Where to Eat in Broadbeach: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 19, 2017 Terina Blouin

Not far from the vibrant Surfers Paradise is the calm and collected Broadbeach, a refuge of honey-colored sands. The Gold Coast town boasts incredible dining, thumping nightclubs, homey taverns and impressive shopping. Risk-takers and thrill-seekers can press their luck at the Conrad Jupiters Casino.
Things to do in Broadbeach

1. Alfresco Italian Restaurant

3018 Surfers Paradise Bvd | Corner Hamilton Ave & Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$63 - HK$298 +61 7 5538 9333
Excellent
71%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Alfresco Italian Restaurant

Reviewed By Zoe M - Adelaide, Australia

The staff were super friendly and catered to our needs. The food was absolutely delicious! I had the veal scallopini funghi I didn't even need to use my knife the veal just ripped a part it was absolutely perfectly cooked. My partner had the amatriciana gnocchi and he could not fault it, the sauce was just right and it had a nice bit of spice but it was not too hot. We also had the crumbed camembert with chilli plum sauce and that was absolutely divine. One of our favourite dishes when travelling Europe was crumbed camembert and it nearly gave that one a run for it's money! I went to Alfresco as it was my birthday the following day and the waitress brought over a piece of tiramisu and sung me happy birthday which I thought was so lovely and it really made my night. I just loved everything about this experience and I couldn't recommend this restaurant enough. I can't wait to come back and try more things off the menu. Absolutely divine!

2. Little Truffle Dining Room & Bar

2444 Gold Coast Hwy | corner Bondi avenue, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar French, European, Australian, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +61 7 5526 5033
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 576 reviews

Little Truffle Dining Room & Bar

The award-winning Little Truffle Dining Room and Bar has been a favourite with both locals and tourists since opening in 2010. The popular venue is located on the corner of the Gold Coast Highway and Bondi Avenue in Mermaid Beach. Guests can enjoy an intimate and relaxed venue, allowing lovers of food and wine to indulge in the palatable menu prepared by Chef/Owner Daniel Ridgeway and Head Chef Jason Burt, whilst exploring the exceptional wine list from around the world. Little Truffle Dining Room and Bar can be split into several different areas to cater for a variety of guests in the contemporary dining room or classic dining room. The award-winning venue also offers two private dining rooms which features hand-made vintage crystal glassware and personal sound system. The smaller private room seats up to 8 and the larger up to 18.

Reviewed By v0gue - Boonah, Australia

Returned again, to a wonderfully special evening, it was an unusually slow evening. Waiters attentive, food exquistely executed, if the french manner. A restaurant of this style of french cooking is rare these days; keep up the great work.

3. Ten Japanese Restaurant

Meriton Serviced Apartments | Shop 2 Meriton Pegasus 2669 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +61 7 5570 1010
Excellent
83%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 229 reviews

Ten Japanese Restaurant

Reviewed By Tania R - Queensland, Australia

Went here for lunch last week with the family to celebrate my birthday. The food is really good value and typically Japanese where it comes out on a little tray with the soup and salad. It's BYO wine too! There was a slight mix up with my order but it was quickly resolved.

4. O-Sushi Japanese Restaurant

Shop 2, Oracle North | 12 Charles Avenue, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$16 - HK$220 +61 7 5570 2166
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 427 reviews

O-Sushi Japanese Restaurant

O-Sushi's sumptuous offerings are supported by a service philosophy that is all about making the customer feel happy and welcome. The floor staff and chefs have a friendly, yet focused attention to detail and obviously love what they do.

Reviewed By TopTipTravelQueen - Sydney, Australia

Lunch time sushi train didnt have enough choice but what was there was great quality and dishes we ordered we great. Overall lunch was expensive for sushi train experience

5. The Cardamom Pod

U 1 2685 Gold Coast Hwy | Queensland, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$94 - HK$141 +61 452 218 108
Excellent
59%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 502 reviews

The Cardamom Pod

Reviewed By Hanyut - Gold Coast

Nice selection of pre-prepared hot and cold vegetarian dishes in a behind-the-counter servery. Deserts, ice-cream and drinks were delicious. Nice setting too. Only thing that prevented a 5-star rating was the service. We weren’t greeted or acknowledged upon arrival, asked how our meals were, or thanked for our custom when we left. The staff were friendly enough, just not attentive or well-trained. We felt like the staff were temporary backpacker employees in transit between Bryon Bay and Airlie Beach who didn’t have much buy-in to the business. If the service improves this place will be an absolute winner!

6. Chiang Mai Thai

2779 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +61 7 5538 2144
Excellent
52%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 387 reviews

Chiang Mai Thai

Two locations in Broadbeach and one in Surfers Paradise

Reviewed By ajcjmjnj - South Australia

Came here on our previous visit to the Goldy and loved it. Took some friends here and it is still a good place to eat with a great outdoor setting if you can disregard the traffic noise.

7. Social eating house + bar

Oracle Boulevard, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Spanish, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +61 7 5504 5210
Excellent
74%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 782 reviews

Social eating house + bar

Reviewed By 32brucebeach - Kincardine, Canada

The food is good. The wine is very pricey but the food is very good. There are small bites choices, though they aren't cheap. The lamb was delicious....comes with a nice cole slaw. Had the caprese salad as well....very good, but small portion.

8. The Cuban

Oracle Boulevard | Cnr Surf Parade & Elizabeth Ave, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland QLD 4218, Australia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +61 7 5526 9769
Excellent
57%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 619 reviews

The Cuban

The Cuban Bar and Lounge is a relaxed a sophisticated restaurant / bar which gives you a glimpse into Cuba's golden age of glamour. Great mix of tapas and larger mains full of unique flavours to get the tastebuds going complimented with a wide selection of cocktails, amazing Cuban beer and our extensive rum list. A dining experience not to be missed!

Reviewed By BattlinAussie - Gold Coast, Australia

We’ve never had Cuban cuisine before. We ordered the banquet so we could try many dishes. Everything was cooked very well and tasted great. I have to say though we can’t really tell the difference between Cuban and Italian / Mediterranean. The atmosphere is great, nice fitout, good live music, friendly and efficient staff. Worth going.

9. Gemelli Italian

U 2 2685 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +61 7 5504 7413
Excellent
61%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 824 reviews

Gemelli Italian

Our contemporary setting coupled with a vibrant atmosphere gives you the unique experience of our modern Italian establishment. A combination of traditional methods and modern flair, has allowed us to design a menu influenced by the many diverse regions of Italy, to deliver the best of Italian culture to Broadbeach. Come join us and enjoy the fresh, distinct flavours that Gemelli has to offer. Salute!

Reviewed By CarmelNewcastle_Aus - Newcastle

Came here while holidaying in Broadbeach on a recommendation from family. We were not disappointed. We had a booking which was just as well as the place was packed. One of the owners, who was very friendly, gave us excellent service. He explained the various things on the menu and the blackboard offers.
This was not a cheap restaurant but the food was delicious. There was quite an extensive drinks list with some of the wine being available by the glass at about $12-/150ml.
My partner and I chose an entree each to share - Bruschetta and Arancini Balls, both of which were extremely tasty and rather filling. We both had the veal with mushrooms and creamy sauce and vegetables as a main. They were also delicious and quite filling, so in hindsight, 1 entree to share would have been sufficient.
Along with a drink each and a coffee, we walked out somewhat poorer but sated.

10. Le Cafe Gourmand

2545 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218, Australia Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards French, Cafe, European, Diner, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast HK$31 - HK$149 +61 7 5572 7793
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 253 reviews

Le Cafe Gourmand

Colourful Modern Australian/French Cafe : we offer all sorts of coffees (dairy and non dairy) and a range of Breakfast/brunch/lunch dishes (mains, salads, sandwiches...) as well as daily baked goods: french croissants, chocolate croissants, baguettes and other desserts! Gluten free options are available. Come in and try our A la carte menu, stay on our Terrace and outdoor area and/or our air conditionned bright indoor space, and visit our little french inspired Boutique! We also open every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month for dinner, check out our menu on our website.

Reviewed By Michael M

We did the crowd source thing ourselves to see what Trip Advisor had as the #1 place on the GC, we were only staying around the corner, teeming rain from the tropical cyclone, but undeterred we ventured in.
Great idea.
We did breakfast before meetings.
I had an omelette, and I love omelettes, so this a staple.
OMG job - best omelette I have ever touched - simply stunning doesn't do this justice.
The better half had a breakfast bruschetta, which looked amazing, and from her plate being bone dry at the end, I'm pretty sure it tasted as good as it looked.
Really good coffee - Melbourne on the GC.
Well worth the visit - French influence is spectacular here.
Take the time to head to this one.
Enjoy

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