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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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On the Gold Coast, Omeros Brothers and seafood are words that often go together, the multi award-winning Marina Mirage restaurant famous for its elegant seafood dishes enjoyed overlooking the sparkling Broadwater. In September 2020, the brothers opened Omeros Fish Bar on the outside of Benowa Gardens Shopping Centre, a smart move considering the affluent demographic...
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Great seafood restaurants will never go out of vogue. In fact, people will travel out of their way to visit, even crossing borders to dine on the best the ocean has to offer. My first trip across the border post-lockdown was well spent with a visit to Gallura Italian. We had heard so much about...
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With over 140 shops, Tweed City Shopping Centre services locals and visitors alike. Located only five minutes’ drive from the Coolangatta Airport, the centre also houses cafés, restaurants and a food court enabling shoppers to shop and dine without leaving the centre.  No matter what time of the day it is, there are great meals...
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If there’s something we never tire of, it’s freshness. The first dedicated poke bar to open in the south-east corner, Finn Poke, opened their second venue upstairs in Pacific Fair exactly a year after the opening of their Byron Bay shop. With a longterm hospitality background in extended family restaurants ‘Fig & Olive’ and the...
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There was a time when Sunday nights meant fish and chips for dinner, the aroma of salty chips escaping from their butcher’s paper wrapping. With Good Friday fast approaching, here are some of the region’s ‘must try’ fish and chipperies, open for takeaway and/or delivery during COVID-19: The Inky Squid, Terranora Owned by ex-Taverna Head...
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“Simple fresh food. Local and environmentally clean. Handmade as much as possible. Cooked using clean oil. Reasonable pricing.” It’s Isa Ham’s summary of what sets his fish and chip shop, The Jolly Roger, above the rest. Fish and chips are traditional Aussie fare. Do you remember when fish and chips was the standard Sunday night...
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This is a story of three Brazilian guys, Armando Franco, Mannoell ‘Junior’ Martins and Nicolas Martins, who met in a famous grill restaurant in Bondi, where they hatched a plan to start their own restaurant. Move forward a few years to 2015, when their dream became a reality. Starting with a menu base of burgers,...
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The Archdeacon name is synonymous with the Southern Gold Coast food and hospitality scene. From Executive Chef (Dad) Steve, who has been in the business for close to four decades, to Donna (Mum) Operations Manager, to their three daughters Brie, Emily and Ali, all family members play a pivotal role in the business. Executive Chef...
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UPDATE 2019: Awarded “READERS CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST SEAFOOD” by Australian Good Food Guide, The Inky Squid is a shining star in the fresh seafood stakes. They also ranked #7 in NSW in the Australian Fish & Chip awards! Their bestsellers continue to be Lemon pepper squid with seaweed, the Inky Squid pack, and burgers....