Danielle Gjestland – eat & drink insider knowledge

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Danielle Gjestland is one of our Australian young waiter judges and past Australian young restaurateur of the year 2009 who owns Wasabi in Noosa. See where Danielle likes to go for good coffee, a relaxing meal and a great drink.

favourite coffee spots

French Sin, Noosa
great pastry!

Flamingo Café, Brisbane
super quirky

Costa Noosa, Noosa
great coffee every time

favourite casual eateries

Bare Bones Society, Jindalee
where else can you get Gourmet Traveller Chef of the year food for that price (and GREAT bacon!)

Pearl, Woolloongabba
great staff, great service. Amazing home-made cakes

Thomas Corner Eatery, Noosa – great local produce and you can catch the ferry along the river to get there

favourite restaurants

Gerards Bistro, Brisbane
Ben’s food is delicious, informed and exciting. Yum – what else can I say

Coast, Hervey Bay
great view, brilliant place to have lunch with friends sharing lots of different dishes

Urbane, Brisbane
Alejandro Cancino & Andrew Buchanan – what a team!

favourite bars

esq – the bar at Esquire, Brisbane
best place to go when dressed up for the ballet, eat delicious food and not feel out of place

The Bowery, Brisbane
it helped the standard for drinking in Brisbane

Tipplers Tap, Newstead
wings, chilli fries, beer and I can take my husband there

favourite markets

Noosa Farmers Market, Noosa
great place to find local producers

Yandina Markets, Yandina
really good selection of edible plants

Northey Street Market, Windsor QLD
you can rent your own plot of land and grow your own veg, there is an education centre for kids, you can do yoga in the middle of the market and lots or rare fruit trees

favourite interstate restaurants

Sepia, Sydney
elegant, sophisticated, purposeful, great service

Brae, Otway Hinterland VIC
unique, farm orientated, excellent beverage matches and a great drive

Oscillate Wildly, Sydney
always surprising, inventive food. For a little space it punches well above its weight and the music sounds

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