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  • Woodchoppers Inn 0

    64 Railway St., Mudgeeraba, Queensland 4213

    There’s always been something special about Mudgeeraba – a village feel that embraces locals as family. Typical of that spirit, Woodchoppers Inn, Mudgeeraba’s original restaurant and bar, has been family owned since 1995. A stayer in the local food scene, their recent change of menu direction has given the venue new interest. Built in 1906 […]

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  • The street food of China 0


    A recent trip to China convinced us that there’s plenty of Chinese food to discover besides the tiny slice we know. In this widely varying cuisine, some foods, such as dumplings, are well represented in Australia, while other street foods are completely new to us. This was our third trip to China, a tour which […]

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  • Lethbridge Wine Dinner at Balthazar 0

    Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2807 Gold Coast Highway, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

    “I’m excited about the science and art of making wine – how nature transfigures into what we drink.” – Ray Nadeson, winemaker An opportunity to hear Lethbridge Wines’ co-owner/winemaker Ray Nadeson present his wines proved too good to be missed. The setting, the magnificent wine room of Balthazar Wine & Dining, Crowne Plaza, surrounded by […]

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  • The Great Australian Baking Book – Book Review 0

    There’s nothing like baking to show a little love. Baking for someone you love is an indulgent, made-to-order way of saying that you care. There’s no ‘standard fit’ for baking. Everyone has their own favourite dish, determined by taste, culture, flavour palate and food intolerances. Our family baking needs range from Gluten-free orange to almond […]

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  • The Grounds of Alexandria, Sydney 0

    Building 7A, 2 Huntley Street, Alexandria, NSW 2015

    The Grounds of Alexandria is a place we’ve been eager to visit since it opened in 2012, creator Ramzey Choker transforming the former industrial space in Alexandria, Sydney, into The Grounds with the aid of friend Jack Hanna, a coffee guru. Carrying reference to Babylon’s Hanging Gardens, The Grounds is the pair’s own vision of […]

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  • Gyoza 2

    Gold Coast

    I have a personal affinity for gyoza. Perhaps it’s my love of the underdog, a sentimental identification with that misshapen parcel of ugliness that hides a hidden goodness. Or maybe it’s my sympathy for the traveller in all of us, for the stereotyped migrant who’s an individual in their own right. Whatever! There’s no hiding […]

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  • Greendays 0

    6 Ashmore Rd., Bundall, Queensland 4217

    It doesn’t seem that long ago that Evergreen was all the rage for a family breakfast or brunch for ‘ladies who lunch’. A verdant wild jungle in the middle of busy suburbia, replete with overflowing water fountains and voluminous plants, owner/chef Robert Powell and his wife Lynne employed a bevy of young wait staff to […]

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  • Wildernis Café and Bar 0

    1166 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach, Queensland 4221

    While much of the furore in the foodie press surrounds the precincts of Pacific Fair and Robina Town Centre, changes in the Palm Beach dining scene are creeping in with stealth. But they’re no less exciting. The once sleepy suburb will more than double its talent within a few months, making it a new destination […]

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  • Finders Keepers Bar 0

    49 James Street, Burleigh Heads, Queensland 4220

    It was the secret hideaway loved by many on the Gold Coast. No grass on the ceiling, no backwards clock or teacup chandelier, but there was more than a touch of mystique to Finders Keepers, a vintage dining room and quirky bar all rolled into one. Finders Keepers! Find the key, and the secret was […]

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  • Videre 1

    Royal Pines Resort, Ross Street, Benowa, Queensland

    There are moments in my food history that hang like snowflakes, timeless in the air. Moments I remember clearly – where I was, who I was with, sounds and smells in the room when the epiphany of taste occurred: the perfectly cooked pink flesh of a rainbow trout with almonds (for the young woman who’d […]

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  • SoPo Dining Room 0

    Australia Fair Metro, Young St., Southport, Queensland 4215

      “You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.” – Julia Child There will always be a place for classic comfort food. No matter what is the trend of the moment, we still come back to food that’s familiar and loved. Of course, Julia Child is true. […]

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  • Ipswich 0


    ‘Welcome to Ipswich Central.’ There are many reasons to visit Ipswich. Whether you’re sharing a car racing or steam train experience, visiting family and friends or travelling for business, there are lots of reasons to stop, spend a night or two and enjoy the city’s hospitality. We’ve returned for another visit, eager to discover more […]

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  • Easy House Vegetarian, Mermaid Waters 0

    Shop 8, 90 Markeri St., Mermaid Waters, Queensland 4218

    If you’re looking for a lighter alternative to the usual yum cha, stop in to the Easy House and let Mary Tsang convince you that, as well as being excellent for your health, vegetarian food can taste fantastic. Open since 2010, Easy House forms part of a small recently renovated suburban shopping centre which also […]

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  • Rumi Persian Restaurant 0

    2765 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach

    You don’t have to travel far to enjoy a taste adventure. In fact, it’s possible to stay on the Gold Coast and journey via your tastebuds to the exotic Middle East, dining on the authentic cuisine of one of the oldest cultures in the world: Persia. Influenced by many surrounding countries through trade and migration, […]

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  • Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants, Gold Coast 3

    The vegetarian dining scene has flourished during the past few years, particularly on the southern end of the Gold Coast. Elsewhere on this site we’ve looked at food trends – the growing awareness of provenance and sustainability, education and healthier food habits. Gone are the days when ordering a vegetarian meal drew the expectation of […]

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  • Vintage Espresso, Mermaid Beach 0

    1/43 Alfred St, Mermaid Beach, Queensland 4218

    Vintage Espresso is really just that in Gold Coast coffee history – vintage royalty. Originally opened seven years ago by Andrew and Jodie Whiting (now owners of Elk and Sparrow), it was one of the first cafés to serve up a decent cup of coffee. It’s been owned by Chantelle and Brian Steele for over […]

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  • Harry’s Steak Bistro and Bar 0

    1744 Gold Coast Hwy Burleigh Heads, Queensland 4220

    Harry’s Steak Bistro & Bar, with its motto ‘beef, booze & banter’, is a clear tribute to good times – a steak house where you’re invited to meet with friends and enjoy yourself. Harry’s is situated on the quietest corner of one of the busiest blocks in Burleigh overlooking a small park and its resident […]

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  • Seaduction, A Taste of Autumn 0

    Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise, 8 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise Queensland 4217

    There is nothing quite like a long, decadent degustation lunch with spectacular views. For that particular indulgence, nowhere surpasses Seaduction, perched on the first storey of Peppers Soul, Surfers Paradise. Reminding me of the elegantly clad mother of one of my childhood friends, Seaduction awaits us as we arrive, ever patient, ever smiling. We are […]

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  • Adam Dundas-Taylor, Fire Cue Bar & Grill 0

    1/2243 Gold Coast Highway, Nobby Beach, Queensland 4218

    Not everyone can boast cooking for Beyonce, Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Parker-Bowles family, running the company that catered for clients such as Ruinart champagne and Kate Moss, or co-owning Barbacoa, one of the most successful restaurants in Bali. But travelling the world with his supermodel wife, cooking for the stars and running high-pressure events, […]

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  • Pancakes on the rocks 0

    4 The Esplanade, Shop T1.31 Soul Arcade, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

    Pancakes, for me, bring back the nostalgia of teenage university years. Pancakes on The Rocks had just opened and, given any occasion, my sister and I would make the trip into the city to indulge. In the days of Easy Rider, pancakes were all the rage, and The Rocks venue was the place to go! […]

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