A Feast of Seafood

With 52 kilometres of coastline and 860 km of sparkling waterways, the Gold Coast has access to an abundance of fresh seafood. Seafood forms an integral part of our dining culture. From Sunday night fish and chips to freshly cooked prawns straight off the trawlers, we can enjoy a casual meal of seafood at home […]

Seeking the Gold Coast Palette

The new HOTA Gallery at the Gold Coast’s cultural precinct, Home of the Arts, opened in May 2021, including two new dining venues, Palette and The Exhibitionist Bar. Palette, on the ground floor, is a fine dining restaurant featuring Australian cuisine, especially fresh, high-quality seasonal produce from within the ‘100-mile table’. Complementing the gallery, the […]

Local markets take fresh approach

Local markets continue to be both the main way that consumers stay in contact with local producers and suppliers as well as an important step in the establishment of new and diverse food suppliers. The Market Co GC (formerly Your Local Markets) has been running vibrant farmers markets on the Gold Coast for 16 years […]

Caffe Republic, Bundall

For the first time in several years, the crunch is on for eateries with almost as many restaurants closing as opening.  In 2018, cafés and restaurants are facing stiff competition for the food dollar. Prepared foods from grocery and convenience stores and meal delivery services continue to attract busy consumers who seek convenience over experience. […]

The Pastry Emporium

Adrian Grazioli always had a dream of opening his own patisserie. After training at Brunetti’s in Melbourne, Adrian moved back to the coast, working for different cake shops before opening his own premises, ironically in the same block as the restaurant his parents founded: Riviera. Hidden away in a tiny suburban shopping centre in Sorrento, […]


It doesn’t seem that long ago that Evergreen was all the rage for a family breakfast or brunch for ‘ladies who lunch’. A verdant wild jungle in the middle of busy suburbia, replete with overflowing water fountains and voluminous plants, owner/chef Robert Powell and his wife Lynne employed a bevy of young wait staff to […]

Kampung Malay, Bundall

Kampung Malay is testament to the successful formula that Jason Tan and partner Kate Ferber have used in their existing restaurants. It is the same in all three of Tan’s restaurants: a combination of Malaysian/Chinese food, consistency of product, friendly service and BYO ($1 per head) which make this an extremely affordable dining experience.  As […]