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Sports bar Crafty's brings fried chicken, beers and ping pong to the new Harbour Town Eats precinct
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Sports bar Crafty’s brings fried chicken, beers and ping pong to the new Harbour Town Eats precinct

Northern Gold Coasters, Christmas has come early – family-friendly all-day sports bar Crafty's has finally arrived! The mammoth 330-seat restaurant and bar is the largest new addition to Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre's newly expanded and renovated dining precinct Harbour Town Eats, and it's slinging everything from cocktails and fried chicken to soft giant pretzels with beer-infused cheese sauce. more

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Waterfront Parisian-style bakehouse Baked at Ancora arrives in Tweed
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Waterfront Parisian-style bakehouse Baked at Ancora arrives in Tweed

The team behind renowned dining spots Osteria in Casuarina, The Bombay Cricketers Club at Salt and Taverna in Kingscliff has opened the barn doors to a mouth-watering new establishment – Baked at Ancora. The waterfront patisserie and bakery is the first cafe-style venture for PLB Group, who have teamed up with former Paddock and Bam Bam pastry chef Gavin Rudd to bring the Parisian-style bakehouse to life. more

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Bruns' bound – renowned chef brings new dining space Bounty to life in Brunswick heads
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Bruns’ bound – renowned chef brings new dining space Bounty to life in Brunswick heads

Sydney-born ex-Rockpool Bar & Grill chef, former MasterChef finalist and renowned London restaurateur Bonny Porter has unveiled her first Australian dining space, Bounty in Brunswick Heads. Well-known local identity David Lovett (most recently of Byron Bay's 100 Mile Table and formerly of Sydney's Uccello) has been appointed head chef for the breezy 80-seat establishment, which overlooks Simpsons Creek. more

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The Star Gold Coast unveils its newest dining destination Harvest Buffet
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The Star Gold Coast unveils its newest dining destination Harvest Buffet

In July this year, the coast bid adieu to long-standing buffet icon Food Fantasy at The Star after three decades of delighting hungry diners. Droves of loyal locals clamoured for one final bottomless feast before extensive works began to bring its larger and more-refined successor, Harvest Buffet, to life. Wait no more  – Harvest Buffet will officially open to the public today, Thursday December 13. 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

Brunch, how we love thee. 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. It's summer and we're in the mood for sipping and snacking, so we put together a handy list of top spots to enjoy a boozy brunch on the Gold Coast. more


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The round-up: 2018’s must-try new openings on the Gold Coast
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The round-up: 2018’s must-try new openings on the Gold Coast

It’s been a big year for the Gold Coast with fine diners, southern bakehouses, rooftop bars and more arriving throughout the year. It can be hard to keep up, so we’ve put together a handy list of some of our favourite places to open on the coast throughout 2018, all for your eating and drinking pleasure. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to work your way through this entire list over summer. more

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The round-up: Brisbane's must-try openings of 2018
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The round-up: Brisbane’s must-try openings of 2018

Phew, what a year it’s been! We’re only a few weeks away from the festive season and the New Year’s celebrations, but it seems like there’s still so much more to cram in before 2018 wraps up for good. Thankfully we’ve got some much-needed holiday time on the horizon, which should allow us to take a breath and look back at everything that’s happened this year. If you’ve been too busy to cast your eyes north, you might not have noticed Brisbane’s banner year in terms of new openings. Bars, cafes, hotels, restaurants – 2018 was a boom year for top-tier hospitality arrivals. If you’re planning a trip up the M1 over summer, pencil a stop or three at some of the best new openings in Brisbane over the past 12 months. more

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Enjoy cellar snacks and seaside sips at the new-look Raes on Wategos
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Enjoy cellar snacks and seaside sips at the new-look Raes on Wategos

Byron Bay icon Raes on Wategos has entered into a thrilling new chapter, with the luxury beachfront hotel undergoing a complete transformation at the hands of new owners. The overhaul has seen not only a full refurbishment of the interiors and the rooms (oh, and dropping the apostrophe from its name), its food offering has also been completely reimagined, unearthing an exciting new dining experience to appeal to everyone from sophisticated foodies to sun-kissed beachgoers. more

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Bao in the ‘burbs – Kemuri brings street eats to the backstreets of Carrara
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Bao in the ‘burbs – Kemuri brings street eats to the backstreets of Carrara

A lot of the new cafes, bars and eateries that we tell you about are generally in or around the coastal strip – there's no doubting that's where the action is. Though, we're a sucker for a suburban gem, so when we found out that Japanese wine guru Hiroyuki (Hiro) Okubo, who most recently held a position as head sommelier at Cabarita's Paper Daisy restaurant, was opening a bao and gyoza bar in the backstreets of Carrara, we had to take a peek. more

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A Turkish delight – Elk Bakehouse brings borek, baklava and morning brews to Coomera
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A Turkish delight – Elk Bakehouse brings borek, baklava and morning brews to Coomera

Borek, simit, baklava and dolmades are usually not items that you'd see populating a cafe's food cabinet here on the Gold Coast – but this tasty Turkish line-up is what you'll find on the daily at the northern end's newest addition, Elk Bakehouse. The daytime eatery and coffee spot has recently opened its doors in the heart of Coomera, dishing up a delicious assortment of authentic homestyle Turkish eats and treats. 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 2018 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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From fine dining to casual eating house – Broadbeach welcomes Wagyu Bar & Wine Ten
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From fine dining to casual eating house – Broadbeach welcomes Wagyu Bar & Wine Ten

For more than a decade, Japanese fine-dining space Restaurant Ten has been delighting diners with its high-end fare, from sophisticated sashimi spreads to refined teppanyaki. Last month the restaurant quietly closed its doors, marking the end of an era for the somewhat under-the-radar dining space. Though, Restaurant Ten fans can raise their chopsticks and sake glasses once more, with the owners last week opening a more casual concept in its place – Wagyu & Wine Bar Ten. more

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The Weekend Series: move over cob – muffuletta is your new breadst friend
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The Weekend Series: move over cob – muffuletta is your new breadst friend

While the humble cob loaf has enjoyed a renaissance this year, it’s time to make room for a new bread-based hero. We’re calling it right now – 2019 is set to be the year that the muffuletta takes over Australia. Originally created in New Orleans, this multi-layered meaty delight has recently had a taste in the Australian spotlight thanks to Sydney’s A1 Canteen – and we’re ready to get on board. Sharing its name with the bread on which it’s made, the muffuletta is traditionally crammed with salami, ham, mortadella, Swiss cheese, provolone and (deep breath) a marinated olive salad. While this combination is legendary, we’ve tracked down five muffuletta variations that will have you kissing the tips of your fingers like an old-timey cartoon chef. more

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Pours for paws – The Good Beer Co launches Pale Tail in support of the RSPCA
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Pours for paws – The Good Beer Co launches Pale Tail in support of the RSPCA

Two of our greatest loves – beer and animals – have finally come together for the greater good. This weekend marks the official launch of Pale Tail, a socially responsible brew from The Good Beer Co that supports the RSPCA QLD to help fund their vital work to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals in need across the state. Yep, you can truly make a difference just by sinking a beer. more