Gold Coast & Hinterland Restaurants

337 Restaurants in Gold Coast & Hinterland

Gold Coast & Hinterland Restaurants

While the Gold Coast and Hinterlands are a short drive away from each other, these two areas of South Eastern Queensland are really worlds apart as far as atmosphere and cuisine are concerned.

Restaurants on the Gold Coast

When most of us think about the Gold Coast, we think of Surfers Paradise. And that’s good - it shows we have been paying attention - it’s Australia’s most iconic coastal tourist destination. Like the ‘fun in the sun’ vibe that Surfers Paradise represents, the restaurants on the Gold Coast are all about big flavours in a low-key environment. Not many people are looking for a reason to don a tuxedo on the Gold Coast. There is always that option, but the general feeling around here is that if you can sit down to a first class meal in your shorts and thongs, then why the heck wouldn’t you?

Unsurprisingly, seafood is featured heavily in Gold Coast Restaurants. Many of the restaurants are so close to the ocean that it wouldn’t be shocking to see chefs reeling in snapper and pulling lobster pots in through the kitchen window. 

Don’t worry meat-eaters; there are also plenty of places serving grain-fed beef, free-range chicken, or even kangaroo and crocodile if your palate runs to it. Whether it’s seasoned lamb patties slapped between hamburger buns with relish, or a premium sirloin balanced delicately on a tower of kipfler potatoes and grilled asparagus - Gold Coast restaurants do meat right.

Restaurants in the Hinterlands

A short drive inland from the Gold Coast is the Hinterlands - and what a breathtakingly picturesque change of pace it is.

Entering the Hinterlands from the Gold Coast, you could be forgiven for thinking that you’d crossed a border. Gone are the beachside eateries - the majority of restaurants in this area are nestled in amongst the mountain ranges and bordering on vineyards and the grounds of produce growers. 

There is nowhere better than the Hinterlands to sip a chilled wine, beer or cider (or slurp it if you prefer, we’re not here to judge) and sit back in a restaurant enjoying fresh food that was probably grown a stone’s throw away. Wineries, repurposed historical buildings, deconsecrated churches, wherever there is a roof in the Hinterlands, there is probably a restaurant.

While you’re visiting one of these restaurants, be sure to check if there is a produce store nearby. Odds are there will be, and you can pick up some amazing local cheese, olives, honey, or, (dare we mention them again?) wine, beer and cider.

To find out more about Gold Coast and Hinterland restaurants have a look on Dimmi. There may even be some great deals on there for restaurants in the area, as well as reviews for neighbouring restaurants in Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise, and Toowoomba.

About restaurants in Gold Coast & Hinterland

Gold Coast & Hinterland, QLD has 337 restaurants catering for most palates, with 95 Modern Australian, 40 Italian or 36 Indian restaurants. Gold Coast & Hinterland offers a great range of restaurants for Special occasion, Fine dining and Families.

So go ahead, start planning your dining experience by booking instantly at one of our 128 bookable restaurants in Gold Coast & Hinterland. But before you do, be sure to check out the 20 restaurants that offer Dimmi deals.

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Fellini Ristorante e Bar, Main Beach

Fellini Ristorante e Bar, Main Beach

Level 1, Marina Mirage, 74 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach, QLD, 4217
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(8.8) from 61 reviews
Cuisine
ItalianFine dining, Views
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$105 p.p.
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Lolas Restaurant Cafe Bar, Broadbeach

Lolas Restaurant Cafe Bar, Broadbeach

101 Old Burleigh Road, Broadbeach, QLD, 4218
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Modern Australian, Breakfast
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$20 p.p.
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China Palace, Main Beach

China Palace, Main Beach

Shop 123 Marina Mirage 74 Seaworld Drive, Marina Mirage, Main Beach, QLD, 4217
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Chinese, Yum Cha
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$35 p.p.
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Salt Grill, Surfers Paradise

Salt Grill, Surfers Paradise

6 Orchid Avenue, Hilton Surfers Paradise, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 4217
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Modern Australian
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$115 p.p.
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Beaches on Kirra Cafe & Beach Bar, Coolangatta

Beaches on Kirra Cafe & Beach Bar, Coolangatta

2 Creek Street, Coolangatta, QLD, 4225
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Modern Australian, Tapas
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$20 p.p.
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Willow Dining Room, Burleigh Heads

Willow Dining Room, Burleigh Heads

2/1840 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads, QLD, 4220
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Modern Australian
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A Carne Churrascaria, Surfers Paradise

A Carne Churrascaria, Surfers Paradise

3033 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 4217
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(9.4) from 50 reviews
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Brazilian, South AmericanParties & groups, Families
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Average Price
$45 p.p.
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Elephant Rock Cafe, Bar & Restaurant, Currumbin

Elephant Rock Cafe, Bar & Restaurant, Currumbin

776 Pacific Pde, Currumbin, QLD, 4223
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(9.2) from 57 reviews
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Cafe, Modern AustralianViews, Service
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$45 p.p.
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Cocotte Dining, Robina

Cocotte Dining, Robina

Cnr of Markeri street and Robina Parkway, Robina, QLD, 4226
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(9.2) from 102 reviews
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Asian, JapaneseNeighbourhood gem, Fine dining
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$55 p.p.
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Vanitas, Main Beach

Vanitas, Main Beach

94 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach, QLD, 4217
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(9.1) from 154 reviews
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Modern AustralianFine dining, Special occasion
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$185 p.p.
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