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    Penfolds Dinner at The Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort 0

    Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, Manor Circle, Sanctuary Cove, Hope Island Queensland 4212

    Christopher Rawson Penfold would have been proud. Little could he have imagined, when he established his vineyard from cuttings in 1844 on the slopes of Magill, South Australia, that Penfolds would become the most recognised wine label in the world. Sipping the 2002 Grange Hermitage as we dine on an exceptional meal, it’s hard to […]

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    NightQuarter VIP 0

    1 Town Centre Drive, Helensvale

    As the dust settles on NightQuarter’s opening, it’s easy to see the entertainment precinct’s many benefits to the Gold Coast. Its concert calendar is a huge boost to local talent, and the opening of NightQuarter’s VIP space in May 2016 adds a new dimension to the entertainment experience. ‘The Gallery’, as the space is called, […]

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    Vice Baby 0

    Outrigger Resort, 2007 Gold Coast Highway, Miami, Queensland 4220

    “You must be so pleased to have both your daughters under one roof,” we comment to Alan Yap as we chat over our meal. The owner of Miami Rice doubles up in laughter. “My daughters,” he says shaking his head, “they’re so different!” After many years with just Alan and daughter Shoko running Highland Park […]

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    Retro Refuel 0

    Every country town used to have a Niagara Café or the equivalent. Mostly owned by Greeks or Italians, they were the place we relied on in the 70s for fast food, a meeting place for farmers’ wives and, besides the Chinese takeaway, the obvious choice for under 18s to meet for a ‘date’ before the […]

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    The Chef’s Daughter 0

    71/2 Arbour Ave, Robina, Queensland 4226

    We know that good things can be hidden away in tiny suburban shopping centres, so we visit The Chef’s Daughter with high hopes. We also love dumplings and are happy to seek them out, so a trip to the back streets of Robina is no problem. Connoisseurs? Maybe that’s too strong a term, but we’ve […]

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    Harvest Moon 0

    30 James Street, Burleigh Heads, Queensland 4220

    They’ve won our hearts with their luscious Espresso Martinis (#1 on the Gold Coast in a recent GC Bulletin survey), but when they opened their little restaurant mid-2015, that wasn’t the new owners’ initial intention. Buying Harvest Moon, a little café and bar tucked away in Burleigh’s Central Arcade, Diana and Jason Nairn saw an […]

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    Beenleigh Rum 0

    142 Distillery Rd, Eagleby, Queensland 4207

    There are some tours in our own backyard which we shouldn’t leave to the tourists, and Beenleigh Rum sure is one of those. We’re a nation built using rum as the currency. Don’t bother going further afield; we’ve got liquid gold right here on our doorstep! Opened in 1884, Beenleigh Rum Distillery is Australia’s original […]

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    Aura Broadbeach 3

    Shop 1, Sonata building, Surf Parade, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218

    Aura is a good spot in the centre of the Broadbeach action to spend a few hours, to meet with friends, to enjoy drinks and eat tapas chilling out and watching the passing parade. It can be a meeting place on your way out or a venue in itself. Hearing that Aura had a change […]

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    Moo Moo The Wine Bar + Grill 0

    2685 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218

    If you were a visitor from any other part of the world other than a capital city, you may find it difficult to recognize Moo Moo as a ‘steakhouse’. There are traditional steakhouses, and then there are steakhouses – upmarket restaurants that specialize in premium steak. Moo Moo falls very much into the latter category; […]

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    Terrarium 0

    141 Maudsland Rd., Oxenford, Queensland 4210

    Tucked into one corner of the Maudsland Central Shopping Centre, it’s easy to see why this brunch spot is named ‘terrarium’. Glass windows compose two walls of the triangular-shaped café, looking out to Maudsland Road. Inside, the grey and white hues of the décor are livened up by green plants, hanging from the ceiling, in […]

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    Saffron Indian Gourmet 0

    Sierra Grande Building, Cnr Margaret St & Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218

    Saffron is without doubt the most elegant and luxurious Indian restaurant on the Gold Coast. Its position in Broadbeach is situated directly opposite Pacific Fair and the Broadbeach South light rail station within easy reach of Jupiter’s Casino, the Convention Centre and major hotels. Sridhar Penumechu opened Saffron in 2005 in a bid to take […]

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  • Double Zero 8

    Pizza masterclass at Double Zero 0

    2/2715 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach

    I’ve seen a lot of food trends come and go, many masquerading as kitchen cottage crafts: the huge pot of mango chutney bubbling away during a hot Cairns summer, kombucha which grew unusual growths yet (fortunately) didn’t poison us, preserving and fermenting, ginger beer that refused to be contained in a bottle and bread making […]

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    Backlighting your food photography 0

    Studio 8 / 10 Rothcote Court, Burleigh Heads, Queensland 4220

    Today we’re very happy to have a guest author writing exclusively for Good Food Gold Coast. Paul Williams, the owner of Gold Coast Food Photography, shares some fantastic tips that anyone will find useful, from the camera phone snapper to the seasoned studio pro. In the interests of better food photography…enjoy! The importance of backlighting […]

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    Nest 0

    Tree Tops Centre, 1/3 Classic Way, Burleigh Waters, Queensland 4220

    With the sale of Griffith Street Larder, it was time for the Blackboard crew to give Burleigh’s Larder a rebrand. Not only that, but with the menu exiting stage left with the name, ‘the larder was empty’. Consequently, a whole new concept and menu was born. Nest. Fresh and new, it’s as though the place […]

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    Izakaya Ichi 0

    Shop 6, 42 Nerang Street, Southport, Queensland 4215

    Sitting pretty amongst laminex diners, Izakaya Ichi is as cute as a Ningyō Kabuki doll. With fairy lights winking and the dining wagon calling, there are lots of reasons to check out this little gem. Owned by Young Hun Cha, owner of the Sushi 1 chain, the bar opened in late 2015, the flagship (he […]

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    Ten Japanese Restaurant 0

    Meriton Pegasus Building, 2679 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218

    If there’s one restaurant on the Gold Coast which embodies the essence of timeless simplicity in a most sophisticated way it is Ten Japanese. Ten is hidden behind impressive stainless steel doors on a street offset from the main dining areas of Broadbeach, a tranquil world away from the outside bustle. Ten is divided into […]

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    Artichoke 0

    3 Marina Precinct, Ephraim Island, Queensland 4216

    Artichoke had been on our radar for some time, so one lazy weekend we wandered up to Ephraim island for a relaxed lunch. Somehow Artichoke sits right at home on Ephraim Island. There’s something therapeutic about crossing a bridge to an island, I feel, setting yourself apart from the mainland, leaving behind the daily bustle […]

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    MLK Espresso Bar & Café 1

    2 Queensland Ave., Broadbeach, Queensland 4218

    It may be only one block away from the heart of Broadbeach, but MLK definitely sets itself apart. With new cafés opening every week, it’s important for newcomers to know their market and make a mark. MLK Espresso Bar & Café has done just that. With its organic healthy focus in a fully licensed venue […]

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    Helm Bar Surfers 0

    30 – 34 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

    It’s an awesome location, a place many Gold Coasters remember from the halcyon days of their youth: The Pink Elephant Bar, the party place where friendships were cemented and love affairs begun. It was that same iconic quality which prompted East Coast Hotels to purchase and revamp the venue. “It has one of the best […]

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    An interview with Adam Lane, Chef de Cuisine, Kiyomi 0

    Jupiters Gold Coast, Broadbeach Island, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218

    Don’t you love it when internationally acclaimed chefs decide to settle on the Gold Coast? We spoke with Kiyomi’s Chef de Cuisine Adam Lane (formerly of Tetsuya’s, David Thompson’s Nahm as well as Nobu in London, before holding the position of Head Chef of Sake, The Rocks) about his food philosophy, experience, and future goals […]

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