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No ifs, just putts – mini-golf phenomenon Holey Moley is coming to the Gold Coast!
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No ifs, just putts – mini-golf phenomenon Holey Moley is coming to the Gold Coast!

If you like mini golf, crazy cocktails, Insta-worthy neon and puns, we have some news that is right on par with your interests – all of these things are coming to the Gold Coast in one neat little package known as Holey Moley Golf Club! Teaming up with Strike Bowling, the Australian experiential bar sensation is making its way to Circle on Cavill, set to swing from Thursday March 22. more

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Two Wise Fish brings fancy fish and chips to Mermaid Waters
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Two Wise Fish brings fancy fish and chips to Mermaid Waters

For Belinda Gates, a third generation fish and chip shop owner, fish is in her blood. Her grandfather owned a dozen or so, her father was a fishmonger, her uncles are fishermen and her sister owns one too – so it's fair to say she knows a thing or two about really good fish. Belinda and her husband Nick have just followed in her family's footsteps once again to open a fish and chip shop, but not as you know it. more

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The Weekend Series: five iconic pie shops worth detouring for
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The Weekend Series: five iconic pie shops worth detouring for

As much as we love a cheeky servo pie, the Australian culinary staple has so much more to offer if we don’t settle for the most convenient option. South East Queensland is home to a plethora of charming pie institutions that have been baking the golden goods for generations. Nothing makes a road-trip better than swinging through and sampling the fine fare of these pie shops, so we’ve picked five that are flaky in all the right ways. more

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The round-up: the Gold Coast’s best all-day breakfast
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The round-up: the Gold Coast’s best all-day breakfast

While it’s all well and good to have ambitions of getting up super early, hitting the gym and enjoying your post-workout green smoothie before the majority of people even stir from their slumber, sometimes, the reality is somewhat different and you actually emerge sometime around midday in search of a strong coffee and bacon. If you find yourself in the latter situation, we’ve round-up a bunch of places that do a seriously delicious all-day breakfast. more

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Stable Coffee and Kitchen opens in Currumbin
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Stable Coffee and Kitchen opens in Currumbin

Nestled amongst lush greenery just a stone's throw from Currumbin beachfront, we're willing to go out on a limb to say Stable Coffee and Kitchen is going to be the next 'it' place for morning munchies and caffeinated catch-ups. The gorgeous venue is the key tenant for Currumbin's new Cornerstone Stores precinct and once you get a glimpse of the goods, it's not hard to see why. more

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The round-up: where to get your poke fix on the Gold Coast
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The round-up: where to get your poke fix on the Gold Coast

If you've been outside at all this week, it won't come as a surprise that the Gold Coast is in the midst of a barely survivable heatwave, which can seriously limit your choice of daytime eats because who really wants to tuck into a hot curry when it's 40-degrees out? Not us. Keep your cool by sticking your fork into a deliciously fresh poke bowl instead. Not sure where to find one? Fret not friend, we've round-up some of the city's finest for your eating enjoyment. Wondering what the heck a poke bowl is? Allow us to introduce you. Pronounced poh-keh, it is a Hawaiian twist on a traditionally Japanese dish of raw fish on a base of rice or quinoa and accompanied by a wide range of toppings from edamame to pickled radish. The best part? It's delicious, healthy and fresher-than-fresh! Now that's our kind of summer snack. more


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Great southern eats – new additions to the Byron Bay dining scene that you need to try
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Great southern eats – new additions to the Byron Bay dining scene that you need to try

While 2017 was a stellar year for the Gold Coast dining scene, our pals down in Byron Bay were enjoying some new-found deliciousness of their own. If it's been a few months since you've ventured south of the border, then here are a few reasons to take action. From Chinese alleyway hangs serving bowls of delicious char siu to open-air Spanish eateries, here's our picks of Byron Bay's newest foodie additions. more

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Feed the Earthlings brings plant-based burgs to the burbs
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Feed the Earthlings brings plant-based burgs to the burbs

We've come a long way, Gold Coast. From the days when eateries included the token few meat-free dishes to having restaurants (and pretty soon even entire market places) dedicated exclusively to animal-free plant-based eats. The latest addition to the vegan foodie scene is Feed the Earthlings, which has just opened its second venue in Burleigh Waters. more

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The round-up: where to wine and dine bae this Valentine's Day
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The round-up: where to wine and dine bae this Valentine’s Day

Aww yeah, love is in the air! Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so it's time to get spicy and start planning where you can serenade your love (or love-to-be) on February 14. There is plenty happening across the Gold Coast, from lip-smacking degustations and hot and heavy feasts to decadent desserts served with a side of pillow talk (for real). We love you guys, so we took the liberty of putting together a list of lusty ideas of where to wine and dine your lover this Valentine's Day. Sprinkle that love all around folks and let's get saucy! more

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Miami gets set to welcome Love Child Market Place – a new plant-based food and retail precinct
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Miami gets set to welcome Love Child Market Place – a new plant-based food and retail precinct

The plant-based movement on the Gold Coast is set to gather even more momentum with the announcement that a new two-storey food and retail precinct dedicated entirely to plant-based and cruelty-free businesses is now underway in Miami. Dubbed the Love Child Market Place (LCMP), the innovative new 1000-sqm space will see five new vegan and plant-based eateries open by April, with more retailers to be added to the mix later this year. This is one heck of a line-up ... here's what's in store. more

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From French-toast croissants to green bowls – Forreal Kitchen brings a tasty balance to Nobby Beach
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From French-toast croissants to green bowls – Forreal Kitchen brings a tasty balance to Nobby Beach

Life is all about balance. Sometimes we wear activewear and sip juices in the sun with our friends, other times we just want to wear track pants (or no pants) and ingest an entire week's calorie intake in a single sitting. If you're totally into healthy eats like charcoal smoothie bowls but would also break an eight-week diet pact with your bestie for a serve of bacon and egg nachos without even batting an eyelid, then not only do we like you, we also think you'll feel right at home at Nobby Beach's newest daytime eatery, Forreal Kitchen. more

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Not-so-small fry – Harajuku Gyoza now serves up foot-long fries
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Not-so-small fry – Harajuku Gyoza now serves up foot-long fries

Harajuku Gyoza – already known for delivering some of Japan’s unique delicacies to the Gold Coast – is bringing a new variation on the humble French fry. Following on from the success of the raindrop cake and the fluffy pancakes, Harajuku Gyoza has unveiled its foot-long French fries, available at all locations across Australia. If your run-of-the-mill frites aren’t satisfying, then there’s a fair chance that they’re just not long enough, so try these slender snacks on for size. more

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The round-up: where to find the Gold Coast’s best fish and chips
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The round-up: where to find the Gold Coast’s best fish and chips

Fish and chips – it's one of life's great indulgences. Given our city's coastal location, we're certainly not short on decent fish and chipperies, with plenty of local hangs utilising our amazing local produce to give us some darn tasty sea-based nosh. From fancy fish and chips on porcelain plates to the kind consumed out of a box on a picnic rug – here are a bunch of must-try fish and chip joints on the Gold Coast. more

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Vegan Aisle Eatery & Bar brings plant-based burgers, hot dogs and fries to the south
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Vegan Aisle Eatery & Bar brings plant-based burgers, hot dogs and fries to the south

Generally speaking, burgers, hot dogs, pizzas and loaded fries aren't exactly foods that you would associate with a vegan lifestyle. If you opt for plant-based nourishment but miss the satisfaction of tucking into a cheeseburger or saucy sausage, then follow your nose south to Vegan Aisle Eatery & Bar. There's not an animal product in sight and even the most carnivorous among us will be fooled by this fare. more

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Five-star fare – The Byron at Byron unveils its swish new-look restaurant and bar
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Five-star fare – The Byron at Byron unveils its swish new-look restaurant and bar

Chances are you're familiar with The Byron at Byron – either you've stayed (lucky you) or it's on your bucket list. Either way, here's another reason to head back down to check it out ... not that you needed it. After a major transformation, the luxury resort has recently unveiled it's new-look restaurant and bar – and boy is it impressive. Come and take a look inside. more