The Gold Coast has long been considered Australia’s answer to the spanning Californian coastline. Filled with an abundance of glitz and glamour, it has maintained a reputation as one of the most dazzling coastal locations in the country.
With the recent upscale redevelopment of Surfers Paradise bringing a new wave of contemporary dining experiences, delivering some of the most remarkable cuisine on the Gold Coast this holiday paradise has began to make it’s mark on the foodie map.
From the exciting new developments soon to be unveiled at the Hilton (formerly the site of Luke Mangan’s Salt Grill) to the luxurious Seaduction Restaurant and Bar in the now iconic Soul development, Surfers Paradise has cemented its reputation as the Gold Coast’s fine dining precinct.
Whether you’re a full-time food connoisseur or simply appreciate a good night out, there are many exciting options in the heart of Surfers paradise that are bound to impress.
Here we have highlighted a handful of exceptional restaurants that are making their mark on the fine dining scene.
Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise, 8 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
Located within Sea Temple resort at the Soul development, perfectly positioned on the Surfers Paradise beachfront. The location epitomizes what the Gold Coast has to offer, breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean coupled with a truly opulent dining experience, The contemporary, lavish interior thoroughly complements the modern menu, which is inspired by local and seasonal produce. This decadent retreat from the tourist crowds flawlessly combines old world culinary techniques with simplistic, delicious flavors that embody Modern Australian cuisine and show why they were such a worthy recipient of the Australian Good Food Guide’s Chef’s Hat that they received in 2015.
Although the menu is constantly updating and changing with the seasons to accommodate only the freshest and ripest local produce, the masterminds in Seaduction’s kitchen do have a few signature twists on classic menus to excite your taste buds. Their famed seafood entrees consisting of fresh oysters and classically prepared caviar make regular menu appearances as do their mouth watering desserts which appear sometimes almost too beautifully presented to eat!
The main courses on Seaduction’s menu exemplify the head chef’s technical skills, with each dish carefully planned and expertly executed to give you a restaurant experience like no other. Seaduction’s menu offers their diners a chance to hop on a culinary adventure tour with their meal choices by combining traditional cooking styles with innovative and unexpected ingredients and components.
With a full vegetarian menu, its own wine-tasting rom, private dining room and stylish bar Seaduction is a definite must eat on everyone’s to do list.
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4 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
With breathtaking ocean views and a relaxed beachfront vibe this modern bar, restaurant and bistro is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of Surfers Paradise’s busy esplanade.
The aim of this ambient seaside haven is to provide fresh contemporary seafood in a laid back atmosphere. Whether you want to sample the chic shared platters of the bistro, the classic fine dining of the restaurant or the innovative cocktails on offer in the bar there is something for everyone at this established Surfers Paradise meeting point.
Like all great eateries Seascape strives to combine traditional tastes and flavours with a modern flare and their signature dishes and drinks showcase an individual an exciting take on some firm menu favourites.
Alongside the freshly caught seafood dishes there are some seriously tasty choices for meat eaters including a juicy Cape Byron char grilled beef tenderloin, served with sweet potato purée, mushroom medley, red wine jus and a delectable Free range chicken breast Involtini, prosciutto, maffra cheddar, shaved Brussels, pumpkin puree on offer in the restaurant.
If you’re wondering what’s happening in Surfers Paradise, Seascape is a fantastic representation of the up and coming direction that Surfers Paradise is heading.
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158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
Located within the Surfers Paradise Marriott resort & Spa this modern restaurant has become a Mecca for Gold Coast seafood lovers, thanks to it’s huge array of traditional and exciting seafood dishes.
With a wide selection of seafood treats that are freshly caught and brought in daily this is the place to be if you fancy fish.
From the Tasmanian smoke salmon included in the buffet to the Wild caught barramundi served with Moreton bay bug risotto, asparagus, chorizo cream from the menu, Citrique is the perfect place for seafood fans and those who want to dip their toes into a new culinary adventure. With both an al-la-carte and buffet menu there are options for all types of diner, whether you prefer an expertly arranged meal prepared by the their famous team of seafood enthusiast chefs or you feel like tasting and testing out some fish dishes on your own plate there’ll definitely be more than enough options for you to choose from.
Just don’t forget to leave some room and to head to the ‘decadence zone’ where you can sample the tempting selection of sweet treats the professional pastry chefs have created specially for Citrique’s sweet-toothed diners. Or to check out what’s on offer on their exclusive and extensive wine list and drinks list.
With space to accommodate groups and families Citrique is he perfect treat to include in a trip to Surfers Paradise
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With so much planned for Surfers Paradise it would be no surprise to see even more great eateries popping up in the area!
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