The Top Restaurants in Gold Coast

The Gold Coast features some of the best restaurants in varying cuisine types in Australia


Queensland is a magnet for professionals of any sort and chefs are no exception. The burgeoning culture has drawn some of the best chefs to the area. There is an abundance of fine dining options in the popular beach strip including Main Beach, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and Coolangatta but in recent times, the Gold Coast has seen an emergence of great restaurants in more regional areas such as Robina, Mermaid, Southport, and Bundall. The Gold Coast features some of the best restaurants in varying cuisine types in Australia and boasts some of the best Chinese, Thai, Japanese and Italian cuisine alongside some of the best seafood restaurants Australia has to offer.

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Seafood Restaurants:  If you want to enjoy a beautiful view of boats from a terrace and a simple international menu the Aqua is the restaurant for you. In Sanctuary Cove, is possibly Gold Coasts best seafood restaurant, Georges Paragon.  If you enjoy people watching and dinner by candlelight then the choice for you is Tedder Avenue.

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Italian Restaurants: At Surfers Paradise, Al Fresco Restaurant has an extensive menu with daily specials. Brunello’s, at Tamborine Mountain, uses mostly local produce, seasonal fruits, and vegetables,  It is a family business catering to the traditional cuisine since the 1950’s.  On Broadbeach, you can try Volare, they have an authentic classic Italian restaurant.

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Japanese Restaurants: While in Surfers Paradise, enjoy the art of Japanese Barbecue. Seafood, prime beef, and chicken is all cooked right before your!  O-Sushis Japanese Restaurant, located in Coolangatta, it’s own sushi train, professional chefs and warm service.  If you are looking for a great teppanyaki experience then you will definitely want to try Marasaki Teppanyaki Restaurant, in Southport.

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Chinese Restaurants: Mandarin court, located in Mermaid Beach has been around since 1970 and is the oldest Chinese restaurant on the Gold Coast.  In Broad beach, Oriental Temptations places emphasis on freshness and authenticity.

Source by Cordelia Kennedy