2019 Gold Coast Readers' Choice Awards

"what an enthralling food journey."
room81

room81

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Broadbeach

Relax in the dynamic, yet intimate setting of room81, on the ground floor of the Sofitel Broadbeach. Be intrigued by an open kitchen where you can observe the prowess of Chefs as they prepare each dis...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Seafood"
Blue Water Grill

Blue Water Grill

Steak   $$$$$   Opens at 11:30:AM

Hope Island

Luring Hope Island locals in with waterfront dining and an indulgent menu of fresh, sustainably caught seafood and beef, selected from some of the finest suppliers in the country; Blue Water Grill off...
"stunning rooftop location"
Cazzy's at the Top

Cazzy's at the Top

International   $$$$$   Opens at 5:30:PM

Coolangatta

From a stunning rooftop location, restaurant Cazzy’s at the Top boasts dazzling views overlooking Gold Coast’s Coolangatta Beach. Glass walls and a deck maximise the restaurant’s oceanfront vista whil...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Grill"
BBQ Bazaar

BBQ Bazaar

Grill   $$$$$   Opens at 4:00:PM

Burleigh Heads

Follow the aroma of barbequed meat, wood-fired pizza and Asian flavours to BBQ Bazaar on Junction Road in Burleigh Heads. The first night market of its kind in Burleigh, bring family and friends and c...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Greek"
Xenia Coolangatta

Xenia Coolangatta

Greek   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00: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 ...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Italian"
Balboa Italian

Balboa Italian

Italian   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00:PM

Palm Beach

For a truly memorable dining experience, enter Balboa Italian restaurant perched along Gold Coast Highway in Palm Beach. Guests are greeted by a towering red brick building, fitted out with charcoal b...
"Readers' Choice 2019 Winner"
Obala

Obala

Mediterranean   $$$$$   Opens at 6:30:AM

Coolangatta

To discover exotic tastes from afar, take a walk along the ocean facing storefronts of Coolangatta, on Douglas Street to find Obala restaurant. Opt to sit alfresco and enjoy coastal breezes while taki...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Korean"
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...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Regional"
Hop On Brewery Tours

Hop On Brewery Tours

   Opens at 8:00:AM

Arundel

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 ...
"2019 Readers' Choice Award"
Locals are going loco for Morsels at Mudgeeraba, a local family owned tapas and wine bar dedicated to providing a friendly, relaxed environment with a menu full of diversity. Dine alfresco with a sang...
Broadbeach is well known as the Gold Coast’s dining mecca and staying at the Sofitel Gold Coast puts you in the centre of it all. The Gold Coast Convention Centre is across the road; ensuring quick ac...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Indian"
Indian Empire

Indian Empire

Indian   $$$$$   Opens at 11:00:AM

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 - Steak"
Black Angus Bar & Grill

Black Angus Bar & Grill

Steak   $$$$$   Opens at 11:30:AM

Sanctuary Cove

Perched beside the marina's glistening waters at Sanctuary Cove, Black Angus Bar & Grill restaurant is an idyllic place to relax and enjoy a sumptuous meal. Specialising in steak and seafood, Black An...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Thai"
Lucky Buddha Thai

Lucky Buddha Thai

Thai   $$$$$   Opens at 11:00:AM

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...
"Healthy Cafe Fare & Great Coffee."
To refuel with healthy café fare, perch yourself at Base Broadbeach, tucked away on the ground floor of the Oasis Shopping Centre. Decked out with lacquered wood fittings and flourishing plants, this ...
Kiyomi

Kiyomi

Japanese   $$$$$   Open Now

Broadbeach

14 Chef Hat Award
Kiyomi restaurant graces The Star Gold Coast with sophisticated and authentic Japanese dining. Sleek decor is synonymous with muted tones, enveloping guests in a calm atmosphere as subtle panelling di...
A hidden gem in the Gold Coast Hinterland, The Mouses House Rainforest Retreat on Springbrook Road embraces the beauty of towering brush box trees and gentle cascading streams. Offering 14 fairy tale ...
Be Somewhere

Be Somewhere

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens at 7:00:AM

Burleigh Heads

After a morning spent in the turquoise waters of Burleigh Heads beach, dust the sand from your feet and head to Be Somewhere cafe to satisfy your hunger. Opt to sit alfresco and lap up the morning sun...
The Cuban

The Cuban

Cuban   $$$$$   Opens at 11:00:AM

Broadbeach

Spending time in Italy has led to a passion for creating high quality extra virgin olive oil and artisan vinegars, for Olive Harvest founder Tracey Tyley. Sourcing the finest olives from Australian fa...