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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Gold Coast

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in Gold Coast? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of EDDY + WOLFF restaurant
4.9 (124)
$41 to $100
About the restaurant
Our story of Eddy + Wolff means so much to us.
Thao: I grew up on Eddy Cres
Vien: And I grew up on Wolff Cres.
It's where we met and when our journey all began. This is why we created this place so we can all meet you here.
Imagine a small bar in Asia, whether it be Japan or Hong Kong. Off the beaten track meaning somewhere where you wouldn’t think you’d find us. A place you’d step into and feel like it’s not something that’s on the Gold Coast.
A cosy intimate space that transports you into another time, that will immerse you in flavours that are true and authentic, full of heart and soul from everything we loved eating growing up in Canberra and from our travels from all over Asia.
Our space will allow you to reminisce about your old school days from the music we play or your travels to Asia from the flavours in our dishes, we would like you to feel a sense of belonging, a connection that will take you back to where we ‘all’ came from.


Top review
Dined on Jul 9, 2024
Massive 10 out of 10, cool awesome fit out, good energy. Literally watch the chefs cook your dinner, great menu and everything tasted amazing. Panacotta desert is the best I’ve ever had 🙏
A photo of Rick Shores restaurant
4.8 (4560)
$101 and over
Contemporary Asian
Burleigh Heads
About the restaurant
Pan-Asian flavours in one of the Gold Coast's most iconic locations. Focusing on fresh locally sourced produce with intention to share.

By Head Chef James Brady

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Loved it Great food Great atmosphere Will be back for sure
A photo of Etsu Izakaya restaurant
4.8 (1920)
$41 to $100
Mermaid Beach
About the restaurant
Etsu is a Japanese izakaya which focuses on local amazing produce in our dishes which are designed to be shared amongst friends. We have one of the largest Japanese whisky collections on our back bar which we recommend served over hand cut ice or try one of our sakes or Japanese tap beers. Our sashimi is the freshest around and our fave place to sit is at the dining bar. Kanpaii!!
Top review
Dined 1 day ago
Great service and awesome food. Booked to go again.
A photo of Tayta Nikkei restaurant
4.8 (149)
$41 to $100
Mermaid Beach
About the restaurant
Tayta is serving the Nikkei cuisine which is a fusion of Peruvian flavours using Japanese techniques. We use the freshest of produce and highest grade of Fresh Fish and Wagyu Kobe Beef available so we can offer our guests the best version of the Nikkei cuisine. Tayta is known for it's ambience of lively music and beautiful art and offers a memorable dining experience that gives a feeling of being somewhere other than the Gold Coast. We have a full serviced Bar, with a creative range of Pisco Sours and other deliciously crafted cocktails as well as beer, wine and sake. Don't forget to try our signature dish, the Tuna Tiradito alongside our Hibiscus Pisco Sour.

RESERVATIONS: Please note that a 15% surcharge will be applied to each bill on Public Holidays.

Top review
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
Excellent vibe, great cocktails and delicious food!
A photo of Mr P.P.’s Deli and Rooftop restaurant
4.6 (461)
$40 and under
About the restaurant
A multi level pizzeria, wine bar and rooftop space. We specialise in gourmet pizza, deli meats & cheese plus delicious cocktail jugs and drinks in the sunshine.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Took my team out for lunch at Mr. P.P's, Staff were lovely and the food was great
A photo of Steampunk - Surfers Paradise restaurant
4.5 (576)
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Surfers Paradise
About the restaurant
If you’re looking for a venue with delectable food, one-of-a-kind drinks and live entertainment, you’ve found the right place. Offering a wide range of local and imported beverages, Steampunk Surfers Paradise offers a vibrant atmosphere for a mid-week pick-me-up or a weekend finale.

Lunch & Dinner 7 days from 12 PM.

Top review
Dined on Jun 26, 2024
Great service. Great atmosphere. Great espresso martinis. The $2 rib special was an absolute banger.
A photo of Outback Steakhouse - Pacific Fair restaurant
4.4 (958)
$40 and under
About the restaurant
We are a contemporary, casual dining steakhouse restaurant beloved worldwide. Currently with 6 restaurants in NSW and 2 in Queensland. We pride ourselves on serving up variety; our unbeatable steak cuts are complemented by delicious choices of chicken, ribs, seafood, and pasta at a price for everyone.
Our strategy? We’re the leader of the pack by emphasizing consistently high quality delicious food delivering a warm, welcoming environment.

Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. is based in Tampa, FL, founded in 1988 by those who love hospitality, sharing, quality, being courageous and having fun. We’re a company of restaurants that owns and operates Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar and Outback Steakhouse International. Outback Steakhouse Australia is a Sydney owned and based franchise entity of Outback Steakhouse International operating since 2001 after opening our very first restaurant in Parklea, Sydney.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
This was 6 of us attending and the wait for everything was very minimal which was great from food to drinks. The steaks were cooked to absolute perfection and meals very generous and loads of flavour, will definitely be back.
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A photo of Pablito's Sanctuary Cove restaurant
4.3 (278)
$40 and under
Hope Island
About the restaurant
Pablito's combines the textures and flavours that Mexican food is loved for, with the quality and freshness of Australian produce. We love customer service and we pride ourself on our passion for good tequila and high-end mezcal.
Top review
Dined 3 days ago
Pablitos is by far the best Mexican food that I have eaten. The atmosphere, service and ambience are brilliant.
A photo of YOT DECK restaurant
4 (108)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Main Beach
About the restaurant
YOT Deck will have a focus on sit down dining, entertainment and cocktails in a super relaxed
setting with space for private events and Christmas parties. YOT Deck will be open for trade
seven days a week from August through to summer, offering lunch and dinner service.
For those seeking an unforgettable hospitality experience paired with picturesque waterfront
views, YOT Deck is the ultimate destination. Whether you're looking to celebrate a special
occasion, enjoy a leisurely lunch, or combine a drink before embarking on your YOT Club
cruise, YOT Deck will provide the best of both hospitality worlds.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
I had a great time. I will definitely go there again.
A photo of Oasis on Straddie - Traditional Mexican & Wood-fired Pizza restaurant
3.8 (74)
$40 and under
Point Lookout
About the restaurant
Oasis Mexican Cantina is a beautifully decorated coastal venue in which friends and family can come together to enjoy vibrant & fresh Mexican food and beverages made with love along with the atmosphere of our gorgeous venue - Oasis On Straddie.
We love our community and bringing people together! Wether it's for a celebration or just to catch up over a few drinks. Our vision is that Oasis will become a community hub where people gather and families will make their most loved venue on the island - we even have a cubby house for the kids to play in! We offer a range of pop up events including music events, children's discos, art exhibitions, creative workshops and so much more! Join our mailing list to stay on top of what’s coming up. We are so happy to have you here and hope you love being here as much as we do.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 22, 2024
We love the oven pizzas and cocktails at Oasis on Straddie and would always go there on saturdays. The venue is beautiful and the staff always super friendly. We also love the latin music. We don't really like the mexican menu as the portions aren't really big and they are pretty pricey. We feel it's more a snack menu while having a drink than a proper dinner. We were a bit disappointed when the pizza oven was off. We left looking forward to our next pizza night. We will make sure to check 1st if the pizza menu is offered before visiting. We do love the place and think it's a must do while visting north straddie !
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