Home to stunning stretches of beach, beautifully temperate weather and unique experiences a plenty, the Gold Coast is the ideal destination for your next escape. Being the holiday destination that it is, it boasts an array of excellent fine dining establishments, many inspired by different aspects of this laid back destination. We’ve brought you our top 5 fine dining restaurants on the Gold Coast, so your next holiday indulgence is as easy to find as it will be delicious.
1. Seaduction Restaurant & Bar, Surfers Paradise
Seaduction Restaurant & Bar is opulent dining defined. Overlooking the Surfers Paradise coastline, the views are simply unparalleled, the menu boasts the freshest of seafood, locally grown pasture fed meat and delectable seasonal produce. With a menu inspired by the ocean and the hinterland, a fusion of earth and sea, you’re in for a night of gastronomic delights.
2. The Fish House, Burleigh Heads
In the beachside town of Burleigh Heads, you will discover a fine dining restaurant that embodies the laid back feeling of the Gold Coast. In a brick fronted building with white washed windows opened to let in the salty breeze, relax and enjoy the culinary experience. As the name suggests The Fish House specialises in seafood and for a true indulgence you absolutely must try the Patagonian Toothfish dish.
3. Glass, Marina Mirage
Overlooking the docks of Marina Mirage, Glass is a fine dining restaurant with fine views to match. The modern Australia menu presents dishes like Chargrilled Moreton Bay Bugs with Hazelnut & Coriander Butter and Sticky Braised Beef Cheeks with Carrot & Cumin puree. While indulging in the seasonally inspired menu, dream about which luxury boat moored outside you’d like to take home.
4. Ten, Broadbeach
For those with a penchant for Japanese food, a visit to Ten Japanese restaurant is an absolute must. True dining luxury, if you choose to visit for dinner, you are in for a real experience. The monthly set dinner menu comprises of 5 or 6 delectable courses, or for an all-out indulgence opt for the ‘Omakase Menu’, an unparalleled experience of 12 to 13 courses, where your tastebuds will be surprised and enthralled by unique Japanese delicacies like Wild Blue Fin Tuna Loin & Cheek with Pomelo, Organic Garlic Puree, Chips, Shallots, Anchovy Butter.
5. Hellenika, Nobby’s Beach
Located along a strip of restaurants, bars and cafes in Nobby’s Beach, Hellenika Greek restaurant is a real local favourite. In this unassuming pocket of the Gold Coast you will be delighted by the hearty, yet modern take on traditional Greek fare. The menu is comprised of stare plate style dishes, and is great to visit whether your group is large or small. With the same owners as The Fishhouse in Burleigh, it brings a similar homely and cosy feeling to fine dining.
Where to Stay – for ideal Gold Coast accommodation, you can’t go past Peppers Soul or Peppers Broadbeach.