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    Panchos Mexican Restaurant: Hankering For Some Mexican?!

    by MissBianca Updated Dec 31, 2007

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    Hankering for some really yummy Mexican and don't mind a bit of a drive? Then make a booking at Panchos Mexican Restaurant.

    Approximately 16kms from Surfers Paradise, you will surely have worked up a bit of a apetite by the time you get there. Pratically in the middle of 'nowhere', this little restaurant sits all by itself on the outskirts of the Hinterland.

    With the best magheritas in town, this place is an absolute hit with all the locals and you can guarantee it will be busy every night of the week, so ensure you book in advance.

    The ambience is so bright and colourful with everything 'mexican' imaginable hanging from the ceilings. With a basic seating style, lounge and bar this place is extremely cosy. Children are very welcome here and I ensure they will love coming here as much as you.

    Favorite Dish: I never leave this place until I have myself a big belly full of magheritas, enchiladas and a plate full of their chocolate tacos/nachos.

    With an extensive menu, prices are dirt cheap with main meals fetching around $12-$15AUD. And even if you have one of those 'not-so-mexican-lovers' in your family, Panchos also cooks a mean steak.

    Keep in mind that meals are prepared fresh so they tend to take a little longer. If you are in a hurry please advise the waiter or waitress serving you so they can make sure you get your meals in speedy time.

    Group bookings of 20 people or more get a special deal of two courses for only $15AUD!

    Opening hours are as follows:
    Thursday: Open from 5:30pm
    Friday: Open from 5:30pm
    Saturday: Open from 5:30pm
    Sunday: Open from 12:00pm for lunch

    NOTE! Be prepared and take cash with you, as credit cards and eftpos facilities are NOT available.

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    Cafemio: Uncoventionally & Innovatively Irresistable!

    by MissBianca Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I know you are thinking it, so don't even ask.. no! This place is not a cafe! It is sooo much more.

    Looks are deceiving when it comes to this quiet little restaurant neatly placed along the old Nerang Street Mall. But as we all know one should never judge a book by its cover. With only two or three other restaurants around, the location of Cafemio is relaxingly peaceful and calm and is away from all the hustle and bustle of the main Gold Coast areas.

    Cafemio was only established in the late of 2006 and may this place stay forever. I cannot even begin to describe to just how amazing this place is. There aren't many really fantastic restaurants on the Gold Coast, however Cafemio is certainly at the top of my list. And best of all not many people know about it (well, until now).

    If you really want to make the most of this restaurant, I recommend coming here on a warm day or night as most of the seating is located undercover outside (however a few tables are available inside).

    General prices are as follows:
    Entree: $8-18AUD
    Main: $23-30AUD
    Dessert: $11AUD

    Cafemio is open as follows:
    Monday to Saturday: Breakfast and Lunch
    Thursday to Saturday: Dinner
    Sunday: Closed

    Please note that all major credit cards are accepted.

    Favorite Dish: Cafemio's menu is everchanging from week to week depending on what the freshest produce is available. This also applies to the cuisine. You can expect everything from seafood dishes to modern asian to european and it is certain that you will most always find a decent steak on the menu.

    With only a handful of entrees, mains and desserts to choose from, you can rest assured that whatever you order will be the best of quality and, oh, so mouth watering.

    Do not dare to even dine at this little gem if you aren't going to even try at least one of the desserts..they are so so delicous.

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    YATALA PIES: YUMMMMM BEST PIES IN AUSTRALIA

    by Dani_aus Written Jun 3, 2003

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    Yatala pies is very well known around these
    parts,
    some people would say the pies from there are the best they have ever tasted.
    if your a vegitarian ... dont worry, they have vegie pies too!
    complete with a drive through.

    It has become a tradition with my friends and i to go to yatala pies on the way home from swimming at the beach.
    every time!

    Favorite Dish: chicken and vegie pie with
    LOTS OF SAUCE :)

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  • Spinners Restaurant & Cafe': Casino Cuisine !!

    by grantravel Written Feb 6, 2005

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    Spinners has a wide variety on its 'a la carte' menu, from light snacks and filling meals to coffee and cakes. Best of all this restaurant is open 24 hours a day!

    Favorite Dish: I personally have enjoyed the supreme pizza (AU$12) there many times, also the all day breakfast (AU$12.90) is terrific. Another favourite there is the nachos. The hot fudge brownie is the best of the desserts, very delicious!

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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 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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    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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    Cold Rock Ice Cream: All done on a cold rock

    by hayley_69 Updated Jan 4, 2011

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    MMMMmmmmmm Cold Rock Ice Cream is the place you CAN NOT miss. The beautiful flavours and mixtures are soooooooooooo good.

    Cold Rock Ice Cream has an huge amount of all different flavour ice creams to choose from, see down below for some flavours.

    But see the thing about Cold Rock that makes it so good is the fact is that you have mix in's. Now your more then likely thinking what is mix in's, well what you do is you choose you ice cream flavour, once you have chosen your flavour they bring it over to a bench which is kept cold and you choose stuff to mix into the ice cream, like maybe some nuts, cookie dough, smarties, nerds etc etc and it gets all mixed together.

    Sometimes you can make a strawberry cheesecake flavour by getting cheesecake flavoured ice cream then adding real strawberries to the ice cream.
    You can make all different flavours.

    Here are some of the ice cream flavours they have:
    Apple Pie
    Banana
    Bubblegum
    Caramel
    Cheesecake
    Coconut
    Cookies & Cream
    Double Chocolate
    Ferraro Roche'
    Irish Cream
    Mango
    Meringue
    Passion Fruit
    Rum & Raisin
    Strawberry
    White Cookies &Cream

    Here are some of the Sorbets they have:
    Forrestberries
    Lemon
    Mango
    Pineapple

    Here are some of the mix in's you can have:
    Bounty
    Caramel Fudge
    Cherry Ripe
    Cookie Dough
    Crushed Nuts
    Freddo Frogs
    Ginger
    Jaffas
    M&Ms
    Milo Bar
    Oreo's
    Picnic
    Snickers
    Twix

    They also sell drinks, make cakes and desserts.
    Please remember that some of the stuff may not be available in all stores.

    Favorite Dish: I love coconut ice cream with a bounty chocolate bar and also nuts and cookie dough. Yummy!!!!!!!!!!

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    Food Fantasy: Best Value for Money

    by dandeelionz Written Aug 24, 2008

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    The Buffet is really good value for money. A lunch buffet during the week will cost approx $22.50AUD & will include hot foods from around the world, soups, breads, cheese boards, salads, cold meats, roast meats and vegies, pastries, deserts, cakes, coffees & teas and soft drinks. Alcohol is extra. The weekends include seafoods so the price for the meal is higher. The environment is great and relaxing while the staff are friendly and efficient.

    Favorite Dish: All of it!! :)

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    Possum Coffee Shoppe and Restaurant: Possumly the Best Coffee in Canungra!

    by ATXtraveler Written Jul 12, 2005

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    While taking the winding roads of the Gold Coast's Hinterland, it is very important to stop off for coffee once in a while, since 50-100km of winding roads can really tire you out!

    If you are headed to Lamington National Park, you may stop off in Canungra, a pretty little town which is the last stop before O'Reilly's Guesthouse.

    Before you head up the mountain, stop in at Possum Coffee Shoppe and grab a flat white! I did like that they put a couple teddy bear graham crackers on top for show!

    Here my model Sarah is showing off my coffee and her beloved Diet Coke!

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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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    Bangkok Square: Great Thai Food!

    by dancinbudgie Updated Jan 16, 2009

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    We chose this restaurant because it was the first place I ever worked as a barmaid/waitress. It was way back in the early eighties when it was called the 'Manhattan' and was run by a drunken madman (we were all fond of him) who fed us champagne all day and taught us to salt the nuts to"make the punters drink more". Dreadful I know...but that was then...I was under age, so was grateful for the job. Anyway...I was curious to know what had become of the place.
    I hardly recognised it at first, but once inside realised that except for the change in decor, the layout was basically the same. It was all very nostalgic...
    Anyway...it was very clean and comfortable, the food was fabulous and the service great. You can choose to sit indoors or out. it was not very crowded, so I don't think you need to book in advance.

    Favorite Dish: My favourite dish was the Penang Chicken...but it doesn't really count because that's always my favourite! They did do a great Basil stir fry.

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    Start dinner b4 6:30

    by emstar21 Written Mar 7, 2007

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    Sit down and order b4 6:30 and many restaurants offered 25% or 50% off all food. Mama Roma on broadbeach gave you a special menu if you sat down b4 6:30 and all the food was 1/2 price. Food was great too - but I saw alot of places offering early bird specials

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    Omeros Brothers: Best Seafood in town

    by Cameron81 Written Jan 10, 2007

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    Amazing food, great service and a beautiful setting. This restaurant continues to win best seafood restaurant for the Gold COast and Qld, and hosts celebrities from all around the globe.

    Favorite Dish: Grilled snapper with lemon butter sauce... hmmmm

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