Peppers Hotel and View On Little Hasting | Noosa

So you’ve probably seen a similar post pop up through our newsfeed every year. Peppers Hotel, Noosa is our go to place to stay for Noosa Food & Wine Festival.

We always opt for a spacious 2 bedroom apartment, that way Charlotte and I can have our bathrooms when we get ready (cos you know that’s essential), and it always helps having a super comfy bed when you come home after a long day of eating good food and drinking amazing wine.

The hotel is located only a stones throw from Hastings Street, oh and if you are lazy like me, well you can catch a buggie up and down the hill. I love how the view from our room always overlooks a slice of forest, which for me personally is a dream come true. And to add to my getaway experience, Laguna Lookout is only a short 1.3km hike from the hotel. So all you early risers, definitely check it out!

If you are staying at the hotel, make sure you pop into View Restaurant. We had the pleasure of dining with Executive Chef, Andreas Nielson last year and got to first hand witness his passion for food. In fact, our dining experience at View made me re-fall in love with food all together. If you do have other plans for your evening and dinner is not on the cards, try out the buffet breakfast. We went absolutely crazy with it. I love how they have added gluten free bread options as well as an array of fresh fruit and chia pudding. Oh and there’s both soft and crispy bacon.

Yeah, that’s what I am talking about.

View all their rooms and rates here

Over Noosa Food & Wine Festival, View on Little Hasting will be showcasing Queensland’s fresh seafood with a dinner created by Brisbane chefs Ben O’Donoghue (Billykart) and Jake Nicholson (Blackbird Bar & Grill), 2016 MasterChef winner Elena Duggan and View’s Andy Wilcox. The dinner will take place on Saturday the 20th of May at 6:30pm ($140, book online). 

Organised by: Tourism Noosa 

Written by: Aliyah Ravat


Fresh Natural Asian | Noosa Food & Wine Festival

Venue: Fresh Natural Asian

Chef: Rida Dael

Events @ Food & Wine Festival :

  • Six courses served with your choice of beer or wine from Rogue Wines on Saturday 20 May, 2pm, $70, book online.

Noosa’s newcomer, Fresh Natural Asian, took us by surprise. The venue has been open for a short 4 months but the tastes and flavours that came out of that kitchen well surpassed places who have been open for decades. Fresh Natural, as its’ name states, only uses the best of ingredients; Even a single dish on the menu is evident of this. There is no use of deep fryers or microwaves. Essentially, it’s the closest you will get to natural, delicious food that’s good for you. The menu is entirely gluten free and stems from varied destinations in Asia namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. It’s not your ordinary Asian take out wish dim-sims, let me assure you of that.

To start off with, we got to try the Satay Madura, a Malaysian dish of chicken skewers with peanut sauce. The chicken was fresh and perfectly succulent, and the peanut sauce was freshly made. You could taste every bit of flavour through the dish making it a memorable experience. The skewers are apart of the lunch special on offer at the venue, priced at $9.50.

The next dish that we tried was Otak-Otak, and Indonesian dish that I have never actually heard of (and I live in Sunnybank). The beauty of Fresh Natural, is that it takes you ona journey through Asia, but it truly is a journey that you have not taken before. The Indonesian dish is made up of steamed, minced fish in a banana leaf with peanut sauce. I absolutely loved it, it was unlike anything that I have ever tasted before.

To further our trip to Asia, we then paid a visit to Thailand with a Miang Kham dish. This dish was absolutely spectacular. Simplicity at it’s finest. Instead of glute wraps, betal leafs are used with an array of accompliments that together create a delicious feast. There were hints of peanut sauce, garlic, chilli, ginger, lemon and the addition of chicken. In fact from my entire tasting at Noosa, this would have been my favourite dish and yet it was so simple.

And then came the side that completed my life. We stayed in Thailand with the Papaya Hijau, a green papaya salad. I have been searching for a salad like this for years in Brisbane and nothing has come close. I ended being a bit selfish and finishing off the dish by myself (soz, not soz).

By next Noosa Food & Wine Festival, I can so see this venue being the next ‘it’ place. It ticks all the boxes, local produce, that takes you on a journey yet at the same time, offers the healthiest of options. You have my recommendation. P.S, Brisbane needs a place like this.

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<3 Gluten Free

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Organised by: Visit Noosa

Written by: Aliyah Ravat