Eats on the Gold Coast – Alana’s Top 10
We all have different tastes, likes and dislikes when it comes to our food. Whether you have a family to feed, or are planning a romantic night out, there is an option for you on the Gold Coast.
We have enlisted the help of a local expert and have the top picks especially for you. So, let us introduce to you Alana’s Top 10:
The Pavilion, Burleigh Heads.
Fancy a casual, relaxed restaurant right on the water’s edge? Welcome to Burleigh Pavilion. Right on the water, The Pavilion Bar and The Terrace offer you the perfect place to get a post-beach drink and delightful bite from a modern Australian menu.
Etsu Izakaya, Mermaid Beach
We will forgive it, but Etsu Izakaya is an extension of the popular Sydney bar, come eatery. Styled on a Japanese pub, has an unmistakably Japanese oriental feel. Think red lanterns, curved wooden detail and a distinctive Japanese food and refreshment menu.
Fish House, Burleigh Heads
If world class seafood fare with stunning views is more your style, Fish House is for you! Award winning, widely renowned and high quality, the seasonal menu offers decadent dining options with breathtaking views of beach and the Burleigh Headland.
Hellenika, Nobby’s Beach
Opa! If you are looking for a uniquely Greek experience, you can’t go past the friendly team at Hellenika Nobby’s Beach. Loads of tasty food, the widest variety of options for all tastes, traditional music, it’s the authentic atmosphere and flavour of Greece on the Gold Coast! What more could you want?
Hyde Paradiso, Surfer’s Paradise
Don’t let the name fool you, this gem is modern Australian cuisine. Styled on the LA, Vegas and Miami (US that is) icon, it is the place to be seen. Style and energy, the menu is big on flavour, while the signature cocktails are a must try.
Wine Barrel, Mudgeeraba
Did someone say wine and tapas? There’s a heavenly combination! Add in the gorgeous scenery of Mudgeeraba and you have perfection, AKA the Wine Barrell, Mudgeeraba. Relaxed suave with amazing small bites, this is the place to kick back and enjoy life!
Moo Moo’s, Broadbeach
Fancy a quality, award winning steak, combined with a cool, chic vibe? Moo Moo’s has it all. Combining steak house, wine bar and grill, Moo Moo’s has something for any hardcore carnivore taste. Located at the centre of everything in gorgeous Broadbeach this really should be near the top of your list of go-to restaurants.
Some might not admit it, but deep down, everyone loves a hearty, warm, made-with-love Italian pasta or pizza and a bold red wine. And on the Gold Coast, you can’t get better than Mario’s. This local classic gives you the authentic and relaxed atmosphere and is great for the family. It’s reached iconic status in Broadbeach.
Staying with the Broadbeach theme, but with a variation of cuisine, O-me-ly is an unpretentious local Vietnamese hang out with great food. Think warm, comforting or spicy soups, fresh salads, great stir-fries, and of course a good supply of the Vietnamese rice paper rolls we have all grown to love. This is your weeknight saviour or your relaxed Sunday session.
Last but definitely not least, Mamasan is a South East Asian wonder, located in central Broadbeach. This kitchen and bar has a cool atmosphere with the perfect blend of traditional and modern cuisine. Authentic flavours, done in a modern way, by a renowned chef, easily accessible in central Broadbeach, you really can’t go wrong. Check this one out in your next weekend travels.
So, get out and explore the Gold Coast’s amazing food scene! Some of the region’s best eateries and hidden gems are off the beaten track, or just small little holes in the wall. Get out and try them! They really punch above their weight.