A guide to where to eat out on the Gold Coast, Queensland Australia.

There’s four major ‘eat streets’ on the Gold Coast offering a choice of fast food, relaxed cafes and fine dining options. The area is fortunate to have wide array of international cuisines on offer, along with the popular local al fresco cafes offering coastal views and serving modern takes on traditional Australian meals like fish and chips, burgers, salads, sandwiches and more.The local surf clubs are also a popular dining option for lunch and breakfast in a great locations looking over the beaches of the Gold Coast.The area is has all the well known fast food chain stores including McDonalds, KFC and Pizza Hut.

For breakfast on the Gold Coast one of my favourite places was the buffet located on the Surfers Paradise beach front at the Chateau Beachside Resort on the corner of The Esplanade & Elkhorn Ave.

Marina Mirage
Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD – Around the Marina Mirage you can find the very popular Peters Fish Market, located just north of the Versace they offer fresh seafood cooked up for take away to eat at there outdoor seating. There’s a McDonalds at Marina Mirage along with a sushi bar, several cafes and restaurants offering waterfront dining such as Ristorante Fellini, Saks bar and Grill, BlueFire Bar and Grill and China Pier. A number of dinner cruises depart from the marina also.Tedder Avenue – Main Beach
Always regarded as the up-market suburb of the Gold Coast, Main Beach offers a number of fine dining options that evolve into entertainment venues as the night roles including Shuck Restaurant and Bar and Blu Grotto Restuarant. Theres a load of other options including Mai Thai on Tedder, Milan Restaurant on Milan and Chilli Dining and Wine Bar.Cavill Ave/Orchid Ave – Surfers Paradise
Being the centre of all the action on the Gold Coast at Surfers Paradise you can find a vast array of eating options. Just walking along either Cavill Ave, Orchid Ave or even along the beach front will lead you past a number of Al Fresco casual dining options. Theres a Hard Rock Cafe at the Surfers Paradive Bvld end of Cavill Ave and walking towards the beach theres a Subway, Ice Cream stalls, Hungry Jacks, Wendys and a number of cafes. Theres also quite a few shops selling pizza by the slice and kebabs for quick snacks.

Surf Parade – Broadbeach
In recent years Broadbeach has grown into a trendy and extremely popular dining hotspot. A walk along either side of Surf Parade, starting from the Broadbeach Mall then heading north up Surf Parade will lead you past a number of dining options offering varied cuisines and catering to a wide range of budgets.


Outside of the four major areas there’s also Burleigh Heads which features a number of eateries including Mermaids and Oskars Bar and Grill both overlooking the beautiful beachfront of Burleigh. Along James St you’ll find a great fish and Chip shop and a number of smaller cafes on the that same block.

Coolangatta offers some great eateries along the esplanade and on Griffith St.