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Tarte Beach House drops a hearty new winter menu featuring a loaded cob and French dips
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Tarte Beach House drops a hearty new winter menu featuring a loaded cob and French dips

In the words of Jon Snow, winter is coming. Although our version of the chilly season may be somewhat mild in comparison to our snow-covered counterparts, Tarte Beach House's owner Chloe Watts has dug deep into the culinary traditions of Europe to create a deeply satisfying menu that will keep you warm – think chunky French onion soup, creamy porridge and a seriously drool-inducing cob. more

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Pavement Whispers: second-generation chef Lars Kollrepp to open Lars Bar & Grill at The Oxley 1823
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Pavement Whispers: second-generation chef Lars Kollrepp to open Lars Bar & Grill at The Oxley 1823

Since opening, The Oxley 1823 has become a beacon for caffeine seekers as well as famished folk looking for breakfast, brunch and lunch-time bites. In the coming months, the culinary hub is set to kick up a notch as it rolls out its anticipated afternoon and after-dark offering, starting with a steak and seafood destination called Lars Bar & Grill. Here's what we know so far ... more

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Adventure up north this winter for Sunshine Coast’s premier food-fest The Curated Plate
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Adventure up north this winter for Sunshine Coast’s premier food-fest The Curated Plate

Grab your winter warmers, schedule your next road trip and whet that appetite – The Curated Plate is back for 2024. This July 26 to August 4, the Sunshine Coast will celebrate its culinary culture with 90 delicious events over ten days, ranging from long lunches to beer festivals, cooking classes, farm tours and so much more. Keep reading to find out the 2024 program … more

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Stock up on cheese, condiments and curated wares at The Golden Goods store in Palm Beach
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Stock up on cheese, condiments and curated wares at The Golden Goods store in Palm Beach

With no formal signage to speak of (yet), The Golden Goods in Palm Beach is undoubtedly one of those 'if you know, you know' situations. The nook, lined with curious condiments, pantry staples and artisan goods, is the latest offering from Twahn McMahon, who long-time locals might recognise from the suburb's much-loved (and missed) Small Stall, which used to reside along the Gold Coast Highway. Take a peek inside her latest space ... more

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Get the dish on beachside delis, hot cinnamon doughnuts, dragon eggs and secret menu items
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Get the dish on beachside delis, hot cinnamon doughnuts, dragon eggs and secret menu items

A lot is happening on the Gold Coast (and surrounds) these days, almost too much to keep up with. The Dish is a rapid-fire rundown of the coast’s food news – quick taster-sized tidbits to keep you in the know and, perhaps, tickle your taste buds. This week we’ve got word of some delectable new menus, edible dragon eggs and bottomless brunch. Read on for all of the details ... more

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Gooey goodness – here's where to find the Gold Coast's best cookies
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Gooey goodness – here’s where to find the Gold Coast’s best cookies

The Gold Coast's cookie game is strong. From classics like simple choc-chip cookies with slightly crispy edges and a chewy middle, to more extravagant creations that are oozing with molten, gooey salted caramel, the cookie connoisseurs among us don't really need to look far to get their fix. Keen for a little treat? Here's where you can (over)indulge in some of the Gold Coast's best cookies. more

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Satisfy your craving for burgers, beers and shakes from Benny's Burger
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Satisfy your craving for burgers, beers and shakes from Benny’s Burger

If you've been an avid reader for a while, you'll already know about our low-key obsession with burgers. We're powerless to resist the siren song of a crisp southern-fried chicken creation or a cheesy meat patty, heavy on the pickles and sauce. If you share our enthusiasm for burgers big and small, there's a new player in town – say hello to Benny's Burger in Surfers Paradise. more

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Pho real – Miami Hot Bread has welcomed a second outpost called Mermaid Hot Bread
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Pho real – Miami Hot Bread has welcomed a second outpost called Mermaid Hot Bread

The Gold Coast's obsession with banh mi and pho shows no sign of slowing. In fact, with the cooler months approaching, it's only getting stronger. In what can only be described as excellent news for lovers of Vietnamese street food, the legendary Miami Hot Bread has welcomed a brand-new outpost just a banh mi toss away in Mermaid Waters. Here's everything you need to know ... more


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Snack on tsukune skewers, sizzling prawns and Japanese-curry arancini at Mermaid's Blessing of the Sun
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Snack on tsukune skewers, sizzling prawns and Japanese-curry arancini at Mermaid’s Blessing of the Sun

As society on the whole tends to lean into a bigger equals better mentality, when it comes to hospitality venues, it's the smaller, hole-in-the-wall spots with one chef in the kitchen that capture our attention. If you too appreciate the little spaces with a big heart, add Blessings of the Sun to your must-try list. The quaint 26-seater has transformed the former Lovechild Kitchen + Bar premises in Mermaid Beach into the perfect spot for a date night and cocktail-filled catch-ups. more

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All-you-can-eat buffets and game-day deals – there's feasting fun for the whole family this month at Southport Sharks
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All-you-can-eat buffets and game-day deals – there’s feasting fun for the whole family this month at Southport Sharks

As the mornings grow colder, it’s hard enough to get ourselves out of bed, let alone the kids. Luckily, Southport Sharks has some delectable breakfast buffet specials that will get the whole family up and at 'em. That’s just the beginning of the delicious offerings as we head into the cooler months – from a midweek treat to gearing up for game-day festivities, Southport Sharks has a feast to suit every family's taste. more

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The round-up: savour a glass at the Gold Coast’s best wine bars
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The round-up: savour a glass at the Gold Coast’s best wine bars

A drop of the vino, a splash of the sauce. There’s little more pleasant than sitting back with a glass of the good stuff, particularly if you can bask in the ambience of a fine wine bar while you do so. The Gold Coast has been developing a quietly prodigious wine bar scene, with tipples to suit all tastes from natural and biodynamic newcomers, classic old-world wines and local legends. If you’re pining for some quality plonk, look no further than our list of some of Gold Coast’s best wine bars. more

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Blooms and bites – experience fusion fare and floristry at J's Brunchette in Mermaid Beach
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Blooms and bites – experience fusion fare and floristry at J’s Brunchette in Mermaid Beach

When it comes to brunch, there tends to be two kinds of folks – those who love it, and those who are wrong. While it's true that we're partial to the odd mid-morning munch, Mermaid Beach's new eatery J's Brunchette isn't just for brunchers. In actual fact, the new floral-adorned cafe nook caters for early-morning caffeine seekers right through to loaded lunches. Here's everything you need to know ... more

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Side Piece Coffee drops a new menu featuring nostalgic bites and tasty toasties
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Side Piece Coffee drops a new menu featuring nostalgic bites and tasty toasties

When long-time hospitality pals – Miles Gaebel, Dylan Jamsa and Lee King – opened Side Piece Coffee in Varsity Lakes, their collective vision was to create the kind of venue they wanted to hang out in. As it turns out, the kind of venue they wanted to hang out in was the exact kind of venue that Varsity Lakes locals also wanted to hang out in, and it has became a much-loved fixture on the podium of Capital Court. Almost a year on, the trio has dropped a brand-new menu that farewells some crowd faves, but welcomes some exciting new seasonal additions. more

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Restaurant Labart shifts gears with a new European bistro-style menu and street-side dining
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Restaurant Labart shifts gears with a new European bistro-style menu and street-side dining

When Alex and Karla Munoz Labart opened the doors to Restaurant Labart back in 2018, it was touted as one of the most anticipated new additions to the city’s dining scene. It quickly became the spot for celebrations of all kinds, so much so that bookings were sometimes hard to come by. Now, as it approaches its sixth birthday, Alex and Karla have announced some exciting new changes, including a fresh new direction for the much-loved venue. Here's everything you need to know about the new chapter of Restaurant Labart ... more

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Spiked juice and croque monsieurs – Luna's Pizza & Wine is now open for breakfast
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Spiked juice and croque monsieurs – Luna’s Pizza & Wine is now open for breakfast

We've been told for years that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but we happen to believe it's also the most delicious. Eggs, mountains of avocado, crisp bacon, buttery pastry, coffee – what's not to love? Whether you like to start your day with a goodness bowl and a juice, or you're more a capp with a side of croissant vibe, we have some exciting news – Luna's Pizza & Wine in Broadbeach is now open for breakfast. Go forth and gather your brunch pals ... more

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Embrace the temperature shift with shiraz and baked camembert by the fire pit at Carafe Wine
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Embrace the temperature shift with shiraz and baked camembert by the fire pit at Carafe Wine

As much as we enjoy endless summer days, there's something equally as exciting about the prospect of sipping red wine by the fire. It's one of the true joys of the season. Although it's not technically winter yet, Carafe Wine in Southport is setting the scene for cooler nights with a brand-new small plate menu that is perfect for chilly evenings. Think sizzling skillets of baked camembert flavoured with confit garlic, chilli, rosemary and a drizzle of hot honey, alongside woodfired pizza and moreish meatballs. Here's everything you need to know about the new culinary offering ... more