Sips And Bites

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What’s brewing, cooking and happening…

After 25 years owning
Grenny’s on the Noosa River, Grenville & Amanda are retiring and handing the reins over to new owners. All the best and thanks!

MilkBar Grocer in Hastings Street’s Bay Village is not your average local grocer. Gourmet deli items, fresh flowers, quality produce, First Batch Coffee, perfectly flaky pastries and curated pantry staples. Love it!

Humble on Duke in Sunshine Beach is new and fresh with owners Stacey and Jade already receiving a Slow Food Noosa Snail of Approval for its menu full of local and seasonal fare. Book early as the 14-seats are in high demand!
Also in Sunshine,
O-Ren Brewhouse has moved into the former Sum Yung Guys site with the SYG team loving their new locale on Weyba Road. Herbert has seamlessly filled the plant-based foodie scene in Noosa Junction with Leon and Alex focusing on organic, foraged ingredients and next-level cocktails in Arcadia Street. Next door, you’ll find Bird is THE word in delicious free-range charcoal chickens (see page 52) and perfect potatoes. Hook me up!

Noosa Boathouse’s much-loved Sunset Bar just reopened after a stunning facelift to match the spectacular sunsets and creative cocktails. Noosa Italian Restaurant is back in business at Noosa Harbour with a fresh look and delicious , traditional Italian food river-side!

Weekdays at
Gusto Noosa include a $29 lunch special including a glass of wine; $39 dinner special including their famous duck pie with a glass of shiraz; or enjoy five courses and two hours of rosé on Saturdays for $75; or a $39 Sunday roast pork with THE best crackling and superb sides.

Also dishing up a Sunday roast with the most, is
Whisky Boy with a delicious take on the traditional fare with delectable dishes like Apple slow-roasted pork shoulder, Wagyu-fat roasted potatoes, and fennel coleslaw. Stop by or pick up a roast for two but be quick as there are limited numbers!



Dimi of Diablo Co has created a Mediterranean-flavoured gin paying homage to his homeland. Discover it at the Diablo Oasis Bar behind the Big Pineapple in Woombye. Name the gin and win! See Page 64 and hear Dimi’s story on our “Everyone Has a Story” podcast! 

Neighbouring Sunshine & Sons have a bigger Tasting Terrace so you can linger longer and find out about special edition labels in collaboration with the likes of Paul Kelly and Raelene Boyle 


Rejoice! Asian street food restaurant Exotic Tea and Tonic House are now doing dumplings! Standout flavours include red duck curry gyoza with spicy peanut & coconut sauce; and pork & ginger gyoza with ponzu. Paired with a clean and fresh gin cocktail and you have yourself a delicious duo!

East meets West with
Mamoru Kondo releasing Warana range of handcrafted and fermented Japanese miso dressings made here in Noosa.

We’ve teamed up with Noosa Gift Co to send a LOCAL NOOSA gift box packed with Dingo Creek Wine, beer from Land & Sea, gourmet goodies from Nutworks, Fat Hen Farm, Little May Espresso and KOKOPOD Chocolate; High Noon Zinc and our latest edition are also in the parcel of love going to one lucky Melbournian. 

Goldie and the Green Grocer in Peregian Springs are playing their part in the future of the hospitality industry with its Junior Superstars Masterclass.The first session worked on customer service and the art of carrying drinks trays with role plays,                minimal pressure and lots of support. Super!

We’re hooked!
Kirk and the team at Off the Hook Takeaway have introduced Disco Chip Rolls! You can buy them online and they are planning world domination to be the next Noosa Export! Right on! 

Don’t Miss!
Our next wine lunches are coming up! Just added is the Whisky Boy wine lunch on Friday 13 August with a focus on natural and biodynamic wines, including an intriguing orange wine – all perfectly matched with superb food. Three courses with wine and a welcome Bizarro Spritz and amuse bouche for $89! See page 46 for more! Hello Sunshine Magazine will welcome Torbreck Wines to Tony Kelly’s Market Bistro on Wednesday 23 June, phone 5412 1401 to book but be quick! 

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