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Gotham Grill and Rooftop Bar heralds a new era for the northern Gold Coast dining scene
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Gotham Grill and Rooftop Bar heralds a new era for the northern Gold Coast dining scene

It's been touted as one of the most significant new additions to the northern Gold Coast dining scene and now, the doors to Gotham Grill and Rooftop Bar are finally open. The three-storey spectacle, which cuts a striking figure along Bayview Street in Runaway Bay, marks the seventh venue for prominent restaurateur Daniel Ridgeway. Despite the name (and in case you were wondering), Daniel is not Batman – but just so you know, we've never actually seen them in the same room together ... more

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The round-up: Chinese delights – where to find the Gold Coast's best yum cha
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The round-up: Chinese delights – where to find the Gold Coast’s best yum cha

Are pillow-soft pork buns your jam? Or perhaps it's fluffy scallop-filled dumplings and crispy prawn toasts that get you going. Either way, it's all on offer when step into a yum cha feast. Some of you may be seasoned yum cha-eaters, others may be fairly new to the traditional Chinese style of brunch – either way, we thought we'd raise the chopsticks and enlighten you with a handy list of top spots to enjoy a yum cha feast on the Gold Coast. more

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Two Wise Fish brings fancy fish and chips to Mermaid Waters
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Two Wise Fish brings fancy fish and chips to Mermaid Waters

For Belinda Gates, a third generation fish and chip shop owner, fish is in her blood. Her grandfather owned a dozen or so, her father was a fishmonger, her uncles are fishermen and her sister owns one too – so it's fair to say she knows a thing or two about really good fish. Belinda and her husband Nick have just followed in her family's footsteps once again to open a fish and chip shop, but not as you know it. more

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The Weekend Series: five iconic pie shops worth detouring for
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The Weekend Series: five iconic pie shops worth detouring for

As much as we love a cheeky servo pie, the Australian culinary staple has so much more to offer if we don’t settle for the most convenient option. South East Queensland is home to a plethora of charming pie institutions that have been baking the golden goods for generations. Nothing makes a road-trip better than swinging through and sampling the fine fare of these pie shops, so we’ve picked five that are flaky in all the right ways. more

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Not-so-small fry – Harajuku Gyoza now serves up foot-long fries
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Not-so-small fry – Harajuku Gyoza now serves up foot-long fries

Harajuku Gyoza – already known for delivering some of Japan’s unique delicacies to the Gold Coast – is bringing a new variation on the humble French fry. Following on from the success of the raindrop cake and the fluffy pancakes, Harajuku Gyoza has unveiled its foot-long French fries, available at all locations across Australia. If your run-of-the-mill frites aren’t satisfying, then there’s a fair chance that they’re just not long enough, so try these slender snacks on for size. more

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Nobby nosh – Ally Chow revives iconic corner with a new wave of Asian delights
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Nobby nosh – Ally Chow revives iconic corner with a new wave of Asian delights

These are the words we've been waiting to say for a very long time. Here goes ... Nobby Beach is back, baby! The beachside suburb's iconic corner has remained dormant since a fire in mid-2016, but the hub is beginning to flourish again with the first of its new foodie tenants unveiled. This week, the doors to modern-Asian eatery Ally Chow swung open in spectacular fashion – and suddenly Nobby has its groove back. more


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Snacks, sashimi and sips – Ryce serves up modern-Asian fare in the heart of Byron Bay
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Snacks, sashimi and sips – Ryce serves up modern-Asian fare in the heart of Byron Bay

Now, we know you don't need another reason for a sneaky trip to Byron Bay ... but we'll give you one anyway. Let us introduce you to Ryce, a new pan-Asian eatery in thick of the action on Jonson Street, which has transformed the prominent elevated space that formerly housed Hogs Breath Cafe into a sophisticated new hang. If you like the sound of snacking on sashimi and sipping rosé spritzes on the deck, then it's time to venture south of the border. more

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Vietnamese eatery Quan 55 brings vibrant tastes and modern flair to Chirn Park
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Vietnamese eatery Quan 55 brings vibrant tastes and modern flair to Chirn Park

Northern Gold Coasters, throw your hands in the air – a delicious new Vietnamese eatery has landed in your hood. Quan 55 recently opened its doors in Chirn Park, serving a menu inspired by authentic tastes and homestyle flavours with an edgy modern twist. Like the sound of an espresso martini with Vietnamese coffee and condensed milk? Same. Here's what you need to know. more

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Feasts worth flying for – the year's most exciting interstate openings
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Feasts worth flying for – the year’s most exciting interstate openings

The new year has well and truly arrived, and we are more than ready to embrace all that it will bring – especially to our stomachs – with open arms and mouths. While it’s already set to be an exciting year of food on the Gold Coast (refer to our list of upcoming openings), it should also be a year of expanding our culinary horizons. This year our resolution is to explore more of our own country – you know we’re going to be doing a whole lot of eating everywhere we go and we implore you to do the same. Here are some of the top new Australian restaurants of 2017 outside of Queensland that we just can’t wait to try. more

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The owners of Osteria and Taverna unveil Kingscliff's newest dining space The Bombay Cricketers' Club
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The owners of Osteria and Taverna unveil Kingscliff’s newest dining space The Bombay Cricketers’ Club

Foodies, your attention please. There's a spicy new addition to the region's dining scene that's well worth travelling south for. It's called The Bombay Cricketers' Club, it's located in Kingscliff, and it will have you questioning everything you thought you knew about Indian cuisine. Think less creamy sugar-laden curries and more dishes like cumin-spiced lamb shoulder with watermelon-rind pickle and buffalo curd. Intrigued? Here's what you need to know. more

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Munch on Korean-style crispy fried chicken at Southport's Chikor
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Munch on Korean-style crispy fried chicken at Southport’s Chikor

If you're on a diet, look away! We're about to talk about fried chicken. That's right, succulent chicken pieces that are juicy and tender on the inside and deliciously crispy on the outside. If you can't resist the crunch, then get the wet wipes out because an eatery decided to Korean-style fried-chicken has just opened in Southport. It's called Chikor and you need to get acquainted right now. more