Byron Beach Cafe

Nestled in the dunes with a breathtaking view of Clarkes Beach is the Byron Beach Cafe. From the cafe's vantage point overlooking this popular surf break, diners can sit on the long verandah and watch the early morning surfers compete for a wave over breakfast....

Kiyomi Restaurant – Japanese Culinary Artistry

Open just 9 weeks, Kiyomi Restaurant is set to be another resounding success for executive Chef Chase Kojima. Chase is revered for his innovative, modern approach to Japanese cuisine. The talented chef made a name for himself as Executive Chef with Nobu Group, and...

Franks Bar & Restaurant Sawtell

Franks Bar and Restaurant on First Ave Sawtell is hard to miss. Vibrant atmosphere, music and people spilling out from the double shopfront into the street. Open just 5 weeks Franks Bar Restaurant has been well recieved. The restaurant features cosy booth seating and...

Lime Mexican – Coffs Harbour

I have a great love of Mexican food.  I adore the Mexican flavours and I could go into raptures over the perfect guacamole or corn tortilla.  Regular readers may even remember my Corn Tortilla recipe. I tend to take my food cravings quite seriously so we are off to...

Safran Turkish Restaurant -Ettalong

Safran is Turkish for Saffron, the most expensive spice in the world and native to the Mediterranean area. Safran is also the name of the Turkish restaurant on the Central Coast where we're dining tonight. The restaurant specialises in Modern Turkish and Mediterranean...

Coast 175 Cafe – Just Beachy

I had read mixed reviews about Coast 175 café at Ettalong, so I approach it with some trepidation. The selling point for me was they serve Campos Coffee! I love my coffee and I was looking for a nice strong cup with my breakfast. We decided to do a drive by before...

Macaron Cafe Cairns- Dessert for Breakfast

"Bonjour, mes amis Aujourd'hui, je vais avoir un dessert pour le petit-déjeuner!" My rough translation from high school French to English. "Good Morning my friends, Today we are having dessert for breakfast" No I'm not in Paris, although that is a WISH!! We are...

What is Paleo?

What is Paelo?? I first asked that question more than a year ago and I got a very vague answer that didn’t completely satisfy my curiosity. I was told Paleo was a diet based on eating the same foods as our ancestors the caveman would have consumed. The next logical...

North Restaurant Food & Wine Cairns

North Restaurant, food & wine is Cairns Shangri-La's gorgeous fine dining restaurant. Located on the waters edge at the Marina it affords guests a romantic waterfront dining experience. Cairns weather is just perfect for al-fresco dining, and North Restaurant...

Roberts Circa 1876 – Hunter Valley

When visiting the Hunter Valley, Roberts Circa 1876 is a restaurant you simply must visit. The restaurant is set in the heart of the Hunter Valley on the Peppers Convent Estate. We had the pleasure of staying at Peppers Convent so it was an easy stroll to this...

The Verandah Restaurant – Hunter Valley

Tonight we are dining at the Verandah Restaurant. The Verandah is another of chef  Matt Dillow successfully Hunter Valley restaurants. Mr GG & I have previously dined at Twine, the newest of  Matt's restaurants and enjoyed an amazing lunch, so we were looking...

Ridgeview Restaurant Hunter Valley

Ridgeview Estate in the Hunter Valley is somewhere you are going to want to stop and stay for a while.  This sprawling estate is so tranquil and conducive to rest and relaxation. Ridgeview has everything you could want from a Hunter Valley getaway right on their...

Cafe Elan High Tea & Day Spa

Chateau Elan is my idea of the perfect romantic getaway. The 5 star luxury property is located in the Hunter Valley and surrounded by established vineyards. Rather than wine tasting, I have organised a day of pampering for hubby and myself. Our day started at 8.30am...

Restaurant Eighty Eight

Restaurant Eighty Eight is located inside Peppers Convent.  We have been staying in this gorgeously restored convent during our Hunter Valley getaway. It has been such an amazing experience to learn about the history and care which has gone into restoring this old...

Conti’s Bakeshop and Restaurant

Hello GG readers! Let me take you to another Filipino treat which I am certain you will appreciate. This time to a bake shop that has created a buzz in Manila. A sudden craving for something leads me to enter in a trance. Or perhaps, a state of frenzy. This holds true...

Twine Restaurant Hunter Valley

We are absolutely loving our Gourmet Getaway to the Hunter Valley.  Everywhere we turn there's a tasting opportunity, fresh produce or a delicious glass of wine waiting. Mr GG and I had heard a lot about Twine and the innovative chef behind the restaurant, Matt...

IPPUDO Japanese Ramen Restaurant Sydney

IPPUDO has been on my "must visit" list for a while now. Located on the 5th floor of  Pitt Street's Westfield, the atmosphere is the lively, loud and very happening.  There is just such a buzz!  High energy staff yell greetings of moishi  moishi as people come and go,...

Redsalt Restaurant Hunter Valley

Arriving at Redsalt restaurant, we were led to a table overlooking the illuminated Crowne Plaza pool. The pool looked absolutely gorgeous! The blue lights made it a relaxing focal point whilst we perused the wine menu. I might be a little bit spoiled but I do like to...

Best Australian Restaurants Revealed

Australia’s Best Restaurants Revealed The debate over which state has the best restaurants has finally been decided, and the answer is… New South Wales! Despite Melbourne being hailed as the food capital of Australia, the country’s largest restaurant review online...

Mad Max Mexican -Coffs Harbour

Where do you go in Coffs Harbour for something cheap and cheery? There have been a few options appearing lately but Mad Max Mexican is giving them all a run for their money. Located in the Coffs Hotel this themed taco joint is full of sombreros, kitch little nick...

Charlie Bar & Bistro Bali

Gourmet Getaway's readers would know that I love spending time enjoying the vibrant Balinese bar and dining scene. Charlie Bar & Bistro is located in the heart of Seminyak, a popular beachside location. The bar opened in August 2013 and already Charlie Bar has...

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