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Say ‘Pav’, think Pavilion. Surfers Pavilion, to be exact, the new hot spot in Surfers Paradise. Party goers and diners alike are jubilant that this iconic waterfront venue has been brought back to sparkling new life. Located on Ferny Avenue with uninterrupted waterfront views, the site of the former Helm Bar has been transformed into...
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You can always tell when there’s an owner/chef in the kitchen. There’s an assurance to the menu, a passion that is evidenced in almost every aspect. Stones Throw at Currumbin is a good example.  Owned by brother and sister duo Cameron Chartres and Melanie Windsor, Cameron had worked his way around the world in kitchens...
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For ten years, Elk Espresso has been at the top of its game, wooing diners with its quality food and seamless service, producing food that’s innovative, perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. Looking back, the reasons for its success were evident from its beginnings. Elk Espresso wins friends, first of all, for its simple but funky...
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If you think you’re riding the first wave of gin popularity, then think again. Gin has a centuries old history and at least as many stories as most other spirits. We’ve gathered at Miss Moneypenny’s Broadbeach for a special Juniper June Gin Luncheon to learn a bit more about gin from Australia’s most awarded gin...
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In the past ten years or so, Australian cuisine has embraced Asian flavours and endeavoured to make them our own. Lots of recent new restaurant openings boast Asian-inspired dishes, each one with their own palate of flavours, none more unique than Ally Chow. Inspired by the depth and breadth of Asian cuisine, Ally Chow’s owner-chef...
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The Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa has always been the timeless ‘grande dame’ of Gold Coast hotels. Following her $35 million rejuvenation in 2020, she is the first Australian hotel to enter an exclusive club, the Marriott International’s flagship JW Marriott brand. Complete with a new name, the JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort &...
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Dining at Som Tam Gai brings memories of great meals flooding back. Our first tastes of authentic Asian curries, hand-ground from fresh ingredients using fresh coconut milk came to us long before we tasted the fabulous wonders of real street food in situ, or fusion version prepared by international chefs such as Will Meryrick in...
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Harris Farm Markets recently announced that their first store for the Gold Coast will be on the Isle of Capri at Via Roma. In a ‘coming back to their roots’ move, the famed family-owned local produce and grocery market reopened their first store in Queensland in Clayfield in November 2020 and their flagship store in...
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During its Forty Days of Flavour held during March and April 2021, The Star shone a spotlight on food offerings at The Star Gold Coast and The Star Treasury Brisbane. One of the specialty events was a four-course progressive dinner complete with wine pairings, showcasing signature dishes from four of The Star’s best restaurants. Think...
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Can you remember when the epitome of a great healthy lunch was a salad sandwich? It was made to order from the deli bar of corner stores, where stainless steel containers of lettuce, tomato, cucumber and beetroot sat waiting in readiness for the next order. Ham, chicken and cheese were optional. Beetroot was a given...