Ultimate Local GC Business Guide During Coronavirus
GC's Guide to supporting local businesses
Isn't life wild at this point in time?! COVID-19 really doesn't want us thriving in the new decade, huh? Word on the street is... our beloved local small businesses are truly going through it with extreme changes because of this outbreak. Much-needed community support is required and fortunately, we can do our part in showing our deepest support - even if it's from a distance!
Local Gold Coast businesses in various industries are getting hit hard due to the global pandemic. But amongst all the commotion, all the uncertainty, we know the best thing we can do is look out for each other in this trying time. We're all in this together! *cue High School Musical dance break*...
Consider this your ultimate guide to What’s Open on the GC and the ways you can continue to support these awesome local businesses.
BARS / RESTAURANTS
Due to recent Government orders, the hospitality industry has sadly been directed to close down temporarily. There will be no in-door dining, however, the following restaurants are still offering takeaway and delivery options! Check them out and continue to support our local hospitality friends!
Balboa Italian | Palm Beach
Don't know about you, but the one thing that will fill our hearts and help ease our minds off what's going on right now is... carbs. Bolboa Italian is still open for takeaway only and extending delivery services to more areas (from Bilinga to Burleigh). They are offering FREE delivery to Palm Beach, Currumbin, Currumbin Waters, Elanora, Tugun, Bilinga, Burleigh Heads and Burleigh Waters. To order, simply hop online or call (07) 56592282 and pay via credit card over the phone. Oh and they have also launched Balboa-At-Home! Now you can enjoy alll the pasta, alll the pizza and indulge in your Balboa deliveries from the comfort of your home.
Burgster | Palm Beach
Burgster has closed its restaurants for dining but they will be operating as takeaway and pick up only! The whole menu is up for takeaway - with the takeaway window opening from 11AM till close. They will be accepting orders through call - (07) 55250537 and text - 0466897356. Burgster has put together some family packs for you and your fam to enjoy hearty comfort foods absolutely risk-free. Only card payment is accepted and please always practice social distancing while waiting for takeaway - it's the Burgster protocol!
Burleigh Pavilion | Burleigh
This GC hot spot is now offering a takeaway menu. A dream come true for all of us as we stick to social distancing practices. From 9am till late, you'll be able to still enjoy your favourite beachside eats, just minus the view. Pickup and delivery only. To order call (07) 56619050 - Burleigh Pavilion is also now delivering to Burleigh Heads, Burleigh Waters, Palm Beach and Miami.
Harry's Steak Bistro | Burleigh
Enjoy Harry's from home! This treasured local is providing an entire takeaway menu available from Mon- Sat 5pm till late and Sunday's 12pm till late. You can ring up and order anything from their menu - They'll prepare your pick-up and delivery orders so you can enjoy your beef, booze, and banter at home.
Jimmy Wah's | Burleigh
Wahhhht?! We can fine dine with Jimmy's delicious food at home? Yesss. You'll still be able to take Jimmy back to your place! Their entire menu is available for takeaway, so you can still satisfy your senses at home. A recent partnership with Deliveroo will make Jimmy Wah's more accessible to locals in the community! Order online through Deliveroo or contact (07) 56591180 to order takeaway - available from Tues to Sat 5pm - 8pm.
Lucky Bao | Mermaid Waters
This much-loved Asian eatery is offering their full menu for home delivery! For those areas that can't get bao's delivered through Uber, Lucky Bao is introducing delivery drop and dash! Call through your order (a minimum of $30) and Lucky Bao will dash to Burleigh, Nobby's, Miami, Robina, Varsity and Surfers to deliver your food ($5 delivery fee). Place your orders in from 5pm-8pm! - every night of the week excluding Tuesdays.
Main Wave Restaurant | Main Beach
Remaining open from Wednesdays to Saturdays for takeaway and home deliveries only - at no extra delivery cost! Call through on (07) 5591 5561 to get your lunch or dinner delivered to Main Beach and Paradise Waters for free with a further 10% off Main Wave's menu prices.
Mamasan Kitchen + Bar | Broadbeach
There's nothing like 'Mama's' cooking. Mamasan's entire menu is being offered as takeaway as well as free, contactless home delivery! Delivery areas include Broadbeach, Broadbeach Waters, Surfers Paradise, Mermaid Beach, Mermaid Waters, Nobby Beach and Clear Island Waters! You can also receive a 10% discount if you choose to order online and pick up in-store or at the Oracle Boulevard drive-thru point. Place and pay for your orders through phone on (07) 55275700 for 5pm-8:30pm daily!
Project Tokyo | Mermaid Waters
Project Tokyo has had to temporarily close its doors. However, this modern-Japanese restaurant will still be selling vouchers online for their grand reopening as soon as they're able to return! Jump onto their website now to look forward to the future. You'll wanna be prepared to eat delicious Japanese food for when they make a comeback!
Restaurant Labart | Burleigh
Restaurant Labart has turned to LabartAtHome. This popular Burleigh restaurant will be cooking home-style meals you can preorder and pick up (cut off time for orders is 5pm the day prior). Meals will be cooked each morning by Labart's dedicated chefs and they will be capping the number of meals per day to ensure no wastage. Labart will be serving both vegetarian and pescatarian dishes in the coming weeks to ensure you're staying nourished and healthy during this time.
Social Eating House + Bar | Broadbeach
The North Room | Mermaid Beach
The North Room is accepting preorders and payments for meals directly through their website. All orders are made to go and need to be in by 6pm the night prior - available from Wednesdays to Saturdays.
COFFEE & CAFES
Bam Bam Bakehouse | Mermaid Beach
Phone ahead, tap and go. This beloved bakery is happily delivering coffee and croissants to your car or to the comfort of your home through online orders.
Blackboard | Varsity Lakes
Blackboard will be open daily from 6:30am to 12:30pm. With an ever-changing menu, they will still be making great coffee and yummy food, all for takeaway - with cabinet and kitchen food options still available!
Custard Canteen | Palm Beach
You can still satisfy that sweet tooth craving without even having to venture outside. Offering great customer service like phone ahead orders (0474008562) for delivery straight to your car window or pre-orders online to skip the queue in-store. Check out the baked goodies from this creekside bakehouse - open daily for takeaway only 6:30am-2:30pm!
Elk Espresso | Broadbeach
Elk Espresso (iconic for delicious and instagram-able breakfast food) are now only offering takeaway for food and drink orders! Phone through your orders on (07) 55388822 beforehand if you want and visit instore to pick up your takeaway everyday from 6am-2pm. UberEATS will be live as soon as possible with an all-day menu to deliver all of your long-time Elk faves.
Morena Espresso | Mermaid Beach
The coolest Latin-Kiwi inspired cafe on the Coast is still same-same, just a little different - now offering only takeaway! They're here to stay open for as long as they can and make sure you feel comfortable while you still get that coffee fix! They will be serving up delicious coffee and gluten-free goodies straight to the comfort of your car! Simply text through your order to 0421486915 and they'll happily bring it out to you!
Third Base | Palm Beach
The team at Third Base is here to support us in this difficult time! This amazing local GC cafe has introduced Third Base Market Place. They have been working closely with their wholesale suppliers to provide 'grocery packages' to all locals as they understand there is a shortage of essential items at the supermarket. Packaged fresh produce, meat and pantry items will be available to order and pay online through the Third Base app for next day pick up or delivery!
ARTS / MUSIC
Those within the arts, entertainment and music industry have had to courageously cancel or postpone upcoming events to ensure the safety of all. It's extremely important to support these many artists who are deeply affected by this outbreak.
HOTA, Home Of The Arts is stepping up to show solidarity within the creative community in response to this. The HOTA Artist Response Fund aims to provide an amazing opportunity for Gold Coast-based artists, collectives and organisations to develop a creative idea they might have formulated or have been working on - with HOTA's assistance on these projects.
The aim is to execute creative development and presentation at speed. HOTA is offering up to $1000 cash for a project that takes up to and no longer than one week to deliver. HOTA will proudly present these projects and may use them in the future for promotional purposes on their digital platforms.
Like HOTA, so much of the community is dedicated to continuing supporting artists and art-making in these tough times. So if you are an artist yourself, (or if you have friends in the creative industry - let them know about this awesome initiative!) head to HOTA for further details!
Now more than ever, your favourite local boutiques and retailers need your support - you can never have enough clothing, right?! Make your way on down to some of the coolest boutiques on the Coast.
About A Girl | Nobby Beach
Business will trade as normal at this long-loved local treasure in Nobby Beach. Their style and pieces reflect the chilled and beachy lifestyle of the Coast.
Love St | Miami
Check out their beautiful vintage inspired showroom which is located inside another local favourite, Miami Marketta. Love St has an outdoor venue and business will run as usual.
White Bohemian | Palm Beach
If your style is boho chic, White Bohemian is the place to find your next outfit. They are happily offering 40% off their items for 3 days only and on top of that free shipping!! You can wear now and pay later with Afterpay and Zippay payment options in store aswell! Feel free to buy online and for all locals, call the lovely girls on 0411777633 and they'll run out your fabulous clothes to you while you're safe and comfortable in your car!
Burleigh Heads is renowned for its surfing culture along with stunning beach views and treasured bars/restaurants. However, James Street Burleigh is home to a strip of boutique shops that brings in just as much of a crowd. Now's the time to support the following home-grown charming boutiques and artistic local designers. Help keep their doors open - all the latest threads, artisan homewares and accessories are there waiting for you.
Open and business as usual. Contactless transactions in store and if you prefer to shop online, you can find almost all of the same beautiful pieces online as in store. You can also phone Bird On A Wire on (07) 56591525 during business hours to process your order. Free express shipping over $100!
This beautiful boutique of summery prints and gorgeous pieces is trading as normal. Visit the beautiful store and check out their latest styles.
Providing individual and affordable fashion for modern women of all ages. Blue Muse is dedicated to handpicking their stock collection and supports local Australian designers. They now take orders over the phone, so get in quick to reserve your dream piece.
Emte is promising to remain open for as long as possible. It's easy to keep your distance in a boutique environment and what you'll find in the big malls, you'll find here too!
Timeless pieces and classiness resides at Sean Scott boutique. Obsess over the dreamy clothes and tones in store, or phone orders are welcome!
Tides Boutique is running as usual. Come for a visit on your way to your morning walk along the beach and support this awesome clothing boutique!
The Good Guide wishes for everyone to stay healthy and stay safe during this unpredictable time. And for the love of local, we encourage that you get behind local businesses and show support in any way that you can! We know there are many, many local businesses who would deeply appreciate any support, so we will be updating this as necessary.
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Steph craves nothing more than the finer things in life – all things artistry, beauty, luxury and comfort. She is the true embodiment of big Taurus energy. Ruled by the love planet Venus, she finds pleasure in anything that excites her senses - succulent food, lavish aesthetics, rnb music and sweet scents. She doesn’t even need Netflix to chill as she reflects her earthy nature by enjoying serenity and is content in the comfort of her home. She loooves to let her hair down, have a good time and channels her inner-Beyoncé whenever she needs!