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Gold Coast Modern Australian Restaurants

"Dining on the Water's Edge"
Quarterdeck Kitchen + Bar

Quarterdeck Kitchen + Bar

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 7:00:AM

Coomera

Experience Riverside Dining Along the Coomera RiverDining bliss begins at QDExperience stunning waterfront views of the Coomera River and Hope Island while indulging in shareable dishes crafted with premium ingredients at Quarterdeck Kitchen + Bar. Our menu is inspired ...
Palette

Palette

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 11:30:AM

Surfers Paradise

15 Chef Hat Award
Offering a unique blend of art and food on the Gold Coast, discerning diners head to Palette on Bundall Road in Surfers Paradise for a meal to remember. Nestled in the stunning HOTA Gallery, Palett...
Those looking for a fine Modern Australian dining experience presented in an intimate setting head to Little Truffle Dining Room & Bar on Gold Coast Highway in Mermaid Beach. This elegant restauran...
Bazaar

Bazaar

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 6:30:AM

Surfers Paradise

Step inside the Gold Coast’s QT Hotel and discover the secrets of Bazaar’s traditional marketplace - a delicatessen-style buffet with a Twenty-first Century twist. Here, all you need is an appetite...
"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...
Locals and visitors alike discover a relaxing winery experience in the heart of Tamborine Mountain at Mason Wines Restaurant on Hartley Road. Sweeping views, beautiful wines and fare with flair wil...
New Menu January 2024We're thrilled to unveil our latest menu, filled with irresistible dishes crafted to perfection. Each bite promises a culinary journey like never before. Join us at Daark Espresso and treat yoursel...
Bar 11

Bar 11

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 11:00:AM

Southport

Home to signature cocktails and fare with flair, Bar 11 on Como Crescent is the go-to spot for after-work drinks and socialising in Southport. Located near Broadwater Parklands, Bar 11 sports a rus...
Siblings Kirra

Siblings Kirra

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 11:00:AM

Coolangatta

Restaurant & Catering Association
Bringing a breath of fresh sea breeze air to the Gold Coast, Siblings Kirra on Marine Parade dishes up absolute beachfront views and innovative fare with flair. Housed in the iconic former Pizza Hu...
Authentic Japanese street food and hot pot dishes await ravenous Surfers Paradise diners at Hayoyaki on Gold Coast Highway. Expect a fun and funky vibe of cartoon wall murals, tantalising aromas an...
Located in the heart of cosmopolitan Broadbeach overlooking Victoria Park, multi-award-winning Moo Moo The Wine Bar + Grill is undoubtedly considered the Gold Coast’s best steak restaurant. Moo Moo...
Rosella's

Rosella's

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 4:00:PM

Burleigh Heads

Bringing all things Australiana to Burleigh Heads, locals and visitors alike head to Rosella’s on Gold Coast Highway for nostalgic and native fare along with creative cocktails, beer and wine. This...
nineteen at The Star

nineteen at The Star

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 7:00:AM

Broadbeach

14 Chef Hat Award Restaurant & Catering Association
Overlooking the famous Gold Coast beachfront, The Surfers Paradise Beach Cafe has been providing cruisy coastal dining since opening in late 2011. Seated al fresco or in the cafe’s open, beach chic...
Bellakai

Bellakai

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 5:00:AM

Coolangatta

Those seeking to recharge on authentic Thai fare after a day at the beach head to More More Thai on Gold Coast Highway in Broadbeach. Inside is fun with plant-covered walls, vibrant artwork and rec...
Dine in tranquillity at Rainforest Restaurant on Cedar Creek Falls Road in Mount Tamborine. Nestled beside a creek within Thunderbird Park, this newly renovated destination restaurant offers vistas...
Historic Rivermill

Historic Rivermill

Modern Australian   $$$$$   Opens at 9:00:AM

Mount Nathan

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 ...