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Rubi Red Kitchen & Bar has unveiled a Shanghai High Tea with bottomless cocktails
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Rubi Red Kitchen & Bar has unveiled a Shanghai High Tea with bottomless cocktails

Whiling away an afternoon with a cocktail in hand, engaging in spirited conversations as you graze your way through plates of fine food as the sun ever-so-slowly sinks below the horizon, are the kind of cup-filling, soul-satisfying experiences we live for. If you too possess an appreciation for such food-filled adventures but always get a little bit nervous when the bill arrives, we have some excellent news – Rubi Red Kitchen & Bar has gone and dropped its brand-new Shanghai High Tea with the option to include bottomless bevvies. Read on for all of the delicious details ... more

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European-inspired restaurant Bistro Livi plates up an ever-changing menu of locally inspired fare in Murwillumbah
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European-inspired restaurant Bistro Livi plates up an ever-changing menu of locally inspired fare in Murwillumbah

Murwillumbah is currently experience a culinary renaissance – Tweed River House, Ventura Brewing, Keith and now, a European-inspired restaurant called Bistro Livi has arrived on the scene. The handiwork of a respected trio from Melbourne's hospitality scene, this charming gastronomic newcomer is bringing top-notch locally-inspired fare to the Northern New South Wales town. Here's what you can expect to discover at the elegant eatery ... more

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Stay toasty at these Gold Coast restaurants with fireplaces
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Stay toasty at these Gold Coast restaurants with fireplaces

It's been unseasonably chilly here on the Gold Coast. Okay, we know what you're thinking – of course it has, it's winter. And while you are indeed right, this season's start has been particularly frosty. While it might be pretty tempting to hibernate and binge-watch Netflix until the warmth returns, you'd be missing out on one of winter's true joys – drinking wine by the fire. So it is without further ado, we've round-up some of the Gold Coast's best restaurants with crackling fireplaces ... more

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Sink your teeth into the ultimate comfort food at Mermaid's Pastel & Bossa
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Sink your teeth into the ultimate comfort food at Mermaid’s Pastel & Bossa

If you were to make a graph plotting our eating habits, the moment the mercury drops below 20 degrees, our cravings for crisp, roasted potato, steamy soups loaded with immune-boosting ingredients and rich, flavourful curries increases exponentially. If you too have a soft spot for winter's wonderful bounty, there's a new player in the comfort food category that you need in your life. Allow us to introduce you to the humble pastel ... more

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Pottsville's Pipit restaurant has unveiled The Courtyard Wine Bar
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Pottsville’s Pipit restaurant has unveiled The Courtyard Wine Bar

When award-winning chef Ben Devlin (formerly of hatted fine diner Paper Daisy at Cabarita’s Halcyon House) and partner Yen Trinh lifted the lid on their first restaurant venture Pipit in Pottsville, the foodie world took notice. Fast-forward three of the toughest years to face hospitality and the casually refined, community-focused restaurant is thriving thanks to Ben’s seasonal prix fixe set menu that features sustainable Northern Rivers produce. Now, the hospitality power duo has unveiled a new concept for part of the space, a courtyard wine bar. Here's everything you need to know ...   more

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Sip on Boxtails boozy juice packs for a grown-up good time
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Sip on Boxtails boozy juice packs for a grown-up good time

One of our favourite things to do as a kid was to sip on a juice box. If it was socially acceptable to do so as an adult, you’d catch us savouring one of those bad boys all day. In an answer to our prayers, there is now a grown-up version of our favourite childhood drink and it looks oh so tasty. Say hello to Boxtails, a juice-box-esque tipple made from real fruit juice and spirits. more


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Rise Bakery brings bubbles and French-inspired baked goods to Sanctuary Cove
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Rise Bakery brings bubbles and French-inspired baked goods to Sanctuary Cove

After a long, long hiatus, the first wave of post-Covid international holiday snaps has begun to filter onto our Instagram feeds, igniting a serious case of wanderlust. If you too are daydreaming of a sun-soaked sojourn to the south of France, we have something that might fill the void – Sanctuary Cove has welcomed a French-inspired artisan boulangerie and salon de thé (tea room) that feels like it would be right at home along Boulevard de la Croisette in Cannes. Here's everything you need to know about this northern newcomer ... more

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Sanctuary Cove
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Sanctuary Cove’s signature dishes are here to warm you up this winter

As winter hits in South East Queensland and the temperature drops below the usual 24 degrees that we are accustomed to, many a Gold Coast local will reach for sweaters and scarves to warm up. While plush clothing can help protect you from the elements, the best way to heat up your body, soul and stomach is by eating warm, nourishing nosh. Our cravings will change with the seasons, meaning it's time for you to ditch the salads and smoothies and whet your appetite with something a little more hearty. Thankfully, Sanctuary Cove is ahead of the game and has hustled the restaurants in the popular precinct to offer an extensive range of signature winter dining options. Not only that, but Sanctuary Cove is sweetening the deal and giving away five $200 Gourmet Traveller Restaurant gift cards. more

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Falafels Vegetarian Kitchen brings a taste of the Middle East to Mermaid Waters
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Falafels Vegetarian Kitchen brings a taste of the Middle East to Mermaid Waters

If you’re vegetarian, vegan, or an all-round foodie with an appreciation for Middle Eastern street food and meat-free goodness, we’ve got some delicious news for you. Falafels, the Gold Coast’s newest vegetarian kitchen, has opened its doors in Mermaid Waters. Slinging everything from loaded eggplant to packed pitas and bowls, this enticing new eatery is sure to catch the hungry eye of passers-by. more

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The round-up: sink your teeth into the Gold Coast's best burgers
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The round-up: sink your teeth into the Gold Coast’s best burgers

There is something deeply satisfying about sinking your teeth into a delicious, juicy burger. Whether you prefer a humble American cheeseburger with pickles, or you like to live on the edge with pulled meats and some sort of fancy sauce, we've got you covered with this handy list of where to get a darn-good burger on the Gold Coast ... you can thank us later. 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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Yippee IPA – Burleigh Barrels Brewery, distillery and smokehouse has arrived!
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Yippee IPA – Burleigh Barrels Brewery, distillery and smokehouse has arrived!

We are experiencing a golden age for locally brewed craft beer. Sip-from-the-source watering holes have exploded in popularity on the Gold Coast in recent years, with eager new players popping up all over this fine city like mushrooms after the rain, which is something we've had plenty of lately. The latest to join the coast's clutch of craft breweries is Burleigh Barrels on West Burleigh Road. With taps dedicated to pouring thirst-quenching tipples and a kitchen specialising in elevated pub-style eats, Burleigh Barrels Brewery is poised to become a popular respite for socialising, sipping and snacking. Here's everything you need to know ... more

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Satisfy your craving for curry and bao-gers at Burleigh's new Seaside Kitchen & Bar
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Satisfy your craving for curry and bao-gers at Burleigh’s new Seaside Kitchen & Bar

As we hurtle towards the chilly season, a little soggier and hastier than we'd like, we've found ourselves daydreaming about plunging a spoon into rich, flavoursome curries, meltingly tender meat that falls away from the bone with just a nudge and steamy soups that deliver the culinary equivalent of a warm hug. You too? Go ahead and pull up a table at Seaside Kitchen & Bar in Burleigh Heads. You'll be mighty glad you did ... more

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The Fireplace
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The Fireplace welcomes a brand new executive chef well versed in fine-dining and seasonal cuisine

After sharpening his skills across the United Kingdom and New Zealand, homegrown fine-dining expert Hamish Watt has settled into his new home as the executive chef at The InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort. In his new role, Hamish is nurturing his love of fresh produce and native ingredients as he oversees the resort’s culinary offerings across the numerous restaurants, bars, meetings, conference and event venues. The Fireplace’s brand new autumnal menu looks to perfectly capture the nature of innovative Modern Australian cuisine with a touch of European flair, seamlessly incorporating Hamish’s skills into the unique wood-fired roots of every dish. more

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Help support Regional Flavours vendors with this handy online initiative
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Help support Regional Flavours vendors with this handy online initiative

It's raining, it's pouring, it's ruining all of our weekend plans! The recent wet weather has once again caused havoc on our social calendar, forcing a host of events to postpone or outright cancel – not only leaving us bereft of fun and frivolity, but a lot of vendors out of pocket. Regional Flavours was one such event forced to can its 2022 festival and now its bevy of stallholders have an excess of goodies that are at risk of spoiling. The Regional Flavours team has created a handy online portal for locals to show their support for the stallholders, restaurants and musicians affected by the cancellation. more

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Voting this weekend? Here's a handy map showing where you can snag a post-ballot democracy sausage
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Voting this weekend? Here’s a handy map showing where you can snag a post-ballot democracy sausage

Election day is all about making big choices. Not just in regards to who you'd prefer to lead the country, but also what toppings you're going to get on your democracy sausage. Are you a staunch tomato sauce supporter, or are you swinging towards barbecue? Will there be mustard in the mix? How about onions? Do you put them above the sausage, or under? We know there's always a clash of ideology between those that like their snag to sit gently down the middle of their bread slice and those that prefer it to dissect diagonally. No matter what your preference, we can all agree that a sausage sizzle (and a cake stall) are essential components of the contemporary voting experience. Want to guarantee your polling place has the goods ahead of time? We've found a handy map you can refer to! more

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The round-up: hone your skills at these Gold Coast cooking classes
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The round-up: hone your skills at these Gold Coast cooking classes

Have you #gotskills in the kitchen? Well, we guess that depends on your perception of skill. If your culinary prowess doesn't extend far beyond a cheesy omelette, or if you're well-known for turning a tender eye-fillet steak into beef jerky (it's possible), then go ahead and bookmark this list. Even if you fancy yourself a pretty decent cook, you can always learn a new trick or two. Either way, these Gold Coast cooking schools will have you covered, no matter how many smoke alarms you've set off. more

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Northern newcomer – White Oat Distillery brings botanical sips to Biggera Waters
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Northern newcomer – White Oat Distillery brings botanical sips to Biggera Waters

Traditionally the Gold Coast has been a hop, skip and jump behind the rest of the East Coast, especially when it came to sip-from-the-source cellar doors and artisan booze makers. Thankfully all that has changed for the better in recent years with eager new players upping the ante and bringing some exciting elements to the coast's sipping scene. One of the latest to join the coast's clutch of spirited spirit makers is White Oat Distillery at Biggera Waters. The slick new venue has transformed an unassuming factory space along Brisbane Road into a gin-lovers happy place.  more