Flutterbies Cottage Cafe

There’s nothing like a drive in the country to clear your head. For me, a journey to Tyalgum feels as though we’ve entered the landscape that inspired FernGully or Avatar.…

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Red Earth Brewery

Nestled on a hilltop west of Kingscliff, Red Earth Brewery is aptly named in honour of the Tweed’s rich volcanic soil. In November 2019, the huge wooden doors of the…

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The Bavarian, Broadbeach

Situated in the middle of the chic Oracle Boulevard, Broadbeach, The Bavarian is party central for the area.  Part of the 30-strong Bavarian group across Australasia owned by the Rockpool…

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Fine Food Emporiums

Where do foodies go to buy that special treat? We give you five places to buy the food of local and international artisan producers. Be warned: you’re likely to leave…

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Bar Espana

Bar Espana. It’s a simple name filling a huge gap in our dining market, the Spanish bar opening in Broadbeach late in 2019. Spain. No other country we’ve visited has…

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Food trends for 2020

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My life revolves around food, culture and family. Here are some insights for 2020 from the crystal ball of food, some of them on a wishful note to ensure a…

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Sandrino Kitchen & Bar

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Broadbeach Waters’ latest restaurant is a literal dream come true for its owners Nenad Miljkovic and Sandra Ostojic. In November 2019, the couple took over the lease of the site…

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Mozzafiato at Elite Gold Coast

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Writing about food is like a box of chocolates. You can reach into the box, but you’re never quite sure what flavour you’re going to get. Sometimes it’s not the…

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An Alternative Shrove Tuesday

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One of Easter’s celebration days, Shrove Tuesday, celebrated this year on 25 February, has unusual beginnings. Also known as Pancake Day, it began as a way to use up the…

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Matt Jefferson doesn’t do anything by halves. The owner/chef who guided Rocksalt Modern Dining and then Social Eating House and Bar on the Gold Coast to critical acclaim and consecutive…

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