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Step back in time and dine at the newly renovated Tweed River House
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Step back in time and dine at the newly renovated Tweed River House

If walls could talk, Tweed River House would have one heck of a tale to tell. The magnificent manor, nestled at the foothills of the winding Tweed Caldera in Murwillumbah, is a hallmark of yesteryear. Originally constructed in 1907, the grand old girl has undergone many iterations over the years, setting the scene for countless happily ever afters and coming-of-age stories during her incredible 100-year lifespan. Now, the residence on the river has been given a new lease on life as a beautiful bistro and bar. If you've been hanging out for a date day with a difference, consider this your cordial invitation to check out the recently opened Tweed River House. 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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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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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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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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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

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The year in review: the trends and tastes that consumed the Gold Coast in 2021
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The year in review: the trends and tastes that consumed the Gold Coast in 2021

Well, 2021, it's been a time. We'd be lying if we said it was all sunshine, lollipops and rainbows, but despite it all, some pretty amazing things happened here on the Gold Coast. The year that was witnessed the Gold Coast's dining scene evolve in interesting ways, from bars and pool clubs to the influx of sip-from-the-source breweries and the return of the not-so-humble sandwich. Before we close the book on this year, we thought we'd take a quick skip down memory lane and commemorate some notable happenings and spotlight some of the pieces that resonated with you, our dear readers, the most … more

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Renowned Sydney restaurateur Maurice Terzini opens his first Byron Bay venue, Belongil Beach Italian Food
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Renowned Sydney restaurateur Maurice Terzini opens his first Byron Bay venue, Belongil Beach Italian Food

As the man behind venues such as Icebergs Dining Room and Bar and CicciaBella, it is safe to say that Maurice Terzini is quite accomplished in the Sydney hospitality industry. Wednesday December 15 marked the opening of Maurice's first venture outside of Sydney – Belongil Beach Italian Food in Byron Bay – in association with his long-time business partner Deke Miskin and general manager and business partner Dave Owen. Located a stone's throw from the ocean and with a menu of fresh and simple Italian classics, Belongil Beach Italian Food will be the perfect place to perch this summer. more

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The round up: the biggest foodie openings of the year
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The round up: the biggest foodie openings of the year

Well, we made it. The year's end is imminent and that's got us feeling more than a little nostalgic. Despite intermittent lockdowns and dining restrictions, the Gold Coast's dining scene continued to flourish. New eateries popped up with surprising regularity, from sophisticated tipple temples to sandwich bars, a bounty of beach bars and pool-side sip spots, it's been a big year! We've compiled a list of stand-outs from the past 12 months. While not an exhaustive selection, it's a snapshot of the diverse array of arrivals we had the privilege of checking out this year. more

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Tacos and tequila – MexiCali pops up at Pacific Fair to make Christmas shopping a little merrier
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Tacos and tequila – MexiCali pops up at Pacific Fair to make Christmas shopping a little merrier

Tequila and tacos make everything more enjoyable, that's just a fact. If you could do with a little liquid merriment to get you through your Christmas shopping expeditions, we have some pretty exciting news – the eternally popular Nobby Beach-based taco-slinger MexiCali has popped up at Pacific Fair to fill your summer shopping sprees with bites and merry margis. more

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Boonah's intimate 20-seat destination restaurant Blume showcases the best of the Scenic Rim
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Boonah’s intimate 20-seat destination restaurant Blume showcases the best of the Scenic Rim

Hop in the car and drive roughly an hour-and-a-half west of the Gold Coast and you'll find yourself in the Scenic Rim – one of the country's most fertile growing regions. Not only is this picturesque pocket of Southeast Queensland easy on the eyes, but the produce grown here is almost incomparable in quality. While we heartily recommend spending a day or two visiting as many farms as you can, a recently opened destination restaurant from one of Australia's brightest young chefs is giving Scenic Rim locals and roadtripping blow-ins a chance to sample the best of the Scenic Rim on a plate. Through a tantalising set menu, Blume takes diners on a hyper-local tastebud tour of the region's most exceptional producers, in the quaint digs of one of Boonah's most charming buildings. more

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Pizza pit stops – Double Zero fires up the oven at Robina Town Centre to make Christmas shopping a little more festive
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Pizza pit stops – Double Zero fires up the oven at Robina Town Centre to make Christmas shopping a little more festive

Right about now, shopping centres across the country tend to morph into pressure cookers of chaos with last-minute dashes to cross everyone off the list – from your great aunt Susan to the office Secret Santa. We have some news that may make your festive frenzy infinitely more enjoyable – Broadbeach's famed pizza slinger Double Zero has opened a second restaurant along The Promenade at Robina Town Centre, just in time for pizza pit stops with a vino or two. more

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The Brooklyn Wine + Tapas brings sophisticated sips to Varsity Lakes
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The Brooklyn Wine + Tapas brings sophisticated sips to Varsity Lakes

The Gold Coast isn't short on places to wine and dine. The culinary landscape has evolved tremendously over the last couple of years, but once you begin to stray from the beachside hubs, the options tend to become increasingly fewer the further inland you go. If you happen to reside in or around Varsity Lakes, we have some excellent news – The Brooklyn Wine + Tapas is here to elevate date nights, post-work wines and weekend get-togethers. Take a peek at this impressive newcomer ... more

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Cali Beach unveils its signature dining offering, Saké Sisters
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Cali Beach unveils its signature dining offering, Saké Sisters

Since opening in September, Cali Beach has welcomed more than 25,000 people through its doors to party poolside and make the most of everything the impressive lifestyle and leisure precinct has to offer – including four glistening pools, VIP cabanas, sun lounges, multiple bars, volleyball facilities and even an outdoor moonlight cinema. One notable absence from the venue's extraordinary line-up has been its signature dining offering, with promises of something 'world-class' and 'internationally renowned' to pique our culinary curiosity. Well, fellow foodies, the time has finally come to say hello to Saké Sisters at Cali Beach. Here's everything you need to know ... more

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Celebrate the silly season with an indulgent Cantonese feast at Uncle Su
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Celebrate the silly season with an indulgent Cantonese feast at Uncle Su

For most people, the festive season is about spending time with your loved ones and enjoying a decadent festive feast while you're at it. When the days roll around, however, and temperatures are peaking – there's pretty much anywhere we would rather be than slaving over the stove. Luckily for us, the good people at the coast's hottest new Cantonese restaurant are serving up the ultimate spreads for Christmas Day and New Year's Eve. more

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Bao, dumplings, beer and good times abound at Tugun’s new-look Backbone Bar
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Bao, dumplings, beer and good times abound at Tugun’s new-look Backbone Bar

You can do it, put your back(bone) into it – Tugun’s much-loved bao and dumpling den, Backbone Bar, has opened the doors of its brand-new home, just a stone’s throw from its original lodgings. The neighbourhood noshery now occupies a high-profile corner site overlooking Gold Coast Highway, adding a stand-alone fish and chippery and gelato counter in time for summer spreads. Here’s everything you need to know about Backbone 2.0. more