Egg’cellent Easter Activities
Sip sip hooray, the Easter long weekend is almost here. It's been a long year already, and it's time to have some fun in the sun, sip some cocktails, eat seafood and share time with loved ones.
Here's a guide to what's hot this Easter on the Gold Coast and beyond. Get some Vitamin sea and hop to where the fun is at to support our local legends, especially after recent Qld Covid cases.
Chai New Things
We’re spilling the beans on the most popular coffee shops that you have to try on the Gold Coast. I can’t espresso how much coffee beans mean to the people on the Gold Coast…and how much my puns suck, but there’s no use crying over spilt milk. Coffee culture is a massive deal on the GC, and we want you to get involved. C’mon and chai new things, because it’s better latte than never!
Keep it yum and fun with these GC smoothie bowl options!
Keeping to your New Year's Resolution diet should be easy, and it can be. Smoothie bowls, or acai bowls if you're fancy, are an easy way to up the nutrition in your diet and give you a little kick in the health department. Don't know where to get one? We can help you out, with this decisive list of the best places on the GC to get your bowl on!
GC things to do to make your lover swoon
Ahhh, Valentine’s Day. It’s one of those days people (generally single women) either scoff at and rolls their eyes when the flower deliveries start appearing on everyone’s desks at work, or it’s a day where couples can actually show a bit of affection for each other without being seen as soppy idiots. Either way, the Gold Coast is brimming with fun-filled or quirky things to do with your lover (or yourself, if you are one of those eye-rollers) this 14th of February.
Kale Yeah! GC's Best Vegetarian & Vegan Places
The absolute best vego and vegan finds on the GC.
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.