Whether you're down to celebrate what's new in the culinary world, or sip a cider and discover the best of brews, treat your taste-buds and celebrate all-things food and drink across the region.
food & drink
From now until 30 Jun 2024
Scenic Rim Eat Local Month
Scenic Rim Eat Local Month is your backstage pass to the farms, wineries and food stories of the Scenic Rim. Eat your way around the region through a month-long program of farm-gate events, culinary experiences and mini-festivals to suit foodies of all ages. Just one hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, experience this renowned celebration of paddock-to-plate and an incredible line-up of on-farm activities, long table lunches showcasing local produce, flavour-filled dinners, tastings, tours and talks, masterclasses, workshops for all ages, and more! You can see camels, cows and sheep being milked, feed farm animals, pick carrots at Queensland's largest carrot farm and and taste lots of delicious fresh, local food! And don’t miss the Winter Harvest Festival, Eat Local Month’s signature event. Head to the website for all the information.
From now until 29 Sep 2023
Rooftop Fridays at the Island
COST: FreeThe Island Rooftop is now open early for lunch every Friday with a new mouth-watering menu and range of lunch and dinner deals and packages, perfect for casual catchups. Slide into the weekend early with a AUD20 lunchtime wood-fired pizza and drink or indulge in an afternoon grazing experience with mates or work colleagues (with welcome drinks included!). And be sure to stick around for ‘Cocktail Time’ with a dose of sublime sunset tunes by our resident DJs who will bring the weekend rooftop vibes until late.
From now until 30 Sep 2023
Italian Flavours by Chef Enzo
Join them from September 27 to 30 for an exclusive experience that promises to delight your taste buds crafted by Chef Enzo from award-winning Olive Restaurant at JW Marriott Khao Lak, Thailand. From gourmet creations to homemade favourites including Wagyu Ravioli, Octopus Polipo, Agnolotti and Tiramisu our culinary journey is set to elevate your dining experience. A La Carte - September 27 & 28 Seafood Buffet - September 29 & 30 Whether you’re an aficionado of fine dining or seeking a delightful buffet experience, this special promises something exceptional for every palate. Adult Olive Oil Tasting - Thursday 28 September from 3pm to 4pm Junior Chef ’s Culinary Class - Friday 29 September from 11:30am to 12:30pm Reservations essential via the website or via phone.
From now until 30 Nov 2023
Pink Ribbon Spring High Tea
Come along for a very pink high tea this Spring in support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Sip, savour & support a great cause with AUD5 from every high tea booking donated directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
30 Sep 2023
Escape Room Murder Mystery Dinner Gold Coast
COST: 95 - 95 AUDAt the Fox and Hounds they have a murder mystery that also includes an escape room. You will be sent you your unique character and that becomes you for the evening. Can you solve the crime? This applies to private and group murders only. A minimum of 12 guests is required, pick a date then they will set it up. Pre bookings only by phone or email. Mystery Synopsis: You received a mysterious invitation to an escape room party. The party address is a leased vacation home, so the host could be anyone in the fog-covered town of Noxhelm’s Crossing. You have no idea who invited you, but you are familiar with everyone on the guest list. The invitation says you will work as a team to escape the room before time runs out. You’ve always wanted to challenge yourself by solving a timed mystery in a room filled with puzzles, riddles, and codes. You are intrigued by the host’s choice of guests, as these are the most ambitious yet scandalous people in town. Putting this combination of powerful personalities into an intense scenario may have deadly consequences.
From now until 30 Sep 2023
Brunch with Bite at The Island Gold Coast
The same Brunch With Bite that has taken Brisbane and the Gold Coast by storm is back at the Island Gold Coast’s Duke’s Parlour. Tired of vanilla weekends? Spice things up at the Island Gold Coast’s Brunch with Bite. It’s a brunch series from the same team behind the Brisbane series at Cloudland. It’s deliciously naughty and, at the same time, delightfully nice. So, slip into something more comfortable, wrap your arms around your guy and gal pals, and get on down to the Island. Then sink your teeth into something off-the-wall different, and something with a little bit of bite! Arrive ready to be entertained by the riotous and risqué as you indulge in a grazing brunch menu and drinks package, that is as decadent as it is divine! Your hostesses will guide you through shows, and games with fabulous prizes plus some very special VIP guests! See the website for upcoming dates and themes.
30 Sep 2023
Oktoberfest in the Gardens
COST: $49.90 - $69.90We’re thrilled to announce the DEBUT of Australia’s BIGGEST Oktoberfest celebration, with more beers, brats, and bountiful Bavarian bliss than you could shake a pretzel at! Grab your tix ASAP as capacity will be limited & we’d hate for anyone to miss out on all the stein slurpin’ goodness we’ve got in store! PROST! Inspired by our love of the traditional Bavarian festival and great beer, Oktoberfest in the Gardens features a massive beer hall, authentic German food stalls, roving performers, sideshow alley, silent disco, and an eclectic mix of entertainment and competitions across multiple stages throughout the afternoon and evening. Taste your way across Europe with a large selection of imported German beer, spirits, cider, wine, and a range of other beverages. Every year in other cities this event is SOLD OUT, so make sure you get in quick. For more information, check out the event website.
From now until 17 Aug 2024
The Helensvale Farmers Market
Bringing together the community with local farmers, bakers, makers and creators! Support local by starting your weekend at Helensvale State High School every Saturday from 6:00-11:00 am. The markets are dog friendly and feature live music every week!
From now until 25 Nov 2023
Palm Beach Night Bites Market
Palm Beach locals rejoice! After 20 years of providing farmer’s markets and delicious food across the Gold Coast, The Market Co GC are serving up an exciting new night market every Saturday from 4:00 pm. Get ready to meander through stalls offering up luscious foods from across the globe. Tuck into tasty meals and authentic cuisines from local chefs and cooks. Don’t forget to leave space for a sweet treat or two! This family-friendly market Saturdays on September 3 and will run each Saturday from 4:00 – 9:00 pm. Bring the kids, enjoy a bite to eat and make the most of some live music under the stars. Image credit: Night Bites Palmy
From now until 14 Oct 2023
Palm Springs on the YOT Club Gold Coast
Join the YOT Club Gold Coast for an unforgettable ‘Palm Springs Party’ on the Gold Coast. Indulge as they bring the charm of Palm Springs to the open water with their latest cruise series. Step into a world of elegance and sophistication and explore the stylings of their new desert oasis as they take you on a journey through the majestic Gold Coast Broadwater. Thanks to their sponsors Aperol, expect an unforgettable sensory experience at the new pop-up bar on the Island Deck and treat yourself to a selection of expertly crafted cocktails. With guest DJ’s, premium food and beverage, there’s no better way to celebrate the change of seasons than with YOT Club. For an even more exclusive experience, book a VIP booth package and elevate your special occasion to new heights. Enjoy special access, private amenities and personalised service that will make your evening truly unforgettable. Tickets will sell out so don’t miss out on this one of a kind event, grab your crew and secure your spot now.
From now until 26 Nov 2023
Rooftop Bottomless Brunch Club
Rise and shine for a banging brunch glow up and good times on the Rooftop! Join the club that soaks up last night’s bad decisions, brings you back to life and kick-starts your Sunday in the sun. Bottomless Brunch Club is the best thing to happen since the four slice toaster, but with more snap, crackle, and pop. Feast your way through deliciously oozy, carb-laden goodness while vibing to infectious beats and washing it all down with fruity, colourful, and totally delectable bottomless cocktails. And because brunch equals two meals, you can eat twice as much. See you there.
From now until 24 Dec 2023
Sunday Lunch on the YOT
Welcome aboard the YOT Club, for a truly unique and special Sunday lunch experience as you cruise the tranquil and picturesque waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater and the Brisbane River, taking in a constantly changing landscape. Enjoy a cocktail on arrival before exploring the culinary talents of Executive Chef, Chris Holland and his masterful interpretation of the seafood tower. Lunch on the YOT is a relaxed full service sit down dining experience catering for small to large table settings. As you cruise along at a leisurely 6 knots, enjoying the ambience of their live acoustic music artists, lunch on the YOT is the ultimate luxury Sunday escape. The cruise includes a two and a half hour superyacht cruise with a three-course seafood lunch menu. You'll be greeted with a cocktail on arrival and live entertainment throughout.
From now until 26 Nov 2023
Sunday Roast Revival
Swap the simmering, baking and grilling for good times, great entertainment, and an epic feast! Every Sunday arvo at Goldie’s. There’s nothing traditional about Goldie’s Sunday Roast Revival, except for the succulent roast porchetta, rotisserie chicken, delicious roast veges, salads and all the trimmings. With a host to bring the banter, fun and games (with prizes, of course) resident DJs and live muso’s — you’ll leave with a full belly and a happy heart. Perfect for birthdays, celebrations, or when you want to spice up your Sundays, Roast Revival includes a two-hour bottomless premium drinks package and tasty share-style lunch. Each ticket includes the succulent roast share-style lunch, entertainment, two-hour bottomless drinks package featuring seasonal cocktail and sangria carafes, premium wine and craft beer.
08 Oct 2023
Oracle Boulevard Twilight Table Dinner 2023
The Twilight Table long table event is an international culinary journey set on the picturesque backdrop of Oracle Boulevard at sunset.Oracle Boulevard's spectacular Twilight Table is a long table dining event offering a carefully curated 5-course menu. Set along the picturesque backdrop of Oracle Boulevard as the sun sets over the twinkling Broadbeach skyline, the event provides an impressive culinary showcase presented by 7 of the Gold Coast's most highly acclaimed restaurants including:Social Eating House + BarMamasan Kitchen + BarThe Lucky SquireMecca BahThe CubanOrzo RestaurantKost Bar & GrillTickets $249* per person, including a specially curated 5-course menu and 4-hour beverage package:A selection of canapes Starter Entree Main Course Dessert A selection of red, white, sparkling wines and beerPlease arrive at 4:30pm. The event is due to conclude by 8:30pm.For further information visit https://www.theoracleboulevard.com.au/twilightTERMS & CONDITIONS: All dietary requirements must be advised at time of booking or they cannot be catered for. Seats to this event are strictly limited. 18+ years only, ID required on arrival. As seats are pre-allocated at time of booking, we recommend you purchase tickets for a group in one transaction to ensure you are all seated together. Please email any special requests a minimum of 7 days prior to the event to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Ticket booking and processing fees are included in the ticket price. The ‘Twilight Table’ is an all weather outdoor event. Strictly no BYO permitted. TICKETS CANNOT BE CANCELLED OR REFUNDED. In the event of extreme weather , a COVID lockdown or other unfortunate circumstances, the event will be postponed to a new date and tickets automatically transferred to this date. COST: $249
From now until 15 Oct 2023
Nauti Sundaze on the YOT Club/ Gold Coast
Get ready to set sail on the ultimate Sunday session as YOT Club presents ‘Nauti Sundaze’. This limited series event will showcase a selection of Australia’s best DJ’s taking over the YOT decks to deliver a Sunday extravaganza like no other. Kick things off with a complimentary drink on arrival and brace yourself for two and half hours of high energy, superyacht entertainment as our DJ’s drop a mix of contemporary house and feel-good dance anthems. Whether you’re looking to finish the weekend with a bang or keep the party going into the night, there’s no better place to celebrate a Sunday sunset than onboard the YOT Club – Australia’s only superyacht entertainment vessel. Don’t miss out on the perfect way to cap off your weekend! Grab your crew and secure your spot today for an unforgettable Nauti Sundaze experience.
15 Oct 2023
Together We Feast
Join The Lucky Squire for an afternoon fueled by barbeques and beers, hosted by none other than the award-winning & iconic ‘Pitmaster’, Adam Roberts. Enjoy their in-house special beer ‘The Feast’, on arrival, followed by a share-style barbeque feast down the center of the table. Your feast will be served with a James Squire tasting paddle, each of the beers paired perfectly with the dishes. This is an event not to be missed! Good food, good brews and good company. Feast Menu Items Low ‘N’ Slow Smoked Sticky Pork Rib Singles Reverse Seared Grain Fed Angus Beef, Chimichurri Southern Fried Chicken Wings, Hot Sauce, Ranch Dressing Smoked Pork Sausages Spicy Asian Slaw Waffle Fries Wood Fried Corn Cobs, Parmesan, Chipotle Butter, Puffed Quinoa Grilled Broccolini, Muhammara, Walnuts, Molasses Pickles Bread Rolls Book now and enjoy a Squire style feast!
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Destination Gold Coast acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout Southeast Queensland.