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[NEW] Old Tom Restaurant + Bar

Let the good times be-gin

[NEW] Old Tom Restaurant + Bar

Look what the cat dragged in... Have you met Old Tom yet? The newest fine dining and classic London gin bar to hit the streets of Broadbeach on the Gold Coast.

Top Goal Kicking Tips

5 Tips For Maintaining Motivation In 2018

Top Goal Kicking Tips

So how are those new years goals going? It's February already, and I'm sure most of us are struggling to keep working out, saving money or eating better. I mean, let's be real - 'new year, new year' only lasts a few weeks before we all slip back into our old ways, and we promise ourselves that we'll do better next year. I'm sure many of us have goals that we've been trying to do for the last five years but have never managed to actually finish. You've promised yourself that this year is the year that you'll do it - But how do we get the motivation to eat better, work out more and save more all year long?

Your Chinese New Years Guide

Nine Asian Restaurants You Have To Visit This Chinese New Year

Your Chinese New Years Guide

If you're looking for an excuse to go out for Chinese food this weekend, we've got the answer - It's Chinese New Year! Chinese culture is full of vibrant colours, incredible entertainment, and our personal favourite, delicious dumplings. Besides watching dragon dances and listening to Chinese music we'll be eating our weight in Asian food this weekend, and with plenty of incredible Asian restaurants to choose from, we're sure you will be too!

GC Word on the Street #66

Coffee, Cafes and Circuses!

GC Word on the Street #66

New food, few fun and new ways to spend your Friday night. The month of love is here, and the Gold Coast has it all. With romance around every corner, new cafes and restaurants are popping up ready to feed your foodie friend, and with plenty of new shows from Coomera to Cooly, there's plenty to experience too. From crafted coffee and fine feasts to circuses and even smiling seals, it's impossible to pick one thing this month... So grab your wallet and put on some loose pants, because it's time to see (and eat) it all!

Valentines Day Foodie Guide

Find Your Perfect Valentines Day Feast

Valentines Day Foodie Guide

Love is in the air! It's February already, and it's almost time to dress up, grab your date and head out to enjoy all the romance that Valentines Day has to offer. If you (or your date) is more of a foodie than a thrill-seeker, chances are your Valentines is going to consist of food, food and more food. With nine romantic dining experiences to choose from. we guarantee you and your date will roll away loved up and happy.

GC Word on the Street #65

Food, Glorious Food

GC Word on the Street #65

Getting fit is nice.... But trying all the new food that the Coast has to offer is even better! We've kicked off 2018 with festivals and fun, and now it's time for the food. With Asian fusion and even food trucks popping up all along our beaches, we're busy stuffing our faces with some of the best new food that the Coast has to offer - And we think you'll love it too.

‘MUSIC AND MOVEMENT ESCAPES’

Pete Murray & Benny Owen's Exclusive Wellness Retreat

‘MUSIC AND MOVEMENT ESCAPES’

Pete Murray and Benny Owen are excited to present their unprecedented joint venture Music and Movement Escapes, a four night exclusive wellness retreat, with a unique focus on fitness, wellbeing and the joys of music. The first retreat (which includes a beach front gig on Valentine’s Day) will take place from Monday February 12 to Friday February 16, 2018, and will be held at the enviable 5 star Byron Bay resort, Elements of Byron Resort and Spa.

GC Word on the Street #64

Shows, Sundays & Straya Day!

GC Word on the Street #64

New year, new Sunday sessions, and new ways to kick back and enjoy the weekend. Sunday sessions are going on all across the coast, and if you haven't been yet, it's time you did. Put your feet up and enjoy live music, sipping as you welcome in the new week. With drinks, incredible performances and even a public holiday on the way, there's plenty of ways to enjoy yourself this week - So make the most of it!

HELLO BARRIO BYRON BAY

NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD EATERY & BAR

HELLO BARRIO BYRON BAY

On 21 December 2017, Tristan and Kassia Grier (Harvest Newrybar, Sparrow Coffee), Dan Wyllie (Flinders Lane NYC, Saxon + Parole NYC), and Chef Francisco Smoje (Francisco's Table) launch Barrio eatery and bar at Habitat in Byron Bay's Industrial Estate. Barrio meaning "neighbourhood" in Spanish is designed to feel like a home from home, bringing together the local community in a relaxed environment for all-day dining.

GC Word on the Street #63

Fashion, Festivals, Food!

GC Word on the Street #63

Fashion, Performances, Art! January 2018 is all about bringing bigger and better things to the Coast, and with some of the worlds best designers and performers right on our doorstep, it's time we went out! From gourmet delights at the Food & Wine Expo to performances so good you might just cry, this weekend is full of things to get us out of the house - So why not go and do it!

Top 2018 Gold Coast Events

The Best Food, Festivals and Fun of 2018

Top 2018 Gold Coast Events

From festivals and food to alcohol and art, 2017 was a whirlwind of new bars, new entertainment and new ways to enjoy the best that the Coast has to offer. Whether you're a foodie, a fashionista, a film buff, or you just want to get out a bit more, we've got your social life sorted this year. All you need to organise is your date!

REGIFT UNWANTED CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

FOR A GREATER PURPOSE WITH St VdP

REGIFT UNWANTED CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

They say it's better to give than receive... give Vinnies any unwanted gifts and get not only a warm fuzzy feeling in return but a little somethin' somethin' that you will love - a cool experience! *wink wink

Sounds good? Read on my friends....

ONLINE gifting website Gift It Now has partnered with St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland (Vinnies) to give Gold Coast locals the opportunity to regift unwanted Christmas presents to those less fortunate with the launch of its ‘Gift Exchange’ program.

Locals are encouraged to get involved with Gift It Now’s Gift Exchange by visiting Vinnies shops at Burleigh, Nerang, Arundel, Tugun and Palm Beach with their unwanted or un-needed Christmas haul from Monday, January 8 to Sunday, January 14.

GC's Best Independent Boutiques

Fashion at Your Front Door

GC's Best Independent Boutiques

Sometimes it feels like there’s a surf store popping up around every corner. Luckily, you can locate a few diamond designers that cater for the liberated. This one is for the free-spirited and non-conformists.

GC Word on the Street #62

Sips, Shows and Celebrations

GC Word on the Street #62

Well, it's that time of year again. Happy New Year! From sipping and celebrating with friends to partying the night away, The first few weeks of January are all about celebration. Enjoy your final days of freedom with A Night at the musical, or shake off the week with Cabana Bar's Tropical Tiki Tastes. Bring on the weekend!

Hello 4 Birds Local

New Taphouse & Grill on the Broadwater Esplanade

Hello 4 Birds Local

4 Birds Local – Taphouse & Grill is the newest kid on the block. Located in the heart of Paradise Point, on the Broadwater Esplanade. This perfectly lit, cool, comfortable European-inspired neighbourhood boutique tavern allows its patrons to dine alfresco or sit up high and enjoy the stunning park and Broadwater views from the elevated inside viewing space. 4 Birds Local specialise in craft beer and share food and offer the option of full table service or bar food fare. How good is that!