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March 4, 2017 Dining No Comments Email Email

OpenTable’s restaurant picks for the Southern Gold Coast:

The Collective is the Gold Coast’s newest dining paradise. Situated on the Gold Coast Hwy in Palm Beach, The Collective is an innovative way to dine with family and friends. The establishment offers diners the choice of five restaurants – Luckies Diner, The Kitchen at The Collective, Calavera, Umami and The Italian Job – one downstairs bar, and a secondary rooftop bar and dining experience. 

Arguably one of the best beach view dining spots in the heart of Palm Beach. Lester and Earl offers diners American BBQ inspired dishes consisting of slow smoked brisket, beef and pork ribs, friend chicken and burgers. Also boasting 12 craft beers on tap, great wine and a cocktail list to boot, Lester and Earl is the perfect dining spot for those looking for a relaxed, chilled vibe with friends. 

Nestled just off the Gold Coast Highway on Seventh Avenue in Palm Beach is Wildernis Cafe and Bar. The brainchild of locals, Andy Canfield and Josh Bailey, the restaurant provides a fusion of a relaxed dining atmosphere with some of the best beers, wines and cocktails the Gold Coast has on offer.

Harry’s knows how to do beef. Renowned for its signature cuts of beef including its grass fed beef, pasture fed beef, dry age on the bone beef and grain fed wagyu beef, Harry’s Steak Bistro and Bar is also making waves across the Gold Coast for its steak frites.

Pepe’s aim is to deliver classic Italian pastries, pizzas and unique culturally-infused dishes in a warm and modern atmosphere. A local hit with Gold Coasters, Pepe’s is the go-to place if you’re searching for an authentic Italian experience.

The concept behind Fire Cue has deep roots entwined in modern Latin American food being cooked on handmade parillas and in wood fire ovens over special hard charcoal deriving from various hardwoods. Fire Cue is famous for its texture, taste and individuality of cuisines, making it a must to visit while on the Gold Coast.  

Rooftop bar. Pizzeria. Pasta Bar. Justin Lane Establishment has many unique facets that make this restaurant a Burleigh Heads favourite! Located on the main Gold Coast highway across the road from the world-famous Burleigh Heads beach, Justin Lane Establishment provides the perfect laid-back vibes for catching up with family and friends. 

Pan-Asian flavours in one of the Gold Coast’s most iconic locations, Rick Shores’ Executive Chef, Ben Bertei, and Head Chef, Jake Pregnell, focus on fresh, locally sourced produce with an intention for diners to share.

An overnight success story, Hellenika is an authentic Greek eating and meeting place situated in the dining hub of Nobby Beach. Providing true Greek flavours, the restaurant serves up traditional favourites including its signature five hour slow-baked Junee Lamb Shoulder, Taramosalata (Cod Dip), Saganaki (grilled Sheep’s Milk Cheese) and Htapodi (giant SA Octopus char grilled).

An award-winning restaurant located in the beach town of Burleigh Heads, The Fish House is renowned for its ability to provide guests with outstanding selection of fresh, sustainably-sourced fish. The restaurant changes daily according to the selection of the freshest and best quality fish that Australia’s suppliers have on offer, providing diners with a unique experience every time they visit. 

An elegant and casual dining scene on the estuary at Currumbin, Allure On Currumbin creates modern and classic French cuisine that leaves diners wanting more. Guests will enjoy a romantic but playful atmosphere as they dine under the stars in the venue’s lush, fairy-lit courtyard. 

Harvest Café offers an abundance of fresh local produce in an atmosphere oozing with country charm and a sophistication that would hold its own in any city. Specialising in fresh, local, organic food from Harvest’s Organic Farm (located only 500m from the cafe) in a chic yet casual atmosphere, it’s a destination where you can watch locals ride in on horseback to collect their weekend paper, whilst enjoying an award winning dining experience.

Beach Byron Bay celebrates and showcases the best of beach dining. Its magical outdoor dining space, complete with fairy lights, offers panoramic ocean views over Julian Rocks, Clarkes Beach and The Pass; making it one of the coast’s best spots for a long lunch with friends or a romantic dinner under the stars.

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