Top 10 Places to Wine & Dine on the Gold Coast
The Gold Coast is home to hundreds of amazing restaurants, pubs, bars, and cafes alike, so it can become overwhelming to find a nice quiet place to have a drink and a meal. We’ve listed our top 10 favourites, that will always have a seat ready for you, and serve top class food and tasty cocktails.
Spanning over two floors, Gotham Grill & Rooftop Bar is located at the Northern end of the Gold Coast in Runaway Bay. Gotham Grill & Rooftop Bar will take your dining experience to the next level, providing a more intimate setting with beautiful fresh seafood, and an exclusive selection of premium steaks.
The award-winning Little Truffle Dining Room and Bar, located in Mermaid Beach has been a favourite with both locals and tourists since opening in 2010. The popular venue is located on the corner of the Gold Coast Highway and Bondi Avenue in Mermaid Beach. Guests can enjoy an intimate and relaxed venue, allowing lovers of food and wine to indulge in the palatable menu prepared by Chef/Owner Daniel Ridgeway and Head Chef Jason Burt, whilst exploring the exceptional wine list from around the world.
With stunning ocean views overlooking Coolangatta, BiN 72 is the perfect location to enjoy their creative cocktails, amazing food, decadent wines and delicious tapas. A service that echoes fine dining, an atmosphere that lets you relax and let your hair down, Bin 72 are the new go-to for any kind of dining experience; whether that be drinks after work, or a banquet style celebration with friends.
Rivea Italian Dining, located in Broadbeach is the perfect location for long lunch, dinner and cocktails. Featuring a private dining room for up to 17 people and booths, it is an ideal venue for intimate get-togethers or celebrations. Rivea also features an impressive wine list to accompany their house-made pasta and pizza, seafood and many more Italian classic dishes.
BMD Northcliffe Surf Club not only boasts an award-winning restaurant, but are also famous for their absolute beachfront location in Surfers Paradise, delicious breakfasts, beer on tap, and global surf sports accolades. The restaurant offers a wide selection of eats with the kiddies are treated to complimentary colouring packs and ice-cream with their kids meal lunch and dinner. All profits from the BMD Northcliff restaurant, bar and gaming room go towards providing education, training and equipment to volunteer lifesavers who patrol our beach to keep it safe for locals and tourists.
CSi Club Southport is centrally situated in Southport on the Gold Coast and is open for every day for lunch and dinner. Their newly refurbished restaurant and outdoor alfresco area “The Laneway” offers a relaxing but vibrant area to enjoy a meal or drinks with friends, family & colleagues. The Laneway menu offers a variety of food options from Club favourites and char-grilled steaks through to their new and exciting “Evolution” items. There is a selection of gluten free & vegetarian meals available as well as lighter serves for those with smaller appetites.
Australia’s Champion Brewery right on your doorstep. Black Hops have two locations on the Gold Coast, their original brewery and taproom in Burleigh (HQ) and their new production brewery and taproom in Biggera Waters (Black Hops II). Their award-winning beers are unpasteurised and made with no preservatives. Each Taproom has a selection of 14 beers on tap, so there’s sure to be a beer for every palate.
8. BiN 232
BiN 232 is located at ‘The Patio’ at Pacific Fair and has become a favourite with locals and tourists. It is an ideal venue to wind down for a lunch or wine after a big shopping spree or a delicious early dinner before heading to catch a movie at the cinema.
Waxy’s is the iconic Irish Bar on the Gold Coast. Set in the heart of Surfer’s Paradise, Waxy’s Irish Pub is the go-to for locals and tourists alike. Loaded with Irish charm, Waxy’s has 2 levels of entertainment including our recently opened Rooftop Bar. It is the perfect spot for a casual drink, delicious meals, gaming, live music and a variety of functions’ spaces available.
10. Urban Eats
Located in Bundall, Urban Eats, 100% deliveredHandcraftedd burgers by day, pizza and pasta by night, and all their meals are cooked to order using fresh ingredients. Urban Eats make their pizza dough in-house daily and all their sauces are made from scratch using fresh ingredients. They provide a seamless service, once your order is placed they will deliver your meal hot and in the specified time frame given. This is the perfect delivery to your home, for those looking to stay in with a good bottle of wine.