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Friends food Surfers Paradise 2014

November 12, 2014 by David Herd

Yum Cha lunch

Friends food Surfers ParadiseFriends food Surfers Paradise 2014 was a hectic end to my three week holiday. Starting with Adelaide I drove the Great Ocean Road to Phillip Island then stayed with friends at their winery in Dromana. Spent two nights in Melbourne before flying to the Gold Coast.

The photo above is my great friend Phil Thomson & I at Broadbeach on Melbourne Cup day November 4th.

Melbourne Cup day at Moo Moo in Broadbeach.

Friends food Surfers ParadiseAfter lunch we walked across to Moo Moo where all the Gold Coast trendies gather to gossip & show off.

Is he trying too hard?

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I know being noticed is one of the main requirements on Melbourne Cup day however I feel this guy is just trying too hard.

Smokers gather outside

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The social outcasts gather for a smoke. ūüôā

Melbas on the Park.

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After Moo Moo went went to one of my old stamping grounds Melbas on the Park. This was one of my local haunts for over 30 years from 1981.

Our usual spot at the bar

Friends food Surfers ParadiseI have so many great memories from this Surfers Paradise iconic bar nightclub.


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Friends food Surfers ParadiseNick, Tess & Sharon at Hellenika at Nobbys Beach, Nick & Sharron are old friends & Tess is one of the happy staff members at this terrific Greek restaurant. TripAdvisor rate it 3rd out of 66 restaurants in Mermaid beach.

Hellenika lamb ribs, delicious

Hellenika Nobbys Beach

Good food and excellent company.

La Rustica

La RusticaOne of my favorite Italian restaurants in Surfers Paradise, great food good service and you can take your own wine. La Rustica Rates 13 out of 268 restaurants on TripAdvisor in Surfers Paradise.

Nikki Sinclair

Friends food Surfers ParadiseOops! That is a deliberate mistake, my lovely friend Nikki is now Nikki Murphy since she married one of my very old friends Tony Murphy in 2011. This terrific couple are kind enough to let me stay at their lovely Sorrento home when I am in Surfers Paradise.

Coffee at Spendlove Bistro

¬† Friends food Surfers ParadiseTwo good friends Greg “Noodles” Craig & Grant Thompson.

My brother Ian Herd

Friends food Surfers ParadiseIan is the Maths Master at Elanora State school and loves living on the Gold Coast.

John Woods & Steve Smithers

Friends food Surfers ParadiseOld friends for around 25 years, we have not changed a bit. ūüôā

Sage restaurant at Broadbeach.

Friends food Surfers ParadiseFriends food Surfers Paradise would not be complete without y friend Larry Krausz who is excited about moving to Pattaya early 2015. As it turned out he arrived in November and has settled into the good life.

Larry now lives in Pattaya.

David Herd Thailand As you can see he has settled in rather well. ūüôā¬†

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