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Best Restaurants: Gold Coast's Coolest Foodie Hotspots

Known as a destination for holiday-makers and luxury-chasers, the Gold Coast's restaurant scene would delight any foodie.

Rick Shores
Rick Shores

The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s favourite places to kick back and soak up the sunshine, as well as the relaxed attitude of the locals. You may be feeling so relaxed that you’re not inclined to cook and clean - and we heartily endorse this energy. When you try some of the restaurants we’ve listed below, you’ll understand why.

Social Eating House
Social Eating House
Social Eating House

Setting a high standard for dining on the Gold Coast is the Social Eating House in Broadbeach. Offering fine dining in a casual setting with warm and friendly staff, Social is owned & operated by Executive Chef Matthew Jefferson, the winner of the People’s Choice ‘Chef of the Year’ award for three consecutive years. Choose from sumptuous share plates or opt for the set banquet menu - as it’s too hard to choose when the menu is this incredible!

3 Oracle Boulevard, Broadbeach

The Collective Palm Beach
The Collective Palm Beach
The Collective

Have you been charged with the impossible task of picking the restaurant for your group chat? The Collective at Palm Beach has the answer. Housing five individual restaurant’s kitchens and a rooftop bar, you and the gang can order from one huge menu that spans several different cuisines and caters to gluten free, vegetarian and vegan diets. Italian, Mexican, Asian and Greek are all on the menu! Book a table on the roof and spend your Sunday afternoon drinking delicious cocktails whilst you’re drinking in the view.

1128 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach

Kiyomi
Kiyomi
Kiyomi

Kiyomi invites you to taste the flavours of Tokyo with a menu created by Executive Head Chef Chase Kojima that will transport your senses. With the freshest of sashimi, tantalising tempura and truly decadent desserts, if you’re looking for a special night out to remember, Kiyomi is the place to be.

Lobby Level, The Star Gold Coast, Broadbeach

Greenhouse Canteen
Greenhouse Canteen
Greenhouse Canteen

Famous for their ambience, incredible food and entirely plant-based and gluten free menu, Greenhouse Canteen is a must-do on the Gold Coast dining scene. With a lush and earthy atmosphere, Greenhouse strives to provide an upscale dining experience serving up hearty and exquisite meals accompanied by Australian wines and local breweries.

1916 Gold Coast Highway, Miami

Rick Shores
Rick Shores
Rick Shores

Ever popular with the Gold Coast crowd, Rick Shores serves up incredible Asian fusion meals created from fresh, local produce. Choose from their ever popular Moreton Bay bug roll, crispy snapper or one of their three flavourful curry dishes. With an incredible view of the ocean from the patio seats, be sure to book yourself in for a sunset sitting, to soak up the fresh air and ambience that the Gold Coast is so well renowned for.

3/43 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads

Justin Lane
Justin Lane
Justin Lane Establishment

If you’re looking for peak Burleigh good-vibes, you’ll be sure to find them at the Justin Lane Establishment. Within eyeshot of the water and a rooftop destined for sunshine-laden Sunday sessions, the Establishment serves up sourdough pizzas and handmade pasta. Their motto is eat, drink & be messy, so consider this your open invitation to sip a cocktail and slurp up some pasta.

1708–1710 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads

Misono
Misono
Misono Japanese Steakhouse

Located within the luxurious Marriott Hotel is the Gold Coast’s ultimate destination for teppanyaki. Whether you have a special occasion to celebrate, or are craving an entertaining dining experience, Misono Japanese Steakhouse is the place to be! With theatrical flair and an experienced touch, your chef will not only make you chuckle with their mischievous antics, but will make your tastebuds sing with any of the teppanyaki banquets on offer.

Level 3/158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise

The North Room
The North Room
The North Room

With a menu crafted on seasonal produce, The North Room operates on a philosophy of ‘eat with your eyes’ and aim to delight all of your senses when you dine with them. The menu is composed of contemporary and exquisite share style plates. With an intimate ambiance and casual comfort, we recommend opting for the tasting style menu with matched wines to accompany each course.

Shop 1/2527 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach

Found the best restaurants on the Gold Coast and keen to plan your next holiday? The help with your itinerary, check out our Gold Coast things to do guide that has the best places to explore while on the coast. For accommodation recommendations, our Gold Coast stays round-up has got you covered.