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  • Oksanas 3

    Oksana’s Kitchen 0

    It’s rare for us to write a post about a product, however sometimes we find a new product that we really want to tell you about and endorse. First, a bit of background… Tomato sauce is one of the products highest on the list of hidden sugar culprits. It’s a product we pick off the […]

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  • Nord 1

    Nørd 0

    1/5 Northview St., Mermaid Waters, Queensland 4218

    It’s probably one of the least likely places to find a coffee shop, let alone this coffee shop – a little popup set in the light industrial back blocks of Mermaid Waters amongst mechanical repairers and panel beaters. Nørd, a collaboration between K-Bar and Meze and SW Studio Workshop is both a working coffee shop, […]

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  • JR's Smokehouse BBQ 4

    JR’s Smokehouse BBQ at Sunhouse 0

    41 McLean St., Coolangatta, Queensland 4225

    There’s no other way to say it. We’re huge fans of JR’s Smokehouse Barbecue – have been since we first tasted it several years ago at the Miami Marketta Street Food Markets. JR’s has had a stall at the Marketta since it started, serving real Southern style wood-smoked Texan beef ribs, pulled pork, Angus beef […]

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  • House of Brews 1

    House of Brews 0

    17 Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

    At first glance, a taphouse may appear to be a blokes’ joint, but that’s certainly not the case with House of Brews, set in the middle of Surfers Paradise. This is a new age venue with a lot to please the ladies (as well as the guys)! Owners Sacha, Damien and Ben Kanaghines brought back […]

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  • David 1

    Book review: ‘Paired’ – matching wine and food 0

    ‘Paired: Champagne and Sparkling Wines’ by Fran Flynn & David Stevens-Castro For many people, pairing food and wine is a scary concept. Picture a special dinner or a romantic liaison when you want to choose just the right wine to accompany a special dish. Perhaps it’s a case of a little information breaking open the […]

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  • Emerald Lakes Markets

    Emerald Lakes Gourmet Food and Craft Markets 0

    The Boulevard, Carrara, Queensland 4211

    When we’re going away for the weekend, Emerald Lakes Market is one of those quiet little markets you can pop into on the way home, pick up a few fruit and veg to tide you over and grab a quick meal for a tenner each and we’re on our way! With delicious French cheese for […]

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  • Seascape 11

    Seascape Restaurant + Bar 0

    4 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217

    It’s the Sunday of the Gold Coast 600 when we score the best seat in town for lunch; the ultimate position – in the gorgeous Soul building in the very centre of Surfers Paradise directly overlooking one of the most iconic beaches in Australia. Location, location, location! Who could ask for more! Seascape has three […]

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  • Social Brew 3

    Social Brew 0

    Burleigh Arcade, James Street, Burleigh Heads, Queensland 4220

    “Everything the Richards family touches works really well,” a friend once confided. From what we’ve seen it’s certainly true. We’ve followed the Richards family (a family team of parents and three adult children) in awe as they opened and operated a string of successful ventures: a deli café at The Pines, Lola’s, Plantation House, Department […]

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  • House of Brews 13A

    Beer and Bugs at House of Brews 0

    17 Orchid Ave, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

    Beer and bugs! It’s too good an invitation to miss. Skipping lunch, I prepare my appetite for a seafood onslaught at the House of Brews media lunch. A feast it is, but the ‘bugs’ at Brews push my dining experience into wild frontiers. They’re bugs alright. To be more specific, ants and crickets. Eating insects […]

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  • Versace 11D

    High Tea at Palazzo Versace 0

    94 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach, QLD 4217

    No dining experience on the Gold Coast would be complete without a visit to Palazzo Versace, recently crowned Australasia’s Leading Hotel 2015 in the World Travel Awards! Opened in 2000 as the first Versace hotel in the world, the hotel was a coup for developer Sunland who, after a lengthy period of negotiation, signed a […]

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    Mudgeeraba Sunset Markets 0

    Mudgeeraba Showgrounds, Cnr Mudgeeraba and Worongary Roads, Tallai (Mudgeeraba), Queensland 4213

    Mudgeeraba Sunset Markets is one of a few Friday night markets whose mixed businesses allow you to pick up some produce, meat and fish while you enjoy a family dinner. Located at the Mudgeeraba Showgrounds, there’s a spacious country feel to the venue, even though the market is quite small. Food included paella, French food, […]

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  • Cicchetti 8C

    Cicchetti 0

    Shop 2G01 Capri on Via Roma, 15 Via Roma, Isle of Capri, Queensland 4215

    Cicchetti’s opening was one of the most anticipated restaurant events of the year, not so much for the event itself as for the excellence it would inject into the dining scene. Marco De Vincentiis, Luca Giacomin and Enrico Semenzato bring to their new venture years of restaurant ownership and management (including the multi-awarded Cicchetti Byron […]

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  • Mudjira 5

    Mudjira Village Eatery 1

    3 Swan Lane, Mudgeeraba, Queensland 4213

    It’s the case of ‘the girl least likely’ marrying royalty; a fairly pedestrian café in an outer suburban shopping centre scoring seasoned hotel and restaurant owners Graham and Kate Bennett (ex Helm Bar) as its new owners. Mudgeeraba should be so lucky! But we didn’t know about the hometown queen when, after hearing really good […]

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  • Room 81_9

    Room 81 0

    81 Surf Parade, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218

    How do you feel about fine dining? I’ve got to admit that even thinking about it can make me feel as though I’m wearing a cardboard box – slightly stiff and scratchy, maybe even a bit claustrophobic. There’s the all important decision of what to wear (besides your best manners), the puzzle of deciphering the […]

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  • Gelato 4

    Gelato Messina 0

    Shop 33 The Strand, 72 – 80 Marine Parade, Coolangatta, Queensland

    Gelato. I’m sitting looking into the tubs. This is one of those foods, I’m thinking, where the visual representation has very little to do with the taste. In front of me is an ordinary looking mass of light brown gelato; a bit non-descript, really. Unenticing. Except that I’ve just tasted it. Which changes everything. Gelato […]

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  • Fishhouse 8

    The Fish House 0

    50 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads, Queensland 4220

    Update October 2015: The Fish House’s list of awards continues to grow: Second place, 2015 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for Australia’s Top 10 Restaurants Chef Hat, 2015 Australian Good Food & Travel Guide Two Chef Hats, 2016 Brisbane Times Good Food Guide Best Restaurant, Courier Mail Queensland’s Top 100 Food Experiences Finalist (Two Wine Glasses), […]

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  • Lakefront Bistro 9C

    LakeFront Bistro 0

    78/3030 The Boulevard, Carrara, Queensland 4211

    It’s where we were going to get married (had events not conspired against us); one of the most beautiful venues on the Gold Coast with a stunning view across calm water. Now it has the restaurant to match the tranquil vista: LakeFront Bistro. Our ears always prick up when we know that we have an […]

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  • Tweed 4A

    House of Gabriel 0

    106 Riverside Drive, Tumbulgum, NSW 2490

    Tucked in between the Gold Coast and Byron Bay, the Tweed Coast is a foodie destination all its own. The Tweed Fusion Festival (24 – 25 October 2015) invites us away from our all-too-comfortable armchairs to explore and experience the environs just beyond our back door. Tweed Fusion is a two-day celebration of arts, music, […]

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  • Bootleg Juice 2

    Bootleg Juice Bar 0

    90 – 104 Surf Parade, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218

    There’s a side to prohibition that we don’t often hear. When the manufacture, importation and sale of hard liquor was made illegal, the making of fresh juice was not, with many American doctors and lawyers putting that ‘juice’ to good use in their homes! It’s in memory of this legislation, the Volsted Act, part of […]

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  • Cardamom Pod 21B

    Cardamom Pod Vegetarian 9

    Shop 1, 2685 - 2689 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218

    Cardamom Pod shows off vegetarian cuisine at its best. Their move last year to new premises on the Gold Coast Highway in Broadbeach has brought new life to the cafe, which is going from strength to strength. Dine alfresco overlooking the park on delicious fresh food with vibrant colors and gorgeous presentation. The venue,  is […]

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