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 Restaurant

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
Thrill with excitement! Scream with fear! Experience an unforgettable evening that will leave you breathless at Dracula's Cabaret Restaurant. Enter via Dracula's 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 horror 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.

Hickory

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
Enjoy slow cooked Ribs, Grilled Chicken, meats and fine beverages. At Hickory, they’re all about falling deeply into their leather couches and feasting to fill your heart. Each Ribs rack is dry rubbed by hand with their special blend of spices and salts.

Hurricane's Wood Fire Grill Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Hurricane’s Wood Fire Grill is nestled in the heart of Surfers Paradise. One of two Hurricane’s steakhouses on the Gold Coast, this chic alfresco restaurant is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Burleigh Brewing Company

Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast Area
Burleigh Brewing Company is built on Balance, Character and Soul. After all, when they began in 2006 the Queensland beer and brewing landscape was pretty much devoid of all three. They don't do stunt beers.

The Blue Door on 5th

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
The Blue Door on 5th offers a casual fine dining experience in a modest space of only 32 seats; the intimate dining room allows guests to experience locally sourced, foraged and grown ingredients in a relaxed and carefully considered setting.

Longboards Laidback Eatery and Bar

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Longboards Laidback Eatery and Bar is one of the Gold Coasts best gourmet burger and craft beer bars. Home to the famous two kilogram PHAT bastard burger challenge and positioned in the heart of Surfers Paradise under the iconic Q1 building, Longboards Laidback Eatery and Bar offers a wide range of both food and beverage options to complement its relaxed atmosphere.

Quarterdeck Kitchen and Bar

Coomera, Gold Coast Area
Located on Australias highest awarded marina, perched on the Coomera River and overlooking the unspoiled nature on Hope Island and a handful of beautiful super yachts, this restaurant has fresh and local produce showcased on seasonal menus and served in an elegant waterfront setting.

Walrus Social House

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Enter...the Walrus. An entertainment and dining venue, based on the Gold Coast's rich cultural heritage of the past. Featuring an alfresco cabana, live entertainment every Friday through Sunday and stylish gaming facilities, you'll find it hard to exit.

The Fish House

Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast Area
The Fish House is famous for its breathtaking views of Burleigh Beach, elegant ambiance, quality service by being committed to quality and by being consistent in delivering a high standard of food, open lunch and dinner services to guide guests through the two-glass award winning wine list.
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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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