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If there’s ever a place to shake up our perception of Surfers Paradise as the Glitter Strip, it’s Bobs, AKA Best of Beers. A family-run business, Bobs was opened by Melbourne cousins Karambir Khanijou and Dhi Vig together with their friend, experienced brewer Ryan Fullerton (ex-Victoria’s Red Duck, Bad Shepherd and Clifton Hill breweries). It’s...
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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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If you’ve been out on the town in Broadbeach, maybe to a club or show, and then the munchies come calling, it can be a task to find something to eat late at night other than fast food. Fret no more! Fortunately, Coda Bar & Dining has come to the rescue, their kitchen open until...
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The Gold Coast gained a touch of European style when Sofia’s Broadbeach opened on the ground floor of The Oasis late in 2020. Owner Henry Hunt brings us an all-day dining venue oozing the casual sophistication of coastal Italy yet accessible enough for a weekday lunch. Arms stretched wide in welcome, Sofia’s open-faced bar and...
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It was the smile that first got us in. The young couple gave customers such a warm welcome that of course we had to buy their food, even though it looked different: arepas, the crunchy pocket bread stuffed with filling that’s the most common food of Venezuela and Colombia. We tried arepas and loved them...
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A year after the opening of the sister venue to Noosa’s award-winning Miss Moneypenny’s under the Avani apartment tower in Broadbeach, The Good Time Group welcomed renowned restaurateur Adam Dundas-Taylor as Executive Chef for the $8 million mini dining precinct, which also includes Fat Freddy’s Beach Bar and Diner and The Rimini Room, an exclusive...
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Little Cooly pizza pasta bar opened recently, taking a prime position upstairs in The Strand overlooking the golden sands of Coolangatta Beach. We’re a city of tribal people, each group with its own feel, its own lifestyle and its own favourite spots. The Cooly gang is a casual lot with a beach-centric lifestyle. They know...
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Costa D’Oro is a rarity, a restaurant that has survived the changing culture of the city, catering for tourists and dual city dwellers, supported by locals most of all. I have memories of the old Surfers, in particular of the heart of Surfers. We would spend weekends and holidays here, my memories including days drinking...
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The Yiros Shop has come to town, bringing us the flavours of Greece, and we couldn’t be happier. Besides gorgeous landscapes, amiable people and lots of history, one of the beauties of visiting Greece is that you know there’s always a great feed around the corner. Greeks know how to prepare food. It’s fresh, full...
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‘There is no success without hardship’, the Greek playwright Sophocles once said, and for HolyJala’s owner, Andrea Muhlemann, that is certainly the case. Having migrated from Barcelona to Australia five years ago to gain a Master’s in Marketing and Business, Andrea worked in hospitality saving money to open her own business. All was going well...