Winter Warmers

Winter Warmers

Things are heating up this winter! These winter warmers will warm your stomach and your heart. From dinner to drinks and desserts, these are our top treats for warming up your weekend.

WINTER WARMER EATS!

Miso Ramen

Ramen Koji-Ya

Hand made spring rolls, vegetarian curry, teriyaki chicken, garlic prawns, Ramen Koji-Ya has it all! They bring their authentic Japanese flavours to Tapas street in many different dishes, but they are famous for their ramen! Ramen noodles in a warm soup is the perfect winter warmer meal!

Their miso ramen is ramen noodles in a miso based soup, served with vegetables, pork and an egg!

 

 

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Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli

Pasta Capriccio 

Pasta Capriccio hand make fresh pasta and gourmet sauces everyday to serve top quality, authentic Italian cuisine. They have so many different types of pasta it’s so hard to choose which to try first! Pumpkin ravioli, potato gnocchi, tagliatelle and many more! All pastas are served with a gourmet sauce of your choice, napoli or cream and mushroom! This pasta is so fresh you’ll feel like you’ve flown to Italy in seconds.

Spinach and ricotta ravioli with napoli sauce is the ideal dish for cold winter nights.

 

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Malaysian Satay Chicken Skewers

Sate House

Dumplings, pork buns, dim sums, chicken skewers, yes please! Sate House hand make all the freshest and most delicious Asian cuisine dishes that will warm you up instantly!

Malaysian satay chicken skewers served with turmeric rice and salad.

 

Butter Chicken

Curry In A Cone

Curry In A Cone use fresh, local produce to create authentic Indian cuisine. They make beef vindaloo, chicken tikka masala, vegetable korma and many more! All curries are also made gluten free! Curry In A Cone is the perfect way to warm up your weekend!

Traditional butter chicken served in a cone.

 

 

Chicken & Chorizo Paella

Little Spain

Little Spain have the perfect cure for the cold weather… Paella! They use the highest quality Spanish bomba rice, saffron and paprika to create traditional, Spanish paella. Chicken and chorizo, seafood, vegetarian and spicy black paella, so many different types makes it so hard to choose which to try first! The exotic flavours of Spain will get you doing the samba in no time.

Warm chicken and chorizo paella garnished with parsley, lemon and optional chilli.

 

 

Flame Grilled Steak Skewers

The Backyard Bar & BBQ

The Backyard Bar & BBQ serve all the freshest seafood and BBQ goodies straight from their custom built wood fired barbecue. All meat and skewers are served with a vibrant garden salad and roasted rosemary chats as well as any extras of your choice. The warm food, the BBQ fire and the live music make The Backyard the ideal place to warm up on a winter night.

Steak skewers served with roasted chats and a salad.

 

Unicorn Hot Chocolate

Melt

Melt have used their famous crazy shakes and recent cold winter nights as inspiration for their new hot chocolates! Their Triple-Choc Hot Chocolate is white, dark and milk chocolate melted together and mixed with warm milk, then topped with whipped cream, chocolate shavings and Twix… It’s like a dream come true!

On special occasions Melt also has this Unicorn Hot Chocolate on offer, made from real white chocolate and topped with whipped cream, sprinkles and mini marshmallows!

Nutella Pizza

Wildfire Pizza

You will be smitten at first bite with this life changing dessert! Wildfire Pizza uses the woodfired pizza bases they are famous for, made from a traditional Italian recipe, and then heap them with Nutella and fresh strawberries. If you are looking for a dessert to warm you up on a cold night, then this is perfect!

Hot Jam Donut

Sweet Bliss Donuts

Crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle, comfort food at its best! Sweet Bliss Donuts serve the best hot jam donuts known to man! Buy one to eat as you walk around the markets or get a take home pack before you leave! They are so good they probably wont even last the car ride home.

Mulled Wine

Kudu Bar in Tapas Street

Mulled wine is the perfect drink for a cold night and it is now being served in the Kudu Bar in Tapas Street! It is a delicious concoction of red wine, cinnamon and nutmeg. Served warm and topped with apple and orange pieces!

Every Sweet Tooth Has To Try These Desserts!

Every Sweet Tooth Has To Try These Desserts!

Chocoholics and sweet tooths unite! If you are obsessed with desserts, your day is about to become a little brighter. We have rounded up our top picks for dessert this month… and they are so good that they probably should be illegal.

DESSERTS! DESSERTS! DESSERTS!

Nutella Cronut

Earth and Steam

Earth and Steam are speciality coffee roasters, creating artisan coffee and a range of cronuts topped and filled with all kinds of goodies! A cronut is a whole new world for all dessert lovers, being half donut, half croissant, it’s nothing like you’ve ever experienced before! They have all the best flavours, from jam to Nutella to salted caramel, there’s a cronut for everyone!

Introducing the Nutella cronut, a freshly made cronut rolled in cinnamon sugar, filled with Nutella, topped with Nutella icing and sprinkled with chocolate shavings! It’s a dream come true!

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Fizz Craft Soda

Fizz Soda Shop

Soda crafted with style! Fizz Soda Shop make organic soda, craft soda and slushies! The organic sodas are made with a range of artisanal cordials, mixed with soda water and garnished with fresh mint and berries, they are the perfect healthy alternative for quenching that soda craving! Their craft sodas however are perfect for a cheat day, with toppings like cotton candy and lollies, they are an awesome treat for all!

Fizz Soda Shop’s Raspberry and mint organic soda is made with artisanal raspberry cordial mixed with fresh mint and raspberries! It is a whole new level of refreshment!

 

 

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Banana-Bounty Split

Koconut Kid

Koconut Kid have your gelato cravings sorted! Their Banana-Bounty split has all the best dessert elements in one dessert! Gelato of your choice, crushed nuts, whipped cream, fresh strawberries and chocolate sauce all on top of a banana! It seems to good to be true! Their gelato range has all the best flavours like chocolate, cookies and cream, strawberry and more!

Our recommended gelato choices are chocolate and cookies and cream! They go perfectly together in a dessert like this!

Giant Lamingtons

My Sweet Spot 

My Sweet Spot hand make all the best desserts, with a range of mouses, brownies, cupcakes, slices, cheesecakes and these famous giant lamingtons, you’ll have a hard time deciding what to try first! Nutella, Tim Tam and Tiramisu mousses, Malteaser, white chocolate, and peanut butter brownies and raspberry macaroon slices are only a few of their awesome flavour combinations to choose from!

Their famous giant lamingotns are made with freshly baked sponge cake cut into giant cubes, drizzled with chocolate sauce and rolled in coconut flakes… they’re so perfect we can’t get enough!

Traditional Dutch Poffertjes

Dutch Poffertjes

Traditonally made Dutch poffertjes served with maple syrup, fresh strawberries, whipped cream and icing sugar… yes please! Dutch Poffertjes are the kings of mini pancakes! There are so many different toppings to choose from, it’s almost impossible to choose which ones to try first! Theres Nutella and cream, strawberries and cream, traditional and even ones with the lot (strawberries, banana, cream, maple syrup and Nutella)! They are the ideal dessert for all!

Crispy Cinnamon Churros

Churros de Oro

Churros de Oro make king-size, super fresh, crispy churros with toppings of your choice! They are cooked right in front of your eyes, rolled in cinnamon sugar and then topped with whatever you choose. They have chocolate and caramel sauce, sprinkles, chocolate drops and lots more on offer, so your churros are custom to you!

 

Clouds Of Fairy Floss

Kidz Tucker

Eating Kidz Tucker’s fairy floss is like biting into a cloud of sugary goodness! You can get it different shapes and sizes, even a love heart!

Nutella & Salted Caramel Funnel Cake

World Famous Funnel Cakes

World Famous Funnel Cakes transports you into a vintage cabaret parlour where girls dance to vintage electric swing music all whilst making your gourmet Funnel Cake. What is a funnel cake you might ask? Soft like a donut, crispy like a churro with the sweetness of a waffle. Cooked to order and served hot, with vanilla bean ice cream and your choice of gourmet toppings.

Their Nutella and salted caramel funnel cake is to die for! A warm funnel cake served with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with tons of Nutella and salted caramel sauce, garnished with a Ferrero Roche and toffee! It’s a flavour explosion!

A Box Of Sweet Bliss Donuts

Sweet Bliss Donuts 

Sweet Bliss Donuts are famous for their range of decadent donuts with all the best fillings and toppings, but sometimes it’s so hard to choose which donut to try! That problem is now solved with their takeaway box of donuts! Choose 9 different donut flavours and enjoy them all! There is Cookies and Cream, M&M, Macroon, Choc-Delight, Nutella, Jam Ball and so many more amazing flavours to add to your takeaway box, you’ll have your donut cravings sorted for days!

Hot Chocolate

Melt  

Melt’s new hot chocolates will warm you up this winter! You can get their Triple-Choc Hot Chocolate topped with whipped cream, Twix and chocolate shavings or on special occasions their Unicorn White Hot Chocolate topped with whipped cream, mini marshmallows and sprinkles! Made from pure melted chocolate and warm milk, Melt’s hot chocolates are to die for.

Tapas Street Stories: Ramen Koji-Ya

Tapas Street Stories: Ramen Koji-Ya

RAMEN KOJI-YA

RAMEN & JAPANESE TAPAS

Ramen has arrived in the Northern Gold Coast!

With a range of traditional Japanese ramen dishes, karaage and tapas-style eats… Ramen Koji-ya have quickly become the hottest spot in the markets. We went behind the scenes to learn about the secret ingredients that make their dishes so delicious!

Owner Tomo was inspired by the little-known Japanese seasoning ‘koji’ to open Ramen Koji-ya.

“I have been a chef for over 15 years, and I want to introduce real Japanese food culture. Sushi and tempura are the most commonly recognised Japanese dishes in Australia, but now ramen is getting very popular. We produce a natural and healthy seasoning, and the ramen and karaage is made with the seasoning.”

 

Koji has been used by Japanese cooks for centuries to make everything from soy sauce and sake to miso and mirin. It’s a living food made from steamed rice treated with a mould called Aspergillus oryzae, and if you love umami it’s about to become your favourite seasoning. The team behind Ramen Koji-ya in Tapas Street use organic dry koji and miso, made right here in the Gold Coast, in their dishes.

“Koji is a Japanese fermented rice, it is the base for every Japanese seasoning such as soy sauce, miso… everything is made from koji. We make koji here in Australia. We have opened this restaurant to introduce Australians to koji.”

Be transported to Tokyo with their authentically delicious ramen. The broth has an intense umami flavour, created with the locally made koji. Rich with noodles, meat, seaweed, vegetables and egg, ramen is the perfect dish for the cooler nights.

“Ramen is getting very popular in Australia right now, but a lot of ramen uses MSG. We are here to create delicious and authentic ramen with natural and healthy ingredients. There is no MSG in our food because of the koji.”

They also serve tender and crunchy karaage (fried) chicken.

“The koji seasoning helps to make the meat tender, when you taste our kaarage chicken, it melts in your mouth because the enzymes from the koji help to break down the protein.”

The karaage is incredibly tender, with crispy crunchy coating and an authentic Japanese flavour. The dish is served with Japanese mayo and spring onions.

No visit to NightQuarter is complete without stopping in at Ramen Koji-ya for their delicious Japanese eats!

Tapas Street Stories: Melting Pot

Tapas Street Stories: Melting Pot

“All you need is a great big melting pot, big enough to take the world and all it’s got.” 

The Blue Mink’s song “Melting Pot” is the inspiration behind The Melting Pot in Tapas Street. At the age of 12, the owner heard this song and was inspired by the idea of a restaurant that serves food from around the globe.

“At school I took a record and put it on in class, we all sat back and listened to it. It was “Melting Pot” by The Blue Minks. I said, “I’ll own a restaurant called “The Melting Pot” one day.”

The Melting Pot serves a range of meatballs with flavours that have been inspired from around the globe. From traditional Italian, to Greek, to Asian… it truly is a melting pot of flavours.

“The moroccan meatballs are great, they are spicy and served with cous cous, roast capsicum and mint and finished with a tzatziki and harissa.”

There are also chicken Malay meatballs served on rice with green curry, lemongrass, kaffir lime and shallots; fish meatballs with tom yum sauce; and vegetarian arancini balls with pesto. There is a series of special occasion meatballs with the Aussie ‘roo balls’ for Australia Day served with a beetroot tzatziki and a New Zealand themed meatball for Waitangi Day. The meatballs are served in cones, perfect for eating as you wander around the markets.

The owners have a strong restaurateur background, the couple have owned successful Italian restaurants in Perth and Sydney. Leon grew up in Italy and has a strong family heritage with Italian cuisine, which really shines with every bite of their delicious meatballs.

The food is socially conscious as well. The inspiration behind the restaurant was to feed the nations. With every meal purchased, funds go towards feeding others in third world countries. You can also purchase worry dolls with the proceeds going overseas.

Find Melting Pot in Tapas Street at NightQuarter, open every Friday and Saturday night from 4pm-10pm!

Tapas Street Stories: LA Tostada

Tapas Street Stories: LA Tostada

LA Tostada brings a fusion of South American flavours to Tapas Street

“I was so inspired by the flavours and culture that I brought it home with me.”

As you wander down Tapas Street, you will soon catch sight of an unusually shaped taco bowl. Filled with smoked meats, fresh super salad and topped with creamy avocado, the tostada is a classic South American street food. After travelling to South America, the team behind LA Tostadas decided to bring the flavours of Mexico, Brazil and the Caribbean to NightQuarter. Their overseas travels inspired them to create dishes bursting with flavours that will transport you to South America. The range of tostada bowls is already amazing, but there are new flavours coming soon. We can’t wait!

Find LA Tostada at the end of Tapas Street at NightQuarter, open every Friday and Saturday night from 4pm-10pm!

Exploring Tapas Street

Exploring Tapas Street

Set within the heart of NightQuarter is a foodies’ paradise called ‘Tapas Street’. Think Mediterranean back alleys meets street food culture, and you have NightQuarter’s signature food precinct ‘Tapas Street’. Named after the tapas style of shared eating, conversation and small bites, Tapas Street is a place to congregate amidst the kaleidoscope of global flavours, and share a meal and bottle of wine.

GET TO KNOW TAPAS STREET!

Shipping Container Design

Upcycled shipping containers create a unique vibe

The space uses up cycled shipping containers, string lights, astroturf and recycled timber to create a unique dining environment. The precinct features twelve shipping container based micro-restaurant concepts, helmed by chefs and food purveyors drawing from heritage family recipes; and a cocktail bar.

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Kudu Bar

A shipping container cocktail bar 

Set within the heart of Tapas Street is Kudu Bar. Serving up cocktails, craft beers and fine wines, this is the perfect place to grab a drink while you eat. The namesake for the bar is a kudu head that site proudly on the back of the bar, is a family heirloom inherited by the bar owner. The bar serves a range of classic cocktails from mojitos to espresso martinis, as well as a range of signature cocktails.

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Funky Design

Sit below the stars and string lights

With string lights overhead, the ambiance in Tapas Street is romantic (and super Instagrammable!). On clear nights, sit out in the beautiful Queensland weather under the stars while you enjoy your meal.

Cocktails!

Celebrate the weekend with cocktails!

There is nothing better than cocktails on a Friday or Saturday evening! Grab your girlfriends or your partner for a night out trying some of the delicious cocktails on offer! Our favourites are the signature espresso martini and the frosé!

Sunsets over Tapas Street

Share a bottle of wine as the sun sets 

Delicious food, a glass of red in hand and the sun setting overhead, what could be better!

Tapas in Tapas Street

Enjoy food from around the globe

As the name suggests, Tapas Street is the place to go to enjoy tapas or a shared dining experience. From Spanish tapas, to Italian, South American and freshly shucked oysters… the best way to do Tapas Street is for everyone to grab a dish and share it!

The authentic Spanish tapas from Little Spain is to die for!

Live Music

Free live music every weekend from local talent

Every Friday and Saturday night, catch live performances from up-and-coming performers from the local area. Playing a mix of your favourite songs accompanied by guitar or keyboard, the perfect vibe is created to enjoy your Tapas Street dining experience!

Your Weekend Plans Sorted!

Filling a niche between street food culture and casual dining, discover authentic flavours from around the globe in Tapas Street. You will find a scaled-up mix of Italian, Spanish, Greek and South American flavours.  The experience allows you to get closer to the action. The friendly faces you see behind the counter own the restaurants, cook the food, create house-made sauces based on heritage recipes, and grow their own ingredients.

The precinct is filled with a community of food purveyors who care about the food they serve and care about creating a memorable experience for diners. There is communal seating, so you can mix and match your eats from different restaurants and share a meal with friends with cuisines from around the world.

Make your next night out in Tapas Street!