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    Latitude 28: On the border

    by robertgaz Updated Oct 30, 2006

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    The Latitude 28 Cafe is right on the Queensland/New South Wales border at the geographical location of its namesake.

    Their address is at Coolangatta in Queensland but you could take one step to the side and then be at Tweed Heads in New South Wales.

    So you could be having your breakfast in one state while the guy sitting right next to you could be in another!

    But it's a great location to enjoy a bite to eat or a freshly brewed coffee while you enjoy the view over the wide expanse of the blue Pacific Ocean.

    Open 7 days a week from 7am to 4pm.

    Favorite Dish: Sausages and eggs with crisp pieces of fresh toast spread with real butter and hot coffee.

    Breakfast - $10
    Coffee - $3.00
    View - priceless

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    Ashmore Rd. Seafood & Steak: Big meals, big value

    by robertgaz Updated Oct 25, 2006

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    The first thing that hits your olfacory as you approach the entrance are the delectable aromas of sizzling steaks.

    And as you walk in you will see a display counter which shows you all the different cuts of meat and various seafoods available and also the size of each serve including the salads. So you can pretty much make up your mind before being seated.

    Once at your table you can then order drinks at the bar. They have an enormous collection of some 25,000 wine bottles so once decide which tipple's for you you can pay for it at the bar, grab some glasses and go to your table to order your meal.

    The meal starts with toasted garlic focaccia bread which is free flowing all night and already included in the price of your meal. All tables are provided with menu sheets on which you place your name, table number and tick the meals that you want.

    I like this system of ordering meals because it makes paying the bill easy when dining with a large group of people. For example, I placed my name and table number on the menu sheet with all the meals for my family ticked on one sheet and that is all I was billed for at the end. No bill splitting or disagreements over who ate what and how much.

    All in all the service here was first class and the food was simply delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the Gold Coast.

    Because the meals are enormous and the garlic bread keeps coming all night, the chances are you won't be able to finish your meal. Just ask the waitress for a "doggy bag" which comes as a styrofoam container into which you can place your unfinished food for later on.

    Favorite Dish: As is my wont, I ordered a blue steak, Moreton Bay bugs with chips and vegetables. The steak had a bacon crust and must have been close to 500g and was mouthwateringly delicious and the "bugs" (which are much like small lobsters) were tender and sweet.

    I'm happy to add that I had no need for a "doggy bag" because I finished all my steak, bugs, chips, vegies, focaccia breads and a bottle of red.

    It was very hedonistic of me but I really enjoyed the night... burp.

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    Sunset Bar & Grill: Brekky on the water

    by robertgaz Updated Oct 24, 2006

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    The Sunset Bar & Grill is a part of the Marina Mirage shopping complex near Mariners Cove Marina.

    It's right on the waterfront and a very relaxing spot to refresh yourself with a coffee and cake. The cafe is licensed so a cold beer or a nice glass of wine are other attractive options.

    Favorite Dish: When I asked the waitress what type of muffins they had I was given the option of blueberry or "epple". I requested the blueberry muffin with my coffee.

    It was only when I sat down to wait for my order that I realised the waitress must have been a Kiwi and that on reflection an "apple" muffin did sound rather appetising.

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    Australian Outback Spectacular: 3 Course Aussie BBQ

    by robertgaz Updated Oct 20, 2006

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    You will be grandly treated with a mouthwatering 3 course Aussie BBQ meal while enjoying the sight and sounds of the Australian Outback Spectacular show.

    The first course is a tasty fresh Queensland Salad served with tangy mango dressing.

    The main course is a barbequed tenderloin beef steak with rich gravy, seasoned with Kakadu plum sauce and served with beans carrots and mashed spuds with baked Australian Damper.

    Desert is a traditional baked pavlova with Queensland berries and fresh cream and billy tea in a tin mug.

    Beer, wine and soft drinks are served with a smile by busy jilleroos and jackeroos throughout the show.

    Fair dinkum bonza tucker.

    I apologise for the quality of some of the photos but for the safety of the riders and horses, all video cameras and flash photography can't be used at any time.

    Favorite Dish: The entire meal was superb but what was especially impressive was that some 1,000 meals were served almost at the same time.

    Hard working jilleroos and jackeroos walk in carrying 10 meals each at a time to feed their hungry waiting guests.

    The beef comes from grain fed cattle so vegetarians are well catered for ;~)

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    Billy Baxter's: Based on the cartoon character

    by robertgaz Updated Oct 18, 2006

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    Billy Baxter’s is a chain of licenced cafés and restaurants with distinctive décor based on the cartoon character.

    The walls are covered in pictures of Billy drinking coffee in hilarious situations.

    Favorite Dish: Long black coffee and blueberry muffin with fresh cream for AU$6.95.

    The coffee was great but I forgot to ask them to heat the muffin so it was served cold.

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    D'arcy Arms: Absolutely Delicious

    by KevinMichael Written Jul 21, 2006

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    Walking into this restaurant you feel like you're leavin Australia and walking into Ireland... well, at least it almost feels that way. The owner herself, Fiona O'Hagan, is an Irish immigrant and gave us first class treatment like we were family.

    The food was more than excellent, it was absolutely the most delicious fare we experienced on our entire trip in Australia.

    Favorite Dish: I had the succulent lamb and potatoes and a heap of Baily's Irish Cream ice cream for dessert.

    My wife had some steak and blue berry crepes with vanilla ice cream for dessert.

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    The Lygon Street Restaurant: An Exceptional Dining Experience!

    by Tina-Perth Updated Mar 24, 2006

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    The Lygon Street Restaurant, located at the Gold Coast International Hotel is outstanding. The decor is simple but elegant with large windows overlooking the hotel water feature of 5 red-lit fountains of water in a large pool which are sensational at night.

    In our opinion, the menu was perfectly balanced without being too extensive. We dined here two nights in a row as we were so impressed with the whole experience. The staff and service were fantastic which enhanced our enjoyment of the food. On the first evening Steve had Veal Roulade for entree followed by the Oceanic Hot Rocks - a great concept where you are given a hot plate on your table and you sizzle your own food to exactly your liking. It has great novelty value as well, with the interaction and fabulous aromas from the cooking food. Steve's selection included Salmon, Moreton Bay Bug, Scallops, Prawns & vegetables. My choice was the Chef's Selection of 3 entrees - tempura oyster served on soba noodles, pumpkin soup and Salmon Gravlax. My main course was Pancetta & Broad Bean Risotto which was rich, creamy and cooked to perfection.

    Our second visit saw Steve choose the Veal Roulade once again (which I loved and shared too). I decided not to have entree, as I wished to fit one of their specialty fruit flambes in, which are fabulously prepared at your table. Steve's main meal was the Lamb Rack (4 pieces) and vegetables which looked superb and cooked to perfection. I tried the Atlantic Salmon served on a base of ricotta and spinach rolls of pasta with a lemon oil & basil aioli which was absolutely delicious! Unfortunately the serves were way too generous for me to have fitted in dessert once again! Complementary chocolates are served at the end of your meal. Both nights we drank the Wirra Wirra Church Block which cost $49.

    There is a new chef at the restaurant who is changing the menu to his own style. The food and wine is VERY reasonably priced. All up, our visits were tremendous experiences and we look forward to the opportunity to return.

    Favorite Dish: I couldn't name a favourite dish, they were all superb. The picture shows how the Hot Rocks dishes are served. This dish was $36.

    Apart from the Hot Rocks dishes, main courses range from $18-$34, but mostly $20-$30.

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    DILLI DARBAR: Traditional Indian Food

    by bkarjee Written Mar 13, 2006

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    This Indian Restaurant was hardly 300 mtrs away from my apartment and hence we tried it twice. Both time, the restaurant was almost full and the service was very good. Just two youngsters were managing the show very well and the delay was minimal.
    We tried Butter Chicken with Naan and Malai Kofta and the taste was yummy. Serving were sufficient for two people. The rates were also reasonable.

    Favorite Dish: Tandoori Chicken

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    Chiang Mai Thai Restaurant: Authentic Thai Cuisine

    by bkarjee Written Mar 13, 2006

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    Excellant Thai Food. The location is also superb. Open uptill 22:00 hrs. They have 20 percent discount on Lunch menu. On display are a host of Accolades they have won in recent times.

    Favorite Dish: Cashew nut with Chicken and the Sea Food Tom Yum Soup

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    Chiang Mai Thai Restaurant: Authentic Thai Cuisine

    by bkarjee Written Mar 13, 2006

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    Excellant Thai Food. The location is also superb. Open uptill 22:00 hrs. They have 20 percent discount on Lunch menu. On display are a host of Accolades they have won in recent times.

    Favorite Dish: Cashew nut with Chicken and the Sea Food Tom Yum Soup

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    Shogun Japanese Karaoke Restaurant: Japanese Getaway

    by grantravel Updated Jan 8, 2006

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    Hidden away off the main road this little gem is an absolute must for lovers of Japanese food or if your looking for something a little bit different from the normal restaurant experience. With authentic Japanese water garden and traditional background music it is the perfect setting for a relaxing meal.

    The Shogun restaurant serves exquisite Japanese cuisine, and features a teppanyaki bar where chefs cook bbq style food at your table, private rooms for the à la carte menu and a karaoke bar. The private Japanese-style rooms are designed with an open space under the tables, so that you can extend your legs while seated. Bookings are essential for the teppanyaki bar. The karaoke bar is free for dinners or $5 for non dinners.

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    Garlic Clove: French Cuisine in the 'Burbs'

    by grantravel Updated Jan 7, 2006

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    Garlic Clove is an French a la carte restaurant. Located in the middle of the suburban area of Carrara, it is a restaurant with a very good reputation. With good reason too, the meals are delicious and very well presented. Another great touch is the authentic French background music.

    Favorite Dish: For the best value for money, get the 3-course meal. For AU$36 you will get a wonderfully filling meal which includes a selection of entree, main and soup/dessert from the entire menu. You will save about AU$10 by doing this way.

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    Various: Restaurants in Surfers Paradise

    by grantravel Updated Nov 9, 2005

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    If you stay in Surfers Paradise, here is a list of my favourite restaurants.

    Chateau Beachside (Breakfast Buffet)
    Chaopraya (Authentic Thai)
    George's Paragon (Seafood)
    Montezuma's (Mexican)
    Hard Rock Cafe (Burgers & Steak)
    La Porchetta (Italian- cheap)
    Pancakes in Paradise (Sweet & Savoury Pancakes/Crepes)

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  • Chiangmai Thai: Tasty Thai !!!

    by grantravel Updated Nov 9, 2005

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    Chiang Ma Thai is a very popular local Thai restaurant, with very tasty food at a reasonable price. You will need to book ahead to get a table, especially if you will be going with a group. Ask for a table outside, because it has very confined space inside (full of Asian artefacts).

    If you do go with a group of friends, get a range of dishes and share them around.

    BYO Drinks.

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    The Outpost Cafe: Canungra's Outpost

    by ATXtraveler Written Jul 12, 2005

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    When you take a trip out to Lamington National Park, you will most likely stop in Canungra, which seems to be very popular with the motorcycle crowd.

    I had a really good Aussie Burger, which has pineapple, egg, bacon, and cheese!

    It is super delicious.... this also seemed to be sort of a greasy spoon to eat in.... which was a good thing!

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