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Gold Coast Restaurant Guide

If you’re wondering where to eat on the Gold Coast, visitors and locals are spoilt for choice here. The Gold Coast has come of age with many new quirky cafes, laneways, eateries, restaurants and rooftops bars bursting onto the dining scene. It was simply not possible to limit it to just ten- so we have expanded our list to the top 15 dining experiences on the Gold Coast. The list is based on customer polling, online reviews and staff input covering most cuisines and the reason why we think each place has earned its place in this restaurant guide.

Whether you are looking for a great breakfast haunt, a fine dining experience, casual dining, comfort food, gourmet cuisine or street food dining experiences – we have got you covered with our guide to the best restaurants on the Gold Coast. The hardest decision you will have to make now is- which one to try first?

15. Alfresco Italian Restaurant

Location: 3018 Surfers Paradise Blvd & Corner of Hamilton Ave, Surfers Paradise

When you’re talking places that balance all the key elements one could want in a dining experience such as value for money with quality of food and genuinely friendly and down-to-earth service, Alfresco is hard to beat. This family-run restaurant (along with its sister restaurant which operated across the street for many years) is renowned for its atmosphere almost as much as its great food.

Plenty of energy and effort is put in by both the owner and their staff to not simply bring you your food but also to strike up conversation that is actually humorous and interesting rather than just sterile, idle pleasantries that you might get at many other places.

Alfresco is about as authentically “Aussie-Italian” as can be, and the food served reflects this fact, with the many kinds of pizzas, pastas and risotto dishes along with their sauces being of almost universally high quality.

Alfresco is about as authentically “Aussie-Italian” as can be, and the food served reflects this fact, with the many kinds of pizzas, pastas and risotto dishes along with their sauces being of almost universally high quality.

When you’re talking places that balance value for money with quality of food and genuinely friendly and down-to-earth service, Alfresco is hard to beat.

It also sports a fairly extensive wine and drinks menu as well, with many of the staff trained to recommend beverages that accurately compliment your dish of choice. The only downside to this Gold Coast restaurant is that the prices are fairly high across the board; most pizzas come in both large and smaller sizes, the pastas and other meat dishes are a single standard size, and you can expect to pay an entry-level price per main dish of around $20, ranging all the way up to the mid-$40 mark if you’re looking to indulge in high-end seafood like Moreton Bay Bugs.

The prices are almost-always worth it however, and with the incomparably accommodating attitudes of the staff who are happy to attend to all of your needs (even though the restaurant is almost-always packed due to its popularity) Alfresco is by far one of our most highly recommended Italian restaurant on the Gold Coast. Lastly, due to its popularity, making bookings in advance is an extremely good idea if you are planning to eat during peak times.

Alfresco is open daily from 5pm to 10pm daily.

14. The Loose Moose

Location: 75 Surf Parade, Broadbeach QLD

The Loose Moose is included on our list because sometimes you just really crave a burger. This popular Broadbeach eatery is open daily serving breakfast, lunch and dinner though it is popularly known for its extensive range of burgers.

On any given day you will find this establishment busy whether its with office workers grabbing lunch or tourists enjoying a bite to eat in between sightseeing, shopping or swimming at the beach.

The grill house even offer burger banquets which are perfect for groups consisting of share starters, buffalo wings and of course their burgers. The restaurant has a very well bar stocked as well with 25 beers on tap and over 150 whiskeys from all over the world.

The restaurant décor adds to the atmosphere too filled with antique treasures such as classic typewriters, old photographs, dark leather booths and a Canadian imported trophy moose- hence the namesake of the bar.

The grill house even offer burger banquets which are perfect for groups consisting of share starters, buffalo wings and of course their burgers and a very well bar stocked as well with 25 beers on tap and over 150 whiskeys from all over the world.

The restaurant is known for its range of burgers but it also has 25 beers on tap and stocks 150 whiskeys from all over the world.

This isn’t just your regular burger bar and is a great choice if you are searching for some comfort food or dinner at a reasonably price. A hearty burger will set you back just under $20 or starter platters and buffalo wings from $10.

If you are a vegetarian, I’m sorry but this is not the place for you with other items on the menu include eye fillet, rump and short ribs and even their salad options containing meat or seafood. A number of their burgers are available in a gluten free option though if you have special dietary requirements.

If you are looking for a burger joint with atmosphere and a great selection of beers and whisky then be sure to pay a visit to The Loose Moose in Broadbeach.

The Loose Moose is open 8am till late daily.

13. Chang Mai Thai Broadbeach

Location: 2779 Gold Coast Hwy & St Kilda Ave, Broadbeach

As far as Thai restaurants go, the Chiang Mai franchises on the Gold Coast are about as good as it gets. While there are also Chiang Mai Thai restaurants in both Surfers Paradise and just south of the Oasis shopping centre at Broadbeach, it is the “head” restaurant that is our choice for best Thai experience on the Gold Coast.

First of all, their dishes offer a huge variety of choices across all dietary types; don’t like spicy food? No problem. Happen to be a vegetarian? You’ll be spoiled for choice. Wanting to get a variety of smaller entrees rather than commit to a couple of mains? Go for it.

While your selection of dishes here will obviously depend on personal preference (we strongly recommend the combination satay and garlic seafood dishes, personally), the across-the-board value given the large size of portions makes almost any decision a safe bet.

One of the first things that stands out upon receiving your meal at Chiang Mai is the quantity – it’s exceedingly good value for money, and doggy bags are almost always a necessity that, when spaced out over two meals if you play your cards right, basically halves the cost.

Portion sizes are large here so it is a good idea to order a few plates or a banquet for the table and share the delicious food amongst yourselves.

Portion sizes are large here so it is a good idea to order a few plates or a banquet for the table and share the delicious food amongst yourselves. If you wish, you can take a “doggy bag” home.

Another tip of the hat must also be given to the décor, as they have spared no expense in attempting to create as much of a “Thai” atmosphere as you could possibly expect while still being in the heart of the glitzy Gold Coast; if the weather’s good, sitting outdoors in the hut-style wooden seats illuminated by flame is always a treat, while the interior consists of so much South-East Asian-themed memorabilia as to walk the line between charm and gaudiness.

It’s slightly more expensive than the average “take-away” Thai restaurant but the quality of the food makes up for it, and the sarong-sporting staff are generally courteous and efficient if not overly friendly.

Chang Mai Thai Broadbeach is open from 5.30pm to 10pm daily.

12. Little Truffle Dining Room

Location: 2444 Gold Coast Hwy. Mermaid Beach

This understated restaurant offers something that many others cannot: your choice of dining atmospheres within a single establishment. Choose from a modern-themed room and eat at the bar, lounge or in typical table seats, or enjoy the ambiance of its French-themed, chandelier-adorned classical room that adds a touch of Victorian-era class to the proceedings, or book their private dining room with its black velvet curtains and vintage glassware.

The quirks of the styling are only a small part of what makes the Little Truffle great however; what really sets it apart is the attentive-yet-unobtrusive nature of the staff who always ensure your drinks are full and the to-die-for lineup of mains and degustation options that allow you to take your budget to whatever extent you may wish.

The quirks of the styling are only a small part of what makes the Little Truffle great however; what really sets it apart is the attentive-yet-unobtrusive nature of the staff who always ensure your drinks are full.

Featuring a menu that blends European influences with more modern Aussie cuisine (as well a deadly-delicious lineup of rich and indulgent desserts) at relatively reasonable prices given their quality, a huge range of tastes are catered for.

Featuring a menu that blends European influences with more modern Aussie cuisine (as well a deadly-delicious lineup of rich and indulgent desserts) at relatively reasonable prices given their quality, a huge range of tastes are catered for.

The menu encompasses everything from cold and hot starters (favourites include the steak tartare and toasted brioche dish as well as the wagyu bourguignon & Truffle jus), to elaborate pasta and seafood dishes that border on the pricy side yet will leave all but the most fussy of tastebuds dancing in delight. This Mermaid Beach-area gem is definitely another essential on the best places to eat on the Gold Coast list that is almost certain not to disappoint.

The Little Truffle Room is open for dinner Monday to Saturday from 5.30pm- 11pm and Lunch on Friday and Saturdays only.

11. Ten Japanese Restaurant

Location: 2669-2679 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach

A Japanese entry on our list, Ten offers, quite simply, Teppanyaki done right. If you’re after an “experience” more than just your average sit-down-and-dine, the flamboyancy and attention to detail in involving customers in the process is a factor that shouldn’t be overlooked.

Of course, all this is for naught if the food isn’t up to bar, so it should come as no surprise that Ten blows most of its Teppanyaki-based brethren in the city out of the water here as well, with Kyoto-born Daisuke Miyake leading fellow talented chefs to craft some of the best raw and cooked fish dishes with a fusion of other influences for a phenomenal overall taste.

The menu at Ten sacrifices sheer quantity of choice for quality, narrowing down the number of dishes on offer to ensure that all the major taste types are covered while each individual offering is perfected. Presentation here is wonderful, with each dish arranged to be visually pleasing, and their tastes are good enough to match.

Ten’s Wagyu beef is to die for, and well worth the price of admission; you’ve likely never had meat this tender before, while the black cod is likewise excellently prepared having been marinated in sake.

In terms of culinary highlights on the menu, Ten’s Wagyu beef is to die for, and well worth the price of admission; you’ve likely never had meat this tender before, while the black cod is likewise excellently prepared having been marinated in sake and the taste that permeates the dish is both distinct and highly enjoyable. Desserts, meanwhile are an exercise in the exotic for many – while they may be unusual for some, they’re a refreshing break from the tired Western norm.

Ten offer a degustation menu as well which is a great way to orientate yourself with the more intricate types of Japanese dishes (particularly if you’re a newcomer to the cuisine), and staff are attentive and explain each item with clarity to help clear up any confusion. Service is great across the board, and the atmosphere manages to simultaneously be both modern and intimate at the same time.

The décor here is likewise first-class, and other little details, such as heated toilet seats in the beautiful bathrooms are a subtle, nice touch and a Japan-tinged reminder of the restaurant’s origins that serve to separate it from its direct competition. While it might seem somewhat cliché to spout a phrase like “a slice of Japan on the Gold Coast”, this is what Ten truly is.

Ten Japanese Restaurant is open for dinner Monday to Saturday from 6pm- 9pm and lunch on Friday and Saturdays only.

10. Moo Moo Wine and Bar

Location: 2685 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach

Moo Moo is the most popular steakhouse on the Gold Coast centrally located in Broadbeach. Having recently undergone a renovation, this steakhouse is one that should pay a visit too with a sophisticated décor and a delicious menu to select from.

The menu boasts a selection of specialty steaks as this is obviously the star attraction of the venue but you will need to come with a fat wallet with the cheapest coming in around $40 through to $95. Other items on the menu include a selection of pasta and seafood dishes or entrees which are more friendly on the budget.

If you are looking to treat yourself though or celebrate a special occasion then this is a great option.

Having recently undergone a renovation, this steakhouse is one that should pay a visit too with a sophisticated décor and a delicious menu to select from.

The menu boasts a selection of specialty steaks as this is obviously the star attraction of the venue but you will need to come with a fat wallet with the cheapest coming in around $40 through to $95.

The restaurant also has made a considerable effort to cater to a variety of clientele with vegetarian, gluten and even halal meal options included in the updated menu.

Moo Moo also have a carefully selected wine list for the connoisseurs amongst you. Choose from exceptional local and international wines to pair with your meal. If you aren’t interested in wine then you may be tempted to try one of their signature cocktails or beers instead.

Make sure to leave room in your belly as the Moo Bar has a delicious crème brulee, a variety of chocolate options an assortment of cheese platters.

If you want to try Moo Moo but can’t quite stretch the budget then visit on a Sunday and purchase the Moo Moo Sunday Roast with your choice of 1,2 or 3 courses starting from $35 per person.

Moo Moo Wine Bar and Grill has two sittings per day open for lunch at 12-3pm and dinner from 5.30pm till late.

9. Seaduction Restaurant and Bar

Location: Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise, 8 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise

Seaduction Restaurant and Bar is situated on Level Two of the Peppers Soul precinct in the heart of Surfers Paradise. It’s location is a huge draw as you can dine while losing yourself in the ocean views.

The cosy restaurant has booth seating and heavy but comfortable armchair dining and the menu changes frequently to ensure that the best local ingredients can be utilized in their mouth watering dishes.

The Executive chef “draws inspiration from the fusion of earth and sea, his travels as a chef and international culinary practices.”

If you want a seafood feast in Surfers Paradise but not necessarily at a busy buffet then Seaduction is a fantastic option with comfortable décor and comes complete with nice views.

With that being said, you will always find a rich selection of seafood and steak, pork or succulent chicken on their ever changing menu. And because the chef makes an effort to change up the menu, there is always a reason to return again to try different meals.

The average prices start from a very reasonable $25 per meal and don’t forget to look over their dessert menu.

Lunch specials are offered from time to time with a 2 course menu and a glass of house setting you back around $45.

If you want a seafood feast in Surfers Paradise but not necessarily at a busy buffet then Seaduction is a fantastic option with comfortable décor and comes complete with nice views.

Seaduction Restaurant and Bar is open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner and breakfast from 7am to 10.30am.

8. Fellini Italian Restaurant

Location: 74 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach

Fellini Restaurant is regularly voted as the Gold Coast’s favourite Italian restaurant at the swanky Marina Mirage in Main Beach. The restaurant is beside Palazzo Versace and the Sheriton Mirage so it is no surprise that it has played host to a number of high profile guests in the past.

Fellini Ristorante is family owned and operated by Carlo Percuoco, Anna Cacace, Richard Burt and Raffaelle Di Benedetto who have worked hard to put a modern twist on traditional Italian cuisine.

There is no comparison to Italy and Surfers Paradise but the food offered at this restaurant is probably the closest that you could get to an authentic Italian meal on the Gold Coast and the food is delicious.

The menu offers a mixture of seafood and meat entrée, mains and pasta dishes and if you want to sample more than one than we recommend the degustation which is around $90 per person.

There is no comparison to Italy and Surfers Paradise but the food offered at this restaurant is probably the closest that you could get to an authentic Italian meal that is not your run of the mill pizza and pasta dishes offered at other restaurants on the Gold Coast.

Enjoy views of the yachts on the Broadwater as you dine in at this restaurant. Fellini Restaurant is open daily from noon to 10.30pm.

7. Paddock Bakery

Location: 20 Hibiscus Haven, Miami

The Gold Coast has quickly fallen in love with this Miami café that is found on a corner block with a 1950’s homestead surrounded amongst a beautiful garden. This is the place to go for your morning coffee or naughty donut and is at its busiest at breakfast on the weekends.

Coffee, food and freshly baked goods are available 7 days a week from 6.30am to 3pm. For those who like to lay in a little longer- breakfast is served all day… or you can move onto the lunch menu.

Choose from toasted bagel, creamy porridge, coveted avocado on toast, scrambled eggs, purple toast (yes really), salads, sourdough sandwiches, cold pressed juices, organic tea, coffee and more.

This Miami Cafe is found on a corner block in an old 1950’s homestead and cottage surrounded by a beautiful outdoor garden. The Paddock Bakery has quickly become one of the Gold Coast’s favourite breakfast haunts.

The Miami Cafe is found on a corner block in an old 1950’s homestead and cottage surrounded by a beautiful outdoor garden. This has quickly become Gold Coast’s favourite breakfast haunt.

Paddock Bakery has a walk in policy for groups up to 8 but bookings are recommendations for larger groups. The bakery has been so popular that they have recently expanded and built a lift above the garden which is just as full as character and heritage as the original homestead.

Paddock Bakery just might be your favourite breakfast haunt whether you are visiting in town or are a local.

6. Allure On Currumbin

Location: 136 Duringan St, Currumbin

On a list that’s dominated by dining options that largely hover around the Broadbeach – Surfers Paradise tourist hub, Currumbin’s Allure restaurant stands on its own as the high-end dining destination of choice for those looking to delight their tastebuds on the southern half of the Gold Coast.

A much-acclaimed French fusion restaurant that has deservingly earned accolades over recent years, Allure takes supplementary dining factors such as lighting, temperature and décor and combines them with one of the most impressively delicious menus to make for a package that is befitting headliners of larger cities such as Sydney and Melbourne.

It’s a restaurant that takes the best of France, throws high quality Australian seafood and livestock and the result is something outstanding.

Located in a discrete little dining block on the intersection of Currumbin’s Thrower’s Bridge, you’d be forgiven if you’re a long-time Gold Coast resident and hadn’t noticed Allure before. It’s an understated and classy venue that shies away from gaudiness and focuses on sheer enjoyment of dining, with melt-in-your-mouth dishes and exquisite service the name of the day.

It’s an understated and classy venue that shies away from gaudiness and focuses on sheer enjoyment of dining, with melt-in-your-mouth dishes and exquisite service the name of the day.

Long-time favourite French dishes such as duck liver pate, pork belly and croquettes are all accompanied by ideal matching flavours, whether that be an expertly-selecting roasting juice to bring out hidden flavours or to create a texture that makes each dish silky smooth both do dine on and to digest.

Other little touches go a long way to completing the experience, such as the under-utilised “soup on arrival”, sorbet between courses and delightfully-warm French bread that may not stand out at the time but you’ll truly appreciate the next time you dine somewhere else.

Allure’s menu also boasts an impressive selection of gluten-free options without compromising on taste, which is a boon to those choosing this increasingly-prevalent diet type. Dessert here also warrants a special mention; simply put, they’re our choice for the best you’ll taste on the GC – generously-sized, sweet without being overwhelming, they’re the type of light fare you’ll want to have to cap off your meal rather than over-fill your stomach, with the profiteroles in particular utterly delicious.

It’s obvious upon visiting Allure how passionate the staff are about the entire experience, as everything is served to look like a work of culinary art and of substantial enough a portion size as to never feel like you’re getting ripped off. Make no mistake, you’ll pay for the privilege of dining here, but it’s a place that actually feels like a privilege rather than some sort of fake-pretentious upper end restaurant. Service is friendly, prompt and always well-timed to avoid interruptions, and being greeted personally on arrival goes a long way.

Perhaps the only downside to dining at Allure is you’ll want to book ahead if dining on weekends – exclusivity and limited seating make this essential. Elegant, yet unpretentious and exceedingly enjoyable; that’s Allure on Currumbin in a nutshell.

Allure on Currumbin is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.

5. Etsu Izakaya

Location: 2440 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach

The Gold Coast has an abundance of Japanese restaurants on the Gold Coast but one that receives the most popular reviews is Etsu Izakaya in Mermaid Beach.

The dishes here are designed to be shared with good company. Of course you will find sushi and sashimi, tempura dishes, salads and more on their menu but dining here is an experience.

The dimly lit mood lighting and Japanese murals on the timber walls creates ambience and the warm staff will welcome you and graciously explain their menu to you.

The dimly lit mood lighting and Japanese murals on the timber walls creates ambience and the warm staff will welcome you and graciously explain their menu to you.

The menu is vegetarian friendly and the restaurant has an impressive wine list though the Japanese beers, whisky and Sake are far more popular.

Items on the menu are moderately priced with entrees starting from $5- 15 each however, if you are dining in groups we recommend going for the Omakase menus which start from $55 per person.

Etsu Izakaya open 7 days from 5pm till late.

4. The Collective Palm Beach

Location: 1128 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach

Traditionally, Palm Beach in the Southern end of the Gold Coast has been a fairly quiet neighbourhood but that is slowly changing with some funky bars, restaurants and cafes popping up. Palm Beach is fast becoming the cool kid on the Gold Coast and The Collective at Palm Beach is one of the most popular offerings.

The venue has 5 different restaurants all under one roof which showcase a variety of cuisines and an ever changing menu from all over the globe. The idea is that everyone can be catered for here regardless of dietary requirements or cuisines.

The Collective is a share style venue due to the fact that there are 5 restaurants operating here and therefore your meals will unlikely all come out at the same time if you order from different kitchens.

The five venues currently operating here are: The Italian Job, Umami, Calavera, The Kitchen and Luckies Diner.

The Collective is a share style venue due to the fact that there are 5 restaurants operating here and therefore your meals will unlikely all come out at the same time if you order from different kitchens.

Choose from woodfired pizzas, pasta, gnocchi, small Japanese plates or noodles, tacos, nachos, enchiladas, salads, chicken wings, burgers and more.

The menu is extensive and too much to list here but there is literally something for everyone including kids meals on offer. I’ve not even mentioned the dessert, drinks, banquet or specialty food menu.

The industrial style restaurant does give off the appeal of cafeteria style dining purely because you have more than one restaurant housed here but it is a far more chic cafeteria giving you a unique dining experience.

We have rated this fairly high on our list because its budget friendly, the food and drink menu is extensive and they cater to a variety of taste so even the picky eaters will likely be satisfied here.

Once you have finished your meal, stay on longer and head to the rooftop bar. The Collective is open from 12pm- 9pm 7 days a week.

3. Miami Marketta

Location: 23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami

Miami Marketta is dining with a difference. This venue is an outdoor open marketplace with some of the best street food dining you can find in Queensland.

Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night various street food vendors serve their mouth watering foods and wine in a funky, permanent undercover marketplace.

While you dine, enjoy free live music on the main stage- usually blues, jazz and roots, rock- supporting local and independent artists. Marketta is a family friendly environment so you can bring the kids along if you wish though it is mostly an adults only fare.

This is the original street food market on the Gold Coast with live music, great food and free entry open from 5pm on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

The venue has communal table sitting and is first in best dressed but if you are coming in a large group, you can book ahead and also have the bonus of drinks service.

Wednesday night is Tapas Night and Friday and Saturday evenings is the street food extravaganza also with a small selection of art, fashion and design market stall holders.

2. Justin Lane Pizzeria

Location: 1710 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads

Until recently, this was more of a “hidden gem” than some of its more prominently-located competitors, however due to increased popularity and a soaring reputation over the past couple of years, Burleigh Heads’ Justin Lane Pizzeria and Bar has become a favourite of younger demographics all over the Gold Coast. Justin Lane is a laid-back restaurant that produces some of the best pizzas on the Gold Coast without any extra frills or eccentricities, and at reasonable prices that are simply unobtainable at other, finer-dining options.

The restaurant offers some different toppings to the usual lineup of fast-food pizzas – think lamb, pine nut and other relative exotics – and are all properly cooked over a wood fire that gives it an authentic taste.

Justin Lane is a laid-back restaurant that produces some of the best pizzas on the Gold Coast without any extra frills or eccentricities, and at reasonable prices that are simply unobtainable at other, finer-dining options.

Being a “bar” also makes it a great destination in the area for parties, with a fairly extensive drinks menu that includes a lineup of “liquid desserts” with which to cap off the evening ranging from burnt-butter ice cream to espresso martinis and more. Justin Lane offers a more easy-going alternative to many of the other similarly-styled restaurants with a warm atmosphere that is reminiscent of the of many of the acclaimed “foodie laneways” that can be found in Melbourne – it also tends to be a little noisy on occasion, so if you’re after a reserved evening meal then this is not likely to be the ideal location.

While it’s a great place to dine, for first-timers it can somewhat difficult to find, as Justin Lane is nestled in a small arcade in the small cluster of shops on the Gold Coast highway just over the road from the park at Burleigh Point.

Justin Lane is open from 5pm till late Monday to Thursday and 12pm till late Friday to Sunday.

1. Hellenika

Location: 2235 Gold Coast Hwy, Nobby Beach

Combining both a great restaurant with a great location, Hellenika at Nobby’s beach is not only one of the best Greek restaurants on the Gold Coast, but one of the best restaurants in general. First off, its location does play a big factor as Nobby’s Beach is a suburb that is generally more relaxed, clean and just overall “friendly” than some of its northern neighbours; this attitude seems to be reflected in the staff who are both friendly and famously efficient.

Hellenika also boasts a wonderful layout that simply feels inviting from the moment you approach the door – “modern yet warm” would be the best way to describe the restaurant, with a lovely indoor/outdoor dining balance that is especially enjoyable on warmer, uncrowded weeknights.

As authentic Greek food is particularly hard to find on the Gold Coast, it would be relatively easy for the owners of Hellenika to simply set up shop and then watch the customers roll in while putting in little effort – this however couldn’t be further from the case as the food is obviously produced with great care and skill while the interior and its décor is both rustic while clean and modern at the same time.

The restaurant offers a wide range of dishes as well as a robust banquet option for $49 a head that will leave you bursting at the seams if you aren’t a big eater.

The restaurant offers a wide range of dishes as well as a robust banquet option for $49 a head that will leave you bursting at the seams if you aren’t a big eater, consisting of a lineup of dips, entrees, mains, deserts, and their trump card – a slow-cooked lamb shoulder prepared over the course of 5 hours that is simply mouth-watering.

Only a limited number of these are prepared per day however, so you’ll have to make a prior request in advance if you’re planning to sample this goodest-of-goods. The fact the decent Greek food is so hard to find on the Gold Coast coupled with its quality that shines through in all facets makes Hellenika highly recommended.

Hellenika has completed their multi-million dollar transformation and now have a rooftop bar- Bar Hellenika. This impressive rooftop space above the restaurant is the perfect place to unwind with wine, sunshine while snacking on their mezze menu.

Bar Hellenika is open from 12pm Wednesday to Sunday while the restaurant is open from 5pm till late.

If you’re looking for more things to see and do in the Gold Coast region, be sure to check out our full catalogue listing a range of tours, activities and attractions in the region.

Chloe Smith

Chloe's love of travel began at an young age when she went on mystery flights around Australia with her family. Having now travelled extensively around Australia and internationally, she is excited to be working as a travel writer sharing her tips and experiences with you.

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