2021 Gold Coast Readers' Choice Awards

For a reinvented take on a classic American diner experience head to Fat Freddy’s Beach Bar & Diner on Gold Coast Highway in Broadbeach. This architecturally designed, modern space delivers an electri...
Eddy + Wolff

Eddy + Wolff

Asian   $$$$$   Opens at 5:30:PM

Robina

12 Chef Hat Award
Imagine a small bar in Asia off the beaten track and immerse yourself in true and authentic flavours at Eddy + Wolff on Ron Penhaligon Way in Robina. Named after the two streets the Vietnamese owners ...
Indulge in the tastes of regional Chinese cuisine at Feng Shui Restaurant @ Coolangatta Bowls Club on Scott Street. Polished wooden floors, white-clothed tables and dangling red lanterns set the mood ...
"Appetising menu and warm service."
An appetising menu and warm service make Domani’s Café Restaurant & Bar on Tedder Avenue more than just a loved local. This Main Beach stalwart charms with its inviting familiarity combined with a lai...
"Dining on the Water's Edge"
Soak up stylish waterfront views in a relaxed setting at Quarterdeck Kitchen & Bar on Waterway Drive in Coomera. Located at Gold Coast City Marina, Quarterdeck welcomes guests with sunny alfresco dini...
"what an enthralling food journey."
Discover a slice of France at room81 - Broadbeach's only French lounge and brasserie, nestled on the ground floor of the Sofitel Gold Coast hotel. Enjoy l'experience gastronomique where elegant and fl...
Come see what everyone is talking about on the Varsity Lakes block at The Rusty Barrel Whiskey & Tapas Bar on Varsity Parade. Take a seat alfresco in the garden area where rosemary overflows from plan...
"Readers' Choice 2020 - Thai"
Lucky Buddha Thai

Lucky Buddha Thai

Thai   $$$$$   Opens at 4:30:PM

Mermaid Beach

A cosy atmosphere and home-style dishes make Lucky Buddha Thai a favourite among Mermaid Beach locals. Conveniently located on the Gold Coast Highway, Lucky Buddha Thai’s mute toned furnishings and wh...
"Delicious handmade pasta and pizza"
Traditional methods and rustic flavours await diners at Italian eatery The Belvedere Stone Mill on Gold Coast Highway in Burleigh Heads. Located underneath the Swell Resort, this restaurant is the bra...
From burgers to baos and everything in between, Manny’s Street Food on Arundel Drive brings comfort food to Gold Coast foodies. Order yours and chill out in the alfresco area under market umbrellas, o...
"A local gem that's dog-friendly."
Cafe Catalina

Cafe Catalina

Cafe   $$$$$   Open Now

Southport

Boasting an unrivalled coastal location, it's time to unwind at iconic Café Catalina in Southport's Broadwater Parklands. Nestled near the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre and on the water's edge, this casua...
"Readers' Choice 2020 - Indian"
Indian Empire

Indian Empire

Indian   $$$$$   Opens at 5:00:PM

Runaway Bay

For flavoursome Indian cuisine after a day bargain hunting at Gold Coast’s Harbourtown outlet, head up Oxley Drive to Indian Empire restaurant. Relax by a large glass window and enjoy a feast of flavo...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Greek"
Xenia Coolangatta

Xenia Coolangatta

Greek   $$$$$   Opens at 5:00:PM

Coolangatta

Transporting visitors to the Mediterranean from the familiarity of Coolangatta is Xenia Grill, a Greek-inspired restaurant well-suited to the tropical, laidback setting on the corner of McLean Street ...
"so many gnocchi options!"
Don't Gnocc It

Don't Gnocc It

Italian   $$$$$   Open Now

Broadbeach

Gnocchi lovers are spoilt for choice at Italian restaurant Don't Gnocc It on Surf Parade in Broadbeach. Nestled under the Phoenician Resort, this trendy venue boasts great alfresco dining street side,...
Manny's Catering
For a range of catering services with a Modern French-Australian twist, Manny’s Catering offers menus and platters to suit all appetites and occasions. Located on Arundel Drive in Arundel on the Gold ...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Regional"
Hop On Brewery Tours
Get acquainted with the world of craft beer in south-east Queensland and experience a flavoursome adventure with Hop on Brewery Tours, based in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Choose a tour from a range ...
Jimmy Wah's

Jimmy Wah's

Vietnamese   $$$$$   Opens at 5:30:PM

Burleigh Heads

12 Chef Hat Award
Pippin Took 2

Pippin Took 2

French/European   $$$$$   Opens at 6:00:PM

Mount Tamborine

Goha Korean Restaurant

Goha Korean Restaurant

Korean   $$$$$   Opens at 5:30:PM

Southport

Experience authentic Korean cuisine on the Gold Coast at Goha Korean Restaurant in Southport, situated on Nerang Street. Family owned and operated (with meat sourced fresh from the family butcher shop...
Project Tokyo

Project Tokyo

Japanese   $$$$$   Opens at 5:00:PM

Mermaid Waters

A touch of tradition and a dash of modern thinking takes your palate across the world to Japan, at Project Tokyo on Markeri Street in Mermaid Waters. Stop by, sit down and sip some sake in industrial-...