See Yö for the best GF sourdough in town

Bread is a staple food, named ‘the staff of life’, with some type of bread included in the diet of almost every culture in the world. Imagine, then, if you could not eat bread or were limited to store-bought gluten-free products which contained many additives such as colour and stabiliser. Dining would not only be […]

Persian delights at Baba Joon

The Middle Eastern food at Baba Joon Persian Grill, Surfers Paradise, brings us a taste of the exotic. Its authentic Persian food is a sheer delight, a colourful feast for all the senses, its menu very accessible in price and suitable for differing groups of people. Food brings cultures together. It’s one of the main […]

Doko Demo V sunlit plant-based restaurant

It had been some years since I’d seen Chef Jared Peck, the Versace-trained chef and restaurateur. I certainly wasn’t expecting him to pop up in a vegetarian restaurant in Burleigh, but there you go! He’s not the first acclaimed chef to make the change to vegetarianism (now vegan) but, influenced by his Taiwanese partner Chiyun […]

Falafel is king

For the best falafel on the coast, look no further than Falafels. Their handmade falafel is the tastiest we have eaten in years. Crunchy on the outside, soft and textured inside, they’re ‘out of the ball park’ fabulous! Once you try one, you’ll be asking for more. So, what’s the secret? Well, let’s back up […]

Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants, Gold Coast

The vegan dining scene has flourished during the past few years. Gone are the days when ordering a vegetarian or vegan meal drew the expectation of a plate of steamed vegetables or a green salad landing on your table. Nor is it just about tofu and tempeh. Now your dining preference may be vegan, lactose […]

Lunch at The Flying Horse Cafe

We love seeing great people succeed in business. Especially those whose focus is clearly on great food and service. We often ‘follow that chef’ from place to place, knowing that when we do eat out, it’s going to be a top experience. Fin Tully is one of those chefs. A New Zealander by birth, Fin […]

Sogno Italiano, the Italian Dream

Opening just in time for New Year 2022, Sogno Italiano (which literally means ‘The Italian Dream’) opened in the restaurant precinct of ‘Markeri Food’ between well-respected restaurants Lucky Bao and Easy House Vegan. It’s great to have an Italian restaurant in the L-shaped centre, Mermaid’s main dining precinct offering alfresco dining along the verandas as […]

Local miso wins top food award

In April 2023, a Gold Coast business was awarded Australia’s premier food prize, the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS NSW) President’s Medal. It was a huge honour for Rice Culture, a small single owner business that makes organic miso by hand using traditional methods, when their Organic Vintage Miso was judged the best food […]

A Plant-based Feast

Vegetarian eating is not a new fad. In fact, people around the world have been eating plant-based diets for centuries. There are many reasons for adhering to a type of vegetarian diet, (of which veganism is one), including health, religious beliefs, economics, as well as environmental and animal welfare. Whether you are an aspiring vegan […]

Say ‘Hola’ to Alma

Haven’t been to Mexico recently? You’re not alone! Say ‘hola’ to Alma, where we can enjoy Mexican-inspired food on the Gold Coast all day long. Alma is one of our most picturesque Mexican restaurants offering tasty tacos, sizzling fajitas and loaded nachos washed down with a chilli margarita or two. All that and more as […]