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Mirror, mirror on the wall, table, ceiling and floor – Surfers Paradise welcomes a striking new Mirror Bar
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Mirror, mirror on the wall, table, ceiling and floor – Surfers Paradise welcomes a striking new Mirror Bar

Seeing double is normally a sign you need to make a hasty exit for home, but in the case of Surfers Paradise's brand-new immersive bar experience, that's all part of the fun. Mirror Bar is being hailed the 'first of its kind' where the entire venue – including the floor, ceiling, walls and even the bar itself – are all made of mirrors. If you're up for a little self reflection, read on ... more

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Surfers Pavilion is now open for breakfast and has dropped a dedicated canine menu for your furry friend
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Surfers Pavilion is now open for breakfast and has dropped a dedicated canine menu for your furry friend

Surfers Pavilion is known for long seafood-filled lunches, sundowners and evening escapades. Now, the waterfront venue is embarking upon an exciting new adventure – breakfast! The much-loved venue is extending its trading hours to welcome the morning crowd with a hearty breakfast spread. But that's not all – they're also rolling out the red carpet for our four-legged friends. Yes, you heard it right – this riverside hotspot has gone to the dogs and is now pet friendly, so you can bring your furry companions along for the fun. more

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Kirra Beach House is set to launch an elevated dining experience called The Restaurant
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Kirra Beach House is set to launch an elevated dining experience called The Restaurant

Almost four years in the making, the eagerly anticipated Kirra Beach House opened its doors in early December, much to the delight of enthusiastic locals. The beautiful beach-fronting venue quickly became the perch for long lunches, sundowners and events. Now, as the summer officially draws to a close and holiday crowds have dispersed, the iconic venue has launched a brand-new offering called The Restaurant, which will open to the public on Thursday March 7. Here's what we know so far ... more

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Tarte Beach House launches a new gin cocktail range featuring Margot Robbie's Papa Salt
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Tarte Beach House launches a new gin cocktail range featuring Margot Robbie’s Papa Salt

From the moment Papa Salt's first batch of Coastal Gin hit the virtual shelves, it was seriously hot property. The easy-drinking spirit, created by our gal Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley, Josey McNamara, Charlie Maas and Regan Riskas, has taken the spirit world by storm, selling out within minutes two days of its release. Now, thirsty Gold Coasters with a penchant for a G&T or a gin and soda can get a taste of the tipple at Currumbin's Tarte Beach House. more

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The round-up: get cracking to the Gold Coast's best seafood restaurants
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The round-up: get cracking to the Gold Coast’s best seafood restaurants

The Gold Coast is swimming with stellar seafood joints, which is really no surprise given that we're surrounded by some of the best sea-based produce in the country. When you crave seafood, you want to seek out the best of the best, so we've put together a handy list of some of the top seafood slingers on the Gold Coast for you and your fishy friends. Oh, and if you're simply chasing a feed of fish and chips, then you'll want to cast your eyes on this round-up of casual fish and chipperies. more

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Get the dish on delicious new autumn menus, a bar with a ball pit and a St Patrick's-themed festival
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Get the dish on delicious new autumn menus, a bar with a ball pit and a St Patrick’s-themed festival

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 autumn menus, a St Patrick's-themed festival and adult ball pits. Read on for all of the details ... more

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The round-up: what's open over the Easter long weekend
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The round-up: what’s open over the Easter long weekend

The Easter long weekend is upon us, which for some means four glorious days of freedom (hopefully!). This year we're spoilt for choice, with plenty of places staying open to keep you well-nourished, well-hydrated and jacked-up on coffee and hot cross buns. For those who opted to holiday at home, we’ve done the legwork to find a few places that are staying open this Easter long weekend for your eating and drinking pleasure. more


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Brisbane's Gambaro Group unveils Pipi's, the first of two new restaurants on Point Danger's pinnacle
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Brisbane’s Gambaro Group unveils Pipi’s, the first of two new restaurants on Point Danger’s pinnacle

The Gambaro Group has long been synonymous with elevated epicurean experiences in Brisbane, boasting a portfolio of some of the city's most notable restaurants, including Gambaro Seafood Restaurant, Gambaro Hotel, the Black Hide Steakhouses and Italian restaurant Persone. Last year, the hospitality family announced it would be opening not one, but two new venues on the southern Gold Coast – Mediterranean restaurant Pipi's and casual noshery Awaken Cafe, both taking prime position atop Point Danger overlooking Rainbow Bay. At long last, we've got our first taste of Pipi's – here's everything you need to know ... more

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Celebrate the incredible women in your life with a long lunch at Mare that will leave you wanting amore
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Celebrate the incredible women in your life with a long lunch at Mare that will leave you wanting amore

If you ask us how we would like to celebrate International Women’s Day, we would say a trip to Italy with all the women we know would suffice. Sure, we can’t all drop everything and jet off to the magical sun-drenched boot of mouth-watering feasts, but we can get close to it on Friday March 8 when Mare at La Luna Beach Club hosts a Mediterranean long lunch. more

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Take your taste buds on a culinary adventure through Asia at Velaa in Surfers Paradise
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Take your taste buds on a culinary adventure through Asia at Velaa in Surfers Paradise

The Gold Coast's love affair with Asian-fusion restaurants shows no signs of slowing, with top-notch eateries dotted up and down the coastline all putting their own spin on the geographically diverse cuisine that incorporate flavours and techniques from Thailand, Korea and Japan, to name just a few. Despite it all, Velaa in Surfers Paradise stands out. Not only because it's one of the prettiest cafe's we've gazed upon, but because this modern Thai restaurant brings a refreshing twist to the bustling tourist hub. more

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MADE barber & barista brings fresh cuts and cups to a breezy new outpost in Kirra
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MADE barber & barista brings fresh cuts and cups to a breezy new outpost in Kirra

On paper, August 2020 was perhaps not the ideal time to open a brand-new cafe/barber concept, but for Josh Blair and Brit Westcott, the clever duo behind Tugun institution MADE barber & barista, it proved to be a bold move that paid off. Perched along Golden Four Drive, the espresso-bar-meets-barber has become a hit with locals who are keen to keep their manes maintained and energy levels high. Now, the crafty duo has opened the doors to a second spot a little further south. If you're in need of a brew and a new 'do, here's everything you need to know ... more

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Pavement Whisper: Gold Coast icon Peter's Fish Market is set for a significant upgrade
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Pavement Whisper: Gold Coast icon Peter’s Fish Market is set for a significant upgrade

Peter's Fish Market on Seaworld Drive in Main Beach has been a stalwart on the northern Gold Coast since 1992. The epitome of 'if you know, you know' for Gold Coast locals, the venue has been etched in the weekly fish and chip rituals for families and visitors for generations. Now, after almost 30 years, the family-run business is set to embark upon a major upgrade that will deliver an even better dining experience. Here's what we know so far ... more

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Hwaro92 brings the sizzle and spice of Korean BBQ to Robina Town Centre
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Hwaro92 brings the sizzle and spice of Korean BBQ to Robina Town Centre

Korean BBQ has captivated the culinary world in recent years, becoming a beloved dining experience for foodies around the globe. What's not to love? It's a feast for the senses, with sizzling meats, vibrant flavours and interactive cooking all rolled into one unforgettable meal. The thing about Korean BBQ, is that it's not just about the food. While it is indeed delicious, Korean BBQ offers something far less tangible. It's a unique social experience that brings people together around the grill, fostering conversation as diners cook and share a meal. It's about human connection. Whether you're a seasoned pro on the tongs or you're firing up the grill for the first time, there's a new Korean joint at Robina Town Centre that you need to know about – it's called Hwaro92. 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

There's something deeply satisfying about plunging a fork into a bowl of freshly made pasta topped with just the right amount of sauce, that first eagerly anticipated sip of a slightly chilled red or wrapping your mitts around a sizeable slice of pizza straight from the oven – it's the culinary equivalent of a big, warm hug, which sounds pretty darn great right now. 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

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Kirra Beach House unveils Sunday Beach Club featuring rosé all-day and bug rolls
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Kirra Beach House unveils Sunday Beach Club featuring rosé all-day and bug rolls

It's been a long, steamy summer here on the GC and we'd by lying if we didn't admit we've been hanging for a cool change. Just because the season is shifting, doesn't mean the fun has to stop. In fact, it's only getting hotter at Kirra Beach House with the launch of Sunday Beach Club. Kicking off at 2:00 pm each week, Sunday Beach Club is the perfect excuse to rally the crew for a rosé in the sunshine (not that you ever need an excuse for that). more

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Two acclaimed chefs head for the hills to steer Scenic Rim restaurant The Paddock into a new era
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Two acclaimed chefs head for the hills to steer Scenic Rim restaurant The Paddock into a new era

Award-winning Scenic Rim dining spot, The Paddock at Beechmont Estate, is being ushered into an exciting new era by lauded culinary duo Chris and Alex Norman, who were recently appointed to helm the hatted hinterland restaurant. The husband-and-wife team honed their skills at Michelin-starred restaurants and luxury hotels across the world, and bring a fresh new vision to Beechmont Estate's coveted fine diner, which, as its name suggests, is all about hyperlocal paddock-to-plate gastronomy. more

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Joe’s Deli applies its clean ’n’ fresh approach to beer with new canned range
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Joe’s Deli applies its clean ’n’ fresh approach to beer with new canned range

Joe's Deli's loaded line-up of sangas, subs and classic deli detailing has gained fans from Brisbane to Broadbeach. Now, Joe's Deli devotees can wash down their order with a new range of canned beers – we're talking lagers, pale ales and ginger beers. To toast to these new brews, Joe’s has dropped a post-5:00 pm menu of dinner sandwiches. That’s your next knock-off drinks sorted. more