Your Guide to the Best Restaurants and Bars on the Gold Coast
From romantic rooftop restaurants with views of the Pacific Ocean to beautiful beachside bars serving up legendary local sips, when it comes to the best places to relax, unwind and enjoy yourself, the Gold Coast has it all. Whether you’re a fan of pan-Asian cuisine, delectable degustation dinners or incredible iced cocktails with a kick, Dorsett Gold Coast places you just a stone’s throw away from the best of the best.
Choose between 313 stylishly elegant rooms with beds so comfy, you’ll want an extra 20-minutes in the morning. Enjoy our exclusive oasis in the sky, Isoletto Pool Club, with poolside cabanas, a chic bar and impressive views over Broadbeach. Better still, with direct access to The Star Gold Coast’s world-class entertainment and leisure precinct and just minutes from the beach and Pacific Fair, there’s plenty to keep you busy between bites.
To help you experience the best of the best, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite Gold Coast bars and restaurants for you to try out.
Jin Café & Bar
Taking the top spot on this list is our very own chameleon sip spot, Jin Café & Bar. Located just off the Lobby of Dorsett Gold Coast, discover an intimate space that serves up stunning food and drinks from sunrise to sunset, and then deep into the night. Mornings are vibrant, with bright lighting, freshly brewed barista coffee, decadent toasties, Danish pastries, seasonal fresh fruit and much more. What better way to kickstart your day on the Gold Coast than with an intense caffeine hit and the morning paper.
Then, as the sunsets over Broadbeach, the lights of Jin Café & Bar are dimmed, the mood is set, and the mixologists shake up a storm to a backdrop of sultry jazz. Morning, noon and night, enjoy fine food and thirst-quenching drinks made to celebrate your stay.
Located within The Star Gold Coast’s world-class entertainment and leisure destination, Atrium Bar is a popular nightlife spot with both locals and visitors alike. Take a seat in your very own plush booth, or grab a chair at the bar and get ready to enjoy an evening of delicious cocktails, live entertainment and dancing the night away. Located on the Casino Level of the precinct, it’s the perfect place for a few pre-roulette drinks, some top tunes and some much-needed down-time.
Throughout the year, Atrium Bar plays host to local and international DJs, musicians and entertainers, with love music every weekend, guaranteed. Whether you’re in town on a hen's weekend, celebrating a special milestone or anniversary, or just love to hit the dance floor and boogie to your heart's content, Atrium is a great place to be. Better still, being located just steps away from Dorsett Gold Coast means you can enjoy your evening without worrying about driving, hailing cabs or walking for hours at the end of the evening.
Nineteen at the Star
If you’ve done any research on the best restaurants on the Gold Coast, chances are you’ve already stumbled across the supremely sophisticated Nineteen at the Star. As one of the best restaurants on the Gold Coast, this exquisite rooftop restaurant and chic lounge oozes exclusivity and indulgence. Take a seat and soak up glittering Gold Coast views in the sundrenched lounge bar, or sit down to fresh local seafood and juicy grass fed Angus with the signature a la carte and set menus.
Soak up a sublime coastal atmosphere while sipping on award-winning wines, enjoy a delicious meal, then move onto the real reason to visit - the dessert menu. Popular options include the chocolate Meringue Pie served with ‘Pedro Ximenez’ Ice Cream and the Caramel Apple Tarte Tatin. For lovers of something a little more savoury, dig into beautiful sharp and tart cheeses from Australia and France. Be sure to enjoy the view from the outdoor terrace, which is the perfect spot to enjoy an extra glass or two of wine in the sky.
Hideaway Kitchen & Bar
When you step inside Hideaway Kitchen & Bar, you are instantly transported to the bustling backstreets of Asian street food culture. Take a seat beneath the canopy of multi-coloured umbrellas and lanterns, order a street-style cocktail and browse an inspired menu that encompasses the true flavour of Asia. Located just a couple of minutes walk from Dorsett Gold Coast, it has a reputation as being one of the best Gold Coast restaurants for Asian cuisine. Open 7 days a week, Hideaway Kitchen & Bar is ideal for when those dumpling cravings kick in.
Bite into fluffy bao, delicate Gyoza dumplings and fresh oysters. Order big plates to share, with authentic flavours and perfectly marinated meats on offer. Dig into mountains of steaming fried rice and oodles of noodles. And of course, finish things off with some devilishly sweet treats that hit the spot perfectly. Best enjoyed with others, sample an impressive selection of wines, sake, spirits and cocktails that complement and celebrate a true Asian flavour journey.
Glass Dining & Lounge Bar
If elegant waterfront dining with stunning Gold Coast harbour views sounds like the perfect evening to you, then Glass Dining & Lounge Bar is one to add to your list. Located just a 15-minute drive from Dorsett Gold Coast, enjoy award-winning fare in intimate settings with some of the most sought-after views in the region. Take advantage of the fully-stocked cocktail bar by enjoying a sugar-rimmed glass or two of your favourite tipple on the deck overlooking the marina. If you’re after something a little more refined, you’ll appreciate the impressive wine list.
Begin your meal with fresh oysters, warm turkish breads and small share plates such as buttermilk calamari, beef tartare and sashimi. Then move onto mains of crispy market fish, mussel hot pot or prime Wagyu rump. Sides pair perfectly with the signature sharing plates, which have a genuine focus on quality and flavour. Reservations are highly recommended.
Rubi Red is another hugely popular pan-Asian restaurant on the Gold Coast, located less than 10-minutes from Dorsett Gold Coast. Seamlessly blending style, sophistication and authentic flavours into one unique space, this rooftop bar and restaurant with its fully retractable roof is an absolute must-visit. With a small yet inspired menu, enjoy delicate starters, hearty mains and tongue-tingling desserts. Tuck into warm drunken chicken, pan fried kimchi and gyoza, crispy wonton and sticky pork belly.
As is common in pan-Asian cuisine, dishes are designed to be shared. Why not sign up for the five or seven-course ‘Feed Me Please’ tasting experience, where the chef decides what you should try, helping you discover amazing new flavours. After your meal, kick back and soak up beautiful Gold Coast and hinterland views with a tall glass of bubbles or a cocktail and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.
Check-into an experience like no other at Dorsett Gold Coast, with some of the best bars, restaurants and entertainment on the doorstep. Soak up the sun and spectacular views from our sparkling oasis in the sky, Isoletto Pool Club. Experience authentic hospitality, modern facilities and the best that the Gold Coast has to offer, perfect for your next family vacation, romantic getaway or beachside holiday.