Food builds community at

“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 […]

Blowfish, home of seafood delicacies

After twenty years in the making, the Gold Coast has a seafood restaurant to boast about: Blowfish Ocean Grill + Bar. In a whirlwind turnaround, owners Steven and Autumn Adams took over the former Bavarian Restaurant site on Oracle Boulevard and, with the assistance of Space Cubed Design Studio and Zero 9, their dream was […]

Kefi, the joyful cafe

“You are what you eat, so don’t be fast, cheap, easy, or fake.” – Unknown If you’re looking for a great reason to travel to Coolangatta, we have just found one: Kefi Café. Kefi is the Greek word for ‘a joyful way of life’, the café embracing a lifestyle of optimism and joyfulness. Situated on […]

The Historic Rivermill, place of memories

One of the most naturally beautiful properties on the Gold Coast is the Historic Rivermill in Mt Nathan. Just 30 minutes from the centre of the Gold Coast, the 6.4-hectare property is made up of shaded, verdant lawns fringed on one side by a meandering river. Overlooking the river is a rustic restaurant and function […]

kōst opens in Broadbeach

When the slick new kōst Bar and Grill opened in Broadbeach in August 2023, it was a dream realised for industry veteran Dave Galvin. Well known to the coast through his SITE hospitality consultancy business and his own venues including Crafty’s Sports Bar Harbourtown, Mozza Mozza at Sharks and Bird Royale in Ferry Road Markets, […]

The Winey Cow moves north

When ‘Cafe of the Year’ award-winning Mornington restaurateurs set up shop on the Gold Coast, we’re really curious about what they will bring to our dining scene. And in the case of The Winey Cow, it’s a lot. For owners Cam Henderson and his wife Jill, their wine bar, founded in 2014, seemed an obvious […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chanoyu Japanese infused cafe

NOTE: In July 2023, Chanoyu moved to a new location in 56 Nerang St., Nerang. It’s the Matcha chocolate ganache tart that gives it away – a pretty little pie case filled with two shades of green chocolate filling… “Oh my! There’s real talent here,” we think. “I wonder who’s in the kitchen?” There’s something […]

Green Fields Builds our Future

Perched on a rooftop in Robina, Green Fields Bar + Restaurant is an atmospheric casual fine dining restaurant. Its beautiful décor, including handmade artisan tables and recycled telegraph pole flooring crafted by local artisans, speaks of the surrounding landscape that the restaurant overlooks. Open since August 2022, Green Fields has already gained several awards, including […]