Gold Coast restaurants and cafes

On the Gold Coast, food entertains tastebuds between fun-filled itineraries, frolics along the beachside and surfs at sunrise. It’s a place where alfresco dining meets street-eats, hatted restaurants and breweries. Whether you consider yourself an acai addict, a seafood sampler or a coffee connoisseur, expect a smorgasbord of flavours along the coastline and you will find something that tastes like pure gold. Show me the best Gold Coast restaurants by precinct

Surfers Paradise restaurants and cafes 

If culinary excellence were served on a silver platter, Surfers Paradise would be the main course, garnished with 52km of glistening coastlines and over 20 pristine beaches. High-end foodie haunts reside in hotels on Staghorn Ave, The Esplanade and Surfers Paradise Boulevard bring everything from internationally imagined to gasp-worthy gourmet to the table. Stroll along Cavill Avenue to find quirky restaurants and cafes or head out for a night on the town to the beachfront markets and breweries littering the streets.

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Dracula's Cabaret

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Thrill with excitement! Scream with fear! Experience an unforgettable evening that will leave you breathless at Dracula's Cabaret. Enter via the Ghost Train ride into the Theatre of the Vampire, where weird waiters and talented performers sink their teeth into a night of comedy, rock, puppetry and amazing stage FX.

Miami Marketta

Miami, Gold Coast Area
It could be the back streets of Thailand, Barcelona or New York City but it is right there in Miami on the Gold Coast. It's where the locals go and it's only eight minutes from Broadbeach. Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Miami comes alive with street food from all round the world.

Vapiano Gold Coast

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Their Italian restaurant in Gold Coast take traditional Italian recipes and bring them to life using Aussie know-how and only the best Australian produce (preferably sourced from within 150 kilometres of each restaurant).

Aviary Rooftop Bar

Southport, Gold Coast Area
Sip on decadent cocktails and enjoy traditional Italian pizzas and numerous sharing dishes at the exclusive Aviary Rooftop Bar, nestled six floors above ground - on top of the Mantra at Sharks hotel. Opening in mid-2018, Aviary Rooftop Bar features sweeping Surfers Paradise skyline views, a cinema playing eclectic flicks, and a separate outdoor section with areas to relax and soak up the sun or stars.

Hurricane's Bar and Express at Circle

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Amongst all the glitz and glamour and surf and sand there is a hidden gem. A hidden gem Surfer’s Paradise has been not only been wanting but needing. A place full of greenery, low lounges, low lights, delicious cocktails and mouthwatering food.

Lord Of The Fries

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Leading the way for ethical fast food in Australia and New Zealand, Lord Of The Fries was founded in 2004 on the premise of food made with love, not animals. Its all-inclusive menu is 100 per cent vegan, with gluten free, kosher and halal options.

Carmody's Restaurant and Bar

Southport, Gold Coast Area
Carmody’s is an award-winning restaurant offering modern Australian cuisine created by Sous Chef Nathan Hay, a highly rated wine list compiled by Socky Soares and exemplary service from the whole team.

Alleys Restaurant and Bar

Currumbin, Gold Coast Area
Welcome to award-winning dining at Alleys Restaurant and Bar featuring home grown, local fresh produce, sumptuous meals and friendly, professional service. Alleys is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

Kurrawa Surf Club

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
The unique location on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, in the heart of bustling Broadbeach, enables Kurrawa Surf Club to stand apart from the rest. Relax and enjoy the superb ambience of their Club overlooking the magnificent Pacific Ocean.

Hideaway Kitchen and Bar

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Hideaway Kitchen and Bar is one of the Gold Coast’s new culinary sensations - an exciting new venue for evening drinks and mouth-watering Asian food, right in the heart of Broadbeach. Dine inside surrounded by the impressive graffiti artwork or outside under the hanging umbrella installation.
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Burleigh Heads restaurants and cafes 

Nestled between Surfers Paradise and Coolangatta, Burleigh Heads is the culinary ‘cool kid’ where people flock to dine and unwind in the relaxed beach vibe. Absolute oceanfront dining exists here where you’ll swear the fish on your plate has jumped straight out of the water, find authentic Italian on Justin Lane and drink in a funky café culture along James Street. Alfresco is taken to the next level (literally) with foodies heading up Burleigh Hill to chew with panoramic views out to the coastline. 

Palm Beach restaurants and cafes 

Once in the shadow of its neighbours Burleigh Heads and Currumbin, Palm beach is now the suburb du jour with a plethora of bars, restaurants and cafes opening what seems like every week. Now boasting more than 50 restaurants (and counting), the coastal town serves something for every palate from local bars, tapas joints to cutting edge foodie haunts scattered along the Gold Coast Highway. Make no mistake, while the laidback ‘Palmy’ lifestyle is reflected in its restaurants, the food is taken seriously (very seriously).

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