Your independent guide to Gold Coast food

Burleigh Heads
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Izakaya

The back streets of Japanese cities are filled with tiny eateries, each specialising in different dishes. They’re the inspiration for travellers who have gone home

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Japanese Beef Tataki

In the tiny Project Tokyo, Mermaid Waters, the international experience of owners Franz Zdesar and Executive Chef Geoff Anstee flows over into both their food

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Dinner
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Izakaya Umakamon

If approachability is the mark of a true izakaya, then Izakaya Umakamon has it in bucketloads. Tucked opposite the Novotel Surfers Paradise and a few

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Dealing with Picky Eaters

How leading dietitian and mum of two handles picky eaters and dining out with her kids Susie Burrell is one of Australia’s leading dietitians who

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Attractions
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Cowra, The Great Escape

If there’s one town in New South Wales that proclaims peace, it’s Cowra. When we visit, it’s tranquil, the Lachlan Valley stretching out before our

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BYO
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See Thai Southport

Thai food is one of our favourite family cuisines because if deals well with dietary needs. So, we’re delighted to find that Chef Rit Suttinual

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Healthy Eating for Children

Dietician Susie Burrell has been working with family-owned company, Mayver’s to encourage more people to eat well and include nuts and natural spreads in their

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How to build a grazing platter

Grazing platters have evolved from a simple plate with a few bits of cheese and store-bought biscuits thrown together. Today, the emphasis is on quality

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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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