Taking centre stage in a number of locations across the Gold Coast over the 10 days, the GCFF is the perfect activity to enjoy after work or over the weekend. Check out these fabulous cafe’s, bars and restaurants located close to the action for a bite to eat and a drink before or after the film.

BCC Coolangatta

With a number of screenings at the BCC Coolangatta over the 10 days including a number of national and international films, you would be mad to miss a night at this hot location. Try out some delicious sushi at a local restaurant before your chosen film – after all no one likes getting the belly rumbles half was through a movie.
O-Sushi Japanese Restaurant 

Truly authentic sushi, O-Sushi Japanese Restaurant -  Coolangatta
Truly authentic sushi, O-Sushi Japanese Restaurant – Coolangatta

If you’re one for sushi you are simply going to love this unique joint. Located in the trendy Strand location, O-Sushi Japanese Restaurant offers a diverse menu of both classic Japanese dishes as well are more unusual concoctions. Their award-winning cuisine is popular among both tourists to the area and regular locals who enjoy a variety of dishes which ooze with flavour and vibrancy. Whether you’re after a quick bite to eat before the film, or have planned to head out for a relaxing lunch, O-Sushi Japanese Restaurant is a fantastic place to visit for any occasion. With friendly staff and extremely experienced chefs who are happy to fit around all dietary requirements, you won’t be left disappointed at this fantastic restaurant.
Where: 72-80 Marine Parade, Coolangatta, QLD, 4225

Robina Common

If you’re keen to take the kids to see something at the GCFF, be sure to rock up to the Robina Common before 6:30pm for a free showing of Paddington; the story of a young Peruvian bear who travels to London in search of a home. If your kiddies love the idea of a teddy bear picnic, pack a basket of goodies and join in on a community picnic fun before the film. If you’re after something a little more wholesome, check out the restaurant below.

Explore the flavours of the Middle East, Taboon -
Explore the flavours of the Middle East, Taboon – Robina

Taboon is a fantastic location to enjoy a delicious meal before the showing. Serving up a selection of Middle Eastern delights, this modern and contemporary cafe is an exotic hot spot for foodies across the Gold Coast, well known for their full flavoured dishes and unique spices. Be sure to order the family a pot of mint tea while you dive into a selection of foreign dishes for the whole crew to enjoy. Grab a dish of Moroccan tagine and enjoy it with a plate of fresh pitta bread. If the family love something sweet for afterwards, make sure you have a peek at their fantastic supply of delicious pastries that melt in your mouth.
Where: Easy T Centre, 514 Christine Ave, Robina, QLD, 4226

Palm Beach Parklands

If it’s a pirates life for your kids, be sure to take them to Palm Beach Parklands on the 11th April to watch The Goonies. If the sound of an authentic treasure hunt excites them, make sure you arrive early, around 4pm, so they can team up with their fellow pirates to find the treasure hidden in the Parklands. Fill up their boots before hand at Genki Cafe.
Genki Cafe

Delicious and nutritional meals, Genki Cafe -
Delicious and nutritional meals, Genki Cafe – Palm Beach

Located in the heart of Palm Beach, Genki Cafe is the ideal location to grab a coffee and snack to eat before The Goonies screening. Be sure to stock up on one of their delicious dishes off their lunch menu. If you love anything that comes with chicken, make the Spanish paprika chicken breast served with quinoa tabouleh, roasted beetroot hummus your choice this afternoon. For kiddies, let them choose from their simple yet tasty selection of meals, specifically designed for children. Be sure to finish off with one of their gourmet coffees or delicious fruity smoothies to give you the buzz you need before the film!
Where: 1114 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach, QLD, 4221
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