Your independent guide to Gold Coast food

Burleigh Heads
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Izakaya

The back streets of Japanese cities are filled with tiny eateries, each specialising in different dishes. They’re the inspiration for travellers who have gone home

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Japanese Beef Tataki

In the tiny Project Tokyo, Mermaid Waters, the international experience of owners Franz Zdesar and Executive Chef Geoff Anstee flows over into both their food

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Dinner
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Izakaya Umakamon

If approachability is the mark of a true izakaya, then Izakaya Umakamon has it in bucketloads. Tucked opposite the Novotel Surfers Paradise and a few

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Dealing with Picky Eaters

How leading dietitian and mum of two handles picky eaters and dining out with her kids Susie Burrell is one of Australia’s leading dietitians who

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Attractions
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Cowra, The Great Escape

If there’s one town in New South Wales that proclaims peace, it’s Cowra. When we visit, it’s tranquil, the Lachlan Valley stretching out before our

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BYO
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See Thai Southport

Thai food is one of our favourite family cuisines because if deals well with dietary needs. So, we’re delighted to find that Chef Rit Suttinual

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Healthy Eating for Children

Dietician Susie Burrell has been working with family-owned company, Mayver’s to encourage more people to eat well and include nuts and natural spreads in their

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How to build a grazing platter

Grazing platters have evolved from a simple plate with a few bits of cheese and store-bought biscuits thrown together. Today, the emphasis is on quality

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Behind The Plate

Recipes & More From The Gold Coast's Best Kitchens

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  • He's got a sweet spot waiting to be filled...and this Matcha Panna Cotta with berry compote from Zipang fits the bill nicely. Did you know that Zipang is licensed plus BYO? Time to check it out! @zipangcurrumbin . . #foodgoldcoast #desserttime #pannacotta #goldcoastfood #goldcoasyfoodies #currumbinlife #currumbinvalley #sweetspot
  • This weather is so humid that it's hard to think about eating at all! What I love, though, is a great poke bowl, and Raw and Rice has one of the best we've found. What makes it so great? Made in front of us, we see the fresh ingredients and sashimi grade salmon being piled on, a great balance of texture and flavour with crunch and good fat added, topped by exceptional housemade sauces and fresh herbs. Top bowl! @rawandrice Review link in profile. . . #pokebowlgoals #foodgoldcoast #pokebowl #coolangattarestaurant #healthylunch #healthyfood #poke #goldcoastfood #beachfood #goldcoastrestaurants #lunchgoals
  • Yum cha is always good for a family lunch. Grand Dynasty serves excellent dim sum with great service. The restaurants outside The Oasis Broadbeach offer a diverse range of high standard food, all pumping yesterday as the rain fell outside. It's a great place to feast, sheltered from sun, rain and wind @granddynasty9 . . #yumcha #foodgoldcoast #dimsum #theoasisbroadbeach #broadbeach #visitbroadbeach #goldcoastfood #goldcoastrestaurant #granddynasty
  • Rainy days call for comfort food, but why not meet halfway with a ramen noodle salad? It's the newest menu item at Goukai Ramen in Burleigh. Loaded with veg. Plus we're always a sucker for miso dressing... . #japanesefoodlover #japanesesalad #burleighrestaurants #burleighheads #foodgoldcoast #goldcoastfood
  • It was one of our first dishes in a degustation at the restaurant which has since scored highest in the AGFG awards 2020: Songbirds' 'Frozen peas' - a miso infused sorbet of fresh garden peas, accompanied by the bite of a nasturtium flower. Sensational! Review on website. . . #foodgoldcoast #top100 #goldcoastfood #awardwinning #hattedrestaurant #brisbane_foodies #goldcoastfoodies #songbirds #goodfoodawards2020
  • @burger_hunter_gc I swear this burger was not for me...but doesn't it look great? @tgifridays has settled themselves down beside the lake in Robina, the perfect place to have a break from shopping while the kids are occupied in the playground nearby. Lots of American-style favourites on the menu, their Signature Glaze Ultimate Burger with Jack Daniels sauce among them. Yep, there are smaller dishes on the menu, and #iatesaladforlunch . . #burgerkill #burgerlover #burger🍔 #foodgoldcoast #goldcoastfood #robinatowncentre #tgifridays #goldcoastrestaurant #goldcoastfoodies
  • It's Hump Day, which means that @italiankitchencompany is open tonight. Lamb ragu. What dish could be better for a rainy day dinner? Sing it: Oh ragu! You've done it again! . . #foodgoldcoast #italianfoodporn #ragu #pastalover #pastalovers #italianfoodphotography #madewithlove❤️ #goldcoastfood #goldcoastitalian #goldcoastrestaurants
  • Light Years' sticky caramel pork belly is definitely a dish to be shared! This Asian-inspired dish carries peanuts for crunch, while herbs and a squeeze of lime bring added depth of flavour. Which cocktail would you pair it with? @lightyearsasiandiner . . #goldcoastrestaurants #stickypork #caramelisedpork #asianinspiredfood #foodgoldcoast #goldcoastfoodies #goldcoastfood #burleighrestaurants
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