Your independent guide to Gold Coast food


Bar 11

There’s something special about a great bar. It has that ‘just lazin’ round’ kind of feeling, like it’s cool not to try too hard, when

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Madisons Café, Broadbeach

Every town needs a beating heart where people gather, be it the town square, the piazza, marketplace or other venue at its geographical centre. Madisons

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Moana Restaurant and Bar

Alex Kaihea has always dreamed of owning a restaurant in Australia. Last month he achieved that goal with the opening of Moana on Isle of

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Cycho’s Buffalo Wings

I have a secret messy delight. It’s a passion that I harbour with love, indulged in only now and again. But I love it. Wings.

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Feature articles

The Art of Food

“I believe that anything done well is art, and great food is like great art but without the evidence,” Damien Hirst, English artist. Trends are

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Behind the Plate

The Little Plate’s Pizza

Tucked away in a side street off the Lower Burleigh Highway, there’s plenty to recommend The Little Plate, with the co-owners Gaynor and Olivia both

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Behind The Plate

Recipes & More From The Gold Coast's Best Kitchens


  • Got plans for this week? On Wednesday it's National Tequila Day. Why not celebrate at La Diosa Mexicana @circle_on_cavill  Did you know that the best tequila has a national Mexican government seal of approval? It's made from blue weber agave, aged and distilled, tequila from the best area classified like 'grand cru'. Don't waste time on the rest, just head for the best margaritas and tacos @ladiosamexicana_gc
  • Holy moly! Can you believe this dessert at @ladiosamexicana_gc @circle_on_cavill #surfersparadise?  It's a flaming cactus... Literally! A cactus-shaped caramel corn and chilli chocolate ice cream Bombe Alaska, it's doused with smoky mezcal tequila and set alight at the table! Amazing to watch and tastes great too! What a special birthday 🎂 cake it would make! Cool bananas! @ladiosamexicana_gc #flamingoandcactus Review on website
  • Loving this winter sunshine @5b2fbakehouse #chirnpark Girl time catching up with @barbphilip #holidaytime
  • PIPIT: "Simple, beautiful food with layers of complexity, this is contemplative dining begging us to pay attention to subtle nuances of flavour and texture." Read our full review of Pipit on
  • When you're craving that sweet, but not too sweet treat mid morning, head to Bam Bam Bakehouse for their Creme brulee tart, specially created by Head Pastry Chef Aurelio Gulino using CSR specialty sugars. Its short, biscuity base is filled with luscious caramelised coconut sugar patisserie cream, flamed off on top for a crisp, cracking layer of brulee. So delicious, it will be staying on their menu for some time to come 😋! 📷 @lukemarsdenphoto
  • If you're up at Runaway Bay, pop into Klein's Coffee Bar and Grill for a snack. They do Tradie Burgers for $11, lunch specials, such as our Smoked salmon and capers on Turkish bread or Fish, chips and salad, all with a view of the Runaway Bay Marina.
  • Loving the depth of flavour of Nahm Kitchen and Bar's food in @theoasisbroadbeach Pop along at lunchtime and just try one dish!
  • We don't often think of pairing wine with Thai food, but at Nahm Kitchen and Bar sommelier Carlos will help you do just that! How gorgeous does this blushing combo look: Tempura prawns with a gorgeous rosé. @nahmkitchenandbar @theoasisbroadbeach
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