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Warm your belly and treat your tastebuds at Etsu's new Winter Weekend Lunches
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Warm your belly and treat your tastebuds at Etsu’s new Winter Weekend Lunches

The evenings are growing longer and the temperatures are dropping, making it ever so tempting to tuck yourself up indoors with a glass of wine and enjoy a cosy evening. If you still want to enjoy delicious bites but can't bring yourself to venture out of an evening, then fine-dining friends, we have a win-win solution – say hello to Etsu’s brand-new winter weekend lunches. more

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The round up: The Gold Coast's top kid-friendly restaurants
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The round up: The Gold Coast’s top 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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Fig + Frankies has had a facelift, and it's got us tickled pink
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Fig + Frankies has had a facelift, and it’s got us tickled pink

It’s a classic story – boy meets girl, they settle down, open a hugely popular bar and, due to demand, expand into a full-service restaurant while juggling a little one … no, but seriously - Bella and Euan Lovell are a powerhouse duo who have just opened the new-look Fig + Frankies in the heart of Broadbeach. Step inside this aesthetically pleasing locale to discover an impressive drinks list and the delicious new menu that will now accompany it. more

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RaRa Ramen has opened in Burleigh just in time for peak slurping season
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RaRa Ramen has opened in Burleigh just in time for peak slurping season

As much as we enjoy plunging a spoon into a steamy bowl of ramen at any time of the year, it's especially satisfying in winter. Lucky for us, Sydney-born RaRa Ramen has arrived in Burleigh Heads just in time for peak ramen-slurping season! Transforming the former Be Somewhere cafe/Zullaz Bar + Tapas Restaurant, the striking matte-black venue is owners Scott Gault and Katie Shortland's first foray into Queensland, having previously created ramen joints in Redfern and Randwick as well as the popular plant-based eatery Lonely Mouth in Newtown and RaRa Chan in Eveleigh. If you're fond of highballs, sours and bar snacks (in addition to steaming bowls of piping-hot ramen, of course) read on for all of the mouth-watering details ... more

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Gift your tastebuds a culinary adventure at Kingscliff's Darbaar Indian Restaurant & Bar
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Gift your tastebuds a culinary adventure at Kingscliff’s Darbaar Indian Restaurant & Bar

When it's cold out, we find ourselves dreaming of ripping into a cheesy, garlicky Naan and plunging it deep into a bowl of rich, flavoursome curry. As much as we enjoy the experience of Indian cuisine all year round – it's particularly satisfying in winter. If you too are salivating at the thought of a creamy Butter Chicken, a fiery Vindaloo and a Tandoori cooked the authentic way, go ahead and pull up a seat at Darbaar Indian Restaurant & Bar in Kingscliff. more

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Asian-inspired hidden hideaway Eddy + Wolff drops a new menu of sophisticated sips and barbecued bar snacks
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Asian-inspired hidden hideaway Eddy + Wolff drops a new menu of sophisticated sips and barbecued bar snacks

Any venue that is hidden out of plain sight and lies off the beaten track and still manages to book to capacity almost nightly is clearly doing something very, very right. Eddy + Wolff in Robina is one of those places. The tiny 22-seater, owned by husband-and-wife duo Thao and Vien Nguyen (who are also behind Runaway Bay’s popular Vietnamese restaurant and bar Can Tho Kitchen) is the culmination of their experiences and travels across Asia, with an undercurrent of authenticity from their native Vietnam. The brand-new winter menu channels Thao and Vien's tastes into a range of top-notch tipples and punchy bar bites. 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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Dine on a dime – where to find $5 eats on the Gold Coast
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Dine on a dime – where to find $5 eats on the Gold Coast

Frugal feasts are the best kind – that's just a fact. Feeding your face as cheaply as possible is a skill many of us originally acquired out of necessity, but have continued into adulthood for the inherent satisfaction that comes from a belly full of food and pockets full of change. If you too wear your penny-pinching label with pride (we see you, friend), add these dishes to the top of your must-try list, stat.  more

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Wrap your mitts around a free lamb souvlaki from The Lamb Shop
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Wrap your mitts around a free lamb souvlaki from The Lamb Shop

The only thing better than sinking your teeth into a souvlaki stuffed with lamb, hand-cut chips, parsley, and smothered in mustard mayo, is sinking your teeth into a free souvlaki stuffed with lamb, hand-cut chips, parsley, and smothered in mustard mayo. Yes, lamb lovers, you read right – free! To celebrate National Lamb Day but also the opening of The Lamb Shop's new home within Oracle Boulevard, the venue is slinging free lamb souvas to the first 100 people – here's how you can get your hands on one ... more

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JW Marriott's new-look Citrique unveils a decadent five-course degustation
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JW Marriott’s new-look Citrique unveils a decadent five-course degustation

If it's been a minute since you visited Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, it’s high time you stopped by for a visit. The iconic venue has undergone an incredible transformation to become JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa, marking the debut of Marriott International’s iconic JW Marriott brand in the Pacific region and unveiling an awe-inspiring new aesthetic in the process. The cornerstone of the resort's culinary offering is the new-look Citrique, which long-time locals may remember as the buffet restaurant. Well, the buffet is no longer but in its place is a fresh new dining concept that pays homage to the incredible produce of South East Queensland by showcasing an innovative menu with international flair.  more

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Eat tacos and sip sundowners in Miami's newest open-air beer garden SPEC
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Eat tacos and sip sundowners in Miami’s newest open-air beer garden SPEC

Ever since Love Child Market Place shut its doors and moved its plant-based operations from Miami to Mermaid Beach, its high-profile Gold Coast Highway-fronting site has been sitting, waiting, begging for someone to come along and do something great. Well, friends, our collective hopes have been realised with SPEC – the city’s newest dark and moody watering hole, which opened last week complete with an open-air beer garden and seriously tasty tapas. Here’s everything you need to know about Miami’s striking newcomer ... more

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Jessi Singh’s ‘unauthentic Indian' restaurant Daughter in Law is set to open in Byron Bay
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Jessi Singh’s ‘unauthentic Indian’ restaurant Daughter in Law is set to open in Byron Bay

When the mercury dips, a serious (and insatiable) urge to rip into a piping-hot garlic-drenched naan bread and devour a big bowl of curry takes hold. If you too possess an appreciation for soul-warming Indian fare, we have some very exciting news to share – Jessi Singh, the acclaimed chef-owner of Melbourne and Adelaide's popular Indian restaurant Daughter in Law, is venturing north to open a third venue in Byron Bay – hooray! The best part? The venue is expected to open in mid-June – just in time for peak curry-slurping season! more

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Get a glimpse inside HOTA Gallery's Palette and The Exhibitionist Bar ahead of this weekend's opening
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Get a glimpse inside HOTA Gallery’s Palette and The Exhibitionist Bar ahead of this weekend’s opening

Last weekend, the Gold Coast's art community gathered to witness the official unveiling of the awe-inspiring $60.5-million HOTA Gallery. This weekend, the exciting (and delicious) next chapter comes to fruition with the opening of the Gallery's eagerly anticipated fine dining restaurant, Palette, and sophisticated new rooftop space, The Exhibitionist Bar. We were lucky enough to catch a glimpse prior to opening, here's what you can expect ... more

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Antipasto and pinot – Bottega Chevron Village is bringing casual fine dining Italian to the coast
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Antipasto and pinot – Bottega Chevron Village is bringing casual fine dining Italian to the coast

As the temperature begins to drop, our cravings for pizza, pasta, and moreish mains tend to skyrocket – a coincidence? We think not. If you too find yourself searching for soul-warming comfort food, you might be pleased to know that Chevron Island has welcomed Bottega Chevron Village to its culinary melting pot. The former Tribeca NYC space has been reimagined to deliver an elevated take on humble Italian cuisine. Here's what you can expect from this small-but-mighty newcomer ... more

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La Bella Cellar drops a pre-winter menu complete with gnocchi and Italian vino
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La Bella Cellar drops a pre-winter menu complete with gnocchi and Italian vino

Nestled in Burleigh's backstreets with no obvious signage to speak of, La Bella Cellar is somewhat of a local secret. The quaint 30-seater is booked to capacity nightly thanks to its mouth-watering menu of small bites, perfectly crisp pizzas, and a seriously impressive selection of sips from its geographically broad wine list. If you've not yet had the pleasure, consider this your official invitation because the clandestine bar and restaurant has changed with the seasons to deliver a new menu featuring some cockle-warming Italian wines and bites. more