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Time for Thai as Isle of Capri newcomer is the very definition of good taste

Aromatic and full of flavour, Thai cuisine is undoubtedly the ultimate crowd pleaser. Whether you’re in the mood for a cheeky takeaway massaman curry and spring rolls from the neighbourhood noshery or something a little more elevated for a dine-in experience, Isle of Capri’s brand-new Valyn Thai Restaurant & Bar has you covered with excellent eats, fanciful sips and impeccable vibes. Here’s everything you need to know about the newcomer …

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Food & Wine

Masu Izakaya is Burleigh Heads’ best-kept secret

For a restaurant to get a five-star review, everything has to be spot-on in the eyes of the diner. Every single detail, from the fare to the service, the drinks and even the overall vibe must be impeccable. When a restaurant boasts 212 of them, with nothing less than five stars, well, that’s something very special indeed. Nestled next door to Apres Surf along the Gold Coast Highway in Burleigh Heads, Masu Izakaya is undoubtedly the suburb’s best-kept secret. Here’s everything you need to know …

The Weekend Edition

Better with butter: Treat your taste buds at Coast's new artisan bakery

The humble croissant has experienced a glow-up in recent years. Once a bagged supermarket snack (in Australia, anyway), croissants have become labour-intensive edible works of art, with each one taking upwards of three days to create. Rich, buttery and perfectly flaky, it’s no wonder why pastry lovers have embraced the new breed of baked goods with open arms. The latest offering to fuel the city’s burgeoning croissant culture is Chevron Island’s Dipcro Pastry. Here’s everything you need to know …

Food & Wine

Mermaid Beach’s fine diner Little Truffle reopens after a floor-to-ceiling renovation

Thirteen years is a long time in any industry, but in one as fickle as hospitality, it’s almost unheard of. Little Truffle Dining Room & Bar has been a stalwart on the corner of Gold Coast Highway and Bondi Avenue since opening its now-iconic timber doors in 2010. Now, thirteen years later, the Ridgeways have debuted Little Truffle Dining Room & Bar’s long-awaited renovation. Take a peek inside …