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Ditch the instant granules – here's where to get coffee on Christmas Day
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Ditch the instant granules – here’s where to get coffee on Christmas Day

There is so much hype leading up to Christmas and we often forget one of the most vital things – where the heck do you get coffee on Christmas morning? Luckily there are a handful of amazing local cafes that are swinging open the doors so we can all get caffeinated for the big day of festivities! Don't stoop to instant coffee – here are some spots open for (real) coffee on Christmas Day. Oh, and a big shout out to the talented baristas working the coffee machines on Christmas morning – you guys rock! more

Events
The round-up: where to eat, drink and pop bottles on the Gold Coast for New Year’s Eve
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The round-up: where to eat, drink and pop bottles on the Gold Coast for New Year’s Eve

With the glorious chaos of Christmas clouding our minds, it's easy to forget about planning the biggest party of the year – New Year's Eve! Whether you’re keen to bid 2019 adieu with fine food and fancy cocktails, keep things casual with an intimate dinner, have a feast for the ages or ring in the new year at a splendid soiree, we’ve rounded up a bunch of New Year’s Eve celebrations happening around the Gold Coast. more

Food News
New mega-bar The Sporting Globe makes its Gold Coast debut with a 330-seat Robina venue
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New mega-bar The Sporting Globe makes its Gold Coast debut with a 330-seat Robina venue

A new day-and-night haven for lovers of beers, burgers, saucy ribs and live sports will open at Robina Town Centre this week, promising round-the-clock live-screen action, jugs of ice-cold beer, fun cocktails and finger-licking American fare. Located along The Promenade dining precinct, The Sporting Globe is one of the largest venues to open on the Gold Coast this year with mammoth capacity of 330-plus seats. more

Food News
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. For a more casual seafood feast, scoot over to our round-up of the coast's best fish and chip spots. more

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Head south for sips and snacks at Kingscliff's pop-up summer cocktail bar
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Head south for sips and snacks at Kingscliff’s pop-up summer cocktail bar

While days spent in Kingscliff are usually jammed from dawn to dusk with beach swims, coffees and shopping, there's now a new reason to stick around after dark – a cocktail-slinging pop-up bar is in town for the summer! Like the thought of having a coconut margarita in one hand and a piece of Korean-style fried chicken with kimchi in the other while the sun sets? Please, allow us to shed some light. more


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Iconic American bar and grill TGI Fridays opens its first Queensland venue on the Gold Coast
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Iconic American bar and grill TGI Fridays opens its first Queensland venue on the Gold Coast

Get set for mouth-watering burger nights, fun-filled family feasts and, of course, Friday knock-off drinks – iconic American hospitality brand TGI Fridays has officially arrived in Queensland! The pioneering New York-style bar and grill has swung open its doors at Robina Town Centre, with Gold Coast folks to be first in the Sunshine State get a taste of its mouth-watering menu of eats and drinks – which is all dished up with a hefty side serving of that warm, convivial American hospitality. more

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Inside Loki – the new two-level Mediterranean eatery and bar taking Hellenika's Nobby Beach spot
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Inside Loki – the new two-level Mediterranean eatery and bar taking Hellenika’s Nobby Beach spot

While the Gold Coast is still digesting the news that iconic Greek restaurant Hellenika has sold and closed its doors, the new owners have wasted no time in getting the site's successor up and running. The double-storey Nobby Beach venue is now home to Loki (pronounced lock-ee), a new Mediterranean-style restaurant and rooftop bar that's soaked in European summer vibes. more

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Beachfront watering hole The Miami Tavern lifts the lid on its multi-million-dollar transformation
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Beachfront watering hole The Miami Tavern lifts the lid on its multi-million-dollar transformation

Beachfront pub The Miami Tavern, affectionately known to many as The Sharky or The Shark Bar, has finally unveiled its highly anticipated transformation. Whether you were a passionate regular at the storied watering hole or The Sharky just wasn't really your jam, there's one thing we can all agree on – the two-level Miami icon, which has enjoyed long, rich history as a bar, bistro and live-music venue, boasts one of the best beachside locations on the coast. While it has served locals well, the ageing building was in need of an overhaul, so owners ALH Group embarked on a multi-million-dollar re-build of the longstanding site. more

Food News
The round-up: the best places for cheap eats on the Gold Coast, as voted by locals!
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The round-up: the best places for cheap eats on the Gold Coast, as voted by locals!

You know those times when you have nothing in the fridge that's appetising (we're looking at you, two-day-old salad), your stomach is rumbling, and you really just want to eat out with your mates but funds are tight and pay day isn't until the end of the week? This list is to get you though those times. As part of the EAT/drink Awards 2019, we asked locals to nominate and vote for their favourite places for a budget-friendly feed. So, thanks to the many thousands of locals that voted, here are some of the top spots for cheap eats across the Gold Coast. more

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Authentic ramen bar Goukai brings a slice of Tokyo to Burleigh Heads
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Authentic ramen bar Goukai brings a slice of Tokyo to Burleigh Heads

For former professional rugby player Hiroshi Takeyama, bringing the tastes of his hometown of Tokyo to the sunny shores of the Gold Coast has been a lifelong dream. Last week, Hiroshi's dream turned into a reality, teaming up with fellow Japanese native, chef Noriyuki Sato, to open the doors to Goukai – an authentic Tokyo-style ramen bar in Burleigh Heads. more

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We’ve got the scoop! Messina and Australian Brewery collaborate to create Gelato Ale
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We’ve got the scoop! Messina and Australian Brewery collaborate to create Gelato Ale

Sometimes two things come together in an unlikely union to create something spectacular. Like when a duckling and a golden retriever become best friends or when Martha Stewart and Snoop Dog start a cooking show. The latest collaboration to rock our worlds is Messina x Australian Brewery and its resulting invention – Gelato Ale. No need to pinch yourself, you’re not dreaming – now you can have your dulce de leche and drink it too. more

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Tweed Heads patisserie Baked teams up with Husk Distillers to launch a series of booze-spiked croissants
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Tweed Heads patisserie Baked teams up with Husk Distillers to launch a series of booze-spiked croissants

It's been a whole year since Tweed Heads patisserie Baked first opened its doors and delighted us with its sugar-coated goodness, sourdough breads and flaky pastries. To celebrate its first birthday, the waterfront bakery is teaming up with Tumbulgum's Husk Distillery to release a decadent series of booze-filled croissants, aptly named the Croissants of Summer range. more

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i like ramen returns to the Gold Coast with a new plant-based bar and eatery in Nobby Beach
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i like ramen returns to the Gold Coast with a new plant-based bar and eatery in Nobby Beach

Earlier this year, noodle bar i like ramen temporarily bowed out of the Gold Coast, stepping away from its kitchen within (now-closed) plant-based marketplace The LC and turning the focus to delighting Brisbane diners with its delicious vegan ramen. The recent unfortunate departure from its Fortitude Valley location has come with a silver lining for Gold Coasters – i like ramen is back where it all began, with the doors to its new ramen dispensary and whisky bar now open in Nobby Beach. more

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Enjoy sips and snacks at James Street's newcomer Burleigh Bar & Bites
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Enjoy sips and snacks at James Street’s newcomer Burleigh Bar & Bites

With everything from burger bars and Japanese izakayas to cutting-edge Vietnamese, steak houses and fine dining, Burleigh's food scene shows no signs of slowing down. Last weekend, a fresh new face was added to the mix, with James Street welcoming new 40-seat dining spot Burleigh Bar & Bites. Taking over the site formerly occupied by Bin 12, the precinct's newest arrival aims to give locals a relaxing-yet-refined space to sip and snack, by both day and night. more