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2023 QLD Readers' Choice Awards

"Award-winning Share Plates."
Social Eating House & Bar

Social Eating House & Bar

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

Broadbeach

14 Chef Hat Award Restaurant & Catering Association
Looking for somewhere 'social'? Social Eating House & Bar by Executive Chef, Matt Jefferson and his team is just the place you're looking for! Located at the base of Broadbeach's Oracle building, t...
Miss Moneypenny's Broadbeach

Miss Moneypenny's Broadbeach

Mediterranean   $$$$$   Opens at 11:00 AM

Broadbeach

12 Chef Hat Award Restaurant & Catering Association
Cutting-edge style delivering atmosphere-driven dining is what you will find at Miss Moneypenny's on Surf Parade in Broadbeach. Architecturally designed by leading Australian firm Kelly Designs and...
"So many delicious seafood choices"
Citrique

Citrique

Seafood   $$$$$   Open Now

Surfers Paradise

13 Chef Hat Award
Citrique continues to deliver high standards expected of modern and elegant dining inside the JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa on Ferny Avenue in Surfers Paradise. Interactive zones set in sleek...
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 ele...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Fusion"
Tamarind

Tamarind

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 5:30 PM

Cairns

13 Chef Hat Award
An exotic sensory feast awaits diners at multi-award-winning Tamarind, signature restaurant of Cairns’ Reef Hotel Casino. The journey begins with an ambient, low-lit dining room set with crisp whit...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Thai"
The Spirit House Restaurant

The Spirit House Restaurant

Asian   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00 PM

Yandina

13 Chef Hat Award Restaurant & Catering Association
Lush palm fronds and tinkling wind chimes take you from the Hinterland haven of Yandina into the wondrous world of The Spirit House Restaurant. New dishes from Head Chef Tom Hitchcock await guests ...
Harrisons Restaurant

Harrisons Restaurant

British   $$$$$   Opens at 4:00 PM

Port Douglas

13 Chef Hat Award
For award-winning dining in paradise, head to Harrisons Restaurant on Port Douglas Road. The signature restaurant at Port Douglas’ Sheraton Grand Mirage, chill out in opulent surrounds of chandelie...
Jungle Fowl

Jungle Fowl

Asian   $$$$$   Opens at 5:00 PM

Port Douglas

12 Chef Hat Award
Modern farm-to-table Thai cuisine is what you’ll find on the plate at Jungle Fowl on Wharf Street in Port Douglas. This locally loved dining destination exudes a fun and funky vibe with stylised wa...
Noosa Beach House Restaurant sits front and centre on the suave, coastal dining hub of Noosa Heads’ Hastings Street. With a fresh, beach holiday style fitting to the iconic strip, this smart-casual...
"Readers' Choice 2020 - Italian"
Balboa Italian

Balboa Italian

Italian   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00 PM

Palm Beach

12 Chef Hat Award
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 charcoa...
Take in ocean views as balmy breezes rustle overhead leaves at Melaleuca Port Douglas on Wharf Street. Boasting a fabulous alfresco courtyard with three giant mango trees forming a canopy above din...
"Readers' Choice 2019 Winner"
JAM

JAM

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

Townsville

12 Chef Hat Award
Effortlessly combining style with innovation, JAM continues to make its mark on Townsville's dynamic restaurant scene. A well-loved riverfront crowd-pleaser, this versatile venue constantly buzzes ...
"Amazing Menu in a Stunning Location"
Bommie

Bommie

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 5:30 PM

Hamilton Island

13 Chef Hat Award
Those fortunate enough to find themselves on picturesque Hamilton Island take time to experience dining at Bommie restaurant. Residing within Hamilton Island Yacht Club, Bommie boasts a prime water...
"Showcasing North Qld Produce"
One of the hottest dining venues on the Townsville culinary scene Bridgewater Restaurant + Botaniq Bar on Dibbs Street offers guests a touch of coastal elegance in North Queensland. Positioned on t...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - European"
The Long Apron

The Long Apron

French   $$$$$   Opens at 7:30 AM

Montville

15 Chef Hat Award
Signature restaurant of Montville’s picturesque Spicers Clovelly Estate, The Long Apron is a dining experience that insists on a lengthy stay. This intimate restaurant feels instantly inviting and ...
The Bayswater Bar & Grill

The Bayswater Bar & Grill

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 10:00 AM

Hervey Bay

For the best view overlooking Urangan Pier, locals and tourists alike flock to Bayswater Bar & Grill on Charlton Esplanade in Hervey Bay. A huge deck with breathtaking vistas sets the scene for a l...
Wawawa Izakaya

Wawawa Izakaya

Japanese   $$$$$   Opens at 12:00 PM

Cairns

For the vibrant fresh flavours of Japanese cuisine, discerning Cairns diners head to Wawawa Izakaya on Lake Street. From the colourful wall murals of a Japanese woman and Mount Fuji to bright neon ...
Acqua Restaurant & Bar

Acqua Restaurant & Bar

Mediterranean   $$$$$   Opens at 7:30 AM

Caloundra

A waterfront destination for good food and great times, Acqua Restaurant & Bar in the Grand Pacific Resort at Bulcock Beach is one of Caloundra’s best culinary offerings. With stunning vistas over ...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Regional"
Bella Venezia

Bella Venezia

Italian   $$$$$   Opens at 11:30 AM

Mooloolaba

12 Chef Hat Award
Prepare for a tantalising journey of Italian dining at Bella Venezia, a popular hot spot on Mooloolaba’s vibrant Esplanade at Pacific Beach Resort. Calling this iconic precinct home since 1983, Bel...
Olive Thyme

Olive Thyme

Turkish   $$$$$   Opens at 11:30 AM

Albion

Just like its owners, Olive Thyme Turkish Cuisine on Sandgate Road in Albion is where Turkish tradition meets modern inspiration. Nestled in a beautiful heritage-listed 1920s building, this restaur...