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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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In good spirits – Hennessy treats hard-working hospo heroes to dinner and drinks
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In good spirits – Hennessy treats hard-working hospo heroes to dinner and drinks

A regular fixture on bar shelves around the world, luxe liquor Hennessy has long been a favourite tipple among seasoned swiggers. In 1992, hip-hop icon Tupac even dedicated a whole song to his love of the brown bottle. To help reciprocate the love, Hennessy is extending a helping hand to the bartenders, waiters and restaurateurs that faithfully serve its spirit. The cognac giant has revealed its hospitality recovery initiative, which is set to provide struggling hospo workers with a free dinner and drinks on them. Now, that's sure to go down a treat. more

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The round-up: the best spots for a sizzling Chinese feast on the Gold Coast
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The round-up: the best spots for a sizzling Chinese feast on the Gold Coast

If you're partial to Peking duck, go wild over wontons and get a little crazy over chow mein, then this round-up is just for you. We reckon Chinese food is sometimes a little underrated – there is so much more to this flavoursome cuisine than the stereotypical sickly sweet honey-glazed chicken from a bain marie. We've put together a tasty list of some of the Gold Coast's best Chinese dining spots, all for your eating pleasure. more

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Brewing soon – state-of-the-art brewhouse Bobs Beer to bring frothies, eats and good times to Surfers Paradise
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Brewing soon – state-of-the-art brewhouse Bobs Beer to bring frothies, eats and good times to Surfers Paradise

While the Gold Coast has remained at somewhat of a standstill, works have been slowly but surely progressing on a new state-of-the-art brewhouse in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Bobs Beer (stands for 'best of beer') is a new brewery, taproom and restaurant, which – if the city transitions to post-pandemic times as planned – is set to come to life in late 2020. more

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The round-up: tuck into take-home tacos, tequila and taquitos at the Gold Coast's best Mexican restaurants
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The round-up: tuck into take-home tacos, tequila and taquitos at the Gold Coast’s best Mexican restaurants

Following some encouraging signs that we’ve flattened the curve (such a 2020 thing to say), some of Queensland’s restrictions are beginning to be lifted – hooray! Whilst we are bursting at the seams with excitement at the thought of eating our body weight in tacos and sipping margs with mates, restaurants are required to enforce some pretty strict capacity limits so it may still be some time before it’s possible to do so safely. The good news is that even if you missed out on a booking or you’re keen to hang back and wait a few weeks, there are still plenty of places that are dishing up some excellent takeaway options. We’ve round up a few of the best Mexican restaurants on the Gold Coast for takeaway because no one said we Mexican’t. 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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Enjoy nourishing nosh at the Gold Coast's best vegan restaurants and cafes
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Enjoy nourishing nosh at the Gold Coast’s best vegan restaurants and cafes

If you're on the hunt for vegan restaurants and eateries on the Gold Coast, you're in luck. The plant-based movement is alive and well across the city and it has created an abundance of options for plant-based folk looking for a spot for a long lunch, an intimate date night, a late-night burger or a tasty yum cha feast. We've done the hard work for you – here's a handy guide to the Gold Coast's top vegan restaurants. more


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Cocktails, cabanas and neighbourhood vibes – soak up the sunshine at the new-look Robina Pavilion
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Cocktails, cabanas and neighbourhood vibes – soak up the sunshine at the new-look Robina Pavilion

In the latter half of 2019, the longstanding Robina Tavern wrapped up the final stages of its massive $4-million transformation – the first time the venue has undergone any form of renovation works since it opened in 1991. The move by owners Fitzgibbon Hotels & Leisure Group (a private, family-operated firm) to give the lakeside neighbourhood tavern – now named Robina Pavilion – a new lease on life has been welcomed with wide-open arms by locals, with its expansion and fresh new look buoyed by a revitalised food and beverage offering. more

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Sardinia meets the Tweed – new southern restaurant Gallura Italian brings coastal flavours to our shores
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Sardinia meets the Tweed – new southern restaurant Gallura Italian brings coastal flavours to our shores

The Tweed region's identity as one of the most bountiful seafood pockets in the country is the driving force behind the southern end's newest restaurant, Gallura Italian. The dining spot, located on Stuart Street (which lies just behind Coolangatta's main strip), is inspired by the island town of Sardinia – a place where respect for local produce is the core of all culinary traditions. more

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From Noosa with love – Miss Moneypenny's unveils its new Gold Coast location
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From Noosa with love – Miss Moneypenny’s unveils its new Gold Coast location

Noosa dining hotspot Miss Moneypenny's has ventured south, with owner Ben Walsh of The Good Time Group this week lifting the lid on a 200-seat Gold Coast incarnation of the popular Hastings Street restaurant and bar. It has been more than 18 months since we first announced the group's plans to bring Miss Moneypenny's to Broadbeach – and once you get a look inside, you'll realise it was well worth the wait. more

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Mermaid Beach eatery FuFu reinvents itself with a sleek new look, moody vibes and fancy bites
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Mermaid Beach eatery FuFu reinvents itself with a sleek new look, moody vibes and fancy bites

Back in March 2018, Gold Coast restaurateur Morgan Walsh (the founder of Bonita Bonita and The Milkman's Daughter, and owner of Poké Poké) gifted the city with a fun new American-Chinese diner by the name of FuFu. Over the past few weeks, Morgan and the team have been working around the clock to implement exciting changes for the popular Mermaid Beach eatery, giving it a whole new look and shifting its culinary direction entirely. Friends, meet FuFu 2.0. more

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Elia Greek Island Taverna brings traditional tastes and family recipes to the Marina Mirage waterfront
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Elia Greek Island Taverna brings traditional tastes and family recipes to the Marina Mirage waterfront

A slice of Santorini has arrived on the waterfront at Marina Mirage this week in the form of 250-seat dining spot Elia Greek Island Taverna. Dishing up everything from dolmades to spit-roasted lamb and gloriously sweet loukoumades, the new casual eatery combines traditional homestyle cooking with pristine broadwater views to transport diners to the sun-drenched shores of the Greek Islands. more

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Japanese eatery Oi Izakaya lands in Burleigh with sushi burgers, sake and okonomiyaki
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Japanese eatery Oi Izakaya lands in Burleigh with sushi burgers, sake and okonomiyaki

If you've ever travelled throughout Japan, you would have been captivated by more than a few culinary surprises along the way. From okonomiyaki to takoyaki and sweet mochi, traditional Japanese food is equal parts delicious and intriguing. After falling in love with the cuisine after just one bite, local lads Troy Olsen and Stephen Thompson wanted to bring the tastes, flavours and infectious hospitality that they found in Japan back here to the Gold Coast. more

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The round-up: fire up your belly with some of the Gold Coast's best Indian restaurants
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The round-up: fire up your belly with some of the Gold Coast’s best Indian restaurants

You just can't beat that overwhelming sense of satisfaction that comes with ripping apart some garlicky naan and dunking it into a deliciously creamy butter chicken from your local Indian restaurant. Are we right? You know we are. Whether you can handle the heat, or prefer to enjoy the more subtle flavours, there are plenty of delicious Indian joints that will suit your tastes. We've put together a handy list of some of the Gold Coast's best Indian restaurants that will really ignite the fire in your belly. more

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Modern-Asian dining spot Madam Fu arrives at Isle of Capri
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Modern-Asian dining spot Madam Fu arrives at Isle of Capri

Hand-made dumplings swimming in punchy dashi, pillow-soft bao buns sandwiching Sichuan snapper and pickled jalapenos, and delicately crisp pieces of karaage chicken with white kimchi. Salivating? Well, take a moment to compose yourself so we can introduce you to Madam Fu – a sophisticated-yet-fun newcomer that is bringing a melting pot of Asian flavours to Isle of Capri.  more