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Inside Loki – the new two-level Mediterranean eatery and bar taking Hellenika's Nobby Beach spot
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Inside Loki – the new two-level Mediterranean eatery and bar taking Hellenika’s Nobby Beach spot

While the Gold Coast is still digesting the news that iconic Greek restaurant Hellenika has sold and closed its doors, the new owners have wasted no time in getting the site's successor up and running. The double-storey Nobby Beach venue is now home to Loki (pronounced lock-ee), a new Mediterranean-style restaurant and rooftop bar that's soaked in European summer vibes. more

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Beachfront watering hole The Miami Tavern lifts the lid on its multi-million-dollar transformation
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Beachfront watering hole The Miami Tavern lifts the lid on its multi-million-dollar transformation

Beachfront pub The Miami Tavern, affectionately known to many as The Sharky or The Shark Bar, has finally unveiled its highly anticipated transformation. Whether you were a passionate regular at the storied watering hole or The Sharky just wasn't really your jam, there's one thing we can all agree on – the two-level Miami icon, which has enjoyed long, rich history as a bar, bistro and live-music venue, boasts one of the best beachside locations on the coast. While it has served locals well, the ageing building was in need of an overhaul, so owners ALH Group embarked on a multi-million-dollar re-build of the longstanding site. more

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The round-up: the best places for cheap eats on the Gold Coast, as voted by locals!
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The round-up: the best places for cheap eats on the Gold Coast, as voted by locals!

You know those times when you have nothing in the fridge that's appetising (we're looking at you, two-day-old salad), your stomach is rumbling, and you really just want to eat out with your mates but funds are tight and pay day isn't until the end of the week? This list is to get you though those times. As part of the EAT/drink Awards 2019, we asked locals to nominate and vote for their favourite places for a budget-friendly feed. So, thanks to the many thousands of locals that voted, here are some of the top spots for cheap eats across the Gold Coast. more

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Authentic ramen bar Goukai brings a slice of Tokyo to Burleigh Heads
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Authentic ramen bar Goukai brings a slice of Tokyo to Burleigh Heads

For former professional rugby player Hiroshi Takeyama, bringing the tastes of his hometown of Tokyo to the sunny shores of the Gold Coast has been a lifelong dream. Last week, Hiroshi's dream turned into a reality, teaming up with fellow Japanese native, chef Noriyuki Sato, to open the doors to Goukai – an authentic Tokyo-style ramen bar in Burleigh Heads. more

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We’ve got the scoop! Messina and Australian Brewery collaborate to create Gelato Ale
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We’ve got the scoop! Messina and Australian Brewery collaborate to create Gelato Ale

Sometimes two things come together in an unlikely union to create something spectacular. Like when a duckling and a golden retriever become best friends or when Martha Stewart and Snoop Dog start a cooking show. The latest collaboration to rock our worlds is Messina x Australian Brewery and its resulting invention – Gelato Ale. No need to pinch yourself, you’re not dreaming – now you can have your dulce de leche and drink it too. more

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Tweed Heads patisserie Baked teams up with Husk Distillers to launch a series of booze-spiked croissants
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Tweed Heads patisserie Baked teams up with Husk Distillers to launch a series of booze-spiked croissants

It's been a whole year since Tweed Heads patisserie Baked first opened its doors and delighted us with its sugar-coated goodness, sourdough breads and flaky pastries. To celebrate its first birthday, the waterfront bakery is teaming up with Tumbulgum's Husk Distillery to release a decadent series of booze-filled croissants, aptly named the Croissants of Summer range. more

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i like ramen returns to the Gold Coast with a new plant-based bar and eatery in Nobby Beach
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i like ramen returns to the Gold Coast with a new plant-based bar and eatery in Nobby Beach

Earlier this year, noodle bar i like ramen temporarily bowed out of the Gold Coast, stepping away from its kitchen within (now-closed) plant-based marketplace The LC and turning the focus to delighting Brisbane diners with its delicious vegan ramen. The recent unfortunate departure from its Fortitude Valley location has come with a silver lining for Gold Coasters – i like ramen is back where it all began, with the doors to its new ramen dispensary and whisky bar now open in Nobby Beach. more


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Enjoy sips and snacks at James Street's newcomer Burleigh Bar & Bites
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Enjoy sips and snacks at James Street’s newcomer Burleigh Bar & Bites

With everything from burger bars and Japanese izakayas to cutting-edge Vietnamese, steak houses and fine dining, Burleigh's food scene shows no signs of slowing down. Last weekend, a fresh new face was added to the mix, with James Street welcoming new 40-seat dining spot Burleigh Bar & Bites. Taking over the site formerly occupied by Bin 12, the precinct's newest arrival aims to give locals a relaxing-yet-refined space to sip and snack, by both day and night. more

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The round-up: where to eat, drink and pop bottles on the Gold Coast for New Year’s Eve
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The round-up: where to eat, drink and pop bottles on the Gold Coast for New Year’s Eve

With the glorious chaos of Christmas clouding our minds, it's easy to forget about planning the biggest party of the year – New Year's Eve! Whether you’re keen to bid 2019 adieu with fine food and fancy cocktails, keep things casual with an intimate dinner, have a feast for the ages or ring in the new year at a splendid soiree, we’ve rounded up a bunch of New Year’s Eve celebrations happening around the Gold Coast. more

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The round-up: eat, drink and be merry – top spots for Christmas Day dining on the Gold Coast
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The round-up: eat, drink and be merry – top spots for Christmas Day dining on the Gold Coast

If you've spent the last few Christmas Days slaving in a hot kitchen, lining up at the prawn trawlers at dawn, and trying oh-so hard to salvage a dry roast turkey (we've all been there), then perhaps it's time for a change this year. Once you've emptied your stocking full of presents, you can venture out and fill up your belly with a glorious festive feast with all of the trimmings – all of the hard work is done for you, and you don't even have to do the washing up. In the spirit of the season, here are a bunch of places on the Gold Coast where you can eat, drink and be merry on Christmas Day.  more

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In high spirits – Natural Distilling Co launches with hemp gin and vodka
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In high spirits – Natural Distilling Co launches with hemp gin and vodka

Hemp is the multipurpose ingredient we’ve always needed. While everyone has been distracted by one controversial purpose in particular, innovators have been using the leafy plant in numerous ways – as a clothing material, in beauty products and in life-changing medical treatments. It was during his time working in the medical cannabis industry that Rhys Staley realised he could combine his expertise on hemp with his passion for DIY distilling. Not too much later, Rhys started working on Natural Distilling Co and now it has launched with two bespoke hemp-flavoured spirits. more

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Get into the Christmas spirit with gin-infused pudding from Four Pillars
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Get into the Christmas spirit with gin-infused pudding from Four Pillars

Christmas and alcohol go hand-in-hand – it’s called the silly season for a reason. We can’t imagine an office Christmas party without a few, or a family lunch without a little something to take the edge off! When Four Pillars announced a gin-infused Christmas collection of drinkable and edible treats, we knew they were onto something special that would get us in the festive spirit. more

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Adelaide-born French patisserie Aux Fines Bouches brings its sweet goodness to Burleigh Heads
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Adelaide-born French patisserie Aux Fines Bouches brings its sweet goodness to Burleigh Heads

For the past 12 years, pastry chef Richard Le Deunff, who hails from the north of France, has been delighting Adelaide locals with his eye-catching pastries, tarts and intricate cakes. Lucky for us Gold Coast folk, Richard and his wife Sophie opted for a sea change and decided to relocate their renowned patisserie north. Months of moving and construction all came to fruition earlier this week, with the duo opening the doors to their new pastry showroom and kitchen in Burleigh Heads. more

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New dining spot Mr. brings a touch of sophistication to Nobby Beach
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New dining spot Mr. brings a touch of sophistication to Nobby Beach

The Nobby Beach dining precinct is home to cafes, bars, burger joints, Italian, Greek, Mexican and Japanese eateries – but sisters Shonel Alloway and Kylie Fitzgerald, the owners of popular venues The Arc and Forreal Kitchen (which sit side by side on the southern roundabout) knew there was a piece of the puzzle missing. It needed a touch of sophistication – a space where locals could enjoy refined, modern-Australian fare and quality sips, away from the hustle and bustle. So, in a bid to fill the gap, they created Mr. more

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Australia's first Jamie Oliver's Pizzeria opens on the Gold Coast
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Australia’s first Jamie Oliver’s Pizzeria opens on the Gold Coast

The pizza ovens are officially firing at Australia's first-ever Jamie Oliver's Pizzeria, with the doors to the new Pacific Fair venue opening last weekend. The concept's flagship Gold Coast location (joining venues in Dubai, Portugal and India) marks the beginning of a nation-wide rollout of the casual pizza parlours, which are inspired by the famed British chef’s travels across Italy and are designed to deliver simple, honest and tasty food at an affordable price. more

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Love Can is on a mission to redeem the premixed drink
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Love Can is on a mission to redeem the premixed drink

Few beverages have as shaky a reputation as the premixed drink. It’s the troubled young star of spirits, associated with poor decisions and sickly sweet flavours. Pour one out at a party over the age of 25 and and risk raising a few brows. Where others saw a lost cause, Sydney distillery Poor Toms and Melbourne soft drink maker StrangeLove saw potential, so they came together to do the impossible – make a premixed drink that actually tastes good. The result is Love Can, which launched with an elegant trio of beverages that will make you rethink your premixed prejudices. more

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The round-up: top spots for a boozy brunch on the Gold Coast
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The round-up: top spots for a boozy brunch on the Gold Coast

That moment in between breakfast and lunch is truly one of the greatest moments of the day. We all know that brunch is best enjoyed with a cheeky splash of booze – the fact that it's socially acceptable to sip mimosas and bellinis at 10:00 am in the morning is a movement we are very much on board with. In the spirit of mid-morning sipping and snacking, we've put together a handy list of spots to enjoy a boozy brunch on the Gold Coast. more