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Ready your stretchy pants – Bazaar Restaurant reopens after a six-month hiatus
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Ready your stretchy pants – Bazaar Restaurant reopens after a six-month hiatus

One of the best (and most enjoyable) things about travelling to far away places is immersing yourself in new cultures and experiencing a variety of different cuisines. If you've been missing overseas adventures, do yourself a favour and book a table at the new-look Bazaar Restaurant at QT Gold Coast. After a (long) six-month hiatus, the global marketplace is back with a COVID-safe new twist so go ahead and prepare your tastebuds for a tasty treat.  more

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Hola! HolyJala brings tacos, tapas and tequila to Coolangatta
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Hola! HolyJala brings tacos, tapas and tequila to Coolangatta

A wise man (okay, it was Leonardo DiCaprio) once said, "be thankful for the hard times, for they have made you". Before COVID-19, Andrea Muhlemann had a great job in hospitality and was about to secure a space of her own in Burleigh Heads. In the blink of an eye, everything changed and Andrea began driving for Uber to make ends meet. It was at this point that Andrea decided that she had two choices – she could grieve the things she had lost, or she could pick herself up and create something good from the chaos. Thankfully for the coast’s taco-loving populace, she opted for the latter and began to conceptualise her dream restaurant – a Mexican-style taqueria with Mediterranean influences and plenty of tequila. Coolangatta, say hola to HolyJala. more

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Sip sundowners and eat empanadas at Palm Beach's pretty Latin American eatery Las Palmas
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Sip sundowners and eat empanadas at Palm Beach’s pretty Latin American eatery Las Palmas

Palm Beach's foodie scene is on fire right now with new restaurants and cafes popping up all over the beachside suburb like mushrooms after a summer storm. Whilst we love all new openings, one in particular has set tongues wagging thanks to its dreamy coastal vibes, crafted cocktails and Latin American bites. Yes, folks, we're talking about Las Palmas and if you're yet to get acquainted with this stunning newcomer, allow us to introduce you. more

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From nightclub to gastropub – feast your eyes on The Cavill Hotel
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From nightclub to gastropub – feast your eyes on The Cavill Hotel

If walls could talk, the ones surrounding the old Melbas on the Park would have one heck of a tale to tell – one of make-ups, break-ups and countless late-night love stories. It was a sad day for many long-time locals when the iconic watering hole announced its closure, but as the old adage goes – when one door closes another opens. The Cavill Hotel is that new door and it's here to fuel a love story of a different kind with a brand-new sports bar and gaming lounge, menu of fine food and selection of crafted cocktails. Take a peek inside the coast's newest gastropub. more

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Fall in love with Burleigh Waters' new pizza place T’amerò
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Fall in love with Burleigh Waters’ new pizza place T’amerò

When you live in the same suburb for a while, you begin to develop a deep understanding of its intricacies – from which roads to avoid at certain times of the day, to where to find the best coffee. It was this kind of precise local knowledge that prompted Marc Kinvig (Blackboard Varsity) and Shayne Green (Home Plate Kitchen) to look upon a former dentist surgery on the corner of Treeview Drive with eager eyes. Marc had the bright idea to create a venue where families and locals can wander down for a bite and a beer – no fuss, no pretence, no bookings. Burleigh Waters and Varsity Lakes locals, get ready to fall in love with T’amerò. 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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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 the top seafood restaurants 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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The round-up: tuck into tacos, tequila and taquitos at the Gold Coast's best Mexican restaurants
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The round-up: tuck into tacos, tequila and taquitos at the Gold Coast’s best Mexican restaurants

From tacos and tequila to chimichangas and margaritas, Mexican food is always a red-hot favourite. The Gold Coast is peppered with plenty of quality Mexican eateries, taquerias and cantinas – but we know that when the cravings hit, it can be hard to think of places on the spot. So, we’ve packaged up some of the best Mexican restaurants on the Gold Coast into one handy list. Enjoy! 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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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

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 stick your chopsticks into some Chinese delights. 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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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