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  • Glenelg 10B

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    Every second person has an opinion on how to cook steak. Yet we’re surprised how many stuff it up. Then again, every other person has a preference as to how they like their steak cooked! So, a seemingly simple task of cooking a steak for dinner can be fraught with possible disaster. ‘Learn from the […]

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    ARIA’s Long Table Dinner 0

    Salt Village, Bells Boulevard, South Kingscliff, NSW 2487

    We’re feeling lucky. After all, it’s Chinese New Year and, with the rain obligingly staying at bay, this year’s Long Table Dinner at Salt Village looks like a winner! Somehow Western society has missed out on many of the symbolic meanings of foods. Take away the bread and wine from communion, the ‘bad’ and ‘good’ […]

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    Club Burleigh 0

    1640 Gold Coast Highway (under Swell Resort), Burleigh Heads, Queensland 4220

    There’s a secret club in Burleigh that even some locals don’t know about. But this is a secret that won’t take long to get out. Situated under the Swell Resort, the venue has had a complete makeover thanks to Goodna Services Club. Opening in December 2015, it’s the first club in Queensland to start from […]

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    Aloha Bar & Dining 0

    Alleyway behind Main Place (look for the wall of graffiti art), Broadbeach

    If fabulous cocktails and delish food are your thing, head on down to Aloha Bar & Dining, tucked in off the laneway behind Main Place, Broadbeach. Aloha is the first in what’s hoped will be a series of popup themed bars and eateries for startup company Exotic Pets Presents, with well known restaurateurs Nerissa and […]

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    NightQuarter 0

    1 Town Centre Drive, Helensvale

    NightQuarter, the city’s new culture and entertainment precinct is a great place to visit on the weekend. Located on an empty block adjacent to the Helensvale Train Station, NightQuarter brings the Gold Coast their own ‘Eat Street’, music venue and night market shopping area all in one. With plenty of parking nearby and the light […]

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    Helm Bar Surfers 0

    30 – 34 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

    It’s an awesome location, a place many Gold Coasters remember from the halcyon days of their youth: The Pink Elephant Bar, the party place where friendships were cemented and love affairs begun. It was that same iconic quality which prompted East Coast Hotels to purchase and revamp the venue. “It has one of the best […]

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  • Daniel Stuart 8

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    1 Lawson Street, Southport, Queensland 4215

    Sometimes the stayers get overlooked. I’m thinking that as we sit having breakfast at Daniel Stuart’s. A family owned and operated business, Daniel Stuart Fine Food was the first tenancy in the newly built Southport Central and, over ten years later, the only original food outlet remaining. Tucked around one corner of Southport Central opposite […]

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    3106 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

    “Shiraz (1) – a city in southwest Iran situated near the ruins of ancient Persepolis, a centre of Islamic culture and trade. Shiraz (2) – the name used in Australia for Syrah grapes and wine, from Shiraz (place name), where the wine supposedly originated.” (Collins English Dictionary)   Shiraz.   One word; two meanings… In […]

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    Art & Craft Markets – Broadbeach, Burleigh and Coolangatta 0

    Broadbeach: Old Burleigh Road, Kurrawa Park. Burleigh: The Esplanade opposite 1st – 3rd Ave. Coolangatta: off Marine Parade.

    Local residents may be tempted to overlook their local art and craft markets, but they really shouldn’t. In fact, they’re some of the most diverse markets on the coast, with stalls featuring lots of unique handmade goods. All three of these markets are held beachside along the grassy verge between the shops and the beach, […]

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    Spoonfull 0

    1/ 1089 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach, Queensland 4221

    If there was a winning formula for starting your first café restaurant, perhaps Jason Degasperi wrote the text: get plenty of background experience in the industry under your belt, choose a location with hungry customers and huge gaps in supply, come up with a catchy name that’s easy to remember, theme the venue’s decoration as […]

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    Cambus Wallace 0

    4/2237 Gold Coast Highway, Nobby Beach, Queensland 4218

    It only took three words, “Let’s do it!” to launch eleven friends into action. Their venture, The Cambus Wallace opened in late 2012, inspired by history – the history of a ship run aground; the history of a nation whose currency was ‘rum’. “We wanted to fill in the blank spot that we thought was […]

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    Hendrixx Espresso 0

    1063 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach

    The ‘café without a menu’ has set Palm Beach talking, dividing opinions about their start up process and ‘raison d’être’. To some, the menu should have been in place from Day One. But others sort of get what the owner is trying to do – go slowly, start with coffee and get feedback about what […]

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    Snobby’s Wine Bar & Bistro 0

    2243 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach, Queensland 4218

    ‘Snobby’s by name, not by nature.’ It’s the catchcry of the Nobby Beach’s latest wine bar and eatery. In a venue much loved by locals (formerly The Cave and The Cavern), the owners have achieved a complete facelift, bringing the place back to life. Gone are the dingy shades of grey and the moody hooded […]

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    The Village Markets 0

    1750 Lower Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads, Queensland 4220

    We always love visiting the Gold Coast’s original boutique creative markets, The Village Markets, because there’s a surprise around every corner. On our last visit to TVM Burleigh there were an abundance of food trucks and stalls – tons to eat and lots of handmade creative goodies for sale from up-and-coming designers. A bit left […]

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  • Light rail

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    Want a night out, hassle free? Consider taking the light rail to go out and dine. Here’s an updated listing (and links) to our reviews which are in walking distance of the rail, station by station. Enjoy! (Updated January 2016) Station 1: Gold Coast University Hospital (Cnr Olsen Avenue) Nozomi Japanese Restaurant, 280 Olsen Ave […]

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    Quiksilver Café 28 Cooly 0

    72-80 Marine Parade, Coolangatta, Queensland 4225

    Overlooking Coolangatta beach, smack bang in the middle of our two most famous surf breaks, Kirra and Snapper Rocks, Quiksilver’s flagship destination store in The Strand is the first of its kind in Australia; a concept store perfectly suited to the Cooly lifestyle. Diversified business was a growing trend in eateries in 2015. Diversification can […]

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    Capri on Via Roma 0

    15 Via Roma, Isle of Capri, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

    Capri on Via Roma has transformed shopping and dining for those who live on or close to the Isle of Capri. Shops opened in slow progression like a blossoming flower, and many of us fell in love slowly. Housed in a huge, cool industrial shed and outer buildings, it’s contemporary yet inviting. Completed, the site […]

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  • Vivre a Vie 13

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    Shop 1 & 2, 2364 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach, Queensland 4218

    NOTE: Vivre a Vie recently posted the following message on their Facebook page: “We would like to inform you that Vivré will be closing its doors permanently in February. It was a great time and we enjoyed serving you, enjoyed your feedback and our fun time together. It was a pleasure for all of us. […]

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    Viet Garden 0

    Burleigh Gold Coast Motel, 1910 Gold Coast Highway (Cnr Christine Ave), Miami, Queensland 4220

    Like many other foodies, I have my little obsessions. For me they’re mostly Asian: Xiao Long Bao (soup dumplings), Gyoza, Sashimi (make that almost any raw seafood), Ramen (in progress) and Pho. They’re umami or savoury tastes. Pho. My eyes roll back as I remember Hanoi. The city captured my heart, as did their version […]

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    Barraca Portuguese Street Grill 0

    When Christian and Sandra Vaughan first met while working for Emirates, they could not have imagined their life together sharing Portuguese food with Gold Coast diners through their food truck Barraca. But there’s been a lot of life experience in between: twenty-five years in the hospitality and wine industries for Christian, a lot of time […]

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