The Very Best of Gold Coast Nightlife & Dining

The Gold Coast has long been famous for its nightlife and now it's really starting to mature, with several new clubs and a diverse range of choices. If you want to go old school, there's the taverns and if you feel like dressing up for a sophisticated experience you can try a lounge bar or cocktail bar. If dancing the night way is your thing, or raving your way through until the sun rises, there's nightclubs for that too.

The dining and nightlife scene is quite intertwined with the very best of Gold Coast dining and nightlife located in the same key areas and if you are not sure here is an intro to the key streets

  • Orchid Avenue and Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise: During the day family freindly and Al Fresco dining with lots of casual eateries, at night it is party central and the hub of the GC nightlife scene.
  • Surf Parade, Broadbeach: Along here you can find a food lovers street from heaven with a wide range of cuisines and inumerate number of restaurants. There are several lounge bars here and two very popular nightclubs. If you are not partying late at night in Surfers then this is where you will be.
  • Marina Mirage and Tedder Avenue Main Beach: The refined end of town, offering classy dining and lounge bars.
  • James St, Burleigh Heads: Family freindly and laid back casual eateries serving it up in a hipster heaven kinda fashion.
  • The Esplanade, Coolangatta: Along the beachfront you can find anything from Thai to modern Australian cuisine and several places for a cold beer and even a fancy cocktail by the beach.
 

The Popular Suburbs

 
 

All Restaurants, Bars, Lounges, Cafes, & Nightclubs.

The Deck Cafe

The Deck Cafe has an amazing location overlooking the Currumbin Beach offering great coffee, breakfast, lunch and comfort foods.       The Deck Cafe Location Map Reviews No reviews were found. Add Your Review Your overall ratingSelect a RatingExcellentVery goodAveragePoorTerrible Title of your review Your review Your name Your email This review is based on my own experience and… Read more →

Currumbin RSL

Currumbin RSL is a very popular spot on the southern Gold Coast offering bar, dining, gaming, and live events.     Bar, dining, and gaming options Alleys Restaurant offers a modern Australian menu using local fresh produce for lunch and dinner with mains ranging from $20-32. Deck Creekside offers live entertainment on Fridays, Saturday, and Sundays with some classic casual… Read more →

The Boatshed Currumbin

The Boatshed Currumbin is a casual eatery and bar with a superb view over the Currumbin river. Offering a mix of classic comfort foods at a very popular spot for family leisure time on the Currumbin Creek.     Bar & Restaurant Hours Wed & Thur 7am – 3pm Fri & Sat 7am – late Sun 7am – 5pm Takeaway Kiosk… Read more →

Allure on Currumbin

Allure on Currumbin is a popular casual but elegant restaurant located in Currumbin offering a French/Modern Australian menu. The restaurant is highly valued for its food, service, and value.     Allure on Currumbin Location Map Reviews No reviews were found. Add Your Review Your overall ratingSelect a RatingExcellentVery goodAveragePoorTerrible Title of your review Your review Your name Your email… Read more →

Local & Co

Local & Co, located on Tedder Ave Main Beach, offers all-day breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The casual and airy cafe offers healthy, organic, paleo & gluten-free options along with specialty coffee.     Local & Co Location Map Reviews No reviews were found. Add Your Review Your overall ratingSelect a RatingExcellentVery goodAveragePoorTerrible Title of your review Your review Your name Your… Read more →

Omeros Bros Seafood Restaurant

Omeros Bros is located on the waterfront at Marina Mirage Main Beach offering a multi-award winning seafood restaurant in a very special location.       Omeros Bros Seafood Restaurant Location Map   Reviews nice spot December 8, 2018 Dinner here was wonderful but it was the location that truly made it special —Jamie C Add Your Review Your overall… Read more →

Shuck

Shuck, located on Tedder Ave Main Beach, is a popular seafood restaurant and the winner of multiple industry awards.     Shuck Location Map Reviews No reviews were found. Add Your Review Your overall ratingSelect a RatingExcellentVery goodAveragePoorTerrible Title of your review Your review Your name Your email This review is based on my own experience and is my genuine… Read more →

Glass Dining & Lounge Bar

Glass Dining & Lounge Bar is located at Marina Mirage on the waterfront offering a special dining experience.     Glass Dining & Lounge Bar Location Map Reviews Perfect for romantic night December 9, 2018 Book in advance and ask for seating by the waterside, absolutely perfect! —Sam and Elsie Add Your Review Your overall ratingSelect a RatingExcellentVery goodAveragePoorTerrible Title… Read more →

Terraces Restaurant

Terraces Restaurant is one of the most popular seafood buffet restaurants on the Gold Coast offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a beautiful ambience surrounded by luxury pools and lagoons. Located at the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort in Main Beach. Terraces buffet includes fresh local seafood, a large variety of traditional favorites and an array of desserts.     Hours Breakfast 6am… Read more →

Hatsuhana Japanese Restaurant

Hatsuhana Japanese Restaurant is located inside Seaworld Resort at Main Beach offering Tepanyaki and Japanese cuisine.     Hatsuhana Restaurant Location Map Reviews No reviews were found. Add Your Review Your overall ratingSelect a RatingExcellentVery goodAveragePoorTerrible Title of your review Your review Your name Your email This review is based on my own experience and is my genuine opinion. Submit your… Read more →

Vanitas – Palazzo Versace

Vanitas Italian restaurant at Palazzo Versace offers a refined dining experience at one of the Gold Coast most opulent addresses,     Vanitas – Palazzo Versace Location Map Reviews No reviews were found. Add Your Review Your overall ratingSelect a RatingExcellentVery goodAveragePoorTerrible Title of your review Your review Your name Your email This review is based on my own experience… Read more →

Domani’s

Domani’s is a very popular Italian restaurant located on Tedder Avenue, Main Beach. They also offer a 1/2 price menu at lunch and for dinner if seated before 6pm. Domani’s also won an Australian Good Food Guide Readers Choice award 2018.     Domani’s Location Map   Reviews No reviews were found. Add Your Review Your overall ratingSelect a RatingExcellentVery goodAveragePoorTerrible… Read more →

The Shoreline Restaurant

The Shoreline Restaurant at Seaworld Resort offers buffet breakfast and dinner daily and featuring a range of cuisine, desserts, fresh fruit, and live-cooking displays. On Friday and Saturday nights. they offer a seafood buffet.     The Shoreline Restaurant Location Map Reviews No reviews were found. Add Your Review Your overall ratingSelect a RatingExcellentVery goodAveragePoorTerrible Title of your review Your… Read more →

Fellini Ristorante

Ristorante Fellini, located at Marina Mirage in Main Beach, offers a modern take on traditional Italian cuisine.     Fellini Ristorante Location Map   Reviews No reviews were found. Add Your Review Your overall ratingSelect a RatingExcellentVery goodAveragePoorTerrible Title of your review Your review Your name Your email This review is based on my own experience and is my genuine… Read more →

Sky Restaurant

Sky Restaurant at Marina Mirage offers Chinese cuisine of the Cantonese variety including Yum Cha.     Sky Restaurant Location Map Reviews No reviews were found. Add Your Review Your overall ratingSelect a RatingExcellentVery goodAveragePoorTerrible Title of your review Your review Your name Your email This review is based on my own experience and is my genuine opinion. Submit your… Read more →

Julius Meinl Coffee

Julius Meinl Coffee is located at Marina Mirage in Main Beach serving specialty coffee.     Julius Meinl Location Map Reviews No reviews were found. Add Your Review Your overall ratingSelect a RatingExcellentVery goodAveragePoorTerrible Title of your review Your review Your name Your email This review is based on my own experience and is my genuine opinion. Submit your review… Read more →

Hogs Breath Cafe

Hog’s Australia’s Steakhouse is a fun, friendly casual dining restaurant experience with a menu designed to please all tastes. They have a location in Main Beach at Mariners Cove and in Surfers Paradise at the Soul Building. Hours Mon – Fri Lunch: 11:30am – 2:30pm | Mon – Fri Dinner: 5:00pm – 9:30pm | Sat & Sun: 11:30am – 9:30pm… Read more →

Fishermans Wharf Tavern

Fishermans Wharf Tavern located at Mariners Cove Main Beach is a local favorite for a quiet drink overlooking the Broadwater and casual waterfront dining. Their restaurant menu is contemporary Australian featuring pub classics including pasta, steak, and seafood. They also have gaming machines, and you can enjoy music and drink at their lounge on Friday and Saturday night, and Sunday afternoons.… Read more →

The Terrace Thai Restaurant

The Terrace Thai Restaurant has a waterfront location at Mariners Cove Main Beach offering a menu that includes Soup, Salad, Chef Specialties, From the Wok, Curry (Gluten Free), Noodles, Rice & Roti. Some of their most popular dishes include Vegetarian Spring Rolls, Fresh Summer Roll, Prawn Skewers, Tom Yum, Larb Chicken, Thai Chicken Salad, Crispy Noodle (Mee Grob), and Fish Salad. They… Read more →

Carmody’s Restaurant & Bar

Carmody’s Restaurant & Bar located at Southport Sharks is an award-winning restaurant offering modern Australian cuisine created by Sous Chef Nathan Hay. The restaurant has been the winner of several peoples choice awards.     Carmody’s Location Map Reviews No reviews were found. Add Your Review Your overall ratingSelect a RatingExcellentVery goodAveragePoorTerrible Title of your review Your review Your name… Read more →