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Cook like a QT chef at home, our Chefs are personally delivering you their best kept secrets and recipes every fortnight. Spoil your friends and family, these recipes are sure to get everyone’s mouth watering and will impress!

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Aussie, Aussie, Aussie at QT Gold Coast!

If for some reason, you sadly cannot join us for our Australia Day ‘Beats, Burgers and Bikini’s’ at Stingray lounge bar, then we’ll forgive you (on this one occasion). In fact, we’ll even give you a quick and easy recipe for the perfect share plate to take to your Aussie Day Bash – The Fair […]

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Fairytale romance at QT!

The year’s most loved-up date is just around the corner and it’s during these splendid summer months that many blokes feel compelled to pop the big question. They say, “the proposal defines the man”…but before you breakout in a cold sweat, we’re here to help! Checkout The Heart Bandits who specialise in helping lads to […]

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Alice in QT Land

When QT Gold Coast decides to entertain, they really turn up the charm! Why wouldn’t you plan your next event in this wonderland of designer decadence?!


Willy-they or Wonka-they?

Our ‘Willy Wonker’ ice-cream station is the newest addition to the Bazaar Market Place. Retro ice cream flavours like Rocky Road, Salted Caramel or Banana split are given the full Bazaar treatment, transformed into amazing creations right before your very eyes, using sweet sensations like pop rocks, skittles, timtams and bubblegum foam to create the […]

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bubblegum macaroon

Bubblegum macaroon recipe

Macaroon shells: 300g almond meal 255g pure icing sugar 115g egg whites(A) 5g table salt Pink food colouring 270g fine caster sugar 75ml cold water 60g egg white(B)   Bubblegum Filling: 125ml cream 40g fine caster sugar(A) 4g pectin 6g fine caster sugar (B) 250g white chocolate 40g unsalted butter, died ½ packet pink Hubba Bubba […]

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A La Carte in the Park

Held at Lionel Perry Park in the heart of Surfers Paradise, this year A La Carte in the park was one of the most anticipated events on the food lover’s gold coast calendar of events! Starring culinary experiences and interactive zones, STINGRAY lounge shared some tantalising treats that left your taste buds wanting more. Our […]

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It’s Easter time, and with that comes the need for some serious chocolate indulgence. Here’s a recipe to get you started!   You will need 4 plastic trays each containing 11 Easter-egg moulds for this recipe. 2 x 180g pkts white chocolate, coarsely chopped 2 x 200g pkts milk chocolate, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup (125ml) […]

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Bumbles deliciousness.

Nestled in the heart of Budds Beach (only a 5 minute walk from the heart of Surfers Paradise) bumbles cafe is many things to many people. For residents of the Gold Coast, bumbles is the café where they religiously come each morning: grab the morning paper, nod to the barista signalling “the usual”, and plant […]

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A hint of class (and crab) at Omeros Brothers.

Omeros Bros is a multi-award winning seafood restaurant which combines an enviable mix of simple dining in a casual, laidback setting. Sitting on Marina Mirage’s boardwalk go and enjoy the Gold Coast’s most iconic seafood restaurant, which not only offers stunning food but also waterfront dining at its best. Omeros Bros restaurant offers diners a […]

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Anna’s Cafe at Ashmore Garden World

Another off the track recommendation, this gorgeous café is nestled within the walls of a beautifully stocked and maintained green house. You sit, munching on delicious banana pancakes and a perfect soy latte (or whatever takes your fancy as the menu is extensive). It’s only 20 minutes drive from QT, and really lets you escape […]

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Black Coffee Lyrics

Cool, calm, and collected coffee and cocktails on the Coast.

Wining & Dining

Red Velvet Cake

I love this recipe because you can really put your own spin on it! Make a cake or cupcakes and top it off with whatever you like to suit the occasion.

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White chocolate and cranberry macaroons

This weekend I’ll be demonstrating 2 of my favorite recipes with a Christmas Twist at the ‘Chefs of Surfers Paradise’.

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Warm spanner crabmeat with sea urchin butter sauce

With the Tastes of the Gold Coast Festival not far behind us, we thought now would be the perfect time to share with you some of our own recipes, tips, tricks and stories, and what better way to start than by sharing the recipe.

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