Stones Throw

You can always tell when there’s an owner/chef in the kitchen. There’s an assurance to the menu, a passion that is evidenced in almost every aspect. Stones Throw at Currumbin is a good example.  Owned by brother and sister duo Cameron Chartres and Melanie Windsor, Cameron had worked his way around the world in kitchens […]

Elk Espresso

For ten years, Elk Espresso has been at the top of its game, wooing diners with its quality food and seamless service, producing food that’s innovative, perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. Looking back, the reasons for its success were evident from its beginnings. Elk Espresso wins friends, first of all, for its simple but funky […]

Salt Meats Cheese

There’s nothing sexier than men preparing food. Especially Mediterranean men preparing really good rustic whole food. The ladies know it. They saunter in just before midday, hips swinging slowly, arms extended, looking for him. ‘Where’s Alessandro?’ Young and gorgeous, he crosses the restaurant to meet them, a huge smile lighting his face before being enveloped […]

Clifford’s Grill & Lounge, voco Gold Coast

“This town is steeped in a rich tapestry of colourful history.” The Gold Coast is not only built on a colourful past, it must grow to a brilliant future. A former holiday ground for the Kombumerri people, since the 1860s the Gold Coast has been a place of big personalities. They were people who boldly […]

Tonic on Chirn, Labrador

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 establishment where we can recommend food, drink, ambience and service as being equally important and on point. Walk into Tonic on Chirn, and you could be mistaken for thinking that […]

Glass Dining & Lounge Bar

If there’s a position worth coveting, it’s that of Glass. You could embark from your luxury yacht anchored on the sparkling Broadwater just beyond the windows, or fly by helicopter to the helipad at the end of the jetty… so it seems as we dine at Glass Restaurant, overlooking the Gold Coast at play. In […]


Change is in the air in Surfers, nowhere more evident that at the Sandbar. With uninterrupted sea views and the widest offerings of beer on the coast, Sandbar is iconic. An institution. But even ‘institutions’ need to move with the times. After operating the restaurant for almost twenty years since its time as the Boardwalk […]

Pacific Dawn Food & Wine Cruise

  A 3-day ‘Food & Wine’ cruise on the Pacific Dawn sounds like the ultimate getaway: a chance to enjoy an indulgent weekend, all laid on with a minimum of fuss – no passport, no long plane flight, lots of dining choice, faultless service, and time away from business phone calls and electronic media. What […]

Little Truffle

Understatedly elegant. Our recent dining experience at Little Truffle reinforces how truly exceptional this restaurant is. Six years after opening, the restaurant looks better than ever following its mid-2016 facelift! While the four separate dining areas, chandeliers and gilt mirrors overlooking period furniture and luxurious crisp serviettes may seem a throwback to the golden age […]

Garden Kitchen & Bar

Outdoors comes inside at Garden Kitchen & Bar, part of The Star Gold Coast’s $345 million transformation. The hotel foyer’s wall of cascading greenery is the first statement of intention: Garden Kitchen & Bar is a fresh take on all day dining. With bar and pergola areas bathed in natural light and a large back […]