2020 QLD Readers' Choice Awards

"Readers' Choice 2019 - Thai"
The Spirit House Restaurant

The Spirit House Restaurant

Asian   $$$$$   Opens Wed 12:00:PM


13 Chef Hat Award
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 Aaron Tucker await guests at t...
"A Wonderful Daily Changing Menu"
Escape the bustle of the city at charming and serene The Balfour Kitchen on Balfour Street in New Farm. Set in a beautiful Queenslander, guests can dine on the verandah, enjoy relaxed gatherings under...
"Readers' Choice 2020 - Thai"
Bringing families together through food is the aim of Woolloongabba restaurant Boo’s Kitchen on Annerley Road. With a focus on Northern Thai and Isan cuisine, this bright and breezy eatery has an abun...
Stroll up from a walk along the pristine beachfront for a refreshing drink and bite to eat at Drift & Wood Restaurant, in Sandcastles 1770 Motel & Resort on Captain Cook Drive in Agnes Water. Dine alf...
"Readers' Choice 2020 - Fine Dining"
It wouldn’t be surprising to see the God of food, wine and indulgence himself lounging at Bacchus Restaurant, his South Brisbane namesake. Located on the podium level of the Rydges South Bank, this la...
"2019 Readers' Choice Winner: Coffee"
Preece's at the Jetty

Preece's at the Jetty

Cafe   $$$$$   Opens Wed 6:00:AM


For casual waterfront dining in Redcliffe, take to Preece’s at the Jetty. Warm and welcoming, Preece’s compact alfresco area allows guests to soak up scenic views out to Moreton Bay, while a smart, tr...
"Readers' Choice 2020 - Italian"
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...
Healthy meals for beautiful souls are on the menu at new lifestyle café HSG at The Gardens, on Gorlicks Road in Branyan. This family-friendly Bundaberg venue is all about space and being able to enjoy...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Seafood"
George's Paragon

George's Paragon

Seafood   $$$$$   Open Now

Brisbane CBD

Just minutes from the heart of Brisbane’s CBD, George’s Paragon on Eagle Street Pier offers a seafood restaurant oasis perched beside the Brisbane River. Dine alfresco by the water’s edge as all manne...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - B&B"
For those seeking a truly memorable experience when on the Sunshine Coast, make your way along Narrows Road to discover Montville’s best kept hideaway, Secrets on the Lake. Bordering on the Kondalilla...
"2019 Readers' Choice - Greek"
Nostimo Restaurant Bar

Nostimo Restaurant Bar

Greek   $$$$$   Opens Wed 9:30:AM

South Brisbane

Deliciously Greek and deliciously authentic, Nostimo Restaurant Bar on Edmondstone Street transports diners to the Mediterranean from the heart of Brisbane. Featuring white rendered walls, cascading w...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Regional"
Bella Venezia

Bella Venezia

Italian   $$$$$   Open Now


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, Bella ...
"Readers' Choice 2020 - Asian"
Highlighting a passion for Asian cuisine and culture, Sum Yung Guys on Duke Street in Sunshine Beach is an ideal spot to share plates and cocktails with friends. Styled to capture the personalities of...
"stunning rooftop location"
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...
Escape city hustle and bustle at picturesque Historic Rivermill on Beaudesert-Nerang Road in Mount Nathan. Visit alpacas, deer, goats, ducks, chooks and turtles while taking in stunning hinterland vis...
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 - European"
The Long Apron

The Long Apron

French   $$$$$   Opens Wed 8:00:AM


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 onc...
"Showcasing North Qld Produce"
One of the hottest dining venues on the Townsville culinary scene, Bridgewater Restaurant and Bridge Bar on Dibbs Street offers guests a touch of coastal elegance in North Queensland. Positioned on th...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Fusion"


Fusion   $$$$$   Open Now


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 white l...
"Readers' Choice 2019 - Regional"
A sophisticated tropical dining experience awaits at Zinc, on the corner of Macrossan and Davidson Streets in Port Douglas. This newly re-opened restaurant presents an elegant venue for a romantic din...