Award-Winning Gold Coast Restaurants

With a style and vibrancy all its own, the Gold Coast is a foodie destination honoured by dining awards and overseas recognition. Whether it be in a fine dining restaurant, café or humble pizzeria, critically acclaimed venues host innovative chefs who use the freshest local produce to create exciting, unique cuisine. Some of our highest achievers include:

Want to eat pizza like you’d get in Italy? Casual and trendy Double Zero was the first restaurant in Queensland to receive accreditation with the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, an organisation founded to protect and promote authentic Napoletana pizza. It’s the place for real pizza Napoletana. 2715 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach Ph: 07 5526 8635

Kiyomi, at The Star Gold Coast, is recognised for some of the finest Japanese fusion in Queensland. Kiyomi gained critical success in its first year, continuing as a hatted restaurant listed in Australian restaurant guides. Overlooked by a fluorescent UV-lit artwork, Kiyomi serves gorgeously plated modern Japanese food. Casino Dr, Broadbeach Ph: 07 5592 8100

Little Truffle, the flagship restaurant of the Ridgeway Group is a hatted restaurant also recognised for its wine list. Awarded ‘Best European Restaurant’ in Queensland in the 2017 Restaurant & Catering Awards, its private dining room has hosted many famous people who seek an elegant dining experience. 2444 Gold Coast Hwy., Mermaid Beach Ph: 07 5526 5033

Mamasan Kitchen & Bar was hatted and recognised for its wine list in its first year of operation. This gorgeous alfresco venue in the heart of Broadbeach, overlooked by a beautiful ‘mamasan’, is noted for its innovative modern Pan-Asian cuisine and superb service. 3 Oracle Boulevard, Broadbeach Ph: 7 5527 5700

Fellini Ristorante e Bar, a longstanding Gold Coast favourite, boasts genuine Italian hospitality and superb Italian cuisine. Its elegant dining room overlooking the marina and Broadwater, Fellini has garnished over 100 industry awards, including over ten years as a hatted restaurant and international certification of the Eccellezene Italiane. 74 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach Ph: 07 5531 0300

room81 is an exclusive two-hatted venue lauded for its cuisine and service, also receiving two-glass status in Wine List of the Year Awards. Seating only twenty diners for its degustation menu, room81 also boasts an intimate bar. 81 Surf Parade, Broadbeach Ph: 07 5531 0300

Social Eating House, famous for the social life its name suggests, has been hatted and listed in Australian restaurant guides. Ground-breaking in its introduction of share plate dining, Social also boasts a trendy bar. Oracle Boulevard, Broadbeach Ph: 07 5504 5210

Ten Japanese, entered through imposing stainless-steel doors, is an elegant venue. In this hatted restaurant, choose to dine at either the sushi bar or teppan bar, watching world-recognised chefs prepare your food while you watch. 2679 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach Ph: 07 5570 1010

The Fish House One of our most awarded restaurants for its fine seafood, The Fish House has gained both two hats in restaurant awards and two glasses in wine awards. Overlooking the famous Burleigh Beach, you’ll be brought the day’s catch to inspect before it is cooked to order. 50 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads Ph: 07 5535 7725

Vanitas, the signature restaurant of the 5-star Palazzo Versace, is the ultimate in understated luxury. Boasting its own bespoke crockery, this very special venue, named The Most Fashionable Restaurant Around the World by Harper’s Bazaar in 2015, was hatted and included in the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide 2017. 94 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach Ph: 07 5509 8000

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Gourmet Traveller Guide 2018 includes the following Gold Coast restaurants (with links to our reviews):

The Fish House, Jimmy Wah’s, Justin Lane Establishment, Kiyomi, Lucky Bao, Mamasan Kitchen & Bar, Rick Shores, Social Eating House, Ten Japanese, Videre.

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AGFG Gold Coast 2017 Restaurant Chef Hat Awards were awarded to:

2 hats: room81, Vanitas.

1 hat: Seaduction, Ten Japanese, The Fish House, Kiyomi, Little Truffle, Nero Dining, Social Eating House, Videre, Jonez on Food, Songbirds, Fellini Ristorante e Bar.

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Receiving 2-Glass status in the Gourmet Traveller Wine List of the Year Awards were:

The Fireplace, Jimmy Wah’s, Delizioso on the Strand, Hellenika, Vue 175 Willow Vale, Carmody’s, Balthazar Wine & Dining, Moo Moo Gold Coast, room81.

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  1. Alice lovely, 3 months ago

    Good post, love this sharing so much, thank you!

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