Playing with fire at KooKoo Teppanyaki

Whether you’re a on holidays on the Gold Coast or a local, a night out at KooKoo Teppanyaki and Lounge Bar is loads of fun. KooKoo Teppanyaki is located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, a short walk from the Cavill Avenue light rail station.  Open to Surfers Paradise Boulevard, from the street you can […]

Moo Moo The Wine Bar + Grill

Moo Moo’s has long been a dining destination for meat lovers. It’s our most celebrated ‘steakhouse’ with plenty of choice for steak-lovers and something for everyone. There are traditional steakhouses, and then there are restaurants that specialize in premium steak. Moo Moo’s falls very much into the latter category; nothing traditional about it except for […]

The Lamb Shop

NOTE: Peter Gloftis now co-owns The Lamb Shop, Brisbane with Stephen AKA ‘Cappa’, the owner of The Lamb Shop Broadbeach. “Fast food done well,” The Lamb Shop’s former owner Peter Gloftis had told us when we first visited. I’d looked at him, glanced into the shop, and then down at my food. That’s his mission? […]

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. […]

Lakeview Espresso

They say that location is everything, but for cafés, that doesn’t always mean being in the main street. Sometimes, being the only café in a neighbourhood can be a winning formula, especially when the venue provides great service to the community. When Dylan and Kira Rackley took over the Lakeview General Store just over four […]

Adam Dundas-Taylor

Not everyone can boast cooking for Beyonce, Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Parker-Bowles family, running the company that catered for clients such as Ruinart champagne and Kate Moss, or co-owning Barbacoa, one of the most successful restaurants in Bali. But travelling the world with his supermodel wife, cooking for the stars and running high-pressure events, […]

Bazaar, QT Gold Coast

There’s a feeling of excitement when travelling, entering a new town and seeing a market set up in the square. Not only is there the stimulation of lush sights, sounds and colours, perhaps we will also discover something completely new. Bazaar at QT Gold Coast embodies the concept of an interactive marketplace comprising ‘help yourself’ […]

Kubo’s Café Bar & Grill

Owned by Jake and Clifford Gutierrez, Kubo’s Café Bar & Grill in Australia Fair Metro is a rare Filipino food presence on the coast, finding its audience immediately. “We’re really happy to bring Filipino food to the Gold Coast,” Jake tells us, “especially food we love eating at home.” Inside under a wallpapered wall of […]

Misono Japanese Steakhouse

We’re having one of those D & M (deep and meaningful) discussions about why people keep coming back to their favourite restaurant –a signature dish, great service, comfort, price and proximity… “It’s not just about the food, of course, it’s about the show,” the Main Squeeze puts in his two cents worth. He means the […]

Mike’s Kitchen

There’s only one reason for us to dine at Mike’s Kitchen: The Slaughterhouse Fifteen! Ribs, that is… To be more specific, 15 huge BBQ Pork Ribs smothered in Mike’s special basting sauce. They’re a feast to do battle for, a worthy prize for any gladiator! But are you up to it? Before you begin, let […]