What has Peter Kuruvita been up to in his kitchen? Putting together some mouthwatering meals and special events, that's what.
Farah Celjo

23 Nov 2016 - 3:01 PM  UPDATED 14 Jun 2018 - 12:25 PM

As a favoured holiday destination for Peter and his family for many years, it seemed only natural that he would one day call Noosa home. And it was the lure of a restaurant that made it happen

Now the host of the brand-new SBS series Peter Kuruvita's Coastal Kitchen shares his passion for fresh local produce at Noosa Beach House Peter Kuruvita

"I am proud to call this place home and so excited about being able to devise menus that are local," Peter explains.

With a restaurant and bar available, the menu changes regularly to reflect Peter's travels.  The Beach House combines local and international flavours (Peter's Five Pot Curry is particularly popular) with a dash of coastal flair. And what a better way to celebrate his Coastal Kitchen series, than with a Coastal Kitchen dinner event recently. Here's what was on show! 

If you weren't part of the lucky crowd at the dinner, never fear. Noosa Beach House is offering pretty much Peter on a plate. You can expect local seafood of mud crab, lobsters, bugs just to start, native herbs, vibrant cocktails, authentic Sri Lankan curries... and everyone is welcome!


Each afternoon from 3pm you can have a chef shuck oysters to order; weekends you can enjoy a decadent seafood platter with locally caught produce and if you are in the mood for hearty and shareable then Peter's weekend Five Pot Curry extravaganza offers up authentic Sri Lankan curries served family-style


And after all of this, if you're feeling inspired to bring Coastal Kitchen to your home, then you can with recipes from the series available right here. We've got steamed mud crabs with ginger, chilli and shallot sauce, Sri Lankan egg curry, macadamia and mandarin cake with cinnamon syrup and more!

Peter Kuruvita's Coastal Kitchen starts 8pm, Thursday 21 June on SBS and then you can catch-up on SBS On Demand. Visit the program page for recipes, videos and more.

What is the series all about?
The chef behind the Coastal Kitchen
From Sydney's coastline to Coastal Kitchen, we talk to chef and restaurateur, Peter Kuruvita about his brand-new series and what life is like on the Sunshine Coast.
Grilled miso eggplant and haloumi burgers

"So tasty and good, the combination of these flavours makes for stunning vegetarian burgers. Get into pickling vegetables, because they’re not only good for you, they also add a wonderful tang." Peter Kuruvita, Peter Kuruvita's Coastal Kitchen

Peter Kuruvita's Coastal Kitchen | Episode guide
Having bid farewell to city life and moved to the tropical seaside town of Noosa, chef and restaurateur Peter Kuruvita is on a journey to uncover the fresh and local produce that has made the region one of the foodie destinations of Australia.