Little Bites: July 2016

Bite sized news from the world of Gold Coast Food!


Dinner, drinks & dessert @ Bam Bam (pictured)

We can’t get enough of Bam Bam Bakehouse, and it’s now open for dinner, drinks and dessert on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Gorgeous by day, Bam Bam is even more beautiful at night without the crowds, ambience added by subdued lighting. Look out over the park as you feast on shared Buffalo Wings or Steamed Dumplings before embarking on a Hickory smoked pulled pork burger. Well known for their desserts, the Bomb is a soft serve filled choux pastry with pour your own Nutella sauce. Oh, and in case you’re feeling virtuous, there are salads, steak and the day’s catch of market fish on the menu. Beer on tap and wines by the glass or bottle, your casual dining is covered, and very romantically so. Bam Bam! Bookings recommended, walk-ins welcome! Ph: 5526 5218


Garden Kitchen & Bar up for Design Award

Jupiters Gold Coast’s newest indoor/outdoor dining venue, Garden Kitchen & Bar, has gained world-class recognition, winning a coveted place on the shortlist for the prestigious International Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2016.  Securing a nomination in the Design Awards’ International category for Best Australian & Pacific Restaurant, Garden Kitchen & Bar is one of only seven restaurants on the shortlist, and one of only two restaurants from Queensland to gain recognition. Created by award-winning multi-disciplinary design firm DBI Design, Garden Kitchen & Bar opened its doors earlier this year to reveal a quintessentially Queensland design that celebrates the beauty of the Gold Coast.


Sparrow Eating House Winter Menu

With every passing season the menu at Sparrow Eating House in Nobby’s just keeps getting better. As all the thongs-with-socks wearing people of the GC would attest, winter has arrived on our golden shores and what better way to warm yourself on those bitterly cold nights then a trip to Sparrow! Along with established favourites such as the roast pork, croquettes and scallops (with delicious variations on the last two) other new and exciting dishes include the gloriously naughty-but-nice tempura broccoli with paprika aioli, the torched salmon tataki with a beautifully complimented berry yogurt and the ultimate winter warmer the braised beef cheek with espresso jus. With plenty of new cocktails to try, if you’re looking for the ultimate in “treat yo’self” then definitely get the new chocolate terrarium dessert, it’s a dramatic feast for the eyes and tastebuds!


Low ‘N’ Slow With Burleigh BBQ Championships

The Burleigh BBQ championships is all about everything low n slow over 2 days for this year’s smokin’ event 30-31 July, Ed hardy park North Burleigh. Kicking the party off on Friday is the Burleigh Brewing Brew Jam, the welcome night for the Low and Slow BBQ Championships teams where you can grab a great brew and discuss all things BBQ. From 9.00am on Saturday the two day BBQ Championships kicks off in Ed Hardy park with 45 teams battling it out to see whose cuisine reigns supreme (sorry guys, you can’t sample the fruits of their labours – bummer). But you can bring along your picnic blanket, and your appetite, and let local musicians entertain you as you dig into some street food from JR’s Smokehouse, That BBQ Joint, and Busters plus Mr America Hot Dogs, Nippers Sausage sizzle, and treats for the kids. More at


Hard Rock Café Gets New Menu

Everyone can eat like a Rock star! Hard Rock Café Surfers Paradise, renowned for its collection of music history from the greatest musical legends, has launched a new menu, with freshly prepared burgers starting from $16.95 and delicious additions like the Lemon Chicken Pasta. You will still be able to find your all-time favourites such as the Legendary Burger, the Twisted Mac & Cheese, Hickory-Smoked Ribs along with our decadent desserts. Indulge yourself with one of our handcrafted cocktails and your time at Hard Rock Café will be one to remember!

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