Best Known For

Slow Cooked Beef Cheeks Bourguignon with bacon, shallots, mushrooms, turned vegetables and creamed potato.

About LakeFront Bistro

Enjoy a waterfront dining experience in the chic precinct of Emerald Lakes at LakeFront Bistro in Carrara. Established in December 2014, this modern Gold Coast restaurant draws in a wealth of natural light by day and radiates with warmth as the evening progresses, using yellow toned lighting and dark wooden furnishings to create an ambient mood. With everything made fresh from scratch on site, LakeFront’s bistro menu focuses on locally sourced produce, catering also to special requirements and allergies. While lunch options may include herb risotto with seared scallops, those seeking an intimate dinner can indulge in grilled duck breast with pumpkin and turmeric spring roll with orange puree vegetable souffle with spicy orange sauce. Be sure to save room for a brandy snap basket dessert.

Location & Map

78a/3030 The Boulevard, Carrara 4211 QLD - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  11:30:AM - 2:00:PM
Tue  5:30:PM - 11:00:PM
Wed  11:30:AM - 2:00:PM
Wed  5:30:PM - 11:00:PM
Thu  11:30:AM - 2:00:PM
Thu  5:30:PM - 11:00:PM
Fri  11:30:AM - 2:00:PM
Fri  5:30:PM - 11:00:PM
Sat  5:30:PM - 11:00:PM
Sun  Closed

Groups & Functions

LakeFront Bistro is pleased to be able to celebrate special public events with you, such as Christmas or New Years Eve in our main restaurant. If you would like to enquire about a private event such as a Birthday Party, either in our main restaurant or our private function room, for 10 to 100+ guests please contact us on 07 5641 6066.

  • Up to 200 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Hens & Bucks Night
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Banquets
  • Buffets
  • Canapes
  • Cocktails
  • Degustation
  • Finger Food
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (9)


Hidden gem in Carrara!
Another excellent meal. Lakefront Bistro deserves more custom. A classy act in a picturesque location.


Every visit a culinary experience!
I am seriously devoted to this restaurant! Food cooked from scratch, beautifully presented, each mouthful something to savour, not a single dish has disappointed us. Started going for special occasions, now we go for any reason, because places like this do not come along every day . I love cooking myself and so appreciate the time, effort and attention to detail in the meals offered. Add to this unobtrusive but excellent service, ambience and delightful waterfront views. So glad to have found this place!


No wonder it was QLD Award Winner!
I have visited Lakefront Bistro for my birthday lunch and for my husband's 60th birthday dinner this month. I will be taking my friend for her 70th in a few weeks time....any excuse to drive down the Mountain to visit this incredible find. This is the restaurant to visit to if you really want to impress someone ...whether it is a lovely gourmet dinner or a light lunch, knowing that everything that will be ordered during your restaurant visit will be superb. You can choose from an a la carte menu or from a set menu offering a number of choices within each course. This restaurant is very reasonably priced for the quality and flavours of the food, the variety of choice within the menus, the degree of difficulty in preparing the items, the very aesthetically pleasing presentation, the beautiful scenery through the glass doors over the lake (or alfresco dining) and the very friendly wait staff. The wine list is also reasonably priced. I attended the Cordon Bleu School of Cookery in London and have also taught Hospitality students in Australia; so I know good food when I see and eat it! The food at LakeFront Bistro is simply amazing. As Molly would say, "Do yourself a favour!"


Hidden Gem
Can not believe the amazing quality and service here.... And, if you're on a budget, you needn't miss out cos they have an amazing 3 courses for $55.. They will cater for gluten and dairy free without any fuss also where they can.


Food excellence !
I have dined at Lakefront many times and find the standards and quality of the food and service always excellent, as a resident of Emerald Lakes , I feel privileged to have a restaurant of this caliber on our doorstep.


Best restaurant on the Gold Coast- a hidden gem with French trained chef . Absolutely delicious food and gods portions .


Exceptional lunch and great service.
Absolutely amazing. We have dined in luxury all over the world. We travel on Cunard ocean liners 2-3 times a year and love the high standard of food. Lakeside Bistro has everything to offer. This is your chance of luxury and exceptional service close to home. It is a family owned and run business which I believe is the secret of their success. Such a wonderful happy environment. Amazing service. Even better food. Would I go again? Absolutely. Lakeside bistro is now at the top of my favourite restaurants on the Gold Coast. Thank you ladies for you wonderful service today :)



Roast Duck
Wow - a really great new Restaurant. Food was fantastic. There is not many times we have been able to say WOW after eating out on the Gold Coast. Very highly recommended. Great views. Fantastic Food, Excellent friendly service.