Restaurants, bars and cafes

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Set your tastebuds for urban coffee shops, coastal cafes, rooftop bars, laneway haunts and fine-dining.

Nothing beats that morning coffee sip and sigh or clinking an icy drink at sunset – except perhaps devouring a meal so good you’ll leave a review.

Our city’s café, bar and restaurant scenes are thriving. And while we know at times, you really can’t beat the simplicity of fish and chips at the beach, there is so much more on offer.

From urban cafes and coastal rooftop bars, to luxe five-star dining and eclectic restaurants with a twist of fun, you’ll be sure to find whatever you’re in the mood for.

The Gold Coast is home to an ever-growing array of breweries and distilleries, paired with hidden bars and delicious eat-street markets where you can savour meals from around the globe under a cascade of fairy lights.

Dine-in at our family friendly pubs, famous Surf Lifesaving Clubs and quaint country teahouses.

Fancy dinner and a show? Discover the YOT Club super experience while you soak up our magical waterways, or a show bursting with fun, like Outback Spectacular, Dracula’s or The Pink Flamingo.

We’re not the experts, check out Urban List and Inside Gold Coast for more of the best foodie suggestions.