As well as celebrating my birthday last weekend (and commiserating the fact I’m now one step closer to being in my mid thirties), I also had the rare opportunity to sneak down the coast for a girls night out at the QT Gold Coast – sans kids! I’ve stayed at the QT once before for the ProBlogger conference last year, however there was so much going on/information overload I didn’t really get a chance to appreciate just how amazing and unique the place really is. After a delayed start to our trip thanks to the great traffic, we quickly checked in and headed up to our room to be met by this amazing view.
After opening the bottle of wine we’d bought along with us (hey it was almost 5 o’clock!) and having a drink or two while we admired the view, we managed to tear ourselves away from the view and super comfortable beds to venture out for dinner at Bazaar Restaurant where we unashamedly gorged ourselves with waaay too much food. I have to admit it was the desserts which really got me excited and after trying out the Sundae Station I couldn’t resist indulging in one of my favourite desserts of all time – Tiramisu as well as a chocolate brownie cup which was topped with melted marshmallow and peanuts – yum!
After rolling back to our room to enjoy a wonderful uninterrupted sleep, the next morning we headed down to Fixx Cafe on the ground floor to enjoy the new QTea experience which was undoubtedly the highlight of our stay.
We were more than a little excited to see two stands of gorgeous looking food being bought out to us. It was all made onsite by the QT Chefs and was presented so beautifully we felt a little bad getting stuck into it!
While there is no denying I’m a sweet kind of girl, the selection of savoury food was too irresistible and I just had to try it all. My favourites were the Pumpkin and Persian Fetta Quiche, Parmesan and Black Pepper Doughnut (rare roasted beef on parmesan and black pepper doughnut served with horseradish cream) and the Tomato and Basil Macaron which was filled with whipped goats cheese and smoked tomato consommé jelly.
As much as I enjoyed the savoury selections, the sweets were certainly the highlight for me. I absolutely LOVED the Raspberry and White Chocolate Chip Scone Cupcake which had a jam centre and whipped vanilla creme and I’m definitely going to try and come up with my own version of this very soon. Other favourites included the QT Beach Ball which was a coconut whipped ganache ball filled with a Pina Colada gel centre, the ‘Ham Sandwich’ which was a light Vanilla Madeline Sponge filled with Peach Jelly and Banana Cream and the ‘Pair of Thongs’ which were Chocoalte Sable with peach mousse and orange glaze with a popping chocolate sandal strap.
The atmosphere in the Cafe is so relaxed and we took our time enjoying our QTea experience while drinking hot tea, people watching and just chilling out! Needless to say I was incredibly full by the time we were done and could not eat for the rest of the day!
If you are staying/live on the Gold Coast I highly recommend visiting QT and have your very own QTea experience. QTea is available 7 days a week fro 10am – 4pm daily and with prices starting at $39 per person, it really is great value for money. For more information or to book, simply contact the QT Gold Coast.
Disclosure: I was a guest of the QT Gold Coast for the purpose of this review however all opinions and recommendations are my own. It really is an amazing place to stay and if you have the chance, make sure you do the QTea – and go in with an empty stomach!