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    Swannie’s Restaurant & Lounge Bar 0

    34 Nerang Street, Southport, Queensland 4215

    Swannie’s Restaurant & Lounge Bar is the ‘all day’ venue that Southport has been craving. With huge appeal to both business and local diners, the establishment’s ‘can do’ 7-day-week ‘breakkie till late’ with free sparkling water attitude fits in with its aim to be ‘all things to all people’. Swannie’s partners have made a big […]

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    Pacific Fair Dining 0

    Pacific Fair, Hooker Boulevard, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218

    Pacific Fair is well on the way to creating an ‘eat or shop’ dilemma. As part of a $670 million redevelopment, high end fashion shops with huge investment fit outs have been opening along the boulevard attracting international shoppers and lots of onlookers. The centre is also well on the way to establishing itself as […]

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    Shen’s Singapore Chilli Crab 0

    We’re moving towards warmer weather, which means prawns, bugs and crabs. It’s time to start thinking about the Christmas dinner table, about what you’re going to cook that’s different. We have access to the most succulent mud crabs in Queensland, so here’s an idea how to cook it. I’m going to put aside my North […]

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    Hatch & Co 0

    75 Surf Parade, The Oasis, Broadbeach

    When Brisbane’s big guns stake a claim on Gold Coast real estate, we know that the dining market’s heating up. This year’s opening of Hatch & Co under the Oasis in Broadbeach by the Moubment Group, whose portfolio includes the Lychee Lounge, Laruche Bar, Gerard’s Bistro and The Apo, attracted keen interest. Far from the […]

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    Little Mermaid 0

    2557 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach, Queensland 4218

    Have you ever started a journey and ended up in a completely different destination to the one you intended? You may have enjoyed parts of the journey, or even the surprise destination, but eventually there’s the need to regroup, rethink, and start again. If the 3-way split personality of Kiva Han, K Bar & Meze […]

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    Tweed Fusion 0

    Tweed Valley, New South Wales

    Too often we think of holidays as a journey overseas or interstate, but there’s much to discover in our own backyards…as we found out last weekend. We took up an invitation to go on a bus trip around the Tweed Valley in preparation for the upcoming Tweed Fusion festival. Held from 23 – 30 October […]

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    Twin Towns 0

    1 Wharf Street, Tweed Heads NSW 2485

    For many Queenslanders, Twin Towns has been a favourite playground. Founded in 1957 by the RSL as a services club almost straddling the twin towns of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads (hence the name), Twin Towns was a favourite place to have a tipple because of its location in NSW, especially during the years when gambling […]

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    Lunch at Seaduction 0

    Soul Surfers Paradise, 8 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise Queensland 4217

    Overlooking Surfers Paradise beach in the stylish Soul building, Seaduction is one of the most salubrious restaurants on the Gold Coast. Given its profile, it’s ironic that finding Seaduction can be quite a mission. With several entrances to the building marked by rather oblique signage, take the wrong lift or escalator and you may find […]

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    Dust Temple 0

    54 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin Waters, Queensland 4223

    NOTE: Dust Temple is presently being renovated. We’re enjoying the reveal…bit by bit! Home to Hinge Gallery, fl.oz Espresso and Dangerous Adventures, Dust Temple is right at home in its industrial surrounds. Opened by architect John Wilson and his wife Isla, it’s an atmospheric open plan exhibition space with art pieces for sale and comfy […]

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    First Fruits Specialty Coffee 0

    Shop F, 149 Cotlew St., Ashmore, Queensland 4214

    Sometimes location isn’t the most important factor in success. It’s the quality of product which draws customers, along with the passion of the producer. Daniel Smith, the co-owner of First Fruits Coffee, became fascinated by coffee while in the army’s infantry. After injuring his back, he moved into the battalion’s café and was fascinated by […]

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    Sparrow Eating House 0

    2/32 Lavarack Road, Nobby Beach, Queensland 4218

    “Where should we dine on the Gold Coast?” Restaurant names given in answer to that question often fall into two camps: chefs and restaurateurs (and sometimes the two in combination)! Young, dynamic and visionary, there’s a clutch of restaurateurs who are defining what could be termed ‘Gold Coast style’: often single-concept eateries which are ideally […]

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    Up Cups Coffee Lounge 1

    1 Yaun Street, Coomera, Queensland 4209

    If you want a sure bet on a place for a coffee and quick bite to eat in Coomera, go to Up Cups. For first time café owners Serena and Tim Polley, who had always wanted to own a café, Up Cups is a dream in the making. “We lived in Yaun Street, and we […]

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    Cicchetti Pizza + Pasta Bar 0

    Shop 2G01 Capri on Via Roma, 15 Via Roma, Isle of Capri, Queensland 4215

    Situated on the southern face of Capri on Via Roma, Cicchetti Pizza + Pasta Bar is an elegant masculine space. Owners Marco De Vincentiis and Luca Giacomin bring years of restaurant ownership, management and impeccable service to Cicchetti, ensuring that you’ll be well looked after. Pizza and pasta are the Italian dishes we love, but […]

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    Local & Co. 0

    Shop 6, 20 – 22 Tedder Avenue, Main Beach, Queensland 4217

    There was a time in the ‘90s when Tedder Avenue, Main Beach, was the ‘eat street’ of the Gold Coast – the locale with the trendiest bars and the best hatted restaurants. But with rents skyrocketing out of control, young restaurateurs took their chances elsewhere, minimising their risk by opening casual dining establishments in cheaper […]

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    Salt Meats Cheese 1

    The 4217, 10 Beach Road, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

    There’s nothing sexier than men preparing food. Especially Mediterranean men preparing really good rustic whole food. The ladies know it. They saunter in just before midday, hips swinging slowly, arms extended, looking for him. ‘Where’s Alessandro?’ Young and gorgeous, he crosses the restaurant to meet them, a huge smile lighting his face before being enveloped […]

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    Balter Beer Dinner at The Glenelg Public House 0

    Cnr Glenelg Ave., 2460 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach, Queensland 4218

    We’re dining tonight at The Glenelg Public House, a moody man cave if ever there was one. With its masculine industrial vibe, it’s a fitting home for a mythical beast, ‘the other David’ (not Bowie) the labyrinth-dwelling minotaur, poised on one wall. It’s the place I’d take a bloke on a first date, if I […]

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    Hideaway Kitchen & Bar 1

    2657 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, Queensland 4218

    Hidden away behind a rather bland concrete-rendered façade, Hideaway Kitchen & Bar is the latest addition to the Gold Coast’s Asian street food scene. It’s the dark backstreets of Asia that co-owner Scott Imlach visits in his latest restaurant; those shady alleys with overhanging awnings and neon sign lit dodgy bars, with hawker food carts […]

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    High Coffee at The Intercontinental 1

    Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, Manor Circle, Sanctuary Cove, Hope Island Queensland 4212

    For years blokes have been missing out on one of the ‘sweet’ spots of life: High Tea. High tea is for the girls, I figure. Somehow it feels like a very cultured thing to do, dressed up in high heels and short skirts to celebrate a hen’s afternoon or baby shower. A shame, really, if […]

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    Jimmy Wah’s 0

    1724 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads, Queensland 4220

    “Good morning, Vietnam!” Jimmy Wah’s brings a huge smile to our face. Not only is it a sideways nod to the local GI bar in the 1987 movie Good Morning, Vietnam, but its combination of talented owners – Jake Cooley, highly regarded former head chef of Social Eating House + Bar and Shelly Greaves, former […]

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    The Avenue 0

    The Mark Building, 3 – 15 Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217

    Some deaths are slow and painful; others bring a new beginning. For Vince and Michael Russo, our longest running licensed nightclub bar and restaurant owners, closing The Avenue in Surfers Paradise came as a huge shock, soon replaced by the excitement and challenge of re-establishing the venue across the road in new premises with a […]

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