Located on the gorgeous Sunshine Coast, Caloundra and its surrounds is a fantastic foodie destination popular for its fresh local produce and seafood straight from the trawler. From farmers markets to fine dining, there are a great range of Caloundra restaurants showcasing the region’s fabulous produce. Offering everything from modern Australian cuisine to Thai, Italian and many more authentic cuisines, Caloundra restaurants offer a variety of specialties and menus to delight every taste bud.
Tides Waterfront Dining: As its name might suggest, Tides is situated on the beautiful water’s edge of Bulcock Beach and is renowned as an elegant, modern dining experience. Offering panoramic views of the ocean, this Caloundra restaurant features an outstanding a la carte menu boasting the freshest seafood and a succulent selection of meats. There is also a signature chef’s tasting menu that offers six courses designed to take you on a journey across the sea and land.
Sandbar Café & Kiosk: Offering the best of both worlds, Sandbar features a takeaway kiosk on one side and an open air alfresco area on the other which offers fantastic modern café fare. Boasting stunning views out to Bribie Island, the café and kiosk is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and highlight’s fresh locally caught seafood as well as gourmet burgers, hand cut chips, signature relish and much more.
Amici Café: Situated just a block from the beach, Amici exudes an irresistible Italian charm in a casual yet chic atmosphere. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this Caloundra restaurant offers a well-rounded dining experience and menu that blends traditional Italian cooking techniques with a modern Australian flair. Good food is best enjoyed in good company and the menu here is designed for just that.
Blue Orchid: This award-winning Caloundra restaurant is run by a mother and son team who offer an unforgettable authentic dining experience preferred by locals and visitors alike. The dusty ochre walls, padded red seating and exotic Thai adornments immediately transport you while the traditional menu preserving the flavours, aromas and spices of Thailand continues the experience. The classic menu boasts meals cooked to order and offers plenty of healthy options.