NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD EATERY & BAR
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.
New Taphouse & Grill on the Broadwater Esplanade
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!
Ten Best Burgers On The Coast
The Gold Coast's range of Burger Restaurants is almost endless, and there's no wonder why - We can't get enough! Stuffed with beef, bacon, onion rings and even donuts, the Coast is full of greasy goodness perfect for filling even the strangest of cravings. But with every good burger, there's a bad one, and not everybody has the time or money to sample every Burger from Coomera to Coolangatta (even though we all want to). So we've done it for you, and made a list of the ten best Gold Coast Eateries truly worthy of the name Burger Bar.
The Hottest New Hotel On Main Beach
Standing proudly above the crowd on Beach Road in the centre of Surfers Paradise, The Island Boutique Hotel certainly lives up to its name. Recently renovated with a brand new facelift, this hotel has more style than Victoria Beckham and more glam than Kim Kardashian.
Not every menu tasting is alike and if you haven’t already experienced the ever-opulent Seaduction Restautant + Bar located inside Peppers Soul in Surfers Paradise, do yourself a flavour and book. We were lucky enough to experience the multi course Winter tasting menu whilst overlooking uninterrupted views of Gold Coast’s glistening beaches.
Shake it Off!
Winter is here, the flowers are growing (it's the GC), but still, no sign of boys in your yard. After last year’s disappointing harvest, you’re slightly worried. Will they ever bloom? Well, fear not, the Gold Coast is home to an array of sumptuous, satisfying milkshakes (damn right, they’re better than yours) that suit all tastes. Whether you’re seeking decadent delights, refreshing treats, or just a good old fashioned brain freeze (drinking slowly is for squares) the Gold Coast has you covered. Follow this guide, and your yard is sure to become a veritable hotspot in no time.
To tick off your 'to-dine' list
A rise in niche dining experiences creates intimate and unhurried settings
One of the Gold Coast’s greatest properties is the way it balances coastal relaxation with vibrant nightlife. Doors swing open to buzzing streets, electric with the murmurs of Friday and Saturday night.
There’s something for everyone – from collective dining to innovative dishes, brought home from other lands. Just as you thought you had checked all the hottest spots off your to-dine list, a new venue pops up around every corner.
Come with us now to the world of fine dining. Where the wine list is as long as your arm and your chair is tucked beneath you, just so. Where waiters will gently place a blanket-sized napkin on your lap and listen attentively while you place your order, as if your mere words are music to their ears. You'll be treated like royalty and eat food fit for a king. Yes friends, it's time to get a little fancy, and indulge in some tip top nosh with the best of Gold Coast's fine dining.
Bucket list for alcohol-free fun
We champion anyone who can go a whole weekend without a glass of something bubbly. That's why we have made a bucket list for all those who are strong in will power. We salute you.
Prepare Yourself (and Stomach)
We have taken the burden upon ourselves to try all the best buffets in town (I know, it's a tough job but someone has to do it) and we've picked the best for your tasting pleasure.
Best of Eat, Sip, Stay, Treat & Play
Mermaid Beach is the most happening suburb on the coast at the moment! There are new venues opening weekly and with a mix of the Southern Gold Coasts chill vibes and Northern Gold Coasts modern-buzzing side, it holds a unique character.All this topped off of course by the whimsical name, what isn't there to love? If you need more convincing though keep reading..
Burgers That Are Better Than Sex
They’re hot, they’re sexy, they’re sultry and juicy. Inviting us to devour them with their tantalising looks and glistening buns. Getting saucy and begging us to take them all at once. Oh, yeah baby, put your burger in my bun and wrap a napkin round your neck to catch that drool, this is Burger Porn at its best! Just you try to look at these beauties without a stirring in your loins and a rumble in your tummy.
Top 10 Taquerias
Hola amigos and amigas! It’s time for us to name and blame the Gold Coast cantinas that have made us mad for Mexican. Tacos, burritos, fajitas and margaritas; these are the goods that we’re lusting over with the passion of a fiery Spanish lover.
Meat-Free and Marvellous
It’s time to move over meat, vegetables are back and they’re sexier than ever! Not only is a vegetarian diet great news for the chickens and cows of the world, it is also great for your own health and the health of the planet. Now is the time to become a hip-hop-happening herbivore by trying out these vegetarian and vegan venues.
Get swept up in seduction
Step into another world full of edge and seduction with the new elegant edition to the Nobby’s beach scene. The Maven Bar has dazzled its way into our hearts with its modern twist on 1930s allure and speakeasy style, specialising in whisky, wine and tapas (these are a few of my favourite things).