A Slice of Heaven: The Coast’s Best Pizza

Only a few years ago, there was a limited supply of good pizza on the Coast. Pizza purists were in the grip of withdrawals, unable to find a traditional thin crust or a classic calzone to satisfy their cravings. Thankfully, things have changed and the Coastie pizza scene is now thriving. From traditional Italian at Terrigal

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What’s New on the Coast: 2019

As the Central Coast continues on its tasty trajectory of becoming the next big culinary hot spot in regional Australia, the cafe, restaurant and bar scene is going from strength to strength. Adding to the epicurean excitement in 2019 are some fabulous new openings including a gin and gelato bar, a new restaurant headed by a


First Look: The Bon Pavilion in Pics

Celebrity chef Sean Connolly has opened his first Central Coast venue – The Bon Pavilion – in the heart of Gosford’s CBD. Connolly adds Bon to his line up of acclaimed global eateries including popular Australian restaurants such as The Morrison in Sydney and Balcony Bar in Byron. In true Connolly style, the food is simple and delicious, letting


South End Social: Gosford’s Chic New Eatery

The arrival of South End Social, a cafe-slash-bar located in the brand new Department of Finance building on Mann St, has heralded a new beginning for Gosford. It’s officially on its way to becoming a hip and happening CBD. With people constantly coming and going, ordering coffees and takeaway sandwiches, tapping on laptops, munching on burgers


Eight Exciting Ways to Enjoy the Winter Hols

Although we haven’t needed the beanies, jackets and scarves just yet, the winter holidays have arrived. From al fresco ice skating to robot workshops – there is so much fun to be had on the Central Coast these July holidays. And some of it’s free. Here are eight ways to make these holidays the coolest ever, thanks to


The Coast’s Top 10 Takeaway Coffees

As the Coast becomes increasingly chic, so too are the cafes, their baristas and the quality of the coffee. No matter where you live or wherever you’re visiting, rest assured there is somewhere to get your coffee fix. From the tip of Toukley to the edge of Ettalong, here’s our guide to the Coast’s top

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Celebrate NYE in Style on the Coast

It’s the biggest night of the year and to help you end 2017 with a coastal chic bang, we’ve compiled some of the hottest and hippest things happening on the Central Coast this New Year. Seaside restaurants are putting on exquisite meals, beachfront bars are teeing up epic parties and for something a bit racey,

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Hamming up Christmas with Julie Goodwin

Coastie Masterchef Julie Goodwin knows how to create the perfect Christmas feast. On Christmas day, her table is a smorgasbord of prawns, pineapple-glazed ham,  shellfish-stuffed salmon and salads including caprese and potato. Another tradition is reserved for Christmas Eve – a hot dinner with turkey, pork and all the trimmings. While food is important, Julie, who

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Eight Ways to Entertain The Kids in Winter Hols

Winter doesn’t have to equal the blues on the Central Coast. There are loads of fun things happening indoors and outdoors so no matter what Mother Nature serves up these school holidays, the littlies will be happy and entertained. Here’s our July school holiday guide to ensure the winter break sizzles despite the chill (and best of


Gosford’s Chic Shopping Hub

Bit by bit, Gosford is coming to life with steps (albeit lollipop ones) being taken to revitalise the city, paving the way for it to fulfil its sparkling waterfront potential. Amongst the development that is helping to change the face of the suburb is the transformation of the Imperial Centre. The light and bright shopping centre

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A Chic Guide to School Hols on the Coast

To ensure coastal chicettes are having as much fun as chic adults, we’ve compiled the top ten things for families on the Central Coast these school holidays. From waterfront carnivals to cooking classes, Coastal Chic mum Zoe Thomson put some of the Coast’s star attractions to the test with one aim – to entertain Coastie


In the Kitchen with Julie Goodwin

Standing behind one of several rows of stainless steel benches, armed with chopping boards, knives and a formidable Westinghouse cook top, we get a sense of how the contestants must feel on Masterchef. But Coastie cook Julie Goodwin, who knows all about pressure tests after taking out the inaugural television cooking competition in 2009, instantly puts us



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