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  • Le Cafe Gourmand 4-001

    Le Café Gourmand Dinner 0

    36 Cronulla Avenue, Mermaid Beach, Queensland 4218

    Popup dinners have proved to be an exciting addition to the Gold Coast dining scene. Some may be ‘one off’ events ‘guerrilla’ style with the location held as a closely guarded secret, such as those held by Goldtoast Supper Club, Lola & the Chef and (sadly no longer) by Fingers & Bones. But there’s another […]

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  • Lakeview 9

    Lakeview Café and General Store 0

    Shop 1, 100 Burleigh Street, Burleigh Waters, Queensland 4220

    Professional athletes often know a fair bit about food. With lives ruled by the need to consume heaps of food of the right sort (14,000 calories per day during training), loaded at the right times, it’s hardly surprising that food becomes an interest, if not an obsession. No surprise, too, that many sports stars invest […]

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  • Vivre a vie 14

    Vivre a Vie 0

    Shop 1 & 2, 2364 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach, Queensland 4218

    Update March 2015: Vivre a Vie has new owners, but the good news for diners is that the menu will stay in place. Watch this space for an update. A totally organic bakery which makes everything from bread to cakes, from raw treats to French pastries, and Acai bowls to Organic roast lamb? Yes. Welcome […]

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  • Outcider 9

    The Outcider 0

    4/1 Douglas Street, Kirra, Queensland

    It’s Sunday lunchtime and I’m sitting in a pew. A Catholic church pew to be exact. You’d expect it to be hard and uncomfortable but I’m very much at home. Cushion behind my back I’m chilled out, doing homage to the sangria in my hand – the best I’ve ever tasted! I gaze out across […]

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  • Rafaelle Di Benedetto with fresh ravioli

    The Master of Pasta 0

    Level 1, Marina Mirage, 74 SeaWorld Drive, Main Beach, Queensland 4217

    “Welcome to my playroom!” It’s an invitation from a man who lives his passion, the Gold Coast’s ‘Master of Pasta’, Raffaele Di Benedetto. He beckons from the doorway. I look past him into the working studio of a craftsman – Pastificio Fellini, a shopfront full of machines and implements, barrels and cartons. While Marco Polo […]

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  • Blendlove 2BB

    Blendlove 0

    Shop 1/253 Ferry Road, Southport QLD 4215

    Easing their way into business through farmers’ markets and the savvy creation of a huge social media following proved to be a smart move for Sharlene Fletcher and Riki-Lee Gilbert. With an already well-established fan base which followed their every move, it was a low risk move to place their business in the prime street […]

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  • Box coffee co 1

    Box Coffee Co 0

    Cnr Olsen Avenue & Melia Court, Southport, Queensland 4215

    Coffee in a box? Well, not really. The container is rectangular. Of course I’m talking in riddles, as by now you’ll have guessed that I’m talking Box Coffee Co. Not to be confused with Box Espresso (Broadbeach) this ‘espresso box’ is perched on the edge of Southport Sharks’ property on Melia Court. With the obvious […]

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  • Larder 8

    Larder 0

    1/3 Classic Way, Burleigh Waters, Queensland 4220

    “Perverted tastes,” the Main Squeeze has been known to say as he tucks into a Big Brekkie. He’s shaking his head dismissively at my mound of kale. Few people love a green breakfast as much as I do. Tabouli and tapenade on toast used to be my favourite morning plate a few years ago…that was […]

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  • Kiyomi 8B

    Kiyomi 0

    Jupiters Gold Coast, Broadbeach Island, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218

    Are you a food tourist? Is dining out one of the agenda items on your travel itinerary? If you research dining possibilities at each destination, reading about great chefs, exciting signature dishes and cultural food experiences, then you’re one of us! We don’t always have to travel to indulge in food tourism. Sometimes we luck […]

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  • Fufu 3

    Fufu House Japanese Bar 0

    154 Scarborough Street, Southport, Queensland 4215

    If you’re a purist about Japanese cuisine; or if you want to ‘see and be seen’ when you dine, please stop reading now. This review is not for you. If you sometimes enjoy ‘cheap and cheerful’ dining away from the spotlights and stilettoed fashion parade of the main drags; if you’re experimental in your culinary […]

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  • Salt Mill 4

    The Salt Mill 0

    1/784 Pacific Parade, Currumbin, Queensland 4223

    Walk up from the beach at Currumbin, and you can talk surf with Johnny Gillett, who owns The Salt Mill with his wife Sarah. Perfect as their first café, it’s a little ‘cute as a button’ nook put together using the couple’s combined skills. Rough-hewn bench seats, fruit cartons and a wine barrel tell us […]

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  • Cucina Vivo 4C

    Cucina Vivo 0

    Jupiters Gold Coast, Broadbeach Island, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218

    Like most gourmands, I’ve got a food bucket list. My list would include Noma, Tetsuya’s and, of course, Ristorante Grotta Palazzese in Italy, clinging path-like around the edge of a cliff overlooking the ocean. It’s the cliff-top restaurants along the Amalfi Coast that provided the inspiration for Cucina Vivo. Jupiters Gold Coast’s latest restaurant is […]

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  • Monsoon 8

    Monsoon 0

    Shop 6A, 8 Grice Avenue, Paradise Point, Queensland 4216

    Stepping away from his family’s Italian-inspired restaurant in Chirn Park, owner/ chef Craig Weston and his wife Sarah aim to bring exciting modern cuisine to the northern side of the coast. In their purchase of Monsoon in Paradise Point, they saw the chance to bring something different to the northern end of the coast. Located […]

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  • Easy Street 9

    Easy Street Diner 0

    Shop 12/ 2563 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach, Queensland 4218

    To all those loyal Instagram followers out there who waited patiently: You asked for it and now you’ve got it! It’s time for Easy Street! Opening first as a street food market stall, Erin and Lucas Schranz developed a fan club of enthusiasts, continuing their support when the pair opened NOLA, a popup restaurant within […]

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  • At Thai on Ferry 1

    At Thai on Ferry 0

    7/ 253 Ferry Road, Southport, Queensland 4215

    Jon and Tuk Brady are well known to the Gold Coast dining public. The couple had won many awards at their well-known Thai restaurant, Kin Kao: Best Thai and Best BYO on the Gold Coast for consecutive years, as well as contender for Best BYO in Australia. Tuk’s aromatic Thai food and Jon’s hospitable service […]

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  • Helenas 3

    Helena’s Espresso 0

    Royal Pines Marina, Ross Street, Benowa, Queensland 4217

    Once upon a time, you could only get there by crossing the bridge over Ross Street. It was the side of Royal Pines that could easily be overlooked; a quiet development housing a ‘social club’ that no one knew about…that is until the access road was amended and the little tranquil haven was opened to […]

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  • Lott 2

    The Lott Espresso Bar Mermaid 0

    2395 Gold Coast Highway, Cnr. Seabeach Avenue, Mermaid Beach, Queensland 4218

    If you love the generosity of food and service in The Lott, Robina, you’ll be pleased to know that Jarrad Moore has opened The Lott Espresso Bar at Mermaid Beach with his brother Denny. In far smaller premises than their Robina café, by necessity there’s also a smaller menu. Fortunately, the kitchen extends back behind […]

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  • Rossini 4

    Rossini 0

    1/2705 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218

    Eating Italian food without an accompanying glass of fine wine would be a travesty indeed! It’s food which welcomes us with love, celebrating the generosity of those who made it and the joy of life itself! We’d love to eat Italian food every week, but add in the cost of a licensed venue and the […]

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  • Froth 3

    Froth Coffee Co. 0

    46 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin Waters, Queensland 4223

    Jordan Malane, one of Froth Coffee Co’s owner baristas says that living in Melbourne brought about his sea change back to the surf. It was also responsible for him opening Froth Coffee Co. with friends Declan (ex Barefoot and Blackboard) and Verity. “We used to go café hopping when we lived in Melbourne and we […]

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  • Witches Falls 4

    Witches Falls Winery 0

    79 Main Western Road, North Tamborine, Queensland 4272

    Established in 2004 by Jon and Kim Heslop, Witches Falls has been rated a ‘5-Star winery’ by James Halliday – reason enough to visit! When we talk about wineries on Mount Tamborine, it’s best to clear one thing up at the start. Without exception, this is not where the grapes are grown, but where they […]

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