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Heaps Normal and Who Gives a Crap introduce the Cheeky IPA – a non-alcoholic do-good brew
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Heaps Normal and Who Gives a Crap introduce the Cheeky IPA – a non-alcoholic do-good brew

Whether you’re taking the night off or the rest of your life off the sauce, Sydney-based brewing company Heaps Normal has dedicated themselves to brewing alcohol-free beers that don’t flush away the flavour of a cracking open a cold one. Now they’ve partnered up with eco-friendly toilet paper brand Who Gives A Crap to create the Cheeky IPA – a limited-edition non-alcoholic beer that helps you multitask tackling world-wide sanitation crises while having a piss-up. more

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The round-up: where to find the Gold Coast’s best fish and chips
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The round-up: where to find the Gold Coast’s best fish and chips

Rolling out a rug in the park and unwrapping a piping-hot serving of freshly cooked fish and chips is undoubtedly one of life's simple pleasures. A nostalgic throwback to family holidays of days past, it's got us craving a much simpler time. Given our city's coastal location, we're certainly not short on decent fish and chipperies. We've done the hard yards to round-up a few of our faves – here's where to find some of the Gold Coast's best fish and chips. more

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Experience flame-licked fare and local produce at North Byron Hotel's monthly Open Skies BBQ event
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Experience flame-licked fare and local produce at North Byron Hotel’s monthly Open Skies BBQ event

There's a lot to love about Byron Bay. Especially for Gold Coasters who are visiting for the weekend. Close enough to be accessible, yet far enough that you feel like you've really escaped the city, it's little wonder the road in is bumper to bumper. Beyond all of the obvious draw cards that continue to lure tourists like moths to a flame, Byron Bay's foodie scene is hotter than the surface of the sun, attracting top-tier chefs from all over to create venues that are unique to the seaside township. One such culinary talent is Jedd Rifai, who took over as Licensee of the old Sun Bistro in 2021, transforming it into North Byron Hotel, a vibey gastro-style pub with open-air beer garden, hyper-local produce and a monthly barbecue ... more

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Experience wild scampi caviar, grouper and other oceanic delights with Citrique's new Producer Spotlight menu
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Experience wild scampi caviar, grouper and other oceanic delights with Citrique’s new Producer Spotlight menu

If you have a taste for the unconventional and always scan the menu for something unexpected, get along to Citrique to experience the venue's brand-new 'Producer Spotlight' menu. For the inaugural showcase, JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa’s signature restaurant has partnered with fish providore Umar Nguyen, who is perhaps best known by her Instagram moniker The Fish Girl. Here's what diners can expect from the new menu ... more

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Enjoy pina-colada flights at Miami's new absolute-beachfront tapas bar, Sandfire
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Enjoy pina-colada flights at Miami’s new absolute-beachfront tapas bar, Sandfire

Sipping cocktails against a backdrop of rolling waves is a quintessential Gold Coast experience. If you're partial to a brew with a view, Miami has welcomed a brand-new beachfront tapas bar called Sandfire. Offering a globe-trotting menu, pina-colada flights and a hint of salt lingering in the air as a constant reminder you are mere steps away from the beach, Sandfire has all of the fundamental elements for a good time. Take a peek … more

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Beat the bunny – here are some of the best Easter treats to seek out across the Gold Coast
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Beat the bunny – here are some of the best Easter treats to seek out across the Gold Coast

Let's be honest, Easter is a glorious time of year when the diet can be (jovially) thrown out the window – you can't avoid it, so you might as well enjoy it! We love nothing more than a good Easter egg, but sometimes we just want something a little extra. We're talking hot cross bun ice-cream sandwiches, chocolate-coated dippy eggs and much, much more. Yep, we've gone on an Easter hunt of our own to bring you the best Easter-themed treats going around town. Enjoy! more

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The round-up: where to get your hot cross bun fix this Easter
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The round-up: where to get your hot cross bun fix this Easter

Nothing (and we mean nothing) says Easter quite like a tray of deliciously fluffy hot cross buns that are still warm from the oven – of course topped off with a generous schmear of butter. Call us eager, but we went on a little hunt of our own to find the best spots to get your hot cross bun fix across the Gold Coast this year. Enjoy, friends! more


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Mirror, mirror on the wall, table, ceiling and floor – Surfers Paradise welcomes a striking new Mirror Bar
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Mirror, mirror on the wall, table, ceiling and floor – Surfers Paradise welcomes a striking new Mirror Bar

Seeing double is normally a sign you need to make a hasty exit for home, but in the case of Surfers Paradise's brand-new immersive bar experience, that's all part of the fun. Mirror Bar is being hailed the 'first of its kind' where the entire venue – including the floor, ceiling, walls and even the bar itself – are all made of mirrors. If you're up for a little self reflection, read on ... more

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Surfers Pavilion is now open for breakfast and has dropped a dedicated canine menu for your furry friend
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Surfers Pavilion is now open for breakfast and has dropped a dedicated canine menu for your furry friend

Surfers Pavilion is known for long seafood-filled lunches, sundowners and evening escapades. Now, the waterfront venue is embarking upon an exciting new adventure – breakfast! The much-loved venue is extending its trading hours to welcome the morning crowd with a hearty breakfast spread. But that's not all – they're also rolling out the red carpet for our four-legged friends. Yes, you heard it right – this riverside hotspot has gone to the dogs and is now pet friendly, so you can bring your furry companions along for the fun. more

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Kirra Beach House is set to launch an elevated dining experience called The Restaurant
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Kirra Beach House is set to launch an elevated dining experience called The Restaurant

Almost four years in the making, the eagerly anticipated Kirra Beach House opened its doors in early December, much to the delight of enthusiastic locals. The beautiful beach-fronting venue quickly became the perch for long lunches, sundowners and events. Now, as the summer officially draws to a close and holiday crowds have dispersed, the iconic venue has launched a brand-new offering called The Restaurant, which will open to the public on Thursday March 7. Here's what we know so far ... more

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Tarte Beach House launches a new gin cocktail range featuring Margot Robbie's Papa Salt
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Tarte Beach House launches a new gin cocktail range featuring Margot Robbie’s Papa Salt

From the moment Papa Salt's first batch of Coastal Gin hit the virtual shelves, it was seriously hot property. The easy-drinking spirit, created by our gal Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley, Josey McNamara, Charlie Maas and Regan Riskas, has taken the spirit world by storm, selling out within minutes two days of its release. Now, thirsty Gold Coasters with a penchant for a G&T or a gin and soda can get a taste of the tipple at Currumbin's Tarte Beach House. more

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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 some of the top seafood slingers on the Gold Coast for you and your fishy friends. Oh, and if you're simply chasing a feed of fish and chips, then you'll want to cast your eyes on this round-up of casual fish and chipperies. more

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Get the dish on delicious new autumn menus, a bar with a ball pit and a St Patrick's-themed festival
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Get the dish on delicious new autumn menus, a bar with a ball pit and a St Patrick’s-themed festival

A lot is happening on the Gold Coast (and surrounds) these days, almost too much to keep up with. The Dish is a rapid-fire rundown of the coast’s food news – quick taster-sized tidbits to keep you in the know and, perhaps, tickle your taste buds. This week we’ve got word of some delectable new autumn menus, a St Patrick's-themed festival and adult ball pits. Read on for all of the details ... more

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The round-up: what's open over the Easter long weekend
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The round-up: what’s open over the Easter long weekend

The Easter long weekend is upon us, which for some means four glorious days of freedom (hopefully!). This year we're spoilt for choice, with plenty of places staying open to keep you well-nourished, well-hydrated and jacked-up on coffee and hot cross buns. For those who opted to holiday at home, we’ve done the legwork to find a few places that are staying open this Easter long weekend for your eating and drinking pleasure. more

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Brisbane's Gambaro Group unveils Pipi's, the first of two new restaurants on Point Danger's pinnacle
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Brisbane’s Gambaro Group unveils Pipi’s, the first of two new restaurants on Point Danger’s pinnacle

The Gambaro Group has long been synonymous with elevated epicurean experiences in Brisbane, boasting a portfolio of some of the city's most notable restaurants, including Gambaro Seafood Restaurant, Gambaro Hotel, the Black Hide Steakhouses and Italian restaurant Persone. Last year, the hospitality family announced it would be opening not one, but two new venues on the southern Gold Coast – Mediterranean restaurant Pipi's and casual noshery Awaken Cafe, both taking prime position atop Point Danger overlooking Rainbow Bay. At long last, we've got our first taste of Pipi's – here's everything you need to know ... more

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Celebrate the incredible women in your life with a long lunch at Mare that will leave you wanting amore
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Celebrate the incredible women in your life with a long lunch at Mare that will leave you wanting amore

If you ask us how we would like to celebrate International Women’s Day, we would say a trip to Italy with all the women we know would suffice. Sure, we can’t all drop everything and jet off to the magical sun-drenched boot of mouth-watering feasts, but we can get close to it on Friday March 8 when Mare at La Luna Beach Club hosts a Mediterranean long lunch. more

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Take your taste buds on a culinary adventure through Asia at Velaa in Surfers Paradise
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Take your taste buds on a culinary adventure through Asia at Velaa in Surfers Paradise

The Gold Coast's love affair with Asian-fusion restaurants shows no signs of slowing, with top-notch eateries dotted up and down the coastline all putting their own spin on the geographically diverse cuisine that incorporate flavours and techniques from Thailand, Korea and Japan, to name just a few. Despite it all, Velaa in Surfers Paradise stands out. Not only because it's one of the prettiest cafe's we've gazed upon, but because this modern Thai restaurant brings a refreshing twist to the bustling tourist hub. more

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MADE barber & barista brings fresh cuts and cups to a breezy new outpost in Kirra
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MADE barber & barista brings fresh cuts and cups to a breezy new outpost in Kirra

On paper, August 2020 was perhaps not the ideal time to open a brand-new cafe/barber concept, but for Josh Blair and Brit Westcott, the clever duo behind Tugun institution MADE barber & barista, it proved to be a bold move that paid off. Perched along Golden Four Drive, the espresso-bar-meets-barber has become a hit with locals who are keen to keep their manes maintained and energy levels high. Now, the crafty duo has opened the doors to a second spot a little further south. If you're in need of a brew and a new 'do, here's everything you need to know ... more