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Thai on the Hill is one of those unassuming little local restaurants that serves up fresh and tasty food at the right price. Achieving fame through its former owner/chef Piti Chitchamnonk (now at See Thai under the Meriton in Southport) , Thai on the Hill is now run by his brother, who is also well...
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‘How do you take your coffee?’ It’s a simple enough question, but one which consumes the Gold Coast, where coffee is recognised for its role in social engagement, leisure, enhancement of work performance and well-being. Everyone, it seems, has their own preferred style of coffee. From cappuccinos and short blacks to pour over, vacuum, drip...
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Stories are sacred, and being a listener is a privilege. Especially tonight. We know a fair bit about Cambodia, having visited recently, so on our visit to the Gold Coast’s only Cambodian restaurant, Bunnath Kitchen, we come humbly, as one would to a temple. Restaurant owners Bunnath You (Bernie) and his wife Ivy greet us...
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Need a lunch that’s made from local organic produce and is completely allergen free? The founders of Australia’s first organic grain-free bakery, Seeds of Life, recently launched an extension of their business, offering plant-based lunches at the new Rainbow Bar servery in their shop at The Kitchens, Robina. Already renowned for their organic, grain and...
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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 with your basket full! Ambarella Fine Foods, 1 Santa Maria Court, Burleigh Waters The concept of a market square with shops scattered around the edges...
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It’s a business founded on love and pastries; the love of the Marchesi family for each other and for baking the French patisserie sold in their Robina café, My French Pastries. Jen and Antonio’s love story began when they were best friends in primary school in France. After 12-year-old Antonio moved to Australia with his...
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American food has long been a favourite of Gold Coast diners. Talk burgers, fries and wings and you’ll get our attention. Sometimes we’ll even join a queue to taste a new brand. Opened in Manhattan, New York in 1965 by Alan Stillman, TGI Fridays was first marketed as a bar where single women could relax...
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The vegan dining scene has flourished during the past few years. Gone are the days when ordering a vegetarian or vegan meal drew the expectation of a plate of steamed vegetables or a green salad landing on your table. Nor is it just about tofu and tempeh. Now your dining preference may be vegan, lactose...
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When Thao and Vien Nguyen took over Can Tho Kitchen from Thao’s mother in 2014, they transformed the Runaway Bay restaurant into a colourful eatery and bar. Its walls told the story of a family’s migration from Vietnam to Australia. Five years of success further on, the couple have opened a second, far more intimate...
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In a flurry of excitement for those who love all things Greek, Zeus Street Greek has just opened in the newly renovated ‘Harbour Town Eats’, their second Gold Coast store, the fifth in Queensland. With Chef David Tsirekas (ex-1821, Xanthi and Perama) overseeing the menu development, Zeus Street Greek offers a modern take on traditional...