Yes, Broadbeach. When you’re thinking about this Gold Coast ’burb, ‘foodie paradise’ might not be the first thing springing to mind. But the tide is turning! Here are seven hot spots that have foodies aflutter — and a fair few food critics eating their words.
1 | Miami Marketta
Transport yourself to the vibrant backstreets of Thailand, the bustling lanes of Barcelona, or the electric atmosphere of New York City, right here in Miami on the breathtaking Gold Coast. This hidden gem, located just eight minutes away from Broadbeach, is where the locals flock for an extraordinary experience that will ignite your senses.
Every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, Miami transforms into a culinary haven, enticing visitors with an array of delectable street food from around the globe.
2 | The Loose Moose Tap & Grill House
75 Surf Parade. Whiskey cocktails and underground speakeasy-style bars are massively trending. And we couldn’t be happier! The Loose Moose executes both impressively, with a whopping 130 whiskey varietals and an American-come-Canadian twist on aesthetics. After a meal? You’re looking at a North American menu jam-packed with Angus beef burgers, spicy ribs, hotdogs and buffalo wings. And if you’re truly fearless, try the Volcanic Ass Burner — classic Australian subtly in action — concocted with the world’s hottest chilli pepper. Scary!
☆ HOT TIP
How’s your tongue, hot stuff? Cool down with a decadent slab of house-made Snickers ice cream cake.
3 | Hyde Paradiso
Soul Boardwalk. Immerse yourself in the European summer vibes at Hyde Paradiso, a beachside oasis perched above the bustling crowds of Surfers Paradise. With uninterrupted ocean views, this vibrant venue offers a delightful escape. Start your day with a breathtaking vista while enjoying a delectable A la carte breakfast. As the sun climbs higher, treat yourself to handcrafted cocktails and indulge in our mouthwatering Mediterranean-inspired tapas.
4 | Hideaway Kitchen & Bar
2657 Gold Coast Highway. Is there a bigger foodie craze than Asian street food? Hideaway does theirs with a modern twist in funky indoor/outdoor space. You can expect plenty of choice here, with inventive house-made dumplings, BBQ skewers, plates to share, all the obligatory noodle dishes and even tempting selections for vegetarians and vegans. You’ll also find a solid local wine supply and “street style cocktails” — which essentially means the usual suspects, creatively named.
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Groups can book in advance for the popular Street Bites Banquet, which is a lip-smacking set menu of Hideaway favourites.
5 | The Oracle Dining Precinct
Oracle Boulevard. Forget the epic surf! The real star of Broadbeach is the show-stopping Oracle Dining precinct. A hunting ground for the fashion-forward and status-conscious, it’s a flashy combo of shopping, dining and slick spa options.
Here are our top picks for foodies:
The Lamb Shop: Inspired by souvlaki (as well as childhood), lamb is roasted over hot charcoals for up to four hours, and then served inside a doughy pita pocket and a scattering of hand-cut chips. We love the craft beer selection.
The Cuban: Does exactly what you'd expect, beautifully so. A cheerful establishment serving tapas, paella, Cuban coffee and the best Mojito between here and Havana.
No Name Lane: For coffee that give those caffeine-crazed Melbournians a good run for their money.
6 | The Patio
Pacific Fair, Hooker Boulevard. The Patio is Pacific Fair's newest casual dining precinct, with heaps of flavour for a lot less dollar. You’ll find all manner of cuisine inside the mall, from Vietnamese to Greek to Mexican. Comfort food comes in the form of the Snag Stand, while Grill’d delivers the freshest, highest quality burgers in the ’burb.
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Entirely devoted to fresh schnitzels, SCHNITZ only makes theirs when you order. Follow the long line of Aussies (and the smell of golden-fried breadcrumbs).
7 | Gemelli Italian
2/2685 Gold Coast Highway. Our favourite place in Broadbeach for crowd-pleasing woodfired pizza and drool-inducing daily fresh pasta dishes. A family-owned place that racks up local food awards, Gemelli does pizzas cooked in the traditional Napoli way, created with fine Italian ingredients and the freshest Queensland seafood. We give this spot bonus points for excellent service and the rustic-chic dining space, which is all exposed brick and wood beams. You’ll have the sense of being in a lovely Nonna’s cosy farmhouse kitchen. You won’t want to miss the excellent range of Italian wines and cocktails — but don’t worry, if you’re keen for something local, there are exceptional Australian favourites too.
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Gemelli does excellent meals for vegetarians and vegans — so everyone in your group can get excited.