterChef, he owns several restaurants in Melbourne, including the highly regarded Press Club. We caught up with him while he was on the Gold Coast to visit his souvlaki bar Jimmy Grants at The Kitchens. Why did you choose […]

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  • My Private Chef 0

    There is a great pleasure gained in giving to others. Especially for chefs, for those of us who cook, and for those who appreciate food. We get no greater pleasure than sharing a meal that we’ve prepared for family and friends. Anthony Bourdain talks of cooking as “…an elemental act: eating, nurturing, feeding someone, sharing […]

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  • The Collective 0

    1128 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach, Queensland 4221

    Every so often something radically different comes along in the dining scene – an idea that, while generated from elsewhere, is given new life in our present-day culinary context. The Collective at Palm Beach is just that. A restaurant version of a food market, The Collective is a family business blending the complementary skills of […]

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  • Greenwood Farm 0

    4 Thomas Duncan Court, Worongary, Queensland 4213

    “When you work hard for something you don’t like, that’s called stress. When you work hard for something you enjoy, that’s passion,” Greenwood Farm’s co-owner Paul Fullwood tells us, laughing. After taking a five-minute trip out of suburbia, we’re discussing the concept of work vs passion with husband and wife team Angi and Paul Fullwood […]

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  • Steampunk Surfers Paradise 0

    Cavill Lane, 3113 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

    Steampunk is coming! There’s a retro vibe coming to Surfers Paradise. A world that exists only in the imagination is about to take shape, with the opening of our first authentic steampunk-themed venue. Steampunk Surfers Paradise will open its doors on Surfers Paradise Boulevard on 7 April with a VIP grand opening event on the […]

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  • A Tuscan Night 0

    Salt Meats Cheese, The 4217, 1 Beach Rd., Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

    It’s a magical night under a full moon in an Italian vineyard lit by fairy lights and candles; a sumptuous Italian feast accompanied by prosecco spritzers, our entertainment a string quartet, ballet and opera. This is the Gold Coast at its best – a balmy evening, a fairly casual event celebrating talent we rarely see. […]

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  • Tenteram Fine Foods 0

    62 Kyte Street, Currumbin Valley, Queensland 4223

    Drive through the beautiful Currumbin Valley until you reach the end of the road. It’s a place where journeys meet; a secret Bali-styled hideaway where Kay and Justin Reeves share their love of Indonesian cuisine. The couple’s stunning timber and corrugated iron house is nestled into the bush, a tranquil spot watched over by the […]

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  • Mr Bengel 0

    1099 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach, Queensland 4221

    Every eatery has its own character. No one would argue with that. So, why not personify the venue, naming it after the person it’s most like? At least that’s what restaurateur Adam Haralampou has thought with his last two venues: Harry’s Steak Bistro and Bar (a moving tribute to his grandfather Harry, a farmer) and […]

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  • A Taste of Tuscany at Couran Cove 0

    Couran Cove Island Resort, South Stradbroke Island, Queensland 4216

    There’s an inviting hideaway just 10km off the Gold Coast, a peaceful, secluded lifestyle resort and eco-retreat set beside a lagoon, surrounded by paperbarks and sparkling water: Couran Cove Island Resort on South Stradbroke Island. Developed at a cost of $360 million by former mayor Ron Clarke and philanthropist Chuck Feeney, Couran Cove Resort, named […]

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  • Wyndham Dinner Cruise 0

    Tiki Village Wharf, River End Cavill Ave., Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

    There’s no better way to get a feel for the Gold Coast than on the water. It offers a different view of the sights, an almost voyeuristic peek into Gold Coast homes, and is relaxing and fun. Wyndham Cruises, one of the city’s longest-running boat cruise companies, recently made the multi-million-dollar investment in a luxurious […]

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  • The Fish House 0

    50 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads, Queensland 4220

    Situated in a prime position in Burleigh Heads, The Fish House has topped the Gold Coast’s ‘must do’ dining list since it was opened by Simon Gloftis four years ago. A row of Norfolk pines on the beach’s edge serves only to frame the view of Burleigh’s gleaming white sand and famous surf break just […]

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  • Icon The Cookery School 0

    Robina Town Centre, Shop 5036 The Kitchens, 19 - 33 Robina Town Centre, Robina

    Cooking can be a very social, fun activity, building communication and cooperation. Like any creative pursuit where you learn new skills, cooking classes can lead to new friendships. They even make great date territory. What better way is there to find a person who loves great food and is willing to do something for others […]

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  • Cutie Cutie Diner 0

    Shop 1D, Crestwood Plaza, 458 Olsen Avenue, Parkwood, Queensland

    There’s a lot that’s cute about Cutie Cutie Diner, for instance its owner, Sean Suzuki. Standing in front of me smiling widely, his bandana topping off the effect, there’s an unmistakable resemblance to a life-size male kewpie doll. Simply adorable! Surrounded by his pastel-coloured shop, its ‘Hello Kitty’-like emojis, kewpie dolls and cartoon animals, Sean […]

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  • Salt Meats Cheese 1

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

    There’s nothing sexier than men preparing food. Especially Mediterranean men preparing really good rustic whole food. The ladies know it. They saunter in just before midday, hips swinging slowly, arms extended, looking for him. ‘Where’s Alessandro?’ Young and gorgeous, he crosses the restaurant to meet them, a huge smile lighting his face before being enveloped […]

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  • Mervyn Roy’s Bilinga 0

    169 Golden Four Drive, Bilinga, Queensland 4225

    Mervyn Roy’s takes us back to a time when family holidays were hot property. Mum, Dad and the kids would pile into the FJ Holden, tent and gear in the boot, and head to the beach for a week or two. There were no mobiles or ipads.  Kids played in the sand while the adults […]

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  • Nero 0

    3/1 Sunshine Boulevard, Broadbeach Waters, Queensland 4218

    “Being a chef is not a glamorous occupation,” Chef Dennis Duncanson tells us, and he’s right. Chefs work hard long hours in steaming hot kitchens, often when the rest of us are out playing. Long before the public sees them, most young chefs are sweating it out in other people’s kitchens. Perhaps they get caught […]

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  • Mavis’s Wild Food Garden Feast 0

    64 Mount Warning Rd., Uki, NSW 2484

    It was to be a ‘wild food’ garden feast – five courses made from local and hyper-local produce held in the gardens of the magnificent Mavis’s Kitchen, Uki. As the sun descended on the afternoon, seventy people gathered to have a dinner with friends and strangers at two long linen-clad tables strewn with magnolia branches, […]

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