Where to Eat in Gold Coast

Bazaar Restaurant

Like what I’ve mentioned in my earlier post, Things to do in Gold Coast, there is more to Gold Coast than just theme parks and surfing – you can also find good food in the city.

If you are planning a trip there soon, here are five places to eat in Gold Coast.

Bazaar Interactive Marketplace

Bazaar Restaurant at the stunning QT Hotel is easily one of the best buffets I’ve had. And this is no small praise. The restaurant re-creates a traditional marketplace with a twenty-first century twist. The food was fresh and prepared to a good standard, and the chefs were on hand to explain about the different dishes.

QT Gold Coast
7 Staghorn Ave
Surfers Paradise QLD 4217


Samurais Paradise

For a reasonable and pocket-friendly meal, go to Samurais Paradise, is a little hole-in-the-wall eatery that specialises in yakitori.

Monte Carlo Arcade
Ground Level, Shop 3, 36-38 Orchid Ave
Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia
Tel: (07) 5511 8745

Surf Club

Kurrawa Surf Club

Kurrawa Surf Club

There’s no way you can leave Gold Coast without visiting one of the surf lifesaving clubs. Locals go there for affordable food and drinks. Think burgers, fish & chips with lots of beer.

Beachside Old Burleigh Road
Broadbeach QLD 4218, Australia
Tel: (07) 5527 5660



I asked the locals to recommend me the best Japanese restaurant in Gold Coast. The answer? Yamasakura. Excellent Japanese food at acceptable prices.

60/3131 Surfers Paradise Blvd
Level 2 Centre Arcade
Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia
Tel: (07) 5592 2799

Black Coffee Lyrics Cafe

Black Coffee Lyrics

And lastly, Black Coffee Lyrics, located just Yamasakura, is an “insider” spot for coffee and good food. It has a kick-ass vibe – artsy, cosy and very very cool. In short, the sort of underground cafe for those “in the know” to hang out.

This is probably one of the best kept secrets in town. I had one of my best meals this year at Black Lyrics Cafe, so I am going to just say this once: this is a must-visit place if you are in Gold Coast.

60/3131 Surfers Paradise Blvd
Level 2 Centre Arcade
Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia
Tel: (07) 0218 9437

For more recommendations, please read my post on Things to do in Gold Coast