Across the globe, October is a time to celebrate all things German and excitingly for all of us, the Gold Coast is no exception. Oktoberfest has been embraced throughout our beachside city for the traditional dress wearing, giant beer sipping, tasty food eating good time that it is and no doubt, you’re as thrilled about it as we are.
The place to be for bulk frivolity is of course, The Star Gold Coast, who have created their very own mini-Munich within which you may live your very best German life for the next month.
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout October, Oktoberfest will come to life on The Lawn in celebration of German-inspired food, drinks and entertainment.
Now if you’ve ever visited The Lawn before you’ll know it’s a stunning outdoor area with plenty of seating for all your friends, fairy lights twinkling overhead and all of the space for sipping in the sunshine. Perfection in a word.
Which makes it the greatest place to be for Oktoberfest celebrations.
Not to mention the live music activations, colourful performers, costumed entertainers PLUS dancing and yodelling making it one of the very best Oktoberfest experiences you’ll find outside of Germany.
Garden Kitchen & Bar’s award-winning restaurant team will of course, be whipping up an exceptional Oktoberfest themed menu including giant Insta-worthy warm salted pretzels (YUM), Bavarian-style doughnuts, specialty craft beers available on tap and an exclusive cocktail menu complete with edible flowers.
There’ll also be Gruyere Cheese Spatzles (which is an EPIC type of pasta for those playing at home), Pork Schnitzel Rolls, Grilled Bratwurst with handmade Sauerkraut and Smoked Chicken Drumsticks.
So all of the most delicious things.
Wash all that down with a German beer and you might just find yourself feeling like you’ve travelled straight to sunny Europe but without having spent a fortune on airfares. Best.
Find us perched amongst all the giant pretzels all weekend, every weekend.
STORY SPONSORED BY THE STAR GOLD COAST
The moment we’ve all been waiting for will finally arrive this Saturday (March 24th) when nineteen at The Star Gold Coast swings open its solid gold (may be made up) doors.
The high-end restaurant and bar, located on the top level of The Darling in Broadbeach, is pure sophistication unrivaled by any other venue the Gold Coast (and perhaps Australia) has ever seen.
Stepping inside you’ll glide down a curved stairway and be met with sweeping ocean and city views via floor to ceiling windows, stone flooring, a sparkling chandelier and of course, the piece de resistance, an infinity pool from which dreams are made.
nineteen’s colour palette features jeweled hues of teal and ocean blue reminiscent of the Coast’s natural landscape, oozing luxury and ensuring you feel as though you’ve stepped into a glittering wonderland.
As expected, the 110 seat restaurant area will deliver an exceptional, produce-driven dining experience with signature dishes including a Rock Lobster Bolognese and a 400g Wagyu Sirloin Kiwami MB9 (an Australian first and premium dish designed for two).
A custom designed wine room boasts space for 1500 bottles and the bar area offers somewhat of a lighter feel, perfect for after work cocktails or a night of dancing with the girls.
Of course, there’s an exclusive private dining area complete with its own bar and a cognac wall (doesn’t that sounds delightful) to create a completely bespoke experience. Let us know what that’s like hey.
Created for those who crave a truly high class experience, nineteen at The Star Gold Coast is set to be THE place for cutting edge dining with the added bonus of international DJs and plenty of dancing late into the night.
Count. Us. In.
LOCATION: The Darling, Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach
Restaurant: open for lunch Wednesday to Sunday and dinner Wednesday to Saturday.
Bar: open from 4pm daily Wednesday to Sunday.
Words by Kirra Smith
Sports lovers and fans of comfy chairs and views for days get excited, The Star Gold Coast’s new Sports Bar is set to open tomorrow (Thursday the 8th) and it will be THE place to be to watch ALL the sports (because it’s a sports bar, yes).
Particularly if you’re into super-sized LED screens and lots of mini screens perfectly placed to ensure you don’t miss any of the sporting action.
The Sports Bar is The Star’s tenth venue and things are certainly getting fancy in there folks. With floor to ceiling windows showcasing 180-degree views of the city and beach beyond, a plant-filled outdoor area (with heaters for winter) and specialised private booths, it’s unlike any sports bar you’ve ever seen before.
Greys, navy and burnt orange make up the colour palette giving the indoor space a contemporary feel while the deck is all nautical blues and whites to enhance the salty ocean vibes wafting across the highway.
The 10 metre wide mega screen has the magical ability to broadcast multiple events on one screen at the same time and there are 22 additional screen so maybe say goodbye to your husbands ladies.
Three private, VIP booths are available front and centre offering exclusive viewing positions and ice buckets built into the tables so there’s no actual need to ever leave.
If you haven’t nabbed any tickets to the upcoming Commonwealth Games, Sports Bar will be the best place to catch all the action outside the venues themselves.
As it is a bar purely created for sport watching, beer and wine are the beverages of choice. If you’re in the mood for a cocktail, walk a little to your left and check out the delightful selection at Cherry.
With The Darling set to open in a few short weeks, including the extremely fancy Nineteen at The Star rooftop bar, our casino is rapidly morphing into THE place to be.
LOCATION: The Star Gold Coast, Casino Drive, Broadbeach
HOURS: Always open
Words and photos by Kirra Smith