Surfers Paradise is famous for its beaches and nightlife, however it is also home to some of South East Queensland’s best food and dining. One of the region’s better kept secrets, Surfers Paradise restaurants have evolved into a mecca for foodies and boast everything from beachfront cafes and convenient take aways to fine dining and modern Australian cuisine. A culinary and culturally diverse region, Surfers Paradise restaurants range from classic steak and seafood specialties to Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Indian, Chinese, Thai and more.
Centrally located to the best beaches, shopping and nightlife, Surfers Paradise restaurants can be enjoyed all day and night, making for the perfect lazy breakfast, long lunch or special dinner. One of the best cafes in Surfers Paradise is Black Coffee Lyrics, ranked in the Top 5 for People’s Choice in Australia’s Top 50 Hottest Restaurants, this trendy café offers fantastic coffee by day and transforms into a hip bar by night. Famous for its exclusively ground coffee and mouthwatering breakfasts, it’s also enhanced by a cool vibe, books, music and board games. This is definitely the place to be seen.
However if a full belly is what you’re after, Bazaar at QT Golf Coast is where it’s at. Bringing buffets back, this funky dining venue offers crisp, clean and quality dining and fantastic value for money. Perfect for when you’re not quite sure what you feel like, diners at this Surfers Paradise restaurant can choose from Asian dumplings, pig on the spit, spectacular seafood, succulent steak, pizza, salad and almost anything else you can think of, or all of the above! Ensure you leave room for the dessert bar which offers a selection even Willy Wonka would be proud of.
Of course if you’re after something with a bit more of a gourmet vibe, Salt Bar & Grill at Hilton Surfers Paradise is a prime steakhouse owned by celebrity chef Luke Mangan. Offering outstanding service and brilliant food, this restaurant offers the ultimate dining experience. The menu boasts delicious, melt-in-your-mouth steaks and grills as well as quality seafood and some of Luke’s signature dishes. The perfect spot to take someone special or just when you want to impress, this Surfers Paradise restaurant is also a favourite with the locals.