Sips & Bites: Spring 2022

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What’s cooking, brewing and happening…


A funky, fresh addition to the emerging CBD will be plant-based restaurant and bar Pataka, now in development! We also hear rumours of Peregian Beach’s popular Periwinkle Restaurant planning to open in the area soon.

Did you know that Giddy Geisha has a handy takeaway window on South Sea Islander Way for when you need a hit but don’t want to sit?!


Embark on an Asian street food journey with former MasterChef Australia star Matt Sinclair at P’Nut Street Noodles! Matt has developed three exclusive new dishes include the deliciously decadent Hoisin Duck Noodles, a wholesome yet flavour-packed Green Curry Fried Rice and a rich and creamy Thai Coconut Soup at all locations!

At Mooloolaba Esplanade, Jenny Luu honours her mother’s recipes of beef noodle soup and crispy pork banh mi at Phothentic.

Experiene the best of both worlds Sokuri Japanese and Korean Restaurant! Taste succulent rice bowls, rich dumpling and bao buns, gourmet sushi and more at the new space on Bulcock Street, Caloundra.

Mouth-watering Korean BBQ has finally come to the Sunshine Coast! Experience gourmet Korean dishes grilling before your eyes or tuck into dosirak lunch boxes at Meekak Bar & BBQ in Duporth Ave Maroochydore.


Liliana’s Trattoria is now open on Ocean Street, Maroochydore, partnering with restaurateur Scott Hoskins in the old Woodhouse BBQ space. Watch out, night life nomads – Nonna Liliana will make sure you eat your full of handmade Italian pasta and wood-fire pizza! 


The delicious. 100 is back, ranking the most exciting, innovative, generous and delicious restaurants in Queensland. Congratulations to Market Bistro at #17, Spirit House at #55 and Bocca Italian at #86! Don’t miss our Italian Feast at Bocca Italian on 20 October. For $125 per person enjoy a true Italian feast with matching Italian wines and superb hospitality! Find out more on page 52 and book now!


Australia Zoo’s Warrior Restaurant & Bar has opened at the Crocodile Hunter Lodge! Taste Australia on your plate as world-class chefs showcase native flavours used for thousands of years.


Miss May is out, and Sippy Social is in! Say hello to Local Social’s third store, serving up specialty coffee, smoothies, juices, fresh meals and more in the Sippy Downs space. 


After winning ‘From the Earth’ category at the 2022 delicious. Produce Awards, The Falls Farm owners Jessica Huddart and Ben Johnston are reinventing cuisine at the long-standing Mapleton Tavern.And they’re taking it up a notch with renowned chef Cameron Matthews putting on the apron to deliver a gourmet share-style menu alongside reliable pub classics and bar snacks for the revitalised Mapleton Public House.

The newest addition to Palmwoods, Stonebridge Gardens offers coffee, savouries and sweets in the botanical gardens of their wedding and event venue.


Cotton Tree Beach Bar just sailed onto the shoreline, and there’s live music and new menus every night! Homemade pasta on Wednesdays, tacos on Thursdays, burgers on Fridays, bowls on Saturdays and Sunday Sessions! 

After success at Dicky Beach, The Sanctuary Café is bringing your daily dose of caffeine, cocktails and an exciting fresh menu to a new location in Mooloolaba!


Inspired by family recipes, newly opened Spanish Bar brings traditional sandwiches, breakfast paella, homemade churros and authentic tapas to Buderim!


One of Australia’s fastest-growing beer companies has opened in Mooloolaba. 4 Pines Mooloolaba will have six of their finest beer on tap plus a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. Check out the $25 Parmy and Pacific Ale Special every Wed from 5.30pm and marvel at the ocean views outside and the Mooloolaba mural inside.


Acqua Restaurant and Bar is here to take the stress out of the festive season with Christmas party options aplenty! It has also opened tickets for its famous Christmas Lunch! With a three-course menu and stunning views over Pumicestone Passage for $160 per adult and $90 per kids; and the choice of an 11am and 1.15pm seating option, it’s sure to sell out quickly. 

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Join in on the 2nd December at @artsconnectinc exclusive gala fundraiser for @sculptureontheedgesc , promising a night unlike any other!

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Master the art of kefir-making @greensmithgrocers workshop on December 3rd! Discover the health wonders and simplicity of crafting this fermented elixir at home.

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Unlock the secret on December 3rd. Don`t miss out – arrive early for a pre-workshop coffee & pastry! (link in bio to reserve a spot)

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8 AM - 4 PM Daily
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Get ready for a merry shopping spree, load up on holiday must-haves, and indulge in scrumptious food tastings!

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