1. Ten Japanese Restaurant
Winner of the 2013 and 2014 Brisbane Times Good Food Guide Awards One Chefs Hat, this traditional Japanese restaurant is high class luxury from the decor to the menu. Taste some of the best sushi on the Gold Coast and don’t miss out on their red carpet worthy teppanyaki.
Where: 2669 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, QLD 4218
2. Videre Restaurant
After winning too many awards to list, Videre’s innovative menu is creative and inspiring. It is situated on Level 21 of the ​Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast and has dining options to suit most occasions. With views of the Gold Coast hinterland and skyline, this restaurant is divine.
​Where: ​RACV Resort Royal Pines, Ross St, Benowa, Gold Coast, QLD.
3. RockSalt Modern Dining
This restaurant boats an exceptional modern Australia cuisine serviced in a relaxed and stylish setting. Utilising local and fresh Gold Coast ingredients, this amazing restaurant will leave you wanting more… and more!
Where: Aria Building, Albert Avenue, Broadbeach, QLD 4218
4. Absynthe French Restaurant
Meyjitte Boughenout has worked with some of the most renowned chefs in restaurants with three Michelin Stars. As the head chef at Abysnthe, Boughenout’s passion for French cuisine shines through the mouth-watering menu. Located at the Q1 Building in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast, you won’t want to leave the coast after dining here.
Where: Q1 Resort Surfers Paradise Blv, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
5. The Fishhouse
Seafood like you’ve always dreamed of it – pure, fresh and severed with wine. Listed as one of Australia’s top 100 restaurants in the 2014 Gourmet Traveller’s Good Food Guide, locals can’t help but boast about the Southern Europe inspired menu. Dining alongside the beautiful coastline of Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast has never tasted so good.
Where: 50 Goodwin Tce, Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220
6. ​Salt Grill
Any restaurant that was opened by celebrity chef Luke Mangan is going to be brilliant. Salt is home to some of the best steaks on the Gold Coast. Located inside the sparkling new Hilton Surfers Paradise, Salt features dramatic circular windows which overlook Orchid Avenue. Locals are raving about this phenomenal restaurant and the culinary flair that is to die for.
Where: Level 1, Orchid Tower, 6 Orchid Street Surfers Paradise
7. Bazaar Restaurant
Located at the QT Gold Coast, Bazaar brings the feeling of a traditional marketplace back to life with fresh local ingredients and a twenty-first century twist. This restaurant makes a buffet feel like a new exciting trend. From fresh seafood to asian delicacies and even a jump into European tastes with pizza and pasta to boot. If you can save room for dessert you won’t be disappointed.
Where: QT Gold Coast, 7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
8. Verve Restaurant | Cafe | Bar
The Broadbeach Waters restaurant has been receiving accolades for its menu and dining options since 2009. Becoming a ‘go to’ place for locals, receiving a succulent and interesting dining experience at this restaurant is guaranteed. Enjoy high quality modern Australian cuisine filled with local and gourmet ingredients with an attention to detail that you will love.
Where: 3/1 Sunshine Blv, Broadbeach Waters, QLD 4218
9. Chill on Tedder 
This fine dining restaurant prides itself in serving clean flavours and very fine wine. World class chef, Daron Glasgow and his partner Leesa Huth have created an impressive seasonal menu and surprising wine list. With indoor and outdoor seating you can experience this contemporary cuisine while enjoying views of the Gold Coast.
Where: 10/26 Tedder AveMain Beach, QLD 4217
10. Seaduction Restaurant and Bar
With an ever changing meny to suit the best and freshest ingredients available, Seaduction will draw you in until you can’t say no. Chef Steve Szabo is constantly searching for niche produce to introduce into his innovative menu. Focusing on the technical combination of taste and texture, meals from the Gold Coast seductress look like edible art pieces.
Where: Level 2, Soul Surfers Paradise, 8 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise QLD
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