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Federal's Doma Cafe joins forces with Barrio Byron Bay for a one-night-only Japanese feast
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Federal’s Doma Cafe joins forces with Barrio Byron Bay for a one-night-only Japanese feast

Deep in the Byron Bay Hinterland lies the leafy village of Federal. Those in the know associate this tiny town with being the home of Doma – a Japanese cafe that's always bustling with locals and visitors vying for a taste of its renowned dishes, from the fresh sushi hand rolls to the towering breakfast burgers topped with golden korokke. On Tuesday October 29, the Doma team will be venturing out of the hinterland for a one-night-only collaboration with Byron Bay's Barrio Eatery & Bar. more

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‘Tis (almost) the season – voco Gold Coast's Christmas soirees are here to help spread the festive cheer
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‘Tis (almost) the season – voco Gold Coast’s Christmas soirees are here to help spread the festive cheer

We don't want to make you panic (actually, we do – it's time to hustle) but just so you know, Christmas is quite literally around the corner. If you've been allocated the task of organising the Christmas party for your work family, real-life family or extended group of friends, and are quivering under the pressure of delivering something memorable, fun and delicious, we're here to help. Well, actually the team at voco Gold Coast are the ones helping you – we're just here to give you a heads up so you can nail it. more


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Give your Friday feasts a nostalgic spin with ‘proper' British and Irish fish and chips
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Give your Friday feasts a nostalgic spin with ‘proper’ British and Irish fish and chips

While us Aussies enjoy light-hearted battles and friendly banter (mainly on the sporting field) with folk from the UK and Ireland, we tip our hats to them for one thing – their fish and chips. Crispy battered fillets, slightly softened chips (not crunchy), mushy peas and squirts of malt vinegar are the building blocks for proper fish and chips, and one Gold Coast bar is aiming to replicate the beloved delicacy in true British and Irish style. more

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Roots festivals to pop-up dance parties – HOTA drops a summer series of 20 events over 15 days
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Roots festivals to pop-up dance parties – HOTA drops a summer series of 20 events over 15 days

When summer rolls around, an air of excitement always hits. There's a little extra spring in your step and the cheer stretches from ear to ear – and it's all in anticipation of the year's end and being able to spend time with family and friends. From December 1–15, HOTA is capturing the thrill of spending summer 'at home' on the Gold Coast by hosting one of the biggest event series' the arts and culture precinct has ever seen. Staying put this summer? You'll be glad you did. more

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Prost to steins and schnitzels at Oktoberfest on the Coast
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Prost to steins and schnitzels at Oktoberfest on the Coast

With beers bigger than your head, salty snacks that err on the side of massive and more swine than you can poke a pork knuckle at, it's no surprise the annual Oktoberfest event is one of Australia’s favourite borrowed traditions. But this year, Gold Coasters needn't venture abroad, we can get a taste of the festivities with our very own Oktoberfest celebration presented by Weihenstephan, the oldest brewery in Germany. Prost to that, friends. more

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Experience the best of Japan at Etsu's Whisky and Wagyu Dinner
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Experience the best of Japan at Etsu’s Whisky and Wagyu Dinner

The team at Japanese dining icon Etsu are saying sayonara to winter (and konichiwa to the Gold Coast Show long weekend) with an unmissable Whisky and Wagyu event on Thursday August 29. Owners Mitch and Nerissa McCluskey have teamed up with one of Japan's most renowned whisky makers Nikka for a multi-course izakaya feast paired with some of the finest whiskies going around. more

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Get your Greek on at Hellenika's Long Lunch this August
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Get your Greek on at Hellenika’s Long Lunch this August

Loosen the belt buckles and get ready for a big fat Greek feast – the Hellenika Long Lunch is back! The Hellenika team will be taking over Miami Marketta's eclectic laneway on Sunday August 25 for the ultimate long-table nosh-up, featuring a progressive banquet of favourites from delicious dolmades to plates of saganaki and (of course) the famous baked lamb with all of the trimmings. more