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The round-up: top spots for some night nosh in Palm Beach
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The round-up: top spots for some night nosh in Palm Beach

From top-notch burger joints and sashimi-slinging Japanese havens to Italian delis and Mexican bars, Palm Beach has earned its stripes as a popular dining and drinking spot for Gold Coast locals. If you're heading to the 4221 for a feast, this handy guide of must-try restaurants in Palm Beach will send you in the right direction. Looking for more? Explore our Stumble Guide. more

The Grocer
New food-delivery service Farm2Market brings produce from Australian farmers to your door
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New food-delivery service Farm2Market brings produce from Australian farmers to your door

With farmers across the country doing it bloody tough, the need for all of us to shop local and direct our pennies toward Australian-grown produce has never been more apparent. With the conveniences of major supermarkets, it can be hard to take the leap and only buy farm-fresh food. Though, the process has been made a little easier with the arrival of Farm2Market on the Gold Coast. more

Food News
Muso spreads its noodles north with a new Chirn Park ramen bar
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Muso spreads its noodles north with a new Chirn Park ramen bar

It's been more than six years since Gold Coast ramen guru Akira Tagaki first set up shop in Mermaid Beach with his flagship venue Muso Ramen & Gyoza. When The Kitchens at Robina Town Centre opened in late 2016, it became home to Muso's second dispensary. Buoyed by the coast's ever-growing penchant for slurp-worthy noods (and more specifically, Muso's renowned handmade variety), Akira has recently taken the leap north to Chirn Park, taking over the former space of Italian eatery Zero81 to open his third ramen bar. more

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American eats and boozy shakes – Fat Freddy's Beach Bar & Diner arrives in Broadbeach
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American eats and boozy shakes – Fat Freddy’s Beach Bar & Diner arrives in Broadbeach

For the past few months, all eyes have been curiously peering on the new multi-venue dining hub that sits below the luxury Avani hotel in Broadbeach. Over the weekend, the first of three restaurants in the new $8-million precinct opened to the public – Fat Freddy's Beach Bar & Diner. With a menu of towering burgers, loaded hot dogs, whisky-spiked milkshakes and late-night snacks, the casual newcomer is to aiming to reinvent the classic American diner experience. more

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Prost! The Bavarian arrives at Robina Town Centre with giant steins, pork knuckle and big-as-your-head schnitzels
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Prost! The Bavarian arrives at Robina Town Centre with giant steins, pork knuckle and big-as-your-head schnitzels

It seems our affinity for schnitzels, pretzels, pork knuckle and giant beers is far from dwindling, with Rockpool Dining Group – the hospitality firm behind popular restaurant-and-bar concept The Bavarian – to open a third stein-slinging haus on the Gold Coast (the tenth in Queensland) this Wednesday, August 28. The arrival of the new venue, located within the The Kitchens at Robina Town Centre, is being celebrated with a giveaway of 500 (free!) hotdogs on opening day. Keen to snag one? Here's how! more

cafe
The round-up: the Gold Coast's ten best cafes, as voted by you
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The round-up: the Gold Coast’s ten best cafes, as voted by you

Earlier this year, we put out the call for our readers to nominate their favourite places for the Gold Coast EAT/drink Awards. One tasty category was Best Cafe – which attracted a record number of votes. We've already announced the winners, but now it's time to reveal the top ten. So, friends, here it is – the Gold Coast's ten best cafes, as voted by you! more


Events
Don't just drink it, create it – Stone & Wood's new brewery experience lets you become a brewer for the day
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Don’t just drink it, create it – Stone & Wood’s new brewery experience lets you become a brewer for the day

Do you ever find yourself with a beer in hand, staring curiously at that light amber liquid, thinking what kind of process brought that beer to life? Somehow a pile of ingredients – waiting to be extracted, brewed and fermented – underwent a frothy transformation. Of course, we all know the brewers are the ones who really brought beer here, but if you’ve ever wondered about the how behind the process, Byron Bay’s iconic Stone & Wood Brewery, is giving you the chance to be a part of that magical beer-creation process. more

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The round-up: Italian dens to sashimi havens – our must-try restaurants in Mermaid Beach
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The round-up: Italian dens to sashimi havens – our must-try restaurants in Mermaid Beach

There's really no shortage of options when it comes to dining out in Mermaid Beach. Over the past few years years, the seaside suburb has welcomed a raft of new restaurants, from casual eateries to refined-dining spots, which have really cemented its position as one of the coast's most popular culinary pockets. We've hand picked ten must-try restaurants in Mermaid Beach – and once you've eaten your way through that, head to our Stumble Guide to explore even more dining spots in the suburb. more

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The round-up: pizza to pappardelle – we've uncovered some of the Gold Coast's best Italian restaurants
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The round-up: pizza to pappardelle – we’ve uncovered some of the Gold Coast’s best Italian restaurants

From fresh-made pappardelle and deliciously crisp hand-stretched pizzas, to glorious negronis and sweet cannoli – we've sure got a lot to thank the Italians for. Here on the Gold Coast, there's certainly no shortage of great Italian restaurants, be it longstanding eateries serving time-honoured favourites, or modern-day dining spots that combine innovation with tradition. To point you in the right direction, we've put together a handy list of some of the Gold Coast's best Italian restaurants, all for your eating pleasure. more

Bars
The round-up: the Gold Coast's ten best bars, as voted by you!
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The round-up: the Gold Coast’s ten best bars, as voted by you!

The 2019 Gold Coast EAT/drink Awards drummed up a record-breaking number of votes from locals. While the winners and runner-up venues from each category have been named, we're now revealing the top-ten places in each category. We put the call out for the city's best sipping spots – and the people have spoken! From beach bars to rooftops and hidden cocktail caves, here are the ten best bars on the Gold Coast, as voted by locals. more

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The new Willow Dining outpost puts an Asian twist on European bites in Burleigh
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The new Willow Dining outpost puts an Asian twist on European bites in Burleigh

Since 2014, hidden gem Willow Dining Room has been dishing up refined eats to locals from its quaint space along Lower West Burleigh Road. Recently, its doors closed – but lovers of this neighbourhood dining spot need not fret. A new incarnation of Willow (now known simply as Willow Dining) has reopened just a stone's throw from the original, with the under-the-radar gem more than doubling in size. more

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Aviary Rooftop puts regional producers on a pedestal with its new collection of native sips and savoury snacks
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Aviary Rooftop puts regional producers on a pedestal with its new collection of native sips and savoury snacks

Like the sound of a pizza topped with ginger-beer-braised pork belly and a blistering crust stuffed with Byron Bay-made ricotta? How about a chasing it with a cocktail infused with a habanero-spiced honey that's sourced from Bumbles Cafe in Budds Beach? That's what you'll see dished up from the new food and cocktail menus at Southport sipping spot Aviary Rooftop Bar, which is bringing regional and native-Australian produce to your plates and tumblers. more