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J’s Brunchette in full bloom

J’s Brunchette opened in May 2024, a welcome addition to the Mermaid Beach dining scene. It brings us something very different: a garden café just a five-minute walk from the beach with the resident pastry chef being one of the owners. Owners Jasmine Chen, Chef Ming Yiu and business partner Lyn met through mutual friends,...
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Despite rising costs of living, labour shortages and turbulent weather, 2023 proved to be a year of growth for the Gold Coast hospitality industry. Consumers may have adjusted their discretionary spending, but they still made room for dining. Tourism was strong in 2023, with approximately 12 million tourists contributing $1.7 billion into the local economy....
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One of the most naturally beautiful properties on the Gold Coast is the Historic Rivermill in Mt Nathan. Just 30 minutes from the centre of the Gold Coast, the 6.4-hectare property is made up of shaded, verdant lawns fringed on one side by a meandering river. Overlooking the river is a rustic restaurant and function...
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The Gold Coast has a few iconic dining sites, the revolving restaurant at the top of Crowne Plaza being one. With a change of ownership in December 2022, the Oscars Group has undertaken a major refurbishment of the hotel. Included in the renovation is the restaurant site atop their tower, formerly occupied by Four Winds...
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There are few more iconic beaches in Australia than the pristine white sands of Surfers Paradise. The birthplace of the bikini, it represents Queensland’s casual outdoors-driven lifestyle. The Paradise Centre, just across the road from Surfers Paradise Beach, offers diners a beachside shopping location, entertainment, enhanced by its new $40-million dining precinct opened in September...
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While travel has been off the agenda for a couple of years, The Brooklyn Wine + Tapas, with its intimate downtown bar vibes and stunning food is a venue that brings an international dining experience to us. Husband-and-wife duo, Shaun Dunn and Leisa Provost opened The Brooklyn Wine + Tapas in January 2021, their first...
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Good food is the ‘spice’ of life. More than physical nourishment alone, great food satiates both the palate and soul. Spice Central Kitchen & Bar on the ground floor of the Novotel, Southbank, is one of Brisbane’s most popular eating spots. It not only has a five star rating from diners, but for months it...