The Gold Coast has come a long way with dining over the past decade and while there are still popular tourist picks (Pancakes in Paradise…) more & more people are travelling here to experience the dining scene that just gets better & better. We have selected our top 5 Gold Coast restaurants you must try when visiting the Gold Coast, all convenient to go while staying in our self-contained privately owned apartments in Surfers Paradise:

1.            Justin Lane – Burleigh Heads

1708-1710 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads

High on the list of every local that you ask of top 5 Gold Coast restaurants you must try is Justin Lane. Located a short 20-minute drive from the heart of Surfers Paradise (or a quick G-Link & bus!) lies Justin Lane. A favourite amongst locals and tourist alike who fill out this pizzeria every evening from 5pm and an earlier start at 12pm on the weekends. Eat in or take your pizza down to the world-famous Burleigh Hill & enjoy the views looking back along the coast line towards the city.

2.            Glass Dining – Main Beach

Marina Mirage Waterfront, 74 Seaworld Drive

Located in the high-end restaurants & shops of Main Beach is the elegant, fine dining restaurant Glass. 
The fully stocked cocktail bar, extensive wine list & stunning sunset views are the ideal complement for dining either inside the restaurant or alfresco on the deck overlooking the Marina. The menu is changed every season and encompasses an array of fresh produce & meats and succulent seafood. If you are after a romantic dinner for 2, or a special occasion for the whole family – be sure to reserve a table at Glass.

3.            The Collective – Palm Beach

1128 Gold Coast Highway

Located in up and coming Palm Beach is the innovative new dining experience which incorporates 5 different restaurants and a rooftop bar surrounding the 300 seats- dining area. The Collective offers communal dining with table service and has something for everyone! Amongst the different restaurants on offer you will find an array of international cuisines such as Italian, American, Mexican, Japanese & modern Australian. For a truly unique dining experience, take the drive south to experience The Collective.

4.            SeaScape – Surfers Paradise

4 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise

Perched above the hustle of the Surfers Paradise Esplanade on level 1, 2 & 3 of the Soul Boardwalk, Seascape offers a multi-level venue with breathtaking ocean views and dining experiences bound by a love affair of seaside dining and contemporary seafood menus. With 4 different dining options – the Bistro, The Bar, The Restaurant & The Rooftop, be sure to go and check out seascape and enjoy the best views in Surfers Paradise.

5.            Edgewater Dining & Lounge Bar – Isle of Capri

15 Via Roma, Isle of Capri

Edgewater is the latest waterfront dining venue in the heart of the bustling Capri on Via Roma on Isle of Capri. Serving a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner with a large selection of alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages to accompany, Edgewater dining is the perfect family restaurant experience.


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