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Quarterdeck Kitchen & Bar

With waterfront dining at a premium on the Gold Coast, it’s surprising that Quarterdeck Kitchen & Bar is still a secret haven, frequented mostly by

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Cuisine
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The Lamb Shop

NOTE: Peter Gloftis now co-owns The Lamb Shop, Brisbane with Stephen AKA ‘Cappa’, the owner of The Lamb Shop Broadbeach. “Fast food done well,” The

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Behind the Plate
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The Great Aussie Picnic

How long has it been since your family went on a picnic? Remember when families used to pile into the car and take off on

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Bakery
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Piato Wood Fire Deli

Shop and dine has become one of the latest catch cries with larger shopping centres becoming lifestyle destinations complete with social facilities and restaurants. Big

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Breakfast
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Cut and Grind Café

Your local barber ain’t what it used to be – a ‘blokes only’ haunt where you sat in a queue waiting for the next available

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BYO
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You Japanese Restaurant

For 25 years, even before Japanese food became trendy, You Japanese Restaurant has been operating on the Gold Coast. It’s an unassuming little izikaya on

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Breakfast
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Doko Demo V

It had been some years since I’d seen Chef Jared Peck, the Versace-trained chef and restaurateur. I certainly wasn’t expecting him to pop up in

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Behind the Plate
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The Lost Salad Sandwich

“Where can you find a good salad sandwich on the Gold Coast?” It was a question that sparked a citywide search. Remember the days when

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Recipes & More From The Gold Coast's Best Kitchens

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  • Crab, lobster, prawns and champagne with a fabulous view...what's not to love about King Crab Co @marinamirage It's a top spot to lunch and socialise with friends.
  • Wonderbao! Just around the corner from our apartment, and with freshly made bao from $4 to $5.80, guess what we ate for lunch in Melbourne. Yes, we saw the buns come out of the steamer. We tried pork belly, karaage chicken and crispy eggplant...Delish! When is Wonderbao coming to the Gold Coast?
  • We love discovering little gems, like the Inky Squid at the Pavilions Marketplace, Terranora. This is not just a 'fish & chippery'. They also serve grilled Byron Bay haloumi drizzled with honey, sliders stuffed with crispy prawns and burgers, all to be shared under cover of the dining pavilion.  @inkysquidpavilions @thepavilionsmarketplace #terranora Review on website.
  • Some brekkie love from Doko Demo V at Burleigh. Loved these bao and the meals Chef Jared is putting on the table. Great locally ground organic coffee as well! @dokodemov #burleighheads Review on foodgoldcoast.com.au
  • "Cooking with fire🔥adds dimensions to flavour that you can't get any other way," say the chefs at The Lamb Shop. There's no better lamb than this - succulent and juicy, packed with layered smoky flavours of meat slow cooked over char. We didn't taste better in Greece! @thelambshop @oracle.broadbeach
  • Thinking lunch by the water? Then go to Quarterdeck Kitchen & Bar just behind Dreamworld. Warm welcome, amazing views and delicious food and wine...to be shared with the best of friends! @quarterdeckkitchen With planning, you could arrive by boat. Review and details on website foodgoldcoast.com.au
  • Blendlove's Happy Hashies - truffled potato hash browns  with garden greens, kale-naise, coconut bakon, avocado and black sesame. It's plant-based food brimming with goodness 'of generous proportions' to misappropriate Alexander McCall Smith. @blendlove #southport Review on website foodgoldcoast.com.au
  • How does the 'Great Aussie Picnic' fit into a 21st century lifestyle? We give you some great options - think bakeries beside the river, hillsides with views and pre-prepared picnics. There are lots of ways to get together. Article in The Sun and on our website foodgoldcoast.com.au Locations @fins.plantation.house @bakedatancora @thepavilionsmarketplace food by @inkysquidpavilions 📷 @goldcoastfoodandwinetours
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