I bet you never thought dining gift cards could be the perfect outlet for your creative abilities.
Whether wrapping or choosing the most creative way to give or finding a restaurant with something a bit different, everyone can take their dining card gift giving beyond the initial smiles.
For the creative in us all, the perfect choice is a Good Food Gift Card.
1. Art and Food
For some, there is no better combination. Many might even say combining excellent dining with an afternoon at a gallery or museum is the ultimate in divine and well-deserved relaxation.
There are plenty of choices for those who choose to go down this path.
The Art Gallery of New South Wales offers a range of options if you are in the area.
Van Gogh and a perfectly seared salmon?
Why not. Who knows? It may bring out your creative side.
Been to QAGOMA Lately?
Let the Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art stimulate your senses and your appetite. Both will be at the forefront should you choose this must-do Queensland Museum.
Three dining outlets will have you coming back again, and the museum itself, well, it is a masterpiece as well.
Stop by for an hour, or stay later. You’ll wonder why you didn’t.
2. Dine Creatively
Restaurants are busy places. Hungry patrons looking around for their wait person, making eye contact with fellow diners. And then there’s the kitchen.
If you’ve ever ventured behind the scenes of a busy restaurant, no matter what style, it truly is a chance to take in the enormity of the industry.
So many establishments, understandably, don’t get a chance to get creative.
Or do they?
There’s always a way to wow guests. Whether it be a vegan-only sharing plate or a seafood platter in the shape of a humpback whale, there are always restaurants that go above and beyond.
For those in Hobart, a must-visit restaurant is Franklin Dining Room and Bar. The creativity not only with local produce but with dishes using Australian meats, vegetables and grain, this establishment is top of the range creative. Wallaby, abalone and buckwheat all make their presence felt.
For the sustainability conscious, a bit of research goes a long way.
In each city, there will be chefs who go the extra mile to ensure your return patronage.
3. Cuteness Overload
There is one establishment in Sydney that gets the quirky tick of approval.
Spice World takes creative and different and smashes it to pieces. Chinese cuisine with a large pinch of “what the..”
The gold star for innovation may just lie with Bondi Hardware.
Creative cocktails, great food and a crowd that loves it all.
For a good time, please call….
Yes. I said it.
Fancy a round of mini golf with your meal? Have we got the place for you. Check out Holey Moley.
Laughs don’t get any better when seeing a group of friends lose their basic motor skills attempting to conquer a golf circuit in miniature.
4. By Your Own Hand
It’s one thing to offer a dining gift card, you can take it to a new level by disguising the card creatively.
Need some ideas?
Wrap it over and over… and over again in the most bizarre paper you can find.
What about that silk scarf you never wear? Wrap the dining card in something that shows you think of them beyond the realm of their favourite restaurant.
Get the kids involved and make Mum’s birthday extra special with wrapping created by the grandkids, especially for her.
Children can put their own personal stamp on the wrapping choices. It is a great way to use up all their pent-up creativity.
A companion gift is an excellent way to accompany a Good Food Gift Card. Sure, there’s the traditional bottle of wine, but let’s think beyond that.
Consider a photo album created by the family with the dining card located at the end. Fold it into an origami swan.
Seeing the recipient try to fold it back is priceless.
There are lots of ways to get creative when it comes to gifting dining cards.
One is out there waiting for you.
The Creative Instinct
All dining establishments want to have a point of difference. Some try, some don’t, but the most successful ones remain favourites over the years. They know the key to bringing back customers.
In some part, it must be the realisation that most diners are happy to see a more creative side of chefs, wait staff and the surroundings.
A Willy Wonka style restaurant, perhaps?
Never say never.
Gift giving is enjoyable, let’s face it.
There are not too many people who don’t feel that surge of enjoyment and satisfaction. Handing over a dining gift card is a great pleasure to the recipients.
Creative dining ideas bring it to a whole new level.
Looking to dine out in a more creative environment?
Choose the Good Food Gift Card, and your choices are a reservation away.