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Balter Brewing has reopened its Currumbin Waters taproom after an extensive renovation
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Balter Brewing has reopened its Currumbin Waters taproom after an extensive renovation

One of life's greatest pleasures is sinking a cold one amongst good company. That's why we're so excited about the reopening of one of our favourite places to practise this particular pleasure – Balter Brewing's taproom. After an extensive three-month renovation, the beloved brewery has once again opened its doors, revealing a bright and shiny bar space that’s a prime spot for knocking back a beautiful-tasting brew. more

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Pablito's Mexican Cuisine and Tequilaria opens at Sanctuary Cove
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Pablito’s Mexican Cuisine and Tequilaria opens at Sanctuary Cove

From the team behind Tugun’s eternally adored Caracara Cantina comes a gorgeous new tequila-infused sip spot aptly called Pablito's Mexican Cuisine and Taquiliaria. Born from an inherent love of tacos and tequila, the northern newcomer has settled snugly into its home at Sanctuary Cove's The Marine Village. Offering a slight step up from its southern sibling, Pablito's is designed to deliver an elevated dining experience that showcases authentic, quality modern-Mexican fare. more

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MC's Sandwich House is here to satiate your starvation with drool-inducing sandwiches, coffee and soda
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MC’s Sandwich House is here to satiate your starvation with drool-inducing sandwiches, coffee and soda

Sandwiches are one of those perpetually underrated menu items. For far too long, the humble sambo has been relegated to the sidelines while burgers and tacos steal the limelight. Not anymore. The team at the newly opened MC's Sandwich House in Burleigh Heads is determined to bring sangas back into the spotlight with its new dedicated sandwich bar and coffee dispensary on West Burleigh Road. more

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Bring your appetite for adventure – Suzy is bringing a little taste of Seoul to Burleigh Heads
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Bring your appetite for adventure – Suzy is bringing a little taste of Seoul to Burleigh Heads

Korean barbecue is a unique culinary experience. For those who have not yet had the pleasure, it looks a little something like this – your nearest and dearest seated around a sizzling barbecue, laughing loudly, jovially arguing over who should hold the tongs. The beauty of the experience is that instead of just sitting back and waiting for your food to come to you, it's interactive and communal. Everyone shares the responsibility of creating and enjoying the meal. Up until now, the Gold Coast's Korean barbecue joints have been fairly traditional in terms of their offering. Enter Suzy. Suzy is Korean barbecue, but not as you know it ... more

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Sun-kissed sips and dips – the Gold Coast has welcomed Isoletto, a luxe new pool club
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Sun-kissed sips and dips – the Gold Coast has welcomed Isoletto, a luxe new pool club

One of the best things about living on the Gold Coast is that we're not short on excellent ways to spend our weekends. From long lunches to bushwalks and blissful days beachside, we really are spoilt for choice. If we had to choose a favourite, however, it's pretty impossible to beat whiling away an afternoon poolside with a colourful cocktail in hand, moseying from a plush daybed to the bar and back again. Sounds pretty great, right? If you too possess an inherent appreciation for waterside sips and dips, go ahead and get excited for Isoletto Pool Club and Isoletto Privé, The Star Gold Coast's brand-new poolside hang. Here's everything you need to know about this glorious new oasis ... more

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Beloved Broadbeach icon Social Eating House + Bar has debuted a luxe new look
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Beloved Broadbeach icon Social Eating House + Bar has debuted a luxe new look

Celebrating ten years in an industry as fickle as hospitality is no mean feat. Rather than cruise into the next decade on the coattails of the preceding one, Matt Jefferson and Dayna Cooper, the husband-and-wife duo behind two of Broadbeach's most esteemed eateries Social Eating House + Bar and Orzo, have seized an opportunity to expand and embark upon a seriously impressive floor-to-ceiling renovation. Take a peek at the new-look Social Eating House + Bar ... more

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Prepare thy taste buds – Cubby Bakehouse 2.0 has reopened so go forth and feast
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Prepare thy taste buds – Cubby Bakehouse 2.0 has reopened so go forth and feast

Seven (long) weeks ago, Northern New South Wales was hit hard by devastating floods. Countless homes and businesses were inundated by an unstoppable torrent. One of its many bricks-and-mortar casualties was the beloved Cubby Bakehouse, perched on the banks of the Tweed River in the heart of Chinderah. The team did everything they could to save the equipment inside and get it to higher ground, but there was no stopping it. The floodwater peaked significantly higher than anticipated and everything inside the shop including the specialised baking equipment, ovens, fridges, coolrooms, coffee machine, was irreparably damaged. Faced with a choice, Cubby Bakehouse's owners Ursula and Ben Watts could cut their losses or they could rebuild. Thankfully they chose the latter and we got our first taste of Cubby 2.0 just prior to Easter. more


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Legendary lunches – these Dine BNE City deals are the perfect midday munch
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Legendary lunches – these Dine BNE City deals are the perfect midday munch

Are you sick of that ham and cheese sandwich? Can't stand the thought of another microwave meal? Perhaps you're just worried your tuna is stinking out the office? Put the can down, take a step away from the office kitchenette and rejoice – it's time to up your lunchtime game with some seriously delicious delights. This May, you and your colleagues can leave the leftovers at home and opt for a long lunch, as Dine BNE City serves up a smorgasbord of next-level lunches for only $25 or $35. This foodie festival is highlighting the best Brisbane City has to offer, with more than 100 dining experiences and unique offers to help fill your belly and treat your taste buds. In particular, Let’s Do Lunch has pulled together some dynamite deals at your favourite inner-city lunchtime haunts. So, when the clock strikes noon and your brain begins to dream of lunch, we can guarantee it's worth… more

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Devour and delight at twilight with Dine BNE City's delectable Supper Club
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Devour and delight at twilight with Dine BNE City’s delectable Supper Club

If, like us, you spend your days dreaming of dinner, then Dine BNE City's Supper Club offerings will be music to your food-obsessed ears. From May 1–29, Supper Club is hosting an assortment of curated fine-dining experiences worthy of your dinnertime daydreams. Offering everything from luxe menus to degustations and bespoke chefs menus, get ready to see The City's finest restaurants come alive with some serendipitous spreads to delight your senses. Here's a snapshot of what you can expect ... more

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Palm Springs Brunch Gold Coast
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The round-up: what’s open Anzac Day, Monday April 25

After a glorious four-day Easter weekend, it may have slipped your mind that Monday, April 25 is Anzac Day, which means we have another long weekend heading our way – hooray! For those on the hunt for a strong coffee, breakfast with the family, or a spot of lunch with the crew, then we've got your back – here are a bunch of places on the Gold Coast that are open on Monday April 25 for Anzac Day 2022. more

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The round-up: blow the froth off at some of the Gold Coast’s best craft-beer breweries
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The round-up: blow the froth off at some of the Gold Coast’s best craft-beer breweries

Once upon a time, the only answer when asked if you would like a beer was 'yes' or 'no'. If you answered yes, you'd be handed a XXXX. While we're all for a cheeky mango, these days things are not quite as straightforward – and the very same question is met with a plethora of follow-up questions such as what kind of brew? The Gold Coast’s craft beer scene is hotter than the surface of the sun right now with new microbreweries popping up all over this fine city and beyond. If you’ve made it your personal summer mission to try them all (perhaps not all in one day), this list of the Gold Coast's best craft breweries will set you on the right course. more

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Sip and snack your way through Brisbane's best watering holes on this Bar Safari
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Sip and snack your way through Brisbane’s best watering holes on this Bar Safari

Whether it's an after-work tipple or a slow Sunday affair, sipping and grazing your way across town is a glorious way to spend your time. The City is home to some iconic bars, legendary locales and hidden gems that can surprise and delight diners with their ever-flowing array of drinks, glorious grazing platters and spectrum of atmospheres to suit almost every occasion. As part of Dine BNE City's packed program this year, you can meander through a self-guided trail of signature food and beverage pairings with Bar Safari. So, tie up those laces and build up an appetite as you explore some of these delicious duos ... more

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Sip cocktails and eat charcuterie at Jin Cafe & Bar, Broadbeach's newest watering hole
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Sip cocktails and eat charcuterie at Jin Cafe & Bar, Broadbeach’s newest watering hole

One of the best things about the Gold Coast is that we're not short of excellent places to eat and drink. The upside to this incredible smorgasbord is that there's a bar (or restaurant) to suit every kind of mood – from the low-key watering hole right through to sky-high tipple temples. If you're in the mood for a pre-dinner snack, Jin Cafe & Bar is the perfect perch. more

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Seaside sips – get your day off to a sensational start with breakfast by the ocean at Castaway Coffee Bar
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Seaside sips – get your day off to a sensational start with breakfast by the ocean at Castaway Coffee Bar

It's often thought that a city's economic health could be determined by the number of cranes dotted along the coastline. If that's the barometer, the Gold Coast is thriving. Arguably one of the most significant projects coming to life along The Esplanade at Surfers Paradise is Ocean by Meriton. Soaring 76 levels, it's certainly one of the tallest and most impressive. As construction begins to wrap up, we've got our first taste of the retail tenants – it's called Castaway Coffee Bar, a wholesome cafe slinging organic coffee and nourishing nosh. 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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Barramundi and sweet potato fries
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The round-up: where to find the Gold Coast’s best fish and chips

Rolling out a rug in the park and unwrapping a piping-hot serving of freshly cooked fish and chips is undoubtedly one of life's simple pleasures. A nostalgic throwback to family holidays of days past, it's got us craving a much simpler time. Given our city's coastal location, we're certainly not short on decent fish and chipperies. We've done the hard yards to round-up a few of our faves – here's where to find some of the Gold Coast's best fish and chips. more

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Date night sorted – indulge in a decadent shared feast for two with change from $50 at Cucina Vivo this April
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Date night sorted – indulge in a decadent shared feast for two with change from $50 at Cucina Vivo this April

There’s something incredibly soul warming about Italian cuisine. Twirling your fork into delicate strands of al dente spaghetti, reaching for a slice of perfectly cooked woodfired pizza with just the right ratio of topping to crust and scooping spoonfuls of fresh, vibrant salad – honestly, is there anything better? Actually, there is. Devouring all of those dishes with change from a $50 note for two people – it’s all kinds of satisfying and you can experience it every week during April at Cucina Vivo. more

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The round up: discover the best hidden bars on the Gold Coast
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The round up: discover the best hidden bars on the Gold Coast

The allure of a hidden bar is undeniable. The inherent excitement that comes with scouring unassuming alleyways for clues is matched only by the smug sense of satisfaction you feel once you've found it. The Gold Coast has its share of hidden haunts and low-key locales. Whether shrouded in curtains or camouflaged by inconspicuous entrances, read on for our round-up of the coast's best-hidden bars.   more

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Pavement Whisper: EFSHAR Restaurant and Wine Bar is bringing modern Australian bites to Labrador
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Pavement Whisper: EFSHAR Restaurant and Wine Bar is bringing modern Australian bites to Labrador

After a couple of tumultuous (understatement) years in the dining scene, the rumour mill is in overdrive with whispers of new openings and exciting eateries in the pipeline, and we couldn’t be happier. One in particular that has piqued our interest is EFSHAR Restaurant and Wine Bar, which is set to bring elevated sips and modern Australian bites to the Broadwater. Inspired by the flavours of land and sea, the sophisticated spot is set to open oh-so-soon, and here's what we know so far ... more