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Wine and dine me at the lush JW Marriott Gold Coast

JW Marriott Gold Coast (image supplied)
JW Marriott Gold Coast (image supplied)

Amongst the roster of incredible new opens and revamps across the Gold Coast in the last 12 months; there are a handful that stand out. JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa’s five-star makeover in December 2020 is one of those destinations. The extensive refurbishment was much more than just a name change and a lick of paint. Whether it’s fabulous seafood, lip-smacking meat dishes, decadent desserts, or seducing cocktails — each aspect has been refreshed in faultless fashion.

If you aren’t familiar with the exceptional restaurants on offer at JW Marriott Gold Coast, then let us give you a run-down…

Citrique at JW Marriott Gold Coast (image supplied)
Citrique at JW Marriott Gold Coast (image supplied)

Citrique Restaurant
The sumptuous buffet. Citrique is famous for its breakfast, brunch and seafood market offerings, so the restaurant entices locals and guests with its fresh and contemporary Australian cuisine for the definitive ocean/paddock to plate occasion. The venue includes the elevated addition of JW Market, a café and marketplace that nurtures customers to connect with the carefully curated products sourced from local farmers and producers.

For a weekend long-lunch and dinner, you are seriously hard pushed to look past this outstanding seafood buffet. Prepare to stack your plates high with Mooloolaba tiger prawns, Moreton Bay bugs, and Pacific oysters to name a few ocean treasure delicacies to sink your teeth into.

Misono Japanese Steakhouse at JW Marriott Gold Coast (image supplied)
Misono Japanese Steakhouse at JW Marriott Gold Coast (image supplied)

Misono Japanese
The teppanyaki grill experience. Embracing the vitality of Japanese creativity with local flavours is the backbone of this vibrant, communal teppanyaki restaurant. For those who haven’t been in a while (side note: where have you been?), a new live Sushi table and secret Whisky bar were unveiled and it’s everything you dreamed of and better!

Teppanyaki is a fun family favourite with all the flying food and antics. At Misono, you can even opt to have an elevated teppan dining experience in a private room, with (of course) sake, sophisticated flavours and an entertaining performance. And for those eager to learn a new skill, there are Mini Misono sushi-making classes! Talk about interactive!

Chapter & Verse, JW Marriott Gold Coast (image supplied)
Chapter & Verse, JW Marriott Gold Coast (image supplied)

Chapter & Verse
The next-level lobby bar. No hotel of this calibre is quite complete without an unforgettable lobby bar, and Chapter & Verse hits this mark effortlessly. Famous cocktails and unmatched high-tea experiences, blended with food choices designed to share, are the highlights of this central and welcoming space.

Transitioning from café during the day to craft cocktail bar at night, lunch is the time where the food offering is at its pinnacle. Mix classic and signature cocktails with dishes like Yellowtail Kingfish Ceviche, truffle fries or their Cheese and Charcuterie board stacked with locally sourced cheeses and cold cuts. The venue also features a robust regular music program of attention-grabbing live performers.

For five-star levels of service, incredible food and drinks at every turn, JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa’s venues of distinction are prime for the picking!

Where: JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa, 158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise

Words by Alex Mitcheson.

STORY SPONSORED BY JW MARRIOTT GOLD COAST RESORT & SPA

JW Marriott Gold Coast (image supplied)
JW Marriott Gold Coast (image supplied)

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