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Behind the Plate
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App rates food’s health value

Late in 2019, politicians decided that health star ratings would not be mandatory for Australian food. However, a company has taken matters into their own

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Coolangatta
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Raw and Rice

When it comes to fast food, one of the most nutritious meals you can choose is a poke bowl. Using the best local seasonal ingredients,

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Atmosphere
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New life for Songbirds

There’s something special about making a journey to country, especially when a table of food plucked straight from the garden awaits. There, surrounded by rainforest,

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Asian
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Light Years

Suited perfectly to the Burleigh dining scene, Light Years opened to much fanfare late in 2019, owners Kim Stephen and Stephen Filipovic extending their holdings

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Atmosphere
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Alkemist

Our favourite suburban cafés are heroes at championing the food scene for locals, providing coffee on the run, giving great service, with pricing and dishes

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Atmosphere
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Golosi Food Emporium

Golosi Food Emporium is one of the most impressive specialty food shops on the Gold Coast. Established in March 2013 by Selena Quested, the passion

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Atmosphere
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Little Itoshin

The Gold Coast has been one of our holiday playgrounds, a major decision maker in our choice of a place to settle.  Living here since

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Coolangatta
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Bondi Grill’e

This is a story of three Brazilian guys, Armando Franco, Mannoell ‘Junior’ Martins and Nicolas Martins, who met in a famous grill restaurant in Bondi,

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BYO
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That’s Amore

If you asked us to name a restaurant that’s a local secret; a place that Gold Coast residents from a couple of suburbs away may

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Atmosphere
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Ungermann Brothers

December 2019: Ungermann Brothers has opened at Marina Mirage! Ben Ungermann, 2017 MasterChef runner-up and renowned ‘King of Ice Cream’, together with his brother Danny,

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Bakery
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The Doughnut Affair

I would like to live a life with no regrets. It should include some indulgence of the senses – new sights, colours and tastes, but

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Recipes & More From The Gold Coast's Best Kitchens

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  • Poboys, the dish invented to feed striking streetcar workers in 1929, now one of the most famous dishes of the deep south, gets a makeover with Custard Canteen's Prawn Poboy. Served with light as a feather tempura local prawns, lettuce and remoulade on a soft milk bun, it's a luxe coastal version of this classic dish. @custardcanteen . . #foodgoldcoast #poboy #goldcoastfood #prawnpoboy #custardcanteen #goldcoastcafe #palmbeachgoldcoast
  • Get in and eat your colours at Plant Based Cafe, Paradise Point. Matcha tea pancakes and an acai bowl are washed down with a Blueberry chia smoothie. So much goodness on one table@plantbasedcafegc . . #paradisepoint #foodiesofig #foodgoldcoast #plantbasedfoodie #plantbasedlife #vegansofig #veganbreakfastideas #foodies
  • Tallebudgera Creek's all the more beautiful now that Custard Canteen has opened. Along with brekkies too glorious to mention, check out their sweet treats, such as this Salted caramel and carrot cake muffin. With an injection of salted caramel sauce, plus cream cheese and nut topping, Mum's carrot cake was never quite this indulgent or delicious. OMG it's truly sweet as! @custardcanteen . . #foodgoldcoast #carrotcake #carrotcakemuffins #sweettreat #morningtea #brunching #goldcoastsbests #bestofgoldcoast
  • Never trust a skinny Italian chef...or a food writer who doesn't eat...or a sommelier who doesn't like wine... Fortunately for our review of Orzo, none of the above statements applied. Orzi's chefs fill the kitchen with passion, we love their culinary creations and there were interesting and rare Italian wines and apperitifs on offer. Exceptional! Review on website. @orzobroadbeach @oracleboulevard #broadbeach . . #bestitalianfood #foodgoldcoast #broadbeachrestaurants #foodquotes #cookbooks #goldcoastitalian #goldcoastfood
  • For burrata lovers, this is a 'must do' dish from Orzo. Fine Italian burrata sits on a bed of Amaro-soaked black grapes, the sweetness and texture of fig and pistachio salsa offsetting the rich creaminess of the burrata. It's a top dish from multi award-winning chef Matt Jefferson @orzobroadbeach Review on website. Link in bio. @oracleboulevard . . #broadbeachrestaurants #burrata #foodgoldcoast #burratagram #goldcoastdining #goldcoastfoodies #goldcoastfood #modernitalian #italiancuisine #bestofgoldcoast
  • Make your day with a coffee and great brekkie to start off - the Green & Gold smashed avo for a real Aussie morning, the Whole plate big breaky after a day at the beach or Thai Green mango salad to clean out the cobwebs...sipping coffee and eating food @daymakeresp . . #goldcoastbreakfast #foodgoldcoast #coffeetime #goldcoastcafe #morningcoffee #breakfasttime
  • I'm loving an iced long black at the moment in this heat - two shots of espresso on ice, topped up with iced water. Zero calories and a double shot is a luxury in a hot day @sunlightdrcafe . . #coffeetime #longicedblack #icedblackcoffee #goldcoastcafe #cafeculture #coffee_inst #coffeelicious #mycoffeelife
  • Brunch at Cafe O'Mai, Annerley is a delight: Bun la Lot - Vermicelli noodle salad with beef wrapped in betel leaves. With the beef wraps cooked over coals for a smoky finish, depth is added by a fish sauce dressing. Delicious! #foodgoldcoastontour @cafeomai . . #vietnamesefood #bunlalot #vermicillisalad #bunsalad #foodbrisbane #brisbanefood #annerley #vietnamese
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