The Gold Coast’s dining scene has matured over the last year into a vibrant group of restaurants and cafes that are guaranteed to excite the palates of well-travelled gastronomes. Here are three of the best restaurants in the region.
Social Eating House seems to have the approval of a major Hollywood star, as actor John Cusack reportedly dined at Social Eating House on five consequent nights while filming on the Gold Coast.
The restaurant is said to have flawless service and an extensive wine list to go with its menu, which features Spanish-style share plates. The chic interior design is another reason this restaurant stands out in its home in the Oracle complex, Broadbeach.
This seafood restaurant located in the Burleigh Headland is run by seafood connoisseur Simon Gloftis, who also owns the very successful Hellenika in Nobby Beach. The Fish House places an emphasis on freshly caught fish, simple preparation techniques that draw on southern European flavours and a comprehensive wine list.
Diners should not be discouraged by Willow Dining Room’s casual décor (complete with mismatching seating), according to the Queensland Blog. This café situated north of Burleigh Heads has generous seating for large groups and offers the novelty of share plates, a relaxed atmosphere and fresh, well-prepared food.