Indian Empire

When we think of Indian Cuisine on the Gold Coast, the picture in our minds is predictable: Copper clad bowls filled with curry, accompanied by naan bread and rice. If we’re fortunate, those curries are rich and succulent with spices, served obligingly in an ambient venue.  Beyond this, the vision fades. Rick Stein’s spectacular journey […]

Steampunk Surfers Paradise

Steampunk brings something different to Surfers Paradise: a retro industrial world that exists only in the imagination. Opened in April 2017, the venue brings us the age of machines, of retro-futuristic inventions, robotics and air travel, recreating a world of science fiction inspired by the steam-powered industrial period of Victorian England. Modelled on the Romanian […]

Dracula’s Comedy Cabaret restaurant

There’s a reason why Dracula’s is one of the Gold Coast’s longest-running attractions, we find out when we visit. Easy to find, it’s a quick fix for a night’s experience. Directly opposite Pacific Fair and a short walk from the light rail’s Broadbeach South station, public transport accessibility is a bonus, but there’s quite a […]

De Vito Waterfront

There’s something special about De Vito’s Waterfront that warms your heart. It’s not just the warm welcome, the comfort of the venue, or the well-executed Italian cuisine, it’s like a well-loved song – familiar, emotive and endearing. De Vito’s Waterfront sits on the southern edge of Southport looking across the Nerang River to Surfers Paradise. […]

Twin Towns

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 […]

The Avenue

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 […]