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The round-up: eat, drink and be merry – top spots for Christmas Day dining on the Gold Coast
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The round-up: eat, drink and be merry – top spots for Christmas Day dining on the Gold Coast

If you've spent the last few Christmas Days slaving in a hot kitchen, lining up at the prawn trawlers at dawn, and trying oh-so hard to salvage a dry roast turkey (we've all been there), then perhaps it's time for a change this year. Once you've emptied your stocking full of presents, you can venture out and fill up your belly with a glorious festive feast with all of the trimmings – all of the hard work is done for you, and you don't even have to do the washing up. In the spirit of the season, here are a bunch of places on the Gold Coast where you can eat, drink and be merry on Christmas Day.  more

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In high spirits – Natural Distilling Co launches with hemp gin and vodka
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In high spirits – Natural Distilling Co launches with hemp gin and vodka

Hemp is the multipurpose ingredient we’ve always needed. While everyone has been distracted by one controversial purpose in particular, innovators have been using the leafy plant in numerous ways – as a clothing material, in beauty products and in life-changing medical treatments. It was during his time working in the medical cannabis industry that Rhys Staley realised he could combine his expertise on hemp with his passion for DIY distilling. Not too much later, Rhys started working on Natural Distilling Co and now it has launched with two bespoke hemp-flavoured spirits. more

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Get into the Christmas spirit with gin-infused pudding from Four Pillars
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Get into the Christmas spirit with gin-infused pudding from Four Pillars

Christmas and alcohol go hand-in-hand – it’s called the silly season for a reason. We can’t imagine an office Christmas party without a few, or a family lunch without a little something to take the edge off! When Four Pillars announced a gin-infused Christmas collection of drinkable and edible treats, we knew they were onto something special that would get us in the festive spirit. more

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Adelaide-born French patisserie Aux Fines Bouches brings its sweet goodness to Burleigh Heads
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Adelaide-born French patisserie Aux Fines Bouches brings its sweet goodness to Burleigh Heads

For the past 12 years, pastry chef Richard Le Deunff, who hails from the north of France, has been delighting Adelaide locals with his eye-catching pastries, tarts and intricate cakes. Lucky for us Gold Coast folk, Richard and his wife Sophie opted for a sea change and decided to relocate their renowned patisserie north. Months of moving and construction all came to fruition earlier this week, with the duo opening the doors to their new pastry showroom and kitchen in Burleigh Heads. more

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New dining spot Mr. brings a touch of sophistication to Nobby Beach
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New dining spot Mr. brings a touch of sophistication to Nobby Beach

The Nobby Beach dining precinct is home to cafes, bars, burger joints, Italian, Greek, Mexican and Japanese eateries – but sisters Shonel Alloway and Kylie Fitzgerald, the owners of popular venues The Arc and Forreal Kitchen (which sit side by side on the southern roundabout) knew there was a piece of the puzzle missing. It needed a touch of sophistication – a space where locals could enjoy refined, modern-Australian fare and quality sips, away from the hustle and bustle. So, in a bid to fill the gap, they created Mr. more

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Australia's first Jamie Oliver's Pizzeria opens on the Gold Coast
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Australia’s first Jamie Oliver’s Pizzeria opens on the Gold Coast

The pizza ovens are officially firing at Australia's first-ever Jamie Oliver's Pizzeria, with the doors to the new Pacific Fair venue opening last weekend. The concept's flagship Gold Coast location (joining venues in Dubai, Portugal and India) marks the beginning of a nation-wide rollout of the casual pizza parlours, which are inspired by the famed British chef’s travels across Italy and are designed to deliver simple, honest and tasty food at an affordable price. more


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Love Can is on a mission to redeem the premixed drink
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Love Can is on a mission to redeem the premixed drink

Few beverages have as shaky a reputation as the premixed drink. It’s the troubled young star of spirits, associated with poor decisions and sickly sweet flavours. Pour one out at a party over the age of 25 and and risk raising a few brows. Where others saw a lost cause, Sydney distillery Poor Toms and Melbourne soft drink maker StrangeLove saw potential, so they came together to do the impossible – make a premixed drink that actually tastes good. The result is Love Can, which launched with an elegant trio of beverages that will make you rethink your premixed prejudices. more

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The round-up: top spots for a boozy brunch on the Gold Coast
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The round-up: top spots for a boozy brunch on the Gold Coast

That moment in between breakfast and lunch is truly one of the greatest moments of the day. We all know that brunch is best enjoyed with a cheeky splash of booze – the fact that it's socially acceptable to sip mimosas and bellinis at 10:00 am in the morning is a movement we are very much on board with. In the spirit of mid-morning sipping and snacking, we've put together a handy list of spots to enjoy a boozy brunch on the Gold Coast. more

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Former Society of Florida site home to new eatery Sandrino Kitchen & Bar
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Former Society of Florida site home to new eatery Sandrino Kitchen & Bar

Florida Gardens – the island pocket within Broadbeach Waters – has welcomed a new neighbourhood hub. What was originally the site of Society of Florida cafe (and most recently the Trembling Cup) has fallen into the hands of local duo Nenad Miljkovic and Sandra Ostojic, who quietly opened the doors to their first cafe venture Sandrino Kitchen & Bar earlier this month. more

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The round-up: Feeling fancy? Up the ante at the Gold Coast's best fine-dining restaurants (as voted by you!)
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The round-up: Feeling fancy? Up the ante at the Gold Coast’s best fine-dining restaurants (as voted by you!)

If you're searching for that special occasion restaurant, want to treat your significant other, or you and the crew are just feeling fancy and want to splash out on a fine feast, then this handy list will help you out. As part of the EAT/drink Awards 2019, we put the call out to Gold Coast locals to nominate and vote for their favourite places for fine dining. We've tallied the votes and are proud to bring you the top ten fine-dining restaurants on the Gold Coast – as voted by locals. more

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Mary's Malaysian arrives a Pacific Fair with flaky roti, laksa bowls and homestyle chicken chop
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Mary’s Malaysian arrives a Pacific Fair with flaky roti, laksa bowls and homestyle chicken chop

Unlike Thai, Japanese and Chinese, authentic Malaysian cuisine isn't quite as abundant on the Gold Coast. Slowly but surely, we're seeing more and more of this delicious Southeast Asian fare permeate the city, much to the delight of the growing number of roti-munching, laksa-loving locals. Those who fall into that ever-expanding category will be pleased to learn of the recent arrival of Mary's Malaysian – a new home-style eatery at Pacific Fair's The Patio precinct, which is the latest venue from the owners of popular street-food dispensary Roti & Buns. more

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Get merry with Good Pair Days' 12 Wines of Christmas Advent Calendar
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Get merry with Good Pair Days’ 12 Wines of Christmas Advent Calendar

When it comes to Christmas, there are two kinds of people. The kind that bust out Mariah and Buble and put the tree up mid-November because it's the most wonderful time of year, after all (there's no shame, you're amongst friends here) and then there's the other kind that refuse to acknowledge its existence until the week of and then grumble about the crammed carparks. No matter which camp you fall into, the 12 Wines of Christmas Advent Calendar from Good Pair Days is guaranteed to give you a little festive cheer. more

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From Byron to Burleigh – Asian diner and bar Light Years makes its Gold Coast debut
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From Byron to Burleigh – Asian diner and bar Light Years makes its Gold Coast debut

After leaving its mark on Byron Bay and Noosa with its flavour-packed fare, eclectic vibe and fun cocktails, modern Asian diner and bar Light Years has arrived on the Gold Coast. After months of construction, the duo behind the popular venues, Kim Stephen and Stephen Filipovic, have finally lifted the lid on the striking, pastel-hued space, which enjoys a sun-kissed address on Burleigh's Lower Gold Coast Highway (next to Commune cafe). more

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We’ll drink to that – Empirical Spirits is bringing a taste of Copenhagen to Australia
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We’ll drink to that – Empirical Spirits is bringing a taste of Copenhagen to Australia

Copenhagen is a kind of utopia where 62-percent of commuters ride bicycles, parental leave is 52 weeks long and interiors are so cosy they invented a new word to describe it – Hygge. It’s no surprise then, that this city is also home to Empirical Spirits, a company leading the spirits pack in flavour innovation. If Copenhagen is a little far to travel for your next knock-off drink, you needn’t worry. From Sunday December 1, Empirical Spirits will be available in bars, restaurants and retailers across Australia. more