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Spice up your life – Ari Thai Kitchen & Bar brings Bangkok-style street food to Robina
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Spice up your life – Ari Thai Kitchen & Bar brings Bangkok-style street food to Robina

Nestled off the beaten track from Thailand's bustling Bangkok lies the far-less-hectic neighbourhood of Ari – a hub known far and wide for its authentic food, dispensed day and night from street-side restaurants and stalls. Sounds delicious, right? Well, lucky for us Gold Coast folk, Ari Thai Kitchen & Bar is opening today (Wednesday April 24) in Robina, so we can now experience the tastes and flavours of one of Thailand's favourite street-food hubs, minus the plane ticket.  more

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The Star Grazing Food Tours are back (by popular demand) to take you on an intimate culinary journey
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The Star Grazing Food Tours are back (by popular demand) to take you on an intimate culinary journey

The Star Grazing Food Tours, the sell-out foodie events where diners are taken on an exclusive guided journey of four contrasting restaurants at The Star Gold Coast in one delicious night, are back this autumn! A limited series of just five tours will be held throughout May – bookings are a must and you'd best be quick, because seats on these guided foodie tours do not last long. more

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Craft-beer haven and boutique bottle shop Tapworks Bar & Grill arrives on the northern Gold Coast
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Craft-beer haven and boutique bottle shop Tapworks Bar & Grill arrives on the northern Gold Coast

In October last year, the northern Gold Coast was gifted with the arrival of the $470-million Westfield Coomera. At the time, the colossal retail and dining precinct welcomed a swag of exciting new eateries, cafes and shops – and this Friday March 15, a craft-been haven will be added to the mix with the opening of double-storey hotspot, Tapworks Bar & Grill. more

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Indulge in some of life's finest at Main Beach's Oyster Bar & Grill
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Indulge in some of life’s finest at Main Beach’s Oyster Bar & Grill

For more than 30 years, resort-dwellers and seafood lovers have been indulging in some of life's finest at Sheraton Grand Mirage's Oyster Bar. Opening in the late 1980s, the standing-only bar was dedicated purely to oysters, champagne and let's be honest, straight-up 80s decadence. While it has continued to operate relatively under the radar over the years, 2019 was time for it to be transformed into Oyster Bar & Grill –  and while there's still degree of decadence, it's about more than just oysters and champagne now. more

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Sashimi den Goto brings authentic tastes and Japanese charm to Southport
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Sashimi den Goto brings authentic tastes and Japanese charm to Southport

If you've ever spent time in Japan, you'd be familiar with its bustling izakayas, backstreet noodle nooks and hidden yakitori bars. These unassuming spots are full of authentic food, fresh seafood, litres of sake and a lot of personality – and luckily for us, Gold Coast-based chef Kozo Mitsuyama has packaged up all of these elements to create the city's newest Japanese eatery, Goto. more

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Sanctum Kitchen & Bar brings sophisticated dining (with a side of shopping) to the north
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Sanctum Kitchen & Bar brings sophisticated dining (with a side of shopping) to the north

In the past, Harbour Town Shopping Centre would probably not have been a place you would associate with sophisticated restaurant-style dining. Well, things have changed. Big time. Just before Christmas, the shopping destination unveiled Harbour Town Eats, a multi-million-dollar food precinct, and within that is Sanctum Kitchen & Bar – an eatery that is spinning the concept of shopping-centre dining on its head. more


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Coolangatta favourite Bondi Grill'e expands with a new Burleigh Heads steakhouse
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Coolangatta favourite Bondi Grill’e expands with a new Burleigh Heads steakhouse

It was back in 2015 when the Gold Coast got its first taste of Bondi Grill'e – a casual seaside hang slinging burgers, ribs and steaks in the heart of Coolangatta. With the southern hotspot often bursting with locals and surfers strolling in sandy-footed off the beach for a feast, Bondi Grill'e's owners decided to take the popular name north, opening a more refined restaurant-style steakhouse in Burleigh Heads just before Christmas. more

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The year in review: Brisbane's biggest openings in 2019
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The year in review: Brisbane’s biggest openings in 2019

After the blockbuster year Brisbane's food scene experienced in 2018, you'd be forgiven for thinking that 2019 would be hard-pressed to to follow suit. Our northern neighbour had a banner year as far as blockbuster openings are concerned, and from our point of view, 2019 has not only matched 2018's gargantuan effort, but has even surpassed it! This year Brisbane was the beneficiary of several new restaurants, bars, cafes, breweries and live-music venues – with homegrown heroes and international names establishing must-try venues all over town. If you're thinking of making the trip up the M1 over the Christmas period, consider adding one or two of these all-star arrivals to your itinerary! more

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From market stall to seaside dining space – BKA Vegan Restaurant & Bar opens in Burleigh Heads
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From market stall to seaside dining space – BKA Vegan Restaurant & Bar opens in Burleigh Heads

There's no denying that the plant-based movement is here to stay. The thing is, it's not just vegans who are fuelling the fire, with more 'everyday carnivores' regularly seeking out and actually enjoying vegan dishes than ever before. The strict divide is no longer – and that's thanks to people like Kylie Wood and Ryan Jacobs, a duo who are blurring the lines between vegans and non-vegans with their new Burleigh Heads venue, BKA Vegan Restaurant & Bar. more

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The round-up: Brisbane's must-try openings of 2018
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The round-up: Brisbane’s must-try openings of 2018

Phew, what a year it’s been! We’re only a few weeks away from the festive season and the New Year’s celebrations, but it seems like there’s still so much more to cram in before 2018 wraps up for good. Thankfully we’ve got some much-needed holiday time on the horizon, which should allow us to take a breath and look back at everything that’s happened this year. If you’ve been too busy to cast your eyes north, you might not have noticed Brisbane’s banner year in terms of new openings. Bars, cafes, hotels, restaurants – 2018 was a boom year for top-tier hospitality arrivals. If you’re planning a trip up the M1 over summer, pencil a stop or three at some of the best new openings in Brisbane over the past 12 months. more

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The Weekend Series: southward bound – five hotspots you must try in Byron Bay
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The Weekend Series: southward bound – five hotspots you must try in Byron Bay

Whenever the weather report heralds the arrival of mild temperatures and clear skies, we immediately pack an overnight bag and make a hasty pilgrimage south to Byron Bay. The home of coastal vibes, free-spirited fun and a booming foodie scene, Byron Bay is a no-brainer for those that really want to put some kilometres between them and the big smoke. Speaking of Byron Bay’s cafe and restaurant scene, we weren’t kidding when we say the Byron Shire is bursting with hotspots. With warmer temperatures approaching, now is as good a time as ever to acquaint yourself with a few southern destinations. more

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Cocktails, burgers and beers – venture south to Mullum's new bar and eatery Diner 55
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Cocktails, burgers and beers – venture south to Mullum’s new bar and eatery Diner 55

When it comes to food and drink, it's easy for us Gold Coast folk to stay in our comfort zone. Some of us prefer to frequent our faves and others have a firm 10-kilometre radius that they generally won't venture out of. Look, it's easily done when there are so many pockets of foodie goodness on the coast. If you're willing to burst out of your bubble in search of food and don't mind a cheeky road trip, then why not venture down to Mullumbimby? A rad new watering hole and eatery called Diner 55 has recently opened on the main drag and there's a bar stool there with your name on it. more

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From wine bars to rooftop grills – eat your way through this year's most exciting new openings
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From wine bars to rooftop grills – eat your way through this year’s most exciting new openings

Whoa, 2018 – can you slow down a little bit? What a wild year it's been so far. We know that it can be hard to keep up sometimes, so to make all of the exciting news that little bit easier to digest, we thought we'd give you a run down on some of the best new places to join the Gold Coast dining scene so far this year. Keep your pretty eyes peeled here though, there's a lot more to come! more

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Curries, cocktails and coconuts – Sticky Rice spins Thai cuisine on its head in Tugun
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Curries, cocktails and coconuts – Sticky Rice spins Thai cuisine on its head in Tugun

We'll let you in on a secret – there is more to Thai restaurants than cashew-nut chicken, spring rolls and golden Buddha statues. Okay, you're forgiven if you don't believe us – some of the Thai restaurants from the days of old may have skewed your view. Though, there's a newbie on the Gold Coast foodie scene that is putting Thai cuisine back into the limelight. Forget everything you thought you knew about Thai food and get to know Tugun's newest eatery, Sticky Rice. more