If, like us, you’re a sucker for any event or activity involving food, then buckle up.
If your ultimate summer on the Gold Coast is less about baking on the beach and more about long lunches with fine food and cocktails, hosting an epic dinner at home championing farmers market finds, or nabbing an exclusive seat at the latest culinary event, we’ve got the Summer of Fun itinerary for you.
Slip Into Gear With The Coast's Best Bottomless Brunches
Brunch is blatantly the cheekiest meal of all. So, when you do it, you do it properly. Firstly, it includes booze. Secondly, it dishes out bite-sized eats. And thirdly, both are often unlimited. Bottomless. Free flowing. For hours. Yes, this is real life. If summer means lazy days with your mates and delicious eats, we're helping you out with the best bottomless brunches on the Gold Coast, so you can plan your weekend accordingly.
Fill Your Basket At 5 Local Farms You Can Actually Visit
With a huge selection of places to eat out on the Gold Coast, we can sometimes forget that cooking a wholesome meal for ourselves is a really fun time. With that in mind, do you know where to go for local produce? Sure, you can always hit up a weekend farmers market, but we’re going one better. We’ve got some epic hoers and growers on the Coast, so buckle up your tractor belt and grab a barley sprig, because we’re taking you rural with five farms you can actually visit on and around the Gold Coast. From adorable Farm & Co., with its Insta-famous sunflower field and farm-to-plate cafe, to the original Tropical Fruit World with tractor rides and avocado ice cream to the trendy powerhouse, The Farm; read about them all here.
Hit The Road With The Best Restaurants Worth Jumping In The Car For
Sometimes it’s nice to get away. Not too far away, just away enough to feel like you got away without actually being away, away—you know? There are some incredible restaurants within a leisurely drive of the Gold Coast that should be on everyone’s weekend to-do list. Cruise a winding country road, inhale some seaside breeze or drive through luscious rainforest to some of these stunning destination restaurants that, although take a little more time to get to, are 100% worth the effort. Channel Santorini vibes at Kingcliff’s Taverna or treat yourself at one of the best regional restaurants in the country—Pipit in Pottsville. For the full wrap of restaurants that every Gold Coast foodie should visit at least once, click here.
Work Your Way Through The Coast’s Best New Openings
It's hard to keep up with the new openings happening around the Gold Coast, and really, you don't have to. That's our job. Whether you're looking for a classy dinner at a new spot to impress a new person in your life, or just a spot to catch up for brunch with friends, we've got you covered here with our rundown of the best new spots around the Gold Coast. Of Noosa fame, Miss Moneypenny’s recently migrated south to Broadbeach and she’s a stunner. Perhaps Light Years Asian Diner’s cool vibes and tasty morsels are more your style, or Izakaya Midori and I Like Ramen for plant-based Japanese unlike you’ve experienced before.
Need more activities on your plate? Check out the rest of our Best Summer Ever itineraries here.