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Barbeque
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Barrio Byron Bay

We never made it to Francisco’s Table, so today we’re trying to make up for lost experiences. (How we could miss a wandering chef setting

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A Sweet Plate of Tapas

With the village-like hub of Chirn Park a rising star in Gold Coast dining, Tonic on Chirn is a tried and true local hero, an

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Atmosphere
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Italian Kitchen Company

There’s nothing like Italian hospitality to make you feel at home. It’s like a big warm embrace, straight from the heart. That’s just how we

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Broadbeach
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Scoring a deal on lunch

When you’re on holidays or retired, lunch can be the main meal of the day. It’s a cost-saving choice of travellers as lunch deals abound,

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A Food Journey to Cambodia

Cambodian-born Bernie (Bunnath) and his wife Ivy are the owners of the Gold Coast’s only Cambodian restaurant, Bunnath Kitchen, where they serve traditional Khmer dishes,

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Burgers
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Urban Woodfire Pizza

It’s the pizza parlour with so much more, the new ‘urban’ pizzeria with ‘the lot’ – Urban Woodfire Pizza. When Darren Bedford decided to establish

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What’s for Breakfast?

As a nation, we’re pretty good at breakfast. “Make sure you have your breakfast,” is a common chant from mothers around the country. They knew

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Breakfast
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The Allotment

If there was a British version of ‘The Castle’, it would be titled ‘The Allotment’. Although it’s not a term commonly known in Australia, there’s

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Atmosphere
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The North Room

It’s relatively easy to find food for comfort or food for freshness on the Gold Coast, but far more difficult to find food for inspiration.

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Red Hot Cod

Simon Scott lives and breathes the ocean. Born and raised on the Gold Coast, Simon’s a keen surfer and fisherman. When he’s not out on

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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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