Sips and Bites – Spring 2021

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What’s brewing, cooking and happening…


For more than 25 years, Soul Fish Seafoods have been catching and serving the freshest seafood from ocean to plate. Now you can find them at 2/ 15 Production Street Noosaville. Take advantage of local home delivery or find them at Noosa Farmer’s Market.

let’s BE-GIN!

We can’t wait to try the new gin coming out of Seabourne Distillery in Rene Street. We understand that our fave stirrers and shakers, The Bartenders, will be working closely with the crew on some exciting collabs!

Speaking of the maestros of mixology, grab 
The Bartenders Cocktail Kit which includes The Bartenders Cocktail Guide and all you need to shake it like a pro. Order online when you get your yummy dehydrated citrus.


Don your lederhosen and head to the Heads of Noosa Taproom for the limited-release Oktoberfest Beer.


The latest dishes have dropped into XO’s new menu and we’re so excited! We can’t wait to try the Cured Yellow Fin Tuna, Firecracker Chilli Jam, Herb Relish, Garden Leaves. Yum!


Forget fast food and think fancy food! Urban Lamb is redefining takeaway with its range of moreish meals featuring the best slow cooked lamb shoulder with superb sides! Pre-order online Saturday and 


Sunshine Coast Surfy’s Head Chef Hugh McDonogh and  his team have come up with a fantastic spring menu with fresh new dishes whilst keeping some of the Club’s favourites such as the signature dish Nasi Goreng.


Herbert is now open for lunch on Fridays and Saturdays (yay!) with the coolest cocktails and plant-based food that has to be tasted to be believed! 


Make Sunday your funday with live music from 2-5pm and happy hour from 2-3pm with half price bar eats with any drink at Ze Pickle Noosa Junction. Check out the mid-week specials from 3pm.

Margheritas & Margaritas at
Somedays Pizza is a perfect match with “Old School” Margherita pizza and a Margarita/Spritz for $30 til 6pm daily!

Flo’s Creperie has opened in Noosa Junction serving up plate-licking sweet crepes and Galettes (savoury crepes) with salads and sides, with shakes and a solid drinks list. Cocktails, with or without alcohol. Open Tues – Sun, 7am until late.

Don’t miss guest DJs and $10 spritz on the beachfront at
Bistro C every Saturday from 3-5pm.

Enjoy long, lazy lunches in the sun at Bask in Eumundi with an $85 seasonal lunch menu ($120 with wine). Be sure to book ahead! The stunning space is also available for functions and events – keep an eye out for the bar snacks, Aperol Spritz events and more! 

Moonlight Foodie Markets are back at The Original Eumundi Markets with fab food and great grooves on the last Friday of every month from 5-8.30pm.

Get ready for the Spit Van Noosa at Noosa Spit. Adorned with artwork by Mitchell English and serving up all-Queensland produce from Noosa suppliers including Noosa Gelato Co with Eumundi Milk, Padre Coffee, hot chocolate by Noosa Chocolate Factory, okBoocha, toasties and cold drinks! 


Forget fine dining, Terra Firma offers Fire Dining without boundaries – or walls. Get your grill fix at the Weekend Fire Pit every Saturday and Sunday at Kenilworth Homestead. 

Noosa Boathouse’s famous Melbourne Cup will have two options across two levels with the Premium lunch for $179pp includes 4 course lunch, 3hr free flow bubbles, beer & wine, auctions, sweeps, prizes, big screens; or the Boathouse Melbourne Cup Lunch – $149pp includes either 3 course lunch OR seafood tower + 2hrs free flow bubbles, beer & wine, sweeps, big screens. Be quick! 

Bookings online

After 8 successful years, Peter Kuruvita will be leaving Noosa Beach House to pursue new opportunities. News of Peter’s next venture will be released in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!


Noosa Gift Co are about to release not one but 12 gourmet food boxes packed with local loveliness! You can pre-order for Christmas (yes, we’re talking Christmas!). Read all about it on page 22 or visit

Despite a rampaging one-man wrecking ball inflicting much damage on the Spirit House, Helen Flanagan, has some ideas for how to support this much-loved icon.

Co-owner Acland Brierty said he and his brother arrived at their contemporary Asian restaurant about 5.30am and “found a man still banging away. It looked like a house demolishing machine had destroyed the building. It was insane.”

Acland hopes business insurance will cover the repairs, wages of 52 staff, as well as the 10 casuals. “The knock-on effect not only means bookings had to be cancelled, but also orders from local farmers, producers, wine suppliers, and more.”

Remember the red and gold-painted steel double doors, the winding path fringed by soaring bamboo trees, the cool feel of a rainforest, the air scented with sandalwood, mixed with coriander and ginger coming from the cooking school, water dragons imitating statues as they watched you eat, and ducks gliding by on the lake?  

Let’s keep the Spirit up-tempo with tantalising shopping on-line, booking and buying vouchers for the cooking school and restaurant, book-ahead functions, and why not enjoy the Spirit at home. 

At the time of us going to print, The Hong Sa Bar with its own kitchen is another option for private dining for groups of 12 or more with drinks in the courtyard and an exclusive banquet menu. Frozen curries are also available for pick-up from Wednesday to Sunday and delivery is available every Thursday. Order on-line. 

The Cooking School is about to re-open
7 days a week for hands-on classes followed by lunch/dinner with wine. 

Visit the on-line shop for great gift ideas and keep feeding the Spirit!

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