Get the dish on beachside delis, hot cinnamon doughnuts, dragon eggs and secret menu items
Get the dish on beachside delis, hot cinnamon doughnuts, dragon eggs and secret menu items
Get the dish on beachside delis, hot cinnamon doughnuts, dragon eggs and secret menu items
Get the dish on beachside delis, hot cinnamon doughnuts, dragon eggs and secret menu items
Get the dish on beachside delis, hot cinnamon doughnuts, dragon eggs and secret menu items
Get the dish on beachside delis, hot cinnamon doughnuts, dragon eggs and secret menu items
Get the dish on beachside delis, hot cinnamon doughnuts, dragon eggs and secret menu items
Get the dish on beachside delis, hot cinnamon doughnuts, dragon eggs and secret menu items

Get the dish on beachside delis, hot cinnamon doughnuts, dragon eggs and secret menu items

A lot is happening on the Gold Coast (and surrounds) these days, almost too much to keep up with. The Dish is a rapid-fire rundown of the coast’s food news – quick taster-sized tidbits to keep you in the know and, perhaps, tickle your taste buds. This week we’ve got word of some delectable new menus, edible dragon eggs and bottomless brunch. Read on for all of the details …

Neptune Kiosk is now slinging hot cinnamon doughnuts by the creek
Earlier this year, we gave you a peek at the new-look Neptune Kiosk, Tallebudgera Creek’s buzzing waterfront coffee hub, which had reopened after a rebuild and expansion to coincide with the ongoing Tallebudgera boardwalk upgrade. At the time, owner Ursula Watts was working on a sweet new addition to the menu, which already featured freshly baked almond croissants and highly addictive muffins. After some pesky power upgrades, the busy creekside caffeination station is now slinging piping-hot cinnamon doughnuts – served fresh just metres from Tallebudgera Creek. The slightly crisp and ever-so-fluffy doughnuts start frying from 6:30 am daily.

Janus Deli opens a second sandwich-slinging outpost
Molendinar’s Janus Deli has brought its stacked deli sandwiches, pulled-pork toasties and creme-brulee doughnuts a little further south, recently opening the doors to a new outpost in Surfers Paradise. A stone’s throw from the beach, the Surfers Paradise iteration is loaded with all of your Janus favourites, including deli sandwiches layered high with mortadella, salami and ham, fresh salad sangas and pulled-pork paninis, as well as sweet treats like fresh-cream doughnuts, crullers, apple fritters and more. You’ll find the latest Janus Deli location at 12 Hanlan Street, a short stroll from the sand.

Yo-Chi opens its third Gold Coast dispensary
It seems Gold Coasters cannot get enough of fro-yo slinger, Yo-Chi. After frozen-yoghurt lovers went wild for the opening of Yo-Chi’s Broadbeach location, a second location on Surfers Paradise Boulevard soon followed. Now, there’s a third spot to get your fro-yo fix – again in Surfers Paradise, right on the beach beneath the Soul building. The new seaside dessert bar follows the same set-up as its siblings – you choose between a cup or cone, and then you can pour as much or as little as you like from Yo-Chi’s range of natural-tasting 98-percent fat-free probiotic soft-serve yoghurts, before loading up at the topping bar with extras like melted Biscoff, Oreos, vegan cookie dough and mochi balls.

BLOWFISH Ocean Grill + Bar drops a two-course lunch menu
As much as we love a long lunch, sometimes, our schedules just doesn’t allow for such leisurely pursuits. Broadbeach’s seafood-centric destination restaurant, BLOWFISH Ocean Grill + Bar has just announced a new two-course lunchtime menu. For $69, you can enjoy an entree and main course, or a main and dessert. The menu, crafted by Moo Moo Hospitality Group executive head chef Trent Robson, includes the likes of fresh oysters, tempura Northern Rivers Moreton Bay bug roll, king ora salmon, whole black sole (500g) and the market-fresh seafood pasta cavatelli. There’s even a steak tasting board featuring wagyu rump cap and Westholme tenderloin.

Delight in a decadent chocolate dragon egg and whisky pairing at Yamagen
At Yamagen, indulgence is best paired with whisky and chocolate. If you’re in the mood for something a little bit (a lot) extra, consider this your cordial invitation to embark on a sensory journey with its limited edition dessert and whisky pairings. The showstopper is a daringly indulgent chocolate Dragon Egg, served with a rare Japanese Hibiki 21 whisky. This extraordinary chocolate creation is crafted in house, combining coffee-gianduja sabayon and black-sesame crunch with 68% Li Chu chocolate. The signature dessert is priced at a cool $200. If your dessert budget doesn’t quite stretch that far, you can still enjoy chocolate and Japanese whisky-tasting flights from $45 per person. The chocolate and whisky pairing experiences are available now until June 30. Book a table at Yamagen here.

Winner winner, Bird Royale’s catering boxes are now available
Everybody’s fave chook nook has dropped some cluckin’ excellent news – Bird Royale now does catering! That’s right, you can now enjoy the venue’s signature charcoal-rotisserie chickens, vibrant salads, sandwiches and wraps alongside grazing and burger boxes at your next event. Due to many (many) requests, Dave Galvin, the owner of Bird Royale, has unveiled a full catering menu that will be cooked fresh daily from the Brickworks location on Ferry Road. The catering selection, which includes gluten-free options, suits private events as well as corporate functions with packages from 10 to 300 people. 

Wet your whistle at Las Palmas Bar & Restaurant’s new bottomless brunch
Brunch is an excellent way to welcome the weekend, even better if it involves a couple of cheeky bevs. Palm Beach purveyors of Latin-American share plates Las Palmas has recently rolled out a bottomless brunch package. Available every Saturday and Sunday, from midday, the brunch spread includes four signature dishes plus a two-hour drinks package for $79 per person. Hot tip, for an extra $20 you can upgrade to bottomless margs. As a table it’s one in all in, so rally some pals and book a spot.

Discover Citrique’s new secret dish
JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa’s signature restaurant, Citrique, has launched a new a la carte menu that invites guests on an odyssey through modern-Australian cuisine. In an fun twist, diners can unlock a hidden menu item by uttering the secret word to their server. Rotating seasonally, the secret dish will be a decadent and theatrical culmination of Citrique’s dining philosophy designed to ignite the senses. The codeword to unlock the first dish is ‘ignite’ (that’s all we’ll be revealing). Diners who follow JW Marriott Gold Coast’s Instagram will be the first to stay updated when the next codeword is revealed.

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