Where are the Best Restaurants on the Gold Coast for a Fancy Dinner?
There are times when all you want to do is kick back and relax in front of the TV with something quick and easy. Then there are times when you want to get dressed up to the nines and treat yourself to a slap-up meal in a fancy restaurant, trimmings included.
Whether you're planning a special celebration, a romantic meal for two, or simply want a taste of the gold coast VIP scene - we're sharing some of the best restaurants on the Gold Coast to check out. From flagship restaurants in The Star Gold Coast's world-class entertainment and leisure destination to glamourous hotspots well worth a visit.
So, if you find yourself wondering where the best restaurants on the Gold coast for a fancy dinner are? Here are six to get started with.
If multi award-winning Mediterranean cuisine and inspired international cocktails sound like a good starting point, you'll want to add Miss Moneypenny's to your list of the best restaurants on the Gold Coast to check out. The Chef’s Seven comes highly recommended, with seven delicious signature dishes hand-picked by the chef. These specially curated dishes include seared Wagyu beef carpaccio, Queensland scallops and lemon vanilla buttermilk panna cotta.
The restaurant itself is highly stylised, with a refined atmosphere and cutting edge style. Begin your evening with a Champagne cocktail, such as Miss Moneypenny’s Seventy-Five before browsing the stunning selection on offer on the a la carte menu. Located just a 4 minute walk from Dorsett Gold Coast, it’s the ideal place to enjoy dinner and drinks without needing to worry about transport.
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Located just a 15 minute drive from Dorsett Gold Coast is one of the region's most popular seafood restaurants, The Tropic. Located at the Northern end of Burleigh Pavilion, The Tropic is an exquisite full service restaurant with a focus on fresh Gold Coast seafood. Perfectly marrying modern Australian and fresh Mediterranean cuisines together, pick and choose between a beautiful selection of reimagined classics and traditional bites.
Take a seat on the outdoor terrace and soak up stunning views of Burleigh Heads and Surfers Paradise as you breathe in the salty sea air. Begin with a bump of caviar oscietra or kingfish tartare before moving on to a main of seared Market fish or a whole roasted free range chicken. From Entrees to desserts, every bite is a treat for the tastebuds and offers a refined evening on the edge of the Pacific Ocean.
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If modern Australian cuisine is your favourite type of food scene, then be sure to add Little Truffle to your list of the must-visit restaurants on the Gold Coast. Just a short 6 minute drive from Dorsett Gold Coast, step into a world of glossy teaks, rich reds and elegant touches reminiscent of a Parisienne bistro in the heart of the Gold Coast.
Featuring several different menus to choose between, the degustation menu is a fantastic starting point. Moreton Bay bug & prawn tortellini, seared Hokkaido sea scallops and grass fed NZ beef eye fillet all feature. If you prefer to pick and choose your own menu, the a la carte menu features delights such as cassoulet with duck confit, six hour braised beef cheek and berry soufflé with white chocolate sauce. Open for dinner from Monday to Saturday from 5:30 pm, reservations are highly recommended.
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Another popular restaurant that showcases fine modern Australian cuisine, Labart Restaurant pulls focus on fresh and seasonal ingredients. Located a mere 15 minutes drive from Dorsett Gold Coast, prepare to dine on native rock oysters, Burleigh baker bread, wagyu hanger steak and BBq King prawn to name a few.
While flavour profiles are broad, the menu itself is small, ensuring diners get to enjoy dishes cooked with passion and flair. A great choice for a romantic meal for two in the heart of Burleigh, the atmosphere is relaxed and the service on point. Open for dinner every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, reservations are highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
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Social Eating House
Social Eating House is a hugely popular choice for fine dining restaurants on the Gold Coast and is just a short 5 minute stroll from Dorsett Gold Coast. With layer upon layer of fresh flavour, enjoy a lovingly created menu that’s guaranteed to satisfy even the most refined pallet. With the latest menu lovingly crafted by executive chef, Matthew Jefferson, prepare to be blown away by good food, great drinks and an amazing atmosphere.
With dishes made using the finest Australian ingredients, perfectly matched and paired to deliver smile-inducing flavour in every bite, modern Australian cuisine has never tasted so good. Share a twice-cooked crispy pork hock, King prawn risotto or a whole chargrilled chicken, or order a few small plates of roast quail, wagyu tartare or burrata. Open for dinner 7 days a week from 5:30 pm.
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The North Room
With ever-changing menus and seasonal ingredients, The North Room is constantly serving up fresh and new flavours. With a philosophy that food should be more than just a feast for the tastebuds, each dish is carefully crafted to be a real treat for the eyes too. Enjoy a beautiful selection of small dishes and sharing plates, as well as local and international wines.
The 5 course tasting menu is a delight, currently featuring Bay lobster, local octopus, Rocky Point grouper, Brisbane Valley quail, lamb neck and pork jowl. Selected wines can be added to the experience, perfectly complementing the flavour pallet of the day.Located just 5 minutes drive from Dorsett Gold Coast, The North room is open for two sittings a day from Thursday to Saturday.
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Make your way down to level three of Dorsett Gold Coast and cross over into The Star Gold Coast to discover one of the best Japanese restaurants in town, Kyomi. Bringing authentic Japanese flavours to the heart of the Gold Coast, enjoy an intimate dinner with decadent drinks before exploring the beauty of Broadbeach. Tuck into freshly shucked oysters, mouthwatering sushi & sashimi and tender binchotan. If you’re new to the world of Japanese cuisine, the taster menus offer a varied flavour profile that lifts the curtain on some of the most popular dishes.
Seared scampi, foie gras, apple & shiso leaf, karashi miso and Moreton Bay bug tempura, grapefruit salad, sambal aioli are both worth sampling from the set menu. Pair your meal with freshly shaken cocktails, a tall glass of wine or a shot or two of Sake. Open for dinner Sunday to Thursday from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm, this multi-award winning restaurant books up fast.
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Gold Coast Accommodation in Broadbeach
With 313 stylish rooms to choose between in the heart of Broadbeach, Dorsett Gold Coast places you within easy reach of the best restaurants on the Gold Coast. Sample international flavours and award-winning menus, no matter the destination. Then after an evening of champagne cocktails, fine dining favourites and reconnecting over shared dishes, enjoy the nightlife of Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise and Burleigh heads.