Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Gold Coast's Hidden Gems; Tracey Hodern Reveals Some of the Eateries That Get the Locals' Approval

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Gold Coast's Hidden Gems; Tracey Hodern Reveals Some of the Eateries That Get the Locals' Approval

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IF YOU know where to go, there are some truly fabulous hidden gems on the Gold Coast.

Ask any local, the best cafes and restaurants are more often than not, off the tourist trail and are increasingly found in the southern regions of the Gold Coast.

Following are some unearthed, sparkling Gold Coast treasures, with each entry nominated and vetted by Gold Coast locals.

The Fish Lab by William Wu, located in Robina, features an amazing seafood menu served in an elegant, contemporary setting. This impressive, though affordable restaurant is perfect for special occasion dining, or for those that simply love seafood.

The Fish Lab also offers an extensive European wine selection that is perfect to complement the seafood centric menu.

Shop 4239, Robina Town Centre.

www.fishlab.com.au.

Rick Shores is wonderfully situated on the water in Burleigh Heads under the uber-smart (big brother) restaurant, Oskar's. Rick Shores' menu focuses on tantalising Asian flavours, with many of the dishes designed to share.

Shop 3, 43 Goodwin Tce, Burleigh Heads

www.rickshores.com.au

Jimmy Wah's is a contemporary Vietnamese restaurant located in the heart of Burleigh Heads. The intensely flavoured Asian food is complemented by a fabulous international cocktail list that utilises ingredients from the kitchen such as lemongrass, chilli, limes, Thai basil, and ginger.

1724 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads

www.jimmywahs.com.au

Fingers and Bones at Mermaid Beach serves the ultimate in "old-school" modern Australian cuisine. Owners Leigh and Dennis Duncanson come with an impeccable "foodie" pedigree with this latest venture resulting in offering some of the best, grown-up food options on the Gold Coast.

2364 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach

www.fingersandbones. com.au

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