Food and Wine Pairing

Food and Wine Pairing

NightQuarter is passionate about the food and produce we source (most of it local) and the wine we pair with it.  Whether it is a business event, party or something as special as an engagement or wedding, it is important that the food served is matched up with the appropriate wine or cocktail.

FOOD AND WINE PAIRING

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1. Earthy dishes with mushrooms, truffles, beetroot and roasted tomato are perfect teamed with a light Pinot Noir as they complement each other

2. The deep, dark richness of a full bodied red such as the VS Cabernet Sauvignon pairs perfectly with juicy red meat such as steak, lamb cutlets, duck or strong chedder.

3. Light and zingy dressings with lime, chili and corriander on salads sit beautifully with a light and clean VS Sauvignon Blanc.  To contrast, a fish with a creamy lemon sauce contrasts with a crisp, acidic Sauvignon Blanc as it cuts through the creaminess to give a different, refreshing sensation on the palate.

4. A dry VS Rose and any hearty cheese tower are like a match made in heaven. Some whites go well with some cheeses, and others with red wine – but all will blend perfectly with a Rose so is a safer bet.  If marrying up your canapes, tapas or a chicken salad, you cant go wrong.

5. Lightly flavoured seafood dishes such as prawns or scallops are well matched with light whites such as Pinot Grigis

6. Sparkling wines and salty snacks are perfect together – sparkling’s can often have a hint of sweetness which is balanced when teamed with a salty mouthful of something tasty like smoked salmon canapes, fresh oysters and prawns.  Alternatively, if you are after a pre-dinner cocktail, the Fiji Giner Sparkling sits well on the palate.

7. Fatty fish (such as salmon) or seafood served in a thick, luscious sauce are perfect with a full bodied, buttery Signature Collection Chardonnay.

8. A red wine with a hint of spiciness eg Shiraz is good to go with heavily spiced food such as Mediterranean coated meats (cumin, paprika and the like). Think spiced lamb loin with couscous.   Cooking a roast though is better matched with a Merlot.

9. Dry Riesling and a spicy dish such as Singapore laksa or a red curry offset each other perfectly or alternatively, marry up with a Viognier.

10. A sticky Moscato served with a fruit based dessert is a great match – figs or apples do a service to this lovely drop to finish off your night.

Guided Tours Around NightQuarter

Guided Tours Around NightQuarter

Not only is NightQuarter the best stop for delicious street food eats from around the world and unique retail vendors, we also have a range of Gold Coast food and wine tours and experiences on offer! Bar crawls, dessert tours, high teas and cocktail classes, we’ve got it all!

Perfect way to spice up your next NightQuarter visit, or great gift ideas!

NIGHTQUARTER TOURS AND EXPERIENCES

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Bar Tour & Tasting W/ Cheese Platter

A bar crawl at a Gold Coast night market? Where do we sign up?! Your tour leader will guide you through the lights and evolving landscape of NightQuarter on a journey to discover local wines, refreshing beers and colourful cocktails! Not only will you learn about beverage pairing and local brewing history on this unique Gold Coast food and wine tour, but you will get to sip proudly on tasters as you go… And what better way to finish a bar tour than with a delicious cheese platter?!

Perfect for a group weekend activity or gift for friends or family!

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High Tea

High tea with a NightQuarter twist! Choose from a Traditional High Tea, a Sweet Tooth High Tea and a Gin & High Tea! Enjoy wines, teas and treats on these Gold Coast food and wine tours at NightQuarter!

Call your ladies together for a spot of tea with our Traditional High Tea. Enjoy some classic sweets and savoury treats paired with your choice of teas or wine in your own private area.

Enjoy an afternoon sipping on some sparkling wine and iced tea while indulging in sugary treats from award winning vendors on our Sweet Tooth High Tea. Have a NightQuarter experience like no other with your own private space and the finest views!

Refresh your weekend with the high tea you know and love, with a special twist. Enjoy a jug of Gin and Citrus Tea with your assortment of sweet and savoury treats in a private space with our Gin & High Tea!

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Dessert Tour

NightQuarter is the mecca of desserts! The hardest part of the night is choosing between strawberry chocolate fondue, a donut or raw bounty cheesecake.

Make all of your dessert dreams come true with five different dessert tastings in one night on this Gold Coast food tour! Why limit yourself to just one amazing dessert, when you can join this dessert tour and taste five different desserts and meet the small business owners that bring you each life changing moment.

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Botanical Mocktail & Cocktail Class

Learn how to make Australian botanical mocktails & on trend cocktails in this hands on masterclass.

Guests on this Gold Coast food and wine tour will be taught to make three signature drinks under the guidance of an experienced cocktail expert. Then as a team, guests can use these newfound skills to enjoy their own creation.

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Cheap Eats Round Up 2018

Cheap Eats Round Up 2018

Everyone loves a cheap feast at NightQuarter, from starters and mains to desserts and sharing plates, we’ve got you sorted! All items mentioned in our 2018 cheap eats roundup are $10 and under!

CHEAP EATS AT NIGHTQUARTER

American Style Wings

Wings, loaded fries, mozzarella sticks, onion rings, jalepeno poppers… Yes, we’re drooling too.

Grab 6 wings, either buffalo or Southern fried, for just $8 every weekend!

Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream

Dippin’ Dots are a whole new ice cream experience. Tiny flash frozen balls of ice cream, so you can eat them by the scoop or individually!

There is a huge range of different flavours to choose from, you can even add toppings!

 

Traditional Kebabs

Mouthwatering fresh kebabs with your choice of meat, over eight sauces and a variety of salads! You can even replace the meat with falafels!

Don’t wait until 3am!​

 

Craft Soda

Soda crafted with style! Find organic soda, craft soda, snow cones, naked pops and slushies every weekend!

There is a range of soda flavours to choose from, like cotton candy, lemon lime bitters, cherry, raspberry and loads more! They even take the sodas to the next level with delicious toppings!

Tornado Potatoes

Tornado potatoes are the ideal market snack! A crispy potato slinky on a stick coated with different flavours and sauces, sounds good to us! Perfect to enjoy while roaming the markets!

In celebration of the New Year, there are 3 new tornado potatoes! Choose from BBQ crumbed, beer batter or tangy parmesan cheese for an extra $1!

Butter Chicken

Beef vindaloo, chicken tikka masala, vegetable korma and much more all served with rice and traditional naan bread in a cone! All curries are also made gluten free!

The perfect way to spice up your weekend!

Unicorn Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

Not only can you find the most decadent donuts know to man at NightQuarter, you can also find these insane ice cream cookie sandwiches! Things have just been taken to the next level with the introduction of the Unicorn Icecream Cookie Sandwich!

Because anything that looks like a unicorn must taste good!

Classic Cheese Langos

Find authenic Hungarian flavours at NightQuarter with freshly made langos!

The classic cheese langos is so simple but so delicious!

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Honey Puffs

Honey puffs are fried, doughy balls of deliciousness coated with honey and topped with all kinds of treats!

These are definately perfect for cheat day.

Iced Tea

Cold, refreshing and all yours! Refresh yo’ self this Summer on your journey around the markets with a range of different tea flavours and $2 refills when you come back with the jar!

Our favourite flavour is Raspberry

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Salted Caramel Popcorn

You can’t visit NightQuarter without grabbing a take home bag of salted caramel popcorn!

It’s a whole new world of deliciousness!

 

Hangi Wrap

Traditional Maori hangi techniques are used at NightQuarter to serve the best hangi in Australia! The hangi is made fresh daily with chicken and root vegetables.

Hangi wraps are made with the traditional hangi mixture and put into a kebab type wrap which is then toasted to perfection.

Pulled Pork Nachos

Corn chips, pulled pork, cheese, salsa, sour cream and guacamole… Now that sounds like some serious nachos!

So good you wont want to share with anyone!

 

Nutella Cronut

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!

 

Calamari

You haven’t tried calamari until you’ve tried NightQuarter calamari!

Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, served with lemon and tartare sauce!

Berry Smoothie

Peeled, pressed, poured. Choose from a range of smoothie flavours, from, acai, berry, chocolate, banana, virgin colada and of course, mango!

We love the berry smoothie!

Bratwursts

Find authentic German flavours at NightQuarter every weekend!

Choose from a range of different flavoured bratwursts, from chickenwurst to firewurst!

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Nutella Strawberry Crepes

Authentic French crepes filled with Nutella and topped with strawberries, chocolate sauce and icing sugar!

Dessert can’t get any better than that!

Beer Battered Prawns

Beer battered prawns with smokey chilli mayo and chips…oh yes.

You can’t go wrong with some good prawns and chips!

Chocolate Coated Strawberries

Fresh Australian strawberries drizzled with melted Belgium chocolate, yes please!

Chocolate coated strawberries are the perfect dessert, a little bit naughty but a little bit nice!

 

Fried Rice

Fried rice is always a family favourite, and this fried rice is packed with so many flavours that it’s like a whole new experience.

Made fresh to order and garnished with onion, lemon and chilli!

 

Brownie Stack

Everyone loves hand made desserts, from mouses, brownies and cupcakes to slices, cheesecakes and giant lamingtons, you’ll have a hard time deciding what to try first!

The ‘Brownie Stack’ is your choice of two brownies, ice cream, warm chocolate fudge and a wafer!

San Choy Bow

Find traditional Chinese cuisine with a modern feel every weekend at NightQuarter. We love their san choy bow!

Perfect as a starter, a share for two or a meal for one!

Gelato

Find a range of authentic artisan gelato and sorbet every weekend at NightQuarter!

All their gelato and sorbet is made from scratch using real ingredients and tastes like no other.

Haloumi Fries

Haloumi fries with aioli… Need we say more?

Paired perfectly with homemade lemonade!

Pinoy Chicken

What better way to spice up your weekend than with some Filipino style fried chicken?!

Pinoy chicken served with rice!

Potato Skins

Crispy bacon and cheese potato skins… oh yes.

It’s the ideal combination of flavours!

Asian Tapas

Dumplings, pork buns, dim sums, spring rolls, it’s the perfect tapas for one!

The ideal mix of Asian flavours!

Churros

Churros galore! Everybody loves a good churro, crispy and sugary on the outside and fluffy on the inside!

Choose from a range of toppings and sauces to take it to the next level! (Hint, hint, they have Nutella!)

Rice Paper Rolls

This warm Summer weather calls for fresh rice paper rolls!

Choose from prawn, chicken or pork!

Aussie Favourites At NightQuarter

Aussie Favourites At NightQuarter

Australia Day is coming up this January and in celebration of all things Australian, we have gathered some of our Aussie faves at NightQuarter! From giant lamingtons, craft beers and prawns, to wildlife experiences, candles and more!

AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!

Two To Mango Juice

PRSD Juice Co.

Peeled, pressed, poured. PRSD Juice Co. use the freshest local produce to make the best cold pressed juices on the Gold Coast. Not only do they make yummy juices, but smoothies and smoothie bowls too! It’s a fruity paradise!

Our favourite juice is the Two To Mango Juice, nothing but mango, orange and pineapple all cold pressed and poured fresh to order.

Giant Lamingtons

My Sweet Spot

My Sweet Spot has changed the dessert game with all the best traditional Aussie desserts, lamingtons, pavlova, vanilla slice, apple turnovers, macadamia slice, coconut slice, they have it all!

Springy sponge cake cut into giant cubes, covered in chocolate icing and coconut… it’s an Australian classic! So good you won’t want to share.

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Triple Scented Soy Candles

Miscellas Soy Candles

Miscellas Soy Candles have all your candle wants and needs. Their natural soy candles, soy melts, tea lights and bath bombs are all locally hand crafted with Australian products.

They have such a massive range of scents in their candles that sometimes it’s hard to choose just one! Well, their triple scented candles are the solution! Choose a mixture of scents in one candle! Once the first layer/scent is all melted, it goes onto the next scent! These are our top 3 choices!

Grilled Prawn Skewers

Fish On Hawker

Fish On Hawker have a seafood menu that does not disappoint. With fish & chips, prawns, calamari, and so much more, dinner is sorted for the whole family. All of their seafood is caught locally and cooked fresh to order! Nothing says Australia like some fresh seafood and chips with the family.

Fresh prawns put onto skewers and chucked onto the barbie, grilled to perfection, then garnished with herbs, served with hand cut chips, and of course, a slice of lemon.

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Hand Made Soaps

My Designer Soaps

My Designer Soaps are the one stop spiritual shop at NightQuarter! Find a range of hand made soaps with natural Australian oils, leaving you super clean and super smooth! They also have a range of bath salts packed with all Australian clays and zeolite!

Not only do they have a range of soaps, they also have essential oils, crystals, jewellery, an in house psychic, books and more!

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Lemon Meringue Pie

My Sweet Spot

Comforting, zesty and light, lemon meringue pie is the ultimate dessert. My Sweet Spot hand make traditional Australian desserts with local products. Lamingtons, lemon meringue pie, apple turnovers, they have it all!

Freshly baked shortcrust pastry filled with a tangy lemon custard filling and topped with a fluffy meringue topping, this dessert is unforgettable.

Australian Designer Fashion

The Boho Shed

The Boho Shed is a bohemian inspired fashion and homewares store with multiple Australian designer names. Jaase is a designer name featured at The Boho Shed, all exclusive Jaase prints are hand drawn and made in Australia.

Gorgeous bohemian style dress made and designed by Jaase.

XXXX Beer

The Backyard Bar
The Backyard has all the main factors needed to create the ultimate, quintessential Aussie pub experience, from a huge BBQ serving up steaks and fish, to a hills hoist in the beer garden, live tunes from the locals and of course, a XXXX bar! XXXX is Australia’s most loved beer range, so we created a bar dedicated to it!
Grab a bucket of 4 stubbies or a schooner from the tap, paired perfectly with a steak straight from the grill and live tunes! The Friday night footy is even screened in The Backyard!
 

Wildlife Adventure

Night Creatures

Encounter unseen creatures of Australia with Night Creatures! Learn all about the animals while getting up close and personal with them! Grab a photo with a snake, possom or owl, or hold a birthday party with Night Creatures for the entertainment! The unique, educational experience is perfect for any occasion!

Night Creatuers Wildlife Adventure is perfect for the kids, giving them a unique and educational experience with animals they may have never seen before! But don’t let just the kids have all the fun, the adults can join in too! Spice up your NightQuarter visit with a photo with an owl or a python!

Strawberry & Mango Skewers

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Strawberries and mangoes are two of Australia’s most loved fruits, especially in Summer! Melt have got your fruit and chocolate cravings sorted with their strawberry and mango skewers that get coated with melted Belgium chocolate! 

These are definately drool worthy!

Grass Fed QLD Steak

The Backyard Bar & BBQ

The Backyard Bar & BBQ have Aussie dinner options for everyone, but grass fed QLD steaks are winning the BBQ game! Served with sides of your choice and delicous sauces, it’s an Aussie classic!

The Backyard Bar & BBQ use a custom built wood fire BBQ!

Seafood Platter

Yeah The Boysters

Yeah They Boysters have a menu that does not dissapoint, from delicious oysters with insane toppings to fresh peeled prawns!

Yeah The Boysters also offer seafood platters with fresh prawns, bugs, scallops and more!

Craft Beer

NightQuarter Bars

The bars here at NightQuarter not only have quintessential Aussie beers, but also some of the finest Australian craft beers on offer! Little Creatures’ range is some of the most loved craft beers here at NightQuarter. The creators wanted to brew an awesome, hop-driven Australian Pale Ale with a distinctive aroma and delicious flavour, and they did just that!

Pickled Pig is also a popular craft beer here at NightQuarter, the brewery being only 30 minutes away in Tweed Heads. Pickled Pig handcraft a premium selection of lagers, ales, pilsners and dark beers, as well as their famous alcoholic ginger beer, using the finest, as organic as possible malts, hops and grains available.

Tim Tam Donuts

Sweet Bliss Donuts

Tim Tam on a donut. Only in Australia!  Tim Tams are simple but the most luxurious biscuits, an Australian favourite! 

Sweet Bliss Donuts decorate and fill their donuts with all kinds of Aussie favourites!

Rescued Timber

Australian Rescued Timbers

Australia has some of the most durable and beautiful timbers in the world, making it ideal for design. With its sustainability focus, many of these woods are being rescued and remodelled at Australian Rescued Timbers!

Find wood boxes, clocks, cheese boards, cutting boards and loads more!

 

2017 NightQuarter FEAST Awards

2017 NightQuarter FEAST Awards

We know you love to feast at NightQuarter, so we brought back our annual FEAST Awards to crown your favourite foodies!

The results are in and the winners have been chosen… Drumroll please!

TOP 5 SAVOURY

Little Spain

NightQuarter FEAST Awards #5 – Savoury

 

Twisted Toppings Pizza

NightQuarter FEAST Awards #4 – Savoury

 

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Crying Tiger

NightQuarter FEAST Awards #3 – Savoury
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Calamari

NightQuarter FEAST Awards #2 – Savoury

And the savoury winner is…

Grumpi’s Smoke & Grill

NightQuarter FEAST Awards WINNER – Savoury

 

TOP 5 DESSERT

Dutch Pancakes

NightQuarter FEAST Awards #5 (TIE)  – Dessert

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NightQuarter FEAST Awards #5 (TIE)  – Dessert

My Sweet Spot

NightQuarter FEAST Awards #4 – Dessert

Sweet Bliss Donuts

NightQuarter FEAST Awards #3 – Dessert

World Famous Funnel Cakes

NightQuarter FEAST Awards #2 – Dessert

 

And the dessert winner is…

Kernel Pop Popcorn

NightQuarter FEAST Awards WINNER – Dessert

Top 10 Things At NightQuarter For Kids At Heart

Top 10 Things At NightQuarter For Kids At Heart

NightQuarter has loads of fun for kids and adults alike!

We have rounded up the top 10 things at NightQuarter for kids at heart!

FUN FOR KIDS AT HEART!

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Wear A Unicorn Headband

Flower Crowns

Eat A Tornado Potato

Twist ‘n’ Shake Tornado Potatoes

Cuddle A Bunny

Night Creatures

 

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Drink A Rainbow Margarita

Kudu & Baroque Bars

 

Instagram & Enjoy A Doughbomb

Sweet Bliss Donuts

Dance In Front Of The Stage To The Live Music

The Paddock

Breathe Like A Dragon With Nitrogen Puffs

Celestial

Devour A Caramel Popcorn Funnel Cake

World Famous Funnel Cakes

Go Crazy In A Candy Store

Just Candy & Licorice

Get A Gorgeous Henna Design

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