All The Very Best Restaurants In Surfers Paradise

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It’s the glitter strip that put our humble surf city on the worldwide tourist map, but there is oh so much more to Surfers Paradise than high rises, novelty arcades and expansive beaches. 

In the past few years, Surfers’ culinary scene has really stepped it up a notch or three. So, if you find yourself knocking around these parts with a hunger for some delicious nosh and friendly service, best make good use of your valuable time—and avoid the tourist traps—with our pick of the best restaurants in Surfers Paradise. Happy holidays! 



Surfers Paradise’s longest established beachfront watering hole underwent a funky Bali-inspired overhaul recently, injecting some desperately needed cool back into the touristy precinct. We love Sandbar’s breezy fit-out, always-holiday vibes, creative menus (they’ve got poke bowls!), extensive craft beer selection and killer cocktail list to accompany those salty sea vistas. Tuck into creative burgers such as Kim Jong’s Demise with Korean-style crispy chicken or the Piggie Smalls with spiced pulled pork and apple relish, or surrender to a delish beachfront serving of Jo’s Proper Fish and Chips, complete with mushy peas. Head to Sandbar, one of the best restaurants in Surfers Paradise, and cheers to the good life.