Tweed coast fish ‘n chips

The weekend was sunny and inviting us to get out take a walk and breathe the fresh air. We headed down south to Coolangatta / Tweed Coast and did a bit of walking followed by ice-creams and fish and chips. Ice cream at Gelato Messina Coolangatta Fish and chips from the popular Scales Visited: 8 January…

Our love for Bombay is increasing

Return visit Sometimes you can just get a craving for good Indian food, especially if you don’t eat meat. Indian food always has grea vegetarian dishes. Our absolute favourite is Palak Paneer (spinach and cottage cheese).  We could not help but go back to Bombay Affair because it is local, friendly and great value. Here’s…

Great concept where everyone benefits

Palm Beach on the Gold Coast has truly come of age and has fabulous dining experiences. Opened at the end of December 2016 is the multi cuisine The Collective. We rocked up on the first day of 2017 ready for lunch. There were lots of people milling around and waiting to try out the latest…

Coco and charcoal

It was just after the new year had hit and we thought a trip to somewhere healthy was in order. As we love Instagram for finding new restaurants we had come across a hidden away little place that serves coco soft-whip, goji and other delights. This place is located on the Gold Coast, Australia in…

Roti, roti, roti

We have written about The Kitchens before but this time we wanted to share our experience of the Roti and Buns.  It was pretty quiet after Christmas with many eating houses closed; The Kitchens was no different. Our group was a family of four adults and one toddler. We were seeking a place where we could…

How to find good value Japanese food

Sometimes you have to search out those little hidden gems to get a good dining experience at a good price! We ate at an out of the way place called Zipang in Currumbin Creek Road on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia and it met our expectations. Zipang offers lots of tapas style dishes and…

Authentic Chinese – is it possible?

What’s authentic? This is something  that can be argued about time and time again. Of course one of us comes from mainland China, so is pretty expert at ordering the very best of items from the menu at any local Chinese restaurant. We were out for a quick Wednesday evening meal to a place called Asian…

Plants rock!

Wow, were we in for a  treat. We headed off for the new restaurant precinct called The Kitchens at Robina town centre. We had been down there a week or two earlier and checked out all the wonderful new places to  eat. That are so many options. We can guarantee that even the fussiest of…

Food, health, wealth demo

We had the good fortune to attend a demonstration by Samantha Gowing the guru behind Food, Health, Wealth a ‘wellness solution company’.  Sam does really interesting food that is genuinely healthy. Her creativity is evident when you listen to her talk and combine a range of foods to get the optimum combination of texture, taste…

Let’s try something with a touch of spice

We were wondering where to eat and fancied something a little spicy and suitable for vegetarians. After a bit of a search we settled on Bombay Affair, located in Southport, Queensland.  One of the reasons we love Indian food is that it really does provide the very best options for vegetarians. The first appetiser that…

The Garden for a breakfast fix

Are you ever disappointed in the customer service you get at restaurants? We were excited to come to The Garden to celebrate a few achievements – any excuse but we did have things to celebrate. We had read about breakfast at the Garden as being pretty good. We had a booking but we’ve got to say…

Just what the Dr needed!

We had something to celebrate, so we decided to head back to one of our favourite Gold Coast restaurants. Can you guess what we were celebrating? One of us is now Dr Wei after working for the past few years on a PhD thesis into customer experience and food events. So, it was fitting to…