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.

Taboon Modern Middle Eastern Cafe

Robina, Gold Coast Area
Taboon is inspired by the suburban bakeries, grill and hummus houses popular throughout the Middle East. They take a fresh and exciting look at traditional foods and their cuisine draws its influence from Marrakesh to Istanbul, Cairo to Beirut with a big stop in Tel Aviv.

Lemon Lovers Gelato and Cheese

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
Lemon Lovers Gelato and Cheese make their Gourmet Gelato and Sorbets fresh on site using local ingredients. They also stock a variety of Pure Artisan Cheese made locally on Tamborine Mountain. They have Traditional Gelato Flavours like Dutch Chocolate, Lemon Rum and Raisin and Pistachio as well as some new flavours for you to try, like Mango with Raspberry Swirl, Granny Smith Apple and Golden Kiwi Fruit.

Ally Chow

Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast Area
A unique Asian Fusion Restaurant and Bar offering delicious food and perfectly crafted cocktails. A perfect dining experience for couples or larger groups to celebrate in style. Functions can be catered for in their alleyway or inside their Asian wonderland.

The Avenue

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
The Avenue is the heart of Surfers Paradise entertainment. With 15 beers on tap, a creative list of quirky cocktails, a menu to please the greatest of food connoisseurs and a state-of-the-art music venue that offers live entertainment seven days a week, The new Avenue is everything you would want from a day or night out .

Dragon Cove Chinese Cuisine

Sanctuary Cove, Gold Coast Area
Treat yourself to authentic Chinese dishes and dumplings, or try the chef’s specialty, Peking Duck, cooked fresh and carved at your table. Savour your dining indulgence whilst enjoying the water views of Sanctuary Cove Marina.

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.

Black Angus Bar and Grill

Sanctuary Cove, Gold Coast Area
Located right in the glistening harbour of the Marine Village Sanctuary Cove, Black Angus Bar and Grill is a great venue for a relaxed lunch, romantic dinner or a special function up to 150 guests seated.

Crema Lovers Cafe

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
Customers have described Crema Lovers as "Tamborine's Hidden Gem". They have the best coffee which is highly rated on Bean Hunter. If you like your elixir of life, pure and unadulterated, Crema Lovers is your best bet.
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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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