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Take two friends, a new concept and lots of humour, and you get Crispy Italian Bar, a tiny Italian restaurant, cafe and bar that emulates the traditional ‘Bar Italiano’ you would find on street corners of Rome or Naples. For Italian owners Matteo Tricario and Ricky Proserpio, their first venue brought together their respective skills...
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It’s a first for us to walk into a restaurant themed around a 16th century Chinese novel where, surrounded by a monolithic cave of rock, the legendary character Wu Kong (also known as the Monkey King) fights battles and defeats his enemies on his journey to the west. With a move towards experiential and immersive...
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Thai culture has landed on our shores with the opening of Limlay, an impressive 100-seat restaurant. Situated on the Gold Coast Highway in the centre of Burleigh Heads, Limlay is a gorgeous addition to the southern dining scene and to Thai culinary offerings on the Gold Coast. Brought to us by the Nahm Group’s Pat...
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Considering that Australia is part of the Asia-Pacific region, it’s surprising that it has taken as long as it has for Korean cuisine to have its time in the sun. Personally, I have to admit that I’m a K-novice, my experience limited to bibimbap and barbecue. But here we are falling in love with K-chicken,...
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While café culture is a strong point in the Gold Coast’s culinary scene, a completely new concept store is a breath of fresh air. All it took was one Le Cordon Bleu chef with a penchant for detail and her business-oriented partner working together for months to perfect their product. Not so simple! Finally, they...
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‘Eat it. Feel it. Love it.’ When it comes to passion, nowhere is it more evident than at Freghete. Freghete exists because of passion, following a couple’s desire to make great food, proudly building on the traditions of their various countries and sharing that love with others. “I’ve always been interested in food and wanted...
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Behind the gold of the Gold Coast’s glistening sands, there’s a mountain of green: Tamborine Mountain. Named Queensland’s Top Tourism Town for 2023 for its “…stunning natural attractions, world-class food and wine, exhilarating adventures, and genuine village-style hospitality into a holiday destination that’s full of surprises…”, the sun was shining on the mountaintop. Little did...
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Bread is a staple food, named ‘the staff of life’, with some type of bread included in the diet of almost every culture in the world. Imagine, then, if you could not eat bread or were limited to store-bought gluten-free products which contained many additives such as colour and stabiliser. Dining would not only be...

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