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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

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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

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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
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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

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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

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An icon revived – Surfers Paradise Beer Garden's multi-million-dollar transformation unveiled
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An icon revived – Surfers Paradise Beer Garden’s multi-million-dollar transformation unveiled

The Surfers Paradise Beer Garden. Oh, the memories. No matter what age you are, if you're a Gold Coast local then chances are you've ventured inside the long-standing watering hole at least once in your life. This week, the iconic site will enter into an exciting new era, with owners ALH Group to officially unveil its multi-million-dollar transformation in a bid to return the Surfers Paradise Beer Garden to its former glory. Here's a peek inside ahead of its opening this Friday August 16. more

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The round-up: must-try restaurants in Broadbeach
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The round-up: must-try restaurants in Broadbeach

From sophisticated fine dining to iconic Italian eateries and specialty steakhouses, there's really no shortage of dining options in Broadbeach. Within the suburb lies mini precincts like The Oracle, The Oasis, The Star Gold Coast and the Surf Parade strip, which are each dotted with a fine collection of venues for all tastes and budgets. To make it easy, we've put together a handy list of must-try restaurants in Broadbeach, all for your eating pleasure. Keen for more? Explore our Stumble Guide to discover what else Broadbeach has to offer. more

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As fresh as it gets – Farm & Co puts its own produce on plates with its new on-site cafe
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As fresh as it gets – Farm & Co puts its own produce on plates with its new on-site cafe

It's known as 'the sunflower place', but Cudgen's Farm & Co is so much more than an Instagrammer's haven. The fully operational family-owned-and-run Kingscliff farm first started out as a small roadside stall at the front of the property, selling organic produce plucked straight from its rich, red soil. Soon after, its glorious sunflower fields began attracting hoards of locals and visitors clamouring to capture the sea of yellow while in bloom. Recently, owner Michele Stephens and her 'farm-ily' opened the doors to Farm & Co's newest addition – an on-site cafe that's delivering a farm-to-fork experience in its purest form. more