Your independent guide to Gold Coast food

Atmosphere
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New life for Songbirds

There’s something special about making a journey to country, especially when a table of food plucked straight from the garden awaits. There, surrounded by rainforest,

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Asian
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Light Years

Suited perfectly to the Burleigh dining scene, Light Years opened to much fanfare late in 2019, owners Kim Stephen and Stephen Filipovic extending their holdings

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Atmosphere
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Alkemist

Our favourite suburban cafés are heroes at championing the food scene for locals, providing coffee on the run, giving great service, with pricing and dishes

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Atmosphere
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Golosi Food Emporium

Golosi Food Emporium is one of the most impressive specialty food shops on the Gold Coast. Established in March 2013 by Selena Quested, the passion

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Atmosphere
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Little Itoshin

The Gold Coast has been one of our holiday playgrounds, a major decision maker in our choice of a place to settle.  Living here since

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Coolangatta
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Bondi Grill’e

This is a story of three Brazilian guys, Armando Franco, Mannoell ‘Junior’ Martins and Nicolas Martins, who met in a famous grill restaurant in Bondi,

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BYO
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That’s Amore

If you asked us to name a restaurant that’s a local secret; a place that Gold Coast residents from a couple of suburbs away may

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Atmosphere
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Ungermann Brothers

December 2019: Ungermann Brothers has opened at Marina Mirage! Ben Ungermann, 2017 MasterChef runner-up and renowned ‘King of Ice Cream’, together with his brother Danny,

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Bakery
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The Doughnut Affair

I would like to live a life with no regrets. It should include some indulgence of the senses – new sights, colours and tastes, but

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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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Behind the Plate
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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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Behind The Plate

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  • 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
  • Ceviche (back) and 'make your own' bao are two of the delicious dishes on the menu at Light Years Asian Bar & Diner. Fresh, light and spicy - no matter what you feel like to accompany your cocktail, there are share plates that fit the bill @lightyearsasiandiner Review on website. . . #foodgoldcoast #goldcoastfood #asianinspired #burleighrestaurants #burleighheads #asianfood #foodies #goldcoastfoodlovers #gcfoodies
  • What an ode of joy I uttered when I saw Baba au Rhum for sale at @my_french_pastries in Robina! How delicious they are too, little yeasty parcels of dough soaked in orange syrup and rum. Allegedly, the dessert originated when Polish king Stanislas Lesczinski, exiled to France, dipped his bundt cake in rum and set it alight. "Voila Baba!" he exclaimed, naming the dessert after his favourite literary character Ali Baba... Or so the story goes... Absolutely luscious! . . #foodgoldcoast #babaaurhum #rumbaba #desserttime #patisserie #frenchpatisserie #givethemcake
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