Sydney’s insta-famous Tella Balls Dessert Bar opens in Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast)

After a huge year of growth for Tella Balls Dessert Bar, which first made international headlines with their doughnut-topped milkshakes before opening in both Sydney’s Dulwich Hill and Concord, the self-proclaimed “King of Desserts” has finally gone interstate. Co-owners Aki Daikos and Simon Kappatos have now opened up a 54-seater cafe at the sun-soaked Surfers Paradise, bringing their array of insta-ready nutella-filled desserts to the locals and hordes of tourists who regularly descend on the Gold Coast.... Read More | Share it now!

Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove hooks up with Taylors Wines for “One Wine Weekend” (Gold Coast)

This July, the Gold Coast’s stunning InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort and Taylors Wines are teaming up to celebrate the Sanctuary Cove Winter Wine Festival. Running across two days from July 22nd the resort will host three events different events to bring guests across a wide range of exclusive experiences. These include the Taylors Wines luxury dinner, a high coffee session, and the complimentary “discovery library”.... Read More | Share it now!

Princess Diana’s former butler is hosting Royal Afternoon Tea on the Gold Coast

You can’t get more regal than sitting down for a spot of afternoon tea with a man famous for his work with the Royal Family. Paul Burrell will be paying a rare visit to Australia to help Gold Coast’s luscious Palazzo Versace host a one day only Royal Afternoon Tea event, described as a grand afternoon promising it’s own royal glow as guests are immersed in a decidedly British aura of world class hospitality, culinary finesse and an “in conversation” style session with Burrell himself, offering unique insights into etiquette and entertaining.... Read More | Share it now!

Jupiters continue transition into The Star Gold Coast with two new dining experiences

For the past few years, locals and visitors have been watching Jupiters Gold Coast stand at the forefront of an enormous wave of change for the area. 2015 and 2016 especially have seen the tourist destination take on a dramatic evolution ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, from artists taking over nearby hotels to a plethora of new dining and drinking hot spots, many of which have opened at the Broadbeach property and have quickly become invaluable to the scene. Specifically, these have been Chase Kojima’s Kiyomi, breezy Italian restaurant Cucina Vivo, and lush ground-floor eatery Garden Kitchen & Bar.... Read More | Share it now!

Mary’s burgers are headed to the Gold Coast for a pop up (QLD)

Following a successful return to Splendour in the Grass earlier this year, Sydney’s premiere grungy burger joint Mary’s will once again be heading up coast, but this time they aren’t stopping until they hit the Gold Coast. Owners Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham will be taking their cult burgers and popping up for one night only at rowdy Nobby Beach bar The Cambus Wallace, setting their sights on October 9th as one epic booze-slash-grease fueled party with Mary’s available for both eat-in and takeaway for hungry locals.... Read More | Share it now!

Spotlight on Burleigh Heads: 24 Hours in the charming coastal suburb (Gold Coast)

When most Australians think of Gold Coast attention jumps to the ostentatious area around Cavill Avenue where many teens form their first impressions of the notoriously wild, club-heavy area during Schoolies. That’s a pretty extreme first impression, and sadly it’s one many hold until they actually go back as adults and see Gold Coast for what it really is: one of the most picturesque and prototypical cities in the country. It’s a city which is, right now, going through some major changes as the many different areas along the coast attempt to modernise and move away from tourist-trap businesses, towards local-friendly, hip hangs and lush restaurants that rival those further down the east coast in Sydney and Melbourne. Travel to the Gold Coast – both domestic and international – is becoming a much more attractive option with all this change going on, and it’s not just for the stunning weather and iconic beach culture anymore, as people begin to realise that the most memorable experiences on the Gold Coast aren’t only to be found in Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach. Case in point: Burleigh Heads.... Read More | Share it now!

Bavarian Brewfest’s beer bonanza continues through April with series of parties

If you’ve been partaking in this month’s Bavarian Brewfest at participating Bavarian Bier Cafés in Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast, as well as Munich Brauhaus in Sydney and Melbourne, you’ll be happy to know that the month of welcoming a range of new craft and seasonal beers isn’t quite over just yet, and there are a few more events to round out the event:... Read More | Share it now!

First Impressions: Garden Kitchen & Bar at Jupiter’s – Broadbeach (Gold Coast)

The Gold Coast is in the midst of great change in the lead-up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games, motivating the city to truly match it’s beautiful landscape and famously stunning weather with modern, attractive restaurants, cafes, and bars, putting it in the perfect position for the expected increase in tourism. The iconic Jupiters Casino is at the forefront of this change, rolling out a massive $345 million redevelopment which has already seen two acclaimed, well-designed restaurants brighten up the property. The property’s latest big opening does away with the dated Prince Albert pub and replaces it with the sightly Garden Kitchen & Bar, a large 350-seat restaurant that flows into a gorgeous, imposing al-fresco scene and makes use of the large grassy area around the side of Jupiters main entrance. ... Read More | Share it now!

Jupiters Gold Coast to open third new restaurant ‘Garden Kitchen & Bar’

As Jupiters Gold Coast continue to celebrate their 30th anniversary throughout November, the Broadbeach institution has announced a new outdoor restaurant, Garden Kitchen & Bar, will be the next step in the property’s major $345 million redevelopment, making it their third new dining venue in less than 12 months. Joining Italian kitchen Cucina Vivo and contemporary Japanese restaurant Kiyomi, Garden Kitchen & Bar will open in late December of this year, presenting locals and visitors with an eclectic mix of contemporary furnishings, cascading greenery, and a generous dining area bathed in natural light.... Read More | Share it now!

Cucina Vivo – Broadbeach (Gold Coast)

Further to our look at Kiyomi last week, we also explored the other new restaurant leading the charge in the $345 million transformation that is sweeping through Jupiters Gold Coast. Italian restaurant Cucina Vivo is in stark contrast to Kiyomi in design; whereas the neighbouring Japanese restaurant is dimly lit and moody, Cucina is endearingly bright with the added bonus of having a massive outdoor dining area overlooking Jupiters’ revitalised pool area.... Read More | Share it now!