Around the world in Caloundra

Most of my friends (and random strangers who care to listen to my stories) will know I’m an avid traveller and will confess to emptying my bank account on many an occasion to acquire THAT coveted air ticket. However while my feet are firmly stuck on terra firma in Caloundra I am always on the lookout for the tantalizing allure of international flavours of food that can transport me back to those idyllic, crazy travel days. Luckily we are spoilt for choice here on the coast. TripAdvisor is my trusted, reliable and often brutally honest, advisory place to get information on a business before I visit, as it is based on real life experiences by other travelers and visitors.
While trawling the site for my next food fix, I was thrilled to see so many of our local restaurants have received a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. Simply put “The Certificate of Excellence honors hospitality businesses that deliver consistently great service. This designation is given to establishments that have consistently achieved great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Establishments earning the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and have continually delivered superior customer experience. ”
Here are some of my favourite International Restaurant picks based right here in our own backyard.
Indiyum Indian Restaurant on Minchinton Street offers freshly cooked traditional North Indian delicacies along with Aussie flavours to create a totally unique and rule-breaking taste sensation. Award winning Chef GJ Singh has created an innovative, fusion styled menu that you will be hard pressed to pick your most favourite dish from. Little wonder their reviews are often from repeat clients who obviously cannot get enough of these flavours.
4.5 of 5 stars | 429 Reviews | Rated #4 of 140 Restaurants in Caloundra |Certificate of Excellence
Gurkhali Nepalese Restaurant is located on Bulcock Street and is a popular restaurant which offers an exciting blend of traditional Nepalese dishes. Inspired by great artisanal foods of the world they craft all of their stocks, sauces, breads, pastries and ice creams from scratch on a daily basis. What I love about them is their commitment in supporting other artisanal producers when purchasing wine, cheese, honey and many other ingredients. This unique eatery offers menu items such as Traditional Gurkhali Goat Curry, Lamb Choyala, Goru Ko Masu, Gurkhali Machha, Aloo Chop, and Sungur Ko Masu. Yum!
4.5 of 5 stars | 130 Reviews |Rated #10 of 140 Restaurants in Caloundra | Certificate of Excellence
Jeromes Italian Family Restaurant. The interior décor is very traditional, evoking an old-world Italian charm, and the covered alfresco dining area is also very popular. The menu consists of popular dishes such as pizza, pasta, minestrone, scaloppine and risotto. The authentically Italian food is complemented by an extensive range of seafood, steak, veal and chicken dishes. While reading through the reviews it is pretty obvious this is a consistent family favourite with locals and visitors alike. No wonder they too achieved a Certificate of Excellence.
4.0 of 5 stars | 96 Reviews | Rated #19 of 140 Restaurants in Caloundra | Certificate of Excellence
Now where’s my passport?