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    Up Cups Coffee Lounge 0

    1 Yaun Street, Coomera, Queensland 4209

    If you want a sure bet on a place for a coffee and quick bite to eat in Coomera, go to Up Cups. For first time café owners Serena and Tim Polley, who had always wanted to own a café, Up Cups is a dream in the making. “We lived in Yaun Street, and we […]

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    Cicchetti Pizza + Pasta Bar 0

    Shop 2G01 Capri on Via Roma, 15 Via Roma, Isle of Capri, Queensland 4215

    Situated on the southern face of Capri on Via Roma, Cicchetti Pizza + Pasta Bar is an elegant masculine space. Owners Marco De Vincentiis and Luca Giacomin bring years of restaurant ownership, management and impeccable service to Cicchetti, ensuring that you’ll be well looked after. Pizza and pasta are the Italian dishes we love, but […]

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    Local & Co. 0

    Shop 6, 20 – 22 Tedder Avenue, Main Beach, Queensland 4217

    There was a time in the ‘90s when Tedder Avenue, Main Beach, was the ‘eat street’ of the Gold Coast – the locale with the trendiest bars and the best hatted restaurants. But with rents skyrocketing out of control, young restaurateurs took their chances elsewhere, minimising their risk by opening casual dining establishments in cheaper […]

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    Soul Surfers Paradise, 8 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise Queensland 4217

    Overlooking Surfers Paradise beach in the stylish Soul building, Seaduction is one of the most salubrious restaurants on the Gold Coast. Given its profile, it’s ironic that finding Seaduction can be quite a mission. With several entrances to the building marked by rather oblique signage, take the wrong lift or escalator and you may find […]

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    Hatch & Co 0

    75 Surf Parade, The Oasis, Broadbeach

    When Brisbane’s big guns stake a claim on Gold Coast real estate, we know that the dining market’s heating up. This year’s opening of Hatch & Co under the Oasis in Broadbeach by the Moubment Group, whose portfolio includes the Lychee Lounge, Laruche Bar, Gerard’s Bistro and The Apo, attracted keen interest. Far from the […]

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    Salt Meats Cheese 1

    The 4217, 10 Beach Road, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

    There’s nothing sexier than men preparing food. Especially Mediterranean men preparing really good rustic whole food. The ladies know it. They saunter in just before midday, hips swinging slowly, arms extended, looking for him. ‘Where’s Alessandro?’ Young and gorgeous, he crosses the restaurant to meet them, a huge smile lighting his face before being enveloped […]

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    Balter Beer Dinner at The Glenelg Public House 0

    Cnr Glenelg Ave., 2460 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach, Queensland 4218

    We’re dining tonight at The Glenelg Public House, a moody man cave if ever there was one. With its masculine industrial vibe, it’s a fitting home for a mythical beast, ‘the other David’ (not Bowie) the labyrinth-dwelling minotaur, poised on one wall. It’s the place I’d take a bloke on a first date, if I […]

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    Hideaway Kitchen & Bar 1

    2657 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218

    Hidden away behind a rather bland concrete-rendered façade, Hideaway Kitchen & Bar is the latest addition to the Gold Coast’s Asian street food scene. It’s the dark backstreets of Asia that co-owner Scott Imlach visits in his latest restaurant; those shady alleys with overhanging awnings and neon sign lit dodgy bars, with hawker food carts […]

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    High Coffee at The Intercontinental 1

    Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, Manor Circle, Sanctuary Cove, Hope Island Queensland 4212

    For years blokes have been missing out on one of the ‘sweet’ spots of life: High Tea. High tea is for the girls, I figure. Somehow it feels like a very cultured thing to do, dressed up in high heels and short skirts to celebrate a hen’s afternoon or baby shower. A shame, really, if […]

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    Jimmy Wah’s 0

    1724 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads, Queensland 4220

    “Good morning, Vietnam!” Jimmy Wah’s brings a huge smile to our face. Not only is it a sideways nod to the local GI bar in the 1987 movie Good Morning, Vietnam, but its combination of talented owners – Jake Cooley, highly regarded former head chef of Social Eating House + Bar and Shelly Greaves, former […]

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    The Avenue 0

    The Mark Building, 3 – 15 Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

    Some deaths are slow and painful; others bring a new beginning. For Vince and Michael Russo, our longest running licensed nightclub bar and restaurant owners, closing The Avenue in Surfers Paradise came as a huge shock, soon replaced by the excitement and challenge of re-establishing the venue across the road in new premises with a […]

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    Society of Florida 0

    1 Naranga Avenue, Broadbeach Waters, Queensland 4218

    Every community wants a ‘local’; a coffee shop or restaurant where they can meet friends for a coffee or light meal without too much hassle. Now the Florida Gardens enclave, a sub-set of Broadbeach Waters, has gained just that! Society of Florida is the latest venture from Burleigh Social’s Jarrod Barnett and Kane Gibson, bringing […]

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    Rare Delights – A Month of Truffles at Cucina Vivo 0

    Jupiters Gold Coast, Broadbeach Island, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218

    It’s winter, which means it’s the month for truffles, and we’re heading to Cucina Vivo in Jupiter’s Hotel & Casino to enjoy a ‘truffle feast’. It’s been a slow love affair for me. To be perfectly honest, you’d never pick a truffle for a first date! A large, darkish blob covered in wart-like nodules hiding […]

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    N3 Tapas Bar 0

    Shop 33, Marine Mirage, 74 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach, Queensland 4217

    There are many ways to choose where you want to dine: food, vibe, service, friends, location. For us, location is the most negotiable, and food the least so. If the food is ordinary (or worse), nothing else can make up. Smash the food, service and atmosphere off the charts and you’re on a winner. N3 […]

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    Griffith Street Larder 0

    Shop 9, The Strand, 85 Griffith Street, Coolangatta, Queensland 4225

    Sometimes a new owner can bring a breath of fresh air into a place. That’s the feeling we get with Griffith Street Larder. Early in 2016, Kylie and Dennis Bastos settled on the Gold Coast leaving Melbourne’s cold winters behind. Their purchase of the already successful Larder, formerly owned by the crew from Blackboard Coffee, […]

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    Caldera Dinner 0

    Cudgen Rd, Kingscliff NSW 2487

    “Set on the red clay of Cudgen, this year’s Black Tie Dinner will take your tastebuds on a journey from the Caldera to the sea. A panoramic palate of the valleys of contrast, the menu will encompass a selection of local produce and flavours of cultural significance.”   It may seem an unlikely venue for […]

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    Salt Village, 1 Bells Boulevard, Kingscliff, NSW 2847

    Do you know where your food is grown? When you tuck into that pitaya bowl surrounded by fruit, do you know which ‘rock star’ farmer harvested it for you? The Tweed Coast is part of the food bowl surrounding the Gold Coast, with the area’s food production, café and restaurant industries increasing in interest to […]

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    Songbirds 0

    Lot 10, Tamborine Mountain Rd, North Tamborine, Queensland 4272

    If there’s one place which truly encapsulates local cuisine, it’s Songbirds. Barely a thirty-minute drive from the centre of the Gold Coast, Songbirds is one of our most lauded restaurants, the winner of numerous awards and even ‘Restaurant of the Year’ within its twenty-year history. Without doubt, it’s one of our most beautiful venues as […]

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    Cardamom Pod Brickworks 0

    Brickworks Centre, 3/3 Brolga Ave, Southport, Queensland 4217

    When Cardamom Pod Broadbeach began serving à la carte breakfasts, the Gold Coast’s vegan/vegetarian dining scene took a massive turn skywards. With beautifully presented, nutritious meals made to order, Cardamom Pod converted a throng of fans, their fruit and flower laden ‘Pod’ breakfast bowl being named one of the best dishes on the Coast. In […]

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    Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants, Gold Coast 3

    The vegetarian dining scene has flourished during the past few years, particularly on the southern end of the Gold Coast. Elsewhere on this site we’ve looked at food trends – the growing awareness of provenance and sustainability, education and healthier food habits. Gone are the days when ordering a vegetarian meal drew the expectation of […]

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