Dining With a View

With sparkling waterways, crystal white beaches and fringing mountains, the Gold Coast boasts magnificent views. Until recently, however, most ‘dining with a view’ took place at surf clubs overlooking our surf beaches decked out in red and yellow flags and lifesavers on patrol. Historically, several locations have shown off the splendour of the Gold Coast, […]

Tarte settles beside Currumbin Creek

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 […]

An appetite for Aperitivo

When we step across the threshold of Aperitivo Café & Panini Bar, we fall in love. How could we not! With its warm yellow-tiled counter as fresh and vibrant as a field of sunflowers, Aperitivo radiates sunshine. It’s brunchtime and we’re surrounded by smiles and the lilt of Italian conversation. The whole vibe is cheery […]

Escape to Tommy’s Italian

Looking for a prime location overlooking the beach this summer with modern Italian food, cocktails and freely flowing prosecco, all served with Italian style? Escape to Tommy’s Italian. While it’s only a short drive for us to visit Tommy’s, it has been a much longer journey for Tommy to land on our shores. For Tom […]

Stones Throw

You can always tell when there’s an owner/chef in the kitchen. There’s an assurance to the menu, a passion that is evidenced in almost every aspect. Stones Throw at Currumbin is a good example.  Owned by brother and sister duo Cameron Chartres and Melanie Windsor, Cameron had worked his way around the world in kitchens […]

Clay Cantina

Sometimes you visit a country that you feel could be your second home. You feel a pull of the heart when you leave, intertwined with the knowledge that you will soon return. That’s how Kristal Smith feels about Mexico. Having spent a great deal of time there over the past 12-13 years, Kristal is fascinated […]


Named after the ancient title of Japan, Zipang, Chef Atsushi Mizushima’s cafe has a split personality. By day, it’s a tiny ‘dine in’ or quick ‘grab and go’ eatery where workers stop in to get lunch. By night it’s a romantic laneway restaurant guarded at two entrances by ancient warriors. We first dined at Zipang […]

Currumbin RSL Unveils Dining Precinct

“…there is no greater exercise for the heart than reaching down and helping someone up.” Ron Workman, Currumbin RSL Chairman There’s a lot to love about Currumbin RSL. Founded in 1947, soon after World War II ended. Overlooking the creek, it faces north to the Gold Coast, a strong sign that after the war was […]

Adventurer Turns Entrepreneur

Life’s about dreams. Some people only dream, while others work hard to make them come true. Adam Hill certainly has. A self-confessed ‘jack of all trades’, while living in California, Adam had a dream of riding in the desert. On his return to Australia, he hopped on his dirt bike at his home in Currumbin […]

Pasture & Co

Sometimes, you need to go a little out of the way to find beautiful things. That’s so with Pasture & Co. Sitting alongside organic co-op Ground Grocer, facing the entrance to Currumbin Valley’s Eco Village, the café is situated on the newly-named precinct, Ground at Currumbin. With a new tenant comes new life. Dani Riley, […]