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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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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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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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Harvest Buffet
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Feast with a friend and enjoy two-for-one dinners at Harvest Buffet

If you're anything like us, decision making can be difficult – especially when it comes to food. The best solution to menu anxiety? One of everything, baby! While this might be a bit extravagant at standard restaurants, it's encouraged at Harvest Buffet. In delicious news, the all-you-can-eat smorgasbord is offering Members of The Star two-for-one dinners on Monday and Tuesday nights from April 11 to May 10. That's right, you and your favourite foodie friend can don your finest stretchy pants, pop a napkin in your collar and dig into a gastronomic wonderland. 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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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

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Feast on yakitori and seriously stacked sandos at Southport's brand-new Koko Cafe & Bar
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Feast on yakitori and seriously stacked sandos at Southport’s brand-new Koko Cafe & Bar

A lot of deliciousness has come out of Japan – ramen, gyoza, sushi, whisky … the list goes on. One of our all-time favourites, however, is the not-so-humble sando. To be clear, we're not talking about a sad-looking schnitty sandwiched between two thin slices of bread, no siree. Japanese sandos are a work of edible art, from the sizable slab of crustless shokupan (Japanese milk bread) through to its deliciously crisp katsu-crumbed filling. If your mouth is watering right about now (same), you'll be pleased to learn there's a brand-new sando bar in town – it's called Koko Cafe & Bar and here's everything you need to know ... more

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Sweet treats, sudsy sips and smoky eats – where to taste test some of Logan's most lip-smacking fare
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Sweet treats, sudsy sips and smoky eats – where to taste test some of Logan’s most lip-smacking fare

Sometimes when you've lived in a city for so long, it can feel like you've wined and dined at every establishment, had your morning cuppa at every corner cafe or had one too many late-night HSP from that trusty kebab shop. If you want to broaden your horizons both from a culinarily and geographical perspective, then we think you should hop in the car and drive to a city not so far away – Logan. Brimming with mouth-watering fare from almost every country you can think of, this epicurean melting pot is worth diving into. Here are some top-notch spots for when you plan on embarking on a self-curated Logan food trail … more


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Ex-Gimlet and Supernormal chef Tim Goegan takes the reins at The Eltham Hotel
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Ex-Gimlet and Supernormal chef Tim Goegan takes the reins at The Eltham Hotel

Embarking on roadtrips in search of culinary adventure is one of our all-time favourite weekend activities. While there are plenty of reasons to head south right now, we've been gifted another very tasty motive with the arrival of Tim Goegan as head chef at The Eltham Hotel, nestled amongst Byron's beautiful hinterland. The celebrated chef has decamped Melbourne to come full circle back to his old stomping ground in the Northern Rivers, and we're set to reap the benefits. Read on for all of the delicious details ... more

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Ming Ming's brings vibrant northern Vietnamese fare to Surfers Paradise
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Ming Ming’s brings vibrant northern Vietnamese fare to Surfers Paradise

If you're the kind of person that goes out of your way to uncover your suburb's hidden gems and believe that sometimes, the best – and most authentic – feed isn't always on the main thoroughfare but in alleyways and unassuming spaces, you need to know about Ming Ming's Express in Surfers Paradise. Nestled in plain sight on Orchid Avenue (across from Cali Beach), the neighbourhood noshery may not boast the flashiest fit-out in town, but the stream of happy faces in and out is your first indication that there's more to this venue than meets the eye. Read on for all of the mouth-watering details ... more

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Omakase at Kiyomi sashimi
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Bespoke Japanese dining to ignite the senses – Omakase at Kiyomi is here to stay

If your tastebuds tingle at the thought of sashimi so fresh you can still hear the rolling waves of the ocean in which it was caught, then get excited for executive chef Chase Kojima’s Omakase offering at Kiyomi. This 20-course degustation of Japanese delights is accompanied by an expertly paired sake flight that will leave you floating on cloud nine after every mouthful. more

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Award-winning chef Michael Lambie opens Rubi Red Kitchen & Bar in Nobby Beach
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Award-winning chef Michael Lambie opens Rubi Red Kitchen & Bar in Nobby Beach

When it comes to award-winning venues, Michael Lambie has had his fair share. The lauded chef's illustrious career has seen many Michelin stars and chef hats, including as head chef at Marco Pierre White's self-titled Knightsbridge restaurant in London, through to partnerships in the Van Handel Group's Circa at The Prince and Federation Square's Taxi in Melbourne. Since 2012, Michael has continued to draw hungry Melbournians in droves, serving exceptional Asian-inspired cuisine at Lucy Liu alongside business partner Scott Borg. Most recently, however, Michael has set his sights north – and we're about to reap the benefits. This Friday, March 11, Michael is opening the doors to his very first Gold Coast-based restaurant. Her name is Rubi Red and here's everything you need to know about this showstopping new arrival ... more

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Tickle your tastebuds with pizza, pasta and cocktails at Nobby's newbie, Zephyr Kitchen & Bar
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Tickle your tastebuds with pizza, pasta and cocktails at Nobby’s newbie, Zephyr Kitchen & Bar

Named after a not-so-small bullock called Nobby (true story), the pint-sized pocket of Nobby Beach has come a long, long way since the days of hazy cocktail-filled Sunday sessions at Little Beans and coffees at The Cave (if you know, you know). Nowadays, we're spoilt for choice when it comes to sensational tipple temples and top-notch neighbourhood nosheries. One thing that hasn't changed, however, is the beachside suburb's alluring promise of a fun time. Nobby's newcomer Zephyr Kitchen & Bar brings each of these things together for the ultimate trifecta – kick-ass cocktails, toothsome bites and casual-cool vibes. Here's everything you need to know ... more

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From Oaxaca to Coolangatta – Clay Cantina dishes up an authentic taste of Mexico with laneway vibes
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From Oaxaca to Coolangatta – Clay Cantina dishes up an authentic taste of Mexico with laneway vibes

Hidden down an unassuming Coolangatta laneway, Clay Cantina is not somewhere you'll simply stumble across – chances are you’ll smell it before you see it. For the last little while, the back-alley space has been the backdrop for Mexican cooking classes under the skilled tutelage of Kristal Smith, who long-time locals may remember from Currumbin's Pop Taco and as one of the original founders of Goodness Gracias in Palm Beach. Having stepped away from her business ventures to focus her efforts on the cooking school, Kristal began to feel that old familiar and impossible-to-resist pull back to the kitchen with renewed enthusiasm. Last week, Clay Cantina expanded its offering to serve traditional Mexican food (and booze) through the kitchen window and into the laneway. The word 'authentic' gets thrown around a little too frequently these days, but every now and then something comes… more

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Baos, beers and Southeast Asian eats at Burleigh newcomer KAMI
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Baos, beers and Southeast Asian eats at Burleigh newcomer KAMI

When it comes to dining as a group, it can be a bit of a culinary minefield. With a myriad of different tastes, preferences and dietaries often rolled into one social setting, you can be hard-pressed to find a cuisine that is as adaptable as Asian fare. Gloriously pillowy bao buns loaded with an array of fillings, satisfyingly crisp karaage and piquant gyoza – it's the definition of crowd-pleasing. If your mouth is watering right about now, go ahead and get excited for KAMI in Burleigh Heads. Here's everything you need to know about this new Southeast Asian-inspired eatery ... more

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Enjoy fare from Brisbane's top eateries at home with restaurant delivery service Providoor
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Enjoy fare from Brisbane’s top eateries at home with restaurant delivery service Providoor

When Australia's hospitality industry pirouetted towards pandemic-proof operation models, it changed the game in terms of accessibility. In Melbourne, acclaimed chef Shane Delia of Maha founded Providoor – a delivery service that allowed locals to enjoy lauded fare from Maha, Entrecote, Tipo 00 and Supernormal in the comfort of their own home. Providoor expanded to Sydney soon after, cultivating a roster that includes Chiswick, China Doll, Golden Century and The Apollo. This week the service will officially launch in Queensland – it already boasts a cadre of appetising all-stars including Southside, NOTA and Siffredi's. Bust out the tablecloths and the fancy cutlery – Providoor is making fine dining a homebound affair. 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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Sky-high breakfasts and sparkling sundowners – Nineteen at The Star has celebratory dining covered
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Sky-high breakfasts and sparkling sundowners – Nineteen at The Star has celebratory dining covered

When it comes to excellent places to dine, we Gold Coasters are pretty spoilt for choice. Whatever your mood, there is something for everyone – from corner cafes serving a delightful eggs Benny to venues that are a little more ... elevated. Perched on Level 19 of The Darling, Nineteen at The Star's culinary offering is seriously next-level, both literally and metaphorically. If you're in the mood to celebrate or after something a little more unique for your dining experience, the rooftop restaurant and bar has you covered – serving everything from luxe morning spreads through to flowing sundowner sessions. more

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SouvGC brings a little taste of Santorini to Nobby Beach
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SouvGC brings a little taste of Santorini to Nobby Beach

Ever since Hellenika served its last baked lamb, there's been a notable absence in the culinary melting pot that is Nobby Beach. If you too have lamented the lack of lemony haloumi, flaky spanakopita and succulent charcoaled meats, get excited for SouvGC. The casual eatery is here to fill the void for Greek goodness – take a minute to wipe the drool from your chin and read on for all of the toothsome details ... more

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Devour piles of pasta and build your own salumi and cheese board at Sogno Italiano in Mermaid Waters
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Devour piles of pasta and build your own salumi and cheese board at Sogno Italiano in Mermaid Waters

When it comes to crowd-pleasing potential, you'd be hard-pressed to find cuisine as beloved as Italian. From pillowy parcels of gnocchi to ribbons of pappardelle, mountains of mortadella and beautifully rich, buttery burrata – Italian is the culinary equivalent of a warm hug. If you possess an appreciation for flavoursome fare and warm hospitality, pull up a seat at Sogno Italiano in Mermaid Waters. more