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Kirra Beach House unveils Sunday Beach Club featuring rosé all-day and bug rolls
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Kirra Beach House unveils Sunday Beach Club featuring rosé all-day and bug rolls

It's been a long, steamy summer here on the GC and we'd by lying if we didn't admit we've been hanging for a cool change. Just because the season is shifting, doesn't mean the fun has to stop. In fact, it's only getting hotter at Kirra Beach House with the launch of Sunday Beach Club. Kicking off at 2:00 pm each week, Sunday Beach Club is the perfect excuse to rally the crew for a rosé in the sunshine (not that you ever need an excuse for that). more

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Brisbane's Gambaro Group unveils Pipi's, the first of two new restaurants on Point Danger's pinnacle
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Brisbane’s Gambaro Group unveils Pipi’s, the first of two new restaurants on Point Danger’s pinnacle

The Gambaro Group has long been synonymous with elevated epicurean experiences in Brisbane, boasting a portfolio of some of the city's most notable restaurants, including Gambaro Seafood Restaurant, Gambaro Hotel, the Black Hide Steakhouses and Italian restaurant Persone. Last year, the hospitality family announced it would be opening not one, but two new venues on the southern Gold Coast – Mediterranean restaurant Pipi's and casual noshery Awaken Cafe, both taking prime position atop Point Danger overlooking Rainbow Bay. At long last, we've got our first taste of Pipi's – here's everything you need to know ... more

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Celebrate the incredible women in your life with a long lunch at Mare that will leave you wanting amore
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Celebrate the incredible women in your life with a long lunch at Mare that will leave you wanting amore

If you ask us how we would like to celebrate International Women’s Day, we would say a trip to Italy with all the women we know would suffice. Sure, we can’t all drop everything and jet off to the magical sun-drenched boot of mouth-watering feasts, but we can get close to it on Friday March 8 when Mare at La Luna Beach Club hosts a Mediterranean long lunch. more

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Take your taste buds on a culinary adventure through Asia at Velaa in Surfers Paradise
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Take your taste buds on a culinary adventure through Asia at Velaa in Surfers Paradise

The Gold Coast's love affair with Asian-fusion restaurants shows no signs of slowing, with top-notch eateries dotted up and down the coastline all putting their own spin on the geographically diverse cuisine that incorporate flavours and techniques from Thailand, Korea and Japan, to name just a few. Despite it all, Velaa in Surfers Paradise stands out. Not only because it's one of the prettiest cafe's we've gazed upon, but because this modern Thai restaurant brings a refreshing twist to the bustling tourist hub. more

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MADE barber & barista brings fresh cuts and cups to a breezy new outpost in Kirra
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MADE barber & barista brings fresh cuts and cups to a breezy new outpost in Kirra

On paper, August 2020 was perhaps not the ideal time to open a brand-new cafe/barber concept, but for Josh Blair and Brit Westcott, the clever duo behind Tugun institution MADE barber & barista, it proved to be a bold move that paid off. Perched along Golden Four Drive, the espresso-bar-meets-barber has become a hit with locals who are keen to keep their manes maintained and energy levels high. Now, the crafty duo has opened the doors to a second spot a little further south. If you're in need of a brew and a new 'do, here's everything you need to know ... more

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Pavement Whisper: Gold Coast icon Peter's Fish Market is set for a significant upgrade
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Pavement Whisper: Gold Coast icon Peter’s Fish Market is set for a significant upgrade

Peter's Fish Market on Seaworld Drive in Main Beach has been a stalwart on the northern Gold Coast since 1992. The epitome of 'if you know, you know' for Gold Coast locals, the venue has been etched in the weekly fish and chip rituals for families and visitors for generations. Now, after almost 30 years, the family-run business is set to embark upon a major upgrade that will deliver an even better dining experience. Here's what we know so far ... more

Ice ice baby – Surfers Paradise has welcomed a bar made entirely of ice
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Ice ice baby – Surfers Paradise has welcomed a bar made entirely of ice

It's been a scorcher of a summer here on the GC. If you need to bring the core body temp down a few degrees, Surfers Paradise has welcomed a brand-new bar made entirely of ice. You read right, 44 tonnes of it in fact. IceBar Surfers is the suburb's hottest (and coldest) new attraction. Sitting at a crisp minus 10 degrees all year round, this is not your average watering hole ... more


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Hwaro92 brings the sizzle and spice of Korean BBQ to Robina Town Centre
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Hwaro92 brings the sizzle and spice of Korean BBQ to Robina Town Centre

Korean BBQ has captivated the culinary world in recent years, becoming a beloved dining experience for foodies around the globe. What's not to love? It's a feast for the senses, with sizzling meats, vibrant flavours and interactive cooking all rolled into one unforgettable meal. The thing about Korean BBQ, is that it's not just about the food. While it is indeed delicious, Korean BBQ offers something far less tangible. It's a unique social experience that brings people together around the grill, fostering conversation as diners cook and share a meal. It's about human connection. Whether you're a seasoned pro on the tongs or you're firing up the grill for the first time, there's a new Korean joint at Robina Town Centre that you need to know about – it's called Hwaro92. more

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The round-up: pizza to pappardelle – we’ve uncovered some of the Gold Coast’s best Italian restaurants
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The round-up: pizza to pappardelle – we’ve uncovered some of the Gold Coast’s best Italian restaurants

There's something deeply satisfying about plunging a fork into a bowl of freshly made pasta topped with just the right amount of sauce, that first eagerly anticipated sip of a slightly chilled red or wrapping your mitts around a sizeable slice of pizza straight from the oven – it's the culinary equivalent of a big, warm hug, which sounds pretty darn great right now. To point you in the right direction, we’ve put together a handy list of some of the Gold Coast’s best Italian restaurants, all for your eating pleasure. more

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Two acclaimed chefs head for the hills to steer Scenic Rim restaurant The Paddock into a new era
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Two acclaimed chefs head for the hills to steer Scenic Rim restaurant The Paddock into a new era

Award-winning Scenic Rim dining spot, The Paddock at Beechmont Estate, is being ushered into an exciting new era by lauded culinary duo Chris and Alex Norman, who were recently appointed to helm the hatted hinterland restaurant. The husband-and-wife team honed their skills at Michelin-starred restaurants and luxury hotels across the world, and bring a fresh new vision to Beechmont Estate's coveted fine diner, which, as its name suggests, is all about hyperlocal paddock-to-plate gastronomy. more

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Joe’s Deli applies its clean ’n’ fresh approach to beer with new canned range
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Joe’s Deli applies its clean ’n’ fresh approach to beer with new canned range

Joe's Deli's loaded line-up of sangas, subs and classic deli detailing has gained fans from Brisbane to Broadbeach. Now, Joe's Deli devotees can wash down their order with a new range of canned beers – we're talking lagers, pale ales and ginger beers. To toast to these new brews, Joe’s has dropped a post-5:00 pm menu of dinner sandwiches. That’s your next knock-off drinks sorted. more

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Sober curious? Meet Brookie’s new alcohol-free premixes
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Sober curious? Meet Brookie’s new alcohol-free premixes

Byron Bay-based distillery Brookies has been quenching Australia with its premium range of spirits for decades. Its latest beverage launch offers the same smooth flavours and luxe sip – but this time without the alcohol. Brookie’s Free Spirited is the latest non-alcoholic premix that’s ready to add balance to your drinking repertoire. more

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Run don't walk – Fishbowl is dishing up sweet discounts to get you moving
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Run don’t walk – Fishbowl is dishing up sweet discounts to get you moving

If you're anything like us, you kicked off your 'holiday eating' somewhere around November and suddenly, it's mid-February and you're facing the stark realisation that the holidays are well and truly over and it's time to get back on track and maybe reach for a vegetable. In what's being hailed an Australian first, Fishbowl is rewarding customers for exercising. If you're looking for a little extra incentive to lace up your runners and pound the pavement, here's everything you need to know ... more

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Croissants and coffee creekside – Neptune Kiosk unveils a fresh new look
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Croissants and coffee creekside – Neptune Kiosk unveils a fresh new look

Tallebudgera Creek is the idyllic piece of paradise that requires no introduction. The eternally bustling strip has been in the throes of some construction activity of late, with the City of Gold Coast undertaking a $3.4-million upgrade to the existing boardwalk. To coincide with the works, Neptune Kiosk, tucked beneath Neptune Royal Life Saving Club, has unveiled a striking new nautical-inspired look that has expanded the format from a hole-in-the-wall into a larger, dual-window situation overlooking the newly renovated creekside parklands. more

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Charcoal Charcoal Yakitori brings wagyu, whisky and flame-cooked fare to Robina
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Charcoal Charcoal Yakitori brings wagyu, whisky and flame-cooked fare to Robina

Yakitori is one of the few foods that are equally at home at street-side stalls as they are gracing the menus of fine-dining establishments. Cooked over binchotan charcoal – which is regarded by many chefs as the best in the world – yakitori is in a culinary class of its own. Mouthwateringly tender with a hint of smokey flavour, yakitori, when paired with a crisp, cold lager, is a gift for your taste buds. If you too possess an appreciation for the edible art form, take a seat at Robina's Charcoal Charcoal Yakitori.  more

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Celebrate the season of love at Sanctuary Cove
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Celebrate the season of love at Sanctuary Cove

We’d love to tell you how many poems, songs and novels are written about love but we are sure that number goes up every day – especially around February. Why not say I love you with more than just words by treating yourself and your loved one to one of the many dining delights at Sanctuary Cove this month? From romantic Mediterranean feasts to hearty Australian fare, these date-night nosh spots will leave you lost for words. more

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Treat your taste buds to a rare culinary experience as Michelin-starred executive chef Tony Su takes the helm at T’ang Court
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Treat your taste buds to a rare culinary experience as Michelin-starred executive chef Tony Su takes the helm at T’ang Court

It's not every day you get the opportunity to enjoy an eight-course degustation meticulously created by a Michelin-starred executive chef. In what can only be described as a rare culinary event, that's precisely what is on offer at ‘An Evening With Chef Tony Su’ at The Langham, Gold Coast's acclaimed Cantonese dining destination, T’ang Court. The unmissable foodie experience will be available exclusively from February 24 to March 1 – here's everything you need to know ... more

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Bu Deli
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Renowned restaurateur Simon Gloftis launches Bu Deli, a boutique vegan butter giving the real deal a run for its money

When it comes to plant-based alternatives, the food industry has come a long way. Vegans are not often left wanting, but there are some substitutes that just don’t cut it. For Claire Beard, there was a gaping hole in her heart for one craving in particular – croissants. For without blocks of creamy, cultured European-style butter, it’s impossible to recreate that layered, puffy, flaky, buttery, golden-brown pastry perfection … right? Claire was determined to prove that theory wrong. more