THERE MIGHT BE FIVE ‘OFFICIAL’ FOOD GROUPS BUT WE HERE AT SCOUT THINK THAT YOU CAN ADD TWO MORE TO THAT LIST: FISH AND CHIPS, OF COURSE, THE AUSSIE MEAT PIE!
There are two foodie staples that everyone has a strong opinion on – where to find the best local fish
and chips and where to score a great pie. scout spoke to a pile of experienced Gold Coast locals to
learn their favourite local places to find these Aussie delicacies and here’s what they had to say…
There are no ‘dirty street pies’ here on scout’s list (Laurina from The Bachelor would be devo-ed!) only
top quality meat wrapped in moreish pastry. Try these GC pies on for size:
* Fuel Bakehouse, Currumbin Waters.
We just died and went to pie heaven! Bigger than your average
pie by 100g, think seven-hours slow cooked pulled beef and other spesh inclusions like chorizo and
Guinness. Take home a family pie for dinner as well. Easy as, well, pie.
* Quinneys, Burleigh Heads.
32 Taree Street might be in the industrial part of Burleigh Heads but trust
us, it’s worth finding. These multi-award- winning pies are all handmade and ooze meaty goodness.
* Flour of Life Bakery, Helensvale. Don’t mistake this bakery for a place to simply get your sweet tooth
satisfied. The pies here are flaky and golden and… Sorry, we lost our train of thought. Mmmmm
* The Flying Pieman, Jacobs Well.
The best of us pie eaters will trek heaven and earth for a decent pie
and this one is worth the journey. In the middle of cane fields at the end of a road is The Flying Pieman,
best summed up by a reviewer who said “A must stop over for visitors but us locals love it too!”.
* Yatala Pies, Yatala.
More than 130 years of history and 3500+ pies sold per day (!!) prove these guys
are serious pie people. A Queensland institution on the freeway.
FISHING FOR IDEAS
Whether you like yours battered or crumbed, fish is best served with salty hot chips and here’s where to find some of the best…
* Dine Fine, Palm Beach.
The parmesan-crumbed fish is to die for and don’t miss their wicked garlic
butter grilled option for those looking for a healthier alternative.
* Peter’s Fish Market, Main Beach.
Pick your piece of raw fish, choose your coating and have it cooked
right there for you. Great for families as there’s a big grassy area for picnics. Beware the hungry birds!
* Oceans Fish and Chips Bar, West Burleigh.
There’s a somewhat Japanese vibe to this fish and chippery. With coating options including Japanese crumbed, tempura battered or grilled, they also make
a delish mayo that in itself is worth the trip!
* Also try Selfish at Coolangatta, Red Hot Cod at Burleigh, Tally Valley Seafood at Tallebudgera and Scales at Tweed Heads
* For restaurants offering a more upmarket fish and chips option, try Omeros Brothers Seafood Restaurant at Main Beach, Fisherman’s Wharf Tavern also at Main Beach, Helm Bar & Bistro in Surfers Paradise or Yellowfin Seafood Restaurant at Broadbeach.