Food Bites

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What’s Cooking and Who’s Hot


Heads of Noosa
Were again Winners in this year’s Royal Queensland Beer Awards! The Japanese Lager and Lager 3.5 were awarded gold medals in their respective categories of American Style Lager and Session Beer. The Bock Lager took home bronze in the New World Lager category, alongside the Summer Dusk also claiming bronze in the American Style Amber Lager category. Adding to the 2nd birthday and award celebrations was the christening of the new smoker with Chef Callum enjoying creating smoked meats to match the beers. 

A new chapter be-gins with the opening of Eumundi Distillers at the Imperial Hotel Eumundi. Crafted onsite by Head Distiller Mick Reif,  Folktale Gin is strongly rooted in tales of the town of Eumundi ad features Folktale Cat and Navy Strength Folktale Fox.

Just launched! The 20 20  Seltzers use Cooroy Mountain Spring Water and 20 2o Distillery’s signature gins to create two flavours: OMG (orange, mango and ginger) and LOL (lemon, orange and lime). With only 88 calories and 3.8% alcohol content it will be THE drink to enjoy on a hot day, or any day for that matter.

Enjoy three pork Bao Buns and a Pint of Tiger Beer for $25  at Marble Bar – the ocean views are free!

Read our Chef Q&A on page 38 to find out more about Locale Noosa’s new Head Chef Chris Hagan and his favourite ingredient and cooking utensil.

Dine all day with Whisky Boy’s stunning new autumn menu. The   kitchen is open all day for tapas, lunch and dinner menus. 

Check out Somedays amazing new salads and pizzas – as if you need an excuse!

Exotic Tea & Tonic House’s owners Jo and Sam have introduced Asian Street Food to the Thomas Steet location. Yum!

Nights at Fomo is back from Thursday to Saturday. You are encouraged to book to avoid… FOMO!  


A new season means new menus and the new dishes at XO and Peregian Beach Hotel have us drooling. Plus keep an eye out for Ze Pickles new Burgers – coming soon!


Recently opened on Hastings Street and is the sister to Bang Bang Byron Bay. It’s already had a huge response from locals and tourists. You could say it’s taken off with a… bang! 

Adding to the vibe of Arcadia Street in Noosa Junction, will be Herbert headed up by Leon Johnston and Alex Mackechnie with Head Chef Mitchell Bodycote. Due to open in early April with a conscious plant-centric menu using local and foraged ingredients; amazing cocktails and an ecelectic wine list; all served in a stylish casual bistro setting. 

Has fast become the new neighbourhood wine bar in Noosa Junction. Opened recently by local couple Madeleine & Sam, whom you might recognise from your morning coffee at Larder & Baked or your roti addiction at Sum Yung Guys, and/or your wine addiction at Rickys back in the day! They are focused on interesting wines, great cocktails, and small plates; think cheese, charcuterie, and plant-based board. Theo’s is open Thursdays to Mondays from 4pm to midnight (guaranteed!). Yay to another late-night food and drinks option in our otherwise sleepy town!

Australia’s first Cách Song Concept Store is set to open in Hastings Street.Brisbane couple Amy and Brent Poulter will serve up Vietnamese iced coffee and desserts, with the name (pronounced Cack Song), meaning ‘lifestyle’ in Vietnamese.

gO Gusto
Don’t miss the $29 weekday lunch special with a glass of wine at Gusto Noosa. Currently they are offering a beautiful Cuttlefish spaghettini  with capers, anchovies, lemon, chili and freshly shaved fennel. Yum! Head Chef Michael Trask will change the menu regularly so you’ll just have to drop in to see what’s on offer!

Our next IN Noosa Magazine lunches have been announced. See Coast to Coast & A Cracking Feast to find out more and be quick to book as they sell out fast!

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