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Wu Kong’s journey to the West

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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‘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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“Food is not just fuel. Food is about family, food is about community, food is about identity. And we nourish all those things when we eat well.” – Michael Pollan There are few new cafes possessing assets as comprehensive as Gathering Co: a ready clientele, an ambient relaxing venue, both ‘green and blue space’ on...
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After twenty years in the making, the Gold Coast has a seafood restaurant to boast about: Blowfish Ocean Grill + Bar. In a whirlwind turnaround, owners Steven and Autumn Adams took over the former Bavarian Restaurant site on Oracle Boulevard and, with the assistance of Space Cubed Design Studio and Zero 9, their dream was...
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Nobby Beach favourite Ally Chow is excited to announce the arrival of their new ‘sister’ restaurant on the shores of Kirra Beachfront: Billy Chow. Like any sibling, there are similarities and differences between the two restaurants. If Ally Chow is Trent and Leisha Scarr’s tribute to Asian cities and their street food, then Billy Chow...
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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...
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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,...
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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,...