Your Winter Warmer Guide
All The Best Toastie Dishes To Try This Winter
Well, the cooler weather has finally arrived. We're saying goodbye to cold Acai Bowls for another year and hello to bowls of pasta, soup and roasts - And we've found some of the best spots to go to fill all of your Winter cravings. From Poke Bowls to Curry Bowls, we've got your Winter brunch dates covered!
Winter is one of our favourite times of the year, particularly because it means we have a good excuse to indulge on all of the pasta we want... And what better place to indulge on Pasta than the Coast's very own fabulous Italian restaurant, Ristorante Fellini? Known for serving up some of the best Italian food on the Coast and complete with stunning waterfront views, you can over-indulge in Pasta in serious style, with plenty of mouth-watering options to choose from. Celebrating Italian National Day on June 2nd, Fellini will also have plenty of extra indulgent pasta specials to pick from... So grab some friends and your stretchiest pair of pants, and we'll see you there on Sunday!
Is there any better feeling than being able to wrap your frosty mitts around a nice, hot bowl of something yummy? Not really - So if you're looking for a bowl of something seriously yummy, you better get down to Finn Poke ASAP. Located in Pacific Fair and Burleigh Heads as well as owning a store down in Byron Bay (we see you Northern NSW), Finn Poke is serving up more delicous poke bowls than we can get our hands on, allowing us to create stunning, customisable bowls perfect for the colder Winter days. Choose from their stunning range of Fish, Chicken or Vegetarian bowls, or grab one of their stunning Winter special Bowls for the perfect Winter takeaway lunch. Pro-tip - We highly recommend the Shroom Noodle Soup!
We're lucky enough on the Gold Coast that Winter just means clear skies and crisp days... So no Winter day is cold enough to keep us away from Baskk! Located right opposite Coolangatta Beach and complete with plenty of plants and driftwood furnishings, Baskk is the perfect place to go to forget about all of your Winter worries, creating a special Winter menu perfect for the cooler months. Snack on Woodfire Pizza, Lamb Shoulder, Duck Breast or Korean Fried Chicken, or grab the gang and head on down for Sunday Roast Lunch complete with a glass of wine! Gals day out down at Baskk? Count me in!
If there's any cuisine that's perfect for Winter, it would have to be Indian. Located down on the left-hand side of Palazzo Versace, Kokum Restaurant is the ultimate place to go for all of your Indian lunches this Winter, offering a spectacular menu complete with water-front views for the perfect day out. Serving up more traditional Indian dishes cooked by Head Chef Sabir Merchant, you can indulge in all of your favourite spicy dishes alongside plenty of mild options, complimented perfectly by specialty cocktails, beer and wine. If one hour of dining on Indian food just isn't quite enough, they also hold a Deckside Sunday Buffet every Sunday from midday, where you can grab all of the food and drinks that your heart desires for just $50 a head!
Contrary to popular belief, eating Vegan isn't always about eating salads - And BKA Vegan in Burleigh Heads is down to prove that! Located just around the corner from the Burleigh Heads hotel, BKA Vegan has been serving up delicious vegan-friendly eats since the end of 2018, filling their menu with plenty of cool and warm dishes perfect for the Winter months. Open for breakfast on the weekends, you can drop in from 7:30am and indulge in French Toast, Mushroom & Cheese Toasties or their stunning Big Breakfast as well as the all-essential coffee, or book yourself and your friends a table for lunch or dinner and enjoy Lasagna, Spring Rolls, Satay Ramen or Mac & Cheeze! If you haven't tried Vegan food yet and you're not sure where to start... Start here. Seriously, do it.
Ok, we admit, we're huge fans of dumplings at any time of the year, but Winter only gives us an excuse to shamelessly eat more of them, right? Located down in the Oasis Centre in Broadbeach, Harajuku's is serving up all of the delicious Gyoza and Dumplings that we can get our cold mitts on, with a huge range of fillings to satisfy basically everyone. Filling their Gyoza with Pork, Prawns, Lemongrass Chicken, Cheese, Veggies and their famous Cheeseburger filling, as well as Nutella and Salted Caramel, there's so many options you might as well grab the gang and order everything there! Oh, and did we mention they've got Sake too? Cheers!
Ok, so maybe Waffles aren't an official lunch thing... But they can be in Winter, right? Open from 2pm during the week and from 7:30 on weekends (hello Saturday morning Waffles), you can grab the gang and stuff your face with Waffles topped with Nutella, Marshmallows, Whipped Cream, Brownie Chunks and more, as well as plenty of milkshakes and Hot Chocolate options to round your sugar binge out nicely. Also stocking four Vegan-friendly options, there's plenty of choice for everyone!
Ok, so if you haven't heard of Eddy & Wolff yet, chances are you've probably been living under a rock. Officially opening a couple of months ago in Robina, this secret Asian Bar is the hottest place to go for a feed right now, decked out in sleek grey furnishings and fitted with just twenty-two seats for a super exclusive lunch or dinner out. Offering a range of stunning Asian dishes including Crying Tiger Beef, Char-Grilled King Prawns, Char Siu and Spicy Barramundi, as well an exclusive range of craft beer, wine and spirits, it's the perfect place to relax after a hard working week... But with limited seats available, don't forget to book first!
About the Author
I'm a creative at heart - I love reading, I love writing and I love my social media! I spend the majority of my time sipping coffee and finding the next best cafe, but when I get a second off chances are I'll be brunching at my local or running off to whatever event is on that night! During Summer you can find me sipping coffee and tanning down by Burleigh Beach, and in Winter I'll be skiing the slopes of Perisher or buried under a mountain of blankets with chocolate and a good book.