20 Restaurants Making Waves on the Gold Coast

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The Gold Coast promises sweet surf, pristine sand – and, as Jo McKay discovers, a dining scene that’s making waves. Beyond fish ’n’ chips and caramel milkshakes, there’s brekky salads and bug rolls, all done in a relaxed Goldie way.


In 2016, this 20-year-old Surfers Paradise stalwart got a fabulous facelift. Now it sports a Riviera-esque fit-out with an easygoing vibe that befits the beachside location. The big breakfast – called Feast de Résistance – will set you up for the rest of the day.

52 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise; (07) 5526 9994

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