Fine Wining & Vegan Dining
Grab your heels, put on some lipstick and head for the door - The finer things of life are coming to the Coast, and if you're willing to spend you're in for a treat. Palazzo Versace is opening it's doors for guests to indulge in gourmet Italian Cuisine during it's Gourmet Italian Food & Wine Festival, treating guests to several evenings of French Champagne and fine Italian feasting. Looking for something more budget friendly (we mean free)? Pull out your white clothes and head down to the Home of the Arts for their annual GLOW light show!
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.
Ten Places To Eat For $10 and Under
Everyone wants to live the high life, but when you’ve lived all weekend and you only have $10 left, you have to be a little creative. Well, rather than eat half of your friends food or conveniently forget your wallet during an outing, we’ve put together a list of ten restaurants on the Gold Coast with food for $10 or under – So you can still go out without breaking your wallet!
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.
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.
5 places to get a damn good cup o'joe
We live in a day and age where coffee snobby is absolutely a thing. If you can identify espresso flaws such as burnt grind, over & under extraction or dead shots, you'll know what we're talking about. The Gold Coast is very quickly proving themselves in the speciality coffee world, with knowledgable cafes opening up all over town. Forget starbucks or $2 brews from petrol stations, it's all about maple iced long blacks, thermogenic shotguns and matcha lattes. Here's a handful of places that'll get the caffeine tastebuds dancing...
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..
HELM BAR & BISTRO SURFERS PARADISE
Sitting pretty on the banks of the Nerang River, Helm Surfers Bar and Bistro is one of those easy breezy venues that ticks all the boxes. Once the Titanium nightclub, today the reinvigorated Helm Bar Surfers welcomes you with its nautical inspired decor, entertains you live music and nourish you with freshly caught seafood and smokehouse substance.
Locals Secrets Revealed
Don’t follow that yellow brick road! Travel off the beaten track and come a little closer as we unveil these top secret gems that only a local would know.
Sweet Dreams are made of Cheese at Double Zero
I was asked last week if I would like to attend a pizza making masterclass at Double Zero in Broadbeach. I was informed we would learn how to make authentic pizza (including our own dough) and be taught how to cook the pizza to Italian perfection, then eat and drink wine……...would I like to go? Surely this is a joke… OF COURSE I WANTED TO GO. PIZZA IS LIFE!