Be it the lazy corner cafe, award-winning restaurant, hole in the wall or latest bar, it's time to recognise the unheard of, the institutions, the rising stars, the midnight pitstop and the unbeatable places to eat and drink on the Gold Coast ...

EAT/drink Awards

Here at The Weekend Edition we take our food very seriously, and we know that you, our dear readers, do too. That’s why we’re so excited to announce the Gold Coast’s fourth annual EAT/drink Awards for 2019. With so many bars, cafes, restaurants and food retailers opening this year, we are preparing to host our largest epicurean poll to date.

The past year and a half has been a big one for food and drink venues across the Gold Coast, and it’s time to recognise the unheard of, the institutions, the rising stars, the midnight pitstops and the unbeatable. The Weekend Edition’s EAT/drink Awards delve into the city’s culinary culture to determine locals’ favourite places to eat and play – and now is your chance to make sure your favourite foodie destination is in the running for this year’s awards. Be it the lazy corner cafe, award-winning restaurant, latest bar or food truck, there’s a place to eat and drink for everyone on the Gold Coast.

The Weekend Edition’s EAT/drink Awards are back for 2019 and this year we are thrilled to announce that the awards will be sponsored by Newstead Brewing Co. – a beloved Brisbane-born institution and one of the biggest proponents for craft-beer in Queensland. This year we will be asking you – our dear readers – to cast your vote for what you think is the Gold Coast’s best, from thriving new cafes, to your favourite bar, the top fine-dining restaurant and many more categories. This year we have brought back our special bonus category – Best Food Porn. This category is voted exclusively on Instagram – drool-worthy dishes that are snapped and posted to Instagram and tagged @theweekendeditiongoldcoast and #TWEFoodPorn are in the running to win!

Voting for The Weekend Edition Gold Coast’s annual EAT/drink Awards is now open! To show your favourites some love, vote now. Voting will close at 11:59 pm on Sunday June 23, 2019. Good luck!

In appreciation for your time taken to vote, Newstead Brewing Co. will be putting together a VIP package for the voter who selected the most winners across all the categories. Details are still under wraps, but believe us when we say that you’ll want to be in the running. Stay tuned for more details!

See the full list of last year’s winners here.