Bars
The round-up: the best places for cocktails on the Gold Coast, as voted by you!
Food & Drink

The round-up: the best places for cocktails on the Gold Coast, as voted by you!

Cocktail making is an art form. Sure, we're all for wine, beers and nips of spirits – but when you're treating yourself to a cocktail, you want it to be great. Luckily for us Gold Coast folk, there are plenty of establishments and watering holes that have nailed the craft of cocktail making, with plenty of super-talented humans creating magic from behind their bars. As part of the EAT/drink Awards 2019, we asked locals to nominate and vote for the best places for cocktails on the Gold Coast. It's time we lifted the lid – here's the top ten. more

Food News
The round-up: wrap your mitts around the Gold Coast's best pies
Food & Drink

The round-up: wrap your mitts around the Gold Coast’s best pies

If winter has you craving deliciously warm comfort food, you’re not alone! Sometimes you just can’t beat the satisfying crunch of the crispy, flaky exterior and the gooey, steamy centre of a good old-fashioned pie. From not-so-dirty street pies to the more exotic varieties, we’ve round-up some of the coast’s best pies to sink your teeth into. more

Coffee
The round-up: the Gold Coast's best coffee, as voted by you!
Food & Drink

The round-up: the Gold Coast’s best coffee, as voted by you!

Calling all caffeine crusaders – this is your ultimate hit list. Earlier this year, we asked you guys to nominate and vote for the best coffee on the Gold Coast, as part of the 2019 Gold Coast EAT/drink awards. You sipped, savoured and cast your votes, and we thought it was high time to reveal the entire top ten list. So, here it is – the Gold Coast's ten best coffee spots, as voted by you! more

The Grocer
Fancy a specific drop? TextWine is your own personal sommelier
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Fancy a specific drop? TextWine is your own personal sommelier

Sometimes wines are hit and miss. Some will make your tastebuds do a little happy dance and linger in your memory long after the last sip whilst others are destined to be erased. If you have ever experienced the pain of falling in love with a wine at a restaurant but have then forgotten the name of it when you went to find it again (possibly because you enjoyed it a little too hard) or you want to relive a special memory with a particular drop but have no idea where to find it, you need TextWine in your life. more


The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

Uday Huja
I am of the firm belief that dinner should not be a transactional exchange ... ~ Uday Huja more
Food News
The round-up: where to find the Gold Coast’s best fish and chips
Food & Drink

The round-up: where to find the Gold Coast’s best fish and chips

Fish and chips – it's one of life's great indulgences. Given our city's coastal location, we're certainly not short on decent fish and chipperies, with plenty of local hangs utilising our amazing local produce to give us some darn tasty sea-based nosh. From fancy fish and chips on porcelain plates to the kind consumed out of a box on a picnic rug – here are a bunch of must-try fish and chip joints on the Gold Coast. more

Food News
Sardinia meets the Tweed – new southern restaurant Gallura Italian brings coastal flavours to our shores
Food & Drink

Sardinia meets the Tweed – new southern restaurant Gallura Italian brings coastal flavours to our shores

The Tweed region's identity as one of the most bountiful seafood pockets in the country is the driving force behind the southern end's newest restaurant, Gallura Italian. The dining spot, located on Stuart Street (which lies just behind Coolangatta's main strip), is inspired by the island town of Sardinia – a place where respect for local produce is the core of all culinary traditions. more

Food News
The team from Double Barrel Kitchen unveil a striking new waterfront venue in Benowa
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The team from Double Barrel Kitchen unveil a striking new waterfront venue in Benowa

Jess Winters and Peter Tutton have been curbing caffeine, breakfast and lunch cravings from their neighbourhood cafe Double Barrel Kitchen in the backstreets of Mermaid Waters since mid-2016. After capturing hearts and stomachs of locals in the area, the duo began to scout for a second location. As with their flagship cafe, Jess and Peter went against the grain and resisted the appeal of high-traffic coastal precincts, instead securing a striking waterfront location within Sunland's new Marina Concourse apartment development in Benowa. more

Food News
You can leave your hat on – all of the winners from the Good Food Guide Awards 2020
Food & Drink

You can leave your hat on – all of the winners from the Good Food Guide Awards 2020

Last night, Monday September 30, the Australian food scene’s finest gathered in Brisbane to celebrate the pinnacle of culinary excellence – the Good Food Guide Awards. Our country’s best restaurants and bars were all vying for the accolade of a chef’s hat (or two, or three) – so without further ado, here are the spots from Queensland and beyond who walked away with top honours. more