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

The 2019 Gold Coast EAT/drink Awards drummed up a record-breaking number of votes from locals. While the winners and runner-up venues from each category have been named, we're now revealing the top-ten places in each category. We put the call out for the city's best sipping spots – and the people have spoken! From beach bars to rooftops and hidden cocktail caves, here are the ten best bars on the Gold Coast, as voted by locals. more

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The new Willow Dining outpost puts an Asian twist on European bites in Burleigh
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The new Willow Dining outpost puts an Asian twist on European bites in Burleigh

Since 2014, hidden gem Willow Dining Room has been dishing up refined eats to locals from its quaint space along Lower West Burleigh Road. Recently, its doors closed – but lovers of this neighbourhood dining spot need not fret. A new incarnation of Willow (now known simply as Willow Dining) has reopened just a stone's throw from the original, with the under-the-radar gem more than doubling in size. more

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Aviary Rooftop puts regional producers on a pedestal with its new collection of native sips and savoury snacks
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Aviary Rooftop puts regional producers on a pedestal with its new collection of native sips and savoury snacks

Like the sound of a pizza topped with ginger-beer-braised pork belly and a blistering crust stuffed with Byron Bay-made ricotta? How about a chasing it with a cocktail infused with a habanero-spiced honey that's sourced from Bumbles Cafe in Budds Beach? That's what you'll see dished up from the new food and cocktail menus at Southport sipping spot Aviary Rooftop Bar, which is bringing regional and native-Australian produce to your plates and tumblers. more

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An icon revived – Surfers Paradise Beer Garden's multi-million-dollar transformation unveiled
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An icon revived – Surfers Paradise Beer Garden’s multi-million-dollar transformation unveiled

The Surfers Paradise Beer Garden. Oh, the memories. No matter what age you are, if you're a Gold Coast local then chances are you've ventured inside the long-standing watering hole at least once in your life. This week, the iconic site will enter into an exciting new era, with owners ALH Group to officially unveil its multi-million-dollar transformation in a bid to return the Surfers Paradise Beer Garden to its former glory. Here's a peek inside ahead of its opening this Friday August 16. more

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The round-up: must-try restaurants in Broadbeach
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The round-up: must-try restaurants in Broadbeach

From sophisticated fine dining to iconic Italian eateries and specialty steakhouses, there's really no shortage of dining options in Broadbeach. Within the suburb lies mini precincts like The Oracle, The Oasis, The Star Gold Coast and the Surf Parade strip, which are each dotted with a fine collection of venues for all tastes and budgets. To make it easy, we've put together a handy list of must-try restaurants in Broadbeach, all for your eating pleasure. Keen for more? Explore our Stumble Guide to discover what else Broadbeach has to offer. more


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As fresh as it gets – Farm & Co puts its own produce on plates with its new on-site cafe
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As fresh as it gets – Farm & Co puts its own produce on plates with its new on-site cafe

It's known as 'the sunflower place', but Cudgen's Farm & Co is so much more than an Instagrammer's haven. The fully operational family-owned-and-run Kingscliff farm first started out as a small roadside stall at the front of the property, selling organic produce plucked straight from its rich, red soil. Soon after, its glorious sunflower fields began attracting hoards of locals and visitors clamouring to capture the sea of yellow while in bloom. Recently, owner Michele Stephens and her 'farm-ily' opened the doors to Farm & Co's newest addition – an on-site cafe that's delivering a farm-to-fork experience in its purest form. 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 EAT/drink Awards 2019, we put the call out to the fine people of the Gold Coast 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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Tequila-slinging Mexican taco bar Caracara Cantina rolls into Tugun
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Tequila-slinging Mexican taco bar Caracara Cantina rolls into Tugun

For a little over two years, Burleigh Heads bar Lockwood has been luring the curious down a dark alleyway to drink whisky and cocktails by candlelight. This week, the owners of the popular speakeasy opened their newest venture – a Mexican tequila bar and taqueria in Tugun. Named after a sacred bird that was honoured by the Aztecs, Caracara Cantina offers diners and sippers rustic and authentic Mexican fare alongside a fine selection of tequila and mezcal. more

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The round-up: the best cheap eats on the Gold Coast
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The round-up: the best cheap eats on the Gold Coast

Penny pinchers tend to be mistaken for being miserly and stingy, but at the end of the day they're the ones with smug grins and pockets filled with cash. In honour of these frugal folk, we’ve rounded up a bunch of the Gold Coast's best cheap eats. This handy list will please your purse strings and your tastebuds – besides, who wants to cook when you can feed yo'face and still get change out of a $20 note? Not us. more