With sparkling waterways, crystal white beaches and fringing mountains, the Gold Coast boasts magnificent views. Until recently, however, most ‘dining with a view’ took place at surf clubs overlooking our surf beaches decked out in red and yellow flags and lifesavers on patrol. Historically, several locations have shown off the splendour of the Gold Coast, […]

Retro Retreats

So beautifully captured by Alison Lester’s picture book ‘Are we there yet?’, the road trip brings back happy memories for many Australian ‘Baby Boomers’. Families would pile into the car stopping along the way at motels or caravan parks, an elite resort out of the question. It’s worth looking back to those times and the […]

Margarita on at Nude Amigos

If the thought of downing a margarita of two with the girls appeals, then listen right up. The site that once housed Cardamom Pod has been reborn as Mexican restaurant, Nude Amigos. From the folk at Kin, Burleigh, comes a clean, bright venue bathed in light but discreet enough to house a lunchtime tipple with […]

kōst opens in Broadbeach

When the slick new kōst Bar and Grill opened in Broadbeach in August 2023, it was a dream realised for industry veteran Dave Galvin. Well known to the coast through his SITE hospitality consultancy business and his own venues including Crafty’s Sports Bar Harbourtown, Mozza Mozza at Sharks and Bird Royale in Ferry Road Markets, […]

Hentley Farm to Coast Dinner

Farm came to Coast when the Hentley Farm Wine Dinner was held recently at Coast Beach Bar and Kitchen. Coast Beach Bar and Kitchen enjoys an elevated position overlooking the beach on the first floor of the Meriton Surfers Paradise. With prime position and a fine casual setting, Coast is acclaimed for its excellent modern […]

Tayta, the best of both worlds

I fell in love this week, not with a person but with a cuisine. Nikkei. ‘The Fusion Cuisine You Didn’t Know You Needed’, says Vogue magazine. And I am not alone in my passion. Italian-born Adriano Antonini discovered and fell in love with Nikkei cuisine while working as a sommelier in London hot spot Coya, […]

The Winey Cow moves north

When ‘Cafe of the Year’ award-winning Mornington restaurateurs set up shop on the Gold Coast, we’re really curious about what they will bring to our dining scene. And in the case of The Winey Cow, it’s a lot. For owners Cam Henderson and his wife Jill, their wine bar, founded in 2014, seemed an obvious […]

Kwila Lodge opens

If you are looking for your perfect event space, you now have the choice of booking Kwila Lodge, an iconic Gold Coast venue that has been reborn. Once the ‘Summer House’, and a stop for Cobb and Co coaches to collect milk via a flying fox from the neighbouring dairy farm, the former Eco Studio […]

Tarte settles beside Currumbin Creek

Some of the best foodie news we’ve heard this year was that Chloe Watts had taken over the former Saltwater Restaurant on Currumbin Creek, one of the Gold Coast’s favourite locations. After a full renovation, the impressive Parisian-style pâtisserie opened on August 10. “This has been my dream spot for years,” says Chloe, the former […]

Horizon Sky Dining

The Gold Coast has a few iconic dining sites, the revolving restaurant at the top of Crowne Plaza being one. With a change of ownership in December 2022, the Oscars Group has undertaken a major refurbishment of the hotel. Included in the renovation is the restaurant site atop their tower, formerly occupied by Four Winds […]