Afternoon Delight – Gusto

Image source: Photographer Ian Waldie

Looking for somewhere to go pre-dinner where the snacks, drinks and ambience are just right? Deb Caruso discovers the answer.

Summer afternoons call for beautiful cocktails, flavoursome snacks and a stunning sunset view. You can enjoy it all with great Gusto at one of Noosa’s favourite riverside restaurants!

A Noosa institution since 1999, the past two years has seen Gusto go from strength-to-strength thanks to new owners Tim and Chloe. With a refreshed interior, including taking over the neighbouring site to expand the deck and introduce little sister, Brontes; Gusto’s river views can be savoured all day.

Throughout December, Gusto has upped the ante for afternoon delights with nibbles and cocktails from 3-5pm daily. Think cocktails and spritzes paired with bite-sized morsels too good not to share. Talented head chef Michael Trask offers up goodies such as Salmon Tartare with Lime Caviar, Salmon Roe, Avocado and Chilli Lime Dressing; Crispy Duck Spring Rolls with a Thai Red Curry Sauce; or Tempura Zucchini Flowers Stuffed with Roasted Pumpkin Puree, Cucumber, Tomato, Caper Salsa and Ricotta! Sometimes you can’t beat the simplicity of a Hot Baguette with Truffle Butter and a cold beer; or Warm Marinated Olives with a dry martini;  Freshly Shucked Coffin Bay Oysters with Watermelon Salsa and Fresh Lemon with bubbles – now we’re talking!

If you want more, why not try the Weekdays Feed Me Menu with six dishes including dessert for $45 per person; Saturday serves up a Bottomless Wine Lunch with 5 courses for $75; and on Sunday, who can go past the $39 Sunday Roast from noon until sold-out? 

The team will again take time off but the Christmas Hampers will be back. At just $110 per person including entrees featuring oysters, prawns, Moreton Bay bug, Salmon Gravlax plus Moya Chicken Liver Terrine; a choice of main served with roast vegetable salad and Gusto’s famous Xmas Parfait; it’s delicious value! 

Whatever your plans are for a delicious summer, do it with great Gusto!

About the Author /

Ali spends her days clicking away and creating print and digital designs for a variety of coast businesses and brings more than 15 years of print publishing experience. When she’s not at her computer, you can find her outdoors with her husband and three kids.

Post a Comment