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The round-up: delight your date this Valentine's Day with these romantic dining options
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The round-up: delight your date this Valentine’s Day with these romantic dining options

Whether you’re all loved up or you’re single and ready to mingle, Valentine’s Day is a day that should be celebrated with your nearest and dearest. Whether you're keen to keep it intimate with a dreamy poolside dinner with your significant other, enjoy a lusty night out with your lover, or let your hair down and party with your pals, there are plenty of ways you can do Valentine’s Day on the Gold Coast. Here are some of our top picks for playing cupid. more

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Slurpee who? Cool down with El Camino Cantina's Summer of Swirls dual frozen margaritas
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Slurpee who? Cool down with El Camino Cantina’s Summer of Swirls dual frozen margaritas

Ah, summer in Queensland. The last couple of days have truly reminded us just how hot – and humid – it can get. When you can't escape the heat, there's nothing quite like a cool iced bev to regulate your temperature from the inside, out. To help, El Camino Cantina has just launched its limited-edition Summer of Swirls dual frozen margaritas, giving us an adults-only version of a summertime favourite. more

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In carbs we crust – where to devour all-you-can-eat pizza and pasta (for less than $25)
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In carbs we crust – where to devour all-you-can-eat pizza and pasta (for less than $25)

We love a good bargain, even more so when it involves mountains of carbs. If you too are powerless to the call of a solid carb-filled feast, go ahead and ready your stretchy pants because Southport Sharks has rolled out a bottomless all-you-can-eat pizza and pasta buffet every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night. Then, come Thursday, the offering gets even more delicious. Read on for all of the mouth-watering details ... more

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The round-up: the best Chinese restaurants on the Gold Coast
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The round-up: the best Chinese restaurants on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast has its fair share of top-notch Chinese eateries, from opulent waterfront dining rooms to classic hidden gems tucked away in the backstreets. The good news for those keen to devour some dumplings, savour some san choy bau and chomp on some crispy duck is that we've done all of the legwork for you. We've put together a tasty list of some of the Gold Coast's best Chinese dining spots, so that all you have to do is turn up and ready your chopsticks. more

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Iku Yakitori Bar Burleigh Heads
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The round-up: sashimi to sukiyaki – where to find the best Japanese eats on the Gold Coast

From high-end dining spaces serving intricate sashimi dishes to bustling yakitori bars and hidden gems pumping out mouth-watering karaage in the backstreets of the 'burbs, us Gold Coast folk are pretty spoilt when it comes to Japanese eats. In honour of one of our all-time favourite cuisines, we put together a handy list (in no particular order) of must-try Japanese restaurants and eateries on the coast. Kanpai! more

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Dine with deities at the all-new Gods of the Sea at Marina Mirage
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Dine with deities at the all-new Gods of the Sea at Marina Mirage

Whiling away an afternoon with a sumptuous seafood spread, wine and excellent company is something of a divine experience for us mortals. It's the kind of food-centric memories that linger in your subconscious and recalled with surprising regularity. If you too enjoy sophisticated seaside dining, pull up a seat at the all-new Gods of the Sea at Marina Mirage. more

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Immune-boosting juices and nourishing nosh – say hello to the brand-new Nobbys Shack
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Immune-boosting juices and nourishing nosh – say hello to the brand-new Nobbys Shack

The Nobby Beach strip has evolved a lot over the years. One mainstay, however, has been the ever-popular The Shack Superfood Cafe, which always had a steady stream of people in and out slurping freshly made juices and acai bowls. When the long-standing juice bar suddenly closed, people wondered what went wrong. Thankfully, this story is not one of endings, but rather, new beginnings. Say hello to Nobbys Shack, your new old faithful. more


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Stone & Wood and Afends link up for a tasty (and sustainable) collab
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Stone & Wood and Afends link up for a tasty (and sustainable) collab

They say great minds think alike, so that must mean that the operators of Stone & Wood and clothing label Afends have some pretty brilliant brains at the helm. The Byron Bay-born companies are teaming up on a range of products designed to promote sustainable aspects of their respective industries. On Monday January 24, part one of this collaboration will be released – a limited-edition beer made from regenerative grain that is as easy on our conscience as it is on our palates. more

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Forget empty supermarket shelves – the best fruit, veg and meat boxes to get delivered
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Forget empty supermarket shelves – the best fruit, veg and meat boxes to get delivered

It's pretty safe to assume that by now you're well aware of the situation at your local supermarket, so let's not rehash the details. The good news is that there is an alternative. If you're keen to spare yourself from the chaos (or disgruntlement at empty shelves) while also supporting local farmers in the process, we've rounded up a few places that are delivering fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and more to your door. more

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Breezy sips and sunset dips – at long last, Siblings has opened its doors on Kirra's famed foreshore
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Breezy sips and sunset dips – at long last, Siblings has opened its doors on Kirra’s famed foreshore

If you grew up on the Goldie, it's pretty likely you have fond memories of salty, sun-soaked days spent surfing and swanning around Kirra Beach before retiring for a feed at the dine-in Pizza Hut. It was a rite of passage, of sorts, and the backdrop for countless celebrations, childhood birthdays and family dinners during its 40-year tenure. When the iconic pizza place closed its doors for the last time in 2019, all eyes were on the City of Gold Coast to announce its eagerly anticipated successor. At long last, we've got our first taste of Siblings, and friends, it does not disappoint. The chic new beachside eatery opened its doors this week like a breath of fresh, salty air to the famed foreshore. Here's everything you need to know about this impressive newcomer ... more

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Usher in the Year of The Tiger with good food, good company and good fortune at Harvest Buffet's Lunar New Year celebrations
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Usher in the Year of The Tiger with good food, good company and good fortune at Harvest Buffet’s Lunar New Year celebrations

There's something about the start of a new year that brings so much promise and anticipation. While the calendar year might be off to a less-than-ideal start, those who follow the Chinese zodiac may be pleased to know that we have another bite of the cherry, so to speak, with Lunar New Year on Tuesday February 1. If you are keen to get the year off to the right start, book a table at Harvest Buffet at The Star Gold Coast. more

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Palette High Tea
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The round-up: the best spots for high tea on the Gold Coast

From dainty sandwiches to glorious fluffy scones, savoury delights and petite sweets, high tea really is a divine way to graze, sip and catch up with friends. No longer is high tea just a go-to baby shower celebration, it's a delicious, fun and unique daytime dining experience – and you need to put it back on your radar. From traditional sweet-and-savoury spreads to boundary-pushing towers of culinary magic, we've found the best spots for high tea on the Gold Coast. more

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Satisfy your thirst for adventure and excellent coffee at Burleigh's new cafe/lifestyle destination Outerbound
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Satisfy your thirst for adventure and excellent coffee at Burleigh’s new cafe/lifestyle destination Outerbound

Plenty of things are out of our control right now. One thing we can determine with absolute certainty, however, is our morning coffee. And when it comes to that particular ritual, we will not compromise on quality. If coffee is a non-negotiable part of your day, detour via Burleigh's new cafe/lifestyle destination, Outerbound, on Kortum Drive. The new hub is here to fuel your thirst for adventure while quelling your craving for caffeine and wholesome snacks. more

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The round-up: what’s open on Wednesday January 26
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The round-up: what’s open on Wednesday January 26

As much as we love a public holiday, The Weekend Edition team believes that January 26 is not a date to celebrate. We would like to acknowledge the significance of this date for Indigenous Australians and fully support changing the date for an inclusive celebration that every Australian can enjoy. That said, if you do happen to find yourself in need of a strong coffee or something a little more substantial on Wednesday January 26, there are a bunch of places that are opening their doors that need our continued support during these challenging times. Here’s a handy list … more

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Get the first look at La Luna Restaurant – stage one of Marina Mirage's new floating beach club
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Get the first look at La Luna Restaurant – stage one of Marina Mirage’s new floating beach club

The Gennari Group, headed by Gold Coast local Patrik Gennari, is no stranger to creating iconic venues. A stalwart of the hospitality scene for more than 20 years, The Gennari Group is responsible for some of the coast's most-loved institutions including Glass Dining & Lounge Bar, Koi, The Loose Moose, Roosevelt Lounge and Maggie Choo. Now, the dream team has unveiled the first stage of its most ambitious project to date – it's called La Luna Beach Club and it's set to deliver the country's first floating beach club. Here's everything we know so far ... more

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KitKat has teamed up with Byron Bay Cookies and be still our beating hearts
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KitKat has teamed up with Byron Bay Cookies and be still our beating hearts

After the last few chaotic weeks, we're sure that we're not speaking for just ourselves when we say that we're in a need of a sweet treat. Thankfully, our prayers for confectionery have been answered in the form of a tasty new collaboration between KitKat and Byron Bay Cookies. Two tastebud-tantalising flavours have just hit supermarket shelves, so here's all the ooey, gooey goodness you need to know ... more

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The round-up: what's open on New Year's Day on the Gold Coast
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The round-up: what’s open on New Year’s Day on the Gold Coast

Well, friends, we made it! 2021 has been one heck of a ride so that's a pretty damn good reason to pop bottles this New Year's Eve. Whether you’re keen to get a cracking start on those 'clean eating' New Year's resolutions with a smoothie and a nourish bowl, keep the party going or feed your hangover with extra serves of bacon, here are some of the places that are open on New Year's Day on Saturday January 1 and the public holiday on Monday January 3. more

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Cult-favourite purveyor of delicious plant-based bites, Greenhouse Canteen, has a brand-new look
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Cult-favourite purveyor of delicious plant-based bites, Greenhouse Canteen, has a brand-new look

Whether you’re vegan or not, if you’re a Gold Coast local and haven’t tried the drool-inducing bites of Greenhouse Canteen yet, do yourself a favour. Sitting pretty on a bustling corner in the beachside suburb of Miami, Greenhouse has become something of an institution since its original venue opened way back in 2014. Now, the much-loved locale has had a serious facelift – and it's looking better than ever. more