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Make mornings easy with this kid-friendly lunch and smoothie delivery service
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Make mornings easy with this kid-friendly lunch and smoothie delivery service

Only parents can truly understand the stress of the school morning rush – tantrums, nagging and disorganisation can throw a spanner in the works when trying to leave on time. Oh, and we’re not even counting the other necessities. You know, like getting the kids to wolf down a nutritious breakfast and remembering to pack their school lunch. Well now there's a service that's helping you get more organised on those taxing mornings – Lilly’s Little Lunchbox. This Brisbane-based business is helping remove hassle and headaches by delivering fresh lunches and smoothies to homes, schools and daycares from the Sunshine Coast to Byron Bay. more

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Sips and snacks – pull up a seat at The Hidden Cherub's brand-new Sunday Brunch Club
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Sips and snacks – pull up a seat at The Hidden Cherub’s brand-new Sunday Brunch Club

Sunday has to be our favourite day of the week. While Saturday can often be consumed with errands and the like, Sunday is different. Things move a little slower, and that's okay, because you're in that Sunday state of mind. Everything tastes better on a Sunday too, it's just a fact. If you’re keen to make the most of your Sunday Funday, nab a seat at The Hidden Cherub's brand-new Brunch Club. Read on for all of the delicious details ... more

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Snips and sips – WavyBone opens a second outpost adjoining Barber Bro's & Co
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Snips and sips – WavyBone opens a second outpost adjoining Barber Bro’s & Co

Controversial opinion, we love a good two-in-one. Whether it's a shampoo/conditioner hybrid or this Vegetmite Butter – we're here for it. While we're on the subject of two birds one stone, there's a brand-new coffee-slinger/barber that is here to have you looking and feeling sharp with top-notch brews and slick ’dos – say hello to the new WavyBone Barber Bro's & Co collab on Charles Avenue in Broadbeach. more

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Harvest Buffet Broadbeach
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Warm up with Christmas in July feasts, Indonesian spice and British delights at Harvest Buffet

If you're anything like us, decision making can be difficult – especially regarding food. The best solution to menu anxiety? One of everything, baby! While this might be a bit extravagant at standard restaurants, it's encouraged at Harvest Buffet. This seems particularly relevant during the chilly months when the cold weather leaves us craving an extra helping of soul-warming cuisine to help sate those winter blues. As if this wasn't enough reason to power walk straight to the buffet, the all-you-can-eat smorgasbord is serving up a slew of themed feasts over the next three months. Think festive Christmas in July spreads, fragrant Indonesian dishes in August and all of your favourite British classics to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee in September. more

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Lobster&Co
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Posh nosh – treat yourself to lobster, champagne and truffles at Lobster&Co’s Pacific Fair pop-up

Lobster lovers, start licking your buttery lips. A drool-inducing pop-up restaurant on wheels will be slinging steamy lobster rolls with truffle fries and French champagne from its temporary home at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. Here for a good time, not a long one, the luxe lunch will be available from Monday July 18 to Sunday July 24. Here's everything you need to know ... more

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Get a sneak peek inside Palm Beach Ave – the showstopping new restaurant from the team behind Little Truffle
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Get a sneak peek inside Palm Beach Ave – the showstopping new restaurant from the team behind Little Truffle

The Gold Coast’s culinary landscape is rapidly evolving. Perhaps one of the greatest glow-ups of recent years is the beachside suburb of Palm Beach. So much so, that the laid-back locale has attracted the keen eye of the Ridgeway Group, headed by the award-winning chef and restauranteur Daniel Ridgeway and his wife Ruggie, which is set to embark on its most ambitious restaurant to date – a seriously showstopping 150-seater on the corner of Palm Beach Avenue and the Gold Coast Highway. Nestled underneath the newly constructed Village Palm Beach, the dreamy new venue is aptly named Palm Beach Ave – or PBA for short – and it is set to open its doors next Wednesday July 13. Here’s everything you need to know … more

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The round up: 15 of the Gold Coast's best kid-friendly restaurants
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The round up: 15 of the Gold Coast’s best kid-friendly restaurants

Anyone with little humans in tow knows how challenging it can be to eat out at an actual restaurant. Sure, you will probably spend most of your meal trying to get your offspring to stop mashing miscellaneous food into the table, or making a speedy bee-line for the nearest exit, but you don't have to do the cooking or washing up so it's still a win. Whilst most restaurants do their best to accommodate tiny tribes with the addition of high chairs and kid's menus, some places have kid-friendly dining down to a fine art. To help make things a little easier on parents and carers, we've compiled a handy list of family-friendly restaurants and cafes that make eating out a breeze. Okay, maybe not a breeze, but breezier perhaps. more


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Elk Espresso Brunch Gold Coast
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The round-up: our picks for the best Gold Coast brunch

Brunch really is the meal to beat them all. Is it breakfast? Is it lunch? Is it the goldilocks meal that perfectly aligns with the mid-morning rumbles of your tummy? Yes, to all three. A hearty and flavoursome Gold Coast brunch truly is the elixir of life, especially when there is the option to add a cheeky splash of booze. Whether it's a Saturday morning mimosa to get the weekend started or a dusty Sunday's bloody mary to serve as the hair of the dog, nothing washes down your brunch of choice quite like a cocktail. In the spirit of mid-morning sipping and snacking, we've put together a handy list of spots to enjoy the best brunch on the Gold Coast.  more

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Rally your crew and check out your new laid-back Palmy local, The Hood
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Rally your crew and check out your new laid-back Palmy local, The Hood

Every suburb needs a local watering hole. A convivial place where you can wander in on a whim, with no reservation, for a casual bite, a beer and a chat. Palm Beach locals are pretty spoilt for choice when it comes to sublime sipping spots, but there's a brand-new tipple temple in town to add to your must-try list – it's called The Hood, and here's everything you need to know about this hot-pink newcomer ... more

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The round-up: sip responsibly with these top-notch non-alcoholic drinks
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The round-up: sip responsibly with these top-notch non-alcoholic drinks

Every year at the height of winter, scores of Aussies ditch the booze – some for a healthy change, others for a challenge. Whether you're tackling a month of sobriety for charity, personal reasons or just to test your will power, Dry July is just around the corner and we want you to be prepared. If your poison of choice is beer, wine or a well-made cocktail, we've got you covered with some non-alcoholic alternatives. Consider us your sober guru this Dry July. more

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From afternoon delights to lobster-filled buffets – The Langham, Gold Coast unveils its eagerly anticipated new restaurants
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From afternoon delights to lobster-filled buffets – The Langham, Gold Coast unveils its eagerly anticipated new restaurants

Last week, in what could only be described as a defining moment in our city’s story, the eagerly anticipated The Langham, Gold Coast welcomed its first guests. The lavish five-star hotel is the first development with direct beach access to be built in more than 30 years and has undoubtedly ushered in a luxurious new era of staying and playing on the Gold Coast. It goes without saying that a hotel of this calibre is bound to have some pretty impressive dining options, and friends, The Langham, Gold Coast does not disappoint. Read on for all of the delicious details … more

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Supersize everything – Costco is set to open in Coomera
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Supersize everything – Costco is set to open in Coomera

If you're the kind of person who walks into Aldi for a couple of ingredients for dinner and walks out with a tent, a trumpet, four pillows and a bicycle pump, go ahead and get excited because we've caught wind of another cult shopping experience heading our way. Buckle up, bargain hunters – the Gold Coast is getting its very own Costco! That's right, no more schlepping up the M1 to stock up on supersized goods. Here's everything we know so far... more

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Enjoy nourishing nosh at the Gold Coast's best vegan restaurants and cafes
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Enjoy nourishing nosh at the Gold Coast’s best vegan restaurants and cafes

If you're on the hunt for the best vegan restaurants and eateries on the Gold Coast, you're in luck. The plant-based movement is alive and well across the city, and it has created an abundance of options for plant-based folk looking for a spot for a long lunch, an intimate date night, a late-night burger or a tasty yum cha feast. If you're on the hunt for a cruelty-free feed, look no further than this handy guide to the Gold Coast's top vegan restaurants. more

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Wrap your mitts around a roast chicken roll from Varsity's new Dukes Chicken
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Wrap your mitts around a roast chicken roll from Varsity’s new Dukes Chicken

It's pretty hard to resist chicken – fried or otherwise. You know when it’s coming – that delicious intoxicating scent wafts through the air, beckoning you towards the golden goodness that awaits. If your stomach is rumbling at that very thought, then we have something pretty exciting to share with you, a brand-new chicken shop has flown into Varsity Lakes that goes by the name Dukes Chicken. If you needed any encouragement to step away from that sad desk sandwich, consider this the sign you've been waiting for ... more

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Elk Espresso Brunch Gold Coast
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The Dish: festive feasts, new northern night markets and fancy fungus

There’s a lot happening on the Gold Coast 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 tastebuds. This week we’ve got word of new night markets, fresh new dishes from a much-loved cafe and festive feasts that will have you feeling all of the warm and fuzzies. more

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The recap – 20 of 2022's best new Gold Coast restaurants, bars and cafes you need to try
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The recap – 20 of 2022’s best new Gold Coast restaurants, bars and cafes you need to try

Can you believe we’re approaching the halfway point of 2022? We know, it’s wild to think about, but that’s what happens when you’ve been too busy enjoying all of the exciting things happening in and around the Gold Coast! So far the year has seen some pretty massive openings from a Michelin-starred chef as well the emergence of some exciting new local eateries and a few hidden haunts – each adding something special to the city’s culinary melting pot. Before we blink and it’s Christmas, we thought we’d take a minute to look back at the year so far and reflect on some of the best openings of 2022 … more

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Munch on mortadella sandos and sip margaritas at Mermaid's newly opened Cantina
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Munch on mortadella sandos and sip margaritas at Mermaid’s newly opened Cantina

It's undoubtedly always a sad day when one of our favourites announces its closing its doors for the final time. The pangs of longing for one last meal weigh heavy on our hearts. The silver lining, if there is one to be found, is the alluring promise of something equally as exciting waiting in the wings. Alexander Graham Bell once mused that when one door closes, another opens. In the case of Lupo in Mermaid Beach, however, when one door closed we were gifted two exceptional new eateries – Piatto and the newly opened Cantina. more

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The round-up: follow your nose to the Gold Coast's best bakeries and patisseries
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The round-up: follow your nose to the Gold Coast’s best bakeries and patisseries

Is there anything better than the aroma of freshly baked bread? Or biting into a flaky, buttery croissant? That's a trick question because the answer is no, obviously. That moment when you walk into a bakery or patisserie is like a comforting hug – and it's not uncommon to go a little weak at the knees. If, like us, you love nothing more than schmearing salted butter on a piece of fresh sourdough, have a slightly unhealthy obsession with sausage rolls and consider cream-filled choux bombs a breakfast staple (they are), then you'll take great pleasure in working through this list of must-try bakeries and patisseries on the Gold Coast.  more

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Introducing mYmosa, your favourite brunch cocktail in a can
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Introducing mYmosa, your favourite brunch cocktail in a can

If we had to pinpoint our favourite part about brunchin' with our mates, it would probably be bubbly, fruity and served in a champagne flute. We're talking about good ol' mimosas, of course. The much-loved tipple that gets the girls up and at 'em on weekends is a brunch staple, so it's only natural that two fun-loving females have created a canned version of our favourite am cocktail. Introducing mYmosa ... more