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Black Sheep Bistro

If there’s an unsung hero of the northern dining scene, it’s the Black Sheep Bistro. Located not far from the Oxenford turnoff, the Black Sheep

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The Allotment’s Salsa Verde

If there was a British version of ‘The Castle’, it would be titled ‘The Allotment’. There’s a whole history to this word in post-war Britain:

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Everyman’s ‘Cup of Joe’

How do you like your coffee? September 29 is National Coffee Day; a time to celebrate our favourite caffeinated beverage and to raise awareness about

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Asian
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Bombay Cricketers Club

The Bombay Cricketers Club carries its pedigree proudly. “When you step inside the Bombay Cricketer’s Club you are transported to a British-inspired, plantation-style Indian oasis,”

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Breakfast
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One Café

“Where have all the good chefs gone? Gone to cafés every one…” If we’re seeing an emerging theme in Gold Coast dining, it’s the rise

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Digital Dining Revolution

Life seems to be getting busier. It’s a common complaint from those around me: “If only I had more time!” Convenience is a major driving

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Atmosphere
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The Milkman’s Daughter

We love pretty spaces and pretty food but, even more, food needs to taste great and be good for us. It’s the fuel we choose,

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Sweet Crêpes from Brittany

Behind the red, blue and white awning in South Tweed is a humble little traditional café, 3 Sea Crêpèrie, run by Damien Pigot and his

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The Brick Café

The Brick Café is not what it may first appear. A smart little café at the front of a new commercial complex in Molendinar, behind

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Five ‘new-to-you’ cafés

With cafés and eateries popping up across the coast, it’s difficult to keep up with the openings. Here are some new and almost new cafés

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  • Craft House at Tugun flaunts the best of many crafts: beer, gin, rum, excellent food and service. Their weekday lunch specials also hit the spot! Read more on foodgoldcoast.com.au
  • Fresh and radiant with the  colours of summer, Sandbar's poke bowls make the most of local produce to maximise nutrition. Eat bright, feel light 💡 in the season of goodness. @sandbargc Good times!
  • When you visit Rick Shores, you just know what you'll order first: Rick's fried bug roll with gem lettuce and a splash of Sriracha mayo. Its combination of rich seafood, crisp lettuce and🔥 sauce on a perfect roll is irresistible! @imrickshores
  • Who doesn't love seafood and a tipple by the sea, especially when it's so lightly done, delivered with a smile l@osteria_del_mare #Burleigh -  living in an everlasting summer!
  • Lemon panna cotta with strawberries at the Federal Diner in Wanaka is deliciously refreshing. @federal_diner @lakewanakanz #southisland
  • Hanging out for the weekend to begin? Then check out The Broadbeach on the beach end of @theoasisbroadbeach These gin-laced oyster shooters are a surefire way to get the party 🎉 started! Back up with a platter of nibbles to share or the Atlantic salmon or steak - bistro-style meals to be enjoyed with a view of the beach. Review coming soon to our website foodgoldcoast.com.au
  • Lunch @lakewanakanz @federal_diner in 'the federal state of deliciousness'. Yep! That's what they call it! Have to agree, after sharing this Blue cod taco with pico de gallo and chipotle mayo, together with 🏡 Salmon gravlax, crispy capers, pickled onion and dill creme fraiche on ciabatta. Just loving the fish in @purenewzealand
  • Sandbar celebrates their 20th anniversary this year. Persistence, ability to listen to customers and to change to suit dining trends are all factors in their success. Read the story of @sandbargc on our website foodgoldcoast.com.au
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