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Rachel Barnes4 years ago

The best local restaurants to grab a bite before the big game.

The 2015 Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars will be hitting the Cbus Super Stadium as an early Valentine's Day present for all of the Gold Coast NRL lovers out there. The Harvey Norman All Stars were created to show the impact that rugby league can have on indigenous communities. Celebrating Australia's indigenous culture, this even is about more than the footy.

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If you’re heading down to watch the game, put aside the money you’ve saved for beer and a few trips to the food stands. We’ve listed a few local restaurants for you to fill your gut before your stomach is too full of footy fever.

Dumpling Republic

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Cooked to perfection, Dumpling Republic – Gold Coast.


Robina Town Centre is walking distance from the Gold Coast’s Cbus Super Stadium and so are a plethora of its promenade restaurants. Dumpling Republic invites its patrons to experience the art of the dumpling. As a relatively recent addition to the promenade, this restaurant specialises in fresh handmade dumplings that are filled with flavour. After a few bites of these steamed masterpieces (and with a kids menu to boot) you won’t need to make any trips to the food stands during the game.

WhereShop 1009, The Promenade, Robina Town Centre

Yum Cha Robina

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A feast awaits, Yum Cha Robina – Gold Coast.

Also based in the Robina Town Centre promenade, this Gold Coast restaurant hits you with a winning combination of great staff and great food. Buzzing with trollies filled with all of your Yum Cha favourites, you can order from the menu at any time (just in case you are cutting it a little close before kick off). This is one of the Gold Coast locals favourite spots to indulge at, and with a moderate price to quality food ratio, you will not be left disappointed.
WhereShop 1015/15. Robina Town Centre, Lido Promenade, Robina, QLD 4230

Grill’d

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Burgers galore, Grill’d – Gold Coast.

Aussies love nothing better than a good burger, and this Gold Coast restaurant has definitely mastered that category. These tasty and healthy burgers can fill up the hungriest of stomachs. There are several menu options that will make your mouth water just from reading them, and you can even customise your burger to your liking without having to pay a fortune. Complete with a playground within eyes-view of the restaurant’s outdoor table seating, you will be able to steal the kids chips as the exhaust all of their energy on the slides.
WhereRobina Town Centre, Gold Coast, QLD.

Tony’s Pizzeria

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Pizza to share, Tony’s Pizzeria – Gold Coast.

Just a quick jog from the stadium, you will find a great place to grab some decent Italian food (if you have the energy to duck out at half-time). Gold Coast locals continue to rave about this restaurant’s delicious pizzas, saying that they come back time and time again just for a slice of heaven, and after one bite you can see why. This is definitely a half-time snack that you won’t overpay for or regret.
Where1/110 Laver Drive, Robina, QLD.

Dog and Parrot Tavern

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The perfect pre-game venue, Dog and Parrot – Gold Coast.

For some of the best pub grub on the Gold Coast, you simply have to head down to the Dog and Parrot. On the other side of Robina Town Centre, the Dog and Parrot’s restaurant is ready to serve you up all of your tavern favourites. From their Graziers Stockman’s Pie through to Texas BBQ Pork Ribs, you may just decide to grab a drink and watch the game from your comfy seat right here.
Where2-6 Scottsdale Drive, Robina, QLD.

No matter what style of food you are after on the Gold Coast, there is something close to Cbus to keep you, your friends and your family full throughout the game. And once you’re done eating, no matter who you’re cheering for, take some time to remember the true meaning behind this unique event!

Are you heading to the big game? Let us know where you’ll be eating dinner in the comments below!

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