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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in Gold Coast

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems 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 Izakaya Midori restaurant
4.9
4.9 (135)
$41 to $100
Japanese
Varsity Lakes
About the restaurant
Izakaya Midori is the only restaurant on the Gold Coast that offers a 100% plant based Japanese dining experience. Our mission is to create and serve an original, tasty and visually pleasing vegan-friendly dining experience for all of our guests, combined with “wabi-sabi” , a very culturally significant Japanese concept.

We welcome people from all over the world throughout the year and deliver the most unique dining experience you can imagine through the concept "プランツでおもてなし hospitality by plants".

We are rated 5 stars on Eat Safe Gold Coast. Five star rating stands for a high level of compliance with the Food Act 2006 and excellent safety management practices. Eat Safe Gold Coast is a food safety initiative for all licensed food businesses throughout the city.


Top review
DarrenS
Dined 4 days ago
Another great vegan restaurant on the Gold Coast. The food was amazing. Even if you aren’t vegan, which I am not, I strongly recommend trying this place anyway because the food is exceptional.
A photo of La Bella Cellar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (83)
$41 to $100
Fusion / Eclectic
Burleigh Heads
About the restaurant
The Gold Coast’s best boutique wine bar!

We are all about conversation, funky beats, tasty eats and even better wine. Finally, a place to enjoy a good time, any night of the week. There is one thing we might keep from you though and that’s how to get in, you’ll have to book to find out.

Top review
Stephanie
Dined 7 days ago
Never ever disappointed with La Bella Cellar! Every dish that comes out is delicious and unique. Charli and her staff are always so lovely and welcoming. Definitely a must-try gem in Burleigh!
A photo of The Deli by Pepé Italia restaurant
4.8
4.8 (429)
$41 to $100
Italian
Palm Beach
About the restaurant
Pepe italia Deli is in the beautiful palm beach. Come in and dine with us or buy something from our authentic Italian Deli. What’s on offer you may ask? Classic traditional Italian dishes just like Nonna makes, we use her recipes! From classic antipasti to classic pizza and pasta. Here at Pepé italia Deli everything is homemade fresh everyday! You will feel like you have stepped into a little place in Italy with a spectacular mural on the wall of a little town in the south of Italy called Tropea in Calabria! And you might even be able to spot a beautiful picture of Sofia Loren somewhere inside as well... We cannot wait for you to come on in and dine with us, so what are you waiting for!? Come say ciao!! Make sure to make your booking with us today!
Top review
MichaelP
Dined 4 days ago
On a Saturday night on the spur of the moment with two friends we decided to find a new restaurant to grab a bite. We booked on line and arrived 15 minutes later. OMG!! What a find. It felt like being in Italy and the food ( everyone had a different dish) was fantastic! Thanks guys, can’t wait to come back.
A photo of Green Fields Bar + Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (537)
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Robina
About the restaurant
Experience Robina’s only rooftop bar and restaurant, Green Fields - powered by the Gold Coasts' best hospitality students and industry professionals.

Located on the fourth floor of the TAFE Queensland Robina campus, our dining menu is crafted to support local businesses who align with our commitment to sustainable practises. Equally, our beverage menu features certified brewers, distilleries and features Australian wines.

Green Fields Bar + Restaurant is committed to minimising our footprint wherever possible.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
We had a great time! The service was really well done and the food was excellent. I’d recommend this to any friend and will definitely be back.
A photo of Double Barrel Kitchen & Bar restaurant
4.6
4.6 (386)
$40 and under
Australian
Benowa
About the restaurant
We are a beautiful waterfront Restaurant & Bar located at The Marina Concourse in Benowa, Gold Coast.
We offer a full breakfast & lunch menu 7 days.
Our menu is designed around fresh seasonal produce that we try our best to source from local suppliers in our region.
Our Ethos is simple, Great food, Great wine & excellent service in a relaxed stylish casual dining space overlooking the Marina.
We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Top review
DianeCvip
Dined on Jul 14, 2024
Love this place. Great food and service and mimosas
A photo of Lucky Bao restaurant
4.5
4.5 (146)
$41 to $100
Asian
Mermaid Beach
About the restaurant
Lucky Bao is a modern Asian eatery located in the heart of Mermaid Waters. The team deliver vibrant small and large Asian share plates along with their famous baos and a never ending supply of top notch cocktails, sake, umeshu and specialised beers. Lucky Bao is open 6 days a week for lunch and dinner. Bookings are always recommended to avoid disappointment. Just look for the fluro pink circle, fragrant smells and crowds of people having a good time.
Top review
cherylw
Dined 7 days ago
Excellent food and very helpful staff. Staff recommendations were well worthwhile
A photo of Burleigh Sports Club restaurant
4.4
4.4 (213)
$40 and under
Bistro
Miami
About the restaurant
WELCOME TO THE BURLEIGH
SPORTS CLUB

We pride ourselves on providing members and guests with exceptional customer service and a friendly experience every time you visit the club.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
The six ladies that I organised lunch for all enjoyed their lunch immensely and gave your club(my club) a 9 out of 10. We will be back.
A photo of Kitchen 34 restaurant
4.3
4.3 (542)
$40 and under
Australian
Miami
About the restaurant
After re-naming & modernising our restaurant, we introduce to you Kitchen 34. The '34' acknowledges the year of the football clubs establishment which stands as the beginning of our Clubs legacy.

Curated, by our newly appointed Executive Chef, Chris McIntyre, the new menu features a mouth-watering spread of signature dishes plus all your classics.

Produced with the freshest ingredients this new menu is bound to get those taste buds tingling!

Top review
Sherlock
Dined 3 days ago
Great food, good location. Kids area for them to play in.
A photo of Robina Pavilion - The Brasserie restaurant
4.3
4.3 (674)
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Robina
About the restaurant
There's something for everyone at The Brasserie. Light filled, welcoming and with greenery accents, diners can expect a range of delicious options from a brand new menu that includes traditional classics such as the Chicken Parmigiana, a wide variety of mouth-watering steaks and many other delightful dishes guaranteed to satisfy any craving. Sweet tooths will rejoice with a selection of decadent desserts and barista made coffee. For those seeking something a little spicer, the 360 degree bar serves a range of beer, wine, spirits, and eye-pleasing cocktails. Overlooking the sun-kissed Sunny's deck, and close to the Marco Polo Adventure Zone, The Brasserie invites diners to relax and explore the menu in a casual, family-friendly environment.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
Everyone was great accept for the price for meals .
A photo of Bumbles Cafe restaurant
4.1
4.1 (381)
$40 and under
Café
Surfers Paradise
About the restaurant
Nestled in the heart of Budds Beach (only a 5 minute walk from the heart of Surfers Paradise) Bumbles Cafe is many things to many people. For residents of the Gold Coast, Bumbles is the café where they religiously visit each morning: grab the morning paper, nod to the barista signaling “the usual”, and plant themselves in their favorite seat amongst other regulars.

Bumbles has become an extension of their own homes and kitchens. For other locals, it is where they come every weekend to meet a group of friends and have a catch-up while they tuck into their breakfast of salmon benedict, side of hash browns & freshly squeezed juice. Others arrive by jetski on the beach and grab a take-away lunch to enjoy later.

High Tea Booking Information as of January 2022:
* we need at least 2 days in advance
* you could call us to make reservations
* pre-paid only
* latest booking for weekends are on Thursday every week
* if you have any dietary requirements, let us know in advance

Top review
GailM
Dined 3 days ago
Table was ready. Coffee excellent. Excellent food. I love the ambience of Bumbles. All separate rooms decorated differently and suitable for small and especially larger groups for celebrations. Very happy to recommend Free off street parking a bonus.
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