A few years ago Zeus Street Greek didn’t seem like it’d reach the level of growth it enjoys today. Their first store was out in Drummoyne, quietly building an empire as a fresh take on Greek street food, that offered more than just souvlakis and gyros, rightfully earned the business a loyal following. Fast forward to the present and there are multiple stores for this fast-casual gem, spanning Sydney, Brisbane, and more recently Perth. Zeus has surely joined the ranks of other fairly recent fast-casuals snatching dominance from established chains, adding to the great variety we have in Australia for those who need a quick bite that doesn’t involve mushy salads and sugary burger buns. ... Read More | Share it now!
Located just across the street from the South Bank’s art and gallery precinct (including the GoMA, which is currently celebrating their 10th birthday), is a small and unassuming cafe/restaurant that produces a Michelin-star quality food at reasonable prices. Jerome Batten is the man behind Gauge, a role he juggles while also helming Sourced Grocer, a cafe and grocer in Newstead. For both, the focus is on local, quality produce – with each kitchen’s own flair for originality.... Read More | Share it now!
Nestled in the industrial back streets of Newstead, The Triffid is one of Brisbane’s few live music venues, with a twist. Its beautifully lit, paved red brick beer garden and newly added rooftop terrace offer Brisbane foodies an intimate space to relax, share a few drinks and have a casual bite to eat surrounded by some of Brisbane’s most memorable music moments. Having proven its staying power in the growing Brisbane night-life scene, The Triffid has launched a larger, more expansive food menu for this season, giving already converted locals another reason to visit.... Read More | Share it now!
The Gold Coast is in the midst of great change in the lead-up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games, motivating the city to truly match it’s beautiful landscape and famously stunning weather with modern, attractive restaurants, cafes, and bars, putting it in the perfect position for the expected increase in tourism. The iconic Jupiters Casino is at the forefront of this change, rolling out a massive $345 million redevelopment which has already seen two acclaimed, well-designed restaurants brighten up the property. The property’s latest big opening does away with the dated Prince Albert pub and replaces it with the sightly Garden Kitchen & Bar, a large 350-seat restaurant that flows into a gorgeous, imposing al-fresco scene and makes use of the large grassy area around the side of Jupiters main entrance. ... Read More | Share it now!
Further to our look at Kiyomi last week, we also explored the other new restaurant leading the charge in the $345 million transformation that is sweeping through Jupiters Gold Coast. Italian restaurant Cucina Vivo is in stark contrast to Kiyomi in design; whereas the neighbouring Japanese restaurant is dimly lit and moody, Cucina is endearingly bright with the added bonus of having a massive outdoor dining area overlooking Jupiters’ revitalised pool area.... Read More | Share it now!
Gold Coast’s Jupiters is in the midst of a $345 million dollar refurbishment, aimed at completely revitalising the impressive building from the endearingly simple pool area to the in-house dining scene. I was kindly flown up there to check out the two starry restaurants that have opened due to the transformation, the first of which was Kiyomi, a modern Japanese restaurant opened by celebrated chef Chase Kojima of Sydney’s Sokyo fame.... Read More | Share it now!