James Street Burleigh - Bonjour French Festival - Time for a break


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James, Jim, Jimmy, Jaime. A road by any other name couldn’t dispel this street.

Arguably the hippest street on the Gold Coast (nay Queensland), James Street in Burleigh Heads is home to some of the city’s most chic boutiques, rawest cafes and craftiest bars from end to end.

There is so much section for dining options from Thai, Fine Dining Tappers to award winning fish and chips

A longtime favourite in Burleigh Heads, there’s nowhere better to grab fish and chips for a day at the beach. Located on Burleigh’s bustling James Street, Fishmonger caters to picnicking groups and families, hungry surfers, passers-by and plenty of tourists. The vintage beachy memorabilia adorning the shop only adds to the old-school vibe — no matter how far we’ve come, good fish and chips will always have the same formula.

For the fashionista, there’s a mix of top labels including Rhythm. and Patagonia; as well as hidden treasures-come-fashion staples such as A Little Birdie Told Me (showcasing designer and up-and-coming labels alike), Bikini and Me (covering the cheekiest of areas), Etme (for stylish, on-trend accessories) and Dragonfly (for the teeniest of glamazons).

To add some edge to your casa, visit Carmel’s Designs and Homewares (think classic pieces that draw inspiration from the natural environment), Monsoon Homewares (eclectic homeware paying tribute to the orient) and Village (global homeware concepts supporting local designers).

Once your shopping fatigue syndrome kicks in, step into Golosi (meaning ‘glutton’) Food Emporium to stock up on some high end hors d’oeuvres and head over to the park for a picnic with one of the world’s best beaches as your backdrop. Or grab a long lunch at Govindas (for the vegetarians), Justin Lane (for the best pizza - and the best vantage point for people watching – in town), Ze Pickle (to fly in the face of all health trends and down a good old-fashioned burger) or the famous Wahoo's Fish Tacos (for, well, fish tacos).

Then, once you’ve stuffed your face, you can do a quick ‘downward dog’ at Bskt. Yoga, go for a beach run with your new kicks from The Running Shop or simply grovel in a food coma as the staff at Beautique drain your lymphatic system. Meanwhile, your other half can grab an obscure read from Big ‘B’ Books, while sipping a turmeric latte at Social Brew and grabbing the kids a Scoop Gelati.

Want more? Head to www.burleightourism.com.au.



Now you’re ready for a night on the town and there are so many options!

Lockwood is Burleigh’s ‘secret’ speak-easy that is, well, obviously not a secret anymore (they have a Facebook page, sshhh!). However, if you want more information, you’ll just have to head to Burleigh yourself and ‘find the red door’…

Iku Yakitori & Whisky Bar is everything to love about Japan in one evening – being both a traditional, Japanese yakitori kitchen producing mostly grilled, meaty skewers and an Aladdin’s (or Samuari’s) cave of rare Japanese whisky, sake and sochu offerings.

Nightjar is another fun addition to Burleigh’s ‘back-alley’ scene. Proudly reappropriating itself as a ‘dive’, there’s no dress code and no pretence here. Just good, old-fashioned, ‘anti-establishment fun’. Plus, of course, live music and lots of beer. Everyone wins!

The Burleigh Brewing Co. Craft Brewery & Taphouse hosts regular tours, tastings and artist residencies and there’s always a (World Beer Championship gold medallist), locally brewed beer on tap, just ready for your arrival.


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Now in its fifth year, the Bonjour French Festival will be bigger and better than ever in 2018! Spanning a Parisian-packed two days, the festival will be held at Kurrawa Park in Broadbeach on 10th and 11th November from 12pm. Eat your way through the French market, savour wines at the cellar door as you pass and, if you haven’t completely slipped into a food coma by then, partake in a painting, cheese, wine or champagne appreciation master-classes. Proud holders of the current Guinness World Record, event organisers invite you to don your beret on the Sunday and be part of a new record for the most berets worn simultaneously (and that includes all Green Beret marches)! There will also be a host of cabaret, blues, hip hop and operatic performances throughout the festival; as well as a selection of French film classics screened from 8pm in the park on the Friday night, courtesy of the Gold Coast Film Festival. For more information visit www.bonjourfrenchfestival.com.au. Wei wei!

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