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Mermaid Waters welcomes new Japanese dining den Project Tokyo
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Mermaid Waters welcomes new Japanese dining den Project Tokyo

If you've ever ventured through Tokyo, you'd know that some of the best food experiences are dished up at the most unassuming of places – often from tiny izakayas that, despite being hidden in the backstreets, are brimming with hungry locals. Last week, the Gold Coast welcomed its own off-the-beaten-track Japanese dining den in the form of Project Tokyo – a quaint eatery in Mermaid Waters that's aiming to recreate the tastes, charm and magic of Tokyo dining. more

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Multi-million-dollar transformation set to bring the Surfers Paradise Beer Garden back to life
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Multi-million-dollar transformation set to bring the Surfers Paradise Beer Garden back to life

If you're a local, chances are you've ventured inside the Surfers Paradise Beer Garden once or twice in your time. Love it or loathe it, the venue has a rich history as one of the longest-running watering holes in the city – and it's about to have its time in the sunshine yet again thanks to a mammoth multi-million-dollar transformation that is set to return the open-air landmark to its former glory. more

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The Gold Coast's ten best restaurants, as voted by you!
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The Gold Coast’s ten best restaurants, as voted by you!

While the Gold Coast's dining scene is going from strength to strength, we prefer to hand the tough task of qualifying the 'best of the best' over to the people that actually know best – the locals. Our annual EAT/drink Awards shine a spotlight on the best restaurants, cafes and bars across the Gold Coast, uncovering the newcomers, the institutions and the under-the-radar gems. You all went crazy when the announcement of the winners surfaced, so we thought it was time to reveal the top ten in each category. Here are the Gold Coast's ten best restaurants (including the newbies) as voted by you. more

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Southport doughnut bar D Point Ten brings its rounds of goodness to Broadbeach
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Southport doughnut bar D Point Ten brings its rounds of goodness to Broadbeach

Foodie fads come and go, but the humble doughnut has truly stood the test of time. In February 2018, local sweets wizards Henry Kim and Dean Jeong opened D Point Ten – a quaint shop in the Southport-Chirn Park precinct dispensing their freshly baked doughnuts alongside specialty coffee. Most days, they completely sell out within hours as local sweet tooths rush in for their fix. So, the duo took the logical next step ... more

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Savour the season and indulge in luxurious delights with Truffle Month at The Star
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Savour the season and indulge in luxurious delights with Truffle Month at The Star

Sure, the mornings may be a little on the brisk side, but we tend to overlook all of that when we get a taste of the delicious seasonal produce that arrives each winter. Rich, enticing truffles fall into that category – and The Star Gold Coast is celebrating the delicacies once again this year by releasing a series of specially curated truffle-infused menus available until July 31. more


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Mermaid Beach eatery FuFu reinvents itself with a sleek new look, moody vibes and fancy bites
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Mermaid Beach eatery FuFu reinvents itself with a sleek new look, moody vibes and fancy bites

Back in March 2018, Gold Coast restaurateur Morgan Walsh (the founder of Bonita Bonita and The Milkman's Daughter, and owner of Poké Poké) gifted the city with a fun new American-Chinese diner by the name of FuFu. Over the past few weeks, Morgan and the team have been working around the clock to implement exciting changes for the popular Mermaid Beach eatery, giving it a whole new look and shifting its culinary direction entirely. Friends, meet FuFu 2.0. 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. In the spirit of sipping and snacking, we've put together a handy list of spots to enjoy a boozy brunch on the Gold Coast. more

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TheFork Festival is offering half-price feeds at your favourite restaurants
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TheFork Festival is offering half-price feeds at your favourite restaurants

We’ll be honest with you – in the throes of winter, it can be pretty hard to resist the lure of the couch in favour of going out and about. However, there are plenty of reasons to brave the (very mild) cold and explore your city’s culinary landscape – and global online reservation giant TheFork has just added a seriously enticing drawcard into the mix. For six mouth-watering weeks starting from July 1, hungry gourmands all across the country can take advantage of TheFork Festival, a curated selection of restaurants offering a whopping 50 percent off your total food bill. more

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Elia Greek Island Taverna brings traditional tastes and family recipes to the Marina Mirage waterfront
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Elia Greek Island Taverna brings traditional tastes and family recipes to the Marina Mirage waterfront

A slice of Santorini has arrived on the waterfront at Marina Mirage this week in the form of 250-seat dining spot Elia Greek Island Taverna. Dishing up everything from dolmades to spit-roasted lamb and gloriously sweet loukoumades, the new casual eatery combines traditional homestyle cooking with pristine broadwater views to transport diners to the sun-drenched shores of the Greek Islands. more