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The round-up: sashimi to sukiyaki – where to find the best Japanese eats on the Gold Coast
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The round-up: sashimi to sukiyaki – where to find the best Japanese eats on the Gold Coast

From high-end dining spaces serving intricate sashimi dishes to bustling yakitori bars and hidden gems pumping out mouthwatering karaage in the backstreets of the 'burbs, us Gold Coast folk are pretty spoilt when it comes to Japanese eats. In honour of one of our all-time favourite cuisines, we put together a handy list (in no particular order) of must-try Japanese restaurants and eateries on the coast. Kanpai! more

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Zero-alcohol wine alternative Non delivers flavour, body and complexity, minus the booze
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Zero-alcohol wine alternative Non delivers flavour, body and complexity, minus the booze

Slowly but surely, the alcohol market is shifting in a number of ways. More people are seeking out higher-quality, locally produced booze and are drinking less of it. There's also a fair chunk of 30-somethings nowadays that choose to not drink alcohol at all. Fundraisers like Dry July and Ocsober are encouraging thousands of regular drinkers to try a month off the sauce. Plus, we can't forget the large cross section of social sippers that have come to the grim realisation that, no matter how many burgers and Beroccas we consume, we just don't bounce back from hangovers like we used to in our early 20s. These changing habits have forged a pathway for (quality) no-alcohol alternatives, and one of the newest arrivals in the booze-free sphere is Non. more

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From Noosa with love – Miss Moneypenny's unveils its new Gold Coast location
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From Noosa with love – Miss Moneypenny’s unveils its new Gold Coast location

Noosa dining hotspot Miss Moneypenny's has ventured south, with owner Ben Walsh of The Good Time Group this week lifting the lid on a 200-seat Gold Coast incarnation of the popular Hastings Street restaurant and bar. It has been more than 18 months since we first announced the group's plans to bring Miss Moneypenny's to Broadbeach – and once you get a look inside, you'll realise it was well worth the wait. more

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The round-up: the best places for dessert on the Gold Coast, as voted by you!
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The round-up: the best places for dessert on the Gold Coast, as voted by you!

One of the perks of adulthood is being able to have dessert whenever and as often you goddamn like. Want pancakes for dinner? Go nuts. Want a doughnut for breakfast? No one will stop you. Sweet tooths and sugar addicts don't have to look far to get their fix on the Gold Coast, so we put the call out earlier this year via the 2019 EAT/drink Awards to find out which sweet spots are the best of the best. So here you go – the Gold Coast's top ten places for dessert, as voted by you! more

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

If you love your Vietnamese food and go to great lengths to seek out the best banh mi, banh xeo, piping-hot pho, rice-paper rolls and vermicelli salads, then first of all – we should be friends. Secondly, get your eyes (and mouths) over this handy list of some of the Gold Coast's best Vietnamese eateries. From modern dining spots to unassuming takeaway hubs, here's a handful that are well worth checking out. more

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The round-up: top spots for some night nosh in Palm Beach
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The round-up: top spots for some night nosh in Palm Beach

From top-notch burger joints and sashimi-slinging Japanese havens to Italian delis and Mexican bars, Palm Beach has earned its stripes as a popular dining and drinking spot for Gold Coast locals. If you're heading to the 4221 for a feast, this handy guide of must-try restaurants in Palm Beach will send you in the right direction. Looking for more? Explore our Stumble Guide. more


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Muso spreads its noodles north with a new Chirn Park ramen bar
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Muso spreads its noodles north with a new Chirn Park ramen bar

It's been more than six years since Gold Coast ramen guru Akira Tagaki first set up shop in Mermaid Beach with his flagship venue Muso Ramen & Gyoza. When The Kitchens at Robina Town Centre opened in late 2016, it became home to Muso's second dispensary. Buoyed by the coast's ever-growing penchant for slurp-worthy noods (and more specifically, Muso's renowned handmade variety), Akira has recently taken the leap north to Chirn Park, taking over the former space of Italian eatery Zero81 to open his third ramen bar. more

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American eats and boozy shakes – Fat Freddy's Beach Bar & Diner arrives in Broadbeach
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American eats and boozy shakes – Fat Freddy’s Beach Bar & Diner arrives in Broadbeach

For the past few months, all eyes have been curiously peering on the new multi-venue dining hub that sits below the luxury Avani hotel in Broadbeach. Over the weekend, the first of three restaurants in the new $8-million precinct opened to the public – Fat Freddy's Beach Bar & Diner. With a menu of towering burgers, loaded hot dogs, whisky-spiked milkshakes and late-night snacks, the casual newcomer is to aiming to reinvent the classic American diner experience. more

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Prost! The Bavarian arrives at Robina Town Centre with giant steins, pork knuckle and big-as-your-head schnitzels
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Prost! The Bavarian arrives at Robina Town Centre with giant steins, pork knuckle and big-as-your-head schnitzels

It seems our affinity for schnitzels, pretzels, pork knuckle and giant beers is far from dwindling, with Rockpool Dining Group – the hospitality firm behind popular restaurant-and-bar concept The Bavarian – to open a third stein-slinging haus on the Gold Coast (the tenth in Queensland) this Wednesday, August 28. The arrival of the new venue, located within the The Kitchens at Robina Town Centre, is being celebrated with a giveaway of 500 (free!) hotdogs on opening day. Keen to snag one? Here's how! more

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

Earlier this year, we put out the call for our readers to nominate their favourite places for the Gold Coast EAT/drink Awards. One tasty category was Best Cafe – which attracted a record number of votes. We've already announced the winners, but now it's time to reveal the top ten. So, friends, here it is – the Gold Coast's ten best cafes, as voted by you! more

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Don't just drink it, create it – Stone & Wood's new brewery experience lets you become a brewer for the day
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Don’t just drink it, create it – Stone & Wood’s new brewery experience lets you become a brewer for the day

Do you ever find yourself with a beer in hand, staring curiously at that light amber liquid, thinking what kind of process brought that beer to life? Somehow a pile of ingredients – waiting to be extracted, brewed and fermented – underwent a frothy transformation. Of course, we all know the brewers are the ones who really brought beer here, but if you’ve ever wondered about the how behind the process, Byron Bay’s iconic Stone & Wood Brewery, is giving you the chance to be a part of that magical beer-creation process. more

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The round-up: Italian dens to sashimi havens – our must-try restaurants in Mermaid Beach
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The round-up: Italian dens to sashimi havens – our must-try restaurants in Mermaid Beach

There's really no shortage of options when it comes to dining out in Mermaid Beach. Over the past few years years, the seaside suburb has welcomed a raft of new restaurants, from casual eateries to refined-dining spots, which have really cemented its position as one of the coast's most popular culinary pockets. We've hand picked ten must-try restaurants in Mermaid Beach – and once you've eaten your way through that, head to our Stumble Guide to explore even more dining spots in the suburb. 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

From fresh-made pappardelle and deliciously crisp hand-stretched pizzas, to glorious negronis and sweet cannoli – we've sure got a lot to thank the Italians for. Here on the Gold Coast, there's certainly no shortage of great Italian restaurants, be it longstanding eateries serving time-honoured favourites, or modern-day dining spots that combine innovation with tradition. 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