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Lupo brings share food and neighbourhood vibes to Mermaid Beach
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Lupo brings share food and neighbourhood vibes to Mermaid Beach

When father and son duo Brad and Harry Pearce temporarily bowed out of the Gold Coast dining scene after years at the helm of Broadbeach establishment Espana, which later became Franc's Wine Bar & Deli, we knew something special would be brewing. Their latest venue is Lupo, a quaint eating house in the centre of Mermaid Beach, complete with an open-fire oven and a pretty rad horseshoe-shaped bar.  more

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The round-up: sizzle sesh – where to get your Korean BBQ fix on the Gold Coast
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The round-up: sizzle sesh – where to get your Korean BBQ fix on the Gold Coast

If you're a seasoned Korean BBQ-eater, then you'll second the notion that it's a pretty tasty and totally interactive dining experience. For those a little green to it, think tender cuts of marinated meats, which you sizzle at your table on a traditional Korean-style barbecue, alongside plenty of delicious banchan (side dishes). It's fun, authentic and usually creates a pretty vibrant atmosphere. If you're keen to experience the goodness, then here are bunch of places to get your Korean BBQ fix on the Gold Coast. more

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Yamagen reinvents modern Japanese with a cutting-edge transformation
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Yamagen reinvents modern Japanese with a cutting-edge transformation

Yamagen at QT Gold Coast, the city's longest-running Japanese restaurant, has undergone a major transformation, which is set to bring the dynamic vibe of downtown Tokyo to the heart of Surfers Paradise. Whilst the name remains unchanged, the new-look Yamagen combines its rich 30-year history with an eclectic new style, putting an innovative and modern spin on traditional Japanese izakaya-style dining. The doors to Yamagen will officially reopen on Friday July 28 – here's your sneak peek inside. more

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The round-up: the Gold Coast's ten best breakfast spots, as voted by you!
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The round-up: the Gold Coast’s ten best breakfast spots, as voted by you!

It's been drilled into us since we were young – breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Well, you don't have to tell us twice, because we're all for kick-starting our daily adventures with a hearty meal. As part of the 2017 Gold Coast EAT/drink Awards, we put the call out to you guys, our readers, to nominate and vote for the places where you (and your stomach) reckon serves the city's best breakfast. We've already announced the winners, but now it's time to reveal the rest of the list. So, here it is – the Gold Coast's ten best breakfast spots, as voted by you. more


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Knox Dining brings wholesome food and healthy vibes to the heart of Surfers Paradise
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Knox Dining brings wholesome food and healthy vibes to the heart of Surfers Paradise

Whilst there are plenty of dining options in bustling Surfers Paradise, eateries with a health-conscious wholefoods ethos are few and far between. On Friday July 14, this gap (along with the gap in your stomach) will be filled when Knox Dining opens its doors in the new-look Circle on Cavill precinct. Local hospitality duo, brothers Greg and Brad Turvey, are behind the new Surfers Paradise hang, which offers a refined spin on wholesome food, delivered with a subtle dusting of Asian flavours.  more

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Send a text, then step inside Lockwood, Burleigh's stylish new speakeasy bar
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Send a text, then step inside Lockwood, Burleigh’s stylish new speakeasy bar

A fly-under-the-radar group of talented lads have officially unlocked the door to the Gold Coast's newest speakeasy bar. Well, we say 'unlocked' figuratively, because the door will actually remain locked during opening hours – you have to send a text message when you're at the front door, and the well-dressed team will welcome you in. True to its speakeasy style, Lockwood has no signage, it's hidden in a Burleigh Heads alleyway ... and it's like nothing we've ever seen before.  more

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Bvked brings vegan vibes to the wonderful world of baked goods
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Bvked brings vegan vibes to the wonderful world of baked goods

Vegan food can be yummy and decadent. There, we said it. Well, actually, it was local vegan baker Tiffany Phillips that said it, we just thought we'd pass the message on. Tiffany is the talent, brains and hands behind Bvked, a local business dedicated to crafting delicious vegan desserts. If you know what's good for you (guys, these are actually good for you), then you'll get yourself familiar with this glorious creator and seller of vegan goodness.  more

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All-new Wild puts a refined and healthy spin on fish and chips
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All-new Wild puts a refined and healthy spin on fish and chips

If you thought fish and chips were reserved for 'cheat days', then you're probably right. There's a lot of oily, grease-dripped and hangover-curing varieties out there – but there's a new kid on the block called Wild that's changing the perception by putting a more refined and health-conscious spin on fish and chips as we know it. more

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Treat ‘yo self to next-level delights at The Star this truffle season
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Treat ‘yo self to next-level delights at The Star this truffle season

Truffles are the silver lining of winter. Next time you complain about the cold, just stop and think that we have the cooler weather to thank for truffles – rich, glorious truffles. Right now, we're in the thick of truffle season, and The Star Gold Coast is shining the light on these delicacies by releasing a series of special truffle-infused menus to be enjoyed across the month of July. more

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Oui oui! Salt Village gets set to welcome French Patisserie
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Oui oui! Salt Village gets set to welcome French Patisserie

If consider yourself a croissant connoisseur (there are a few of you) or a passionate lover of pastry, then you'll be delighted to know that Brisbane's French Patisserie is heading south of the border, with its deliciously sweet new space to open in the heart of Salt Village in Kingscliff this Saturday July 8. more

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Tweed Heads' all-new LOT TWO brings sustainable dining to the south
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Tweed Heads’ all-new LOT TWO brings sustainable dining to the south

The enviable and totally charming south-of-the-border pocket of Tweed Heads is about to get a whole new foodie vibe. This Saturday July 1, the doors to the southern end's newest eatery, LOT TWO, will swing open, bringing a new wave of sustainable dining to the Terranora creekside. Think ethically sourced produce, seafood fresh from the local trawlers and some of the best waterfront views around. more

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Buffalo Sears fills the Burleigh Heads air with mouth-watering smokehouse meats
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Buffalo Sears fills the Burleigh Heads air with mouth-watering smokehouse meats

Meat lovers, you'd best pay attention to this. There's a delicious new smokehouse in town by the name of Buffalo Sears. The new eatery and bar softly opened its doors in the heart of Burleigh Heads this week and, whilst the vibe is fun, local and super relaxed, these guys take their smoking very, very seriously. It's time to loosen that belt a few notches – here's what you need to know. more

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Nude Sisters Whole Food Kitchen brings raw food to life from its brand-new Mermaid Beach space
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Nude Sisters Whole Food Kitchen brings raw food to life from its brand-new Mermaid Beach space

Now, we know that some of you may see the words 'raw food' and 'vegan cakes' and run for the hills thinking you'll be bombarded with tasteless treats, bland salads and generous wafts of incense. Let's get you out of that mindset right now by introducing you to the newly opened Nude Sisters Whole Food Kitchen – a hip and healthy vegetarian cafe that is putting a sleek and totally delicious new spin on raw, healthy and 'whole' foods. more