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GC Word on the Street #154

Wine, Dine & Have A Dang Good Time

GC Word on the Street #154

One of the fantastic things about living on the Gold Coast is that life is never boring. With beautiful beaches, incredible restaurants, quirky bars and plenty of events, we've always got something to do, somewhere to be! With new restaurants opening, Timezone officially returning and the Sanctuary Cove Film Fest coming back for another year running, we have plenty to look forward to!

Jamie Oliver's Pizzeria | Opening November 15th

Sweet dreams are made of cheese, pizza... And all things Jamie Oliver's! One of our all-time favourite Italian restaurants, Jamie's is officially opening in Pacific Fair on November 15th! Serving up fresh-made classic Italian Pizza's from 10am onwards, indulge in a slice of Vegetarian, Meat-Lovers, Cheese or Bruschetta Pizza, with plenty of comfy seating perfect for those post-movie pizza dates! Featuring a washed wood feel with plenty of neon lighting, as well as an open kitchen so you can see all of the pizza magic happening, we can guarantee you'll fall in love with the space as soon as you walk inside... So I guess we'll see you soon!

Timezone Re-Opens

We all have memories of spending childhood weekends among the arcade games in Timezone, heading there for a birthday party or simply killing a few hours inside the brightly-lit space before an event. Closing recently for a much-needed revamp, Timezone officially opened once again to the public last weekend - And let us tell you, you need to get down there ASAP! Covering a whopping 5000 square metres and proudly boasting over 300 of the latest games, Timezone has transformed itself into one of the hottest Arcade spaces in Australia, with everything from classic arcade games to the newest arcade technology for everyone to enjoy. Also bringing back their famous Bumper Cars, as well as Mini Golf, Lazer Tag and more,grab your friends and head on down for the ultimate afternoon of competition - You never know, you might even get a major prize out of it!

New Eco-Friendly Store

We're always looking for ways to become a little more eco-friendly in our day-to-day lives - So we were stoked when Biome announced that it was opening it's first store down on the Gold Coast! Located down in the Brickworks Centre, Biome is all about providing Gold Coasters with realistic ways to live a more #zerowaste lifestyle, stocking everything from canvas bags and lunchboxes to zero waste skin-care and makeup for the ultimate zero-waste space! Dedicating their space to helping us use less plastic, you'll also find TerraCycle containers to help recycle your used materials, as well as eco-friendly threads and even a huge range of DIY classes to teach you how to make your own zero-waste products at home!

Bistro 19

If you've ever been to the Marine Village in Sanctuary Cove, chances are you've been into Cafe 19 at some stage for brunch. Well, we have some good news for you - They've just re-opened their doors once more after a stunning revamp! Boasting a stunning new interior complete with exposed brick and gold accents, you'll feel immediately at home in the relaxed, easy-going atmosphere, with a beautiful menu and bright interior perfect for those mid-week brunch dates. Not just revamping their interior space, their menu has also had a serious remodel, with a totally drool-worthy range of breakfast, brunch and lunch foods available for us to sink our teeth into. Serving up waffles, haloumi stacks, and golden corn fritters, as well as Salmon Fettuccini and the famous Club Sandwich, you'll fall in love with the new additions, as well as their coffee (which is some of the best in the village!). Oh, and did we mention they're now open for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights? We know where we'll be!

Sanctuary Film Festival | November 21 - 24

Calling all film-makers, movie-buffs and lovers of a good time - the fabulous Sanctuary Film Festival is coming back to Sanctuary Cove this month! Running over one weekend, the Marine Village will put on a four stunning days of entertainment, Q&A sessions, awards and film features, with over 200 films from all over the world set to show on the big screens. Showcasing the incredible feature film Whaling starring Tom Felton and Tammin Sursok, as well as dozens of other documentaries, feature films, short films and kid-friendly entertainment, we can guarantee you'll find films that you love everywhere you look, with some of the world's best short film talent coming together for one unforgettable weekend! Surrounded by stunning cafe's and restaurants full of drool-worthy dishes and plenty of drinks, why not grab your gal pals and make a weekend out of it!

About the Author

Aimee Higgins

Aimee Higgins

I'm a creative at heart - I love reading, I love writing and I love my social media! I spend the majority of my time sipping coffee and finding the next best cafe, but when I get a second off chances are I'll be brunching at my local or running off to whatever event is on that night! During Summer you can find me sipping coffee and tanning down by Burleigh Beach, and in Winter I'll be skiing the slopes of Perisher or buried under a mountain of blankets with chocolate and a good book.