The Best Foodie Experiences In The Gold Coast

There’s more to Gold Coast than surfing. In this coastal city, you get unmissable experiences on adventures, nightlife, and dining too. This city’s gastronomic offers are delicious and diverse, great for those wanting to experience the culinary masterpiece of Gold Coast. 

After a full day of surfing and shopping, it’s always best to end it with a sumptuous meal. Not sure where to go? Here’s a list of must-try dining experience on Gold Coast!


Australian Outback Spectacular

One Aussie experience you shouldn’t miss is the Australian Outback Spectacular. This immersive arena show lets you witness a performance about life in the Outback featuring Australian actors. Throughout the performance, you get a three-course meal and complimentary beverages. Must-tries include their juicy eye filet steak, served with tasty roast pumpkin. Stay for the Dark Chocolate tart for dessert for the perfect end to the delightful show. 

Address: Australian Outback Spectacular, 1 Entertainment Road, Oxenford, Queensland, Australia
Operating Hours: 8 am to 4 pm (Sunday); 8 am to 5:30 pm, 6:15 to 10 pm (Monday) 8 am to 5:30 pm (Tuesday to Friday); 8 am to 5 pm (Saturday)



Le Jardin at Palazzo Versace

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Fancy an afternoon tea? Bring your friends to the luxury hotel Palazzo Versace to enjoy gourmet food and fine afternoon tea in its chic Le Jardin restaurant. Savor its delightful pastries and view their vast pool while conversing over a cup of quality tea. Relax in the tropical ambiance and have a stress-free moment at one of Australia’s best hotels.

Address: Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast, Seaworld, Main Beach, Queensland, Australia
Operating Hours: 12 pm to 4 pm daily (Afternoon tea)



Miami Marketta

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If you can’t decide where to go and eat dinner, your best option is the Miami Marketta. The original and leading night market in AU boasts a feast of dishes from all over the world! Indulge in street food, French pastries, seafood, local beers, and more in this lively night market on the Gold Coast. This laneway dining also hosts cultural events, live music performances, and art events that’ll make your stay on Gold Coast eventful.

Address: 23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami, Queensland, Australia
Operating Hours: 5 to 10 pm (Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday)




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Dive into one of the best seafood restaurants on the Gold Coast! Go on a seafood adventure at Citrique, a buffet restaurant located in Surfers Paradise. This restaurant offers exquisite seafood dining, from freshly caught crabs to oysters, scallops, and prawns. They’re also loved for their buffet breakfast serving Asian and western food to start your day right. Every seafood lover should dine here and experience their exceptional seafood selection. 

Address: 158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
Operating Hours: 6:30 am to 10:30 am daily, 12 pm to 2:30 pm (Sunday), 6 pm to 9 pm (Monday to Thursday), 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm (Friday and Saturday)



Sirromet Winery and Restaurant

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Discover Australia’s winery destinations for the love of wine! Sirromet Wines, found in Mount Cotton, takes you on a fascinating winery tour while imparting knowledge on wine-making processes. See how the iconic wine brand is formed, and have a private tasting session perfectly complemented by local cheese and cold meats. This fancy adventure also gives you a breathtaking vista of Tuscan Terrace and Moreton Bay. Book a tour now and explore Queensland’s wine country for that perfect weekend excursion.

Address: 850 Mount Cotton Rd, Mount Cotton, Queensland, Australia
Operating Hours: 9 am to 8:30 pm (Monday to Sunday)




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Experience madness like no other at Dracula’s, Gold Coast’s most happening nightlife entertainment where adults come and play. If you’re into burlesque, lustful, comedic acts, and quality cabaret dinner, make your way here as you revel in the best after-dark experience you can only get in Gold Coast. Sit tight and be entertained by world-class performers, and enjoy a delicious three-course meal while being awestruck by the magical performances. The menu is seasonal, but the crowd favorite is the balsamic glazed lamb shank. Don’t miss Dracula’s signature dark chocolate coffin with freeze-dried raspberries for that sinful, chocolatey goodness.

Address: 1 Hooker Boulevard Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia
Operating Hours: 7 pm to 11 pm (Tuesday to Saturday); Closed on Sunday and Monday


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