What’s new on Tamborine Mountain

Behind the gold of the Gold Coast’s glistening sands, there’s a mountain of green: Tamborine Mountain. Named Queensland’s Top Tourism Town for 2023 for its “…stunning natural attractions, world-class food and wine, exhilarating adventures, and genuine village-style hospitality into a holiday destination that’s full of surprises…”, the sun was shining on the mountaintop. Little did […]

Food builds community at Gathering.co

“Food is not just fuel. Food is about family, food is about community, food is about identity. And we nourish all those things when we eat well.” – Michael Pollan There are few new cafes possessing assets as comprehensive as Gathering Co: a ready clientele, an ambient relaxing venue, both ‘green and blue space’ on […]

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, […]

Hentley Farm to Coast Dinner

Farm came to Coast when the Hentley Farm Wine Dinner was held recently at Coast Beach Bar and Kitchen. Coast Beach Bar and Kitchen enjoys an elevated position overlooking the beach on the first floor of the Meriton Surfers Paradise. With prime position and a fine casual setting, Coast is acclaimed for its excellent modern […]

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 […]

Horizon Sky Dining

The Gold Coast has a few iconic dining sites, the revolving restaurant at the top of Crowne Plaza being one. With a change of ownership in December 2022, the Oscars Group has undertaken a major refurbishment of the hotel. Included in the renovation is the restaurant site atop their tower, formerly occupied by Four Winds […]

A Bit of Side Piece

Owner operators of the newly opened Side Piece Coffee in Varsity, Miles Gaebel, Dylan Jamsa and Lee King, had long histories in hospitality before joining their skills to open their own cafe overlooking Varsity. When we popped in for a visit in their first week, the trio was so full of enthusiasm for their new […]

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 […]

Dining in Paradise

There are few more iconic beaches in Australia than the pristine white sands of Surfers Paradise. The birthplace of the bikini, it represents Queensland’s casual outdoors-driven lifestyle. The Paradise Centre, just across the road from Surfers Paradise Beach, offers diners a beachside shopping location, entertainment, enhanced by its new $40-million dining precinct opened in September […]

Spring arrives in Palm Beach

A visit to Palm Beach Ave makes me feel as though spring has arrived. It’s fresh, breezy and beautiful. Palm Beach Ave is Daniel and Ruggie Ridgeway’s tribute to Palm Beach and a coastal lifestyle. The 150-seat venue sits on the corner of the Gold Coast Highway on the ground floor of Village Palm Beach, […]