Sips & Bites: Summer 2023
What’s brewing, cooking and happening…
BASK & BAKE!
Leaving Eumundi after two unforgettable years, Chef Jack Madden, beautiful wife Jess and a superstar team have relocated to BASK Peregian, bringing new beginnings to the Baked Poetry space with a combined bakery and restaurant!
Enjoy authentic Italian at Zibros, owned by Alessio (chef) and Dario, two brothers whose culinary adventures led them from Sicily to around the world and now in Noosa Junction in the old Larder & Baked site. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner, including dairy free, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options!
Breakfast has bloomed at Herbert Restaurant from Wednesday to Sunday, invigorate your mornings with plant-based takes on classic dishes or opt for traditional meat-bashed meals!
COOKING UP PASSION!
Training Noosa’s next generation in hospitality, The Culinary Academy in Noosa Junction is open for lunch reservations every Tuesday and Wednesday with a fresh menu each week.
BEST OF BEACH HOUSE!
Noosa Beach House is now open for delicious lunches with new Head Chef Nick Blake from Friday to Sunday! For something spirited, try Soirée Hour from 3pm to 5pm and BYO Tuesdays available until 31 December!
Don’t miss Martini Hour (or two) at Riviera Bar & Lounge just off reception at Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort with three iconic martinis for $12 each and a Mooloolaba Prawn Roll for $10 from 4pm-6pm daily!
Gusto Riverfront Restaurant is rich in dining experiences all week! Indulge in Weekday lunch and dinner specials with a glass of house wine or beer; enjoy Happy Hour on Wednesdays and Locals BYO on Thursdays; and experience a five-course Bottomless Wine Lunch on Saturdays or Roast Lunch with Bangalow pork belly on Sundays!
Peter Kuruvita is always cooking up something special at Alba by Kuruvita. Enjoy Lazy Sundays with a Sunday Roast, pizza and live music on the the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month; the 5-Pot Curry Lunch on the 2nd Saturday of every month and don’t miss the intimate ‘Wild Australia’ Chef’s Table Degustation with native botanicals on 25 January. The six-course menu with matching premium wines is for 20 people only!
Raw + Rice has arrived in Noosa bringing their sustainably-sourced poké bowls to Gympie Terrace and Bay Village, Hastings Street for a healthy lunch and takeaway solution.
CHEERS TO EUMUNDI
Retaining the original front bar of the old iconic Joe’s Waterhole of Eumundi, Matso’s Sunshine Coast Brewery is set to open soon with a taproom and restaurant experience!
After opening The Doonan, Comiskey Group have purchased The Imperial Hotel in Eumundi and partnered with Lion, operators of Eumundi Brewery! Expect a major interior renovation including two new restaurants, a gaming room and TAB to the hotel while preserving the iconic Queenslander façade!
PLATE UP AT POMONA!
In 2024, the recently sold Orange Café will go back to old school, locally-sourced fish and chips, burgers and more with owner-chef Craig Fischer, bringing 25 years experience!
WINNERS ARE GRINNERS!
The Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence 2023 has recognised local stars as National Winners! Congrats to The Tamarind for Gold for Restaurant in a Hotel/Resort and Silver in Asian Restaurant; Verona Pizza & Wine Bar for Gold in Pizza Restaurant; and Bella Venezia for Bronze as best Italian Restaurant – Formal !
Ten Acres celebrated the 2023 BITA Apprentice Awards & Graduation with Michael Eason, awarded 3rd Year Apprentice of the Year and 2023 Overall Apprentice of the Year!