Southport Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Southport

December 24, 2017 Madelene Haan

Discover the best restaurant in Southport, Australia including Misono Japanese Steakhouse, Fellini Ristorante e Bar, Shuck, Vanitas, Omeros Bros Seafood Restaurant, Glass Dining and Lounge Bar, JFX Central, Citrique Restaurant, Matsuzaka Teppanyaki, Lambar
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1. Misono Japanese Steakhouse

158 Ferny Ave | Level 3, Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Sushi, Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$196 - HK$510 +61 7 5592 9770
Excellent
77%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Misono Japanese Steakhouse

The highly trained Misono chefs are known as entertainers as well as culinary masters and create an unforgettable dining experience every time as they slice, dice and juggle utensils, while tossing prawns and eggs. A range of teppanyaki banquets are prepared at your table featuring combinations of fresh seafood, tender steak and succulent chicken. All banquets are served with miso soup, followed by salad, prawn appetiser, hibachi vegetables and steamed or fried rice. Step inside and live the moment. If you were taught never to play with your food then perhaps it’s time to break the rules. Expected the unexpected...amplified at Misono.

Reviewed By 32YL

We visited Misono at the Marriott Surfers Paradise for a birthday dinner for my partner! It’s a lively, fun teppanyaki experience and the food is good - similar to any teppanyaki restaurant on the Coast really. Dennis our chef was really entertaining and doubled as a DJ with great music blaring from his prep trolley! This is not the place to go if you want an intimate dinner - it’s loud and noisy but lots of fun!

2. Fellini Ristorante e Bar

Marina Mirage 74 Sea World Dr | Level 1, Marina Mirage, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia (Formerly Fellini) Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$71 - HK$275 +61 55310300
Excellent
57%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
7%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 442 reviews

Fellini Ristorante e Bar

Ristorante Fellini is an internationally acclaimed Italian restaurant which has won more than 100 industry accolades since its conception at Marina Mirage 19 years ago. Well-known for its exemplarily service and picturesque location, showcasing sweeping views across the Broadwater, Ristorante Fellini offers guests modern Italian cuisine backed by generations of traditional family cooking. Fellini's season-inspired menu draws upon influences from varying Italian regions, with a strong focus on Neapolitan and Tuscan cuisines. The multi-award winning restaurant also presents a comprehensive wine list which features more than 600 labels from Australia, France and Italy.

Reviewed By Nathaly C - Main Beach, Australia

I have dinned a few times there but hadn't for a while.
Always fantastic service. Fantastic food.
Very fresh ingredients and very tasty.
Staff is very attentionned to details.
They certainly know their menu and options.
Recommend Seafood and a tasting plate for dessert. A quartet of selected dessert. Simply perfect.

3. Shuck

20 Tedder Ave, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +61 7 5528 4286
Excellent
58%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 267 reviews

Shuck

Reviewed By DivaGoldCoast - Gold Coast

Just love it here, the food is always excellent. Good quality and freshest produce. Service is always friendly, drinks not exorbitantly priced.
Situated on a corner so you can watch the comings and goings with outdoor undercover dining it is a wonderful place to eat. Specials are always interesting and the signature dish of crab lasagna is a local tradition. 100%

4. Vanitas

94 Sea World Dr, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Australian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +61 7 5509 8000
Excellent
67%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 176 reviews

Vanitas

An extraordinary gastronomic encounter perfectly suited to Palazzo Versace, the place for classical, sophisticated fine dining. The epitome of elegance a night at Vanitas provides a luxurious fine dining experience with meticulous attention to detail and impeccable service. The regularly changing a la carte menu offers a diverse range of fresh seafood and succulent meats created by Chef de Cuisine, Paul Froggatt.

Reviewed By Themacsofoz - Gold Coast

We dined here on Saturday night for a special occasion. Having been here some time ago for The Tasting menu we were really looking foreword to trying it again. The car park next door was closed, pouring rain so we opted to park at the hotel. Not cheap but saved getting wet.
We were seated quickly and the menu explained. We advised we would be doing the Tasting and then asked by our waitress if we would like a drink. We ordered a Champagne and wine and as it arrived, 2 glasses off Champagne arrived for the first course. We might have saved a considerable cost ( read $60 for 2 glasses) if the waitress had mentioned drinks were on the way and we needn’t order.
First course was Snapper and unfortunately the menu doesn’t mention that is was cured in citrus and thus nearly raw. I loved it but my wife was very disappointed. We noticed 2 tables beside us with the same reaction when their plates arrived.
The rest of the Tasting was exceptional and service was relaxed and not pushed despite a very large table obviously well known to management being given most of the attention in the restaurant The matched wines were outstanding. One small mistake, our waitress emptied the bottle for my glass of red and delivered about 1/4 inch of sediment. When I pointed out the error the reaction cost our waitress a tip - she was very abrupt, replaced my glass with a thud and delivered a short filled portion!
We enjoyed our night but would probably go elsewhere next time we want to celebrate an occasion.

5. Omeros Bros Seafood Restaurant

Marina Mirage, Seaworld Drive, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$675 +61 7 5591 7222
Excellent
62%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Omeros Bros Seafood Restaurant

Reviewed By Hardstyl - Central Coast

Dined here in March 2018, fortunately for us not many people were there as was a weeknight and we dined late. Table by the water.
The service was fantastic, the waiter was very attentive to our needs and the food was delicious and delivered in a timely manner. Highly recommend this restaurant! Enjoy.

6. Glass Dining and Lounge Bar

Marina Mirage 74 Sea World Dr | Marina Mirage, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch HK$149 - HK$604 +61 7 5527 1009
Excellent
58%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Glass Dining and Lounge Bar

Glass Dining & Lounge Bar captures elegant dining with cutting edge design and breathtaking views to provide a relaxed ambience which represents the Gold Coast lifestyle. The Menu produced by Head Chef David Pommier is delightful using only the best quality produce, meats and fresh local seafood. Enjoy a candle lit dinner surrounded by ambient music and service with exceptional standards or a lazy lunch with your favourite cocktail, watching the sun setting over the marina - whatever the occasion be assured that Glass Dining & Lounge Bar will be a memorable experience for you.

Reviewed By tayl0rs5 - Gold Coast, Australia

I have celebrated both personal and work related events at Glass. Today was another amazing lunch with a colleague. As always the service was amazing and the food was even better. Friends are up from Melbourne next week and I'm looking forward to ky next excuse for a fantastic meal. Thanks again Glass!

7. JFX Central

B 5 56 Scarborough St, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland 4215, Australia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Japanese, Barbecue, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +61 7 5528 1616
Excellent
51%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 128 reviews

JFX Central

Reviewed By BabsGoldCoast - Gold Coast

JFX Restaurant in Southport Central , Gold Coast was quite busy this Sunday evening . Japanese cuisine, very fresh and tasty. Our small group shared some of the dishes ordered. Efficient staff , good prices. Sit inside or out. We shared a bottle of sparkling Sake first. Special menus of noodle and rice bowls ; stone pot rice and noodles; pork belly rice bowl and crumbed oysters/ prawns were savoured. Green tea followed.
JFX in Southport is one of the many restaurants in this area serving quite a large Japanese/ Asian influx. Handy to the many large hi-rise accommodation and student apartments here. On light rail/ bus routes.

8. Citrique Restaurant

158 Ferny Ave | Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Buffet Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Australian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$173 - HK$510 +61 7 5592 9772
Excellent
76%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Citrique Restaurant

Citrique believes in stimulating the senses and making every visit an occasion. From food to atmosphere to personalisation and conversation, everyone deserves a little of the unexpected. A seafood lover’s dream, Citrique is famous for its opulent selection of ocean treasures including locally-caught ocean fresh prawns, scallops, sweet fleshed bugs, mussels, Tasmanian smoked salmon, plump oysters and crab. For those preferring their food from the land there is a wonderful choice of artisan antipasto, succulent roasts, Asian inspired dishes, wood-fired pizza and European classics. To finish, indulge in a fantasy array of desserts and delicacies put together by our talented pastry team. Citrique is a place where laughter is celebrated, conversation applauded and friendships last a lifetime.

Reviewed By Dianne H

This is my favorite buffet around. Seafood is always fresh and continually refreshed. Good selection of other food. Breakfast is great too

9. Matsuzaka Teppanyaki

300 Marine Pde | Shop 4, Labrador, Gold Coast, Queensland 4215, Australia Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards Japanese, Asian, Grill, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night +61 7 5561 1922
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 133 reviews

Matsuzaka Teppanyaki

Matsuzaka Teppanyaki was established in Jan 2005 and located in Aqua Building , Labrador... On Broadwaters, the soothing sea breeze and calm views makes Matsuzaka a very relaxing place on the Gold Coast. Either it is a romantic dinner alfresco or a get together party in front of the teppan table, we will make it a special night for you. The word Teppanyaki is derived from teppan, which means iron plate and yaki means grilled, it refers to the dishes cooked on iron plate. With quality steak, chicken and mouth watering sea food, Matsuzaka will definitely satisfy even the most experienced teppanyaki guests. Try our exclusive house sauce of three peppercorn and honey mustard with your dishes and you will know why Matsuzaka is one of the best teppanyaki on the Coast. Our Chefs are arguably one of the best in the business and quality is what they strive for. Manager on site Edgar, will take care of all your needs and make sure that you have a pleasant and wonderful experience.

Reviewed By didee08 - Gold Coast, Australia

Not a Japanese in sight... way overpriced. Food very very average. Alcohol even more expensive. I have my doubts about the cookie cutter scallops. We wont be going back guys. Sorry.

10. Lambar

Shop 4 37 Musgrave Ave, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland 4215, Australia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Late Night +61 7 5532 0112
Excellent
74%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 157 reviews

Lambar

Great local restuarant

Reviewed By Sleija

Loved the garlic and parmesan pizza however when we got to the vegetarian pizza we found some questionable hair in it. The owner joked it looked like fur and discarded it. Considering it was found under all the toppings and I don't own a pet, this is worrying. Perhaps if we had brought it up sooner it wouldn't have been treated as a joke. We left the rest of the pizza and took the pasta home to only discard it after feeling grossed out by the thought of our experience.

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