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The inventive Freghete

‘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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Shiro Gelato is like a tiny part of Japan dropped into a little shop in Nerang Street, Southport. Shiro is home to some of our favourite Japanese creations: the elastic texture of freshly made mochi, and the smooth, unmistakable flavours of matcha and black sesame gelato. Combined together, they form dessert heaven, Daifuku. Shiro is...
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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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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...
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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,...
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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...